Talking Glock

I enjoy reading your questions. Big help! I have the Glock 20 Gen 4 10mm and that wonderful Glock 30
that is also Gen4 .45 caliber with no issues. I can carry either one.

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@Zee, The gun I am currently waiting on, thanks to my local PD for mistyping on my purchase application, is the G43 and I have Bear Paw Hands. My shooting glove from LAPG is an XL. When I held the G43 in my hand my pinky just hooked the bottom of the clip. Now that is a 6 round clip. You can, and I plan to, buy an extension for the clip making it 8 round or 10 round which would give me more than enough grip and it would still conceal perfectly. Think about it and take another look at the G43.

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As soon as my NICS goes through, I will be on my 3rd too. I have a G19, G23 and now will be a G43. I’ve been with Glock for over a year now and I don’t think I will ever switch. I always believed in “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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I have the G43 and love it for my EDC. I carry with the standard 6rd mag in the firearm and carry two of the extended 8rd magazines. For me the extended mags profile a bit where the 6rd mag conceals better. My hubby carried the G43 for a bit and with the extended mags it fits his hand better.

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@William_H and @KenM,

First no offense intended but, I know that the Glocks for the most part are interchangeable but my question is why would you want to? I would think it would be confusing and if you really want the different caliber gun… just buy it. It just seems like a lot of work to change the caliber of the gun.

I’ve got what a friend refers to as ManHands … the G21 .45s are mine :grin: is the G43 a single stack? I prefer the double stack to the singles.

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@Zee, I believe when I looked at it, it is single stack. It is because the width is slimmer to conceal better.

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I’m on my third Glock. The 26 is definitely the easiest to hide.

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Hey there @NJStraightShooter no offense, It’s really not too intensive. I look at it from a flexibility standpoint, and I can if I want to.

The models I’ve referenced are all double stack frames so easily the magazines options are nice.

.357 Sig is a wildcat caliber that could be an option as well but I’ve never considered it.

To your point, I went looking for a G19 9mm and wound up with a G23 and G26 instead of the conversion barrel. Yet I will still get one as part of my extra parts collection, it my whole 1 is none 2 is one 3 is for parts, from a prepper standpoint. I can find a whole pistol from between $400-$600 vs a conversion barrel and extractor for $100-$175.

They’re easy to look at and know which are which;
the .45s are the poppa bears, my wife’s is the 21sf so it’s a slim design on the backstrap.
Momma bears are my G22 with night sights, her G22c is Tiffany Blue with a factory comp slide cut and barrel.
Baby bears my G23 is straightforward, hers has a polished slide and barrel.

Then we have the Lone Ranger bears in 9mm
G17s one completely stock, other has a custom slide with RMR cut, ameriglo high comp sights, barrel, recoil spring/guide rod.

Then last is my G26

See no confusion.

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Sounds like a real plan. Thanks for the clarification and that does make sense. You sound like you are well prepared too which is very good.

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I try and you know i’ve found that for as much as I try Murphy’s Law and the putting the jinks on it can rear it’s head at the worst possible time, for all your preparedness it could go completely side ways sometimes.

I feel that options are good, but for plans I set I wanted these Glocks as they’re are very simple and effective.

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^^^ yes, working that plan myself.
We’ve switched from more platforms to fewer platforms more redundancy. Going to order a couple of parts kits (springs, pins, etc) for our base platforms as well.

@KenM nice sleuth of bears :slight_smile:

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The cost of AMMO. The pistols cost $500 to $700 and for example .40 SW is $16.00 and 10mm is $27.00
per 50 count. That is with outs TAXES. The Glock 20 is 10mm (is a .40 caliber), but is super sized.

Your cost is cheaper when you collect or desire a hotter GLOCK that has more Bang for the dollar.

Practice and Training always.

William Smith

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I’m seriously thinking G45! I rented one and loved it.

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I’ve been carrying a 43 for a couple of years now. I like the feel and I’ve become proficient. I also have a 2nd Generation 17 that was given to me by the department when I left in 1991. The problem I have with the 17 is the double stack magazine. After shooting over 600 rounds during a 4 day course I couldn’t pull the trigger and there was pain up to my elbow caused by the DS Mag. I recently fired over 800 rounds with my RIA 1911 Spartan with no adverse effects. So, if anyone is having similar problems try a SS.

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I have the 43 with a 2 round striker extender for my magazine. It is my car pistol. I carry it in the car wherever I go. With the 2 round extension magazine, my hand fits it perfectly. I had the ghost trigger installed in it as well. Very well put together weapon that just works!! I was assimilated long ago. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!!

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I have both the G19gen4 and G43x. Winter carry vs summer carry.

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@Michael78 I love the double stacks… I tend to get a cramp when the grip is too small rather than too big. That wide bodied glock ever needs a new home… :wink:
Welcome to the group!

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@Zee - My G19 picked up a big brother today…

Ignore my earlier post in this feed. I am a converted Glock fan.

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Niiiice!! :grin: You win!! :partying_face:
Have you shot it yet?

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