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    Quote Originally Posted by rvl8 View Post
    also, in ct they only allow up to a 10 round magazine, so any of the glocks with a larger magazine wouldn't do me any good
    I don't think that's accurate. You might recheck your info. I lived in CT until 2003 and owned all kinds of full-cap guns.

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    i doubt if the g26 is too fat for your hand
    you'ld have to be smaller than my 5'4" wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by submoa View Post
    Per the quote: G19 is easier to conceal than G17. Never said anything about G26.

    But since you asked, the primary requirement of the original post is home defense with the possiblity to later CCW. Having all your fingers on the grip gives you better control of a handgun. Unless the primary requirement is CCW, why compromise your shooting unnecessarily? Mag grip extensions on a G26 gives you the size of the G19 w/o ammo capacity.

    Further, the G26 is a doublestack mag. If concealment is enough of a concern to go subcompact, thin guns are less prone to printing than thick.
    Your logic makes perfect sense to me. I have the 26 and really like it. I'm spending a lot of time at the range and am getting good groups out of it. Will be carrying it in a couple of weeks when my CPL comes in. Will be using JHP+'s for carry and HD and the least expensive I can get for the range. Haven't found any ammo that it doesn't like yet although I haven't put any Wolf, Blazer steel or reloads through it. Thanks for the comeback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvl8 View Post
    wow I JUST learned from this thread that the glock 26 is double stack...I wonder if it will be too thick for my hand. can i ask you guys something about ccw in 9mm for a glock...


    I tend like to carry right in front, iwb usually. I like holsters that hold the gun up high so i can sit without smashing anything... which would be recommended for me ? I would not want anything longer then a 4" barrel

    also, in ct they only allow up to a 10 round magazine, so any of the glocks with a larger magazine wouldn't do me any good
    I am shooting the 26. I have small hands for a guy and it is not uncomfortable at all to grip or shoot.

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    For me the 19 is more comfortable than the 26, and I have large hands.

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    Glockamania's® 3 Step Program...on selecting a caliber.

    1. Take an NRA basic handgun course.
    2. Try out different Glock calibers and find one that suits you (ergonomics and accuracy).
    3. Buy the Glock!

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    Just as a counterpoint-

    I disagree that there is an extreme difference in felt recoil between a 9mm and .45. Granted, the question is regarding Glock models, but I feel an insignificant recoil difference between a full-sized 1911 and a Glock 19. There are many other variables at play here including barrel length and the overall size of the handgun in question. For example, I feel more confident with placement from my 1911 than I do my .38 snubby. My wife, who has very small hands, can shoot tight groups with a Glock 22 but limp-wrists a 19 to the point where she simply cannot operate the handgun reliably.

    But for an average sized adult male, I'm not sure felt recoil should be the determining factor in a choice between the significantly different performance characteristics of 9mm vs .45

    The best advice given is to shoot a variety of models and calibers and find one you are most confident with. Getting advice is always good, and I am not suggesting you disregard any of the good advice you got here. Merely suggesting that advice is your starting point, rather than your decisioning point.

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    what you need to do is find a good gun shop that rents guns to try out
    and go a head try the glock out why not try all models of glock if not their are different ones you mite want to try like the HK 9mm compact or a fnp-9m
    my wife owns two glock 19 and she love it
    i personally use a fnp-9
    but at the end is up to you

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    Caliber Choice

    I'd have to agree with the selection of 9x19mm for the Glock. You will shoot more and that translates into a more proficient shooter. Get some quality instruction as well, don't just go banging away, it will be worth the cost and the connections you make in class will help as well. I bought a Beretta 92FS for that very reason, I can shoot it more when I'm paying for the rounds downrange. I carry a 96 CCW and as a reserve deputy. I am curious though, I have a Glock 22 that admittedly I don't shoot much, department refurb gun. It has around 3k round through it so far and I have no clue how many rounds through the slide/barrel assembly which sits on the new frame/action. I have never had any problem with the .40 S&W and the issue for uniform deputies is the Glock 22 and those have had thousands of rounds through them without failure. Have I missed something with .40 S&W Glocks?

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    ASSUMING A 230GR @ 800FPS (.45) VS AS 124 @ 1100FPS (9mm)
    GLOCK 19 AND A GLOCK 30 THE DIFFERENCE IS
    FREE RECOIL ENERGY IN FOOT POUNDS OF 9.14 (45) VS 4.91 (9MM)

    The 9mm kicks 54% less than the .45. Felt recoil will differ from person to person, but I would certainly say that is an “extreme” difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Padawan View Post
    The 9mm kicks 54% less than the .45.

    Actually, it appears that the 9mm kicks 54% AS MUCH as the .45 in pistols of the same weight.

    BarbedWireSmile put a Glock 19 against a steel 1911. Recoil is more similar here, but of course it's hardly fair to compare a 39 ounce .45 to a 22 ounce 9mm.
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