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The Viking
12-01-2011, 10:45
The 9mm G 19 or the 45 acp G 36?
The G -19 holds more rounds and is easier to shoot making it easier to place follow up shots on targets. Ammo and ease of fire encourages more practice.
The G 36 has a more powerful caliber making the first shot more effective; but it is not a pleasant gun to shoot or practice with.
Which one do you chose and why?:upeyes:

Dogpatch06
12-01-2011, 11:07
I am a new shooter and a wimp, so I went with G19.

I might get a .45 at some point in the future. Too much for me now.

ksmedman
12-01-2011, 11:13
I am a new shooter and a wimp, so I went with G19.

I might get a .45 at some point in the future. Too much for me now.

I'm neither a new shooter, nor a wimp.
I've carried various 45's for years, but I recently went with a G19 for my main carry gun.
It's a good choice regardless of background. 15 rounds of modern 9mm ammunition is nothing to sneeze at.

vetmedglock30
12-01-2011, 11:17
Between the two choices listed, I would pick the G19.. However, G30sf is still king in my book.

eclark53520
12-01-2011, 11:17
Why the G36?

The G30 is easily concealable. 10+1 of .45 ACP goodness!

During the winter I daily carry my G21.


The G19 is a fantastic carry gun though. He's right, 15+1 of modern 9mm will do some serious damage. I'm just fond of the 45 caliber myself.

ViennaGambit
12-01-2011, 11:18
I went trough the same process, rented and shot pretty much all the Glocks, and here are my points to consider:

1. I think the .45acp is easier to shoot than the 9mm - more "push" and less "snap."

2. The .45 Glocks have more barrel riffling so they are MUCH more accurate.

3. A more fair comparison is the G30 in .45 to the G19 - they are both double stacked, where the 36 is a single stack and only gives 7 rounds.

4. You get a lot less rounds in the 36 vs. 19.

5. Can you afford to shoot .45acp as much as 9mm? There is a decent difference in price. A larger caliber means jack ***** if you cant shoot it well and practice, practice, practice.

6. How big are you and your hands? If you have smallish hands, you may like the slim grip of the 36. I have medium hands and hated the 36. If you are fatter it may be harder to conceal a double stack as opposed to the slimmer 36.

I would still go for the G30 over the G36 any day of the week - just feels much better and I like the added capacity with not much of a difference in concealability. In addition to the G30, I would ALSO get a 9mm - you cant go wrong with the G19, but if you are a smaller dude or have a tough time concealing or want the cargo short carry option (like me :D), you can go for the G26.

Regardless, you need to SHOOT THEM YOURSELF and then decide - the feel is very different - and it will be worth the money you spend on rentals in the long run to make sure you got the gun that fits you best and has the type of feel you like.

I own a G30 and G26 and feel like all of my basis are covered.

ViennaGambit
12-01-2011, 11:18
Why the G36?

The G30 is easily concealable. 10+1 of .45 ACP goodness!

+100 - beat me to it.

hddave
12-01-2011, 11:19
I have a G36, But choose either a G19 or G26 for capacity and ease in follow up shots. Find them much more managable than .45 .Don't mean to start a caliber war, Just personal choice.

Ahmid
12-01-2011, 11:21
If I was starting all over again I would carry a G29...

usmc4641
12-01-2011, 11:24
I daily carry the G21SF. I find it more fun to shoot than my 19. 13+1 of .45acp vs. 15+1 of 9mm is kind of a wash in my book.

TX58
12-01-2011, 11:32
The 9mm G 19 or the 45 acp G 36?
The G -19 holds more rounds and is easier to shoot making it easier to place follow up shots on targets. Ammo and ease of fire encourages more practice.
The G 36 has a more powerful caliber making the first shot more effective; but it is not a pleasant gun to shoot or practice with.
Which one do you chose and why?:upeyes:

If you don't want or like the Glock 30(sf), then I suggest the Glock 36 however, if you're open to suggestions, I suggest you get a Glock 36 upper, put it on a Glock 30(sf) lower and NOW you have the best of both worlds - the "slim" upper of a Glock 36 that will (usually) fit any Glock 19/23/32 holster - whereas the Glock 30 will not - AND you get the 10 round magazines everybody else mentioned is handy in the Glock 30 AND you can use the 13 round Glock 21 magazines using an A&G adaptor AND you can use the nine round flush fitting Glock 30 magazine for concealment AND it's a 1/4 lighter that the Factory Glock 30 AND with the Glock 30 lower you now can use a tactical light AND it looks, feels and shoots GREAT - I've shot four hundred rounds through mine with not one failure to feed, fire or function (eject). I know you probably can't tell, but that Hybrid is now (and will remain so unless Glock makes a factory version) my carry gun. :supergrin:

eclark53520
12-01-2011, 11:39
If you don't want or like the Glock 30(sf), then I suggest the Glock 36 however, if you're open to suggestions, I suggest you get a Glock 36 upper, put it on a Glock 30(sf) lower and NOW you have the best of both worlds - the "slim" upper of a Glock 36 that will (usually) fit any Glock 19/23/32 holster - whereas the Glock 30 will not - AND you get the 10 round magazines everybody else mentioned is handy in the Glock 30 AND you can use the 13 round Glock 21 magazines using an A&G adaptor AND you can use the nine round flush fitting Glock 30 magazine for concealment AND it's a 1/4 lighter that the Factory Glock 30 AND with the Glock 30 lower you now can use a tactical light AND it looks, feels and shoots GREAT - I've shot four hundred rounds through mine with not one failure to feed, fire or function (eject). I know you probably can't tell, but that Hybrid is now (and will remain so unless Glock makes a factory version) my carry gun. :supergrin:

I would love to see Glock start offering this as a factory weapon. It just makes perfect sense!

I don't understand why the slides have to be sooo friggin wide on the 45 stuff anyway...just added weight.

RX7Boricua
12-01-2011, 11:52
I've posted about this before... I carried a 36 for a year until I recently saw footage on TV of a nearby IHOP robbery with 4 bad guys (1 pistol, 3 stunguns). Once I saw that, I felt completely undergunned with 13rds of .45ACP and immediately picked up a Gen4 19. I now carry the 19 in an MTAC with a spare mag at all times. I feel MUCH better carrying 31rds of 124gr +P GDHP or HST on me. Criminals nowadays are getting bolder and are starting to work together when committing their crimes. For me, capacity, quicker followups, cheaper/more training, and the effectiveness of current 9mm offerings were enough for me to switch. And to think, I used to be one of those 9mm haters...

Jose

E-2-E
12-01-2011, 12:04
Of the two I'd go with the G19

Taurus851
12-01-2011, 12:14
glock 30 SF is what i carry. although i'm in the market for a g19

RLee3
12-01-2011, 12:27
I carry a G19 Gen3 and have for years and years. I use 147gr Ranger ammo for a defense round. Capacity is key. To much is never enough! Multiple threats are a concern. My extra mags are Glock 17 mags or I will use 19 mags with plus +2 ext.

Anybody who tells you 9mm is weak is wrong.
I laugh and always ask if they want to stand in front of my target... LOL
Nobody ever takes me up on that...LOL (thank god!)
I also have a G21SF and a HK USP Tactical 45acp but at 6ft 190lbs they are hard to hide...
BTW consider a G23 because you can run conversion barrels and use 9mm or 357Sig in addition to the 40sw. I will do a G23 if or when I replace my G19

RiverRat5.0
12-01-2011, 12:28
Carry the G36. If you shoot someone with the 9mm you risk having the round bounce off their body or having it go through so fast that the body seals itself up after being shot! Seriously do research! :whistling::supergrin::upeyes:

But in all reality I think both firearms will do. They are both similar in size so go with what your most comfortable shooting. Also if ammo costs impact your ability to go to the range i would buy the 9mm. Thats just me. Good luck with your choice!

RLee3
12-01-2011, 12:32
Oh also consider a CrossBreed Holster for carry. They are great!
http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/

JimIsland
12-01-2011, 12:34
The 9mm G 19 or the 45 acp G 36?
The G -19 holds more rounds and is easier to shoot making it easier to place follow up shots on targets. Ammo and ease of fire encourages more practice.
The G 36 has a more powerful caliber making the first shot more effective; but it is not a pleasant gun to shoot or practice with.
Which one do you chose and why?:upeyes:

I'm not trying to deter you from the G19 or G36 however, go to a range and rent a G30SF. That gun is so easy to shoot good ,it's amazing. My G26 has more "snap" than my sons G30. Don't get me wrong, the G30 has recoil but it's a different kind of recoil and very, very manageable. Try one for yourself and see.

Climb14er
12-01-2011, 12:50
I'm neither a new shooter, nor a wimp.
I've carried various 45's for years, but I recently went with a G19 for my main carry gun.
It's a good choice regardless of background. 15 rounds of modern 9mm ammunition is nothing to sneeze at.

Exactly my same thoughts!

My bedside gun is a Sig P220 .45ACP and my CCW is a Glock 19 loaded with Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P in either Sparks or Bulman IWB or OWB holsters.

Feel very comfortable! :thumbsup:

akroguy
12-01-2011, 13:15
G19, more rounds, more holes, less bulk to carry on the belt. I LOVE the .45, but real-world dictates for me that a 9mm fits my body and hand size better and allows me to get more rounds on target, quicker. I'm doing a grip reduction on my 19 now, and it's really starting to feel nice. Glock, PUHLEEASE get rid of the friggen HUMP!

Redstate
12-01-2011, 20:14
I usually carry a G27 in the winter. I recently obtained a G36. I have carried it. I plan to regularly carry the 36 as soon as my tritium front sight arrives so that I can install it.
I also have a 19. All are great guns; however, the 19 is bigger and heavier than the 27 and the 36 and therefore less comfortable to carry. The 27 and the 36 weigh about the same fully loaded and the 36 is thinner than all the others and is slightly larger than the 27.
For me, the recoil in the 19 is like nothing compared to the recoil of the 27 and the 36. To me, the recoil of the 27 is greater than that of the 36. I like the feel of the recoil of the 36. I enjoy practicing with it. In fact, last weekend, I used it in an IDPA competititon.
Hopefully, you will have the opportunity, if you haven't already, to try them both. Only you can decide what fits your needs, desires and comfort.

Glock40man
12-01-2011, 20:36
There is no right or wrong answer. Carry what you feel comfortable with.

jwhite75
12-01-2011, 20:43
Befoe I even read your post I was gonna recommend the G19.

tango44
12-01-2011, 22:02
G19 is my daily carry.
love my G21 but too big for EDC.
G36 is not an optin for me!

BULLYBOY13
12-01-2011, 22:10
glock 36

MoCop
12-01-2011, 22:18
The 19. Ammo is cheaper which means you can practice more and is more pleasant to shoot (for me at least). With the right holster and belt, the 19 is very easy to conceal.

Deployment Solu
12-01-2011, 22:21
I own both and carry both. The higher capacity of the g19 is a plus, but I don't feel too under gunned with 19 rds of .45(two spare 6rd mags).

BrewerGeorge
12-02-2011, 08:14
When I was younger, I was a lot more impressed by caliber and power and "one-shot-stop" percentages. I wrote the 9mm off for years as a "backup" caliber - and let's face it 9mm WAS still pretty weak 20 years ago. But, IMO, modern bullet design has now brought 9mm back solidly into the range of primary carry. Also, as I've aged and spent years where I was forced by circumstances to carry .380 or even .25, I've felt more and more that it's the hand and eye behind the trigger, not the bullet inside the gun that makes an effective SD setup. If that's the case, then more rounds are a big advantage.

FireHouseRock
12-02-2011, 15:31
There's already a lot of good advice here but I would skip the G36.

I own a G19 and a G30SF. Either one is great for concealed carry. If you're planning to carry IWB, the G19 is a bit easier for that, since it doesn't fill out so much of your waistband. But I just have some loose fitting jeans I wear with the G30. Gun and holster takes up about an inch and a half of the waist! So if your pants are a bit on the tighter side, and you don't want to buy a bunch of new pants, consider the thickness of the gun.

But steer clear of the G36. For about the same price you're getting a lot more gun in either the G19 or G30SF!

DeLo
12-02-2011, 17:50
G21 in a crossbreed.
No exceptions.

tuica
12-02-2011, 17:54
Glock G36!

barth
12-02-2011, 18:04
The 9mm G 19 or the 45 acp G 36?
The G -19 holds more rounds and is easier to shoot making it easier to place follow up shots on targets. Ammo and ease of fire encourages more practice.
The G 36 has a more powerful caliber making the first shot more effective; but it is not a pleasant gun to shoot or practice with.
Which one do you chose and why?:upeyes:

I'm curious as to why the options are only 9mm or 45 acp?
There's a reason over 50% of LE run 40.
I know it's mainstream, and not vogue and whatever else...
But it was designed to bridge the gap between the two.
And has successfully done that IMHO.
Particularly in short barreled SD guns.

Plus the compact and sub compact 9mm/357/40 are all about the same size and weight.
With modern bullets any of these calibers, adding 45, will do for SD.
My way of thinking is find out what platform size and caliber YOU shoot best with and go with that.

The cool thing is you can't lose.

smitty704
12-02-2011, 18:31
G19 gen 4 in a crossbreed supertuck.....perfect

Front Sight
12-02-2011, 19:55
Viking
A 230 or 200 grain bullet in .45 cal. is hard to beat. The G30 with a 11 rounds is pretty heavy. With a wide belt and a good holster on your strong side at 4:00 you can get used to it. If you are carrying it for protection in my opinion it would be your best choice especially if there were several attackers. I prefer the wider grip as it does cushion the recoil some and helps to place my finger on the trigger properly. Keep in mind that you do need to practice drawing and firing to become proficient no matter which gun you get.
You could also consider the G38 the grip is a little narrower and you still get the .45 cal. Those who have the G38 think quite highly of them.

Comedian
12-02-2011, 19:57
I carry my G19 everyday.

Lior
12-03-2011, 13:30
Carry whichever gun gives you the most situational awareness so that you can avoid multiple bad guys in the first place.

But seriously - both guns are very good pieces of defensive hardware, but you will be doing the most work of avoiding the need to use a firearm and training to know how and when to shoot.

My personal choice would be a nineteen because niner ammo is cheaper to train to competency hereabouts, but with basement reloading the difference may be negligible.

xmanhockey7
12-03-2011, 14:25
The 9mm G 19 or the 45 acp G 36?
The G -19 holds more rounds and is easier to shoot making it easier to place follow up shots on targets. Ammo and ease of fire encourages more practice.
The G 36 has a more powerful caliber making the first shot more effective; but it is not a pleasant gun to shoot or practice with.
Which one do you chose and why?:upeyes:

From the sound of it you shoot better with the 19. So the 19 for sure!

glfpunk
12-09-2011, 21:15
I've been thinking about getting a 36 for occasional carry as well. I've carried a 1911 and never felt undergunned due to round count. Also carried a G23 for quite a while as well. I prefer my carry gun to be on the thinner side. If you're carrying IWB, it just tends to be more comfortable the thinner the profile is. I'm probably going to get rid of the 23 in favor of a 19 myself and envision alternating between the 1911 and 36 for the most part once I get it and for when it gets really hot, I've been looking at picking up a Sig 238 or maybe a Kahr pm9. Probably will carry the 19 some as well. For me personally, in the summer months here in VA, the Glock mid-sized guns just aren't that comfortable to me. A little too bulky.

Warp
12-09-2011, 21:29
The 9mm G 19 or the 45 acp G 36?
The G -19 holds more rounds and is easier to shoot making it easier to place follow up shots on targets. Ammo and ease of fire encourages more practice.
The G 36 has a more powerful caliber making the first shot more effective; but it is not a pleasant gun to shoot or practice with.
Which one do you chose and why?:upeyes:

I suggest avoiding the G36, G30SF and 4th Gen 9x19. They have proven themselves to be more problematic than the rest of the Glock pistols.

ParaBear
12-09-2011, 22:59
I carry a stainless Colt Commander OWB when I can wear a coat or untucked shirt, but my new hot weather/shirt & tie occasion pistol has become a Glock 36. I can IWB and still dress in well fitting clothes with out the weight or bulge. Also, the G36 feels much better in my hand, closer to the Commander, than the brick like grip of my G23. And I have big paws.

Glenn E. Meyer
12-10-2011, 08:34
G26 with the mag extension and night sights!

Because I'm correct as I would be if I said my 19 or 27. :)

G31
12-10-2011, 09:16
The 9mm G 19 or the 45 acp G 36?
The G -19 holds more rounds and is easier to shoot making it easier to place follow up shots on targets. Ammo and ease of fire encourages more practice.
The G 36 has a more powerful caliber making the first shot more effective; but it is not a pleasant gun to shoot or practice with.
Which one do you chose and why?:upeyes:

The 19 would be my choice. The text I bolded is technically true, but is really overblown by gun enthusiasts (many of whom have no real knowledge of the subject). There is no observable difference in performance between the rounds in the field. I would choose the G19 with 16 easy-to-shoot rounds over the 36 of similar size that only holds 7 slightly harder-to-shoot rounds. In a worst-case scenario, you could easily expend all 7 rounds and still not drop the BG...a very common occurrence with all pistol rounds. The great thing about variety is freedom to choose what you want. It sounds like you have answered your own question anyway.

Pierre!
12-10-2011, 10:27
Why the G36?

The G30 is easily concealable. 10+1 of .45 ACP goodness!

During the winter I daily carry my G21.


The G19 is a fantastic carry gun though. He's right, 15+1 of modern 9mm will do some serious damage. I'm just fond of the 45 caliber myself.

*THIS* is one of my favorite options... :cool:

Merry Christmas!

Patrick

acpd541
12-10-2011, 10:41
I carried a G19 for years as a court officer and it was extremely accurate. I now carry a Sig P220 .45 ACP and shoot it just as well if not better. Whatever you choose, it is all moot if you are not proficient with your carry weapon of choice. A round to the noggin from a 9mm is just as efficient/effective as a .45 ACP round.

myglockisa23
12-11-2011, 11:42
I carried a G36 for years, then a 1911, and now a G19... Just picked up a new G36.... and it fits my favorite Blackhawk CQC made for my G19... love the G36.... and I will never feel undergunned with 6+1 of .45 cal.

gunowner1
12-11-2011, 12:21
Get both.

WI_GAPR
12-11-2011, 17:58
What does the SF designation refer to? Short frame?

I don't see it listed on the Glock website... Thanks!

SCmasterblaster
12-11-2011, 19:06
I CCW a Cond 1.5 G17 quite comfortably.

ViennaGambit
12-11-2011, 20:23
What does the SF designation refer to? Short frame?

I don't see it listed on the Glock website... Thanks!

Slim frame - the grip is a little thinner from front to back so those with smaller hands get more hand around it.

I couldn't really tell a difference and I have med/large hands.

coctailer
12-11-2011, 21:04
I carry my 19 every day.

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Darkangel1846
12-11-2011, 21:59
The 9mm G 19 or the 45 acp G 36?
The G -19 holds more rounds and is easier to shoot making it easier to place follow up shots on targets. Ammo and ease of fire encourages more practice.
The G 36 has a more powerful caliber making the first shot more effective; but it is not a pleasant gun to shoot or practice with.
Which one do you chose and why?:upeyes:

What???? the glock 36 is a honey to shoot.:wavey:

upside-down-face
12-14-2011, 17:32
i carried compact and subcompact glocks for a long time. and just recently started carrying a G22 with a X300 OWB for my EDC. and with the right holster its just as comfortable as carrying my baby glocks.

voiceofreason
12-17-2011, 18:23
The 9mm G 19 or the 45 acp G 36?
The G -19 holds more rounds and is easier to shoot making it easier to place follow up shots on targets. Ammo and ease of fire encourages more practice.
The G 36 has a more powerful caliber making the first shot more effective; but it is not a pleasant gun to shoot or practice with.
Which one do you chose and why?:upeyes:

You stated it yourself.

If you don't practice with it, you won't be as good with it.

only hits to vital areas count. regardless of caliber

JimIsland
12-17-2011, 18:26
+100 - beat me to it.

x2. The G30 packs a punch and is very soft for a .45. I was shocked to be honest how easy it is to shoot and dead nuts accurate.

writwing
12-17-2011, 21:35
The 9mm G 19 or the 45 acp G 36?
The G -19 holds more rounds and is easier to shoot making it easier to place follow up shots on targets. Ammo and ease of fire encourages more practice.
The G 36 has a more powerful caliber making the first shot more effective; but it is not a pleasant gun to shoot or practice with.
Which one do you chose and why?:upeyes:

What about the GAP? Smaller size gun with 45 goodness.
Or a 357 SIG.

writwing
12-18-2011, 10:53
Of the two I'd go with the G19


BTW, nice signature, bigot.

wuvmyglock
12-18-2011, 10:58
I am a new shooter and a wimp, so I went with G19.

I might get a .45 at some point in the future. Too much for me now.

IMO my G21 is more pleasurable to shoot than a 9mm... Less muzzle flip.. Just my two Lincolns..

ScottieG59
12-18-2011, 11:16
My usual carry gun is a Glock 27. I have a 9mm conversion barrel and magazines, but I only use them for cheaper range practice. Though I am a 40 S&W user, I also like the 45 ACP and newer 9 mm +P+ options. The reports I have seen on the three options leads me to believe it is a personal preference. The Glock 27 conceals fairly well the way I dress. I also have a Glock 20 and if I dress around it in cooler months, I can actually conceal it without looking oddly dressed.

I would base my decision on my own preferences, since there are no bad options if you choose a Glock in 9 mm, 40 S&W, or 45 ACP.

Providence
12-18-2011, 11:25
I CC a 26. I really like the 19...a lot! But the 26 carries better for me.

Quarter Tank
12-18-2011, 11:35
started with a G26 now on a G27

Looking at going with the the G36 next

but want a new Gen4 21 first

Glotin
12-18-2011, 14:35
I've posted about this before... I carried a 36 for a year until I recently saw footage on TV of a nearby IHOP robbery with 4 bad guys (1 pistol, 3 stunguns). Once I saw that, I felt completely undergunned with 13rds of .45ACP and immediately picked up a Gen4 19. I now carry the 19 in an MTAC with a spare mag at all times. I feel MUCH better carrying 31rds of 124gr +P GDHP or HST on me. Criminals nowadays are getting bolder and are starting to work together when committing their crimes. For me, capacity, quicker followups, cheaper/more training, and the effectiveness of current 9mm offerings were enough for me to switch. And to think, I used to be one of those 9mm haters...

Jose

I hope your post is more a statement of how you would feel were you forced into action rather than a statement about getting involved in a robbery at a restaurant you're a patron of...

This article (http://www.policeone.com/columnists/lom/articles/134804-Blood-lessons/) gives some good perspective as to why it's probably best to let the bad guys get away with the $100 in the register and everyone gets to walk away rather than start a gun fight.

That said, I agree with the rest of your post. Have you thought about carrying a G17 mag as a back up rather than a G19 mag? Might be something to think about.

ptmccain
12-18-2011, 14:43
Glock 26, with extended mag, and Crimson Trace, with Crossbreed holster. I am not interested in anything but getting as many rounds as possible, on target, as quickly as possible.

HOUSTON
12-18-2011, 16:30
G-29, that's all.

Keyspike
12-19-2011, 03:25
I carry the G36. I love it. It's very accurate and has big knockdown power.


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RX7Boricua
12-19-2011, 11:20
I hope your post is more a statement of how you would feel were you forced into action rather than a statement about getting involved in a robbery at a restaurant you're a patron of...

This article (http://www.policeone.com/columnists/lom/articles/134804-Blood-lessons/) gives some good perspective as to why it's probably best to let the bad guys get away with the $100 in the register and everyone gets to walk away rather than start a gun fight.

That said, I agree with the rest of your post. Have you thought about carrying a G17 mag as a back up rather than a G19 mag? Might be something to think about.

Most definitely. I have no qualms about letting some bad guys just take the money and run so they can leave as quickly as possible without hurting anyone. I will only act when I feel that my life or the life of my wife/child are in grave danger. I am not a cop, I just want to be left alone. That was a great, informative article, and shows precisely why you really need to think everything through when the SHTF. I am planning to purchase some 17 mags for the range and to carry one as a spare, but I just haven't gotten around to getting them. That's another plus for the 9mm platform btw... With my 36, I'm stuck with 36 mags. I guess I could carry 2 spares, but things start getting uncomfortable at that point IMO.

Jose

Deployment Solu
12-19-2011, 11:24
I carry two spare mags with my G36 in single mag pouches..no problems. They can be put where they are most comfortable.

thebriarman
12-19-2011, 11:34
G19 with an extra mag for many of the reasons stated above. Practice, practice, practice. I love the .45 and carry one frequently but it's hard to argue with capacity if you were to unfortunately be forced to protect your life or someone else's. I recently watched a special on the Palm Beach FL mall shooting where a crazy was simply shooting everyone he saw. A CCW holder pulled his weapon, fired around 10 shots, missing all of them, and ran out of ammo. The bad guy went on to shoot several more people including killing two police officers. It really started me re-thinking my carry gun. Ultimately, go with what you can shoot well and are comfortable with and hope you never have to use it.

Anyway, just my $.02 worth.

up1911fan
12-19-2011, 12:07
Of the two i'd say G19. One of three Glocks is always on my hip G19 ( spring/fall), G38 (winter) or G26 (summer). As a bonus the slides interchange on the frame with the 19/38. 38 slides show up on the classifieds often enough.

silvrevo
12-19-2011, 12:53
Slim frame - the grip is a little thinner from front to back so those with smaller hands get more hand around it.

I couldn't really tell a difference and I have med/large hands.

SF= Short Frame

And why all this G19 talk for CC? When the G26 is better carry, and takes the G19 Mags.

I love this option !!

45 Cal
12-20-2011, 09:14
Excellent point....I've always wondered the same thing.

Tx1911
12-21-2011, 07:38
Because the G26 is about the size of a G19, to me it is a bit chuncky. The G19 is better balanced. I carry the G32 and love it !

druryj
05-03-2014, 03:17
What does the SF designation refer to? Short frame?

I don't see it listed on the Glock website... Thanks!

SF: "Still Fat"

cowboy1964
05-03-2014, 11:56
IMO my G21 is more pleasurable to shoot than a 9mm... Less muzzle flip.. Just my two Lincolns..

And you're talking 40 ounces loaded versus 30. The 21 is a fantastic gun but I'm not going to be carrying it.

cowboy1964
05-03-2014, 11:57
SF= Short Frame

And why all this G19 talk for CC? When the G26 is better carry, and takes the G19 Mags.

I love this option !!

Because as good as the 26 is, the longer grip really does feel better. The extra half inch barrel doesn't hurt ammo performance either. If you look at expanded Gold Dots, for example, they just don't expand as well from a 26 as they do a 19. Not a huge deal but...