G-19 or G-45 for CC.

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  1. Teecher45

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    Preference?
    I know the difference in grip length, but does anyone have/had both for carry and have an opinion?
    If you say 19, please take a moment to tell me which Gen and why.
    Thank you in advance.


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  2. John_AZ

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    Gen 4 19.

    I have a Gen 4 17. The grip doesn’t conceal as well for me appendix.

    19 works just fine. Both fit my grip fine.

    17 for work. 19 for off work.
     
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    I would prefer the G19 to the G45 for Concealed carry but I have carried both the G19 (my first Glock) and G23 and thought they were both a little bit too chunky for concealed carry and wouldn't mind giving up 5 rounds ammo capacity to carry a G43x which also has a shorter barrel than a G19 and is just that much more compact.

    I think 10 rounds is plenty as long as you make every shot count and if you can't get the job done with ten rounds, then maybe the job just isn't doable and 5 more rounds probably isn't going to help you any.
     
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    Which one do you shoot the best? That's your answer.
     
  5. winn0040

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    Have both. 19 Gen 4 wins for CC. Grip size is an important factor for me given the 45 grip jams into the seat of my trick where the 19 does not. Also have a Gen 5 19 MOS but am not proficient enough with a dot to carry it quite yet, nor am I sure I ever will elect to.
     
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    The 19 in any generation is clearly a better concealing firearm.
    I could conceal a full grip but only with a fairly heavy jacket and at 1:30 to 3:30 on the belt. The 19 is plenty big enough for carrying all day, perhaps too big.
    I'm "downgrading" to a 26 now for the warmer months at least. The 45 in my view is a duty/service gun and not really meant to be carried concealed, unless you are willing and able to pull it off.
     
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    I carry a G45 everyday and have no problem concealing/carry it.Everyone is different in many ways/thoughts and whichever you are most comfortable carrying/shooting is the correct choice.Tough decision,both are great pistols.
     
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    Neither. I’d go with a single stack or subcompact.
     
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    I prefer the G19
     
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    I have no idea. And nothing is open around here right now that rents.


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    If you are unable to rent or shoot a friends,buy the one that fits your hand best.As I stated before,neither is a mistake to buy.
     
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    Both! I have a 19 and 19x I go back and forth with
     
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    I own both. Between the 19 and 45 mos for iwb, it’s my 19.4 because of what you stated on the grip length. Nothing particular on the gen 4, it’s just what I own. When it’s cold weather and easier to conceal it’s always owb and can be a number of pistols including the 45mos, 19.4, 30.4, HKVP40, I would add that when I carry iwb it’s always appendix carry. I have 3 pistols that I rotate for that, 19.4, sa xds mod2 45, or sa Hellcat. Not sure I could get by carrying the 45 and not get noticed.


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    The G19 is the king of CC for a reason. The G45 will never dethrone the G19. The grip is simply too much of a downside for practically no upside.
     
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    I have and carried both the 19 and the 19x. I find the 17rnd magazine length of the 19x a bit too long to conceal easily. I carry IWB at 3 o'clock position.
     
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    I appreciate the opinions, but want to say early the 19 or 45 is the only two in the running right now.
    Maybe later I’ll look at a 42 or 43, or maybe even a LC9.


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    Glock 19 Gen 2,3, or 5
     
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    The hardest part of concealing any firearm (on a belt) is the height of the grip area - the longer it is, the harder it is. The only time the slide / upper length can possibly become a problem is when seated. Therefore the full length grip size frame (G17, G34, G45) would be the hardest, with the shortest (G26, G43) being the easiest.

    As usual the G19 is the happy medium in all, with the G26 still being even easier to carry due to it's shorter grip.

    Once you start to move around (try sitting in a chair that has some type of arms on it) and start banging the longer grip of either the G17 sized guns or a even a G19 it becomes obvious, vs the shorter grips like on the G26.

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    That's actually part of the beauty I love of the G30 - more than enough grip to hang onto to shoot it well than the G26 with a flat mag plate, and it's actually just enough shorter than the G19 that it's just that much easier to walk around with on your hip (or at least mine for that matter).
     
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  19. tomrkba

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    The 19's grip is easier to hide since the 45's length is the same as a 17. You will notice the difference in practice. The shorter slide of the 19/45 doesn't stick out so much through the back pocket if you carry IWB.

    I have both Gen 3 and 4 guns. I have a Gen 5 G17. I'm one of those people whose hand perfectly fits the Gen 3 finger grooves. However, the slick sides of the Gen 3 grip is suboptimal. I much prefer the Gen 4 grip texture. I'd probably just get a Gen 5 G19 and be happy.

    I am considering acquiring a G45. I really like the "Commander" style gun. You'll likely really like it, but you will find the G19 to be easier to carry especially if you are new to EDC.
     
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  20. tomrkba

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    One trick with carrying the G19 is to get an inside the waistband holster with lots of forward cant. An example holster is the Milt Sparks Criterion. The split loops reduce overall width. There are many kydex holsters with adjustable forward cant; look for one that does 20-25 degrees.
     
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