First timer CCW: Glock 26 or HK P2000sk?

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    First timer CCW: Glock 26 or HK P2000sk?

    I've never cc'd before (taking the required classes next Sunday) and I am looking for the perfect weapon prior to going to those classes. I will be taking further defensive training subsequent to getting my license. I've narrowed down my choices to either a Glock 26 or HK P2000sk...hoping for some input from owners of these guns. I currently own a Sig Sauer p250 full size, and have only recently gotten serious about shooting. I don't have access to either gun to shoot before buying. Here is what i've conjured up so far regarding my decision:

    Glock:

    -I love glock's reputation for reliability and consistency, although I've heard some iffy tendencies with the Gen 4 guns and their springs acting up.

    -I'm planning on owning a full-size glock in the future and like the idea of interchangeable magazines on the off chance that I might need larger capacity while only carrying a G26.

    -The only thing that hasn't made me buy this gun already is the absence of an external safety. I know that glock has built-in passive safeties, but to be 100% honest I don't know if at this stage in the game I completely trust myself to carry a firearm with one in the chamber and no external safety. Even though I'm a very safety conscious person, I still have jitters because of my lack of experience in carrying. I need input on this^ it's my biggest sticking point right now.

    HK:
    -HK also has a very great reputation and I've heard nothing but great things about the P2000sk

    -The presence of a safety gives me great piece of mind



    Price is really not an issue...I want to get what will be perfect for me. I look at this purchase as more of an investment than an expense. Any help is greatly appreciated...I really would like arguments that can get me to sway either way, I know there are a ton of glock and HK fans out there, but I'm trying to be CONVINCED! Thanks in advance!

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    Whichever you like better.

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    but to be 100% honest I don't know if at this stage in the game I completely trust myself to carry a firearm with one in the chamber and no external safety.
    Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by osududed1313 View Post

    -I'm planning on owning a full-size glock in the future and like the idea of interchangeable magazines on the off chance that I might need larger capacity while only carrying a G26.

    -The only thing that hasn't made me buy this gun already is the absence of an external safety. I know that glock has built-in passive safeties, but to be 100% honest I don't know if at this stage in the game I completely trust myself to carry a firearm with one in the chamber and no external safety
    You should have some knowledgeable person explain (and physically show) you the Glock safeties and how they work. If you don't pull the trigger, it can't go bang. It simply is unable to fire unless the trigger is depressed.
    If you don't carry chambered, you're just carrying an expensive rock. A good holster secures the weapon and covers the trigger.
    Interchangeable mags are certainly a sweet feature of Glocks. Personally, I'm a total Glock fanboy, but it has to feel right to you. My 26 was first, then I got a 23, which felt and shot even better (and still fits all my 26 holsters!). It is an awesome point shooter. I suppose there should be a full size in my future, probably 9mm for mag capacity and control, and so I can use these 33 rd mags as well...

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    If I could only have two pistols....Glock 19 and Glock 26. Throw in a couple of 33 round mags like Yankeejib shows in his pic
    and you are good to go. Just a heads up....learn to carry a gun with or without an external safety. The only safety that matters is the one between your ears and the statement that you feel more safe with an external safety just shows you need more practice and experience to be sure of your own ability to not shoot yourself in the foot. Start out carrying around your house with one in the chamber and go about your day. Carry in a good holster that covers the trigger guard and no Glock will fire without you pulling the trigger. Its normal to feel uneasy about carrying a live loaded pistol but will subside very quickly after you practice at home before going out in the world with a live one chambered. Took me a couple of weeks before I had the courage to carry live all the time.

    the best CCW pistol combo on the planet IMO.

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    One small thing to add, if you do go with a Glock, be sure to get a holster that is stiff so that it doesn't flop over and get caught up in the trigger guard area when you are putting it in the holster.

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    Great gun the glock but I prefer and hk and not with a safety. Just my choice. I also would get a thin pistol as a block of plastic that wide (as a glock) gets really old really quick. Just a thought

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    The safety issue is something that you will overcome with training. The more you learn the better you will understand that the gun is perfectly safe, as long as you keep your finger off the trigger.
    You will also find there is no such thing as the perfect carry gun. That will change over time and with experience. Google "Gun Ranges" in the Columbus area and see if they have the guns available to shoot. Not sure if they have HK P2000, but I can't imagine any range not having a Glock.
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    HK:
    -HK also has a very great reputation and I've heard nothing but great things about the P2000sk

    -The presence of a safety gives me great piece of mind
    My personal choice is the HK P2000SK. The Glock is also a good choice . No wrong answer here...BUT... if you are leaning towards the HK because it has a safety, then you've been misinformed. The P2000sk has no external safety, at least mine doesn't. That is one of the reasons I like the gun by the way. The pistol has a decocker on one trigger variant but not in the LEM trigger variant. Neither sports a safety.



    IMHO, you can't choose a better compact than the HK, but I wouldn't want you to choose it for the wrong reason. Choose it because it is uber-reliable, very accurate, very easy to shoot well, moderates recoil well and has a long useful life, not because of a feature that isn't there. If you absolutely must have a safety then the HK USP Compact is the next best.

    I carry the HK and my son carries the Glock. We shoot together a few times a year and we always swap guns. I like his Glock to shoot, but I prefer a hammer on my CCW. The P2000sk accepts the USPc mags so one can get 13+1 rounds loaded if one desires.

    Perhaps you have this HK confused with the new P30s, which does have a safety.
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    Based solely on the G26 or a H&K I would go with the Glock hands down. I'm not knocking H&K at all, I just don't have any experience with them. You mentioned that you own a P250 full size, I love mine. Did you ever think of getting one in sub-compact? I have all 3 sizes of the P250 and I love them all, and as you mentioned you want the capability of switching out magazines. You can do the same thing with the P250s.

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    First, there isn't a perfect carry weapon. Because there are trade-offs in weight and size, caliber, etc. just find one that you are comfortable with, shoot well, and trust. Shoot as many and as much you can before buying. I carry the G26 quite often and I have no complaints about as a 9mm carry.
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    Carry my G26 everyday and love that there is no external safety to worry about. Keep your finger out of the trigger and it won't go bang.

    Also the Gen4 spring issues do not apply to the subcompacts. They always used the newer spring design and don't have any issues.

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    I would get the p2000sk with an LEM trigger, no safety.

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    As to the hesitation about carrying chambered and needing an external safety, you'll get more comfortable as time goes on. There are a number of helpful threads addressing that topic that offer good advice, such as carrying around the house to get used to it, taking classes, etc.

    That being said, another thing to think about that you may appreciate is that with your thumb firmly on the hammer of the P2000sk as you holster/reholster, you'll feel any snags, etc. that you may be worried about. Thumb on hammer, finger off trigger when handling should remedy most if not all of your concerns. Larger P30 mags also work with the P2000sk IIRC, so you have interchangeability as well if you wanted to do the compact + full size thing with the H&Ks instead of Glocks.

    FWIW, my carry is a P2000 (non-sk version) LEM, which I then had worked over by the folks at GGI. I can't imagine a better all-around pistol. If I could only own one, this would be it (not to knock Glock or anything else, just OMO).

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    Thanks for the replies everyone...I agree with many of you that I will need more training to get comfortable with carrying a live gun. Carrying around the house for a few weeks before I take it outside of the house should help ease my mind.

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