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    ammo shortage?***new Glock 17 owner***

    hello everyone im new to the forum and i just purchased a glock 17 but ive been reading up on the internet about this ammo shortage. this is my first handgun and i was wondering am i gonna be able to find ammo? ive only shot one handgun and it was a smith and wesson .357 magnum revolver. do you think a g17 was a wise purchase for a first handgun? thanks all id appreciate any imput.

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    Welcome to the Forum...

    9mm isn't too hard to come by. There's a small shortage in places like Wal-Mart or other places to get it cheaper. For the most part its pretty abundant at Gun Shops but they are usually a few bucks more per box. Like here Wal-Mart has 9mm WWB for $13 a box for 50 rnds. but the shelves are always bare. Now Just down the road at the gun shop the same box is $18. I originally had my PX4 in 9mm but switched it out for a .40 model instead due to ammo being hard to find cheap. .40 at Wal-Mart is like $16 a box and closer to $22 a box at the Shops, but Wal-Mart has never been short of .40 yet.


    The official Ammo Shortage Thread...

    http://www.handgunforum.net/showthread.php?t=18776

    You can read more about the subject there....

    My final thought is a 9mm is always a great starter pistol. I bought my first pistol 2 months ago....the only reason i went .40 over 9mm is cause ammo WAS hard to find by me (ie: I can get 50 rnds of .40 for a little cheaper than 50 rnds of 9mm) so why not? You'll be happy with the 9mm.....I would just try to buy up as much 9mm as you can.....if you are in a Wal-Mart stop by the sporting goods section and if they have 9mm buy it!

    Good luck and enjoy shooting!

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    Wlecome!

    The Glock 17 is a great choice for a first semi-auto.

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    thank you for the input. i havent had a chance to shoot it yet because moneys tight and it took me almost broke buying it lol. and not only that but i havent bought any cleaning supplies yet. from what i understand your supposed to clean any gun thoroughly before shooting it for the first time.

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    Correct.....you should strip it clean it and lube/oil up the necessary parts shown in the manual. Then do the fun stuff.

    I'm going to the local range this weekend to blow through 200 rounds.....can't wait.

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    yea im gonna hit up the range as soon as i can scrounge up some money to buy cleaning supplies and find some ammo. i cant wait either. its gonna be awesome.

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    Yep, glock 17 is a good choice. You should be very happy

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