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Compact VS Sub-Compact Glock

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by badger54, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. badger54

    badger54 Spanaway WA Member

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    Whats every bodies opinion of the Compact vs the sub compact. I am trying to decide which to get. Is there any thing that really makes one better then the other. Thanks
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    To me, the G19, which is the compact, is the perfect carry piece. It's small enough to conceal well but it's large enough that most people can get a proper grip on it and the longer barrel and/or site radius (not sure which) makes it easier for me to shoot accurately. What caliber are you thinking of getting?
     
  3. badger54

    badger54 Spanaway WA Member

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    .40 caliber
     
  4. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah I think they're about the same size physically.
     
  5. frizzz

    frizzz Clackamas Member

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    Smaller the better for carry IMO.
     
  6. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    If you use any mag extensions you might as well be carrying the larger compact. There is a noticeable difference without a mag extension. I'd rather carry the compact myself.
     
  7. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    G27 Subcompact .40 Amazing carry gun and awesome to shoot
     
  8. Zhivago

    Zhivago Everett, WA Member

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    Am I the only one who hates anything smaller than full size? Even for carry?
     
  9. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    Think the sub-compact is a waste of time for the most part.

    The 19/23 is just a tad bigger; if you can conceal the 26/27, you can most likely conceal the 19/23.

    You'll hardly ever shoot the sub-compact guns; most people don't seem to. I never did.

    You can carry the compact guns and also have a great time shooting them. Makes the G19 the best thing out there.
     
  10. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    I carried a G26 for a year, then got a Kahr pm9. The shorter grip on the G26 vs 19 doesn't change the fact that its a double stack, and fat.
     
  11. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    I carry a G30 (.45) which is technically a "sub-compact" although its dimensions are almost identical to the G19.
     
  12. snkkpr01

    snkkpr01 Eugene Member

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    I carry a 19. I have pretty small hands for being a 6 ft tall fat bubblegum. ( med glove ) I just could not get the smaller gun in a comfortable grip. Even with the extension it just felt funny. I also didn't like shooting it.

    I carry all the time, in the house, out of the house. The only time I am not is when i am actually at work. Other than that the gun is part of my normal clothing.

    I am using a desantis cozy partner now, it is second hand. I had used a safariland IWB for a couple of months. The partner is much more comfy. It has a lsight cant so that the muzzle points back just a touch and you can sit stand run and it stays put.
    I say got to the range and shoot both of them.

    BIGFOOT
     
  13. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Yes.

    Not for me, I've got big hands. Not fat, but tall guy European hands. Hence my preference in fullsize pistols.

    Still though, subcompact isn't my thing, not only because I cannot get a proper grip on it and my finger can't hold even the magwell extension, but it feels flimsy and backheavy. I prefer compact in this situation, as it feels like a pistol and not a heavy, yet too small L shaped piece of metal.

    For concealed I'd prefer nothing less than a 4" barrel, Wilson or Kimber 1911. I prefer the 5", most definitely the 5". But I would absolutely not hesitate to purchase the 4" in the heatbeat.
    Otherwise I'm sticking with my fullsize H&K.

    Did my feedback help?
     
  14. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    That's great. Who ever gave you the idea of the G19 must have been a genius. :winkkiss:

    Me, I carry a G23 all day everyday...
     
  15. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    I'm considering a S&W 1026 or 1076 FBI in 10MM Auto for carry.

    I'd like to refinish it flat black with some type of metallic hazardous environment coating, like on the H&Ks if I end up purchasing one.