What kind of Glock do you carry?
These are some of the most prestigious and popular self- and home-defense weapons made by one of the world's leaders in weapon engineering.
Glock has been one of the leaders in self-defense and tactical weapons for years with their top-notch designs and perfection in the art of producing some of the world's leading firearms. So the question remains: are you carrying the right weapon for your protection?
Where does a person determine how well they're protected by the weapon they've chosen to keep themselves and their families safe?
These Glock pistols aren't in any sort of order due to cost, effectiveness or popularity.
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The Glock Model 30S is a subcompact firearm great for concealed carry due to the ability to conceal and maneuver easily from wherever it's placed on the body.
With a standard 10-round magazine, this pistol packs a heavy punch, firing deadly .45-caliber rounds with maximum knockdown power and effectiveness.
This weapon weighs in at 30.16 ounces with a full magazine. With its fixed sights, polymer frame and its Tenifer-coated steel slide, this is a very well-balanced firearm.
Coming in at 6.97 inches in length with a 3.78-inch barrel, this weapon is the perfect size for many concealment arrangements. Its dimensions also make it a very good weapon for concealment under the clothes or in the waistband.
Moving on to the next prodigy in the world of concealed-carry weapons, the Glock Model 36 weighs in at a light weight of 27 ounces when fully loaded, making it the lightest on this list.
Also, this particular Glock model happens to be a very slim weapon, making it easy to carry. With a standard magazine load of six .45 ACP rounds, it's a small weapon with a bite to make up for its lacking size.
This weapon is made standard with Glock's Slimline design and single-stack magazine, giving it elite comfort. It's 6.96 inches long and 4.76 inches tall.
Its design leaves the mag release rather exposed, which would make it very easy to press while in the waistband or without a holster.
The third weapon on the list is one of the Gen 4 models, giving it certain attributes not offered with some standard Glock weapon models. The Glock Model 19 Gen4 comes standard in a 9x19mm round and a fully loaded magazine capacity of 15 rounds of ammo.
It comes standard with modular back strap design, making it much easier to change the grips of the weapon to acclimate a particular shooter's comfortability.
The Glock 19 is also equipped with Gen 4 rough-textured technology, giving the carrier a firm feel and grip on the weapon for better handling. The new recoil spring assembly offered with this weapon makes the system able to last longer in the most trying conditions, ultimately adding a longer lifespan to the spring assembly.
A much larger and also reversible magazine catch was also implemented in the design, giving it the ability to be altered to suit left- and right-handed shooters. With a length of 7.28 inches, a fully loaded weight of 30.18 ounces and a standard Glock rail for attachments, this is the epitome of a great carry gun.
The fourth weapon on our list is very similar to the last one discussed. Seeing as this weapon is also a Gen4, the Glock Model 22 Gen4 also has the modular back strap design, larger reversible magazine catch, rough textured technology for grip, Glock accessory rail, and dual recoil spring assembly.
This weapons is sold in a standard .40 caliber and is widely used by many law enforcement agencies around the world as their chosen service pistol.
Holding its posture with a length of 7.95 inches and a loaded weight of 34.42 ounces, this weapon is the longest and heaviest on the list. It also has a 15-round fully loaded magazine capacity.
This weapon is weighted in all aspects to accommodate accuracy and comfort. With a 5.5-pound trigger pull like all other Glock weapons discussed in this article, its trigger squeeze is the perfect match for its dimensions and weight. That makes it a great concealed-carry weapon with a sleek design and ultimate comfort.
As the 9mm clone of Glock's signature .380 (the G42), the 43 is a very popular choice. Glock has its reputation for reliability to thank for that, and the 43, so far, has lived up to it beautifully.
If 9mm is your minimum caliber for self-defense but you want a subcompact size, this is undoubtedly one of the best options available to you. It's ultra-slim with a width of just 1.2 inches, making it ideal for comfortable IWB or even pocket carry. At the same time, the barrel is longer than those of many comparable pistols (3.39 inches), which makes the shooting experience feel familiar if you've shot bigger Glocks before.
Weighing 22.36 ounces and fitted with Glock's standard 5.5-pound trigger, the G43 has a capacity of 6+1 out of the box. It ships with two different mags--one flush-fit and one extended. But, the extended mag serves to extend the grip if you don't want your pinky hanging off. It's also worth noting that +4 extended mags are readily available.
Overall, the G43 is a strong choice, especially for professionals and others who may not be able to swing a bulky, full-size handgun with their everyday clothes.
The last weapon for this list is the Glock Model 23. The G23 is a compact weapon, making it an excellent choice for concealed carry or open carry.
This one fires a standard .40-caliber round. And, sitting at 13 pounds with a fully loaded magazine, this little piece of defense is what many would consider perfect for self-defense.
It's 7.36 inches long and weighs 31.06 ounces.