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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Casper19, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Casper19

    Casper19

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    Hey guy's,
    Currently i own a G19, Im looking to purchace a Subcompact to start my Glock Family. I was wondering what everyone thinks/prefers. My 19 is used for home defence and also carry time to time. I wouldn't mind a larger caliber.
    Thanks everyone
     
  2. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    The Glock 26 is a great choice and you can use the G19 mags in them, and if you want a larger caliber the Glock 27 in 40 S&W is the answer.







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  3. ijacek

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    Since you already have the G19, I would think the next logical step would be G26 if you going for subcompact. Same caliber, G19 mags go into G26. At least that's what I would do!
     
  4. eaglefrq

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    I have both the G19 and G26 and I enjoy shooting both of them. I do enjoy shooting the G19 more, but that is a personal preference. I used GAP floor plates on my G26 for a while, but found when shooting under minor stress and rapid fire situations, the gun wasn't as locked into my hand as slow fire. I added the +1 extensions to get a better grip and that pretty much negated the reason for the subcompact.

    Body composition and dress are important factors in how easily you can conceal. Depending on how you carry and dress, you can easily conceal the G19. After getting the G19, I realized I was able to conceal it as easy as the G26.

    If you've never shot a subcompact, I recommend renting one and shooting a couple of boxes of ammo to make sure you enjoy it. Make sure you shoot both slow as well as rapid fire.
     
  5. jvbronco

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    I started out with a G17 but went with the 19 after realizing that I would prefer to carry a Glock over my Taurus Snub nose. I absolutely love it.

    I ended up trading my G17 for a G33 (subcompact in .357 sig) and love everything about it. It feels great and is a blast to shoot.

    Lots of folks like the G27 (subcompact in .40 s&w) and swear by it. I think they are both worth a look. The .357 sig has some pretty neat ballistics characteristics and is an overall fun round to shoot.


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  6. kodiakpb

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    Have you tried grip tape?
     
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    The 26 is a real nice pistol, the 27 is just is nice, the extra "oompf" of that .005 bigger slug may not make it a better choice, but it is comforting.
     
  8. Casper19

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    Thanks guy's, Ya it would be more logical to go with a 26. The reason behind the new purchace is due to carry reason's. I enjoy and love my 19 but my size and the way i dress does not always take favor to my 19. I like the idea of being able to use my 19mags and also the cheaper ammo. I think my next step is to go rent one and try it out.
     
  9. jw38

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    I also have a Gen 3, 19 - Love it. Then I picked up a Gen 3, 27 for cc and love it also. The 27 goes everywhere I go.
     
  10. 257 roberts

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    I would go with the 26
     
  11. eaglefrq

    eaglefrq NRA Member

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    Yes, I've tried the grip tape and also grip sleeves. I still carry the G26 from time to time, but mostly carry the G19 now.
     
  12. ScottieG59

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    I carry a Glock 27 and also have a Lone Wolf 9mm conversation barrel and a few 9mm magazines. I think the G19 is a great all around choice and almost as easy to conceal. The baby Glocks have a shorter grip, which helps concealment and nothing else.

    I tend to get smaller guns and there is always a trade off.

    If I wanted something smaller than the G19, I would look at the mini 9mm's like the Kahr PM9, the Ruger LC9, etc. At least there, you would gain a significant size and concealabilty advantage. Again, you give up ammo capacity and have to adjust to the requirements of smaller guns. They are more finicky with ammo, grip, recoil, etc.

    Of course, that G19 is able to do it all very well. I have considered going to one.
     
  13. thedave8

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    27 all the way!!!!!!! like you always hear, multi caliber pistol....
     
  14. Casper19

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    one more question..;. my 19 is a gen3. its a brand new put about 600 rounds through it, i catch brass to the face every now and then. Ive read it could be that its new, cheap ammo, might be dirty, all sorts of things.... any idea or solution?
     
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    The 39 is a super big bore sub carry gun. Ammo is not hard to find nor is it too expensive if you shop on line. Soft shooting, accurate and easy to conceal. :cool:
     
  16. Glock19Cowner

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    Had same problem followed the instructions on here for filing the step on inside of extractor and started using 124gr +p and it's a lot better, give the +p ammo a try first.
     
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    Not even close...


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  18. Glock40man

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    Good plan!
     
  19. TxGlock9

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    You'll love the 26.
     
  20. Glock19Cowner

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    Question for you all out there thinking of picking up a 27 was wondering if $514.99 is a decent price. Don't want to get ripped off if someone knows where they are cheaper.