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Glock Gen4 32 or 33 for a carry gun?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Glock3819, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Glock3819

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    Really would like the 32, but do you think it would be to big for a carry gun. I don't have small hands (large glove). What do you all think?
     
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  3. SJ 40

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    I carry and conceal a G 22,anybody can conceal a compact. SJ 40
     
  4. Beanie-Bean

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    I have both, but prefer to carry the G33. I don't have night sights on the G32 yet, but after I install some I will add it to the CCW rotation.

    Regardless of which size Glock I'm carrying, I always carry the full size spare magazine for that caliber.
     
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  5. Glock3819

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  6. Bruce M

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    My experience is limited to the G26, G27 and G39 in baby Glocks. I carry a USP usually concealed during the week, so I do not have specific issues concealing a larger handgun (although admittedly I do not worry about printing at all.) However I prefer a baby Glock over a compact for concealed carry. It just seems a bit easier.
     
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  7. davsco

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    try to find a range that rents both, or some buddies that have each. i thought the baby glock (g33) was the way to go, but i did an idpa match with it and really had problems working the controls. mid size (g32) is the way to go, small enough for concealment but big enough to grip sturdily. i got a gen 4 g32 and love it.
     
  8. I carry a 23 (same size) with no problems. I'd go for it as long as it's not a IWB CCW.
     
  9. Glock3819

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    So the 32 will be to big for IWB?
     
  10. dkf

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    I have both. I carry the 33 the most because I bump into it less why working with it, plus it is nice compact handy little pistol. I IWB and OWB carry both without any issues concealing them. I would buy either one now and pick up the other one later when you have the extra cash. Those 2 sized guns will practically cover any IWB or OWB situation you would depend on a service caliber handgun for. They compliment eachother nicely. The G4 G32 will probably be easier to find than the G4 G33.
     
  11. barth

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    I have a G27 with a two 357 barrels.
    And G33/G32/G31 mags plus XGrip adapters.

    On a belt I prefer the G32 mags and X-Grip.
    If I'm running big pockets, like cargo pants,
    I'll switch to flush mags.

    For pocket carry I actually convert to 40-9mm and G26 mag.
    Loaded with Winchester Ranger T 127 gr +P+.
    I don't know why, just like her like that.
     
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  12. madAB

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    The G33 will be more comfortable to carry as it's a smaller frame. I carry a G26 with a factory +2 and it works well for me. If you have a G19 RTF like your sig line suggests, the G32 is the exact same size.
     
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  13. Glock40man

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    Another vote for the G33. If you have a G19 and, that size of pistol isn't fitting the bill.
     
  14. unit1069

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    I opted for a G-32 over the G-33 because I never warmed up to curling my pinkie underneath the grip. My 9mm gets most of my CCW time (and it's a great pistol) but I still prefer .357sig for its all-round range and capability.

    If I ever run into a great deal on a G-33 I'd probably spring for it now that I know about the GAP and +0 floorplates available for the baby Glocks. But I'll never part with my G-32, it's that accurate, manageable, and absolutely reliable with every ammo I've ever shot.
     
  15. Glock3819

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    I'll check out both before I buy. I don't have the 19 anymore to compare it that's why.
     
  16. Lefty81

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    The compact is not really any harder to conceal iwb than the sub I can conceal my 19 just as easily as I can my 27
     
  17. Glock3819

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    Good to know because I'll be carrying IWB.
     
  18. Glock3819

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    Any recommenations for night sights? I'll be puting them myself. Do I need a special socket for the front or just grind down a cheap socket? I'll use a brass small punch for the rear and be very gentle. :cool:
     
  19. AustinTx

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    My first Glock was a 33 and the second a 31. I have ended up carrying the 31 more than the 33. In some circumstances, I do prefer to use the 33, though.
     
  20. Lefty81

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    XS Big Dots, great sights and they provide everything you need to change them yourself