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Posted: 3/31/2007 2:18:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2007 2:21:07 PM EDT by Jason_R]
Ok I'm 5'7 135 lbs...and was wondering if I'd be better off carrying a Glock 19/23 or a USP Compact .40/9mm. I plan on carrying in a versa max II. I want to carry comfortably, preferably in t-shirt....

I want a 1911 for .45 ACP carry...but I'm waiting until I have the cash flow for a Nighthawk Talon II (I have a Springfield Pro Rail on order).

What do you think!? Does anyone have any comparison photos of a G19/USP Compact 9/40?

I had a USP .45 compact that was uncomfortably for me to carry...but it could have been due to the Bladetech IWB holster I was using...
Link Posted: 3/31/2007 6:31:16 PM EDT
Which fits your hands better? I'm 5'7 and the glock 19 fits my hand a bit better then the USPc (Even with the crappy glock grip).

Can you manipulate the mag release on the USP without shifting your grip?

(No idea which is easier to conceal but I'm curious also because I'm thinking of either getting a USPc or Glock 19 when I get my CCW)
Link Posted: 3/31/2007 7:48:38 PM EDT
I love the HK mag release..., no shifting of my grip at all.

Both guns fit my hand well...
Link Posted: 3/31/2007 9:34:53 PM EDT
I prefer the Glock 19. Shot the HK and was not impressed.

With the Glock you get a pistol that requires somewhat less maintenance, 16 rounds vs. 14 rounds, more access to parts, a gun that can be worked on easily...

And with your body type, I think it would be just about undetectable with a MS VMII
Link Posted: 4/1/2007 8:44:49 PM EDT
I carry the 19. I love it. Don't have any experience with the other.
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 7:45:01 AM EDT
No experience shooting the HK. I never got past the design and ergos of the gun. I think the G19 would be a great choice for you. [Looks down at holstered G19]
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 8:13:31 AM EDT
i've shot both

go w/ the one that fits you and your needs

i shoot the HKs a tad better, but i have always went w/ glocks, so i went w/ the G19
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 12:14:48 PM EDT
I like both weapons, but I actually prefer the HK. I'm just wondering what the easiest one would be to carry....and if I could carry it for hours at a time.
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 12:52:36 PM EDT
Read this link, Glock vs HK a little over half way down the page...
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 3:25:01 PM EDT
I love the 19. It's the most reliable mechanical device I own.
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 5:13:36 PM EDT
GLOCK 19: You can buy 15 and 17 round mags for $15-20 and 33 round mags for $25-30 in almost any gun shop in the country.

HK mags: Much harder to find and minimum of $40 each.
Link Posted: 4/2/2007 6:39:01 PM EDT
Seeing as they are both very similar in size, pick the one that fits your hand the best and whose trigger system you like.

I prefer the Glock trigger system, plus the reasonably priced magazines are a big plus.

Steve
Link Posted: 4/3/2007 6:36:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
GLOCK 19: You can buy 15 and 17 round mags for $15-20 and 33 round mags for $25-30 in almost any gun shop in the country.

HK mags: Much harder to find and minimum of $40 each.


I never have a problem finding HK mags, but they are more expensive. I like the USP Compact better (I've shot both, and used to own a Compact .40)...but it seems like the Glock 19 is thinner.
Link Posted: 4/4/2007 10:33:34 PM EDT
Here is a picture of my HK USP Compact 9mm and my Girlfriend's Glock 19 for a side by side comparison.

http://miahdude.com/HKG19.JPG

I love the fit in my hand of the USP Compact and I shoot it almost as accurately as My USP 45 Tactical. I have nothing against Glock, in fact they are outstanding firearms. They just don't work for me, the combination of the grip angle and trigger.

Both are about the same size, the Glock is a bit slimmer, but I have no problem carrying my USP around comfortably all day.

Of course the only way to be sure is to try them both for yourself, whichever one suits you better is the one you should go with.

By the way, the picture was taken on the ottoman, I didn't realize how much dog hair was on it, time to throw the cushion cover in the washer.
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 10:18:18 PM EDT
I love the Glock 19 but recently got a Glock 26 for carry
Link Posted: 4/13/2007 10:27:51 PM EDT
Have both (actually a 2nd Generation G19, a USPC9, and a USPC45). I carry the USPCs, if that gives you an idea of which I prefer....
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 10:58:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tdogg77:
I love the 19. It's the most reliable mechanical device I own.


You need a better car then


Read several of the posts above.... it is all about fit for you. If you are having to shift your grip to work any of the controls, the gun doesn't fit right.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 11:10:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2007 11:14:34 AM EDT by rob78]
I carry an HK USPc .40 most of the time with no issues what so ever.

I don't know of another .40 compact that I can get 12 +1 rounds in.
I shoot the same pistol in IDPA matches.

Never had a malfunction...hardball and hot Corbons.

magazines are more expensive, but that has never been a factor when purchasing a pistol that may save my life.

ETA: USPc has a shorter barrel than the Glock 40. compact...closer comparison would be the Glock subcompact model-27 IIRC
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 9:45:30 PM EDT
I have a 19C that I carry. It is a great shooting and handling weapon. It seems to me that by looking at the 2 side by side the glock would be less prone to snag something than the hk. Very important when drawing your weapon in a hurry IMHO. SGT Bell
Link Posted: 4/20/2007 6:13:05 AM EDT
Glock 19.

I carry mine SOB but it is a great pistol. I never leave home without it.

Max
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:04:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By rob78:
I carry an HK USPc .40 most of the time with no issues what so ever.

I don't know of another .40 compact that I can get 12 +1 rounds in.


You can get 13+1 in the Glock 23.

I myself prefer HK. I have a P2000 and a P2000sk in .40 S&W that I would carry if the state allowed it.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 7:00:30 PM EDT
HK. Glock was built for someone with 6, 9" fingers.
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