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nlpro
06-26-2010, 8:01 PM
I am so excited i could not keep it to myself i just got back from buying a new glock 17 olive drab :D this will be my first glock got it for $530 total i hope that was a good deal it was an impulse buy.
I always scoffed at glock but i was in the shop and accually looked one over and fell in love .

this is also my first 9mm is it worth reloading 9mm sense glocks should not be used to cheap lead bullets? I reload for 45acp and 40s&w so i would just need to buy some dies .but a couple friends told me 9mm is not really worth reloading for sense i can get federal red box 9mm for $8.50 a box at walmart where i work .

This is gonna be a long 10 days lol i hope it shoots as well as it looks and feels:)

ZenMasta
06-26-2010, 8:10 PM
Congrats dude. I just picked up an XD the other day... I wont get it until the 5th. Too bad there aren't 31 days in June, it'd be an independence day gift :P

OneSevenDeuce
06-26-2010, 8:36 PM
Congrats. I got my first Glock recently too. Been a 1911 guy for a while. Time to branch out.

1911Operator
06-26-2010, 8:43 PM
Congrats. I got my first Glock recently too. Been a 1911 guy for a while. Time to branch out.

+1 same here!!! :D

ZenMasta
06-26-2010, 10:48 PM
guns are like pokemon... gotta catchhave em all.

RedDawn
06-26-2010, 10:52 PM
Congrats! Some guns multiply like rabbits...Glock is one of them. :)

Turbinator
06-26-2010, 11:14 PM
this is also my first 9mm is it worth reloading 9mm sense glocks should not be used to cheap lead bullets? I reload for 45acp and 40s&w so i would just need to buy some dies .but a couple friends told me 9mm is not really worth reloading for sense i can get federal red box 9mm for $8.50 a box at walmart where i work .

Congrats on your purchase, you will be very happy.

I think 9mm is worth reloading - I do it. I would not shoot lead routinely through your G17's stock barrel. The polygonal rifling tends to lead up faster than conventional rifling, and you'll end up with dangerously high pressures from the lead build up. If you want to shoot lead, buy an aftermarket conventionally rifled barrel and you'll be fine.

If you reload, I'm thinking you can cut the cost of that $8.50 box in half, at least. This means you can either shoot for half price, or shoot 2x as much for the same price as factory ammo.

Turby

bsg
06-27-2010, 12:50 AM
congratulations! i like all the glocks made in 9mm. i have a G26 on extended layaway....

glockwise2000
06-27-2010, 12:59 AM
Congratulation.

jdg30
06-27-2010, 6:32 AM
Glock 17 OD is an excellent choice. At first I never had much interest in 9mm but after getting a G19 I would have to say I really like 9mm and love 9mm Glocks.

den888
06-27-2010, 6:37 AM
Congrats on the OD G17, you got a pretty good deal on it.