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One of my buddies at work was asking me what I would do if I had the choice of 9mm of .40 cal GLOCK for SD carry.

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17 or 22 at stock length, chop it to compact or subcompact grip
19 or 23 at stock length, full length mags with a sleeve, or chop to subcompact length
26 or 27 at stock length or carry compact or full length mags with a sleeve.

As for my thoughts, Id stay with my 23 stock length or my 27 stock and I like the option of 23 mags with a sleeve.
 

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Dear Lord Man .... the 19 is perfect. No sleeves, no chopping, and no need for .40 cal
 

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If you check the Picture Gallery, you'll see that one of our members has already completed one of your modifications.

I won't spoil it, I'll let him post about it...
 

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I'd go with 23 or 27 too... I like the .40 Cal round plus you're not taking too much of a hit if you carry 13 rounds vs 15... It only takes 1 :)
 

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Personally im a big fan of the 9mm, thats another thread. I carry a g17 cut down to a G19 grip. easier to conceal but still have the benefits of a longer barrel and sight base.
 

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I don't cut on mine. I leave them like they are with exception of a few drop in parts or night sights or something.
 

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i don't understand why anyone would chop a 22 or 23 to take the smaller mags. most folks are complaining about too few rounds and i use a 22 mag in the 27.

wtf, a 1/2 to 1" longer sight radius is a biggy at 7 yards???
 

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i don't understand why anyone would chop a 22 or 23 to take the smaller mags. most folks are complaining about too few rounds and i use a 22 mag in the 27.

wtf, a 1/2 to 1" longer sight radius is a biggy at 7 yards???
I don't get it either
 

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easier to conceal. and who says you might not have to engage threats out to 100 yds with your pistol?
Good point...

...because it is hard to conceal an ar-15... :)
 

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that's a tough sell of a threat at a 100 yards with a pistol.
So say your picking up your kids at elementary school. Ours has an after school program where this kids can play on the play ground after school until the parents can pick them up.

You roll in get out of your car and hear shots. You dont carry a rifle or trunk gun (another issue) you take off and you see a guy at 80 yds with an AK pluggin 5 year olds like baby seals.

You have a clean line of sight and nothing in your targets foreground or back ground. Making distance would mean covering 80 yds with no cover. Can you make combat effective hits with your pistol at that distance? Would you be justified?
 

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no, no, you'd get hung out to dry for discharging a firearm hit or miss.

you're watching too much tv.
 

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At the end of the day, I can conceal a chopped 17 just as well as a normal 19. So why would I NOT want the extra sight radius and extra barrel length? What downside is there for me in this case?

Will many people need to engage a threat at 100 yards with a pistol? I highly doubt it, especially in a civilian environment. However it's still good practice to be able to make hits at those distances, and it's not entirely impossible for such a situation to occur. If someone is shooting at you from 100 yards away, they are a threat. I really couldn't give a damn what some attorney or judge thinks at that point, I'm either getting the hell out of their or shooting back, whichever is more prudent. Because if they're half way decent with whatever they're shooting and you don't do anything about it you'll be thinking things over in a box buried underground.


Too many people get sucked into the NRA bullcrap of 'most encounters happen at 7 yards or less'. Is that a true statistic? Maybe...but at the end of the day another true statistic is that most of us will NEVER be in a situation where we will use our firearms in defense of our lives. Yet we still carry everywhere we go.....don't train to just be 'good enough', be the best you can be. Because that one in a million chance when shit DOES hit the fan in your world, you may need to use your pistol in a way that you thought you'd never need to practice.

All that being said, I've seen people make 100+ yard hits with G26's. It's the dancer, not the pole...I mainly like my chopped 17 for it's balance, and because I run it with a light so the barrel length is inconsequential...the light sticks out past it anyways.
 

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What does that have to do with anything. I know what my abilities are and how far I can shoot. I have well over 180 hours of formal training will top tier Instructors this year alone, along with hundreds of hours on the clock live fire training, hundreds of hours dry manipulations, and hundreds of hours training students. This allows me to know what im capable of doing.

You can say that i watch to much TV all you want, you have no idea what how i train and what i train for. How many thousands rounds i put down the range per week.

I know what id do to save human lives regardless what the law says. And i for one would not let 5 year old kids get murdered over the fact that I may get "hung out to dry"

Thats called mindest ;)

Hey joey, how big was that steel that we were ringing on saturday? Was that about 80-90 yds?
 

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nope, just how good are you at 80 yards with a pistol?
I think that for the point of this argument, he would be a better shot with the longer barrel than with a shorter barrel...

That's why he carries what he carries...
 

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I think it's 9x15" or so, don't know if that includes the head or not. It's a mini IPSC/IDPA/whatever silhouette. It was pretty close to 100, definitely no closer then 80.

What exactly is the problem with shooting pistol at 50+ yards? Who cares if you'll 'never need to shoot that far out'. I'll probably never drive a lift truck in my life, yet I'm still certified to drive one...why? Because the class was free and you never know when the oppurtunity arises to use it. It doesn't cost me anything but an hour of my time every week to practice stuff like long distance shooting. And if I'm ever presented with a sitation the requires such shooting, I'll be DAMN glad I practiced it.

Again this falls into my argument about chopped pistol grips...it doesn't hurt me in any way, so why should I NOT use it?
 
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