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Old 08-20-2019, 02:07 PM
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My situation is this....I had a Glock 23 and sold it. I have about 1200 rounds of .40 ammo and have 13 Original Glock magazines for the Model 23 that are new. I’m trying to figure out what to do with the mags and ammo.......

1) Buy another Glock 23 and use them up.

2) Attempt to trade for 9mm ammo.

3) Give the ammo and magazines to my son whom has a Glock 27.


My long term goal is to narrow down the calibers for which I’m prepping for, which are 9mm, .22 LR, .223/5.56, .308/7.62 and 00 buckshot.
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I would either pass it along to the son as a gift or pick up a used 23 for cheap and salt it away.

I don't think .40 is going anywhere, simply because of the huge amount of handguns chambered in it, but there is no way its going to make a comeback unless there is a leap in powder technology that makes it like a 10mm lite.
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Well I've been EDC'ing a 40cal of one kind or another for over 25 years now. The last 10-15 either a G23 or G27, so my choices in order (as you numbered them) are 1, 3, 2.

If you don't mind buying used, there are a bunch of L.E. trade ins available right now all over the place, usually with 2-3 magazines often in the $250-$300 range. I would also add that building a G23 or 27 would be a good way to go. If you get any kind of 40, you can still buy a 9mm conversion barrel too & then just sit on your 40 ammo & shoot 9mm if that's what you want to do. Lots of options with Glock's especially ones originally configured in 10mm, 40, & 357.
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My advise is to dump the 9mm and keep the 40 cal.
Buy yourself a service grade pistol with a 4.5" barrel, load your 40 cal ammo with 180g bullets and Herco powder.
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My situation is this....I had a Glock 23 and sold it. I have about 1200 rounds of .40 ammo and have 13 Original Glock magazines for the Model 23 that are new. Iím trying to figure out what to do with the mags and ammo.......

1) Buy another Glock 23 and use them up.

2) Attempt to trade for 9mm ammo.

3) Give the ammo and magazines to my son whom has a Glock 27.


My long term goal is to narrow down the calibers for which Iím prepping for, which are 9mm, .22 LR, .223/5.56, .308/7.62 and 00 buckshot.
Give it to son (your birthday or Christmas shopping is done!), or trade it for calibers you do use.

I actually like the .40 but apparently you moved on.
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Buy another .40 since they are being given away. Pack it all up and bury it somewhere as an emergency cache.
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I like the 40 as well and the G23. I would get another 40 either the 23 or a 27. If you have indeed moved to the 9mm give it to the son.
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IMHO the .40 makes a better field round than the 9mm. Ballistics are like the old .38-40 Winchester black powder round, but in a more efficient, compact cartridge optimized for smokeless powder. If you reload, cast bullets are effective in the .40 cal. and a 180-grain flatnosed bullet at 1000 fps doesn't need to expand to be effective. You get great penetration and adequate energy for a packing pistol.

And if you are so-inclined, the .40 S&W and 10mm Auto both make great revolver rounds and in a DA revolver using moon clips you can shoot both in the same gun.

I happen to prefer a Ruger Blackhawk as a field gun, and just swap cylinders.
But it's not a combat gun!

If you like the Glock platform, I'd just get another because you are familiar with it.
There are lots worse choices.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:45 PM
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.40 has more than adequate energy/stopping power. I'd pick up another Glock 23 on the cheap while a majority of others are fleeing from that caliber. As previously mentioned, buy a G19 barrel if you want the option of training with/carrying 9mm
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I did the same thing back before 2000, and regretted it. Sure, my primary pistol calibers are 9mm and .45, but I like a little diversity. Besides, I prefer the .40S&W with hard-cast ammo as my backpacking gun in a black bear-dense national forest I backpack in.

What I did do was purchase a 40/9mm barrel, so it's essentially another Glock 19 if needed. I have since picked up a used S&W 4006 and a LEO/MIL discounted S&W .40 Shield. Those three are just for diversity with ammo and mags. They don't take up much space and just gives me a little additional flexibility.

I'm planning on doing the same thing again, looking for a good LE trade-in Glock 22. Add a 9mm barrel and put it permanently in an empty micro RONI STAB chassis (I have plenty of 30rd 9mm Glock magazines that need as dedicated host other than the other Glock 9mm pistols).

If you're deadset against purchasing another Glock 23, definitely sell or gift the ammo and magazines to your son.

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I’m sure this has been talked about before. I’m just curious if a glock barrel is ok to shoot cast lead rounds. Maybe powder coat them?

Sorry to derail the thread. I understand the point in wanting to consolidate calibers. But with the price of police trade in Glocks in .40, I can’t imagine not owning one. I prefer .40 over 9mm so it makes it easier for me. Though I do enjoy shooting 9mm and the price of ammo. I have a couple police trade in Glocks that are 2 of my most reliable handguns.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:57 AM
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Rock, have you had a chance to get any range time with the micro Roni? The reason I ask is. My buddy has two of the stab set ups and he has had issues with both of them. They don’t want to cycle correctly, mainly failure to eject. He has let me fire both and they are a blast to shoot. It would just be nice if they were “Glock reliable” if you you know what I mean. He has tried 3 different glock 22’s in each Roni.
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Rock, have you had a chance to get any range time with the micro Roni? The reason I ask is. My buddy has two of the stab set ups and he has had issues with both of them. They donít want to cycle correctly, mainly failure to eject. He has let me fire both and they are a blast to shoot. It would just be nice if they were ďGlock reliableĒ if you you know what I mean. He has tried 3 different glock 22ís in each Roni.
I have a Glock 17 version and it runs fine. My son and I put a few hundred through it without any issues. I just don't want to leave my G17 in the RONI as I now have with a Flux brace That sucks to hear the G22's weren't working as that's my current plan. I would be interested if your friend ever isolates the exact issue...

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He’s trying to get it straightened out. It’s just odd that both of them seem to be doing the same thing with three different pistols. Glad to hear the one you have works well. They are a really cool setup!
I will have to tell him he should have got the 9mm flavor. Lol.
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A Glock 20, 29, and 40 will safely and reliably chamber and shoot .40 S&W whereas most other 10mm handguns on the market will not.
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I’ve always felt that the .40 cal was the near-perfect round. Flies like a 9mm and hits like a .45 ACP. Like Chuckleberry I’ve been carrying the .40 (as well as the .45 ACP/1911) for many years.

As for ammo, we’ll, I’ve got more than enough to last me many lifetimes over.
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Heís trying to get it straightened out. Itís just odd that both of them seem to be doing the same thing with three different pistols. Glad to hear the one you have works well. They are a really cool setup!
I will have to tell him he should have got the 9mm flavor. Lol.
The micro Roni STAB is pretty cool, but the Flux brace on a Glock is cooler











Of course, if the Glock 22 won't work well in the STAB, I may have to swap with the G17...

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Sell it off get a glock 20 or 40
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My advise is to dump the 9mm and keep the 40 cal.
Care to elaborate?

I'm not agreeing or disagreeing. I own 9mm, .40, and 357 SIG so I don't think there is one best answer to the pistol caliber controversy. But "dump" the 9mm? Curious to know your reasoning.

Since 9mm is common with professionals and hobbyists of all persuasions, and it's conceivable that resupply off the dead or through barter could happen in a worst case event, I think there is an advantage to having a 9.
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Care to elaborate?

I'm not agreeing or disagreeing. I own 9mm, .40, and 357 SIG so I don't think there is one best answer to the pistol caliber controversy. But "dump" the 9mm? Curious to know your reasoning.

Since 9mm is common with professionals and hobbyists of all persuasions, and it's conceivable that resupply off the dead or through barter could happen in a worst case event, I think there is an advantage to having a 9.
I own a ranch in a remote area of the Ozarks. In just the first four months living here I had bobcats, coyotes, feral hogs, a black bear, and a large black panther trying to feast on my livestock. In the same time I had one drunk nieghbor looking for a handout.

I need a versital round that would penetrate the large predators sufficiently to kill them with a single round (because they move quick). Yet, most of these animals show up at night, and I can not figgure out how to mount a stream light on a magnum revolver.

9mm ammo has been designed to stop people and Not over penetrate. I need ammo to stop larger/heavier beasts and I want, no I demand over penetration.
I want to fully penetrate a feral hog, or put two bloody holes in a beast the size of a Angus bull.

I also wanted a modern semi auto pistol that mounts a weapons light.
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