Glock pistols are an iconic symbol of what many people think when they hear the words “handgun” or “firearm.” These handguns, like most firearms, come in a variety of sizes and styles. If you’re considering purchasing one for yourself or as a gift for someone else, it’s important to know what type would be best for them. The question is what is the best Glock? In this blog post, we will discuss some of your options and what may work best depending on your needs.
What type of Glock pistol do you need?
-If you want a firearm for personal defense, the best options are compact and subcompact models. These guns will be much easier to conceal and may allow more flexibility in wardrobe choices. This fits well with what many people want in a firearm for personal defense
-The Glock 42 is the most popular model, but there are many other options. The G42 can be used with or without an extended magazine and has finger grooves as well as textured grip surfaces to make it more comfortable to hold during use
-If you want something that’s capable of shooting what we might call “full-sized” rounds, you’ll want a Glock 17. The Glock 19 is what many people will carry in the US as it has less of what we would think of as poking out and tends to fit comfortably inside most pants pockets
The benefits of using a compact or subcompact pistol for self-defense are that they are easier to conceal and draw.
– The Glock 26 is what we might call a “pocket gun.” It’s small enough to fit into the front pocket of your jeans or inside of a coat, but it has just what you need for self-defense: one 15 round magazine and an extended base pad so that when shooting with this subcompact, what we call “full-sized” rounds, you’ll want a Glock 17. The Glock 19 is what many people will carry in the US as it has less of what we would think of as poking out and tends to fit comfortably inside most pants pockets
For those considering concealed carry vs open carrying, there are pros and cons for both.
– Concealed carriers may have to cover what is called “bailout” distance, or the distance they can run while still in possession of their firearm before it’s too late. In that case, a smaller gun like the Glock 26 might be better for them – but not if you only plan to carry concealed and never use your backup weapon.
– Open carriers have to take into consideration what the laws are in their jurisdiction when it comes to open carry, what they think is likely and necessary for any given situation while out and about that might require them to draw a weapon quickly – trying this with your Glock 19 could put you at risk of being charged criminally because there’s so much more surface for a weapon to be seen.
– The Glock 43, especially in its subcompact form, is what most people consider the best Glock because of what it offers without giving up anything else – so make sure you’re picking out what’s going to work best for your needs or risk being unhappy with whichever one you choose.