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91 whiskey 209
08-10-2011, 8:25 PM
Im kind of new to handguns and like the title says, what are the major differences between all of the glocks (17,19, etc.)? I currently own a xd-40 and my next handgun will likely be a glock and I'm just curious about your opinion. Thanks guys

ADAM
08-10-2011, 8:28 PM
size and caliber

762.DEFENSE
08-10-2011, 8:31 PM
Glock was crafted by God, and the others by man.

mrkam
08-10-2011, 8:36 PM
Here you go. http://www.glock.com/english/pistols_models.htm

Librarian
08-10-2011, 8:39 PM
And glocks differ from other guns in a number of ways. Most notably in

grip angle,
thickness of the grip,
the standard sights supplied
materials (polymer/plastic frame)
trigger feel

Cokebottle
08-10-2011, 8:39 PM
size and caliber
+1

.380, 9mm, .357Sig, 40S&W, .45GAP, .45ACP, 10mm
Subcompact, Compact, Service/standard, Match, Automatic (yes, Glock makes a machine-pistol).

So mix and match those 5 classes with those 7 calibers and you end up with a few combinations Glock doesn't make.

The G26 is the 9mm subcompact. G27 is the .40S&W, identical dimensions. These are the "Baby Glocks"
The G30 is a subcompact .45ACP. It's slightly larger than the 26/27, smaller than a 1911 Officer's, and holds 10 rounds in it's standard CA or free-state configuration.

And contrary to the "Gangsta Movies".... there is no "Glock Fo-Tay" :D

91 whiskey 209
08-10-2011, 8:42 PM
Thanks guys! mrkam, that link is exactly what I was hoping for when I started this thread.

noveskePL
08-10-2011, 8:43 PM
+1

9mm, 40S&W, .45GAP, .45ACP, 10mm
Subcompact, Compact, Service, Match, Automatic (yes, Glock makes a machine-pistol).

So mix and match those 5 classes with those 5 calibers and you end up with a few combinations Glock doesn't make.

The G26 is the 9mm subcompact. G27 is the .40S&W, identical dimensions. These are the "Baby Glocks"
The G30 is a subcompact .45ACP. It's slightly larger than the 26/27, smaller than a 1911 Officer's, and holds 10 rounds in it's standard CA or free-state configuration.

And contrary to the "Gangsta Movies".... there is no "Glock Fo-Tay" :D

What do you mean? ;) "Glock Fo-Tay" is reference to a GLOCK .40 S&W, or in street terms: GAAT.

Equis
08-10-2011, 8:45 PM
What do you mean? ;) "Glock Fo-Tay" is reference to a GLOCK .40 S&W, or in street terms: GAAT.

Also make sure to hold your Glock sideways for maximum street cred.

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Cokebottle
08-10-2011, 8:46 PM
What do you mean? ;) "Glock Fo-Tay" is reference to a GLOCK .40 S&W, or in street terms: GAAT.
Ya... but the ganstas all shoot 9mm because it's cheap.

Of course, in 2008, 40S&W was the only thing WalMart had :D

Equis
08-10-2011, 8:50 PM
Ya... but the ganstas all shoot 9mm because it's cheap.

Of course, in 2008, 40S&W was the only thing WalMart had :D

Even if they got a 9mm they like to say they got a fotay five.

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mrkam
08-10-2011, 8:52 PM
Thanks guys! mrkam, that link is exactly what I was hoping for when I started this thread.

No problem, glad to help.

What do you mean? ;) "Glock Fo-Tay" is reference to a GLOCK .40 S&W, or in street terms: GAAT.

I have a theory that a "gat" is actually the acronym for the tactical cap-popping system G.A.T.: Gun at Tilt.

CK_32
08-10-2011, 8:55 PM
Glock was crafted by God, and the others by man.

Hahahaha^

91 whiskey 209
08-10-2011, 8:55 PM
Can we buy the glock 35? Your link describes it as competition. Based on my limited experience, that means banned here in CA.

Bud11
08-10-2011, 9:00 PM
Can we buy the glock 35? Your link describes it as competition. Based on my limited experience, that means banned here in CA.

California Depatment of Justice website has a CA approved handgun list.

LaLa
08-10-2011, 9:05 PM
Even if they got a 9mm they like to say they got a fotay five.

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No, no, no they like to say they have a Nina, silly. ;)

tacticalcity
08-10-2011, 9:07 PM
Glock was crafted by God, and the others by man.

This. ;)

Of the Glock like triggers the Glock has the shortest reset. That means it allows the least amount movement of the trigger finger in order to reset the trigger after a round was fired. Less finger movement means less hand movement which means less sight movement. In other words, the shorter the reset the better. The XD has twice as long of a reset.

FourLoko
08-10-2011, 9:13 PM
Can we buy the glock 35? Your link describes it as competition. Based on my limited experience, that means banned here in CA.

two in our safe...

noveskePL
08-10-2011, 9:25 PM
G35 GEN 3 is CA approved.

p.s. in addition to saying fotay-5iiive when they really have a 9mm are they now offering bling bling zirconium pasties for the polymer frames? ;)

ADAM
08-10-2011, 9:34 PM
i own 4 glocks all in 40 sw.Gssf member for life.

Ubermcoupe
08-10-2011, 9:35 PM
Ya... but the ganstas all shoot 9mm because it's cheap.



Does that mean I am a gangsta? ;)

OP: biggest difference (other than caliber) is size. Test some out at some ranges, you may prefer the 19/23 to the 17/22, etc.

Cokebottle
08-10-2011, 9:39 PM
Can we buy the glock 35? Your link describes it as competition. Based on my limited experience, that means banned here in CA.
There is a big difference between "banned" and "off-roster"

"Banned" would include any number of handguns that the California legislature has ruled are assault weapons (even though they are simply semi-automatic pistols). Unless registered at the time of the ban, it is a felony to simply possess them.

Off-roster guns are simply guns that California has not ruled to be "not unsafe". They can be imported by new residents, they can be purchased new by cops, and they can be purchased by ANY individual via PPT from another person who already has one in the state.
They may also be transferred into the state via intrafamilial gift through an FFL.

Sanman023
08-10-2011, 9:44 PM
Glock was crafted by God, and the others by man.

That's why I stay away from Glocks and stick with my H&K's.....

noveskePL
08-10-2011, 9:54 PM
I have both Glocks & H&Ks. The trigger is terrible on my USP compared to the Glock. But let's not go down that road ...

Vanilla Gorilla
08-10-2011, 11:48 PM
size and caliber

this^

Rm7pr
08-11-2011, 12:41 AM
Glock was crafted by God, and the others by man.

Amen brotha. No bells, no whistles, just perfection!

ChaneRZ
08-11-2011, 12:45 AM
I have gen 3 G35 and love it!

DannyInSoCal
08-11-2011, 12:47 AM
Get the G21 and upgrade to the .50GI........

:43:

91 whiskey 209
08-11-2011, 6:21 AM
I think I'm going to stick with the .40 caliber now I just have to figure out the differences between gen I, II, and III and I'm all set.

iareConfusE
08-11-2011, 6:40 AM
I think I'm going to stick with the .40 caliber now I just have to figure out the differences between gen I, II, and III and I'm all set.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100411225137AAULGrr

Google searching is pretty useful nowadays.

Oceanbob
08-11-2011, 6:44 AM
I think I'm going to stick with the .40 caliber now I just have to figure out the differences between gen I, II, and III and I'm all set.


Stick with Gen 3 for any .40 Glock. (unless you can PPT or Singleshot Exemption a 22, 23, 27 or 35 Gen 4) :D Which will be slightly more money.

I love my G23...so does the FBI, they recently bought 2800 of them!

The G35, while being a larger version (that will run a preban 15 rounder) and not really suitable for concealed carry, is a HOOT to shoot. Really a tack-driver and comes stock with a lighter trigger and adjustable sites.

The Glock 27 sub compact with a magazine extension makes for a neat carry weapon as well.

You can never have too many GLOCKS.! Keep that in mind. ;)

SB23hater
08-11-2011, 7:49 AM
I too love my Glock 23...and they are not that expensive. :D

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp539%3B9%3Enu%3D9353%3E857%3E25%3A%3E WSNRCG%3D33%3C%3B7%3B335434%3Bnu0mrj

Stick with Gen 3 for any .40 Glock. (unless you can PPT or Singleshot Exemption a 22, 23, 27 or 35 Gen 4) :D Which will be slightly more money.

I love my G23...so does the FBI, they recently bought 2800 of them!

The G35, while being a larger version (that will run a preban 15 rounder) and not really suitable for concealed carry, is a HOOT to shoot. Really a tack-driver and comes stock with a lighter trigger and adjustable sites.

The Glock 27 sub compact with a magazine extension makes for a neat carry weapon as well.

You can never have too many GLOCKS.! Keep that in mind. ;)

zman
08-11-2011, 7:54 AM
Glock was crafted by God, and the others by man.

That's the signal. It's time to que in the "How a Glock works" gif file :cool:

applevalleyjoe
08-11-2011, 8:04 AM
I have both Glocks & H&Ks. The trigger is terrible on my USP compared to the Glock. But let's not go down that road ...

Oh, I don't know about that...my experience with my HK's and Glocks is just the opposite!

XYZ
08-11-2011, 9:07 AM
II just have to figure out the differences between gen I, II, and III and I'm all set.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/6080/22864508.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/713/22864508.jpg/)

Ubermcoupe
08-11-2011, 12:32 PM
I think I'm going to stick with the .40 caliber now I just have to figure out the differences between gen I, II, and III and I'm all set.

Compacts are nice but I shoot better with a full size. My preference is the G22 (also have G27). I shoot a Missouri State Highway Patrol Gen 2 with nightsights and 15rd mags! :D I also shoot a Gen 3 in GREEN. One of these days I will convert to a Gen 4... but you know, there are more important shiny objects in my way (like my wife :D)

Ksmash01
08-11-2011, 12:59 PM
Ok...to clarify a few things:

1) In reference to what "gangstas" call "9mm Luger":

a) The more "educated"(I use that very loosely) will usually refer to them as "9 miluh-meter bullets". They still ask "do 9 mm Luger work in a 9 milluh-meter?".
b) The less refined will just say "9 bullets"
c) Various other versions of slang for 9mm Luger such as "Nina Dum Dums" , "Nina Ross",

I even had one individual at my gun counter say during the ammo shortage:

"Dayum, ya'll ain't got no 9 bullets....what's that over there..Foe(4) Fie(5)[More on that later :D] Colt...well foe(4) plus fie(5) equal nein(9, spelled for the way he said it), so let me git dem right therr." I'm not kidding, and he didn't get any ammo.

2) In reference to .40S&W:

a) I usually get " Lemme get some foady(Forty) cal bullets". However, when I ask what kind of gun it's for out of curiosity, and get an answer, it's usually " a Foady(40) Glock" or "a Glock Foady". Rarely in the Bay Area does someone say "Glock Fo-Tay" unless they're making fun of the people I'm referencing. To make things worse, everything in .40 S&W, seems to be a "Foady Glock".

I had a guy tell me he had a "Foady Glock XD". It turned out to be an XD in .40S&W.

3) In reference to .45 ACP:

It's always "Foe(4)-Fie(5) bullets". Sometimes, it's "foe fie auto bullets"

4) Most other calibers are just Number + Bullets (example "lemme git dem 380 bullets".

5) Hollow points are always "Hollow Tips", or "Dum Dum Bullets" or something else that was mentioned on a rap song.

There's more, but I've gotten way off topic.

mrkam
08-11-2011, 2:09 PM
Ok...to clarify a few things:

1) In reference to what "gangstas" call "9mm Luger":

a) The more "educated"(I use that very loosely) will usually refer to them as "9 miluh-meter bullets". They still ask "do 9 mm Luger work in a 9 milluh-meter?".
b) The less refined will just say "9 bullets"
c) Various other versions of slang for 9mm Luger such as "Nina Dum Dums" , "Nina Ross",

I even had one individual at my gun counter say during the ammo shortage:

"Dayum, ya'll ain't got no 9 bullets....what's that over there..Foe(4) Fie(5)[More on that later :D] Colt...well foe(4) plus fie(5) equal nein(9, spelled for the way he said it), so let me git dem right therr." I'm not kidding, and he didn't get any ammo.

2) In reference to .40S&W:

a) I usually get " Lemme get some foady(Forty) cal bullets". However, when I ask what kind of gun it's for out of curiosity, and get an answer, it's usually " a Foady(40) Glock" or "a Glock Foady". Rarely in the Bay Area does someone say "Glock Fo-Tay" unless they're making fun of the people I'm referencing. To make things worse, everything in .40 S&W, seems to be a "Foady Glock".

I had a guy tell me he had a "Foady Glock XD". It turned out to be an XD in .40S&W.

3) In reference to .45 ACP:

It's always "Foe(4)-Fie(5) bullets". Sometimes, it's "foe fie auto bullets"

4) Most other calibers are just Number + Bullets (example "lemme git dem 380 bullets".

5) Hollow points are always "Hollow Tips", or "Dum Dum Bullets" or something else that was mentioned on a rap song.

There's more, but I've gotten way off topic.

:rofl: Thank you for your input in this very compelling study.

tbhracing
08-11-2011, 2:13 PM
Also make sure to hold your Glock sideways for maximum street cred.


http://images.paraorkut.com/img/funnypics/images/l/lol_cat-12926.jpg

lumwilliam
08-11-2011, 2:15 PM
Also make sure to hold your Glock sideways for maximum street cred.

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Had to post it!

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/08/22/sideways_gun_sight.jpg

Cokebottle
08-11-2011, 10:19 PM
5) Hollow points are always "Hollow Tips", or "Dum Dum Bullets" or something else that was mentioned on a rap song.

There's more, but I've gotten way off topic.
Dum-Dum goes WAY back... it's been used to refer to JHP since probably the original gangstas that carried violin cases.

JosephP
08-11-2011, 11:02 PM
I tested Glock, XD, M&P side by side.
In my own opinion Glock out runs other two pistol by far.
2nd is XD.
3rd is M&P It feels good in your hand when you grab it but something is not right when you shooting it.
So buy glock with confidence.

hcbr
08-12-2011, 10:42 AM
this coming from wikipedia for the OP

Specifications
Cartridge
9x19mm Parabellum (Glock 17, 18, 19, 26, 34)
10mm Auto (Glock 20, 29)
.45 ACP (Glock 21, 30, 36)
.40 S&W (Glock 22, 23, 24, 27, 35)
.380 ACP (Glock 25, 28)
.357 SIG (Glock 31, 32, 33)
.45 GAP (Glock 37, 38, 39)

Here is the link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock_pistol

Baga
08-12-2011, 10:54 AM
Here you go. http://www.glock.com/english/pistols_models.htm

:iagree: Says it all...

mrdd
08-12-2011, 3:36 PM
Another way of looking at the different classes of Glock pistols is by the length of the barrel:

Subcompact: < 4 in
Compact: 4 in
Standard: 4.5 in
Competition: > 5 in

Kodachrome
08-12-2011, 4:10 PM
You need to decide on a caliber and go from there.
I have comp, full, mid and compact in 9mm,40, and 45.
Like you've seen gen 3 have finger grooves, so people like them some don't.
You can always have they recontoured to your likeing.
Happy Shooting.

By the way isn't 45acp considered 11.25mm?

Equis
08-14-2011, 7:25 PM
Had to post it!

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/08/22/sideways_gun_sight.jpg

Hahaha! I just remembered about those Birdman Weapon Systems.

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91 whiskey 209
08-17-2011, 6:57 PM
Thanks for the info and links. They answered every question I had about glocks. Since I have a .40 now I will stick to either a 22, 23, 27 or possibly 35. I'm not sure about which generation I will end up going yet, bit thanks again for the information guys.

llamatrnr
08-17-2011, 7:10 PM
Glocks also have roughly half the number of moving parts than most others.

Great link here:

http://www.genitron.com/Glock23/IntGlock.html

Paradiddle
08-17-2011, 7:33 PM
Glocks also have roughly half the number of moving parts than most others.

Great link here:

http://www.genitron.com/Glock23/IntGlock.html

most other what?

llamatrnr
08-17-2011, 8:18 PM
most other what?

1911's specifically, but I think the Glocks have only 32-34 moving parts, far less than other semi-auto pistols

Cokebottle
08-17-2011, 9:58 PM
1911's specifically, but I think the Glocks have only 32-34 moving parts, far less than other semi-auto pistols
I'm pretty sure the 1911 has about the same.
The 1911 is a remarkably simple machine.

1911 has only 5 parts in the slide (internal extractor), and only two of those 5 are "moving" if you don't include the slide itself.
Glock has more than that.... there's 3 just in the safety.

llamatrnr
08-18-2011, 2:29 AM
I'm pretty sure the 1911 has about the same.
The 1911 is a remarkably simple machine.

1911 has only 5 parts in the slide (internal extractor), and only two of those 5 are "moving" if you don't include the slide itself.
Glock has more than that.... there's 3 just in the safety.

I'm too lazy to check, but it might have been a Sig, or Smith, Ruger, or . . . that had something like 80 parts. My recollection is that the Glocks have 26 (moving) parts, one of my reasons for choosing one. I apologize for any misinformation . . .

bsg
08-18-2011, 3:06 AM
my favorites are the G17, G19 and G26.

Cokebottle
08-18-2011, 9:12 PM
I'm too lazy to check, but it might have been a Sig, or Smith, Ruger, or . . . that had something like 80 parts. My recollection is that the Glocks have 26 (moving) parts, one of my reasons for choosing one. I apologize for any misinformation . . .
SA/DA models with a decocker like the 92FS have quite a bit more going on both in the slide and the trigger group.

LTP90
08-18-2011, 11:17 PM
I'm too lazy to check, but it might have been a Sig, or Smith, Ruger, or . . . that had something like 80 parts. My recollection is that the Glocks have 26 (moving) parts, one of my reasons for choosing one. I apologize for any misinformation . . .


glock only has like 30 parts TOTAL like the whole thing, is only 30 some odd parts, I am too lazy to go get my Glock out and look at the manual, if I wasn't on duty tomorrow I would.

Also the only difference in in the three glocks in .40 is size. big, medium and small.(there might be some other random ones out there for competition). The 22 is the full sized, the 23 is the medium and the 27 is the compact. Personally I shoot a 19(medium size, but in 9 mm), because I wanted a full sized gun that was also reasonable concealable if only at certain times of the year(I'm not the biggest guy around). Also the big one(in your case the 22) just never feels right in my hand, don't ask me why, but it just doesn't, I spent a long time trying them both out. The baby one, its useful, but if your not going to be trying to conceal it, I don't think you should look at, its a great gun, but unless you have small hands(or a magazine extension) you can't get your whole hand on it.
My suggestion is just go to the gun store and hold them all, then go shoot them all at a range and decide what you like, there are only really 3 options
and Glock pretty much comes in every color as long as its black these days(new, there are some OD green's still floating around new but few, to the best of my knowledge, unless something has changed this summer while I have been out)

as far as gen 1-4. Get a gen 3, gen 4 is not on California's 'safe' list so you would have to jump through hoops to get it(doable but annoying). So a new glock would have to be a Gen 3 unless your buying used which could be a gen 1 or 2, which you can tell on the medium and full sized because gen 3 has a rail for a light or such item.

the end.

I went and looked, 34 total parts in a glock