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Posted: 3/9/2006 7:45:58 AM EDT
I am an avid skeet shooter and I am making my first hand gun purchase. I've decided between either the Glock 17c or 22c. It will be primarily used for range shooting and maybe the occasion varmit (praire dog) hunting. Also, what are the pros and cons of choosing fixed or adjustable sights.

Thanks
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 12:31:37 PM EDT
i guess it boils down to whether you want a .40sw or a 9mm

i'd get the 9mm b/c if i wanted more punch i would get a G20 (10mm)

fixed sights are obviously non-adjustable so i guess for your uses adjustable sights might be better
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 2:57:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
i guess it boils down to whether you want a .40sw or a 9mm

i'd get the 9mm b/c if i wanted more punch i would get a G20 (10mm)

fixed sights are obviously non-adjustable so i guess for your uses adjustable sights might be better

In my quest to obtain a glock, I've come across a dead end. I'm not sure if I want the 19 or 23. How much more recoil does .40 give over 9mm, and how does the stopping power compare?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:11:08 AM EDT
The 9mm is much less "snappy" than the .40.

When it comes to "stopping power"; that's a myth. The differences between 9mm, .40, ,45 etc is basically non-existant
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 3:45:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
The 9mm is much less "snappy" than the .40.

When it comes to "stopping power"; that's a myth. The differences between 9mm, .40, ,45 etc is basically non-existant

So basically I might as well grab the 9 for the extra 2 shots? Hrm. Thank you.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:21:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DextroShadow:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
The 9mm is much less "snappy" than the .40.

When it comes to "stopping power"; that's a myth. The differences between 9mm, .40, ,45 etc is basically non-existant

So basically I might as well grab the 9 for the extra 2 shots? Hrm. Thank you.



+1

You will also have quicker follow up shots with the 9mm. The spare magazines and ammo are also cheaper.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:44:23 PM EDT
go with the 17c, ammo is cheaper, stopping power is the same and its faster to shoot
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:10:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DextroShadow:
How much more recoil does .40 give over 9mm, and how does the stopping power compare?



.40 and 9mm +P ammo are about the same. I am a 9mm guy and was afraid of .40 pistol flying out of my hand after hearing about the tremendous recoil and stopping power of the .40 round over wimpy 9mm.

In reality, 9/40/45 have about similar recoil, with slight addition to the bigger caliber.

After shooting the .40, Me: "that's it?"

Me after shooting the .45: "so this is the .45?"
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:21:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DextroShadow:

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
i guess it boils down to whether you want a .40sw or a 9mm

i'd get the 9mm b/c if i wanted more punch i would get a G20 (10mm)

fixed sights are obviously non-adjustable so i guess for your uses adjustable sights might be better

In my quest to obtain a glock, I've come across a dead end. I'm not sure if I want the 19 or 23. How much more recoil does .40 give over 9mm, and how does the stopping power compare?



.40sw is more of a 'snap' in the wrist while i consider the 9mm and .45acp a 'push'

9mm is definintly the easiest for me for follow ups; glock 9mms dont have as many kBs either

stopping power-still being debated....for me though, i follow the old rules: most comfortable to shoot, more energy, bigger holes (no JHP can reliablily expand 100%), reputable 'stopping power'=my caliber
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 10:30:58 PM EDT
Get rid of the "c" and you got it.
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