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Hello. Perish the thought that those not so enamored of the Glock as others had no option but to use one regularly, what would your choice be?

For the purposes of this thread, please don't respond with such as "I wouldn't use one," or "I'd get a Colt, Browning, etc."

I'm seriously interested in which model Glock those who don't normally use them or, intend to use them, would choose.

Thanks in advance.

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Well, I'm not sure where I fit in these polls.

I use a BHP off duty and a G21 on duty. The G21 is the softest shooting .45 that I have shot, reliable, and a great tool. Since concealment is not an issue, the only drawback the G21 has (size) is null. The BHP though is very concealable, has high round count, and shoots better (mostly mental) and definitely feels better than any gun I have owned or shot.
 

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Hi there Stephen,

A Glock 23 in .40 S&W. It is not my favorite pistol to shoot, but since I own one-it would be my first choice.

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That is more difficult than the reverse question.

I frequently carry a 23 as a backup gun. And the 23 does make a lot of sense for a compact weapon with a good bit of capacity (only 2 less than the compact 9mm).

But if you took my primary gun away, I might be tempted to try a "Robarized" 20 or 21.

I am just on the verge of being able to get my hand around a 20/21 frame, with some help it might be doable.

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I guess I could live with a mid-sized 9mm - I may actually get one, just to see if my 3 years without coming in direct contact with a Glock has solved that little issue where I seem to destroy them within 10 rounds.

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I've never even touched a Glock, let alone shot one, so I can't base my choice on what I shoot better. I also don't have a CCW, so what carries better doesn't factor in either. That said, I'll go with the Glock 17. It's the one that taught everybody what a Glock was, so that's the one I "want."
 

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Hello,

I would go with the Model 17.

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The Sockman
 

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Mr. Camp,

G17, G19, G22.

The M22 was what I was (formally) trained with. I don't like the "torquy" feeling however and prefer the G17. Last would be the midsize G19. I have big hands and like the full-sized pistols.

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The only Glock I am able to get a decent grip on is the G19 so that is my choice.

I have shot the G30, G26,G27,G23,G21. Didn't like any of them.

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My son carried a G30 and I was always skeptical about cramming .45 rounds into such a small light weapon. He swore by it and could shoot it very well (20/10 vision and rock steady doesn't hurt). Well, I've tried it and would definitely pick it out of the Glock pile.

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The G19 is my favorite Glock.

Basically it boils down to:
(1)The mid-size 9/40/357 model 19, 23, and 32 Glocks fit my hand the best;
(2)It seems to me that the 9mm Glocks are the most dependable.

I've had at least one each of the following Glocks: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, and 29; and two or more of most.

I like the 19 best, and the 29 second.
 

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Their "compact guns are to big to be true pocket guns, and the larger 21/29 series is to large for every day CCW use IMO.The long slide version's IMO are strictly target guns. The 40 version has suffered to many failures due to various causes, the 357Sig and Gap are to new yet to see.

Which leaves for my money the models 17 and 19, the few of my troops who carry them off duty and shoot in the local matches with them, have never had them fail with proper ammo, and some really nasty reloads.
 

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Steve,

I have never owned either (income insufficient to support all the "nice-to-haves" on my gun list) although from what I have heard and read the 17 and the 26 would be my guns. One could do most things with these two in the armoury, in my view.

Good topic!
 

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I am most assuredly a "non-Glocker" despite being a Glock armourer and owning a 1st generation G17 "for instructional purposes only".

With that, the model that appeals to me the most is the .357 SIG G32. Why? I like the calibre, and I have a box full of G23 magazines that would fit it.
 

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Glock 26 or 19.

Never shot a Glock, my father has a model 19. Hope to shoot it when the weather gets cooler. Shooting the 19 would point me to whether it was sufficient or if possibly I could go smaller (26) if I ever became a "Glocker"!
 

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Hi

I shot the 17, 19 and 26 in the past. Finally bought a 2nd hand 26 as I find that the piece boosts the inherent light weight of the design to its upmost. The gun is concealable, hi-cap, easy to shoot well and fast. Only mods were to put a standard slide stop (I had premature slide stop with the extented lever that came with), and Pearce mag extensions (non +) for the confort and look.

The gun is still an ugly duck, I don't feel any proud of ownership as with my 1911, Commander, BHP, P5, P210, P38, P08, PP, PPK or HsC, to name some, but I have pleasure to shoot it from time to time. Results are so good that I find it almost boring!. I changed my motto to "Life is to short to shoot only Glocks".

The 19 comes next: 15 rounds and a 102 mm hexagonal barrel in 174 x 127 x 30 mm - full size performances in compact package.

I have always felt that the ideal 9 mm Glock for CCW would be a 26 with factory 12 mags and a barrel extending from the slide (ala Beretta), slightly shorter than the 19's. That "long" barrel would give maximum velocity without sacrificing anything in concealability.

Living in "old" Europe, I don't have any experience with other chamberings in Glocks.

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