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Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum and to the gun world. I've been doing some research to find a good pistol and I have my mind set on a glock. I will be going to the range soon to try a couple out but I'm debating between the g22 and g23. Any suggestions? Btw this will be my first gun…
 

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I'm not planing on carrying it, just want a gun for home protection and something I can take out to the range once in a while.
 

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Well if you're not worried about carrying then size really doesn't matter. Really its just whatever feels comfortable to you and if you can shoot them first do it at a range that rents ect. Im not sure why you want 22 or 23 but I do know you want it for home protection which may explain the 40 cal but if you're looking at shooting fairly often 9mm is a little cheaper than the 40 as far as amo goes but thats just a thought... Really with your purposes many things can fill it! So like I said its whatever feels good or that you like which is always good fun!
 

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I was undecided on what cal I wanted to go with so I asked around and did some research & I was told the 9mm doesn't have much stopping power so that's kinda what pushed me up to a 40. Thanks for all the info bfish I will take that into consideration.
 

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You're welcome. I personally carry a 27 (40) so I love the caliber. You really can't go wrong with a glock! Good luck let us know what you pick up:)
 

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You should worry more about shot placement than about knockdown power. A properly placed 9mil will get the job done better than a random 40 cal.
 

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I'm not going to get into that whole 9mm debate, but if your getting something for home defense and just casual shooting it wouldn't be a bad choice.
 

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If you are not going to conceal it, go Glock 22, just my opinion of course ;)
 

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Quick update guys… I went to the range yesterday and got to shoot a 17 and 23. Unfortunately the 22 was out on repair so I didn't get to test that one. I shot 50 rounds out of the 17 and 100 out of the 23. I did notice a little more recoil on the 23 but not enough to throw off my accuracy. I really liked both but since I can only have one for now I'm going with the 22. I figure if a was accurate enough with the 23 I should do even better with a 22. Btw wanna say thanks to all that gave me great feedback!
 

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I carry a 9mm because I'm still new to shooting and I have a lot of growing to do. I figure I will grow in caliber as my experience grows. That's just me plus in the next five years I hope to have every caliber glock makes in a compact. Lol it's a dream my dream. Good luck and have fun checking them all out.
 

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I love the RTF2 17 and 19. If I could only have ONE Glock it'd be the Glock 19. This week I adopted the 36 (.45 ACP). The recoil is not horrible on the 36 and it's slightly thinner and shorter than the 19. I rented the Glock 30 too and it was a pleasure; however, too bulky for carry in my opinion. This was my first experience with Glock .45. Hopefully a Gen4 30 is in the works.
My grip is less secure on the 36 (than my 17/19). I just ordered a Talon grip and a "plus zero" magazine grip extension to hopefully create a RTF-esque grip. Another cool thing about similar sized Glocks is that holsters are interchangeable.

I feel everyone should have at lease one 9mm in their Glock arsenal if anything for the cheaper ammo. Also, in a natural disaster or apocalypse those 30 round magazines might come on handy!
 
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