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Old May 4, 2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Which Glock(s) would you carry/own?

I already have the G26, it's my daily ccw weapon. I would like to get a .45 acp at some point, leaning towards the G30, which would still be 10+1, which I really like without having to settle solely on the 9mm(which don't get me wrong, I don't feel underarmed with it or anything, I'd simply like to have another caliber option. So, of all the different Glocks, which does everybody else prefer? Do you prefer full-size, compact, subcompact, or slimline? Do you carry it, or designate it solely for Home Defense? Do you carry it concealed, or open carry as an LEO or Armed Security Officer? Please don't post your own anti-Glock sentiments, as I'd like to limit the discussion to Glocks only.
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Old May 4, 2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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None.... but my friend AK loves them... so ask him..
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Old May 4, 2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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All of them, except for the competition length models (I prefer tactical, engagement style shooting to competition/accuracy shooting).
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Old May 4, 2011, 07:46 PM   #4
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I've owned or own the 2nd gen 19, 1st gen 17, 3rd gen 29, 3rd gen 26, so I had a taste of variety of them.

I chopped my glock 19 so that the grip is same as the 26, so I didn't need the 26, as the barrel length is easier to hide than the grip. That way, I can use the original hi cap 15 round mag here in CA since I owned before the ban. I have an AG sleeve over the mag, and so I can have the 26 or 19 size in the same gun. That has been one of the CCW guns on my permit.

But I like the 1st gen 17 the most of all the glocks I have shot or handled. Never liked the 3rd generation with the finger grooves. The 1st gen with the smooth grips feels much thinner than any other glocks, and so it is going on the list for CCW concealed carry. I'm not big, but I can carry it fine.

The glock 29, subcompact 10mm is another story. Love and dislike it both at the same time. I like the fact that it is a pitbull with powerful capacity.
I don't mind that it is fat, and I hate that it is fat? I shoot it as good as any of the others, and don't mind the recoil. It was my woods gun, and proably should continue to be.

But as we are only allowed two guns on the permit, and the woods gun is calling out to be a revolver, so it's going out of the rotation. I think that I would prefer the 20 over the 29, as now I like the full size glocks more than the compacts.

One more consideration, is that i never got too enamored with the 26. It didn't balance right for me. Glad I owned it so I could get it out of my system, though.

If I had the chance to get a glock 20 in OD, I would use that more my woods gun. Otherwise, it is going to be my .357 or a ruger redhawk .44
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Old May 4, 2011, 08:03 PM   #5
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Well......
I have a 17 and a 26, no plans to ever get rid of them. I would like to have a 21. I would also like a 34.

I really want an 18 but that ain't happenin'.
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Old May 4, 2011, 08:17 PM   #6
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I own Glock models 23, 27 and 30. Soon to add a model 19 and maybe, maybe a model 36. I tend to carry either the 23 or 27 and sometimes I carry both. Most often, I carry OWB with a cover garment of some type. I prefer the gen 3 Glocks for no definitive reason other than personal preferences. I have no interest in full-size Glocks (20, 21, etc), long-slide models, 10mm, 357SIG models or even (for some strange reason) the model 26, figuring that, if I'm going to carry a sub-compact 9mm, it's gonna be a single stack and really slim. Just my two cent's and worth every penny.
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Old May 4, 2011, 08:19 PM   #7
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I have a 22 and a 24C. The 24C is my favorite range pistol.

I intend to buy a 17 or 34 soon.
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Old May 4, 2011, 08:29 PM   #8
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<----- full size,EDC,it's a beast!! been keeping an eye on 357 sig...
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Old May 4, 2011, 08:33 PM   #9
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I carry my 19 once in awhile, but it doesn't conceal as well as my commander size guns.
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Old May 4, 2011, 08:36 PM   #10
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i've got a 23 and a 20, both 2nd gen, but don't carry either of them. Both first rate but too big for ccw AFAIC. I also had a 27 but sold it to a friend who had to have it.
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Old May 4, 2011, 08:39 PM   #11
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None , I personally dont like their designs , they all look like fake guns.
I prefer solid , heavy guns I guess for carry they are good since they are light.
its all about personal preference , they are known for their reliability I seen video of 1 being thrown into the mud and after picking it up it was firing like nothing !
They are dependable and relliable but they lack of design , plain design.
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Old May 4, 2011, 08:44 PM   #12
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I think Glocks are very good guns but I would not own one because they do not come in one of my calibers (see the signature).

My dad loves his 45ACP and his 9mm Glock (sorry don't know enough about them to tell you what generation or model they are but the 9 was bought in the mid 90s and the 45 was bought last year, both where new).
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Old May 4, 2011, 08:59 PM   #13
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I have a Glock 22 second gen police trade in. And a Glock 27 third gen. Both are great guns. The Glock has over 50+k mainly from the cop who owned it. The Glock 27 I bought brand spanking new about 2,000 through it. Not an issue.


I'd like a 34 and a 21 and a 23 to complete my .40 with the most common Glock .40's.
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Old May 4, 2011, 09:05 PM   #14
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Which Glock(s) would you carry/own?
The one(s) with a (stainless?) steel frame, and different trigger. A DA/SA fire control group would be even better.

Glocks in their current form(s) do not appeal to me.

Out of the available "frames", the full size feels best... but they're too big for me to conceal (I'm not fat, and don't wear bulky cloths).
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Old May 4, 2011, 09:11 PM   #15
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none, tried a 17 once.... came to my sense's a few weeks later and sold it.
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Old May 4, 2011, 09:13 PM   #16
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Glock 29. Best compromise of size and power. Very hard to do better, and it performs as well as any Glock I have shot or seen shot. Mine is very accurate, and easier to carry than most of my CCW guns.
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Old May 4, 2011, 09:15 PM   #17
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I'm a 21st century minuteman and captain of my own militia (read: civilian with a lot of guns). I own, and carry, a G17, 19, 26 and 32. I carry concealed. Handguns are for concealed carry; given the choice, and at home I have a choice, I'm going to kill you with a rifle.

I don't want any of the compensated or long slide versions, I have no use for them. I don't want any of the frames that are bigger (21) or smaller (36) because I don't want any new holsters. I don't like .40 S&W shot out of any gun, and I have no use for the .45 GAP. I'm not sure what a 10mm does that the .357 Sig doesn't do, no caliber wars please, I just don't need a proliferation of calibers. I think the .357 Sig in the subcompact would be brutal, but I haven't shot one so I'll reserve judgment. All that said, and I never thought about it until now, I guess the only one I could add to what I have would be the G31.

Now if I found one or one was given to me, fine, but if it's my money the next Glock I'd buy would be another G19. To me, G19s are like 12 gauges and AKs: you can't have too many.
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Old May 4, 2011, 09:15 PM   #18
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Old May 4, 2011, 10:09 PM   #19
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The OP said,
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Please don't post your own anti-Glock sentiments...
so IRON MARCELO just had to post this,
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None , I personally dont like their designs , they all look like fake guns.
I prefer solid , heavy guns I guess for carry they are good since they are light.
its all about personal preference , they are known for their reliability I seen video of 1 being thrown into the mud and after picking it up it was firing like nothing !
They are dependable and relliable but they lack of design , plain design.
Hope he feels better for adding nothing to the thread.

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Old May 4, 2011, 10:15 PM   #20
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It's worse than adding nothing. He contributed to the continuing deterioration of the English language.
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Old May 4, 2011, 10:18 PM   #21
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It's worse than adding nothing. He contributed to the continuing deterioration of the English language.
Without question, the best post in this thread. Well done Sir.

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Old May 4, 2011, 10:24 PM   #22
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I have owned and carried a G23 and a G19. I did not find either to be readily carry-able, and I currently do not own a Glock.

If I buy another, it will be a G20 or G29. IMHO, the 10mm is the only platform where Glock has an advantage.
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Old May 4, 2011, 10:27 PM   #23
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only 1, Glock 39, 6+1 of .45GAP. Same size as the 26 just with a slightly wider slide.
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Old May 4, 2011, 10:30 PM   #24
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my glock 19 is my edc. love it. best gun ive owned so far , its my only glock
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Old May 4, 2011, 10:38 PM   #25
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Glock 26 is the most size efficient pistol made. Can you name another compact pistol that can use 10, 15, 17 or 33 round magazines?
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