Glock19 ?


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3leggeddog
March 4, 2010, 09:54 PM
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I was at my local range tonight and shot a Glock 19 + a MP40 + my SR9. The Glock + the Mp are range rental guns. I cant believe I shot better with the Glock , my old eyes could see the back sight outlined in white easier. [I wear glasses]
The big question is can I concealed carry a Glock 19 during the summer? I don't know if the 26 will be that much easier,nor how much Less accurate a 26 is? He didn't have any compacts to shot.
THIS DEALER IS WILLING TO GIVE ME $325.00 trade in to wards a new Glock or a MP for my SR9. Thats $80.00 more than any other Dealer in town will do! If you have a 19 or a 26 PLEASE advise.
A big thanks to all those who reply....
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W.E.G.
March 4, 2010, 10:00 PM
I can speak from experience on all the 9mm Glock sizes.

They are all good, and they are all quite easy to conceal if you wear appropriate clothes and a proper gunbelt.

Even the full-size Glock is a lot smaller than most people imagine.

Here is a Glock 22 (full-size .40 caliber) compared to a typical four-inch revolver.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/securitysixcomparedG22.jpg

and here is a Glock 26 compared to a snubnose .38

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/Glock-G26SWM60.jpg

I don't like the mid-size Glocks (like the Glock 19), because my pinky-finger hangs off the bottom of the grip unless a magazine extension is installed on the mag - which defeats the purpose of the mid-size frame.

Honestly, I rarely carry the little G26, because it really is easy to conceal the full-size G22.

EMT40SW
March 4, 2010, 10:24 PM
Keep your other gun. If you join GSSF for $30 you can buy a new Glock 19 for cost... that is $399 new!!! Check it out:

http://www.gssfonline.com/

Also if you are a first responder ever volunteer you can get that price without joining GSSF.

Dr_2_B
March 4, 2010, 10:39 PM
I own the 40 caliber cousins of the 19 and the 26. I carried the 19-equivalent today while last week I carried the sub-compact 26-equivalent mostly. Summers in Michigan I see no problem carrying either. However, the 26 will be decidedly easier to conceal, and you don't give up any accuracy to speak of.

I believe the 19 is one of the finest firearms ever designed because of its balance of size, weight, capacity, & reliability. But the 26 is excellent as well and gives you more carry options.

BTW, in case you're wondering if you can pocket-carry the 26, it doesn't work very well - a little too fat. It'll probably have to be carried on your waist.

Let us know what you decide.

Enachos
March 4, 2010, 10:49 PM
You definitely won't be able to pocket carry one of those suckers! lol

I own a Glock 27 and i find it rather easy to conceal IWB. I'll forget i have it on sometimes. You can go either way but the Glock 26 will definitely be easier to conceal and you really won't give up much accuracy. Subcompact glocks are plenty accurate!

DougW
March 4, 2010, 11:20 PM
I carry either a G26 or G19 in a Fobus or Houston Kydex paddle holster. Always under an untucked shirt. When it's really hot (Texas) I will carry the Bersa Thunder .380, but usually the G26 gets the nod. Being that my concealed weapons are always cocked and "locked", the Glocks are always in a holster. They are safe, but I would not consider pocket carry an option for the G26. I use +2 bases on the 2 G26 mags making gripping easy, but about the same size as the G19, but with a shorter barrel.

desert gator
March 5, 2010, 11:19 AM
I think that the Glock 19 is one of the best handguns ever. It is reliable, accurate, big enough for a duty weapon, small enough for a ccw, has a rail for a light for HD, 15 rounds in a compact frame. If I could only own one gun that would be it.

glockman19
March 5, 2010, 11:33 AM
YES Glock 19

AJChenMPH
March 5, 2010, 12:14 PM
I currently have a Glock 19 on my hip as I type this.

Depending on how big/small you are and what type body you have, a G19 shouldn't be too difficult to conceal -- provided, as others have said, you get a proper holster and belt. I'm 6'0" and 165 lbs, and I can carry it IWB at 3:30 without too much of a problem, although the top back corner of the gun does poke a little bit through my shirt.

If I didn't already have a Taurus PT-709 Slim, I would have gotten the Glock 26 instead. My personal opinion is that it's extremely versatile -- use the OEM 10-round mag (maybe with the GAP floorplate for better grip/control) for concealed carry, and then you can use a G19 mag with a mag extension for range use or open carry.

I sometimes wonder if I shouldn't sell my PT-709 and G19 and go back with my original plan...

3leggeddog
March 5, 2010, 12:47 PM
Thanks for the input.

Next what are some of the IWB holster for the 19 or 26. I don't want it to print much? I'm thinking I like the ones with a [2] snap belt loop.

DERGLOCKINMEISTER
March 5, 2010, 12:47 PM
can't go wrong with either the 19 or the 26 . Easy to carry , super dependable , + 2 mag extension gives the 26 a respectable 12 + 1 . Both are great guns , the 26 is surprisingly accurate , and with the CT laser grip , is a great choice for ccw .

MikePGS
March 5, 2010, 01:08 PM
Keep your other gun. If you join GSSF for $30 you can buy a new Glock 19 for cost... that is $399 new!!! Check it out:

http://www.gssfonline.com/

Also if you are a first responder ever volunteer you can get that price without joining GSSF.
Whaaaa?!?! Where do I get the discount? Would I have to buy through that site or is it just a code I give a retailer? Please give more info.

Nevermind, found it. The info is here http://www.gssfonline.com/2010_GSSF_PPP_INFO_021610.pdf for anyone else interested.

The Lone Haranguer
March 5, 2010, 06:32 PM
This gun is no problem at all to carry concealed. I carried mine in Phoenix, AZ, one of the hottest cities in the country. You have to be willing to dress around the gun a little.

GRIZ22
March 5, 2010, 06:55 PM
The big question is can I concealed carry a Glock 19 during the summer? I don't know if the 26 will be that much easier,nor how much Less accurate a 26 is?

I carried the 17,19, and 26 over a period of about 8 years.

The 19 is the best all around Glock 9mm. A little smaller than the 17, a little bigger than the 26. Big enough to shoot easy but small enough to conceal easy.

The 19 was the standard issue pistol for the agency I worked for and it was carried by everyone in my office from 6-6, 260 lbs to 4-10, 85 lbs. The Glock 26's only plus is if you are using an ankle holster the slightly shorter grip makes it easier to get out. Many put the finger extension or the +2 on the magazine and they have just made the grip the same size as the 19 but have fewer rounds.

A plus for all Glocks is you can sweat all over them with no problems.

If you're going to get one Glock 9mm make it the 19. You can expand from there.

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