Buying a glock

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by potentialglock, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    So I'm about to get CCW and I'm pretty set on getting a glock as my carry weapon. Now I'm just curious what would be a good carry glock? I like the glock 19 and don't wanna go too much smaller because then I just can't handle the weapon well. What guns and holsters would y'all recommend?
     
  2. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    I have two different holsters. One OWB Blackhawk serpa and one IWB N82 pro tactical holster for my Glock 35. Here's a pic. I really like my IWB.

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  3. KeysKelly

    KeysKelly New Member

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    The best Glock in my opinion is the Glock you left on the dealer's shelf to buy your XD. Just my opinion.
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The 19 is a very good size for carry unless you live someplace that gets really hot and you can't dress to the gun. Here in GA near the FL border I have to switch down to my 26 or to my S&W Airweight when it is shorts and tee shirt weather to avoid printing.

    Crossbreed or Theis make good in the waist band holsters. Don Hume makes some good belt holsters.
     
  5. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    The G 19 is a great size gun, then the G26/27 for the sub-compact. If you are looking for a 26/27 put it beside a G 19/23 and see how little difference there is between the two. Like SSGN said if you can dress for the gun go with the bigger one, if not small is the only option sometimes.

    A great holster and good belt will always help out regardless of what you carry.
     
  6. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    Unfortunately I live in Virginia so its T-shirt and shorts weather very often
     
  7. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    This is your first post here?

    I’m sure you know there’s more to a handgun than having a CCW. How much actual, in your hands, firearm shooting experience do you have? If it’s limited, go to a class first, really.

    After my class was over, we were able to handle and shoot lots of different types of handguns. I had thought I was going to get a small single stack 9mm Kahr. It turned out for me the small guns are harder to hold and on to and rack than bigger guns.

    I did end up with a G19. The simplicity of a consistent trigger action showed in my groups, not to mention its operation and cleaning. My point is, if all you know is what you read, without actually shooting a variety of firearms. You’re doing yourself an injustice.

    Had I to do it over, I may have gone for S&W M&P .22 & 9mm, instead of the Rugar 22/45 & G19.
     
  8. cheftonyb

    cheftonyb New Member

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    Go to rockyourglock.com and check out the MIC Razor. Minimal inside carry. U will love it at $22
     
  9. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    I have a blackhawk Serpa for OWB and an Uncle Mikes cheap little holster for inside the waistband. Its only $10 and is flimsy, however it serves its purpose very well. Gun stays in place and I hardly know its there
     
  10. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    And as a side note like many have said a collection of holsters is always a must have. I only have the 2 right now but eventaully want to get to 5-6. A kydex is next on my list
     
  11. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    The glock 23 (what I carry) is the same size as a 19 but in .40S&W. Check them out if you like. The best holster I've found is the max tuck by white hat holsters. www.whitehatholsters.com It's basically the same exact thing as the crossbreed, but with more adjustability, interchangeable kydex shells that can be purchased for $20 to fit other guns if you like to change your carry weapon for whatever reason and don't want to buy a holster for each gun, and they're lower in price than the crossbreed. I'm not connected to the company in any way but I'm completely sold on the product. I have a $300 custom made holster that sits at home in a drawer because it's not as good as the max tuck. And the max tuck can be found for around $50-60
     
  12. cj84

    cj84 New Member

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    Get a 45 acp I absolutely love my 30. I shoot it better than my 19.
     
  13. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    G19 Gen 4 w/Crossbreed IWB shorts & tee all day long. Go baggy.
     
  14. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    The 26 is nice.
     

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  15. GlockRenegade

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    Doesnt even have to be baggy per say, but a little big or loose.

    Sundays i do love me some basketball shorts lol dark tee or muscle shirt. Its hot down here in Texas, some of yall dont know!
     
  16. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I've fired plenty of handguns and personally don't like sub compacts because my hands are too big for them. I wouldn't want my life to depend on something I'm not comfortable with.
     
  17. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    I normally dont like subs either, and I dnt even knoe if it technically qualifies as a Sub compact, but I love the feel on a G36 .45 ACP. Want that as a back up
     
  18. GaMatt72

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    I am a Glock fan and a 40cal fan. I have a G22 and a G27.
     
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  20. clem_

    clem_ New Member

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    Do yourself a favor and forget the glock! buy a XD.