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Old May 9, 2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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What is best Glock to buy?

I want a Glock for my collection as I have most everything else and then some. What model and configurtation should I look for.
Pretty sure i want a .45.
9mm if pursuaded.
NO .40.

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Old May 9, 2008, 10:07 AM   #2
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What do you want to use it for? Concealed carry? Best bet would be a Glock 26 (9mm) or Glock 30 (45acp). Range use? Go with the full-size brothers Glock 17 (9mm) or Glock 21 (45acp). Home defense? A 12-gauge is best but if you must the 17 or 21 would do you fine, with a set of night sights.
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Old May 9, 2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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For 9mm I like the G19 (I own 2), For .45 I like the 30 (haven't seen a 30SF yet though).
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Old May 9, 2008, 10:57 AM   #4
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9mm-G19
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Old May 9, 2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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If you're gonna own one Glock it should be a 9mm. These are the guns that established Glock's reputation for long term durability, reliability, and shootability.

If it has to be .45 I like the 21SF.
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Old May 9, 2008, 11:03 AM   #6
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Hey now, let's not forget the G34 for 9mm non-CC use, sure it looks a little weird, but it handles SO much better than the 17 IMO and features easier controls and a superior trigger to boot.

G21 and G30 are great choices for .45 and if you don't like the feel of the originals, try the new SF (Short Frame) variants.

G36 doesn't seem to get a lot of love because Glock minimized the advantage of going single stack, but it's still a good gun in it's own right - though you'd probably be better off with a G30.
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Old May 9, 2008, 11:25 AM   #7
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I love the G34. It is a lot of fun to shoot at speed.

Same overall size as a 1911, so no it is not a long slide.
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Old May 9, 2008, 11:38 AM   #8
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The BEST glock is a ..... Hk! :-)


(Just kidding, no need to flame.)
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Old May 9, 2008, 12:26 PM   #9
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As said it is for my collection. I have lots of guns.
I will probably never shoot it.
I think the G17 or 19 would be what I need. Now to try to find one in my area..hopefully used? OFF to Gander Mountain. (Not much in my area only one other gun store but they are always MRP.) I figgure it iwll be around $500 NIB.

Thanks for everyones advise. (Already have a HK)
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Old May 9, 2008, 12:29 PM   #10
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I think the G19 is one of the best Glocks. Well balanced, relatively easy to conceal and accurate.
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Old May 9, 2008, 12:38 PM   #11
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Many believe the G19 is the best Glock, myself included. Full size performance in a compact gun. I also have the G21 SF with the ambi mag release and picc rail. It is the best shooting 45acp I have fired. This is in comparison to both stock and customized 1911s.
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Old May 9, 2008, 12:43 PM   #12
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I will probably never shoot it.
I cannot fathom the rationale of buying a gun under those conditions.
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Old May 9, 2008, 12:52 PM   #13
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If you don't shoot it (and shoot it a lot to the point you're intimate with it) you will never really appreciate it for what it is.

But if you buy guns solely as collectables and want to choose one that best represent the breed then either the G17 or G19 are the best representatives of the Glock line.
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Old May 9, 2008, 01:06 PM   #14
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9mm = Glock 19.

.45acp = Glock 21/21SF

Buying a Glock to stick in a safe is like buying a bottle of Crown Royale you never intend to drink. But, to wach their own. Good luck.
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Old May 9, 2008, 02:28 PM   #15
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Gun collecting is my passion / obsession. I want them all and now I have the ability so I buy.
Kind of like as if one is into gambling as I am not.
And I do not have them in safes I have a gun room. Part of collection is displaying.

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Old May 9, 2008, 03:15 PM   #17
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I personally like the Glock 30 but if you have small hands it will be a little thick for you. I try not to go for the G.A.P. round but people seem to like the Glock 36. both of them are small and easy to carry, I carry my G30 all day every day.
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Old May 9, 2008, 03:24 PM   #18
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Glock 19 for sure!
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Old May 9, 2008, 03:39 PM   #19
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I have the 19 (and love it) BUT if you live in a hot 2 season/ 1 season place (S.Florida here) the 26 might be easier overall IMHO(for CC) ..you can make the 26 bigger when needed(grips,mags,barrel ext. etc..)..but you can't make the 19 smaller..at least not without a Chop job
The 19 is still a service pistol..just one that carries decently.
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Old May 9, 2008, 08:02 PM   #20
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The G17 and G19 are excellent and 9mm ammo is less expensive than 45ACP.

The G21SF is also a great gun if you afford to shoot it. The difference in ammo costs for WWB is about $12.

Shoot one box a week and the difference between 9mm and 45ACP amounts to more than the price of a G21SF (I paid $529.).
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Old May 9, 2008, 08:21 PM   #21
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Always start with a G19 or G26. The 19 is the best handgun of all-time in my opinion with the 26 running a close 2nd race.

There you have it.
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Old May 9, 2008, 08:33 PM   #22
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My favorite is the Model 23. You don't want a 40 so I would suggest the mid sized one in the caliber of your choice.
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Old May 9, 2008, 09:43 PM   #23
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The G19 gets my vote, too. Night sights, if you can afford the extra 90 -> 100$ that it will cost. I find the night sights well worth it.

Good luck!
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Old May 9, 2008, 10:00 PM   #24
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If you're just going to stick it in a gun room as part of a collection, I assume you're either collecting it for the simple joy of ownership or for investment purposes. If it the former, I would say I can't advise you because for me, owning a pistol I couldn't shoot isn't joyful at all. What is most joyful for you is something only you can fathom.

Now, as for the later, I'd pick a variant that would be in high demand or more scarse in the future when I wanted to disperse the collection. The Glock 20C model comes to mind. One of the .380 Glocks would be a treasure for a collector.
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Old May 9, 2008, 10:17 PM   #25
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Seems to me you'd want a Glock 38 or 39, since they are in 45 Glock Automatic Pistol, Glocks own cartridge design. Also, I'd check with Glock and see if they have any limited release, fancy or different models that they maybe releasing...
Look around http://www.gunbroker.com/ and see what's unique, or bringing a high price, like a long slide.
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