Which caliber Glock should I buy? 9mm...

Which caliber Glock should I buy? 9mm, 357sig, 40 S&W?

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GlockHunter

Hendersonville, TN

#1 Jan 16, 2011
I already own a S&W .38 snub and a Colt .45 1911. I wish to purchase a Glock with the full magazines (15+ rounds) before the govt bans them again. However I'm pulling my hair out over the choices. I could choose the original model 17 9mm because of cheap ammo availability, available hot 9mm+ hot loads and because it's the original Glock pistol. I've noticed many police agencies going to the more powerful 357sig, including our THP. Then of course there is the .40 S&W. I won't consider 45acp because I like my Colt. What do you think?
sparrow

Fort Campbell, TN

#2 Jan 16, 2011
Either the 22, 23, or 27 mags interchange between them lots of 15 rounders cheap.
Glockenspiel

Hendersonville, TN

#3 Jan 16, 2011
GlockHunter wrote:
I already own a S&W .38 snub and a Colt .45 1911. I wish to purchase a Glock with the full magazines (15+ rounds) before the govt bans them again. However I'm pulling my hair out over the choices. I could choose the original model 17 9mm because of cheap ammo availability, available hot 9mm+ hot loads and because it's the original Glock pistol. I've noticed many police agencies going to the more powerful 357sig, including our THP. Then of course there is the .40 S&W. I won't consider 45acp because I like my Colt. What do you think?
I think that the only .357 Sig that Glock has that holds as many as 15 rounds is the model 31, at least in factory mags. The 32 and 33 hold up tp 13 and 11 with factory mags. The model 17,19,26,and34 have factory mags up to 33. I am not sure why anyone needs that many rounds without reloading. Of course this is 9mm. The .357 Sig is a lot faster round, but ammo is a lot more expensive. If you are going to shoot it much, go with the 9mm. Ammo is much more readily available and way cheaper. If you want it for self defense, I believe you have that covered already.
Glockenspiel

Hendersonville, TN

#4 Jan 16, 2011
GlockHunter wrote:
I already own a S&W .38 snub and a Colt .45 1911. I wish to purchase a Glock with the full magazines (15+ rounds) before the govt bans them again. However I'm pulling my hair out over the choices. I could choose the original model 17 9mm because of cheap ammo availability, available hot 9mm+ hot loads and because it's the original Glock pistol. I've noticed many police agencies going to the more powerful 357sig, including our THP. Then of course there is the .40 S&W. I won't consider 45acp because I like my Colt. What do you think?
One other idea if you want more rounds. I have a Marlin .45 ACP Camp Carbine that uses 1911 mags. I bought one from Chip McCormick magazines that holds 10 rounds and functions perfectly in my rifle. It has a baseplate that sticks out of the magazine well about one inch. I stuck it in a friends 1911 and it fit and locked in fine. Haven't had a chance to shoot it, but they are made for 1911's. It's 3 more rounds.
Country boy

Hendersonville, TN

#5 Jan 17, 2011
Glocks are cheap go for the sig
be practical

Waterloo, Canada

#6 Jan 17, 2011
Go with the model 19? 9mm! For real! I have the 23 and while I enjoy the hotter 40 load, I wish I had bought the 9. Slightly cheaper ammo, easier to shoot, higher capacity. That should sell you right there. If you already have a 45, the 40 seems a little redundant as well. I ended up getting a Kahr CW9 too, because I KNEW a 9mm was a great survival round.
Glockenspiel

Hendersonville, TN

#7 Jan 18, 2011
Country boy wrote:
Glocks are cheap go for the sig
It is not a Sig pistol. It is a Glock that shoots 357 Sig ammo, a 1500fps round that has about the same size bullet as a 9mm.
Real Deal

Redmond, WA

#8 Jan 18, 2011
The way things are going I would go with the 9mm.Ammo is a lot easier to find and much cheaper.The Model 17 has adequate capacity and proven reliability. I guess my next choice would be the Model 22 in .40 caliber for the same reasons. I own both and don't think you could go wrong with either. The .357 Sig cartridge is expensive and not easy to find. Glocks are not cheap guns. They have a simple design that works very well. I prefer Springfield firearms and the XDm series are excellent weapons.For $500.00 you can buy a sub-compact with an extended 16 round clip that will perform flawlessly.Get what you want because in the end you are the one who will be satisfied or not.
Justice

Denver, NC

#9 Jan 18, 2011
I own a Glock 22 .40 cal and love it,but buying bullets are pricey.I would buy a Glock 17 or 34 which are 9mm's now just for price
. I owned mine for years shot hundreds of bullets and hadn't ever cleaned it, but it never fails to shoot. Buy American first, then get a Glock for reliability....
.
bean

Leonardtown, MD

#11 Dec 10, 2012
yeah your full of shit thats why the secret service tested both glock and the over priced sig and the sigs all broke but the glocks shot over 25000 rounds and never broke dont sound cheap to me .
Country boy wrote:
Glocks are cheap go for the sig

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Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#12 Dec 10, 2012
Glocks are cheaper in price than a Sig but I don't think there's a huge difference in the quality of the weapons other than the price tag. I've fired Sigs on the range but always owned Glock although, honestly, I couldn't tell any difference in the overall accuracy between the weapons. I prefer Glock personally. This is an old post anyhow so the guy probably already made his decision a long time ago. (-:

“When in doubt, mumble.”

Since: Oct 12

Abingdon, VA

#13 Dec 10, 2012
Can the glock. Can't shoot cast bullets in them, they blow up. Get a SIG. Or any other gun with a rifled barrel.

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Since: Oct 12

Abingdon, VA

#14 Dec 10, 2012
Good deals on used sigs out there. http://www.summitgunbroker.com/USED_SIGS.html
bill

Herndon, VA

#15 Dec 10, 2012
Glockenspiel wrote:
<quoted text>It is not a Sig pistol. It is a Glock that shoots 357 Sig ammo, a 1500fps round that has about the same size bullet as a 9mm.
your wrong they do make sig sauer and thats what our navy seals carry in 9mm
Glockenspiel

Smyrna, TN

#16 Dec 10, 2012
bill wrote:
<quoted text>your wrong they do make sig sauer and thats what our navy seals carry in 9mm
The question on this very old resurrected post was about whether the original poster should buy a Glock pistol chambered for 9mm ammo, or a Glock chambered for .357 Sig ammo, which is a faster, more powerful round. It is not the same as a .357 Magnum revolver round. We all know about Sig Sauer pistols and rifles. That isn't in question.
Dan Wesson

Fort Campbell, TN

#17 Dec 11, 2012
Buy anything BUT a glock. Taurus is a good choice.
happy camper

Greeneville, TN

#18 Dec 11, 2012
get a glock 22. its 40 cal, but for around 100 bucks you can get a conversion kit and barrel that lets it shoot 9mm. so you have the best of both worlds.

personally i've never liked glocks because they're ugly guns.(damn reliable, tho)

my next gun purchase will be a walther ppq 9mm. it beats the glock hands down in every way except the mags are expensive.

if you want to save some cash i'd recommend a ruger p95. 9mm 15+1 mag, reliable gun, and can be found for less that $350 most of the time
Ken

Boiling Springs, SC

#19 Jan 18, 2013
You shoot what ever you like, I wouldn't won't to be on the receiving end of any of them.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#20 Jan 20, 2013
Glock 40, no question about it. Reliable , easy shot and quick break-down.

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