Glock Model Advice Needed *

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by GlockShock, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. GlockShock

    GlockShock New Member

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    Thinking about picking up a new Glock. What's the most powerful and concealable? If you say the 10 mm, is it better overall than than .45 ACP "21"?
     
  2. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    I'd say the 10mm far exceeds the .45 ACP. If you look into a Glock 29 it would be pretty concealable...
     

  3. GlockShock

    GlockShock New Member

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    Thanks Jordan, I'll check them both out. I was going to pick up the "21" until I started thinking about more power, and maybe more concealable. The "21" may not be much different than my 1911 A1 (the same more or less?). Now just need to check with local shop/s to find out what "flies" in the state I live in, and see if any restrictions.
     
  4. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    What state do you live in?

    Also, If you purchase a full size 10mm(Glock 20) you can put a Glock 21 slide on it and shoot .45. You can also buy conversion barrels for .40S&W, .357Sig, 9x25 dillion.
     
  5. GlockShock

    GlockShock New Member

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    That's a lot of great info; thanks. I've never "altered" a gun, but may take your advice, and would have a local gunsmith do the work.

    California. I had a gun shipped recently from a dealer in Florida, only to find it had some kind of roster restriction.
     
  6. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    Not sure on the restrictions in Cali.

    But, it isn't really altering the gun. All the conversion barrels are just drop-ins. You just take off the slide, pull out the factory barrel and place conversion barrel in.

    To put the glock 21 slide on a glock 20 frame you just remove slide and place new one on. Super easy, you can't mess it up.

    If you have any other questions or anything feel free to ask. I have a G20 and would be happy to help.
     
  7. GlockShock

    GlockShock New Member

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    You've given me some excellent advice; thanks a lot, and will let you know of any additional needed. After I make the decision, then have to go through the 30 day wait in Cal before taking possession. If I get the one you mention, I may even give it "a shot" trying to swap the slide myself.

    Your G20 sounds cool. Will keep you updated.
     
  8. GlockShock

    GlockShock New Member

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    Hey Jordan,
    I got a G30 SF. After checking it out at a shop, and pre-outfitting it with a grip extension, it felt just right for what I preferred/considered.
    I checked out the G21 and a couple others, that are similar in size and/or weight. (I have a couple full-size 1911 A1's - about the size of the G21, except for the big 21 slide, but I think they're heavier than Glocks.) So, for a first Glock, I decided to go for the compact & concealable 30. The 21 is excellent too (with that wicked slide), and it was a tough choice, but as my dealer says; "A lot of guys have a bunch of different Glocks." Good sales pitch and I may get one eventually, or maybe go with your recommendation of the of the G20 with the 21 slide.
    Now I have a 30 day waiting period.
    Will let you know how it goes after picking it up.
    Later.
     
  9. jglock22

    jglock22 New Member

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    30 day wait what. It was 10 days when I got my G22 just this year.
     
  10. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Even 10 days is too long, i walk in my LGS and in less than 20 minutes i walk out with my gun
     
  11. jglock22

    jglock22 New Member

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    20 min would be nice. But here in Cali. And there gun laws.
     
  12. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    California, yep that sounds about right. Its a wonder that they dont require the barrels to be filled with lead :)

    I was born in california, glad i got the hell out of there!
     
  13. GlockShock

    GlockShock New Member

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    Thanks for the info, and laughs guys.

    Yup, Cal has a 30 day wait. It's good, for the sake of "cooling down" the occasional murderer, but, whackos are going to obtain guns on the street if they can't legally acquire one.

    Looking forward to picking up my new G30!
     
  14. jglock22

    jglock22 New Member

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    I know it's a 30 day wait to buy a handgun after the one been bought. But it's still a 10 day wait
     
  15. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    30 days must suck. Hear in AL I can walk in and in 20 min walk out with 5 new guns and ammo.
     
  16. MULESKINNER

    MULESKINNER New Member

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    If you are looking for a concealed carry Glock pistol, why not go with a compact or sub compact Glock. I carry a MOD 23 40 CAL in the winter time and a MOD 27 40CAL in the summer with shorts. I have a full size MOD 22 40CAL, but it's a bit too large and heavy to conceal carry for me. A full size Glock in any model is a bit large and heavy for a concealed carry weapon.

    The 40CAL is a good round out of a short barrel. Take a look at the site where the guys did the round testing through different length barrels. It's called "Ballistics by the inch." What say you?
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2012
  17. yogiboobooranger

    yogiboobooranger New Member

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    Hey great choice on buying the G30! I have and I carry a G30SF and I love it. Very accurate too..more accurate than I am. For range use and for an additional carry mags, I purchased a G21 13 round mag and an A&G extension to use. Nice to know that you have an additional 13 rounds of .45acp if needed. I suggest you get the same setup.