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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by tpaw, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. tpaw

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    I'm trying to decide between a .357 or .45 cal Glock with a frame size that is like my G-26 or G-19.
    Which caliber and size frame do you prefer and why?
    Thanks for your suggestions.
     
  2. boomhower

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    Do your research and make up your own mind on caliber, we have enough caliber war threads already.

    For frame, again it's an individual decision. Sub-compact is easier to conceal and has fewer rounds. Compact is still concealable with more capacity and longer sight radius. Some folks can conceal larger frames more easily than others depending on body type. This is really something we can tell you. All the info you desire is out there, you just need to do some reading and shoot some guns to make up your mind.
     

  3. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    G38 in .45GAP shares same frame as the G19

    G39 shares the same frame as the G26

    Slides are slightly wider.
     
  4. rohanreginald

    rohanreginald Novice

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    G36 is the same size as the 19. The 36 is nice for carry.


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    The G36 is most decidedly not the same size as the G19; I heard Hickock45 repeat this lunacy and it made me gag.

    Look, folks, these are easily falsifiable statements, hokay? Click a few links and figger it out fer yerself!

    http://us.glock.com/products/model/g19
    http://us.glock.com/products/model/g36

    19: 187X128X30mm
    36: 177X121X28mm

    Put another way, the rectangular box that just fits a G36 is 83.5% of the volume of the box that fits the G19, or just 5/6 the size.

    The G36 is 5/6 the size of the G19.
     
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    No they're not the same but, they are close enough that a G19 holster will work fine for a G36 and possibly the other way around in most cases. I think that's what Hickok45 was trying to say.
     
  7. MikeG36

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    Get a G23 and pick up a G32 barrel and a LWD 40 to 9 conversion barrel - then you'll have a *9mm, .357 Sig and .40 S&W all in one pistol. :thumbsup:


    *Note: 40 and .357 you can use the same mags. 9mm you will need to pick up some G19 mags. Otherwise, the only thing that needs to be changed is the barrel.

    Good luck!!
     
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    Great, you can maintain an inventory of three calibers instead of one.

    Hickok45 absolutely said, "They are the same size," and he was wrong. If you want to carry your G36 in a holster that's so loose it rattles, that's your business. But I dare you to cram your G19 into my G36 MTAC - it ain't happening.

    A 16.5% volume difference is a first-order correction, and it can't be hand-waved away.
     
  9. MikeG36

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    I hear you bro and I don't necessarily disagree with you. For sure it won't work in the MTAC but, my G36 will fit perfectly in my G19/23 VM 2, Galco Triton, Blackhawk Serpa and Leather IWB holsters to name a few. Just saying I think that's what Hickok was trying to say.
     
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    I carried my G19 this past weekend on a short vacation. I found it too heavy for my liking and am switching to my G36 after I get some more rounds through it. While its essentially the same footprint the thickness makes a difference in carry.
     
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    Get the 26 u won't be disappointed
     
  12. MarcDW

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    The G33 is a great choice for CCW.
    You can get as well reduction barrels to shoot 9mm if you like it for the range a little cheaper.
     
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    1 size won't be the best for everyone so you are just going to get a lot of opinions. Personally I'd get a 23 or 32. You can get a conversion barrel and G19 magazine for either to shoot 9mm. You can also get a barrel so you can shoot .40 and .357 out of either. I am not a large frame person but find the 23 is still easy to conceal in an outside the waistband holster with just a t-shirt one size larger than I normally wear. Most people that go down in size from the subcompact to the the compact (26 size gun) end up getting pinky rests, mag extensions, or grip extensions so the gun is more controllable. I'm of the opinion that if you are going to make the grip larger then you might as well get a 19/23/32 size gun to start with.
     
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    ^^^this!^^^
     
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    Without pulling out my micrometer, they are the same size since they fit the same holsters. There is a different feeling between the two when held in my hands as one is a single stack but as far as I am concerned the height and length make them almost identical. To most rational people this equals the same size.


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    I prefer the "baby Glock" size frame of the two because I find it a bit easier to carry.

    I agree that the G19 and G36 are different sizes -10 mm or 1 cm is largest difference. I think the question might better be is whther or not 10 mm or one centimeter is a noticeable difference.
     
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    I think he wants a new gun/caliber. I think if I were to get a new one, I'd check out the 39. I like the size of my 26 and a .45 would be cool. I just haven't researched the 45 GAP all that much, though.




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    I go with a G32 or 33, from their you can convert it to 9 & 40 so you will have 3 different cals to play with. My EDC is a G32 on Sundays I carry my G26. I have no use for a .45cal in a gun with a br smaller than 4''.
     
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    I have two holsters that were made for the G-26 and 27. My G-36 fits in the holsters just fine. Both holster makers told me prior to buying the holsters that it would work for all three guns.