CCW(Cali)

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by ItsReace, Jan 22, 2019.

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  1. ItsReace

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    Ok so I’m in search of my 2nd Glock and this would be the one I will edc when I get my ccw I’m stuck between a 30SF, 36, 26, or 19, keep in mind I’m restricted to 10+1 so I’m limited in capacity. In a perfect world I want them all but I can only get 1 for now. (Currently I own a 21sf and love the .45 but I’m open to other calibers) recommendations/insight is greatly appreciated! Btw I plan on carrying IWB on right side hip or 3-5 O clock position.
     
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    Sorry you're stuck in hostile territory.
    30 all the way.
    What's not to like with 10 rounds of 45 Auto goodness?
    Should solve any situation you might encounter.
    My 30 runs best with 230 grain JHP, just what you want.
    For IWB, look into Lobo Gun Leather.
     
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    I thought CCW's were rarely given out in California unless you are Hollywood, politicians or are one of the rich and elites? Have you been approved and waiting for it to arrive?

    As for the pistol, the 26 would conceal the best but the 36 would keep your ammo consistent and be concealable.
     
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    CCWs in CA are issued by county sheriff's, and each sheriff decides what qualifies as "good cause" for issuing a permit. Several (mostly rural) counties are practically "shall issue" (although the applicant has to satisfy all the onerous requirements set by state law), and most coastal and urban counties are "no issue".
     
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    In California, permits to publicly carry a firearm may be issued by:
    1. The sheriff of a county, pursuant to Penal Code 26150, or
    2. The chief or other head of a municipal police department, pursuant to Penal Code 26155.
     
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    I’d pick the 30sf You can drop a 10mm conversion barrel in it.
     
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    Especially in a warm climate I’d go with some type of single stack 9mm. Per your choices I’m partial to 9mm so probably the 26.
     
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    When I started getting into autos, I was all about the 1911 and .45. When I started getting into plastic guns, I naturally gravitated towards those shooting .45.

    Those guns are bigger and heavier and harder to conceal than their 9mm counterparts.

    It was a long road to 9mm for me. But I ended up here and have been here for quite a while.

    The G26 is the perfect CC in my opinion. 10+1, light enough and small enough to carry all day, and if you ever find yourself in a free state (will there be any left in 5-10 years?), you can get 12, 15, 17, and 33 round GLOCK brand mags that will run perfectly in it.

    9mm ammo is readily available and in my experience the least expensive centerfire pistol cartridge in use. It’s so cheap, that even though I reload, I still buy factory 9 when I see it cheap enough.

    Tl;dr: get the G26.
     
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    I’m in occupied Kalifornia & also have a ccw. My choices are :
    g30
    g36
    G27
    S&W Shield 9
    I’d skip the g19 unless you have 15 rnd mags for it.
     
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    Having owned and carried all the options listed my preference is the 26.

    9mm is a perfectly capable round for SD and the 26 conceals quite well for me (as in I have no need for anything smaller in any outfit I'd wear).

    The 30 is also very nice but more difficult to shoot well at top speed (which you would likely be doing if you actually need your CCW) and, personal problem - may not effect you, the 10 round magazine pinched the everloving heck out of my pinkey under recoil despite trying about every combination of base plate. I wish they had just made the 30 grip Glock 19 length with a flush fitting mag instead of the hybrid subcompact/compact thing they designed. The 36 was much the same, just thinner and fewer rounds, I didnt keep it long.
     
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    All I have to say about this is that if you are limited to only 10 rounds, make ten of the most bad ass rounds you can.

    For me, I have become addicted to 10mm so my choice would be a G29.
    Or do the commies that rule over the masses in your state not allow that caliber?
     
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    I’m stuck in CA also and EDC a Glock 29 every day. The above poster is right on, I’m going to make the most of those 10 rounds and for me, that’s 10+1 rounds of Underwood 10mm. I also carry 2 additional mags on my belt. 31 rounds of 10mm. I don’t care about CA restrictions, with this set up, I hardly feel undergunned

    Also, the nice thing about Glock 10 mm guns is that they handle .40 rounds well with just a stock set up. I have an aftermarket .40 barrel but the G29 does not require it. And .40 out of this pistol feels like a .22.

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    California has 92,000 CCWers

    https://www.gunstocarry.com/concealed-carry-statistics/
     
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    26 is the answer. Easy to conceal and carry, yet still carries 10+1. You’ll appreciate it when the weather gets hot.
     
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    I know I have posted this for you before, I guess you just forget, again.

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    Thankfully I’m in the dark green!


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    Of the ones that you list for a new CCW pistol, I'd select the G36. It is the smallest pistol in your list that fires an effective cartridge. Outside the law enforcement community with their daily professional exposure in harm's way, almost zero percent of those who use a handgun in a self defense event fire the full capacity of even a six-round magazine before the event resolves. Documented reports to the contrary are essentially nonexistent. The 6+1 all-OEM G36 fully meets realistic civilian defense requirements. Only if you can find a CA-legal used ex-LE Gen4 G30 might a few of that pistol's Gen4 features diminish G36 appeal for CCW.

    I'd also normally recommend a G30S, but even though it is Gen3, it is NOT on the CA DOJ roster. Odd, because the G30SF (provides frame for G30S) and G36 (provides slide assembly for G30S) are on the roster.

    There's no doubt what I'd choose if I were misfortunate enough to again be living in CA:

    The 357SIG Gen3 G33.

    1. It's the same size and weight as a G26, except 9+1 capacity.
    2. It fires a high-performance state-of-art cartridge.
    3. It's on the CA DOJ roster.

    BIG BONUS: Except for slide markings and barrel, it is EVERY part identical to an OEM Gen3 G27. An OEM G27 barrel ($125 direct from Glock) is all it takes to turn it into a proper 40SW G27. No other calibers offer this versatility in Glock-sanctioned caliber conversions.

    Give some consideration to abandoning popular but ancient cartridges more than a century old for your next EDC weapon. My G33 barrel using Underwood 125-gr JHP produces MV=1410 fps and ME=552 ft•lbf. You won't get that from Glock's Subcompact 9x19mm or 45ACP pistols. :)
     
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    That is a good thing for sure.

    I lived in the dark red for a long time. A retired judge was refused a permit, by an avowed socialist sheriff, who was a wife beater. Go figure.
     
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