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Posted: 11/14/2012 5:15:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/14/2012 5:32:37 AM EST by tcataz]
Since the weather is cooler and my wife is wear more cloths she has decided that she wants to carry my G19. So I need to get me a new carry piece. I want to stick to caliber I already have 9 mm, 45 acp or 357 mag. So I was thinking of getting another G19 or G21 or an XD in 9 or 45.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:23:33 AM EST
Glock 19.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:32:15 AM EST
Self fulfilling question is self fulfilling.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:35:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jbclark84:
Self fulfilling question is self fulfilling.


I should have wrote the question better.

I of course have experience with the Glock but have never shot/carried one of the XD and was kind of looking for an opinion on it.

Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:41:36 AM EST
How about an HK USPC 9mm?
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:43:36 AM EST
Do you have any specific reason to change from what you were already accustomed to carrying?
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:48:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/14/2012 5:51:02 AM EST by tcataz]
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
How about an HK USPC 9mm?


I have shot one of those. I did not like the fit in my hand.

Originally Posted By Hero:
Do you have any specific reason to change from what you were already accustomed to carrying?


Not really, but not very often does the wife say.....Go out and buy whatever one you like to replace the G19.

Link Posted: 11/14/2012 5:50:15 AM EST
Glock 19
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:08:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/14/2012 6:13:45 AM EST by nhsport]
Originally Posted By Hero:
Do you have any specific reason to change from what you were already accustomed to carrying?




This is also my first thought.

In your case I might consider a G19 Gen 4 to give both the wife and yourself some different grip size options. Keep in mind that depending on how the gen 4 works out you might end up buying a second gen 4 to keep everyone happy
I think it would be a fun project to shoot the old G19 alongside the gen 4 with the different grips. Don't expect a huge difference but it could be interesting.
I would caution you to not worry so much about how the different guns "feel" but base your choice on the results of your shooting.
I say this because the glock I actually shoot the best is a standard grip G30 which "feels" big and dumb and stupid but I actually shoot quite well
I guess the huge grip that "feels" ridiculous is spreading the recoil out and letting me control the gun better This is the case for me,you or the wife could easily find different results.

I feel Glock sets the standard for reliability and factory support and has a very reasonable price, why change a winning game?
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:24:22 AM EST
Have a USPc 9, its more a safe queen now. go with the G19...simple and easy to use...easy to conceal
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:27:43 AM EST
Another good CCW to consider is the Springfield XDS. Comes in the 45ACP flavor currently. I haven't had a chance to shoot mine yet but it's the perfect size for med/large hands.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:39:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By StagAR15:
Another good CCW to consider is the Springfield XDS. Comes in the 45ACP flavor currently. I haven't had a chance to shoot mine yet but it's the perfect size for med/large hands.


I have looked at that but have not found one in stock for a decent price.

Link Posted: 11/14/2012 6:45:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By tcataz:
Originally Posted By Jbclark84:
Self fulfilling question is self fulfilling.


I should have wrote the question better.

I of course have experience with the Glock but have never shot/carried one of the XD and was kind of looking for an opinion on it.



Just my opinion but the XD feels very poorly balanced. I think that balance in a carry/fighting handgun is one of the most important factors along with combat accuracy and reliability. The XD for lack of better word is "top heavy". I dont like a grip safety on anything but a 1911.

You know the Glock and have accessories for the Glock.....You know the answer.

Glock 19
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 7:02:47 AM EST
Another Glock 19. I tried to not be a glock guy, but it happened anyway.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 9:10:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By tcataz:
Originally Posted By StagAR15:
Another good CCW to consider is the Springfield XDS. Comes in the 45ACP flavor currently. I haven't had a chance to shoot mine yet but it's the perfect size for med/large hands.


I have looked at that but have not found one in stock for a decent price.


I had to look around for mine.

Eventually, I was able to find one at my local Sportsman's Warehouse for $520 plus taxes. That's the lowest price I was able to find locally - other shops wanted $600++. Check out that store if it's in your area.

Link Posted: 11/14/2012 10:51:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By ruger556boy:
Glock 19.


Link Posted: 11/14/2012 11:51:26 AM EST
Since it's getting colder out why not get a Glock 17?
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 12:07:03 PM EST
Glock 19
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 12:17:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By tcataz:
she wants to carry my G19.


She new what's best.

G19

Link Posted: 11/14/2012 12:43:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/14/2012 12:45:09 PM EST by SteelLucky]
Glock 30sf or I think the 4th gen is out now.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 1:06:54 PM EST
Seriously you already own one gun in a platform, buy another one. This keeps parts the same, gun's the same, mags the same. Both you and her know how to use them.

Buy a G19.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 1:18:32 PM EST
Get another G19.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 1:38:46 PM EST
2 19's, one for you and a spare.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 1:47:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By ruger556boy:
Glock 19.


This is the smart move.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 3:00:04 PM EST
If you want to dabble in something other than the G19, an Hk P30 in 9mm would be at the top of the list.
Link Posted: 11/14/2012 9:04:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By ruger556boy:
Glock 19.


Link Posted: 11/15/2012 12:19:12 AM EST
Walther PPQ or G19
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 4:46:51 AM EST
G17. At one time I thought my G19 was the be-all, end-all pistol. Now I like shooting my G17 more than the 19.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 5:37:25 AM EST
I'd try and shoot whatever you are thinking about changing to first. If you shoot the 19 well and are used to it I don't see much reason to change. (this is from someone who doesn't shoot Glocks well)
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 11:51:45 AM EST
I highly recommend getting another G19. There are obvious advantages to having the same gun, ammo, and mags as your significant other. Only one kind of ammo, mags, and spare parts to stockpile.

I can understanding getting something different if you said she wanted something that sucked, but she chose pretty wisely out of the gate.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 12:46:34 PM EST
Glock 19 or Glock 17 wins my vote
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 1:00:44 PM EST
Sounds like in this case that you should ask your wife, as she is apparently the gun person in your household.
Link Posted: 11/15/2012 9:22:19 PM EST
If you liked what you had, just buy a new one of the same. If the G19 worked before it will work now.
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 3:28:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/16/2012 3:38:55 AM EST by EdB]
Originally Posted By d90king:
Sounds like in this case that you should ask your wife, as she is apparently the gun person in your household.




ETA: I have 18 HGs in my safe - I live in Northern NJ and experienced Hurricane Sandy. Of the 18, 2 are G17s and one G19. We are limited to 15 round mags in NJ
and Glock ( to my knowledge) only make 10 and 17 round mags so I only have 10 rounders for the G17s. I always thought that my go-to gun was my Springfield 1911 and
that's what sits in my bedside gunvault.When I realized just how big and destructive the storm was going to be, the G19 is what I grabbed out of the big safe along with a few
15 round mags and placed squarelyon the coffee table. Last week I called the LGS and asked if they had any Gen 3 G19s in stock and they replied with "We have two in the
case at the moment". An hour later they had one left in the case...
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 4:37:21 AM EST
Picked up a new G19 last night. . I aready have mags and holsters to fit it so I figured that would be easier then getting an XD all the stuff I would need for it.
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 5:00:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By EdB:
Originally Posted By d90king:
Sounds like in this case that you should ask your wife, as she is apparently the gun person in your household.




ETA: I have 18 HGs in my safe - I live in Northern NJ and experienced Hurricane Sandy. Of the 18, 2 are G17s and one G19. We are limited to 15 round mags in NJ
and Glock ( to my knowledge) only make 10 and 17 round mags so I only have 10 rounders for the G17s. I always thought that my go-to gun was my Springfield 1911 and
that's what sits in my bedside gunvault.When I realized just how big and destructive the storm was going to be, the G19 is what I grabbed out of the big safe along with a few
15 round mags and placed squarelyon the coffee table. Last week I called the LGS and asked if they had any Gen 3 G19s in stock and they replied with "We have two in the
case at the moment". An hour later they had one left in the case...


Sorry for the off topic here, OP.
EdB, if you are limited to 15 rounders, have you considered a frame chop for your G17? Something like this? Heres a link
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 6:07:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
Originally Posted By ruger556boy:
Glock 19.




This. It's the answer anyway, even more so to have mag sharing with the wife.
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 10:20:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/16/2012 10:21:12 AM EST by EdB]
Originally Posted By keninnavarre:
Originally Posted By EdB:
Originally Posted By d90king:
Sounds like in this case that you should ask your wife, as she is apparently the gun person in your household.




ETA: I have 18 HGs in my safe - I live in Northern NJ and experienced Hurricane Sandy. Of the 18, 2 are G17s and one G19. We are limited to 15 round mags in NJ
and Glock ( to my knowledge) only make 10 and 17 round mags so I only have 10 rounders for the G17s. I always thought that my go-to gun was my Springfield 1911 and
that's what sits in my bedside gunvault.When I realized just how big and destructive the storm was going to be, the G19 is what I grabbed out of the big safe along with a few
15 round mags and placed squarelyon the coffee table. Last week I called the LGS and asked if they had any Gen 3 G19s in stock and they replied with "We have two in the
case at the moment". An hour later they had one left in the case...


Sorry for the off topic here, OP.
EdB, if you are limited to 15 rounders, have you considered a frame chop for your G17? Something like this? Heres a link
http://www.coldborecustom.com/DSC_0291.JPG


Awesome mod! Worth the $70 beans for us poor bastids stuck behind enemy lines...Thanks for the suggestion brother!
OP: sorry for the hijack
Link Posted: 11/16/2012 6:47:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/16/2012 6:48:15 PM EST by 10mmPatriot]
Originally Posted By gotuonpaper:
Originally Posted By tcataz:
Originally Posted By Jbclark84:
Self fulfilling question is self fulfilling.


I should have wrote the question better.

I of course have experience with the Glock but have never shot/carried one of the XD and was kind of looking for an opinion on it.



Just my opinion but the XD feels very poorly balanced. I think that balance in a carry/fighting handgun is one of the most important factors along with combat accuracy and reliability. The XD for lack of better word is "top heavy". I dont like a grip safety on anything but a 1911.

You know the Glock and have accessories for the Glock.....You know the answer.

Glock 19



True. But it can be overcome with practice, if one isn't used to it.

I was fine when I finally got to try out an XD Service Model. But I was long used to shooting handguns with a high bore axis, like the USPs, Sig Sauers and "art deco" style Rugers. So, the "top heavy" balance of the XD was no biggie.

As for the OP, if he wants to save money on the goodies, I agree with everybody on the Glock 19.

But there is nothing wrong with broadening one's horizons.







Link Posted: 11/17/2012 1:01:47 AM EST
G-19
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 2:35:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 9:14:03 AM EST
Ever try a Hi Power? I'm a die hard Glock and 1911 man, but I recently gave the HP another shot- can't believe what I'd been missing.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 9:30:08 AM EST
M&Pc

I enjoy shooting a Glock but its no M&P. The fit in your hand is amazing.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 9:47:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By ruger556boy:
Glock 19.


Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:35:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 7:37:38 AM EST by ManDown]
Originally Posted By tcataz:
Picked up a new G19 last night. . I aready have mags and holsters to fit it so I figured that would be easier then getting an XD all the stuff I would need for it.


In case some of you missed what the o.p. decided on.

Looks like you made the right choice. since that is what you were familiar to and you already have all the gear.


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Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:46:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By ManDown:
Originally Posted By tcataz:
Picked up a new G19 last night. . I aready have mags and holsters to fit it so I figured that would be easier then getting an XD all the stuff I would need for it.


In case some of you missed what the o.p. decided on.

Looks like you made the right choice. since that is what you were familiar to and you already have all the gear.


Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile

+1
( I don't own, nor have I ever shot... a glock. )
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:00:15 PM EST
Ruger SP101 in .357 mag.
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