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Just curious what the board thinks is the best Glock for home protection? I've been keeping my 19 w/ Trijicon's loaded up with Ranger 127+p+ close to me at night. Probably I'm all-set, but like many here I'm looking for a lame excuse to buy another Glock.. I limited my choices to:

1. G22
2. G37
3. G21
All with night sights.

Also, So it makes more sense.. I currently do not own a full size Glock. I have all compacts and sub compacts.
 

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I was going to say a G30SF with a 13-round mag and A&G mag spacer, but since you want a full size...I'll say a G21SF. That way you can share magazines with your G30SF and not have to stock another caliber.
 

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I was going to say a G30SF with a 13-round mag and A&G mag spacer, but since you want a full size...I'll say a G21SF. That way you can share magazines with your G30SF and not have to stock another caliber.
Thanks melissa5. That's a good idea. I almost forgot about the "Glock System". Plus, I won't be tempted to carry the 21 so the flashlight can stay on it full time.
 

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I recently held a 21fs for this first time, owned a 21 a long, long time ago. The fs is an improvement.. but the gun is still very big and top heavy. I know 13 rds of .45 what do you expect. However, I guess if someone was in my house that huge gun would feel pretty comfortable. I will move it up on the list over the 37 for sure.

Not to get off topic. But even though I'm not a big fan of the .40 - the real reason why I listed the 22 is because it's the gun to have right now and I feel.. well, left out. I think the .40 is here to stay. Not sure about the GAP. In the Glock world you can't make a bad choice with a 19/17 or a 23/22 IMHO. All great guns and easy resale.
 

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Well, you could get a 2nd G30SF as a dedicated night stand gun.... As for a .40, I just don't like the snappiness, but have been thinking about getting a police trade in just in case of the apocalypse and all of the ammo I can find is for a .40. LOL
 

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Well, you could get a 2nd G30SF as a dedicated night stand gun.... As for a .40, I just don't like the snappiness, but have been thinking about getting a police trade in just in case of the apocalypse and all of the ammo I can find is for a .40. LOL
I know what you mean. Everytime I go to Wal Mart they are out or have a very low supply of 9mm but always have a ton of .40 on hand. Forget .45. I was thinking about a gen 4 22. Don't have a gen 4 gun. Kind of kill two birds with one stone..New gun - Gen 4. Ahh.
 

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I guess I am kinda a oddball. For my 45s I like 1911s. I like my revolvers Smith. For most anything else I just kind of go with whatever. But I can say that I have a Gen 4 G22 and I really like it. With that in mind I will have to suggest the G4 G22 out of what you have listed.
 

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Ah, the Gen4. I understand. Sounds like you know what you want and have very good reasons for buying it. :)

I'm impatiently waiting for the Gen4 G26.
You and me both except I am not a very patient person. So why, why do they do this to me?
 

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I guess I am kinda a oddball. For my 45s I like 1911s. I like my revolvers Smith. For most anything else I just kind of go with whatever. But I can say that I have a Gen 4 G22 and I really like it. With that in mind I will have to suggest the G4 G22 out of what you have listed.
I recently had a chance to buy a really nice Gen2 23 w/Trijicons for 375. Looked like it only had a few hundred rounds through it. If it was a 22 I would of jumped on it. A 23 would make my 19's jealous and create havoc in my head! Funny.. I heard about Gen3 40's having issues but never Gen2 40's. Why is that?
 

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I recently had a chance to buy a really nice Gen2 23 w/Trijicons for 375. Looked like it only had a few hundred rounds through it. If it was a 22 I would of jumped on it. A 23 would make my 19's jealous and create havoc in my head! Funny.. I heard about Gen3 40's having issues but never Gen2 40's. Why is that?
If you are refering to the feeding issues some were having it has to do with the accessory rail. When a flashlight or something else heavy is hung on the gun it prevents the frame from flexing properly under recoil and was causing havoc. There was some new recoil springs and what not made that was supposed to solve the problem. I have not heard of this being a issue yet with the Gen 4s.

That don't mean SOMEONE out there hasn't I just haven't heard of it as of yet.
 

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I recently had a chance to buy a really nice Gen2 23 w/Trijicons for 375. Looked like it only had a few hundred rounds through it. If it was a 22 I would of jumped on it. A 23 would make my 19's jealous and create havoc in my head! Funny.. I heard about Gen3 40's having issues but never Gen2 40's. Why is that?
Or was you refering to some of the "Kabooms" people were having. Most of the kabooms were people that were reloading or shooting lead in the guns and not knowing what they were really doing. For example the reloaders should have bulge busting every piece of 40 brass before reloading it so that the round would chamber properly in the unsupported chamber of the Glock.

Glocks polygonal rifling also does not like lead. It can build up fast causing unsafe pressures in the pistol. The 40 is a high pressure round anyway, as it finds it's roots in the 10mm. To do something to cause the pressure to build up even more or cause the casing to weaken is asking for trouble. Then there were those who did both scratching their head with a bloody hand wondering.....What happened?

Those are of course the same ones that said something was wrong with the design because it surely wasn't from their own stupidity that it happened.
 

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Just use what you have. Buy some full sized magazines, some ammo, and go to training.
 

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The glock 30sf or glock 21sf . I know it might be a lil powerful for home defense lol lol , but i want to know for sure that the person is goin down with a bigazz hole comming out the other side . And he/she is not gettin back up .
 
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