what's your preferred frame size?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Toni77, Sep 16, 2019.


Preferred frame size

Poll closed Apr 16, 2020.
  1. Full

  2. Compact

  3. Sub-compact

  4. Single stacks

  5. Others - custom

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  1. Toni77

    Toni77 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Full size? compact? subcompact?
    what's the reason? :cool:

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  2. Kinda depends on use tho..for range time, fullsize..for CCW, sub compact
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  3. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Personally, I much prefer the 'Full size' (standard stock with large backstrap) for fit,

    One hand grip 1.jpg

    but have no notable issues with 'micro-pistols' or anything in-between. :)

    Gripping a micro-pistol 2a.JPG

    Best regards,

  4. Southlake

    Southlake Island Life Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    The G19 fits me best.
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  5. HJB

    HJB Well-Known Member

    No question the G17 is my favorite to shoot. But I own a G19 (son-in-law has a G17 I shoot it some), and I got it because I can carry it if I want to. If I was buying a gun for pure carry and never shot it much at the range, I'd probably get a G26 for that. But, can't see buying one just to have in case because I can carry the G19.
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  6. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    This is like asking which of my kids I like best, lol!!
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  7. John in AR

    John in AR Well-Known Member Supporter

    All I've owned have been 19's, 26's, and one 43. Of those, the 43 gets the most use (carry), but my 'favorite' of the three sizes by far is the 19. The bigger ones might be even better, but never owned one; not sure if I've ever even shot one.
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  8. Defendandprotect32

    Defendandprotect32 Well-Known Member

    weight,grip,Sight radius,accuracy,felt recoil,shooting a full size pistol for me is the hands down winner.having said that,the majority of mine are sub-compact to compact.I want the option to comfortably carry\conceal them.if I had more money to burn,I would also be working on a full size collection.
  9. HJB

    HJB Well-Known Member

    So, what's so hard about that ? I have kids that I like better than some of the others !
  10. mattm

    mattm last one, I promise Supporter

    My 4326191721 fits me best.
    Seriously cannot answer that question.I know fit is critical, but once I realized we had joints, knuckles and thumbs, everything started feeling right.
    Got a m&p gen2 .45c, my old beretta m9 and 1911, all with large grips imo. The m9 feels the biggest, but is probably my favorite target gun. Worst sights, biggest feel, yet most accurate. Go figure.
  11. Bayou

    Bayou Well-Known Member

    For fit the full size w/ medium backstrap. I don’t CC (at least not yet) but if I ever do I’d have to drop down to the compact because at 5’10” 188 lbs. the full size would stick out like a sore thumb on me.
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  12. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Maybe true, but I’m not going to say on a public forum, lol!
  13. Defendandprotect32

    Defendandprotect32 Well-Known Member

    I know I was my mother's favorite,she had a hard time hiding it.of course I was the baby of the family.
  14. HJB

    HJB Well-Known Member

    Well, that explains it then and I'm sure you were adorable !
  15. Mitchell Ota

    Mitchell Ota Active Member

    I have been CCWing my G17 since Sept 1989.
  16. Mark40

    Mark40 Active Member Supporter

    Having small hands I've found the 42 and 43 fit perfectly for me.
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  17. j102

    j102 Well-Known Member

    I’m going to vote for the compact size (G19) and “compact slim size” (G43x) for best fit. But I have no issues shooting and carrying the G26, or shooting the G17 or any of the large frames.
    If I have to pick one frame size, it would be the compact size.
  18. Peepaw

    Peepaw Well-Known Member

    Since I got my G48 I will have to go with it.
    Really like the size and the way it fits my hand.
    Conceals just as easy as my 43.
    Don't get me wrong, I love my 19 but the 48 just feels right.
  19. Lucian_253

    Lucian_253 Well-Known Member Supporter

    I carry subcompact more then any other size.
  20. HJB

    HJB Well-Known Member

    I only have the G19, so when I carry I do carry it. But, I don't carry it all that much because I'm retired and am not out that much, and lots of places I go where I either can't carry or don't really want to carry.

    But, if I was going to carry pretty much all the time, I would have the G26. I have come so close to buying one several times anyway for when I do carry, but just have not gotten up the nerve to try to explain to my wife why I really, really needed it !

    If I was starting over from ground zero and know then what I know now, I would have a Glock 17 for fun shooting and the Glock 26 for when I wanted to carry. Love to shoot a Glock 17.
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