Thinking about getting my 1st Glock
I have many years of shooting experience along with some competitive success years back (IPSC and bowling pin shoots). But I've been a revolver guy. Autos have changed quite a bit over the last 20 years with all the new polymer guns and what not. So, I'm think of getting an auto. It would be for home defense, range gun, and possibly CC. I've narrowed my choices down to a Beretta 92FS (I know, kinda big for CC), Ruger SR40C, and Glock 23 or 27 (40 S&W).
What I like about the Glocks is (and please correct me if I'm wrong) I can replace the 40S&W barrel with a 9mm barrel. I can get barrels to shoot cast bullets. And I can get a 22 cal conversion kit. I reload and cast my own bullets. But here's my thinking. While I'll probably do "some" reloading for the 40S&W, and 9mm, I'd use the 22 conversion kit for most practice sessions. I don't want to buy a separate 22 cal dedicated gun. I want to use one gun to shoot 22, 9mm, and 40S&W. I may use the 40S&W for CC with some kind of factory ammo.
The Ruger SR40C doesn't offer a 22 conversion kit, and the conversion kit by Beretta (not some aftermarket kit) is hard to find.
So here's the cost breakdown: (All from the Glock Store GlockStore.com - Glock Parts & Accessories, Glock Magazines & Apparel)
Glock 23 or 27 around $549.00
22 conversion kit around $300.00
9mm barrel to shoot cast bullets around $110.
40S&W barrel to shoot cast bullets $110.00
Adjustable sights $30.00 (Glocks have fixed sights - Correct?)
Total around $1099. Plus a couple hundred for various magazines.
That might seem expensive, but look at the versatility.
I don't think I could do the same with a Glock 29 in 10mm. (i.e. Go from 10mm to 9mm to 22, all with one platform.) Correct? I think I can go from 10mm to 40S&W, and 22. Correct?
Are there any issues or concerns (reliability or otherwise) with the above? Do the 22 conversion kits function pretty well? Is my thinking correct? One platform to shoot 3 calibers.
Your comments (both pro and con) would be greatly appreciated.