Back-up recommendation

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Dizzll, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Dizzll

    Dizzll New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm addicted to buying guns so I am now at the point of making excuses so I'm thinking of getting a BUG lol... My EDC is a G30sf so I'm between the G26/27 for ankle/pocket/shirt tucked in carry. I don't trust the G36 (too many negative reviews). I have no issue with shooting either, they are same size. I also own a G19 and have a Gen4 23 on order. So I have both their big brothers. What to do? 27 Just because it's 40?:confused:
     
  2. Ralphhster

    Ralphhster New Member

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    nice day isn't it
     
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  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I wish I knew about the neg reviews on the 36 before I bought one. I am having trouble with mine. I have a 19 and like it but so does my wife. I was looking at the 26 as it will accept the mags from the 19. 23/27 do the same. I was also looking at another 19 possibly a gen 4.
    I carry a Keltec PF9 (big bug) and a Keltec P3AT as a smaller bug. I carry the 19 when I have enough clothes to hide it. It gets hot here and we dress light. I dont like the recoil impulse of the 40 SW so I went to a 45 which is not as sharp. The 30 was too bulky. The Keltecs are reliable with the right ammo and not if it does not like the ammo.
     
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  4. User Name

    User Name New Member

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    I have a G19 Primary, with a Ruger LCP 380 BUG.
     
  5. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Why in the world would you want to use a 26 or 27 as a BUG? Why not some teeny gun that you could ankle carry or carry it low in a belly band?

    Kahr P380
    Ruger LCP

    Kahr PM9
    Keltec PF9

    I'm not anti-Glock for a primary. 26 or 27 would even work as a primary, but a BUG? Who wants to carry 2 bricks?
     
  6. ET1

    ET1 New Member

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    My primary gun is a Glock 27. My bug gun is a Taurus TCP. I love them both.
     
  7. WoodysKJ

    WoodysKJ New Member

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    What is wrong with the 36's. I have one and it NEVER fails to digest anything i put through it.

    My recommendation is to stick to a caliber. 9mm, 40 sw, 45 acp, what ever. get all one caliber.

    Reason: For the reason most police departments have switched to the glock. Say you have a 23 in your waistband holster, good choice. carry a spare mag in your back pocket. IF you need a back-up gun use the 27.

    mag from the 23 fits the 27 and all is happy. Police switch to glocks because they improve shooting scores but they also make it VERY easy for fellow officers to use each others spare mags if the **** hits the fan. Terrible thing to practice but they do, if an officer is killed in a shoot out, other officers are taught and expected to use what ever amo and mags are available from the fallen officer.
     
  8. Rampco88

    Rampco88 New Member

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    Personally I thinned out my collection. Found I was favoring some guns while others just sat around. What about a little Robar work to one of your guns? I also have a 30SF. And a 19 with a Robar grip reduction, as I'm not a huge fan of the 26. I am considering a new, all stock 19 to shoot and carry. My 19 w/ the grip reduction is nice to carry - not so great at the range. I try to carry my 19 98% of the time IWB. Maybe an S&W Airweight bodyguard for those real hot lazy days..
     
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  9. Rampco88

    Rampco88 New Member

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    True. But, the number one reason why most departments, including mine carry Glocks - is simplicity, which leads to repetition, good techniques and ultimately to improved shooting skills. Let's face it, not all cops are gun guys. Less is better here. I witnessed a suspect in an armed robbery shot through the left buttock at close range after a foot pursuit/apprehension. What happened? In the heat of the moment the officer forgot to decock and holster. Would the Glock prevented this? Maybe. The Glock trigger is a lot less sensitive than a 92F in single action mode. We have the 5.5 lb trigger in our guns.
     
  10. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Nothing wrong with Glocks, but I wouldn't use one as a BUG...too bulky.
    The Glock as primary, and something tiny like a Ruger LCP would be a good setup.
     
  11. Dizzll

    Dizzll New Member

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    Ended up getting a G27 and a LCP lol... small, and smaller...
     
  12. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    It's not the size that matters, its how you use it
     
  13. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Tell us what you think of the Elsie Pea once you've gone to the range. I assume the G27 shoots like any Glock, but the Ruger is a little different.
     
  14. hawkeye

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    I bought a walther pk 380 for my wife because it has an easy slide to rack and manual safeties. I absolutely love this gun!! It is very accurate and it feeds and ejects every time. I basically stole it from her and use it as my summer carry gun. This is a great gun to introduce your gal to shooting.
     
  15. CHLChris

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    Just bought an LCP, myself! Haven't gone to the range yet. I'm waiting for the Golden Sabers to arrive (102grain HP). I hear they cycle well in this notoriously finicky princess, Elsie Pea.

    I also bought a Nemesis to go with it. I have usually bought firm leather pocket holsters, but this one seems to call for a soft, padded cave to huddle in.

    We'll see how it fires.
     
  16. Dizzll

    Dizzll New Member

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    Well I have only carried my 27 since putting about 300rds through it. Amazing gun and just as accurate as the 9mm once you get the grip right. I was worried at first because it hurt my hand like an aluminum baseball bat hitting a baseball wrong. You got to really snug up high on the frame. The 2 finger grip is no problem at all once you get it. I have all the mags for it 9,10,13,15,22 with sleeves and the rest of the goodies. I'm also looking at a 9mm barrel just to cut down on plinking costs. The LCP; Interesting I did not expect it to kick like it did. It has similar recoil to my .357 snubnose revolver. Not fun to shoot but I forced myself to put 100rds through it. Should be good for when I need a gun to fit in a pack of smokes lol... Seriously that thing is small... Lately, being lazy I've actually found myself wearing workout shorts and dropping the 27 in the pocket (unchambered, with 9rd mag) and doing quick errands cuz I like it soooo much. I was considering a 23 also but with the 13rd mag it's the same thing!
     
  17. AgentRego

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    I go with a Glock m19 for CC, with a Kahr p380 as a BUG/summer gun.
     
  18. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    an LCP is a great back-up choice, I wouldn't use it for CC though. I chose the G19 for CC because it's well rounded and reliable.


    I still wanna buy an LCP though....
     
  19. AgentRego

    AgentRego New Member

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    I looked/checked out the Ruger LCP. I didn't like the way it shoots, or feels in my hand. Even though the Kahr is smaller, it just handles better, IMHO. I also looked at the TCP, the Kel-Tec, and considered a PPK or Bersa. The larger size of the Bersa is nice, but then it made me consider a small 9mm, like the Taurus PT709 "Slim", or perhaps another smallish 9mm. It might be nice to have another 9, as I have a good sized stash of this caliber.
     
  20. AgentRego

    AgentRego New Member

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    Shoot the LCP before you buy one. It changed my mind.