G-19 or G-45 for CC.

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  1. Backpack Hunter

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    I have the Gen 5 G19 and the G45. The grip of the 19 is easier to hide, and it is slightly lighter than the G45. Currently the G45 is getting carried more.
     
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  2. tomrkba

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    Another vote for the Glock 30.4 if you like 45 ACP! It's a great gun and is magically accurate.
     
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    From a shoot ability stand point, the 19 has always pointed height for me and the 17 points “truer”.
    Depending on your cover garment, the 19 might conceal better but certain methods make the extra 2 rounds/length aren’t as noticeable as others.
     
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    I have both but carry my Sig P365 a lot more.
     
  5. Teecher45

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    Why no 4?
    Just curious.

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  6. Teecher45

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    Okay, since you have both, which do you carry more?
    I had a 365 for less than 2 months. For ME, it was too small and I hated the trigger. Traded it to a friend for an unfired 27.
    I’ve put less than 200 rounds through the 27.
    Love carrying it.
    Hate shooting it much.
    I’ve worked out a trade with LGS to make my 27 turn into a 19 or a 45.
    If she ever gets one in...


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  7. Teecher45

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    Thanks Eric, very well put.
    I’ve had a G-30, G-30SF, and a G-30.4
    For personal reasons, I’m going to all 9mm for carry guns.


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  8. quantico

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    I have several gen 2 g19's

    I prefer that they hold more ammo and that they can use g17 mags in a pinch. Many g17's around in the world so mags are everywhere..

    10 rounds is not terrible.. but at that point i would go 8 plus 1 in a 45 cal shield. Cheaper and better round.. and my 45 cal shields are 100 percent reliable.

    So in my world the g19 also makes a better home defense pistol.. so thats what i recomend.
     
  9. Eric2340

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    I started with .40 Glocks in '95 or so, went from a G23 to a G27. Could not shoot the G27 to save my life, sold it for a G26 and all has been perfect since. My G26 has been my main carry gun since around 2007 or so now. (disregard the G-Shock in the picture :)). 20200408_141723.jpg
     
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    I have had the same (30, 30SF, 30.4). My main carry is still my G26, but if I could have only one it would be a G19 all day long and twice on Sundays. :) 03-09-11 new.jpg
     
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  11. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Despite people wanting 12 oz 6 round single stack 380 guns.. or such.. the 19 has always been easy for me to carry.
     
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  12. Eric2340

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    As far as the discussion of the frame heights of the G19, G30, and G26 (in that order) here is a quick visual of the three put together -

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    A little bit easier to see, the G19 vs the G30 -

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    The G26 vs the G30 -

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    If there was a way to get a G19 in the frame / grip height of the G30 it might just be about perfect, but you'd have to loose rounds to do so (maybe a 12 round mag ?) at that point I'd just assume have a G30 w/ 10+1 rounds of .45 ACP.



    My only other solution again is the "G26L" (a G19 frame cut to a G26's size), but again I found it did not fit my hands as well as either the G30 or G19 does, so it did not work out for ME. Your mileage my varry.........................

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  13. Bradd D

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    I have a 45 and it doesn't do anything better than my 17. When I did 19's I preferred Gen 4 for the better grip texture and larger mag release. Having owned a few Gen 5's, I'm lukewarm on the trigger. I'm liking my 43X, at the moment.
     
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  14. Eric2340

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    I've had a G17, 19, 26, and 34 at this point (no need for a 43, I shoot the 42 and 26 better for carry).

    My 34 did nothing my 17 did not already do, and I don't like the idea of the large opening on the 34's slide.


    Again, the 19 is just about the perfect all around gun - a happy medium of all things. I have now carried either a G19/23 sized gun vs. a G26 sized gun for just about the same amount of time.

    That said - for a carry gun, the G26 is just about perfect.

    If I could only have ONE, as I have said, the G19 all week long and twice on Sundays.

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    I did the 26 for a while and liked it well enough. I liked it a lot, actually. Eventually, though, I discovered that I could carry a 19 just as easily as a 26. And that I could carry a 17 just as easily as a 19. I'm liking the thinness and full grip of the 43X. It's the same capacity as my 9mm 1911 Commander in a considerably smaller and lighter gun.
     
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    I enjoy reading the opinions of everyone and I am very pleased and content that my choice,a G45 has,for me,proven time and time again that I made the correct choice.There will be many disagreements with my choice,but I will stay with the G45 until something new is introduced that I like better.
     
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    I got a G19 Gen 3 and it is the Goldilocks thing. The G17 is too big, the G26 is too small and the G19 is just right. For me it works AIWB, IWB and of course OWB.

    In CA the Gen 4 and Gen 5 is off roster so they are available at a premium price. The Gen 3 works for me and I actually like the finger grooves. I think that is what makes it Glock Perfection.
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    When the Glocks came out to Law Enforcement in the late 1980s everyone rushed out to get finger grooves. So for me the Gen 3 was good to go. The Gen 4 not so much. :cop:
     
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    Nice graphic. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Hi. Yours is the second post to state something about not liking the Gen 4 19’s.
    What’s up with them?


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    G19 for appendix carry, if that's your thing.

    G45 for 3 o'clock IWB or OWB.

    I can and do both. No issues, just depends on my mood.
     
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