First Glock

Discussion in 'What Glock Should I Get' started by Jsrsrex, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Jsrsrex

    Jsrsrex New Member


    Looking to purchase my first glock. I am looking for something in 9mm, which I have narrowed down to a 17 or 19. I will be using it for some range shooting (nothing competitive) and also it will be for home defense. Lastly could either of these be used for conceded carry easily? The seem to be fairly close in size.

    Thanks in advance
  2. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

    Welcome Jsrsrex! Enjoy the forum and Cograts. on choosing Glock. A lot of the others in here carry the 17 and 19, I have a 21 and 23 and carry both at different times. Lots of stuff out there. You might look into our vendor Mike P at Defensive Holsters, he can get you what you want!

  3. vulcan

    vulcan New Member

    Welcome to the forum jsrsrex... We had the same prob hehe... But i went with the 17... Kinda the same but 19 is a bit smaller not much of a difference there are so many sights that could give u a side by side comparison but both are great glocks so u wont go wrong on anyway... Gud luck on the glock :)
  4. vulcan

    vulcan New Member

    Ooops sites lol hahahaha
  5. officerX

    officerX Well-Known Member Supporter

    Welcome to the forum!
  6. vulcan

    vulcan New Member

    Haha i was looking for sights that i could put on my glock hahaha lol
  7. desertchris

    desertchris New Member

    Got a 17 love it but kind of wish I got the 19 when in carrying I live in a hot climate so shorts and t shirts a lot of the time either way u will be happy
  8. GAgal

    GAgal Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum! I have a 17 and 19. I started with the 19. It's a great all around firearm and I think it's a little more concealable. I hope you enjoy it here.
  9. Dan75719

    Dan75719 New Member

    I have handled both and I prefer the 19 because the grip is better for me. I use that for concealed carry and it is the perfect size.
  10. itsj0hnnyb0y

    itsj0hnnyb0y New Member

    I vouch for the 19. I have one and I LOVE IT! It like the "all-purpose" handgun.
  11. runman

    runman New Member

    Another vote for the 19. Works great on the range and still a good size for HD. It's been said around here before, doesn't matter which you get first you'll end up with both!
  12. Glock_Fanatic

    Glock_Fanatic Member

    I own 2 Glock 19s. Well I have one and my wife has one and they Re great all around. If you are planning on concealing it I would go for the 19. If not then the 17 would be great for the range and HD. I conceal my 19 with a crossbreed super tuck deluxe and have never had an issue. Hope it helps.
  13. nbeal4495

    nbeal4495 Member

    Add another vote for the 19..I carry it in a foxx holster in shorts and a t shirt with ease...a fantastic firearm
  14. deadlift560

    deadlift560 New Member

    Welcome. Def go with the g19! You will love it!!
  15. rickjames

    rickjames Hard Work! Dedication! Supporter

    I bought a 17 because a 19 wasn't in stock, should've waited. Now I own a 23 and I'm selling my 17 to get a 19.
    Welcome to the forum
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  16. PeacefulWarrior

    PeacefulWarrior New Member

    In February I was going to buy my first Glock/handgun. Was pretty set on the 17 until I went to the gun shop... though not much different in size, the 19 suited ME better for carrying. Depends on you totally, and your comfort with the weapon. I am glad I started with a 19... it's a fine piece, as is ANY Glock, I'm sure.
  17. jrs1006

    jrs1006 New Member

    Hi. I just bought my first handgun last week and i had a similar dilemma. I went with the Glock 19.
  18. rickjames

    rickjames Hard Work! Dedication! Supporter

    Welcome to the forum jrs1006
    Stop through the introduction thread and post a "Hello"
  19. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the Glock Forum Jsrsrex !!

    The Glock 19 is a good choice...
  20. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Regular Guy

    Welcome to the forum. IF you are going to use it as both a range, HD, and CCW, then the 19 would be the best choice to suit all three. Eventually you will have both. It is like eating potato chips, you can not just stop at one. :D