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locosway
08-12-2012, 11:03 PM
I was thinking a Glock 26, since the G17 is my main gun.

But, 10 rounds of 9mm? Why not 10 rounds of 10mm?

So the G29 is on the list too. Whenever I'm out in the woods, etc, it would be nice to have something more than a 9mm.

But the slim G36 is nice too, and I already shoot .45's with my 1911's.

These three seem to be the toss up right now. Looking to pick one up this coming weekend. I've shot the G26 and a ton of other Glocks, but not the 29 or 36 as they seem more rare.

G26 = 6.42" L x 4.17" H x 1.18" W
G29SF = 6.97" L x 4.45" H x 1.28" W
G36 = 6.97" L x 4.76" H x 1.10" W

Dannicus
08-12-2012, 11:17 PM
Glock 29 is noticeably thicker and heavier than the 26. If you are comfortable with it on your hip, can conceal it well, and shoot it well; then by all means get it.

locosway
08-12-2012, 11:19 PM
Glock 29 is noticeably thicker and heavier than the 26. If you are comfortable with it on your hip, can conceal it well, and shoot it well; then by all means get it.

It's .10" thicker than the 26. Heavier isn't really an issue. I'm sure I can shoot it fine.

I was thinking the G29 because I love my G20, and there are times where I'm off the beaten path with my family.

CK_32
08-12-2012, 11:19 PM
Any subcompact will do..

All depends on which caliber you favor feel confidant with and can manage in sub compact form.. Asking us wont do you any good you need to go shoot each caliber your interested in in subcompact form and see how you do and choose from there.

Personally I'd stick with one in 9, 40 or 45. Anything more I feel would be hell to manage in a sub compact and anything smaller I wouldn't feel confidant with.

Invisible_Dave
08-12-2012, 11:20 PM
27 is same size as the 26 but with 10 of .40.

locosway
08-12-2012, 11:21 PM
27 is same size as the 26 but with 10 of .40.

Yeah, .40 is a crap round. :)

D53
08-12-2012, 11:22 PM
I'm a smaller guy and run a 36. It conceals well with a Galco King tuck holster, slim and not too heavy. But you do make a compromise with 6 plus1 rounds.

jgorman
08-12-2012, 11:24 PM
Yeah, .40 is a crap round. :)

Ouch..

Invisible_Dave
08-12-2012, 11:24 PM
Yeah, .40 is a crap round. :)

Dang it, I forgot.

C.W.M.V.
08-12-2012, 11:28 PM
Actually the wife and I were discussing getting her a G36. All you could want if your into that sort of thing (Glocks).
Personally I think its a great little gun. Accurate and pleasant to shoot. 6 in the mag and one in the pipe is plenty for defense, so why not?

HatersLOVEme : )
08-12-2012, 11:29 PM
Model 30SF 10 rounds of .45 FTW :yes:

Dannicus
08-12-2012, 11:30 PM
It's .10" thicker than the 26. Heavier isn't really an issue. I'm sure I can shoot it fine.

I was thinking the G29 because I love my G20, and there are times where I'm off the beaten path with my family.

The 26 is right at the cusp of too big for concealment for my daily attire and those extra ounces would help to pull my pants down off my skinny arse. It's okay, tho since I just don't like .40. Too snappy for me to enjoy practicing with. .45 is okay, but there again it's bigger and heavier with less capacity.

I like the number of rounds in the 9mm; 11 in the mag with the +baseplate and 1 in the chamber.

I say go as big if if you can, tho.

locosway
08-12-2012, 11:30 PM
Actually the wife and I were discussing getting her a G36. All you could want if your into that sort of thing (Glocks).
Personally I think its a great little gun. Accurate and pleasant to shoot. 6 in the mag and one in the pipe is plenty for defense, so why not?

Eventually I'll get all three. But I'm thinking the G29 is the most versatile for what I want right now.

Synergy
08-12-2012, 11:48 PM
Real men carry this! :p

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Icemedic/20120812_163227.jpg

SacTown
08-12-2012, 11:49 PM
I own and carry both the G26 and G29sf. They definitely are different sizes even though they are both categorized as "sub-compact". I carry the 26 quite a bit more due to it being slimmer and overall smaller in size. Not to mention I practice and train with the 26 a hell of a lot more due to cost of ammo. But if you reload that doesn't really matter. The frame of the 29 does a pretty good job of dampening the recoil, even with full power 10mm loads the 29 is still easy to shoot. You can't go wrong with either one, but I feel the 29 is more versatile overall. It's a great gun for backpacking, hiking, and EDC. I love mine. I would just go shoot both and then decide.

secret.asian.man
08-13-2012, 5:34 AM
buy this guy's glock 30 (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=607573)

BlackDrop50
08-13-2012, 5:42 AM
29. Full power 10 is cake. Easily controllable and extremely accurate. I'd almost rate it over the 20. Slap on a Pearce grip extension and call it a day.

Shenaniguns
08-13-2012, 5:45 AM
If you're going to think about carrying something G29 sized, you might as well carry a 15 +1 G19. It's what all the 'cool' guys carry ;)

Shenaniguns
08-13-2012, 5:47 AM
Real men carry this! :p





Couldn't spring for the Pro huh? :43:

HighLander51
08-13-2012, 5:52 AM
If you're going to think about carrying something G29 sized, you might as well carry a 15 +1 G19. It's what all the 'cool' guys carry ;)

Well I don't know about cool, but I've had my G19 on my permit since 1992.

leadstorm
08-13-2012, 8:10 AM
A Glock 29SF is a fine carry weapon. It's a bit fat and requires a good holster, but the vertical height of the gun (top of slide to bottom of magwell) is quite short.

I always find grip height as described above to be the most predominant factor in how well a pistol conceals.

I carry mine in a Crossbreed SuperSlide, and have Pearce +0 extensions.

You can get a longer barrel for it to obtain full velocity potential.

Synergy
08-13-2012, 8:43 AM
Couldn't spring for the Pro huh? :43:

PPT for $985 OTD, I can't complain! :p

Corbin Dallas
08-13-2012, 9:48 AM
If you want deep conceal, go G36 or any of the sub compacts. G26,27,33.

G26 can hold 13 with the pinky extension +1

G27 and 33 can hold 12 with
the +1

I can carry the G19,23,32 just as comfortable as the subs. However I'm 6' and 210.

A word of warning about the 357sig and sub compacts. This is LOUD. I do NOT recommend this without hearing protection. However, all thing being equal, I'd rather have 12 rounds of 357sig over 40s&w.

If you must go 45acp, the G30 conceals well and you get 11 rounds.

You already know about the G29.

rgs1975
08-13-2012, 10:23 AM
I went with the G36 and haven't regretted it once. Carries like a dream in a CB Supertuck. Had it on all weekend long in Reno and Carson City just this weekend. Don't think it got below 100 degrees hardly at all and it wasn't an issue.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5571/dsc06561q.jpg

SVRider
08-13-2012, 11:43 AM
If you're going to think about carrying something G29 sized, you might as well carry a 15 +1 G19.

+1

Even the 26/27 unless in your pocket, don't really conceal that much better than a compact (19/23). In a good IWB, there is not much difference in concealability but for me there is much better handling/shooting characteristics in the compact frame size.

I'd opt for the better shooting characteristics and increased capacity of the 19.

Red Devil
08-13-2012, 1:10 PM
Yeah, .40 is a crap round. :)

Yeah, absolute dog-squirt.

What ever ya do, don't shoot these...

.40 Federal HST 180 gr Ammo Gel Test (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWy2AB_AQYo)

(they should be given out free to hoodlums and drug-runners they suck so much)

stix213
08-13-2012, 1:33 PM
I own a Glock 29 for backpacking, and it is significantly bigger than my Glock 26. More closer to a Glock 19 in size, but thicker.

PandaLuv
08-13-2012, 3:44 PM
glock 26, such a fun little gun to shoot.

Shenaniguns
08-13-2012, 4:03 PM
+1

Even the 26/27 unless in your pocket, don't really conceal that much better than a compact (19/23). In a good IWB, there is not much difference in concealability but for me there is much better handling/shooting characteristics in the compact frame size.

I'd opt for the better shooting characteristics and increased capacity of the 19.


The G19... Big enough to shoot like a full size, yet small enough to conceal. :43:

ElDub1950
08-13-2012, 5:34 PM
I see everyone talking about standard capacity mags (13,15,17 etc). So how do you get away with that here in CA?

SouperMan
08-13-2012, 5:45 PM
Man, all this talk about 10MM makes me want to go out and get one!

Shenaniguns
08-13-2012, 6:03 PM
I see everyone talking about standard capacity mags (13,15,17 etc). So how do you get away with that here in CA?


Some us are old and owned Glocks before the mag restrictions were in place.

ElDub1950
08-13-2012, 6:25 PM
Some us are old and owned Glocks before the mag restrictions were in place.

OH, sure. I forget that most people didn't wait till they were 60 to start having fun with this stuff, like I did! :43:

crash972
08-13-2012, 7:04 PM
I have both G36 & G29. Both are easy to conceal.
You should shoot both before you buy.
My son get his little finger pinched between the mag & frame
on the G36. No probs. with the G29.
Just my 2cts.

ElDub1950
08-13-2012, 7:32 PM
Man, all this talk about 10MM makes me want to go out and get one!

yeah, I'd like to have one, but 10mm is more than double the cost per round as 9mm and almost double the cost of 40.

I couldn't stand having a gun I couldn't afford to shoot a lot! LOL

The Right to Bear Arms
08-13-2012, 7:50 PM
I was thinking the G29 because I love my G20, and there are times where I'm off the beaten path with my family.

Locosway, if you're off the beaten path with the family then are you considering compact models as well as sub compact? I realize that CCW is the thread title but everything should stay on the table in my humble..

How do you feel about the 40SW caliber?

SacTown
08-13-2012, 8:23 PM
Some us are old and owned Glocks before the mag restrictions were in place.

Or you found them.

Squidward
08-13-2012, 9:29 PM
For me, concealability is more about a quality dedicated belt, quality holster and appropriate apparel than weapon type.

My two cents: Use a handgun that you already own (and are proficient) with and buy proper CCW gear.

wildhawker
08-13-2012, 9:30 PM
I own a Glock 29 for backpacking, and it is significantly bigger than my Glock 26. More closer to a Glock 19 in size, but thicker.

This.

locosway
08-13-2012, 9:52 PM
Locosway, if you're off the beaten path with the family then are you considering compact models as well as sub compact? I realize that CCW is the thread title but everything should stay on the table in my humble..

How do you feel about the 40SW caliber?

I don't care for the .40. I would carry/shoot it if I had to, but it's not a choice I would make if there was other calibers available. To me it's a round that serves little purpose, and while it does work as well, it's just pointless. :)

This.

I already have a G19 with 15 round mags...

wildhawker
08-14-2012, 1:27 AM
For EDC why not just carry the G19? Closest to your primary G17 and real-deal 10mm is 'spensive. In the backcountry a .45acp isn't going to have the energy to take down anything a good 9mm+P can't, so you're back to 10mm or e.g. .41mag.

-Brandon

locosway
08-14-2012, 2:36 AM
For EDC why not just carry the G19? Closest to your primary G17 and real-deal 10mm is 'spensive. In the backcountry a .45acp isn't going to have the energy to take down anything a good 9mm+P can't, so you're back to 10mm or e.g. .41mag.

-Brandon

$1 a round, but I also reload 10mm. Which is why the G29 was alluring, as the G20 is quite a handful when it comes to size.

scglock
08-14-2012, 4:08 AM
26 or 19