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Old September 14, 2022, 10:01 PM   #26
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Never a Glock fan and never owned one...and then I picked up a 43X. With Shield mags (as mentioned above), it is the last carry gun I will probably ever get.
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Old September 14, 2022, 10:14 PM   #27
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I just picked up a new Glock 17 Gen 5. I like it a lot. Fits my hand well and shoots very accurately. This along with my Gen 5 G-19, and an older Gen 3 G-22.

Glocks were in the hands of the majority of shooters at my last IDPA match, last Saturday. I was shooting a Sig P320 Max. I lot of guys shooting open sight Glock's finished ahead of me.
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Old September 14, 2022, 10:52 PM   #28
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I stress finding the most reliable one, then live with it and get use to it. If two are just as reliable, of cause choose the one you feel more comfortable, but don't give up the best one just because it's "uncomfortable".

I bought guns for their virtues, never even consider whether it's comfortable in my hands. If I even think about comfort for a second, I would never buy the Freedom Arms 22mag that is my favorite if I want to carry out and don't want to think about the size and weight. They are GREAT guns, 1,300fps under 4oz and fit in the palm. I learn how to shoot it and hold it.

Now, for deep concealment, the bulk of the butt of a double stack can become a problem. I would go with single stack just for that reason. It is important that people don't see the gun in this case. That's the reason I still keep my Walther PPKS. Nothing to do with comfort. In fact, I don't even recall whether the PPKS is comfortable in my hands. I just never notice this kind of things.

Honestly, to me, all the double stack handguns feels less comfortable, not just Glock. I don't think my S&W 659 feels any better than the Glock. I doubt the S&W M&P and the other ones with double stack feel that great in the hand. They all have big butts!!! People willing to give up 15 to 17 rounds capacity for comfort?

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Old September 15, 2022, 02:37 PM   #29
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I too do not like the feel of my gen5 19.

The VP9 is a very comparable gun to what you were looking at. I got the 19 for smallest in class. If looking at the 17, I would say look extremely hard at the VP9.

If you are comfortable with it, an upgrade to the upgrade VP9 is the walthers.

But VP9 is flat shooting and similar sized. All are optics ready now with 17rnd mags. Sight options are horribly limited for the new "2020" VP9s.

I sold my VP9 because of a false reset that apparently all do not have.
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Old September 16, 2022, 07:11 AM   #30
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After several years of carrying a G19 (arguably the most popular Glock of all), I got a Shield 1.0. It fit my hands much better than the G19, I shot it better, and it was more reliable than my G19. We live in a Golden Age of carry pistols, and I have no reason to settle for a Glock.
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Old September 16, 2022, 11:36 AM   #31
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I added Talon grips to my 19 after 20+ years of carry. It helped a lot.

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Old September 16, 2022, 01:16 PM   #32
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Long time Glock fan here, also owned a few different versions of the M&P. The M&P definitely felt better in my hand, just didn't like the trigger.

I've carried a Glock 26, 36, 19 and now a Shadow Systems MR920L and they all carry great and work great. While other grips can be more comfortable I think something that is being overlooked, at least in my opinion is that the Glock grip isn't as comfortable it still is NOT uncomfortable. Its just a funny angle at first and maybe has more plastic in some places than is needed. The 36 is maybe an exception in my mind because with 230 grain defensive ammo it was not pleasant to shoot. It also did not have great parts compatibility with other models, one of the reasons I don't own it any more.

This might be a bold statement that will get flamed but I'll stand by it. I think at this day and age the "reliability" argument is overstated, especially here comparing modern pistols. Any firearm can malfunction the next time you shoot it or 10,000 rounds down the road. If you've shot something enough to know that you are not comfortable carrying it due to reliability then don't carry it. If you've shot it enough to be comfortable with its reliability then carry it, but it very well still might go "click" instead of "boom" the next time you pull the trigger. Having a plan to survive that next couple seconds is far more important than "only" carrying a gun that has never malfunctioned.
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Old September 16, 2022, 09:15 PM   #33
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As someone who started with Glocks a LONG time ago, I always felt "inconvenienced" by their grip size. My hands a beefy-wide but not with gargantuan fingers and those thick grips just do not work that well for me. Once the SIG P365 came out, the G-26 went into the safe. Once I decided to have more fun with the 1911 platform, the G17 went back in the safe. I even prefer the S&W M&P 2.0 over the G-19 so much, the G19 was sold. None of the Glocks were troublesome, as others have mentioned, they just didn't fit MY hands quite right. If they fit you, great!
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