what is best compact glock?


July 30, 2007, 05:06 PM
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July 30, 2007, 05:15 PM
Glock 19. Low recoil, and unless your hands are huge you will be able to get all your fingers around the grip.

July 30, 2007, 05:36 PM
I disagree with the wonder niner, I like the 32 in .357 Sig

July 30, 2007, 05:43 PM

Nomad, 2nd
July 30, 2007, 07:22 PM
The only Glocks I own are the 19 and 26.

July 30, 2007, 07:26 PM
G19. Compact enough for eventual CCW, large enough for a proper grip, and the best part -- ammo is cheaper than any of the other compact Glocks. May as well get something that you would be more likely to shoot often.

July 30, 2007, 07:34 PM

July 30, 2007, 07:45 PM
The Glock 19 is considered a Compact and the Glock 26 is considered a Sub-Compact.

My first gun was a Glock 19 and I would recommend it to anyone who was interested. It's easy to shoot, clean and maintain.

The Lone Haranguer
July 30, 2007, 07:49 PM
The 19 is very compact for a gun of its capacity, but stretches the definition of "compact." I think the 19 should be a "middleweight" and the 26 the "compact." Mr. Glock should have listened to me. :neener:

July 30, 2007, 07:49 PM
Glock 19 for high capacity and 9mm.
Glock 36 for 6-7rds of 45acp.

July 30, 2007, 07:57 PM
I misread the title on this the first go-round.

A Glock 19 is great if it fits your hand.
A Glock 38 if the 19 fits and you want more oomph.
A Glock 30 if neither of the above sounds good.

July 30, 2007, 08:19 PM
Glock 19/23 covers the 9mm/.40. For the .45 I like the 36.

July 30, 2007, 10:43 PM
What? No G29?

July 30, 2007, 10:56 PM
I "tried on" all the Glock compacts at the gun shop and the G19 fit me best.
After shooting it, I feel I made a great choice.

July 31, 2007, 12:00 AM
g29 would get my vote. More for the cartridge than the delivery system.

July 31, 2007, 12:08 AM
Jeepmore and Donger8, if you are advocating the G29 as a beginner pistol, you would be remiss in not suggesting that the shooter use 180 grain rounds in the 900fps range. You're not advocating full-power Double-Tap or Cor-Bon to a new shooter, are you?

July 31, 2007, 01:37 AM
The G19 is the way I'd go! ;)

July 31, 2007, 01:45 AM
by compact do you mean "compact" as in the G19 size.... or compact as in "smallest size offered for concealment"? as in the G26?

While I like .40 SW, and prefer the G23 for their "compact" size and G27 for their "subcompact" size (smallest they offer), for a new shooter, 9mm has less recoil so I'd say go with the G19. It's not their sub-compact, but small guns like the G26 are a little harder to handle for a new shooter. Not that much harder, but you're hands won't sting after practicing with the G19 making it a good choice.

Also, 9mm is a good choice as it's the easiest to find ammo for out of the Glock line.

What are you intending it for? Self-defense, or target-shooting? 9mm is fine for either btw.


and as for the guys advocating the G29..... sheesh.... great gun no doubt, but for a new shooter? I think not. :rolleyes: Might as well recommend .500 mag for a first wheelgun.

July 31, 2007, 06:44 AM
X10 for the Glock 19. Have one love it. One of the best guns i have ever shot or owned.

July 31, 2007, 09:29 AM
+1 on the Glock 19. It's a great compromise, small enough to conceal, but big enough to be a belt gun.

July 31, 2007, 10:51 AM
Short answer: G19 9mm.

If I were buying one for me, the G29 10mm Auto.

July 31, 2007, 11:32 AM

July 31, 2007, 01:49 PM
G27 or G23

.40S&W baby!!! Newbie will become an Oldie in no time.

July 31, 2007, 02:28 PM
I would shy away from the subcompacts as a "newbie", and go with the 19 (9mm) or 23 (.40). as these are easier to shoot accurately than the subcompacts.

That said I carry the 33 (subcompact .357 Sig)

August 1, 2007, 07:28 PM
For A Newbie G19.easy To Conceal And Carry.very Good Accuracy

August 1, 2007, 07:59 PM
Best at what?? Best all-around, my guess is the G19...It is definately the most popular Glock...

August 2, 2007, 01:46 AM
Mine of course, but I MAY be a little biased.....



August 2, 2007, 05:03 AM
The 19 is just such a perfect balance of every element.... not too big, not too small, not too heavy, not too light, excellent capacity, versatile!

And the 23 is a very close second.

I also have a 29 and a 30 but feel strongly that the 19 and 23 are THE best two Glocks... and I believe they are the two Glock models which are by far the most popular sellers - for very good reason.

I can carry a 19 or 23 concealed very easily and feel that most anyone can. They're also a good general purpose gun - home defense, car gun, carry gun.... just a great choice all around.

August 2, 2007, 07:55 AM
Oops, I also misread the question. Sorry I've had the G29 on the brain lately.

It would NOT be the best first handgun for anyone. Just ask the Fibbies.

You would be better off with a 9mm such as the G19 or even the full size G17.

August 2, 2007, 08:15 AM
The 19 is just such a perfect balance of every element.... not too big, not too small, not too heavy, not too light, excellent capacity, versatile!

What he said ^^^^^^^

August 2, 2007, 08:51 AM
Has anyone suggested a Glock 19 yet?


August 2, 2007, 11:48 AM
I will - a G19. I found that several beginner young ladies liked it.

Ghost Tracker
August 2, 2007, 12:03 PM
and Now For Something Completely Different...g19!

August 2, 2007, 01:45 PM
The 19 is just such a perfect balance of every element.... not too big, not too small, not too heavy, not too light, excellent capacity, versatile!

And the 23 is a very close second.

Last year, I had the choice of a police surplus Glock 19 or a police surplus Glock 23.

I was really torn between the two, but finally chose the Glock 19. I've got a Glock 22 which I really like. However, with hot loads, the Glock 22 has VERY brisk recoil. I figured that wouldn't be LESS in a smaller gun, so I went with the Glock 19 and have not regretted the decision.

I've found my Glock 19 to be reliable and EXTREMELY accurate. When I took the class for my Ohio CCW, I ran out of places to shoot on my practical target, having shot the bullseye out. I ended up shooting the copywrite notices and anything else that made a good aiming point.

August 2, 2007, 06:44 PM
I would like to ask do you have a full size one yet , or is this your first gun?
If this is your first gun go with a full size glock or the G19, then once your good at firing it i would go and get the G27 , MIND you of this if you have two
weapons you carry , you want to stay with the same cal.(me i carry a G22 ,for duty and i will be getting a G27 for concealment latter , yea everyone tells me its got a fat grip , you can't grip it good , they said the same about
the G22 for me, but ive added Hoge grips and it's like another part on my hand
I would say make sure you kinda stay with the same cal.If you every need to
you can use the mag from the like me G27 in my 22. once i purchase the weapon latter this year mabey around my birthday in December , or the holidays.

August 2, 2007, 07:18 PM
I agree with the G19. Shoots accurately enough and has a good number of rounds in a small enough package.

Sir Aardvark
August 3, 2007, 12:28 AM
a G30!

It is marketed as a "subcompact", but it is closer in size to a "compact".

10 shots of .45ACP in something that size... how can you go wrong?.

August 3, 2007, 12:31 AM

August 4, 2007, 08:29 PM
Glock 32 (.357 Sig)

Spider Pig
August 5, 2007, 04:27 AM
no such thing.

August 5, 2007, 08:26 PM
The G19 is the best overall compact 9mm. Size, weight and capacity are perfect for a carry/duty gun.

August 5, 2007, 11:53 PM
For a comapct Glock, I carry a G23, It carrys well, it is very easy to conceal, I like the 40S&W round.

For a SubCompact Glock, I carry the G36...it has a smaller capacity 6 in the mag and 1 in the chamber.

The G36 takes some practice, the recoil is not unbearable...At the range I practice this handgun at varying distances, from 7 yards to 25...I feel if you have to bet your life on any handgun, then you have to be willing to put the time in with it.

the Glock G23, is a great handgun, for being a compact it really does fire well, and it is easy to be accurate with. I often practice with this, in both static and tactical firing.

For me I am sticking with the larger caliber handguns, I am not a big guy and these guns suit me well.

August 6, 2007, 01:34 PM
+1 for Spider Pig.

Starting our with a Glock is like learning to drive by sitting in the back seat and watching. You WILL learn bad habits that will haunt you for a long time.

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