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Old 02-15-2012, 08:36   #1
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Big, blocky guns

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?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:47   #2
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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.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:50   #3
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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.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:52   #4
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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.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:53   #5
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Of the handguns I've tried, the Desert Eagle takes the big, blocky cake.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:10   #6
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Of the handguns I've tried, the Desert Eagle takes the big, blocky cake.
Very true, but that's not a service pistol.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:15   #7
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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.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:29   #8
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Don't forget the classic HI-POINT.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:16   #9
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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.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:19   #10
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Don't forget the classic HI-POINT.
Ah, the elusive HI-Point. Dayton, Ohio's finest offering.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:41   #11
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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
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Ah, the elusive HI-Point. Dayton, Ohio's finest offering.
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.
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So what other handguns are more blockier than Glocks?
None that I've shot.
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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).




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Old 02-15-2012, 13:01   #16
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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.

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Old 02-15-2012, 13:08   #17
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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.
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Old 02-15-2012, 13:49   #18
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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.
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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.
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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.
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