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As in another of my threads I am running into problems deciding on my next carry gun. I am growing increasingly uncomfortable owning only one pistol and I thought I had narrowed my choice down to the G23. I shot the G19 and I really liked the way it felt in my hand. I was just waiting for the G23 RTF to come out. Then I got to thinking about the felt recoil of the .45 push in relation to the snap of a .40. Looking at the G30SF and someone suggested the G36. I will be looking at all of these options and hopefully shooting a few range guns in the near future. Although this will also be a carry gun I will be shooting it at the range, so I need to consider the manners of the gun shooting it for accuracy and proficiency. Any more input from the Glock owners would be greatly appreciated.
 

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As in another of my threads I am running into problems deciding on my next carry gun. I am growing increasingly uncomfortable owning only one pistol and I thought I had narrowed my choice down to the G23. I shot the G19 and I really liked the way it felt in my hand. I was just waiting for the G23 RTF to come out. Then I got to thinking about the felt recoil of the .45 push in relation to the snap of a .40. Looking at the G30SF and someone suggested the G36. I will be looking at all of these options and hopefully shooting a few range guns in the near future. Although this will also be a carry gun I will be shooting it at the range, so I need to consider the manners of the gun shooting it for accuracy and proficiency. Any more input from the Glock owners would be greatly appreciated.


I carry the G23 and it is snappy but not so much that it is hard to control.
 

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I have 2 m 19's and I could not be happier with a gun. I have owned the m 23 and it was not as accurate as the 9mm.
40 ammo is higher, and recoil is slightly snappier.

Some may not agree, but the power difference between the 3 major cals. is so small that, alone should not be the deciding factor.

All handguns for self defense are underpowered. Accuracy and multiple shots are the answer, IMO. Shot to shot time with 9 is slightly faster.
 

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I have 2 m 19's and I could not be happier with a gun. I have owned the m 23 and it was not as accurate as the 9mm.
40 ammo is higher, and recoil is slightly snappier.

Some may not agree, but the power difference between the 3 major cals. is so small that, alone should not be the deciding factor.

All handguns for self defense are underpowered. Accuracy and multiple shots are the answer, IMO. Shot to shot time with 9 is slightly faster.
I'll buy that!
In fact I have.
I carry a G26 for better concealment and carry a G19 mag.
as a back up for more firepower if I need it.
To the OP
I've shot/owned the G36 and the G30 and they were great but I like the G26 better.
 

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i have a G19 and think its great, just big enough to be fun to shoot, yet small enough to be concealed easily. i would highly recommend the 19.

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Glock finger in his reply wrote: All handguns for self defense are underpowered. Accuracy and multiple shots are the answer, IMO. Shot to shot time with 9 is slightly faster.
Lately, this has been my thinking as well. I have a faster recovery time with the 9mm and even the 45 compared to the 40. The 40 had been my carry caliber; lately, it's either a 9mm Glock 19 or 45 cal Glock 36.

If you are good with a 45, I highly recommend the G36 it's my favorite carry, but, everyone Needs a Glock 19! It is a do it all SHTF gun.
 

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All Glocks are great pistols that work. I have a 19, 26, 30SF and a 29SF.

If you want power go for the 10MM 29SF with Double Tap ammo.. The 30SF has less snap than the 36 and is more accurate and holds 10 +1.

Nothing more can be said about the 19 and 26 because they are the so proven.
 

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I have two Glock 19's.

I purchased a .40 conversion setup from LoneWolf. I also purchased a .22 conversion from somewhere. I can't remember. I keep my carry gun (G19) mostly on the same frame but the other one can be 9mm, .40 or .22. It is a nice option to have.
 

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The big difference in the 36 from the 30 is that the 36 is a single stack magazine...which means less round capacity.

You sacrifice capacity for concealability in this case. So you had better make sure you're comfortable carrying an extra magazine with the 36 or be comfortable carrying the wider model 30 and an extra mag. A backup magazine is always a necessity, a magazine failure could be the factor that gets someone injured or killed...a backup mag tranlates to the difference between life or death...one magazine failure will convince you of this (I had mine on a range thankfully).

It's give and take. Pick them up and feel them out. To me, the 36 feels skinny and boxy, the 30 felt better in my hands. You may be different and prefer the 36. Both are excellent shooters.
 

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G19-I carry it daily with Remington Golden Sabre +p's, and use it for competetion and at the range with Remington UMC (and whatever else I can feed it). A Crossbreed Supertuck with the combat cut keeps it hidden under an untucked shirt-holster is tuckable I am not. Concealable, accurate, 16 round capacity, reliable, easy to use, easy to clean-what more can you ask for?

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If you are looking for a concealed carry gun, I'd think again about getting one of those new rough frame models. Have you held one before? It would be like having a piece of sandpaper rub against you all day.
I always wear an undershirt so I am unsure if the RTF would rub me raw. I shot the G19 and really liked it. The reason I was looking at the G23 wasn't really 9mm vs. .40, I know shot placement is key. I just thought that I should own two guns in different calibers. And since I am going into law enforcement I should get used to the .40, that is all they use around here. So G23, Sig P239, HK P2000 were my first considerations before someone threw the .45 in the mix.
 

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I always wear an undershirt so I am unsure if the RTF would rub me raw. I shot the G19 and really liked it. The reason I was looking at the G23 wasn't really 9mm vs. .40, I know shot placement is key. I just thought that I should own two guns in different calibers. And since I am going into law enforcement I should get used to the .40, that is all they use around here. So G23, Sig P239, HK P2000 were my first considerations before someone threw the .45 in the mix.
I feel like if you are going into law-enforcement and will be carrying a sidearm, try to match that in your carry gun. I do realize that your duty weapon will likely be full-size, but if it is a Glock you could proabably duplicate most of the characteristics with a compact model. The more you practice with a single gun/caliber the better you'll be with it.

Good luck.

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I feel like if you are going into law-enforcement and will be carrying a sidearm, try to match that in your carry gun. I do realize that your duty weapon will likely be full-size, but if it is a Glock you could proabably duplicate most of the characteristics with a compact model. The more you practice with a single gun/caliber the better you'll be with it.

Good luck.

Joker1
Thank you for the input. I am going to see what most of the departments around here use. I think most use Sig 226 but the Muskegon City use Glock .40 now.
 
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