Purchase of Glock 32

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    Purchase of Glock 32

    I have an opportunity to purchase a like new Glock 32, 357 Sig for an extremely good price. I am a big Glock fan and already have Glock 19, 26, 23, and 36. Obviously I do not need this Glock, I would just like to have another to make it an even five. The concern I have though, is what seems to be the higher cost for ammo. So, getting to the point, I would like to hear from other members about their experiences and thoughts regarding this weapon.

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    I have never held or fired a .357 sig in any pistol. I'm guessing the ammo is more expensive than 9x19 so that is a drawback. If you think it is a great price and you can re-sell it you may be able make a little or trade it up for a GLOCK 30 or maybe a 22, both of which you probably have ammo for. It's a challenge enough to feed multiple calibers of pistols without adding another mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyCWO View Post
    I have an opportunity to purchase a like new Glock 32, 357 Sig for an extremely good price. I am a big Glock fan and already have Glock 19, 26, 23, and 36. Obviously I do not need this Glock, I would just like to have another to make it an even five. The concern I have though, is what seems to be the higher cost for ammo. So, getting to the point, I would like to hear from other members about their experiences and thoughts regarding this weapon.

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    Guessing from your name you are in the Army. You can get a brand new Glock through their LE program starting at $398 with 3 mags.
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    I don't own a .357 Sig caliber but in shooting my son's I noticed very little difference in recoil compared to his 9ms and his .40s, maybe a bit more noisy. The ammo is a bit pricier, but the real issue I see is the lack of ammo selection. There doesn't seem to be a lot to choose from, bulletwise. "Supposedly" it was designed to duplicate the .357 Mag 125 grain load.

    "I would just like to have another to make it an even five." That would be an odd five. You'll need to pick up a sixth!
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    Unless it is a REAL good deal you can get a barrel for your 23 and accomplish the same thing for about $100. It is a direct drop in, same mags and everything. The 357 Sig is an awesome SD round.

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    I have a G32, and while I don't shoot it as much as my G19, I got mine used for a price too good to pass up. Liked shooting it so much added the 31 and 33 as well.

    Do you need a G32? No, but its a gun that brings a kind of comfort on a dark and stormy night like no other.

    ...and it really annoys other shooters at an indoor range. For years, I was the one that was annoyed by someone shooting a .357SIG (they are loud). And now....I am the ANNOYEE.
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    Yes, you can clear out the indoor range very fast, even if you don't want to.

    Ammo prices are coming down a bit.

    I think the big factor in cost the caliber is the low demand and low production
    as opposed to say 9mm or .40 S&W.

    More people shoot 10mm than .357 SIG.

    Most .357 SIG guys reload.. but I don't reload anymore.

    I think once you shoot a .357 SIG, you really don't want to go back to
    shooting a 9mm and esp. any .40s.

    The 10mm is cool as well , but seems to have too much recoil for me in Glocks.

    Double Tap has 23 powerful .357 SIG loads.
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    Then there are Cor-Bon and Speer, Remington, ect.

    Amy plan is to buy a Gen 4 Glock 33 and a Gen 4 G32 as well.

    Enjoy that new Glock 357!

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    the cover story on the very latest American Handgunner - November/December 2012, features the Glock 32, Gen 4 in an article by Mas Ayoob.

    my sad story: i once owned two NIB Glock 32, Gen 2's that i had to sell when finances got tight. i'm told only about 1,000 of them were ever made.

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    Buy it. Like joker said you could always re sell it

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    If you want it, buy it! Can't think of a better reason!

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    I love my 32. Very accurate. Don't care about ammo cost, as it's worth it to me. I shoot my 19 more, but I carry my 32 more.
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    I have a Sig P229 .357sig I love the round. The Glock 32 is a great choice, you will love it!!


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    Wanted be sure to thank everyone for all the comments.
    They have been constructive and helpful.
    Looking like I am going to go ahead and buy it.

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    Well, it is now laying here on my desk.

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    I came across this thead because I am considering a G32, but I just wanted to say, "an even five?" Let me reiterate, "an even five?"

    Just kidding you.

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