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Choosing my GLOCK 17 over my Sig P229

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RTFM, Aug 27, 2007.

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  1. RTFM

    RTFM member

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    Yup I think I'm ready to make the move.
    I love my Sig P229 (.40S&W) dearly - it has been a faithful companion for the last seven years.

    Recently I purchase a new in box - Gen 2 G17 (yup new as in still had the copper anti seize on it...) and have been putting it through the typical paces one does when they purchase a new gun.
    Different ammo, lots of rounds waiting for something to go wrong.

    Well I'm about 4,000 rounds in to the G17 and not a single FTF FTE etc etc etc.... you all know the drill. So this weekend I took them both to the range with about 500 rounds for each and I realize now that the G17 just work better for me.
    Fit, natural point of aim, recoil and recover all work "better" for me with the G17.

    It kills me to admit (like giving away your favorite puppy) but the G17 will get a new holster and the honor of riding on my hip.

    I'm open to suggestions for open top - outside waist band holsters.
    What works - what to stay away from?

    RTFM
     
  2. W.E.G.

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    Simple as the Glock.

    Fobus kydex paddle holster (not the "Roto" model)

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  3. gtmtnbiker98

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    I use the Blackhawk CQC holster for my G17.
     
  4. Geno
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    Hard to beat a Glock...17 or 19, or any other. Congrats!
     
  5. mballai

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    I like the Desantis Mini-slide holster.
     
  6. Phantom Warrior

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    I second W.E.G.'s suggestion of a Fobus paddle holster. I've been carrying my Glock 23 in one for four years now and I'm very pleased with it. I also carry a Fobus single mag pouch on the other side.

    I like this holster because it's inexpensive and simple to take on and off. If I'm stepping out the door to walk around the block w/ my dad I don't have to sit there and fumble with my belt. I can just slide it on and go. Plus, for $20 you really can't go wrong.
     
  7. GTSteve03

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    My friend had a bad experience with the Fobus paddle for his Glock 22. The fit was way too tight and he got some scratches trying to draw.

    I bought the Comp-Tac speed paddle for my Glock 21 and it worked great. The design held tightly to the belt but the draw was smooth and easy. I highly recommend them.
     
  8. glockgod

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    Welcome to the dark side!
     
  9. gudel

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    Rust is the thing you just don't see with a G machine :)
    I have Galco Matrix. I've seen other holsters people often mention here, but I think the Matrix is very well made and looks better.
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  10. W.E.G.

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    If you find a "too-tight" Fobus holster, just get some of the cheap silicone spray (automotive section at WAL*MART). Spray the silicone on a paper towel, and wipe-down the inside of the Fobus holster. Only do this if your holster is truly too tight. Otherwise, you may compromise the retention features of the holster if you make it too slick.
     
  11. CountGlockula

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    Glad to hear that! I currently have a Galco Cop Slide, Uncle Mike's and Fobus paddle holsters. Both are OWB.

    Just to add on your commentary:

    Yesterday I trained with my Glock 35 in an Advanced hand gun self defense course. We ended up competing on shooting down metal plates and guess what? I got 4 out of 6. It could've been 6 out of 6, but I ran out of ammo. My competition was using a Sig P229.

    Secondly, I work at a shooting range and we rent out guns. Our XD 9 has been a jam-o-matic! The best was when a customer came out of the firing line and called for me...DOUBLE FEED!!!:what:

    He ended up renting a Glock 19 and had no problems since.
     
  12. Scorpiusdeus

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    I guess it's different strokes for different folks, but I am stunned to see a glock out do a Sig. It's just not possible. Are you on medication?

    The Sig is superior to all others and is the Ferrari of combat handguns. The Glock is like a.... Kia. :)
     
  13. Kevin108

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    +1 on the Fobus GL2. It's a cheap holster, but I think it's great!

    The large paddle disperses the weight over a large area.
    It stays attached very well to all the pants/belt combos I've tried.

    I always dress up some for OC and my usual gun belt (Aker polymer lined) is just too scarred to look nice with and my dress belt is a flimsy JC Penny's piece. The inner rubber liner helps stabilize the holster even further, which is especially useful if you don't always wear a proper gun belt.
     
  14. Rob1035

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    Tried all the rest, 226, 228, 220, M9, XD, M&P. A close to stock G17 rides with me everywhere, to competition (IDPA) and back, and all places in between.
     
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    glock, sig, 1911

    Just do not leave them all at home.
     
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    I'm proud to say my HK's bested my Sigs in every aspect, build quality, reliability, rust proofness and customer service.
     
  17. Scorpiusdeus

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    Clearly you are mistaken or a Blasphemer. Either way, submit yourself for drug testing. :)
     
  18. 10-Ring

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    Congrats on the G17! IMO, the 9mm Glocks are the nicest guns in their inventory.
    I've been carrying my G19 in a leather paddle holster from Don Hume -- sorry I forget the model designation :(
     
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    I'd have to agree with 10-Ring. The 9mm Glock is what glock is, was, and always will be about. The best of the bunch. Except for it's big, mean brother: the Glock 20/29. Gotta say that's my favorite 10mm handgun by far. Just not as "practical" and probably not as inexorably durable as the G17.
     
  20. gudel

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    You don't know me well enough to issue such statement, whether it was a jest or not. My result is clean, now time for your psychiatric evaluation. Sig people. :rolleyes:
     
  21. dasmi

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    I just bought my first Glock. It's a 17, and is also my first brand new handgun. I can't stand the wait much longer. Stupid California cooling off period.
     
  22. RTFM

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    Scorpiusdeus - I also am surprised that the GLOCK out preforms my SIG, but I not so macho that I need to pick a "gun camp" and live with them until I die.

    When some thing that works for me comes along that works better - you try to break it, if it fails than it was not meant to be.
    If it surpasses your present bench mark, don't let ego interfere common sense.

    I also own a P220 .45 acp - and guess what? GLOCK makes .45 also..... but the P220 was not my primary side arm, so I never considered a GLOCK .45 - things have changed, I now am ready to re-evaluate - once again.


    dasmi - Sorry to hear about the wait, I don't know how I'd handle that (like everyone else I suppose...:rolleyes:) here in Idaho it's get it and go.

    I bought the Gen 2 become 1) it was NIB and 2) the Gen 3 guns force my fingers in to a position that is not natural for me. 3) The SIG decocker is bothereing me lately.

    In a high stress situation, I'm questioning my fine motor skills to decock before holstering. I happen to read a great article from Massad Ayoob about just that problem (high stress and re-holstering with SIGs cocked in SA mode) and it pushed me over the edge to re-re-consider GLOCK and it's safe action trigger.

    so far - so good.


    As for holsters I think I'm close to the


    DeSantis Chek-Mate security belt slide

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    Bianchi Model 82 Carry lock

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    I'm leaning towards the DeSantis because it requires the thumb to release not my middle finger.
    READ: My thumb can not inadvertently reach the trigger on release where as my middle finger finger can.

    Not good.

    And lastly (thanks to gudel) the Galco Matrix M5X
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    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    Shoot and stay safe.

    RTFM
     
  23. Scorpiusdeus

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    I'm just ribbing you guys, take it easy. I am surprised, but I realize there is no one size fits all solution. I've tried Glock more than once and it's just not for me. Sad since it's one of the few 10mm we Californians can own, but I didn't like they way they feel in my hand, it rattled, and I didn't shoot well with it.

    Just the same if it works for you, good for you.
     
  24. CountGlockula

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    Galco Cop Slide with my BAD Arse G35 in OD Green

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  25. Rumble

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    I have the Galco concealable (here) for the G19. It's a very nice holster, but the forward cant is pretty aggressive, and I've found that if you wear it just behind your hip (okay, if I wear it just behind my hip), the rear corner of the slide makes a very sharp and noticeable corner under my shirt. This may be because I've got The Handles of Love, but I've found that it's best right at the 3:00 position, rather than at 3:30.

    I've also found out that the Bianchi Minimalist with Slots for the G19 does not actually fit a G19. The gun doesn't sit far enough in, and I was able to easily slip my finger in and pull the trigger while the gun was holstered. I don't know if it was a mislabeled box, or what, but just thought I'd let you know since you're looking for Glock holsters.
     
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