Looking for duty handgun+ Any new models Glock users?

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  1. MichaelBear

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    Good morning

    Last handgun I owned was a Glock 17 and because of marine environment Glock is the choice. And 9x19 is the caliber. Loved the G17 but would like to go tad smaller to implement it to daily carry so G19 is my choice or any other 9mm model.
    The question is which Glock now as I plan to go for the latest and gratest hehe. Plan is to handle some before but looking for users input.
    List in the link.

    https://hoffgun.com/?s=Glock

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Other recommendations welcome also.

    Thank you
     
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    I've got a gen 5 34 and it's far better than previous models. More accurate and a better feeling trigger.
    The only downside is the chamber is a bit shorter due to the standard rifling vs the polygonal. But probably would go unnoticed using factory ammo.
     
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    Just my personal opinion, G19. Gen 4 and Gen 5 have quirks that may or may not be an issue for you. I owned and sold both for a Gen4 26.
    The Gen 4 19 has finger grooves that just didn’t work for me. They seemed to be in just the wrong spot to be comfortable.
    The Gen 5 has a cut out on the front of the mag well that became pretty uncomfortable after a little while.
    The 19x, you might as well get a G17. Barrel length is easier to conceal than grip length.
    If you can shoot before you buy, you might save yourself from the same mistakes I made.
    Good luck.
     
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    If getting the latest and greatest. I'd go for a Glock 19 MOS.
    Down the line you can add a red dot sight to it.
     
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    I have had, and daily carry a G19 gen 5 since about last March or April (2018), and I've had everything from a gen1.5 19 (yes they exist) to the current. I think the gen 5 has a nicer trigger, I enjoy the finger grooveless feel of it. Shoots just as good if not better than the older ones, to me anyway.
     
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    After carrying a G26 for at least 7 years, I switched to a G48 and will not go back.

    I didn't know how much better the non-finger groove grip was. And the single stack is so much thinner under my belt.
     
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    My latest 9mm is a G45. A really nice mix of features.
     
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    What restrictions does your employer place on what you are able to select for carry at work?
     
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    The Gen 5 G45 9mm doesn't have the cutout, and neither does the Gen 5 G19 MOS model.
     
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    That's kind of irrelevant unless someone asks for that kind of advice. Its up to each person to determine that based on their situation, preference, and legality. That's like people saying "that's not legal here" which is likely irrelevant to someone else. JMO
     
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    None except for 3:

    Must be semi-auto
    Minimum caliber 9x19
    No 1911

    Other than that, anything under the sun is good.
     
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    Are you joking? It's an entirely legitimate question. His employer may not allow a specific Glock model because it's not on an approved list pr because they just felt like it. When someone asks for advice, knowing the limitations and parameters is helpful.
     
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    Thank you, sir! That's helpful.

    I'd go with the Gen 5 because they tend to have better triggers than the Gen 4.
     
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    I like the looks of this one ;)
     

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    Nope, not joking. If he thought that was relevant he would have asked it. I don't care if switchblades are legal where you live, they are where I live. But If I asked about switchblades you can bet ten people would chime in with how its not legal where they live or something about legalities and internet courtroom opinions.

    I didn't realize this was a duty gun discussion.

    I totally believe parameters help with gun suggestions though. I just figure most people know whats legal or relevant based on where they live, work, go, or they'd ask that specifically in the question.
     
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    Had a 48 too, great gun! My big hands fit my 19 better but the 48 carried better for sure, the slimmer profile makes it disappear when not needed
     
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    Yeah I know you got big paws. I'm more on a medium side. Good info. Much appreciated
     
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    It's explicit in the topic title: Looking for duty handgun+ Any new models Glock users?

    I didn't say anything about me or where I live or my needs or what is legal where I live, which seems to be a point of your fixation. I asked the person who started the topic if there were restrictions on what he could carry, he understood the simple question and responded, then after he clarified, I responded to him with my brief suggestion. It's really quite simple and straightforward.
     
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    The G48 would be an ideal choice if you have small hands and/or short fingers. I fall in that category, but I also like to have more rounds available. If you are able to shoot the wide grip models well, I'd stick with them. A G19 and its cousins will also use G17 and extended magazines. The G48 will only use its own.
     
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    My Glock 26 has been my most used “go to town” carry gun for the last two decades. It has not been the only CCW I’ve carried, but it has been the most often used. I don’t feel as I’ve given up any capability due to its size and capacity is fine by me, particularly as it will use higher cap mags for either the G19, G17 or even the 33 round mags if chosen. Though I’ve never carried the 33 round magazines with it. (Actually I currently carry two G26 mags and one G19 mag, counting the one in the gun.)

    More recently I’ve acquired an XD-S .45ACP, Mod 2 that I’ve been “experimenting” with carrying some. It may well work itself into the regular rotation once I’m entirely satisfied with its performance, and I have the total logistics of my load out worked up for it. Because of its somewhat more compact nature I can even envision it as a back-up, or exterior winter coat pocket carry in addition to the G26 sometimes. If I feel the circumstances warrant the carry of two such capable firearms. My usual load out frequently involves only one or the other, plus the addition of a somewhat smaller, less capable firearm usually carried in the non-dominant pocket. Or winter load out with a revolver in the exterior coat pocket and a primary piece at 4 o’clock OWB carry.

    I know most don’t perceive the Glock 26 as a primary “duty” gun, but I’ve never found the G26 wanting in direct comparisons with its larger brethren, when I use them. I have noticed though that it seems to be a very subjective issue from individual to individual. Some people perform better with larger platforms, some with the smaller, and some with single-stacks. Personally I’d go to the expense of going to a rental range and try as many as you’ve considered, and see which one (or ones) you perform best with and seem to prefer. Then take it from there.
     
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    I've seen more than one person shoot better in training and action shooting sports with a G26 over a G19/17/34. I think for those people, the most common factor was their little finger has no way to apply force to the G26 grip and disturb the alignment of the gun during and just after the trigger press before the bullet leaves the barrel. Regardless of the reasons, some definitely shoot the Baby Glock better than they do it's bigger siblings.
     
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    Perhaps I should've clarify it more. Handgun will be used for double duty.
    For work and as edc outside of work.
    I apologize if it wasn't clear.
    Yours and every opinion here are greatly appreciated.
     
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    I was looking for something similar a few months ago and ended up with the G45 MOS. It's a G17 frame and a G19 slide. The MOS also comes milled so that you can mount a red dot. I went with the trijicon RMR. I admit I went a little crazy with this thing but I love it. The full size grip is great for my large hands and I dont need the extra slide length since I'm running a red dot anyway. The gun also conceals relatively well with a good holster/belt.
     
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    CT has a magazine capacity limit of 10. Since I'm not a LEO that's the limit I have to stick to. Good info on the magazines not being able interchangeable. Had no idea although makes sense since 48 is a slimmer model. I've shot G19 3rd gen rather well bit couldn't fully fully grip it so guess your description of fairly short fingers apply too. Thank you
     
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    Ah! Then the G48 is looking even better for you, or maybe the G43X is worth considering too. Both are 10 shooters!
     
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    If you are limited to 10 rounds I think the 48 would be my go to choice for sure. I'm thinking about getting one just to have as anther carry option.
     
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    Choices choices. I think trying them out at the range is a great advice.
     

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    Hey man,

    I think other folks have given you good advice on narrowing down which particular models to look for.

    You mentioned a "marine environment." I have taken some unplanned salt water swims with a Glock, and they held up well. I would caution you that the magazine springs aren't coated with the same stuff as the rest of the gun, and will rust quickly if salt water gets in there. So I would suggest disassembling them periodically and making sure they are in good shape. Also, any replacement metal sights will be more prone to rust, but that is easy to spot.
     
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    The ten round capacity may only apply to the mags you carry. Glock did supply ten round mags for yhe 17 and 19 models. Might be worth considering and checking on the actual wording of the law.
     
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    Remote location? CONUS or Foreign? G19 is a great choice. There seem to be a ton of them throughout the word-good if a replacement is needed or spare mags. What are your fellow officers using? As much as I love a good 1911, Hi Power, or an H&K, for a service weapon my choice would be based upon reliability, availability (parts, mags, holsters), simplicity, and is it common in my environment. Unicorns don't make good service weapons. Good luck with your decision.
     
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    As a duty gun I've used a 17, 22, 35 . Now that I'm retired I carry a Glock 19 gen 5. Love it, no problems. But I'm not restricted to 10 rnds. The grip on the gen 5 locks my hand in, not like other 19 gens.
     
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    I carry a G45 9mm on and off duty. Great pistol.

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    I can carry anything I want and am currently carrying a G45.

    Sometimes a Kimber .45.
     
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    That's good advice. I've rusted the sights on Glocks just because of the humidity under my outer shirt! I haven't had trouble with mag springs, but it makes sense that would happen as they are not as corrosion resistant as stainless of the nitrided slide and barrel.
     
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    If you're limited to 10 rounds, the G48 is a no brainer, IMO.
     
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    Gen 5 19. The gen 4 finger grooves do not fit everyone, but grooveless usually does. And before someone jumps in and argues, I happen to like the 4, the grooves fit me just fine.
     
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    I had a Glock and didn't really care for it. Guess that makes me odd man out! After carrying a Sig P226 on duty for 18 years I might be a little jaded. My pick in your circumstances would be a P229.
     
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    I jjst picked up a Glock 43X two weeks ago. 10+1. Same size exactly as a Taurus G2C, except narrower.

    I always wanted a Glock, but could never get my hands around the double stacks. When the 43 came out I considered it, but the magazine capacity was less than my PF9, so it would have been a step backwards. They come in their standard stainless upper, which may be good for a marine environment for you, but they just recently came out with a black slide. Mine is black because that's what they had at the time. I actually like the look of the two tone stainless on polymer.

    It is a fantastic pistol and very accurate right out of the box. I have about 400 rounds through it so far.ha

    AND!!!!!!

    I was just talking with another LGS owner who informed me that a magazine manufacturer other than Glock is coming out with a 15 ROUND MAGAZINE for the 43X in the near future. That little package with 15+1 capacity would be heaven!!

    It's worth checking out if you want smaller.
     
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    Friend of mine just recommended Sig 2022 with polymer frame. That definitely sound appealing. I like heavier guns, but only on the range. On the duty belt....nah
     
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    I've had so much weight on my belt that a heavy pistol is irrelevant. And just a pistol of any weight seems light. The other thing for me is I prefer a hammer gun over a striker model. I have a couple of striker type that I like just fine but still prefer a hammer.
     
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    Do you have a duty holster requirement? Like level 2 or 3 holster? that may narrow your options for guns as I’m not sure if any level 2 or 3 made for the glock single stacks.
     
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    At least level 2.
    Leaning towards G45 or Sig2022. That cut out in G19 bothers me just looking at it lol
     
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    The Sig 2022’s size is between the P229 and P226. They do come with interchangeable back straps so that may help with your hand size.

    The reason why I don’t own one is because the front strap has a cut out to accommodate the pinky extension mag baseplates. When running a friends Sig 2022 at speed I would get my pinky pinched when doing mag changes. I wish Sig would take away the cut out and just use flat baseplates.
     
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    Handled Sig2022. Didn't like it. Just not my type.

    Glock45 so far has the best features that I like so far. Haven't handled it yet but this may be the ticket.

    Did you try using other gen Glock magazines in this model?
     
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    My early 90s mags from my duty G17 and my G34 mags from when it first came out fit and feed too.
    Also Glock factory AWB era 10 rounders fit and feed.
    The early non drop-free factory will not drop free in the G45. But they seat and feed rounds. But the gen5 mags are the bomb, from the orange follower to the front tapered floor plate.
     
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    Sounds delicious! Thank you very much
     
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