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Posted: 7/21/2010 6:02:02 PM EDT
I have a Glock 22 and Im interesting in swaping it out for glock 17. The reason I want to get a glock 17 is because I used to have an xd9mm and I was much more accurate with it, and the price difference between 9mm ammo and .40cal. For those that have shot both which one do you prefer? Also I have a blackhawk serpa thigh rig and the glock 17 will fit but If I decided to get a glock 17 gen 4 will it still fit? Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:04:16 PM EDT
[#1]
You could just get a .40-9 barrel.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:05:54 PM EDT
[#2]
Glocks in 9mm all the way for me
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 6:30:59 PM EDT
[#3]
Quoted:
Glocks in 9mm all the way for me


+100 ––––––  Except for my one G21SF.

Link Posted: 7/21/2010 8:36:56 PM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:
You could just get a .40-9 barrel.


This.

It's the route I'm going with my G23.

It's like 2 guns in 1.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 10:13:00 PM EDT
[#5]
But do the .40-9mm barrels really make a glock 22 feel and shoot like a true glock 17?
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 10:23:59 PM EDT
[#6]
I strongly prefer the G17/19 to the G22/23. I would definitely make the switch. Your G22 holsters will fit the G17.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 10:39:14 PM EDT
[#7]
Quoted:
But do the .40-9mm barrels really make a glock 22 feel and shoot like a true glock 17?



I'm not really sure what you mean by this.

I just made a deal on a GLOCK 23. I plan on getting the 40-9 barrel from Lonewolf. To make the switch you are going to lose that much at least in a sale unless you do an even trade.

Just buy the 40-9 barrel, you will be happy you did.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 5:16:50 AM EDT
[#8]
Ok here is a question for all of you guys that prefer the 17/19 over the 22/23 what are the reasons you prefer the 9mm or the .40cal?

I will look into getting a conversion barrel and you"re right it would cosr about what I would lose on selling it and buying a 17.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 7:33:55 AM EDT
[#9]
Quoted:
Ok here is a question for all of you guys that prefer the 17/19 over the 22/23 what are the reasons you prefer the 9mm or the .40cal?

I will look into getting a conversion barrel and you"re right it would cosr about what I would lose on selling it and buying a 17.


several reasons;

first, imo, glocks were originally designed for 9mm––to an extent, they were over engineered for 9mm; h/w, when it came to introduce a .40sw, the glock 9mm was simply 'upgraded' to suite the ,40sw cartridge...in the end, even today, you will find a miniscule of problems (reliability, wear/tear, etc) with 9mm glocks when compared to ,40sw glocks
some notable problems include: extra wear/tear on .40sw frames due to recoil spring, locking block/pin (old gen), reliability problems w/ gun mounted lights on a good number of .40sw glocks, etc; that aside, .40sw glocks have a greater (imo), amount of recoil compared to other .40sw models and brands

ironically, even with the introduction of the 4th gen, which was to address the 'problems' of the ,.40, esp w. the weapon mounted light malfs, the newer, stiffer recoil spring HAS improved the reliability of the .40sw, but turned the 9mm 4th gens to sh*t––9mm 4th gens, due to the heavier springs, are easier to limp wrist and more supseptable to FTF/FTE, and yes, i've seen it numerous times via training clases

moreover, glock 9mms: hold a couple more rounds; dont really sacrifice "stopping power" vs .40sw, and has cheaper ammo; have up to 2-3 times the service life over .40sw (talking ~50k for .40sw vs 100K+ for 9mm glocks...if that matters to you)

about the ONLY reason why i even own .40sw is simply b/c of the huge US LEO presence of ammo supply and issue

as to conversions bbls: i dont like most of them; i think they are fine for plinking around or even competition, but for serious use, i prefer to stick to stock bbls and setups for reliabiltiy and use purposes; for me, i'd just as soon get a G17/19, and spend the rest on mags, ammo, and training
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 8:38:58 AM EDT
[#10]
cause 9mm is cheap to shoot, cheap to reload, AND you can get 33rd mags for it, what more reason do you need!?!?!?!?
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 8:52:24 AM EDT
[#11]
Quoted:
for me, i'd just as soon get a G17/19, and spend the rest on mags, ammo, and training


Link Posted: 7/22/2010 9:37:41 AM EDT
[#12]
Glock 17/19.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 9:42:58 AM EDT
[#13]
G20, 21, 22, 23, and 24.  I have no interest in a 9mm anything.
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 10:32:32 AM EDT
[#14]
So does someone want to donate and old glock 17? Ha I will eventually get one well see how long it takes me to get rid of the 22.
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