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NU2GLOCK22
01-20-2012, 20:29
Which is the favored cal for canceled carry and why. I have a Glock 22 but is bulky for canceled carry. All input welcome.

whoops dude
01-20-2012, 20:34
I like my .40 just fine. My glock 22 conceals very nicely. I'm 6' 175lbs

JCM1976
01-20-2012, 20:34
The question should be .45 or 10mm. Kidding, get the one you shoot best.

RYT 2BER
01-20-2012, 20:36
.40

Cheaper ammo, better capacity, ballistically equal

HammerG26
01-20-2012, 20:37
whoops - what holster / belt combo do you use?


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allegro
01-20-2012, 20:38
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.40
Cheaper ammo, better capacity, ballistically equal

Hard to argue with any of that.

BUT, get what you like and practice.....

Wawrz
01-20-2012, 20:42
I would go for the .45 but that's just me. I really only like 9mm and .45 when it comes to pistol calibers. 9mm especially when it comes to glocks.

Dawolf
01-20-2012, 20:45
If I am carrying a 1911, 45, striker fired Glock, I prefer .40.

NU2GLOCK22
01-20-2012, 20:48
Sad part is that I have had my Glock 22 Gen4 for well over a year and not one round through it :wow:

abq87120
01-20-2012, 20:48
I sold a G30SF and bought a G23. Smaller gun, width-wise, and easier for me to hide. I also got an LWD 40-9 conversion barrel and a .357 Sig drop-in for the G23. Three calibers for about $700 (GSSF Glock). You can shoot a 45-10mm conversion from the 45 Glocks also. Get your priorities in order and make your choice. I like the splat of the 45 bullet when it hits. But my priority was concealment and still having a pretty good punch on the receiving end.

CTfam
01-20-2012, 20:50
Sad part is that I have had my Glock 22 Gen4 for well over a year and not one round through it :wow:

:shame:

MtnBiker
01-20-2012, 20:51
Either is good and your personal preference trumps whatever I say.

I'd go with the .45. It's my favorite pistol round. It seems like I can shoot it more accurately. I love my G30, although I'm not sure how many thousand rounds I've put through it. In my area, it's easier to find military and past-military pistol ammo ( 9mm & 45 ACP) than most others.

I've not shot a .40 much. I used to have a 10mm. In my opinion, 10 mm is a little too hot to carry if you have to fire it in defense in an urban setting. (But I digress from the subject.)

NU2GLOCK22
01-20-2012, 20:53
The question should be .45 or 10mm. Kidding, get the one you shoot best.

The 10mm is to big for my hand. To long on the trigger reach. I like the fact that you can do a conversion on a 45 and be able to shoot 10mm through it.

teweekley
01-20-2012, 21:02
If you already have the G22 and like it, the G27 may be your best choice. Pocket carry, ankle, or IWB. Carry a G22 mag as a spare. If the .45 ACP Glocks are too big for you, you might consider the .45 GAP. Ammo for it is about the same price, but a little harder to come by.

.45
---
bigger to carry
less capacity
ammo cost more

.40
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smaller for carry
more capacity
ammo is about the same cost of 9mm

whoops dude
01-20-2012, 21:05
whoops - what holster / belt combo do you use?


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The Habit
01-20-2012, 21:09
Whichever one you shoot better.

Meathead9
01-20-2012, 21:15
The 10mm is to big for my hand. To long on the trigger reach. I like the fact that you can do a conversion on a 45 and be able to shoot 10mm through it.

You do realize that the 10mm & 45 Glocks share the same frames right? Unless you're considering the G36 or one of the 45GAP'ers. There's no way to convert a G36 or a 45GAP to 10mm, so I assumed you meant 45ACP.

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Pierre!
01-20-2012, 21:21
Which do handle the best?

Remember - You will *never* MISS fast enough to win... Hits, and ONLY Hits count.

So - what do you shoot best? Have you tried it in competition? Is this your first pistol or are you expanding your collection?

Caliber is the least of the criteria that matters - the one you shoot accurately and quickly is the one that is best suited for you.

The pistol size, weight, and the preferred method of carry is next - If it's painful to carry you will start leaving it at home after a while... Seen this, done this, finally figured it out... :cool:

So start with the accurate pistol you can hit with rapidly, then build the comfortable concealed carry system(S) - Yes, you will probably want more than one option for carrying a pistol eventually, so consider it from the beginning.

Bottom line, when shots start ringing out most reasonable people begin seeking cover. At least the smart ones do...

So far no one has answered my research request:

Stand out there at 7 yards and I will shoot you with a .22, .25, 32, 380, 9mm, 357Mag, 357 Sig, .40, 10mm, .45, .50AE - and you tell me which one hurt you the most... :rofl:

Hope that helps you out!
Patrick

MN-glock27
01-20-2012, 21:22
If I am carrying a 1911, 45, striker fired Glock, I prefer .40.

Same for me. You'll be happy with either caliber, but if you really want it for concealed carry .40 is probably the better choice as they tend to come in a smaller gun.

Billy10mm
01-20-2012, 21:22
.40 for me. Slightly more muzzle energy than a .45 with a smaller diameter means better penetration and I care more about penetration than size though I prefer both.


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tinman517
01-20-2012, 21:47
Given the choice, I prefer the .45, as I am more accurate with said during rapid fire exercises . . . YMMV.

NU2GLOCK22
01-20-2012, 21:48
You do realize that the 10mm & 45 Glocks share the same frames right? Unless you're considering the G36 or one of the 45GAP'ers. There's no way to convert a G36 or a 45GAP to 10mm, so I assumed you meant 45ACP.

.

Yes I was talking about the 45ACP

barth
01-20-2012, 22:01
I have to agree that 9/357/40/45, with the best SD ammo, is close to a wash.
You can make good arguments for size/capacity/cost.
But for SD proficiency should be the trump card.

I have a full size P220/45 and love it. But it's big.
For SD I've got a G27 and getting additional barrels/mags to shoot
9mm/40/357.

Plan on shooting them all and see if I favor one over the other.
Isn't that sweet - LOL!

Meathead9
01-20-2012, 22:12
The 10mm is to big for my hand. To long on the trigger reach. I like the fact that you can do a conversion on a 45 and be able to shoot 10mm through it.

You do realize that the 10mm & 45 Glocks share the same frames right? Unless you're considering the G36 or one of the 45GAP'ers. There's no way to convert a G36 or a 45GAP to 10mm, so I assumed you meant 45ACP.

.

Yes I was talking about the 45ACP

So that means the 45ACP Glocks are also too big for your hands. It looks like the size of the gun just made the decision for you. You really need to shoot that G22 to see how it feels for you. If you like it, and you're proficient with it, I would get a GEN 4 G23 for carry. I never really liked the subcompacts for some reason, an the compacts feel like an extension of my arm. I like the extra capacity too.

brisk21
01-20-2012, 22:31
Id definately say .40 for carry. The .40 guns have smaller frames which are easier to carry, plus they have higher capacity. Unless your one of the guys on here that feel the .40 is too "snappy". (stupidest thing I've ever heard)

OmegaRunner
01-20-2012, 22:32
.88 magnum

M&P Shooter
01-21-2012, 00:58
Sad part is that I have had my Glock 22 Gen4 for well over a year and not one round through it :wow:
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M&P Shooter
01-21-2012, 01:21
For me if it's going to be a polymer gun I like 9mm or .40 but a nice piece of steel like the 1911 were talking .45acp:wavey:

arushus
01-21-2012, 02:02
10mm G29sf all the way! You can convert it to .40sw or 357sig with JUST a barrel swap! Youdont know what youre missing!

M1a65
01-21-2012, 02:18
G30 or a G23... Can't go wrong with either! Go with what works best for you thou, rent both and buy what feels right. I carry the G30 for the knock down power of the .45ACP plus I buy military surpluss ammo in bulk (.45 & 9mm). If I need more than 11 rounds to get the job done it's past time to go!

TF2Addict
01-21-2012, 02:27
.40

Cheaper ammo, better capacity, ballistically equal

Same could be said for 9mm over .40. ..and if you say "they aren't ballistically equal", then neither is .40 with .45.

cole
01-21-2012, 02:54
Which is the favored cal for canceled carry and why. I have a Glock 22 but is bulky for canceled carry. All input welcome.

I prefer: .45acp > 9mm > .40sw. For CCW Glocks, this translates into the G19, 26 and G30. I seldon CCW the G19 since if I'm not going with the much smaller 10+1 G26 I prefer to get 10+1 .45acp for the tradeoff.

Deriffe
01-21-2012, 07:11
The one you are most comfortable and proficient with. For me, G21 or G22 in winter, G23 in summer.

gdiddy
01-21-2012, 07:14
Consider yourself well armed with either caliber.I agree with others who have said select the one that you are able to shoot well and have confidence in.
FWIW, consider that most law enforcement agencies as well as federal agencies have selected the .40 as their caliber of choice for carry weapons. Cartridges such as HST, PBX1, and Gold Dot have proven to be highly effective in service use.
Your statement regarding the blulk of your G22 is easy to understand and relate to. Adding any firearm to your daily attire requires some concessions to accomodate it. Obviously, a full sized service pistol is going to be more diffilcult than a compact or subcompact, so you might have to settle on a smaller weapon to find your comfort level. Experiment with different carry methods. Carrying a weapon should be comforting more than comfortable

RYT 2BER
01-21-2012, 08:39
Same could be said for 9mm over .40. ..and if you say "they aren't ballistically equal", then neither is .40 with .45.

I'm not disagreeing with you... currently I have no handguns in .45 .. for the reasons I've cited.. I love the .45, but the reasons I've cited are really indisputable...

9 mm and 40 however are much closer in size and cost than 45. From a capacity perspective

Glock 26
10+1 standard mag

Glock 27
9+1 standard mag

Glock 39
6+1 STD mag

Or

Glock 19
15+1

Glock 23
13+1

Glock 38
8+1

If you look at those on a % basis its really staggering... for a "CC" weapon I just don't want to give up that many rounds if I don't have to

G23c
01-21-2012, 08:50
I like the .40. shoots well for me and I like the bit of extra capacity.

Bruce M
01-21-2012, 08:54
Of the two I like .45 better.

Redstate
01-21-2012, 09:15
The G30 is too fat for me. See if you can try out a G36, the single stack .45 version of the G30. The G36 is the "slim" Glock and may fit you just fine.

redbrd
01-21-2012, 09:27
I have a G30sf and G23. Both are great. I have always been a fan of the .45, but my G23 I have learned to appreciate too. The g23 is slimmer and I like it for IWB. The G30 is my preferred but it isn't as comfortable as the 23 and 19. I usually carry the G30 OWB when I can get away with it.

CDR_Glock
01-21-2012, 09:32
Which is the favored cal for canceled carry and why. I have a Glock 22 but is bulky for canceled carry. All input welcome.

Broad question. It depends. Some people favor one platform for all applications. Same holster, same gun, same caliber.

Depending upon sensitivity to recoil, it's best to choose a pistol that you can quickly, accurately, smoothly, efficiently fire two to three shots into the intended target. My 45 ACP 30 has that property followed by the 23/27/36. If you have a difficult time handling a particular caliber, practice or find another platform.

The right holster with the proper attire can conceal any gun of ANY size. I've concealed 1911s and full sized 357s. Just depends upon if your attire is appropriate for where you're going and the climate. A hoody with jeans in a dinner function won't work, you probably need a IWB with a subcompact or microcompact. Shorts and T-shirts require other platforms. Khakis and an oxford, are another. Size of clothes have to be adjusted depending upon what you carry. The type of coat, jacket, etc have to accommodate for concealment and ease of draw.

If it is winter, I favor a larger caliber pistol but 40 and 45 are pretty damn close. Depending upon ammo, the 45 will expand more. With that said, I carry a Glock 30. However, depending upon what I'm wearing and where I'm going, I'll wear a G27, 23 or 36 (same width and same holster for me).

Summer carry is almost invariably a G27. It is my most compact high capacity platform.

In the end, it's what you feel most comfortable carrying, what you are 100% confident shooting, and what suits your lifestyle.

An optimal holster will serve your needs well. I carry Glocks in a Shielded Holster Phalanx. I carry a Ruger LCR in a Blackhawk 4 pocket holster. I carry in full sized 357 in a paddle, and a snubby 357 in a Shielded Holster Phalanx. Not all concurrently. Depends upon the climate, context by which I'm carrying, or where I'm going.

The Handbook of Concealed Carry is a great resource outlining the Pros and Cons of concealment platforms: Pocket, Shoulder Holster, Ankle holster, etc.


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KS Trekker
01-21-2012, 09:58
Let me weigh in on round capacity. I have CC guns in .380, 9mm, .40, and .45. The clothes I wear, where I'm going and what I am doing often dictate which gun I'm packing and how many rounds I bring. For most situations, I am willing to accept the risk that 10 rounds or less are sufficient for my family's security. My favorite CC gun at the moment is my Glock 36 (6 + 1 rounds). We can sit around and come up with "what if" scenarios all day, but I don't think there have been many, if any, civilian involved shootings where the armed citizen ran out of ammo. I'm not talking about commercial robberies or home invasions, just strictly concealed carry out in the public.

jsdintexas
01-21-2012, 09:59
The .40 will probably do the job, the .45 will do the job. And with the G20 and G29 I find I take longer to reacquire the target although I really like the 10mm (I have all the guns I am speaking of here).
With that said, I have carried a G23 IWB for a long time, but carry a G30sf OWB in winter.
And I recently bought a Bianchi Foldaway, which is simply an OWB piece of leather with no backside - your belt is the inside wall - and I find I can carry the G30sf in it, wear a T-shirt loose, and there is no printing since it holds the gun close like an IWB. (not saying it's a super great holster cause it depends on personal preference, but it is interesting, holds the gun, and is comfortable). I also got one for my 1911 and it is even closer in with the slimmer frame.
While I really like my G23, I'm thinking the G30sf all year. I shoot the 1911s for fun and depend exclusively on my Glocks for personal defense.

CDR_Glock
01-21-2012, 10:37
exclusively on my Glocks for personal defense.

I'm no Glock Fanboy but I agree with you. It's hard not to trust anything except a Glock.

It's Glock for CCW and 12Ga/357 revolvers for HD, for me.


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Glock Master
01-21-2012, 10:46
.45acp.

jsdintexas
01-21-2012, 10:55
I'm no Glock Fanboy but I agree with you. It's hard not to trust anything except a Glock.

It's Glock for CCW and 12Ga/357 revolvers for HD, for me.

I agree - at the house it's a Mossberg 12ga backed up with a G21 with a Streamlight 2 flash/laser on the rail.

The street is a different game.

brisk21
01-21-2012, 11:04
I'm no Glock Fanboy but I agree with you. It's hard not to trust anything except a Glock.

It's Glock for CCW and 12Ga/357 revolvers for HD, for me.


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I am an admitted fan of Glock. That being said, I would trust MANY designs for home defense if I needed to. Your telling me that you would not trust the following guns to sit in your bedroom and be capable of firing a couple magazines (at most) without jamming?: M&P, XD, Sig, HK, CZ, SR40/9, 1911, revolver, ect....? Personally, Id be confident in any of those guns. I would just need to put a few hundred rounds through them first.

HauntedAlabama
01-21-2012, 11:50
Either caliber works well, you just need to do like some of the others have mentioned and decide which platform works well for you. My wife carries a Glock 27 and we keep a .45 in the bedroom with the 20 gauge for home defense. I like both but lean more to the .45 of the two. That said my daily carry is a .357 sig. For concealed carry it is more about how well you can conceal the weapon. Training and practice with good shot placement count more than caliber.

fastbolt
01-21-2012, 12:50
I've often suspected that if someone were asking the "caliber question", it might be more beneficial to discuss their training & practice time, their experience and their mindset ...

.40 S&W or .45 ACP?

Sure.

Unless another caliber suits someone better, or they're required to use only a specific one for whatever reason (like their job).

tuf8seconds
01-21-2012, 13:05
To answer your question...."Neither"....get yourself a G33, 357sig....Then you will have an easy to conceal pistol with some arse kickin' horse power (125gr. @ 1350fps (125gr.@1350fps)), that neither the .40cal or the .45cal can deliver....Now let the bad guys get a dose of that!!!!!

ArLEOret
01-21-2012, 13:13
Caliber does not really matter as what matters is the shot placement. An officer was killed a few years ago when a 22 went under his vest in his arm pit and hit the heart. I will still tote my 9 and often my G36 for SD if the situation warrants it.

carbuncle
01-21-2012, 13:44
Which is the favored cal for canceled carry and why. I have a Glock 22 but is bulky for canceled carry. All input welcome.

I'm good with both, but I actually enjoy shooting .40 in firearms of all sizes. I carry a .40 PPS, but I have a G36 on my list and have always enjoyed shooting them, G30s and 1911s. The new XDs .45 looks like a winner, too.

My vote is shoot both and carry whichever round you enjoy shooting and will practice with frequently.

fastbolt
01-21-2012, 14:03
Okay, in fairness to answering the question, I suppose I could have looked at what I've been carrying the last couple of weeks when out & about.

Mostly it's been a M&P 340 (loaded with Win RA38B 130gr +P, which is the PDX1 .38 Spl load, but from the 50-rd tan Ranger boxes), except for when I decided to belt on my G27 or M&P 40c a couple of times. I've left the assorted .45's in the safe recently, as well as my assorted 9's.

Maybe it's just coincidence that I've most recently done some range work with the M&P 340 and the G27?

Probably be different after the next couple of range sessions, depending on what I decide to use when working the ranges, although the .38 J's do get a LOT of carry time (and not a .40 or .45 to be found among them ;) ).

tuica
01-21-2012, 14:52
Caliber does matter. Or we would all carry what we shoot most easily and accurately - the .22LR! Go with the largest caliber you can train with and shoot with precision. Remember, most handgun calibers are inadequate fight-stoppers. And you may only get one shot - go large! Cheers.

40frank
01-21-2012, 19:15
I have both. I have been switching between a 22 and a 30sf....it just depends on my mood. In other words, you can't go wrong with either caliber.

kvtcomdo
01-21-2012, 23:18
Yes.:tongueout:

HWA GLOCKER
01-21-2012, 23:23
.45 acp

mxkid6
01-21-2012, 23:59
For me concealed would be my g27, a little more comfortable then the g30 size wise. Both great rounds as everyone has already said but it really does come down to what suits you the best!

Meathead9
01-22-2012, 00:09
I hate it when nobody bothers to read the whole thread before posting...

Paul53
01-22-2012, 00:17
Sad part is that I have had my Glock 22 Gen4 for well over a year and not one round through it :wow:

Send it to me! I'd be happy to shoot it for you. Pay the postage and I'll pay for the ammo. Deal?

PrecisionRifleman
01-22-2012, 00:23
I had a G30SF before it got replaced by the factory, and I carried it in a Crossbreed. The Crossbreed helps balance the weight so you that is carries really well for a chunky and kind of heavy for size (fully loaded) pistol. That said I went back to the G23 in the Gen4 model because of the slide thickness, reliability (had issues with the G30SF although it was really great while it functioned), and the G23 does have the added benefit of better capacity. The 40S&W is about as good as it gets in a conceal carry pistol in a double stack magazine. I still favor my G20SF for when I can carry full size comfortably.

If your set on a 45 for carry get a carry or compact 1911 and it will carry very well. Otherwise I vote for the 40.

Paul53
01-22-2012, 00:33
:therapy:WARNING; RANT COMING! Just amazes me that every few days we have a thread asking about what gun or caliber the OP should carry. The correct answer is the one you're most comfortable with and shoot best.

There are too many individual factors to be able to give the OP an intelligent answer. Hand size, strength, medical history, eyesight, financial concerns, local ammo and repair availability, Left vs Right hand dominance, just to name a few considerations.

The GT'ers are great at trying to help, but not many have crystal balls (wish I hadn't said that, just know we're gonna have a long thread about crystal balls now).

I'm 6'3", 300#, 59 years old, wear bifocals, have illness attacking my muscles, huge hands, have access to many gun shops and many military armorers, ammo is relatvely cheap and plentiful in the big city wally world, carry iwb in a desert climate, wear size 15 shoes. A Gen3 G23c is perfect FOR ME. Everybodies mileage will vary.

PrecisionRifleman
01-22-2012, 00:35
Just amazes me that every few days we have a thread asking about what gun or caliber the OP should carry. The correct answer is the one you're most comfortable and shoot best.

There are too many individual factors to be able to give the OP an intelligent answer. Hand size, strength, medical history, eyesight, financial concerns, local ammo and repair availability, Left vs Right hand dominance, just to name a few considerations.

The GT'ers are great at trying to help, but not many have crystal balls (wish I hadn't said that, just know we're gonna have a long thread about crystal balls now).

I'm 6'3", 300#, 59 years old, have illness attacking my muscles, huge hands, have access to many gun shops and many military armorers, ammo is relatvely cheap and plentiful in the big city wally world, carry iwb in a desert climate, wear size 15 shoes. A Gen3 G23c is perfect FOR ME. Everybodies mileage will vary.

Dang good answer sir!

TxGlock9
01-22-2012, 01:15
/thread

VegasPier
01-22-2012, 02:50
Broad question.
The Handbook of Concealed Carry is a great resource outlining the Pros and Cons of concealment platforms: Pocket, Shoulder Holster, Ankle holster, etc.


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Who is the author of that book? Where do I find it?

Thanks, VegasPier

Electrikkoolaid
01-22-2012, 04:10
If you reload, .45 is a pleasant, satisfying round to shoot, and doesn't cost much more to load than 9 or 40. You can also reload .45 cases pretty much forever, whereas I wouldn't mess with reloading .40 glock brass due to that round's history of Kaboom!s.

If you don't reload, .45 seems to always cost a lot more than .40S&W. The .40 was also the only handgun ammo constantly available in Walmart near me during the Obama Ammo Panic a few years ago. (If he wins reelection, I predict a repeat of this.)

While odd-ball calibers like 10mm, 45GAP and .357sig have their fans, the cost and availability of this ammo, even during "normal" times has always been a turn-off for me. (Not as much of an issue for a reloader though.)

If you want to reload, the field is wide open.
If not, go with the .40 cal.

Paul53
01-22-2012, 04:25
OP, didn't want my verbose answer to seem rude. Apologies if it did. Shoot everything you can get your hands on. Find out what feels good to you. I carry a .40 cal G23C because it's easy for me to carry and I enjoy shooting it. I shoot it well, but I think it's hard to shoot a Glock poorly.

If you buy a gun then find it unsuitable to carry, it's of no use to you. Better to carry a .22 revolver constantly, than to have a .45 cal 1911 sitting at home because it's too much to carry, or you don't enjoy shooting it.

Glockers will always offer lots of great advice, but only you can decide what works best for you. Good luck and happy shooting.

packinaglock
01-22-2012, 06:24
Which do handle the best?

Remember - You will *never* MISS fast enough to win... Hits, and ONLY Hits count.

So - what do you shoot best? Have you tried it in competition? Is this your first pistol or are you expanding your collection?

Caliber is the least of the criteria that matters - the one you shoot accurately and quickly is the one that is best suited for you.

The pistol size, weight, and the preferred method of carry is next - If it's painful to carry you will start leaving it at home after a while... Seen this, done this, finally figured it out... :cool:So start with the accurate pistol you can hit with rapidly, then build the comfortable concealed carry system(S) - Yes, you will probably want more than one option for carrying a pistol eventually, so consider it from the beginning.

Bottom line, when shots start ringing out most reasonable people begin seeking cover. At least the smart ones do...

So far no one has answered my research request:

Stand out there at 7 yards and I will shoot you with a .22, .25, 32, 380, 9mm, 357Mag, 357 Sig, .40, 10mm, .45, .50AE - and you tell me which one hurt you the most... :rofl:

Hope that helps you out!
Patrick
I do like the 45 round and had a G30sf at one time but it got to be a pita to strap that thing on every day. The weight & the thickness everyday just wasn't for me. I carry (rotate) my G23, G27, & G26. I must be weight sensitive because even the .40 start to get to me after a while and I pull the G26 out of the safe for a few weeks. The G26 is great for all day carry and I have a few boxes of 124g +p Gold Dots, & 124g +p HST's, & 127g +p+ to throw in it. Like I've said on here before " I'm like a chick in a shoe store when it comes to guns & ammo" :embarassed:

ldmtulsa
01-22-2012, 07:45
Before I purchased my G36, I shot the 23, 27 and 30. I thought the .40's were more "snappy" than the 45's. I went with the 36 because it fit my hand better and concealed best.

DonGlock26
01-22-2012, 08:58
Which is the favored cal for canceled carry and why. I have a Glock 22 but is bulky for canceled carry. All input welcome.

I'd get a G-36. Thin pistol with a big bullet.

_

Vance665
01-22-2012, 10:48
I have a G22 and a 1911 in .40 and I almost never shoot them. I shoot my G36, 21C and 9mms all the time. I shoot .380 more than I shoot .40 and if I was going to get another subcompact Glock I would get .357 sig.

jw38
01-22-2012, 10:56
Which do handle the best?

Remember - You will *never* MISS fast enough to win... Hits, and ONLY Hits count.

So - what do you shoot best? Have you tried it in competition? Is this your first pistol or are you expanding your collection?

Caliber is the least of the criteria that matters - the one you shoot accurately and quickly is the one that is best suited for you.

The pistol size, weight, and the preferred method of carry is next - If it's painful to carry you will start leaving it at home after a while... Seen this, done this, finally figured it out... :cool:

So start with the accurate pistol you can hit with rapidly, then build the comfortable concealed carry system(S) - Yes, you will probably want more than one option for carrying a pistol eventually, so consider it from the beginning.

Bottom line, when shots start ringing out most reasonable people begin seeking cover. At least the smart ones do...

So far no one has answered my research request:

Stand out there at 7 yards and I will shoot you with a .22, .25, 32, 380, 9mm, 357Mag, 357 Sig, .40, 10mm, .45, .50AE - and you tell me which one hurt you the most... :rofl:

Hope that helps you out!
Patrick

What he said - but for real cc, my 27 does just fine.

bac1023
01-22-2012, 13:39
Which is the favored cal for canceled carry and why. I have a Glock 22 but is bulky for canceled carry. All input welcome.

I much prefer 45ACP.

Rayden
01-23-2012, 00:50
My Gen3 G23 .40 is PERFECT for ME. Double taps right one the mark. .40 is my favorite round, might not be yours.

Doughnutman_923
01-23-2012, 00:57
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab89/Glock40guy/images-1-1.jpg

:rofl:

NEOH212
01-23-2012, 04:22
I like my Sig 229 .40.

With modern ammo, it has the knock down of the .45 with near the capacity of a 9mm. All in a compact platform.

Whats not to love? :wavey:

jprj
01-23-2012, 04:27
its 40. i came from 45. i migrated to 40

Glock26IDPA
01-23-2012, 09:48
I would opt for the 40 as it is easier to conceal and carry, really has more energy than the 45, and you ae more likely to have it with you if it is easy to carry. I carry a Kahr CM 9 becasue it is easy to carry even though I have a Glock 32 at the house.