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I know the g19 is a very popular cc gun. Thinking about eventually getting one. If I get one, I'm going to end up carrying it concealed sometimes. Any issues with cc and the compensated Glocks? I'd be using the mtac iwb holster.
 

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I have a "c" model and never had any problems with it at all. You do get real tired of how everyone loves to tell you not to shoot it at night etc etc etc. I have never been blinded by it, burned by it or anything else by it. That said I wouldn't want the ports close to my face going off other wise I have no problems with them.
 

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I agree it "could" cause some burning or loss of hair if you fired it close to your face. It "could" singe some clothes if fired from a close in position. Now, so what? The same "could" happen with any other gun depending on the situation. I too think the discussion of being blinded, etc. are mostly folks talking smack. I have watched someone fire a compensated gun and it looks mean with the fire shooting out the top but every single one has stated they didn't notice it while shooting and it didn't slow them down.

That said .... I don't think they are necessary either for a G19 and wouldn't seek out one. If it were there and a super, great deal I would get one but otherwise ....
 

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I have no problem carrying a 'c' model. Sure, its a possibility you could get burned and as VolGrad pointed out, so what. Unless you're shooting people in CQB everyday, I wouldn't worry about it. I have shot the 'c' models at night, there isn't any more flash from them, its just in a different pattern. It doesn't blind you.

As I haven't shot a 19c yet, I cannot comment on how it compares to a regular 19 and if its necessary. I have had both a 32 and a 32c and in the 357 Sig round, the 'c' is more controllable.
 

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I carry an 18C at times. The C makes a difference as far as muzzle flip goes. I haven't shot it at night to see what the effect would be.

If I get singed a little but win the gun fight, well, getting singed is better than losing a gunfight...
 

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I sometimes carry my G23C instead of my G23 and have never had any burn issues during my defensive classes; which we go through a minimum 200-300 rounds. It goes back into the holster so I don't see how it can burn your clothes or your skin. I use a comp-tac minotaur IWB and a Blade-Tech IWB holster. As far as being blinded by the flash, doesn't bother me a bit and we were shooting in the class till 9:00pm. Granted I haven't shot it where I had to engage the target firing from the hip. However, like others have said before me. Don't get the G19C cause you don't need it on a 9mm. I just picked up a G23C because at $349 I couldn't back away from that deal.
 

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I carry a 19c sometimes. It actually startred when I was going to visit my Father and wanted to show him the new gun. I took my standard Gen 4 19 out and put in my Gen3 19c for the day. I've actually never switched them back.

If you check out the GSSF - Conyers thread, the video I posted is of me shooting the 19c. While it was overcast during the day and not dark, I didn't see any considerable muzzle flash. I shot three rounds of 10 shots each, back to back within a few minutes and put it back in my holster with no issues.
 

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So why did Glock bother to make the 19c? Since a few of you are saying its pointless or not needed on a 9mm. From the vids Ive seen of it, there is less recoil. I like that. Im not bothered by my 26's recoil so Im not considering the c models because recoil is a problem, just less recoil in any caliber is better as far as Im concerned.

TXGlock: where did you find a 32c for $349? Seems a 19c around here is $550 and up.
 

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If you can't handle a non compensated model's recoil then go right ahead. Otherwise, why?
Any added risk just for a novelty of "looked cool when I was shootin cans last Saturday night!" is just silly.

It reduces the feet per second. That alone takes it out of consideration for EDC for me.
 

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Exactly how much is a small reduction in feet per second going to effect a close quarter use of a handgun in a self defense sceanrio?
 

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If you can't handle a non compensated model's recoil then go right ahead. Otherwise, why?
Any added risk just for a novelty of "looked cool when I was shootin cans last Saturday night!" is just silly.

It reduces the feet per second. That alone takes it out of consideration for EDC for me.
There are other handgun features that many reputable folks disagree on.

For instance .....

Hilton Yam doesn't like slim grip panels on a 1911. PERIOD. Others have no issue with using them.
Larry Vickers doesn't believe in 1911s with anything less than a 5" bbl. PERIOD. MANY others think they are just fine.

There are many other examples but these always jump out at me as being in direct conflict with much of the mainstream word ... and these guys are EXPERTS in their field.

Just because you don't agree with it doesn't make it "silly".
 

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From what I have read, a 19c could be a good gun for my wife or someone like her who doesn't like the kick of a 19.

Also if a 19c will give you that little bit less recoil and let you get back on target faster, would that not be a reason to carry one?

One thing this thread has done, I'd made me want to shoot a "C" gun
 

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Faster bullets most certantly DO NOT always mean better. Faster also equals over penetration sometimes.
 
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