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Bigjerm
06-25-2009, 03:02 PM
So I am looking for a pistol now and I believe the Glock is what I want. I want Glock mainly because we are issued Glock 21's I think (I am a LEO) and I would like to just keep it the same brand. Any personal opinions on the gun? I can get it for $399 at a local law enforcement store and the extended clip for $11 more.

Mr.RonGilbert
06-25-2009, 03:09 PM
Get it..... you can't go wrong. Tough weapon.... I swapped to a 1911 years ago and never looked back. We had to buy our own side arms... and I am glad that we did so I could shoot whatever I wanted.
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i302/TheGman_/Misc/P4090258.jpg

Bigjerm
06-25-2009, 03:33 PM
I am glad they issue us a sidearm and ammo and there is talk of them issuing us a secondary weapon, a Glock 30... If I plan to carry the 27 on duty I have to qualify with it and shoot department approved rounds.

So far i have read nothing but good things on the 27. I also plan to get my CC permit even though I have a badge. This way I am always covered and I get to skip the background check process when buying a new gun.

Mr.RonGilbert
06-25-2009, 03:39 PM
I am glad they issue us a sidearm and ammo and there is talk of them issuing us a secondary weapon, a Glock 30... If I plan to carry the 27 on duty I have to qualify with it and shoot department approved rounds.

So far i have read nothing but good things on the 27. I also plan to get my CC permit even though I have a badge. This way I am always covered and I get to skip the background check process when buying a new gun.

An issued secondary weapon would be cool.

Can't go wrong with a Glock. The .40 is a nice all around round too.

guinness
06-25-2009, 04:01 PM
Glock has had a great reputation since the very begginng of the "plastic pistol" movement. Are others more accurate? Im sure. More reliable? Possibly. Higher capacity? Deffinately. Simplicity? Others have copied it. All three for a great price? Not as far as I can tell. Springfield may fit the bill but I never owned one, so I cant attest.
I love my Glock, I also love my FN 5seven and 1911, but Ill always carry the Glock as it is well suited to my needs and I have more confidence in it than anyother pistol I have.

PhilD
06-28-2009, 03:01 PM
If this will be backup weapon get a G30, same ammo as the G21 and you can use a G21 mag in it.

guinness
06-28-2009, 05:32 PM
If this will be backup weapon get a G30, same ammo as the G21 and you can use a G21 mag in it.

X2^^ Good thinking Phil.

STUPIDFACE
06-28-2009, 07:22 PM
The g30 is a little bigger than the 27. I had a g27 and i really liked it. I also have a g30 which i like also. The only negative with the g27 in my opinion is that it has some pretty snappy recoil. You gotta hold on to it.

corey d

oz97tj
06-29-2009, 01:22 PM
I loved my 27. Absolutely great gun. I don't know why, but I could actually shoot mine more accurately than my fullsize 22. Don't know why.

I am also LE and carried mine backup for lots of years and loved it.

Phil is right though to get the 30 so you can use your 21 mags. That's what I did with my 22 and 27.

thebigtman
07-02-2009, 05:16 AM
27 is a great pistol. I have absolutely no complaints. I'm former Army and worked with a lot of operators, who really liked the glock. Plus, it performed well in Afghanistan's environment too. I picked up a springfield xd40 on a lark one day and I feel it's a solid piece too. I wouldn't argue with either one and I think you'll be very happy.

Bigjerm
07-02-2009, 06:25 AM
If this will be backup weapon get a G30, same ammo as the G21 and you can use a G21 mag in it.

I thought about this too but at the same time every other department in the county carries a .40 (so why do we carry .45?) and having the 27 would give me the ability to exchange mags with other agencies during a shoot out... i hope i never see it come to that though!

Grant211
07-02-2009, 07:27 AM
So I am looking for a pistol now and I believe the Glock is what I want. I want Glock mainly because we are issued Glock 21's I think (I am a LEO) and I would like to just keep it the same brand. Any personal opinions on the gun? I can get it for $399 at a local law enforcement store and the extended clip for $11 more.

go to www.glocktalk.com

I've owned 3 glocks (19C, 36, and a 23)

a very good website forum dedicated to Glocks

bluerubicon08
07-24-2009, 02:05 AM
You can't go wrong with the Glock IMHO

rob4607
07-24-2009, 03:40 PM
why in the heck can't we get the G?? (the 380) in the U.S.? it would be perfect for the wife. im looking into the C models for less recoil, Amy wants to get her CHP since she works downtown and drives though da hood...

HITMONEY
07-24-2009, 03:55 PM
I have been a Glock 23 and Glock 27 owner for a long time.

The 23 for the office, house, car, Jeep.. The 27 is my conceal carry.

Be sure to get the pinky extension.. feels to weird without it.. go put some rounds through it to get use to the feel... I am sure I don't have to tell you this.. but pistols like the 27 are not about range accuracy because odds are when you have to make noise with the 27, the perp is gonna be real close.

IMO, it is the #1 choice for a back up weapon or concealed carry.


the G36 is interesting... but I am a .40 guy.

Jared89
07-24-2009, 05:46 PM
Blocks i mean glocks :grinpimp:are great but i more of a SA fan i love my xds. My brother has a glock i have shot both many times i think the xd feels much better in my hand it is all about what you like and your budget. If you are looking for a polymer i would check out HKs, usp are great and it is also great because it is d/a. Also you might want to check out the HK45 (if you want to spend $1k) I have not shot this gun but it will fit your hand like a GLOVE!

OJTJK
07-27-2009, 09:29 PM
I have both a G26 and an SA XD9 Service model. The 26 is currently my CCW, but I am WAY more accurate with the 4" XD9. As someone else mentioned, if you have to use your concealed weapon it is normally at close range, but I have to admit that I have been considering trading the G26 for a subcompact XD. Or... I could just add to the collection. :grinpimp:

Renzo Fighter
07-28-2009, 12:34 PM
I carry the 27 off duty and love it. My duty weapon is a glock 22, and i prefer the 27. I use a 23 clip in it with the butt extenders. Great gun!

Xtremjeepn
07-28-2009, 01:24 PM
If this will be backup weapon get a G30, same ammo as the G21 and you can use a G21 mag in it.


That is the set up I carried for 10 years. 21 as the duty weapon and the 30 on my vest as a backup. Same mags = 40+ rounds of extra ammo already on my belt and most likely on others belts near by.

I thought about this too but at the same time every other department in the county carries a .40 (so why do we carry .45?) and having the 27 would give me the ability to exchange mags with other agencies during a shoot out... i hope i never see it come to that though!


:shaking:

Most departments I know of carry .45(and 9mm). Best to have 2 compatable weapons on you. I can toss out a thousand scenarios where you are ALONE in a shooting and can't run off to steal another officers magazine.

The 30 is a whopping 2.5mm thicker, 12mm longer, 15mm taller.

$0.04

Bigjerm
08-07-2009, 04:30 PM
yeah after some talking, shopping and debate I am going to end up with a 30 so I can use the same mags if need be. There is talk our department is going to issue us 30's as backup but who knows...

joes-jk
08-11-2009, 03:54 PM
glocks= OVER-RATED!!!!!!:laughing: imo. want a square gun, get a xd, cheeper and better quality.

i want to be a police officer just sucks that phoenix makes u carry glocks, but most of the others let u carry whatever if u dont like the glock. im going with my trusty 1911. and mabey usp or 5.7 for backup.

Justinn407
08-11-2009, 04:10 PM
I carry the XD45 as my duty weapon and the XDM 9 off duty, i enjoy shooting the XD over the glock trust it with my life. If nothing else hopefully you have a 12G mounted in your unit like me............

usmcdoc14
08-11-2009, 05:42 PM
glocks= OVER-RATED!!!!!!:laughing: imo. want a square gun, get a xd, cheeper and better quality.

sorta. :thefinger:
I like Glocks but only in 9mm frame size, everything else feels retarded, hence why I own an XD45. But glock is glock, they have the weapon down pat so I would not necessarily say "better quality".

But if a Glock fits and feels better to YOU THE OWNER that is all that matters. You will shoot a gun that feels good more and become proficient with it.

TCOTTON
08-11-2009, 08:34 PM
The beautiful thing about glocks is they go bang every time,(maybe not every time but there reliability is well established) which for CCW is your main concern. All mine are more than accurate enough for self defense, and even competition. I do like the XD's and M&Ps, more comfortable in the hand (grip angle) but once you get used to something and trust it, it's hard to change. If I had the chance to grab a G27 for 399 I would jump on it. My G26 is a great carry gun, very comfortable and accurate. Good luck.

jk_techcrash
08-11-2009, 09:30 PM
You made a good choice with the Glock 30. I carried the G21 as my duty and the G30 as a secondary until my department issued us tasers back in 2002. Once they issued tasers they moved from the .45 to .40 which was ok but nothing compares to "THE CANNON"-G21. Our department went standardized across the board all officers are issued a G22 or G23 a G27 and they got rid of the 870 and now use the M-16. Good luck and enjoy.

joes-jk
08-12-2009, 01:25 AM
sorta. :thefinger:
But if a Glock fits and feels better to YOU THE OWNER that is all that matters. You will shoot a gun that feels good more and become proficient with it.

that statement is true. its all the owner and what feels confortable to u, unless its a unrelable. (glocks arent unrelable)

Jared89
08-12-2009, 09:44 AM
I am a big sa fan and the only thing i like about about glock is that their are way more different frames. I dont even think xd makes a 10mm.

PhilD
08-12-2009, 10:16 AM
Interestingly, the original HS2000 was slated as a Glock copy and never really given that much credit. When Springfield became the sole importer of the HS2000 and renamed it the XD everyone loved it. Granted Springfield made a couple of small improvements like the rail mount, but it remains essentially the same firearm and is still made in Croatia.

Just as interesting is the difference in terminology between Springfield and the manufacturer. Springfield have a "muzzle protector", whereas the manufacturer details this as the ability to shoot someone when holding the muzzle against their back (in order to prevent the disconnector safety engaging by mistake).

joes-jk
08-12-2009, 05:26 PM
I am a big sa fan and the only thing i like about about glock is that their are way more different frames. I dont even think xd makes a 10mm.

nope they only got 9mm,.40 cal, .45 cal, and i think they discontiuned the .357 sig.

Jared89
08-12-2009, 07:36 PM
IMO the .357 and 10mm are really under rated rounds if you do the reserch the 10mm is a great round i really want to get one. I am guessing that is why SA doesn't make them.:bawling:

joes-jk
08-14-2009, 10:22 AM
IMO the .357 and 10mm are really under rated rounds if you do the reserch the 10mm is a great round i really want to get one. I am guessing that is why SA doesn't make them.:bawling:

yea they are underated, imo the .357 is = to the 9mm, and the 10mm is pretty much a .40 cal.

Preacher
08-14-2009, 02:38 PM
If they issue the 21, then a 30 is the way to go. If you absolutely have to go smaller than the 30, consider the G36. The mags are not interchangeable, but the ammo still is.

Here are some pics of the size differences. I took these for someone else a long while back (I own all three of the .45acp Glocks)

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/Guns/Glocks_4.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/Guns/Glocks_3.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/Guns/Glocks_2.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/Guns/Glocks_1.jpg

To get a better idea of the size of the G36, I compared it to a snubbie

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/Guns/357_Top_G30.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/Guns/G30_Top_357.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/preacherspulpit/Guns/G30_357_Side.jpg

Jared89
08-14-2009, 07:44 PM
yea they are underated, imo the .357 is = to the 9mm, and the 10mm is pretty much a .40 cal.

Not at all, bullet wise yes but ballistics not even close. The 10mm has more energy than the .45acp.

Slag
08-14-2009, 08:05 PM
I carry the 27 off duty and love it. My duty weapon is a glock 22, and i prefer the 27. I use a 23 clip in it with the butt extenders. Great gun!

We had the exact same setup. I really like the 22, and bought one when I left that dept. For CC I use the G33, but really liked the 27 as well.

joes-jk
08-15-2009, 10:46 AM
Not at all, bullet wise yes but ballistics not even close. The 10mm has more energy than the .45acp.

really i was not awahare of that. i guess i never looked that up for myself, just listend to what ive herd. i never thought that the 10mm would have more energey than a .45.

Bigjerm
08-25-2009, 01:09 PM
well just to update. I went with the Glock 27 yesterday. I shot them both and I just liked the 27 more. Also my girlfriend seemed to handle the 27 better and that is important since she lives here... On a side note, she liked the 36 :grinpimp:

tpafire5
08-25-2009, 04:31 PM
I purchase a 26 for my wife and a 27 for myself. I ended up selling my 27. It doesn't handle .40 round very well. it is very snappy.

hutch
08-25-2009, 05:06 PM
I have one & love it!

lockednloaded
08-30-2009, 06:16 PM
Ive shot a friends G27 a few times, and the thing kicks like a mule. I have big hands, and the G27 is too small for my paws.

H3ATH3N
08-30-2009, 07:35 PM
Can't go wrong with a Glock! I carry a 30 in the winter. Ruger LCP in the summer. 21SF with tac light and laser in the nightstand of in the glovebox when on the road.

Bigjerm
09-02-2009, 06:22 PM
well today I finally got to hit the range with the 27. With the mag extension my hands fit pretty decent. I can say it has more kick than my issued 21 but that was expected with a smaller gun. Overall I like it and as my first personal handgun it will do just fine. I do see myself getting into this gun thing a lot more... already eyeing a few new purchases