Which Glock?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by vwimports, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. vwimports

    vwimports New Member

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    I have been looking to get my first handgun. I'm leaning towards the Sub-Compact XD .40 cal. Which glock is the most similar? Really looking for something small..
     
  2. DonnyKC

    DonnyKC New Member

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    i would go with the glock 27. its a subcompact in the .40 caliber
     

  3. vwimports

    vwimports New Member

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    Thanks, going to start doing some research on it now..
     
  4. MadMax34

    MadMax34 New Member

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    Glock...

    Well, get a Glock 30 and be done with it. I shot one last week and it was scary accurate but it did have a nice kick to it. Pretty compact and you can carry the 13rd magazines as back-up when you're out and about. The G19 is very nice and would be cheaper to practice with of course. I'm still in awe of my first glock, which is a 2nd generation G22, but it's a bit more to carry around than a compact model. Still, it can be done...
     
  5. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    To each his own, but if you want no regrets on your first handgun, get a S&W M&P.
     
  6. stetson

    stetson New Member

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    When I hear a description on recoil in a positive note it tells me it's a young guy. I say good for him,I was into snappy recoil twenty years ago. When I
    bought my son his first handgun it was a Glock in 40 cal.I still remember the
    first day we took it to the range;he put magazine in raked the pistol and squeezed of the first two rounds and before the third one was going off the pistol was out of his hand on the ground.That being said,the next two glock
    in my house were glock 17 and a glock 26 with 17 being my primary ccw
    pistol.When I decide to step up to 45acp I have two nice firearms S&W99
    and Springfield 1911.I am not a fan of the forty,as I shot them but I like
    the old true and tried 45acp.Ammo makers have become very proficient when
    it comes making the lighter bullets much more lethal.
     
  7. Angrypoonani

    Angrypoonani New Member

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    Ima +1 this because it's oh so true
     
  8. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I was dead set on buying a Glock for my first handgun. I asked my firearms instructor what he thought of Glocks and he said don't buy it just yet. He took me to the range with his S&W M&P 40, and he had to borrow a friends Glock 22 because he refused to buy one.

    I was struggling to shoot the Glock accurately. The grip kept slipping with every shot (probably because my hands aren't rectangular), the trigger just felt wrong, and it was a bit snappy. He then handed me his M&P, and I had the biggest **** eating grin on my face because just from holding it, I knew why he wanted me to hold off on buying a Glock. Very comfortable ergonomically, easy to shoot, and I was getting VERY good groups for a beginner.

    Glock was the pioneer of polymer frame handguns and they are never going to be forgotten for that. But there are several companies that make superior polymer frame handguns, kind of like the apprentice surpassing the mentor. I strongly suggest you look at, and rent/shoot, some other handguns before you buy a Glock. Try Smith and Wesson, Sig Sauer, and Springfield for starters.

    Or you could just buy a 1911 and get it over with.:rolleyes:
     
  9. MadMax34

    MadMax34 New Member

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    Glock...

    My range doesn't have any other polymer pistols available with the exception of a crappy Springfield XD9 Sub that failed to feed within the first magazine use. For some reason all of my shots were going to the upper left of center mass so I gladly returned it and smiled knowingly at my Glock. Then I rented a Glock 30 with much more recoil and shot the 45ACP round for the first time in my life. The center portion of the target was almost gone after one magazine, which was pretty good at around 20 feet for me, who is a beginner. Plus it was in Commie California with those BS magazine restrictions so regardless of caliber, I only had 10 shots. With the right grip, recoil isn't too bad.
     
  10. DonnyKC

    DonnyKC New Member

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    my main two ccw guns are a glock 19 and a glock 30. depending on what i am wearing. but i carry the glock 30 about 75% of the time. i like the way it feels in my hand. but i will try out the m&p soon.
     
  11. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you like Glocks,Buy one of each,then decide.:D I'm not a big fan of the .40,
    no reason really,just have my hands filled with the other calibers.
    These are really tuff questions,which one,good luck. My solution,I bought
    a G17-19-26-20-29-30-36 ,the question is what will I buy next..21 SF,?
    Help me....!
     
  12. Referman

    Referman New Member

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    I was in the same predicament. I had my sights set on an M&P40 or a G22. Because I live in Colorado and work in California, I was able to research with many gun dealers to get an opinion on which one to choose. Obviously, the "which ever one feels better" came up. That is not what I wanted to know. To my amazement, there was not one dealer that chose the M&P over the Glock. There were even several dealers (in both states) that would stake their reputation on backing Glock.

    Last weekend, I had an opportunity to shoot with a friend with a M&P40. After several times, back-and-forth and 500 rounds later, I knew I had made the right choice.

    I heard from my friend on Tuesday. He is the proud owner of a G22 and his M&P is listed on an online gun auction.
     
  13. jedster

    jedster New Member

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    i love the way my glock fits in my hand. i carry a g23 which is the mid frame .40cal and if its your first pistol you might want to check out the glock models that are compensated. just add a c at the end of the model number when your checking it out.
     
  14. wolfshead

    wolfshead New Member

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    I tested the Glock 36 .45 ACP last week. It is very light 20 oz and has a small barrel. It is great for conceal carry. The dealer was trying to make me get the new 22 with the rough texture, but I felt that was a little to large for conceal carry. I need to workout and gain some weight because the recoil was intense! I am new to guns so I think I need more practice.
     
  15. RevDerb

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    Avalanche! :eek: