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what is best compact glock?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by krnboitae, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. krnboitae

    krnboitae Member

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    for a newbie?
     
  2. Devonai

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    Glock 19. Low recoil, and unless your hands are huge you will be able to get all your fingers around the grip.
     
  3. doc2rn

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    I disagree with the wonder niner, I like the 32 in .357 Sig
     
  4. REC

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    G19
     
  5. BADUNAME13

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    The only Glocks I own are the 19 and 26.
     
  6. kahrcarry

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  9. The Lone Haranguer

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    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:
     
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    Glock 19 for high capacity and 9mm.
    Glock 36 for 6-7rds of 45acp.
     
  11. Kevin108

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    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.
     
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    Glock 19/23 covers the 9mm/.40. For the .45 I like the 36.
    str1
     
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    What? No G29?
     
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    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.
     
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    g29 would get my vote. More for the cartridge than the delivery system.
     
  16. Devonai

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    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?
     
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    The G19 is the way I'd go! ;)
     
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    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.

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    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.
     
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    X10 for the Glock 19. Have one love it. One of the best guns i have ever shot or owned.
     
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    +1 on the Glock 19. It's a great compromise, small enough to conceal, but big enough to be a belt gun.
     
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    Short answer: G19 9mm.

    If I were buying one for me, the G29 10mm Auto.
     
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    G27 or G23

    .40S&W baby!!! Newbie will become an Oldie in no time.
     
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    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)
     
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    For A Newbie G19.easy To Conceal And Carry.very Good Accuracy
     
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