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Hi everyone. Long time shooter and veteran looking to consolidate and change from .40 to 9mm. I currently use a 1911 as my EDC and I am not looking to change that. I am searching for a replacement for my FNP 40. Neither myself or the wife shoots it well and I think it may be time togo back to the 9mm, just not the M9/92fs. I have never fired a Glock. I have shot both the M&P 9c and XD 9. I didn't care for either and it was the trigger on both.

My question is 19 or 26? This will be a back up/truck gun or extra home weapon for the wife. What are y'all pros/cons? I have held both and cannot decide. I may go with another 1911 in 9mm.

Sell me why I should or shouldn't go with the Glock.

Thank you.
 

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I would suggest either G19 or G17 (either Gen3 or Gen4 depending on which feels better to you/her).

The G26 is a fine weapon but if it isn't going to be a carry gun I would opt for something bigger. My wife prefers the G19 over my G26. She also prefers the G19 over my Govt 1911 just because of the caliber and weight differences.

The trigger on the GLOCK is going to be much better than what you've tried and not liked.
 

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The Glock 19 is probably the best all-around Glock. It's small enough to conceal but big enough to shoot well. It has a capacity of 15+1 with standard mags.

The 26 is a fine choice too.
 

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Hi everyone. Long time shooter and veteran looking to consolidate and change from .40 to 9mm. I currently use a 1911 as my EDC and I am not looking to change that. I am searching for a replacement for my FNP 40. Neither myself or the wife shoots it well and I think it may be time togo back to the 9mm, just not the M9/92fs. I have never fired a Glock. I have shot both the M&P 9c and XD 9. I didn't care for either and it was the trigger on both.

My question is 19 or 26? This will be a back up/truck gun or extra home weapon for the wife. What are y'all pros/cons? I have held both and cannot decide. I may go with another 1911 in 9mm.

Sell me why I should or shouldn't go with the Glock.

Thank you.
"Indecision may, or may not, be my problem...."
 

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The Glock 19 is probably the best all-around Glock. It's small enough to conceal but big enough to shoot well. It has a capacity of 15+1 with standard mags.

The 26 is a fine choice too.
The 19 is my choice so far. I will get to my range on tues and rent both. Thanks for the description. It helped.
 

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I would suggest either G19 or G17 (either Gen3 or Gen4 depending on which feels better to you/her).

The G26 is a fine weapon but if it isn't going to be a carry gun I would opt for something bigger. My wife prefers the G19 over my G26. She also prefers the G19 over my Govt 1911 just because of the caliber and weight differences.

The trigger on the GLOCK is going to be much better than what you've tried and not liked.
What about the trigger will be better? I see the travel is about a 1/2 inch total. I like that. Does she break clean? Crisp? Consistent? With only a 1/2" pull where is the reset? At a 1/4"? Sorry for all the questions that have probably been answered many times. I just want to give this platform an honest chance. I haven't yet-- in almost 17 years.
 

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I'll second, or third (or fourth) the Gen 3 GLOCK 19. I like the feel of the Gen 3rd GLOCK 19 better as I just traded my 4th Gen for a 3rd Gen. As I also carry a 1911, you aren't going to find any plastic pistol that has the trigger of a good 1911, but having sold most of my XDs for GLOCKs, I like the GLOCK trigger much better out of the box and with a little work, it can be even better.
 

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I really like! Is that the 10-8 sight?
Good eye. Yes, it's a Novak front and 10-8 wide notch rear sitting atop a Ed Brown Special Forces I had them retro with a bobtail. It doesn't look like it but this one's been shot too. I love it. It's even been kissed by the hand of Larry Vickers in class this summer. He hand fitted a couple of minor things inside to better suit his liking.

Personally, I prefer the Gen4 GLOCKs to the Gen3. Gen3 has been more proven over time but I like the feel of the Gen4 better and I seem to shoot mine better. Neither feels like a 1911 so I'd just throw that factor out the window. The trigger on the Gen4 guns starts out much heavier but I changed out the connector in mine then dry fired the heck out of it over the first few weeks and now it feels great.
 

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Good eye. Yes, it's a Novak front and 10-8 wide notch rear sitting atop a Ed Brown Special Forces I had them retro with a bobtail. It doesn't look like it but this one's been shot too. I love it. It's even been kissed by the hand of Larry Vickers in class this summer. He hand fitted a couple of minor things inside to better suit his liking.

Personally, I prefer the Gen4 GLOCKs to the Gen3. Gen3 has been more proven over time but I like the feel of the Gen4 better and I seem to shoot mine better. Neither feels like a 1911 so I'd just throw that factor out the window. The trigger on the Gen4 guns starts out much heavier but I changed out the connector in mine then dry fired the heck out of it over the first few weeks and now it feels great.
Outstanding! I am going to hijack my own thread and ask how was LAV's course? I knew it was the SF after seeing the chain link like front strap. Well on an impulse I just bought now a G19 RTF2 on GB for 429. I hope I dod the right thing. The way people like em I could always get rid of it, but I dont think so. This was supposed to be a congratulatory buy for getting into Grad school - I better get in now - Interview in 18 days.

Do yall think the RTF2 is too aggressive of checkering/feel? Is that price a good deal? I saw that most were close to 500.
 

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I'll add that I am no stranger to the 1911. I have a personally owned 1911 that started out as a Springfield Loaded that has been so customized that I know refer to it as a Springfield of questionable parentage.

I also have an issued Kimber Tactical Entry II HD.

They both reside in the safe. I carry a Glock.
 

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I'll add that I am no stranger to the 1911. I have a personally owned 1911 that started out as a Springfield Loaded that has been so customized that I know refer to it as a Springfield of questionable parentage.

I also have an issued Kimber Tactical Entry II HD.

They both reside in the safe. I carry a Glock.
Thanks for your input. I will not tell a lie--- that is one thing I may be worried about. Do
 

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Why not the 4th? I'll bet there are plenty of threads debating the difference, but one more time please. Do I have this right: the recoil system and grip angle is different? Which one will feel like the 1911? Or will both be much different?
this is after glock installed the "updated" 04 recoil spring on this guy's Gen4 G19:


With the new 04 spring I have a failure rate of 3%. Which is still unacceptable.
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1276554

same thing with this Gen4 G17. the "updated" 02 spring did not make it reliable:
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1277354

Gen3 G19's are some of the most reliable pistols on earth :)

as far as feeding, both glocks and 1911's are recoil operated so the feeding is similar, although slightly different. the 45acp round in the 1911 hits the frame ramp and taps off the rear top part of the chamber on it's way in. the glock feeds just by sliding the bullet up the barrel ramp in into the chamber.
 

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The GLOCK trigger has less much and a cleaner break than XDs, HKs, M&Ps, etc. I've tried them all and keep coming back to GLOCKs.

The LAV class was fantastic. He really is the real deal. He's no BS and quite entertaining. If you ever get the chance to train with him you need to make any sacrifice necessary to get there. It's worth it. This was a 2 day 1911 class but I hope to take a regular pistol class with him at some point. I would love a carbine class with him but prob won't make that one any time soon.

There's a AAR of the Aug 2010 Atlanta course on M4C if you care to look it up. There's one in the GA HTF on ARFCOM too.
 
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