If it was me and I were to carry on a duty belt I would look at perhaps a Blackhawk Serpa.
Like this: BLACKHAWK ! *Level 3 SERPA Auto Lock Duty Holster
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Both are good pistols. The G19 is probably the best CCW pistol available if you ask me. Much more shootable than the 23 imo.
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If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.
Edit: I just noticed that you need a OWB duty holster for work and not a IWB for CC. I'd look for a level III retention holster from DeSantis, Bianchi, or another established, quality vendor of duty gear to LE. I think Safariland makes a level III holster in leather.
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I pretty much hate retention devices on holsters. That having been said, if I were forced to use one it would be the SLS hood from Safariland for a duty holster, or one of Lou Alessi's snap top holsters for CCW. Either holster works well and requires no extra training to use properly (unless you opt for the level 3 version from Safariland).
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I own a G26 and a G23. Enjoy them both equally. The G26 simplifies carry when wearing tuck-in shirts because I can pocket holster it (check out Pocket Holsters for a nice option). The slightly lighter recoil with the G26 offsets (IMO) the shorter grip concerns that some may have with a subcompact...a subcompact in your pocket is better than the larger frame gun you left at home!
How often do Glock springs need changing?
Good question.....consult your owner's manual. Nobody knows what specific springs you're talking about. There are several springs in a Glock pistol. I figure most springs would outlast the user unless stressed more than their design. I'd hope mine go over 10K rounds before any maladies occur.
My current duty gun is a G23, my former duty gun was a G19. The only reason for the change was because I switched depts, not a personal preference. In fact, I would have a very hard time deciding between the two. Both calibers will do the job and the difference in recoil is not significant IMO. I shoot +p in my 19, if I shot standard 9mm than the 23 would have more noticable recoil.
Capacity is close. I still carry my 19 off-duty occasionally. Most of the time it is my 23 on-duty and a 27 off-duty.
The only issue that I would base it on if I had to would be cost of ammo. I don't pay for my .40 (dept issued). If I had to pay I might consider 9mm.
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and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII
I have owned them both and always go back to the G19! In fact, got two of them now!
Last edited by JD; July 7th, 2008 at 06:16 PM.
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