Setting up a Glock for Concealed Carry

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Mogwai, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Mogwai

    Mogwai

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    Recently bought a G19 for CCW course and every-day carry
    Wondering what everyone uses or recommends for a CCW set up
    Example:
    sights
    trigger
    holster
    ammo
    other accessories and or (improvements if needed)
    ECT...
     
  2. Schaffer

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    Take it out of the box. Run 100 rounds of SD ammo through it. Put in Holster and call it a day.
     

  3. kamonjj

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    Ameriglo Hacks
    glock triggers guardian kit
    speer gold dots 124gr+p
    super tuck or raven system
     
  4. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    Night sights can be an advantage in low light situations. Speer Gold Dots, Federal HST or Winchester Ranger are some of the more popular current ammunition choices. Whichever is most readily available near you or whichever is less expensive if you shop around would probably be a good choice. Holsters seem to be a very personal choice based in part on body build and comfort.
     
  5. OuttaHand

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    Here's my theory on a gun for concealed carry:

    Leave it alone.

    If the absolute worst case scenario happens (I have to shoot someone in self=defense) I will probably end up in a courtroom. If I end up in that courtroom and the prosecutor starts naming all the modifications I've made to my gun (custom trigger, better sights, etc.) then I start to look like I was HOPING for a gunfight, instead of just being prepared to defend myself.

    Get a 2nd Glock for the aftermarket parts. Make it into the nicest shooter possible! But my recommendation would be to leave the CCW alone.
     
  6. 8th ID

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    I updated my G19 with a red Fiber Optic front sight from Ameriglo. I also put in a Ghost Ultimate 3.5 lb trigger kit. I DID NOT change my striker spring since mine is a carry gun. The trigger is a consistent 4.5lb trigger. Good to go as far as I'm concerned. Has about 450 rounds through it since the trigger kit. Flawless.
     
  7. barth

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    It's easy to get caught up in all the after market mods available for Glocks.
    Whether you should try any out is debatable.

    But making changes before you have shot lots of ammo through the gun,
    and gotten accustomed to it, seems like a real mistake.

    Get lots of range time in with your gun.
    Rent or borrow guns with various sights and see what you like.
    Take your time.

    There really is no hurry.
    An all factory Glock with serve you well.

    I will now spare everyone a picture of my G27 - LOL.
     
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  8. robhic

    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member

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    I have to agree with OuttaHand : Leave it stock. Night sights might be OK,but the rest is something to think about. I use a stock G26 and G19 in Remora holsters. In fact, I added a NY1 trigger to the 26 so the trigger would be just a bit heavier. Might do the 19, too.

    Remington Golden Sabers 124gr +P, Speer Gold Dots or any good, reliable SD round should serve you well.
     
  9. sean665

    sean665 Semper Fortis

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    Remove from box

    Load weapon and shoot, repeat

    Clean

    Insert in holster

    Carry
     
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  10. vafish

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    A good set of night sights, a decent iwb holster, a real gun belt, some spare mags for practice and a decent jhp.from a major manufacture are all you need.

    My edc g23 also has a 3.5 connector with a ny1 spring. Gives the same trigger pull as stock with a firmer reset.

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  11. ken grant

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    What ever Glock wanted
    Glock Sport/Combat Holster
    Good Belt
    A Ton of ammo
    Lots of Practice
     
  12. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    I might add Glock night sights at some point. I have a Galco paddle holster and just bought an Uncle Mikes kydex belt holster for range-game use. Two 10 rd mags and three 12 rd, all factory.

    I find the Glock trigger quite useable as is.

    I have Gold Dots for HD, Blazer for practice and plan to try out some 147 grain HPs, I hear that subcompacts like them.
     
  13. kodiakpb

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    Sights: Ameriglo i-Dot Pros or Pro Operators
    Trigger: Leave it alone!
    Holster: Crossbreed makes a very comfortable IWB, Raven Concealment also makes a fantasitc modular holster (IWB & OWB)
    Belt: Ares Gear Ranger Enhanced, or Comp-Tac Kydex reinforced
     
  14. Zeroskillet

    Zeroskillet MIA 305

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    None to the gun

    Get a good belt and good IWB holster
     
  15. 257 roberts

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    I add night sights, butt plug and 2 or 3 spare mags.

    I shoot 100rds of anything I can buy just to make sure it shoots properly,then I shoot various sd ammo in it to see which wgt./brand shoots the best

    then I consider myself' good to go"( you will never find the right holster, ha ha )
     
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    I am generally in the “keep it stock” camp, but I have added to my G19 & G32 carry guns Glock night sights and a smooth faced trigger. They are otherwise stock. The G19 gen4 is loaded with Speer 124Gr. Gold dots and carried in a Galco Quick Slide holster.
     
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    what brand of trigger do you have?
     
  18. troysglock

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    Stock sights and trigger
    Comptac MTAC holster
    Comptac Belt
    Speer Gold dot 124+p
     
  19. Wastelander

    Wastelander NEVER BACK DOWN

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    The only real modification I've made to my carry guns is polishing the feed ramp to a mirror shine and put Glock OEM extended slide-stop levers on. Other than that they're completely original.

    ETA: Crossbreed SuperTuck holsters for both the 21 and 33.
     
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    Wastelander NEVER BACK DOWN

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    And for the SD ammo...

    .45: Speer Gold-Dot 230 gr.
    .357 SIG: Speer Gold-Dot 125 gr. or Remington Golden Saber Bonded 125 gr.
    10mm: Cor-Bon 150 gr. JHP (still waiting on my Remington Silver Tips from MidwayUSA.)