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rohanreginald
02-15-2012, 07:36
I always thought the Glocks were big and bulky. I just recently picked up a Sig 226. Holy cow is that a huge piece of metal. There is no way I could ever carry that thing around and conceal it.

I'll stick to my Glocks for carry. They seem so thin to me now. So what other handguns are bigger or more blockier than Glocks?

svtpwnz
02-15-2012, 07:47
There are alot of guys out there, including my dad, who carry a full size 5" 1911. I sometimes carry my G29sf and it feels like a brick on my belt. You are correct about the Sig. It is a big ol hunk of metal but a damn fine shooter.

turbostar66
02-15-2012, 07:50
A full-size 1911 isn't that hard to conceal if you can deal with the barrel length. The main thing is that it is THIN.

Any double-stack pistol will be bigger and blockier. Those Sigs ARE wide and heavy.

smitty704
02-15-2012, 07:52
I agree completely. Sigs are massive. Plus, the bore axis is like 12 inches above your hand. No thanks. I'd rather spend 1/3 less and get a better pistol. :)

Grey Goblin
02-15-2012, 07:53
Of the handguns I've tried, the Desert Eagle takes the big, blocky cake.

bac1023
02-15-2012, 08:10
Of the handguns I've tried, the Desert Eagle takes the big, blocky cake.

Very true, but that's not a service pistol.

collim1
02-15-2012, 08:15
I can carry and conceal mine quite well. In fact I am carrying it now. I am not a fan of IWB carry, but I can conceal it with a t-shirt in a CTAC.

My P226 is my issued duty gun, and for a long time it was my only carry gun, so I know for a fact that it can work.

That being said my P239 is smaller and easier to conceal, and now it it is my daily CCW gun.

A quality belt and holster is needed, but the P226 is pefectly capable of being concealed.

If you like Glocks carry Glocks, they are great guns, but they are not for everyone.

BulldawgGlock
02-15-2012, 08:29
Don't forget the classic HI-POINT.

Brucev
02-15-2012, 10:16
I always thought the Glocks were big and bulky. I just recently picked up a Sig 226. Holy cow is that a huge piece of metal. There is no way I could ever carry that thing around and conceal it.

I'll stick to my Glocks for carry. They seem so thin to me now. So what other handguns are bigger or more blockier than Glocks?

If you want a very small pistol, they are available. For cc, such small pistols are more practical. If you want a pistol with horsepower, it limits some of ones options. The Sig 226 is like the Glock 17/22... a full-sized pistol not really designed for cc. If you want a pistol for cc, you need to look at pistols designed with that purpose in mind.

bluejackets92fs
02-15-2012, 10:19
Don't forget the classic HI-POINT.

Ah, the elusive HI-Point. Dayton, Ohio's finest offering.:rofl:

SigFTW
02-15-2012, 10:41
A quality belt and holster is needed, but the P226 is pefectly capable of being concealed.

If you like Glocks carry Glocks, they are great guns, but they are not for everyone.

Can't agree more!
My main carry is a Sig P229, 40S&W, IWB. Never had an issue and conceals very easily. Sometimes I carry my Sig P225, 9mm and 1911, 5".

I'll stick with my Sig :whistling:

ronin.45
02-15-2012, 11:03
Ah, the elusive HI-Point. Dayton, Ohio's finest offering.:rofl:

The fine people of Dayton might be hunting you down as we speak. The people of Mansfield on the other hand are just glad somebody forgot they were the home of Hi-point.:supergrin:

SixkillerEnterprises
02-15-2012, 11:17
So what other handguns are more blockier than Glocks?

None that I've shot.

bac1023
02-15-2012, 11:44
Don't forget the classic HI-POINT.

:rofl:

DrtyHarry
02-15-2012, 11:58
I'll stick to my Glocks for carry. They seem so thin to me now. So what other handguns are bigger or more blockier than Glocks?

H&K 23s....you might actually need a sling for it (and the Desert Eagle of course). :cool:




Harry

SixkillerEnterprises
02-15-2012, 12:01
Glock sells more handguns than any other company.

I had a Wikipedia article about the S&W Model 39, but I can't post it.

The army was dissatisfied with the 1911 and commissioned S&W to build the 39.

NeverMore1701
02-15-2012, 12:08
I've EDCd a Beretta 92 FS IWB every day for over five years. It's big, it's heavy, but it's more comfortable than any Glock.

Bilbo Bagins
02-15-2012, 12:49
I've EDCd a Beretta 92 FS IWB every day for over five years. It's big, it's heavy, but it's more comfortable than any Glock.

How is bigger, and heavier more comfortable?

I went from carrying a M9 as a sidearm in the army to carrying a G17 as an LEO and the difference is night and day.

I love the M9 but the G19 as the same capacity, is a lot smaller, and is almost a pound lighter.

bac1023
02-15-2012, 13:06
I had a Wikipedia article about the S&W Model 39, but I can't post it.



The 39 is a classic. I still need one for my collection.

It was the first American DA production pistol.

NeverMore1701
02-15-2012, 13:17
How is bigger, and heavier more comfortable?

I went from carrying a M9 as a sidearm in the army to carrying a G17 as an LEO and the difference is night and day.

I love the M9 but the G19 as the same capacity, is a lot smaller, and is almost a pound lighter.

Heavier to carry, more comfortable to shoot. Hate the way Glocks feel.

BailRecoveryAgent
02-15-2012, 13:31
I always thought the Glocks were big and bulky. I just recently picked up a Sig 226. Holy cow is that a huge piece of metal. There is no way I could ever carry that thing around and conceal it.

I'll stick to my Glocks for carry. They seem so thin to me now. So what other handguns are bigger or more blockier than Glocks?

My SIG SP2022 is bigger than a G19/23, but in my opinion it carries the same. A good gun belt and decent holster nullifies a few ounces of weight. I won't go back to Glock after going SIG.

I agree completely. Sigs are massive. Plus, the bore axis is like 12 inches above your hand. No thanks. I'd rather spend 1/3 less and get a better pistol. :)

:rofl: So much fail, I don't even know where to begin!

SixkillerEnterprises
02-15-2012, 14:20
The 39 is a classic. I still need one for my collection.

It was the first American DA production pistol.

You didn't buy my Hooterman act. :crying:

battlin bulldog
02-15-2012, 15:53
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now this is a chunker.

Quarter Tank
02-15-2012, 16:07
My G21 sure is

SGT_Calle
02-15-2012, 16:13
My HK45c is pretty bulky but, like with any other pistol, the holster/belt combo makes all the difference.

bac1023
02-15-2012, 16:22
You didn't buy my Hooterman act. :crying:

:animlol:

ca survivor
02-15-2012, 16:50
try an FN in .45 ACP, 2x4 :rofl:

Mr.Reignman
02-16-2012, 01:08
i always thought the glocks were big and bulky. I just recently picked up a sig 226. Holy cow is that a huge piece of metal. There is no way i could ever carry that thing around and conceal it.

I'll stick to my glocks for carry. They seem so thin to me now. So what other handguns are bigger or more blockier than glocks?

fn :p

NEOH212
02-16-2012, 02:15
I agree completely. Sigs are massive. Plus, the bore axis is like 12 inches above your hand. No thanks. I'd rather spend 1/3 less and get a better pistol. :)


Opinions are like arse holes. Everybody has one and thinks theirs is the only one that doesn't stink.

:wavey:

NEOH212
02-16-2012, 02:19
A full-size 1911 isn't that hard to conceal if you can deal with the barrel length. The main thing is that it is THIN.

Any double-stack pistol will be bigger and blockier. Those Sigs ARE wide and heavy.

I agree up to the point to where you said that Sigs are wide. Yes, they are wider than a 1911 but I wouldn't say overly wide. I have rather small hands and they fit me quite well. I also found my Sig 220 fits me as well as my Ed Brown 1911.

Yes, Sigs have a little bit of weight to them and is the only draw back that I have found with them. As far as concealing a full size hand gun, I can conceal a Sig 226 or a 5" 1911 pretty well with the advantage going to the 1911 just because it's thinner. It can be done fairly easy with the right wardrobe and holster combo.

NEOH212
02-16-2012, 02:22
I agree completely. Sigs are massive. Plus, the bore axis is like 12 inches above your hand. No thanks. I'd rather spend 1/3 less and get a better pistol. :)

I've never found the higher bore axis a problem with the Sigs. They shoot softer than a Glock, and a whole lot more accurately too.

If your ever going to be up around Ohio, send me a PM. I'll let you shoot mine and you can see for yourself.

As far as a Glock being a better pistol than a Sig, That's like comparing Craftsman tools to Snap-On and asking if there is really a difference!

:rofl:

series1811
02-16-2012, 03:10
I always felt like the Glock grip felt like a 2x4 in my hand. And, so I always put a Hogue slip on grip on mine, which fixes it for me.

SEH95B
02-16-2012, 04:00
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now this is a chunker.


Glock and Hi-Point had a baby.... and it was conceived at Home Depot

The Retired Sarge
02-16-2012, 08:39
Pistols are comforting and not ment to be comfortable. I have carried concealed service size pistols all my life with no issues. When you need a pistol, you need the one you shoot best. No one who has actually been in a gunfight will complain their pistol was too large or had too many bullets. Bill

crazycathed
02-16-2012, 08:45
I just bought a few that are huge. chiappa rhino .357 3", desert eagle with compensator, and an ugly HK mark 23.

oldnoob
02-16-2012, 10:21
For service pistol, Beretta 92 (alum alloy frame) and HK (polymer) are on the bulky list. Many LEO and military carry it every day.

I would never consider 1911 bulky. Heavy maybe, but not bulky.

Morgo
02-24-2012, 18:31
I always thought the Glocks were big and bulky. I just recently picked up a Sig 226. Holy cow is that a huge piece of metal. There is no way I could ever carry that thing around and conceal it.


Some Sigs are bigger and bulkier than others :)

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1030023.jpg
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1000447.jpg

NeverMore1701
02-24-2012, 21:10
Some Sigs are bigger and bulkier than others :)

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1030023.jpg
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1000447.jpg

So cool!

drizzle
02-24-2012, 21:31
Ruger autos feel like boat anchors to me. Wouldn't ever carry one concealed.

Nakanokalronin
02-24-2012, 21:45
I have/had Berettas, Ruger P series, Glocks, XDs, a Hi-Power, CZ-82 and many other double stack autos. In all honesty, the most blocky handgun from top to bottom that I've held or looked at was my G30SF.

Jameson4all
02-24-2012, 22:31
The P226 is a duty size pistol, take a look at the P239 a single stack that is very concealable.

mrsurfboard
02-24-2012, 22:33
I always thought the Glocks were big and bulky. I just recently picked up a Sig 226. Holy cow is that a huge piece of metal. There is no way I could ever carry that thing around and conceal it.

I'll stick to my Glocks for carry. They seem so thin to me now. So what other handguns are bigger or more blockier than Glocks?

Use the right tool for the right job. The P226 is a full size duty weapon meant to be carried in a duty rig. It's doesn't lead it's self well for CC because it wasn't designed to. The same argument could be made against full size Glocks as well.

But to answer you question, Glocks are some of the blockest most un-ergonomic pistols on the market.

dabigguns357
02-25-2012, 08:10
There are many guns that come to mind when talking about big and blocky.Any 3 gen S&W semi-auto,any H&K usp and bigger,and most Sigs.

I carry a S&W 686 4 inch,and now a Sig 220 plus all the ones you see in the below pics with no problems.
http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/dabigguns357/105_0181.jpg
http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/dabigguns357/105_0185.jpg

DEADEYEGUY
02-25-2012, 11:40
I guess it depends on what you were raised with. Now that I'm a bit past the half century mark it really is amazing how far guns have come. Whn I began to carry the Walther PPK .380 was considred a small, light, carry gun. It's a boat anchor compared to some of the small 9mm's, .40's and even a select few .45's. LOL! Lightweight?? An aluminum framed .45 Commander or a few of the lightweight J-frames were light weight. Small???? Little .25 auto. Now the .25's sized guns are .380's. And the .380'd are service caliber. As others have said the 226 like the G17/G2 is a full sized pistol made of on the hip carry. Can it be carried concealed? Yes. SO can the G17/G22. But a 228/229 is much better for the balance of size weight and firepower. Much likethe G19/G23
The nice thing about the G19/G23 is that they can be carried as an on the hip exposed wapon or concelaed by a detective. Same with the 228/229. Need smaller yet? 239 or G26/G27. You can dress around about any gun. In the summer I go to a mid to small sized gun as it they are easier to conceal in shorts and a t-shirt. In the winter I often carry a full sized gun. Weight is not really an issue for me. Like I said I've been used to carrying "heavy" guns for a long time.
But specially when you carry more than one gun the lighter weight is a real advantage. But my favorite combination is a high cap auto backed by a j-frame in most weather. In the winter through lots of layers it can be hard to get to the main gun. But a j-frame in a pocket even with your hands on it to keeping your hands warm doesn't draw much attention. Conditons often dictate what you can carry.
But if you like the SIG's a 228/229 is a fine ccw weapon. And compared to a steel 1911 it is a "light" gun. It's just whatever works for you. Be glad for all the choices you have now. It wasn't always so.
By the way since the SAS switched over to the SIG 226 to replae the worn out Hi Powers they also purchased some 228's for when they had to go undercover. Right tool for the right job. U.S. regular units use the M9. CID carries an M11 (SIG 228). They work undercover. Again right tool for right job. The used to carry some sort of .38 snub. I'd much rather have a slightly bigger 228 for most situations.

arclight610
02-25-2012, 13:32
My SIG SP2022 is bigger than a G19/23, but in my opinion it carries the same. A good gun belt and decent holster nullifies a few ounces of weight. I won't go back to Glock after going SIG.



:rofl: So much fail, I don't even know where to begin!

I agree. Visually, the Sp2022 looks bigger than the G19 but I think it carries just the same if not better. Plus, it runs rings around the G19 in accuracy.

swinokur
02-25-2012, 18:49
Now this is a big boy.

High Altitude
02-26-2012, 01:48
The small framed glocks are some of the thinnest double stack pistols out there.

Haldor
02-26-2012, 09:31
If you want a very small pistol, they are available. For cc, such small pistols are more practical. If you want a pistol with horsepower, it limits some of ones options. The Sig 226 is like the Glock 17/22... a full-sized pistol not really designed for cc. If you want a pistol for cc, you need to look at pistols designed with that purpose in mind.

The G17 works fine for CCW unless you are wearing really lightweight clothing. I prefer my G26 for CCW, but in a pinch I would not hesitate to carry my G17. I would take the rail mounted light off of it first through.