We’ve got 3 19s, if you count a 19X, a 17 and a 20. My wife is a 19 freak and I like the size, it’s about as small as I’d like to carry. I’d say my favorite, I’m weird, is the 20. I really like the 10mm round.
Trying to decide if I want a G19 (9mm) or the G30 or G41 (.45acp) as the next gun. I’ve been shooting my trainer’s G19 and like it pretty darn well - but the smaller size on a G30 or G41 has an appeal for CC. Plus I think the G30 will take the same mags as my G21 full size .45.
The range has a G30 for rent, so I may see if I can get the G19 and G30 on the same rental and compare them. Then I just have to fine a G41 to try
Re the G19 / G43 - I think the G43 looks like it’s going to be way to small for the grip I like, so probably not on the eligible players list.
Really gonna buck the system here. I have and carry a glock 19 but I sold my glock 43 and bought a sig P365. I’m not trading one company for another but I will upgrade one tool if a better one comes along. The 43 is amazing pocket rocket but it is not what I consider a primary fighting pistol.
I don’t currently own any Glocks (yeah, I’m kind of a SIG Guy), BUT I did just shoot a Gen 5 G19 side by side with my brand new P320 X Compact. The G19 is a fantastic pistol in a very good size for carrying concealed. I would have no problem in recommending the G19 to those who prefer Glocks.
I’ve been carrying the Glock 26 since the beginning of the year, before that it was a Glock 23 that I found a good deal on when I was looking for a Glock 19. I was figuring on getting a 9mm conversion barrel and swapping the extractor on the G23. Then as the story goes when looking for a conversion barrel I found the G26 at a “great deal”.
For the home we have his n hers Glock 21s. The Glock 21s are bigger frames.
The G17/22s are duty sized, G19/23s are mid sized compacts, and G26/27s are subcompacts. Overall they’re the same width, and keep the same fcg internals being interchangeable. They just get less in slide length and shorter in frame height.
I like to use G17 mags in my G26 and G22 mags in my G23.
Sounds like your getting the idea on how GLOCK works They are interchangeable, but use good quality parts and equipment. We all know that the Glock 26 is a 9mm and the 27 is a .40 caliber. Please change the recoil spring out from the .40 to 9mm and in reverse along with the extractor.(EXAMPLES) The recoil spring in the .40 caliber is a 18 pounds and the 9mm is 16 pounds. The extractor is a necessary change too. (EXAMPLES) If you do not change out these small parts, The Glock will MALFUNCTION. You will have to clear firearm by, Slap, Roll, and Rack, it is not fun. The mags and converting them is that you can look up PIERCE to check on COLLARS that will fit your magazine of choice and like the Glock 23 and 27, you increase your magazine in numbers. ( .40 CALIBER ) !
Hmm… were a glock intensive family (I think we’re up to 6 in .45 and .40) and haven’t had to change out any parts on any of them… no issues with failures or misfeeds, springs, extractors,or anything else.
Gen 1-3 are not the same animal and they break into with time and wear. Your Right. Springs are
made to absorb and help get the slide back into battery. To much weight the firearm malfunctions
and you have battery issues and operation of your round. ( feeding issues ). Gen 4 are better quality. Aim goal high and you are the best.