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Best Glocks of 2023: Across Calibers & Sizes [Ultimate Guide]

"Just get a Glock!" But which one should you buy? We cover our pick of the best Glock models across all calibers and sizes.

Glocks…one of the most popular, recognizable, and divisive brands in the firearms world.

Glock G17 and G19 Gen 4
Glock G19, left, and G17, right.

Even if you take a step out of the gun community, most people know about Glock. From movies to rap lyrics, the brand seemingly exists everywhere. 

But within the gun world, Glocks are one of those guns that foster a conversation.

Glock Rap
Glocks pop up everywhere

Whether you love Glocks or love to hate them, we’re going to take a look at some of the best models the Austrian company has to offer.

From concealed carry 9mm variants all the way to full-auto (oh yeah, they have one of those too), we’ll tell you which Glocks are worth your time, money, or are just plain fun. 

Let’s get to it!

Summary of Our Top Picks

  1. Best Full-Size Glock

    Glock G17

    Full size, 9mm, 17-round capacity

  2. Best Mid-Size Glock

    Glock G19

    Mid-size option, 9mm, 15-round capacity

  3. Best Subcompact Glock

    Glock G43X

    Subcompact, 9mm, 10-round capacity

  4. Best .45 ACP Glock

    Glock G30SF

    .45 ACP, 10-round capacity

  5. Best 10mm Glock

    Glock G20

    10mm, 15-round capacity

  6. Best .380 ACP Glock

    Glock G42

    .380 ACP, 6-round capacity

  7. Best Rimfire Glock

    Glock G44

    .22 LR, 10-round capacity

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History Time!

We would be remiss if we didn’t at least touch on the history of Glock. Since it is a powerhouse brand, we feel we kinda owe it to you to explain how they got to where they are. 

Glock began in the early 1960s, helmed by Gaston Glock.

Gaston Glock
Gaston Glock

At the time, pistols weren’t really on his mind. Instead, the company manufactured wood, steel, and plastic.

Fast forward to the groovy era of the 1970s, marking Glock’s entry to the world of weaponry — specifically, knives, grenades, and machine-gun belt links.

The 70s were groovy, baby.

It didn’t take long for the wheels to start turning and by the 1980s, the Glock 17 emerged.

While it wasn’t the first polymer pistol to land on shelves (that honor belongs to HK VP70), it was the first one to be a big hit. 

The G17.

Before you know it, law enforcement was arming up with the plastic fantastic and its stellar 17-round magazine. 

So, why has Glock maintained its stature? 

Well, like it or not, the pistols are affordable and reliable. Two things that make both government agencies and civilians fall in love. 

All Tested Glock Triggers
Aftermarket, anyone?

Since Glock’s emergence into the firearms community, the brand has continued to release new models based on the tried-and-true design.

Whether that’s upgrading generations or producing new models in different calibers (I’m looking at you G44), Glock isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. 

Glock Models Chart
Glock models…you got some options.

Top 10 Best Glocks in All Calibers

With history behind, let’s get to what you really came for…the best Glock pistols. 

Though 9mm is classic Glock, we’re going to cover all sorts of calibers in the company’s inventory. 

1. Glock 17 (9mm)

Ok, so we had to kick this list off with the OG, the one that started it all…the Glock G17.

A full-size, 9mm model, the G17 is available in all multiple generations. 

Glock G17 Gen 4
Glock G17 Gen 4 with a Crimson Trace light.

(Don’t know the difference between a Gen. 3 and a Gen. 5, head over to our Glock Generations article to get the low-down.)

Featuring a barrel length of 4.49-inches, the G17 measures 8.03-inches in total length. It weighs in at 32.28-ounces loaded with a standard 17-round magazine. 

Glock G17 Gen 4
The gold standard of Glocks

The G17 is the gold standard for most law enforcement and its reliability has made it a winner in the civilian market.

From carry to home defense, the G17’s larger style makes it a perfect pistol for self-defense and personal protection. 

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If full-size isn’t your thing, however, then you might consider moving to Glock’s midsize 9mm…

2. Glock 19 (9mm)

The Glock 19 is remarkably similar to the G17, but on a slightly smaller scale. 

Still chambered in 9mm, the G19 measures 7.28-inches in total length. It sports a 4.02-inch barrel and weighs 30.16-ounces loaded. 

Glock G19 Gen 4
Glock G19, Gen 4

This midsize model is versatile and easily transitions from the range to concealed carry with its double-stack design. 

Again, it’s seen wide use in the law enforcement realm and, like most Glock products, is renowned for its ease of use and reliability. 

Glock G19 Gen 4
Love a midsize? The G19 is for you!

Not to mention, the 9mm chambering means that, in non-ammo shortage scenarios, you should be able to easily train with it alongside its standard 15-round magazine

The G19 also benefits from a wealth of aftermarket support so you can switch sights, triggers, and slides if you so choose. 

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Interested in learning even more, especially about the Gen 5 G19, then head over to our full review.

If you still need something smaller to conceal, maybe in hotter summer months, then let’s take a look at a single stack.

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3. Glock 43/43X (9mm)

Coming in with a subcompact style, the Glock 43 and newer 43X reduce the size of the platform with a single-stack design. 

G43 Banana
G43 and a…banana???

The 6-round capacity on the G43 brings with it a slimmer profile but still with a 9mm chambering. 

Offering a 3.41-inch barrel and 6.26-inch overall length, the G43 weighs 20.64-ounces loaded. 

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Meanwhile, the G43X brings an ever-so-slightly larger build.

The G43X measures 6.50-inches overall but still uses that 3.41-inch barrel. Loaded, it weighs more than the standard G43 at 23.7-ounces.

Glock G43X
Glock G43X

You also get more rounds with the G43X — it features a 10-round capacity

If you want a slim CCW pistol but have to have that sweet, sweet 9mm, the G43 and G43X are right up your alley. 

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For a more in-depth look at the G43, check our review here or just watch the video below.

If you prefer a little different oomph, however, you can knock it up to .45 ACP. 

4. Glock 30SF (.45 ACP)

Some people love their .45 ACP and who are we to tell you you’re wrong. If .45 ACP is what you want, then the G30 SF is the Glock pistol for it. 

Based on the G30 design, the G30 SF brings a subcompact appearance with a 10-round capacity

.45 acp glock 30
The Glock 30 is just the right size for a lot of folks.

How does Glock accomplish this? With a shortened frame and reduced grip dimensions, of course. 

With a barrel length measuring 3.78-inches and an overall length of 6.97-inches, the SF weighs 33.69-ounces loaded. 

.45acp glock 30s vs 30sf
The Glock 30SF (right) vs the Glock 30S (left)

The choice of many plain-clothed street cops and security personnel, the G30 SF fits naturally into a concealed carry or defensive setup. 

Like all Glocks, it’s easy to operate and maintain. 

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Though the G30 SF makes for flawless concealed carry in .45 ACP, what about a full-size for home-defense or just fun at the range…

5. Glock 21 (.45 ACP)

Continuing the .45 ACP vibe, the G21 is the full-size package. 

With a barrel length of 4.61-inches and a total length sitting at 8.07-inches, the G21 weighs 38.80-ounces loaded. 

What do you get from the G21 that you don’t see with the G30 SF? More rounds!

Glock G21
Glock G21

The G21 boasts a standard capacity of 13-rounds

We always think more is better, especially when at the range or during a defensive situation. 

Which, is where this pistol excels. 

It could easily tuck into a nightstand safe or tossed into a range bag. 

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If .45 ACP isn’t your cup of tea, though, Glock does offer a handful of .40 S&W models

6. Glock 23 (.40 S&W)

The G23 comes chambered in .40 S&W with a magazine capacity of 13-rounds (though you can certainly spring for an aftermarket mag with up to 22-rounds). 

Sporting a 4.02-inch barrel and total length of 7.28-inches, it weighs 34.36-ounces loaded. 

Glock 23, Gen 4

It’s available in Gen. 4 or Gen. 5, but if you go for a Gen. 5 you’ll get the bonus of an nDLC finish, Glock Marksman barrel, and flared magwell. 

Oh, and lefties will appreciate that ambidextrous slide stop lever too!

Using a compact build, the G23 is a nice middle area between full-size and subcompact. 

Glock G23
Glock G23 (Photo: Glock)

And if you happen to love red dots and optics as much as we do, there’s even a MOS model that supports red dots. 

If you love the .40-caliber, then you can’t get better than the G23. 

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Of course, while we’re talking alternative rounds, we might as well mention that Glock also has 10mm offerings

7. Glock 20 (10mm)

There’s something cool about shooting 10mm. Whether you’re doing it on the hunt or at the range, it’s a fun round! 

Luckily Glock has a few 10mm offerings up its sleeve, but our favorite is the G20

Glock 20 and lots of ammo
G20 with a Trijicon optic.

With a capacity sitting at 15-rounds, the G20 is a full-size model with 8.07-inches in total length to its name. 

The barrel measures 4.61-inches and total loaded weight is 39.86-ounces. 

While the G20 only comes in the Gen. 4 variant, but Glock does offer an SF, or short frame, model. 

Glock 20 Target and Ammo
From a distance of 25 yards, shooting from the bench, with the SRO mounted to the gun the G20 nailed this group with Barnes 10mm 155-grain TAC-XP HP.

You still get that 15-round capacity with the SF and most of the measurements are on par with the G20.

But the SF downsizes the receiver’s circumference at the rear for a little more ease when shooting. 

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Interested in a deep dive into this 10mm bad boy? Check out our full review here!

Of course, if 10mm is just a bit much in your book, you can move in the opposite direction to a Glock in .380 ACP. 

8. Glock 42 (.380 ACP)

The G42 comes chambered in .380 ACP which means there’s little to no recoil while shooting. 

This subcompact offers a barrel length of 3.25-inches with an overall length measuring 5.94-inches. Weight rests at 15.87-ounces loaded. 

Glock G42
Glock G42

Glock’s G42 is an ultra-compact pistol designed for concealed carry. This is your summer gun! 

The trade-off for such a small handgun, though, is capacity. In the case of the G42, that means 6 rounds. Probably want to stock up on the spare mags…

Glock G42
Glock G42

It keeps to Glock’s easy-to-shoot-and-maintain platform and brings that durability you’ve come to expect from the Glock brand. 

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If .380 ACP is still too much, you can always go with a cartridge most of us probably started on…a .22 LR.

9. Glock 44 (.22 LR)

Ok, so I know the G44 is controversial. I’m sorry to all the fanbois who wanted a Glock PCC but instead got a .22 LR. Don’t throw hate at me. 

The G44 burst onto the scene with a .22 LR chambering. According to the company, they wanted to introduce a gun specifically for first-time gun owners and those that put in a lot of training reps at the range. 

Glock 44 at the Range
Glock 44

Mimicking the size of the G19, the G44 comes with a 4.02-inch barrel and an overall length of 7.28-inches. Loaded with its standard 10 rounds, it weighs 16.40-ounces. 

While you most likely won’t be packing this in your IWB holster, the G44’s strength comes from the fact that you can easily plink with it.

Normally, .22 LR ammo is cheap and easy to find, making this gun a perfect training companion. 

Not to mention, .22 LR has virtually no recoil so first-timers will find this comfortable and less intimidating to shoot. 

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To see the G44 in action, peep our video below or you can read our full review here!

10. G48 MOS (9mm)

A newer Glock model, the G48 series takes a slim approach and looks to shave down on size.

Chambered in 9mm, it measures pretty close to the G19 but adopts Glock’s Slimline build to reduce its width.

Where the regular, ole G19 offers a 1.26-inch width, the G48 MOS measures 1.10-inches. 

Glock G48 MOS
Glock G48 MOS (Photo: Glock)

The G48 brings a 4.17-inch barrel to the table with an overall length of 7.28-inches. It tips scales at 24.97-ounces loaded. And, it comes with a standard capacity of 10 rounds.

The MOS designator means that it uses Glock’s Modular Optic System. If you love red dots, this is a great pistol to toss an optic on — especially for concealed carry

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For more info on the G48 (and G43X) walk on over to our full review here.

Honorable Mentions

We couldn’t do an ultimate Glock list and leave off the very cool full-auto (yeah, you read that right) Glock 18

The G18 is a BAMF 9mm full-auto Glock that most of us could just dream of owning. But for the lucky few, it’s a rad model that is peak Glock. 

Glock 18C with Fun Switch
Glock 18C with fun switch

Also worth mentioning, if you’re a fan of .357 calibers and were a little bummed to not see the cartridges mentioned…well, let me put you on the G31 and G32

Both are .357 SIG models! So, go get your fix!

Glock G32
Glock G32


Glock pistols set the standard for polymer, striker-fired pistols. With a range of calibers from .22 LR all the way to 10mm, you’re guaranteed to find a model that fits your needs. 

Glock G43X and G48
Glock G43X and G48

What is your favorite Glock? Did it make our list? Let us know in the comments below. If you’ve already got a Glock but want to snazz it up, check out some of our other articles on how to Gucci your Gat: Best Glock Upgrades, Best Glock Sights, and Best Glock Triggers.

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  • Commenter Avatar
    Travis Kelley Young

    Ms. Billings,
    Your article was articulate and quite informative. I own a few Glocks and have been very pleased with their performance. But to hear a female viewpoint, especially a woman highly skilled in martial arts, I find very encouraging. It’s been difficult at times to convince my girlfriend to show any interest in firearms for self-defense, much less continued situational awareness of her surroundings. Therefore, I constantly worry about her personal safety. Thank You for setting a prime example for all women to follow.
    Travis Young

    April 25, 2023 6:48 pm
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    Own the G19X & the G45. Never be better for me!

    April 24, 2023 9:58 pm
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    Greg Johnson

    What about a Glock 45 9mm

    March 1, 2023 7:46 pm
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    G45 is GOAT

    February 5, 2023 9:06 am
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    Everyone list the G19 as the best. The G26 is the correct answer in 9mm. 10rounds to 33rounds. G30 .45 power but less snappy than a G27. G21 .45 or 10mm with a conversion barrel Note: Gen4 in a G21 offers a slimmer grip (like a SF)and a better recoil spring design. As for the G43... Why? trigger sucks and 6rd count is sad, the Sig p365 is so much better of a gun 10rds, size, with a better trigger
    . One thing never mentioned in any Glock articles is Glock perfection is only achieved after you change to a 3.5 connector and a extended controls with Night sites also. YMMV

    November 5, 2022 9:24 am
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    Stephen Kluz

    I have a first gen Glock 17 that is great to shoot but my favorite is my Glock 40 Gen 4 MOS with a Trijicon red dot sight. That 10mm pairs nicely with my CMMG Banshee Mk 10 with interchangeable magazines. What’s even better is that I live in rural NW Georgia on 32 acres of land outside the city limits and can shoot anything I want at any time. It’s a firearm enthusiast’s dream scenario.

    August 11, 2022 6:44 pm
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    Marvin Mccrea

    Never mentioned the GAP #37 ,I think it is the best.....45gap

    March 10, 2022 4:38 pm
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    Very surprised the G45 didn’t make it. It’s my EDC and I love it.

    January 27, 2022 5:50 pm
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      Same here, it’s the perfect cc for me. Few little mods and it’s amazing so far.

      February 19, 2023 11:42 pm
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    I picked up a glock 48mos last month and stock its maybe the most accurate semi auto pistol I have. I was blown away. And I own a 17C that shoots flat as hell. It since has had a swampfox sentinel and threaded barrel with a tyrant comp so it's even better.

    December 8, 2021 6:54 am
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    I picked the G45 Gen5. It's the perfect fit between the 17 and 19. I updated the trigger and added a red dot. During the Ammo shortage, I added a dryfire mag and MantisX. It has helped increase the accuracy at the range with live fire. G45 should be on that list.

    November 16, 2021 6:28 pm
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    Evan Seelye

    Not to be left out in the cold, I had to get a Glock too... Seems everyone had the full/mid sized - and I tried the17, 19, and 21 at my local range - but I was looking for a smaller powerful package and was absolutely thrilled when I picked up a 27. Albeit a little fatter than I care for when carrying concealed (abdominal), the little beast in .40 S&W - 8 rounds packs a helluva punch. Best yet - The first time I pulled the trigger on the 27 I had a "death grip" on it figuring I'd have my wrist snapped off... far from it... due to it's ergonomics and heavy weight, it was a comfort and a joy to shoot - accurate too for such a small handgun. I got the mag extension so my pinky has a 'notch' which greatly improved the "feel and control".

    October 21, 2021 6:19 pm
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    Picked up g45 gen5 today with notched slide and leupold deltapoint pro... no mention of g45 even on the list???

    September 23, 2021 8:21 pm
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    What's wrong with the G34?! You have not mentioned it at all...

    August 24, 2021 7:21 pm
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      Ray Hardesty

      Mike is right there are other Gkicks that did not make the list . I have several number of them . From the Glock 42 to the Glodk 17 GEN4 . I like them .

      January 5, 2022 4:35 am
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    You left out the G48 which I know is a single stack but she feels great in the hand and shoots like a dream. You also overlooked the G22 a very nice well respected 40 caliber pistol.

    May 24, 2021 4:29 pm
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    I purchased my first gun about 9 months ago. I got the Glock 48. Got a little over a thousand rounds through it. I’m hoping the price of ammo will start coming down soon so I can go out more often

    April 29, 2021 2:59 pm
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    I have the glock 43x mos, put night fusion glow sights on it and a carry clip back plate, got a caa micro conversation kit for it but it doesn't work with the sight plate on. Overall good gun.

    April 27, 2021 5:42 pm
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    Glock G17 Gen 4 with a Crimson Trace light.  G17 is the gold standard  MAKE : GLOCK MODEL : 17 CARTRIDGE : 9 MM LUGER CAPACITY : 17+1-ROUND BARREL LENGTH : 4.49" FINISH : GAS NITRIDE LENGTH : 7.32" MAGAZINE TYPE : REMOVABLE Glock 30SF (.45 ACP)  

    March 16, 2021 5:54 am
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    Matt Kreinces

    You don't have the G45 on the table at the top. I love mine and the lasermax guiderod laser just makes that much better. I am absolutely a Glock fan. Thanks.

    March 1, 2021 6:14 am
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    Well, so many to choose from.......

    The 19X, the G45, the baby Glocks, the triplets, G26, G27, & G33, or get the G27 & you can have all 3.

    However, if I could only have one..........

    The Glock G43X, with the Shield Arms S15 magazines, for a 15 +1 capacity, in a flush fit magazine for Glock’s slime line series.

    Glock Perfection!

    March 1, 2021 5:04 am
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    John Weber

    I have to say picking a favorite Glock is like asking me to pick my favorite child. Being retired law enforcement I've carried both the Glock 19 gen3 and G22 gen4. For on duty carry I'd puck my G22, off duty my G19 gen3. Now I'm a big fan of the G48 which I carried concealed until my wife made it hers as a Bail Bind recovery agent. My next purchase will be a Glock 42. I did find the G43 a disappointment, difficult to draw was bad enough a little to small and snappy for a 9mm.

    March 1, 2021 4:05 am
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      Rob Hern

      I’m not sure you’d gain anything with a G42 if you’re disappointed with drawing a G43, they are almost identical in size, with the G43 slightly larger.

      March 1, 2021 2:00 pm
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    I love the glock line up. I love the G20 in 10mm im a big boi so I want a big bullet. But when it comes to canceled carry im going with the 19. Its just a perfect range gun with my lady who also shoots it. Glock needs to make some future changes. Not just size and calibers but one with innovative materials maybe 3d printing titanium or carbon fiber for frames the costs are coming down. Just don't the glock to end up like the 1911. A classic but not as practical I guess. Its time for innovation. Anyone else agree? Its getting into tye same time periods where other designers are taking the lead

    March 1, 2021 12:36 am
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    I am in the love'm category. Started with a G21, then a G30, went to a G36. Carried them all concealed. The G30 and the G36 are so close in size I went back to the G30 (11 vs 7) as my EDC. I am old school, bigger is better, so that is why I carry .45 A.C.P.. My first gun was a Colt 1911 way back in 1954 I was 14 then. I am almost 81 now and still shoot fist sized groups at 7 yards. That is the longest sight line in my house.

    February 28, 2021 9:40 pm
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    As noted, the G45 is an ideal combo of size and shape for a 9mm. I've got 12 Glocks, from the 17 through the 45, and the G45 is, for me, the best all-around (exempting CCW).

    February 28, 2021 7:10 pm
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    No 19X or 45??? SMH

    February 28, 2021 7:09 pm
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    Jim Hovater

    The first Glock I carried on duty was a G19 in 1991. Over the years I carried the G17, G22, G27, and G34 on/off duty. My favorite for duty use was a toss up between the G17 and G22. As a civilian I carry a customized G19 on a daily basis.

    February 28, 2021 6:53 pm
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      Ernest Thomas

      Which holster do you use with your 19? I’m carrying my wife’s LCP Max in my pocket because I have never found a comfortable holster for my 19 or 45. I’m 6-1, 205 lbs, so not too overweight for IWB…. Former military, so I carried OWB and shoulder only.
      Thanks for your help.

      November 10, 2021 8:32 am
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    Zach Tennyson

    Glad to see I’m not the only one that thinks G45 is worthy of the list

    February 28, 2021 6:09 pm
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    Doc Hawk

    G45 should be on Glock Top 10 List

    February 28, 2021 6:01 pm
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      Jeffrey Woods

      Agree. Wasn’t sure when I first got it, but it is a terrific pistol, especially with a red dot.

      February 28, 2021 6:22 pm
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    My G45 gives me a better grip and 2 more rounds than my 19, and better target transition than a 17. I still carry the 19 more, but I love the G45!

    February 28, 2021 5:44 pm
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    What about Glockzilla???? No way that should have been left off the list..... 10x better than the snappy 20.... no comparison... and much more accurate for hunting

    February 28, 2021 5:28 pm
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    Winthrop Smith

    I went for the G45: Full size lower G17 and shorter G19 4" upper...
    Too bad it was not reviewed.

    February 28, 2021 4:53 pm
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    Galco Holsters Rule

    Gen 3 G21 here. Love that feeling of raw power and hard kick, comes down right on target. I have big hands and the G21 fits perfectly. Too big for concealed carry though, so I got a G42 as a nasty little surprise for the street. Wish Glock manufactured an AR too.

    February 26, 2021 11:21 pm
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    gl0ck 36 !!!

    February 25, 2021 10:36 am
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    g48 is a glock anyone can shoot and love too. Mine is black on black with truglo tfx sights fiber that glows.

    February 23, 2021 5:39 pm
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      jim henkel

      Yes, Ameriglo night sights, added a light; runs flawlessley

      February 28, 2021 5:24 pm
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    Dee mil

    You didn't mention a Glock 22lr pistol. I have a Glock 44, 22lr. I use it for my league shooting! a little picky on ammo I have to use a high velocity, 40 gr to avoid misfires. But I recommend it for a plinker.. I can practice a lot more with 22lr ammo

    February 10, 2021 8:01 am
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      Glock 44 is number 9 on the list.

      March 8, 2021 1:00 pm
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    david shoemaker

    G35 with a laser max

    February 10, 2021 4:44 am
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    You forgot the best glock of all.... G45

    January 24, 2021 5:51 pm
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      You bet!!!
      Love mine, great pistol

      February 21, 2021 5:39 am
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    Correction for the article, the G17 and G19 are NOT 1.0 inches wide. The slide width is 1.0, the guns themselves are a little over 1.25.

    December 7, 2020 7:41 pm
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    Martin Krivanek

    Hi guys,
    I have a question concerning the trigger set for G48. Unfortunately the mentioned Overwatch Precision TAC Trigger is not available in our country but I can buy this one. Do you think it is still worth buying? To be honest I have a problem with the grip a little bit and I´ve heard that the trigger upgrade might help. In fact, I am still shooting a little bit to the left. Nothing serious for defence purposes but I am still angry with that. I tested G48 with other friends and it looks like the "left" problem does not concern me only. Any opinions would be nice.
    Thanks a lot and have a great day,

    October 7, 2020 5:59 am
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      Have you tried different back straps for grip? I haven’t read anything about glock triggers causing left tendencies. I’d be looking at a barrel upgrade first.

      December 7, 2020 7:44 pm
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    People might think me crazy for saying but I'm a fan of the glock 22 ... not only is it a forty but I have 2 conversion barrels to change it to 9mm and one for 357 sig.. 150 for each barrel and for 450 dollars I bought the postols... but 750 $ and I have 3 guns in 1.. can't do that with but 2 glocks 22 and 23.. pretty sure..

    September 22, 2020 6:48 pm
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      Melvin Bryant

      I have a glock 22 where can I get a 9mm barrel

      September 29, 2020 4:30 pm
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        Jim R Long

        KKM Precision website
        You can even get a nice extended length one too

        October 22, 2020 5:24 pm
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        Jim R Long

        Search Glock 22 conversion barrel
        I have a KKM and I like it much

        October 22, 2020 5:45 pm
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          Can you please see if you can find me a gun 225

          October 31, 2020 1:55 pm
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      This is why my 1st Glock, a G23 stayed with me for so long.

      A conversion barrel with mags & it is 9mm or just a barrel change & it’s a 357 Sig.

      Mine ran flawlessly in any caliber.

      March 1, 2021 5:01 am
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    You kissed off the best carry gun as an afterthought -- the G42.

    With an ETS nine-round magazine and Xgrip shim you've got 10 rounds aboard a gun that barely weighs a pound fully loaded. The expanded magazine also provides a much better grip on a gun whose stock grip is too small for total control.

    Loaded with 90 gr. Underwood Ammo's Xtreme Penetrators from Daniels Defense at 1200 fps, the .380 ACP competes very favorably with 9mm.

    I wouldn't recommend the G42 for strolling around drug- and gang-infested neighborhoods but in my opinion 10 rounds should take care of thugs pretty much anywhere else.

    September 15, 2020 4:43 pm
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    G30 is a plastic bric, nothing feels like a Sig Select or Gold Cup Colt 1911...

    August 28, 2020 3:17 pm
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      Don't see g30 listed anywhere in this article!

      September 28, 2020 11:22 am
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      Nothing feels like your empty wallet either!

      September 28, 2020 11:26 am
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    I don't see G45 here

    June 26, 2020 11:33 pm
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      Let me guess thats your hand gun - LOL

      September 27, 2020 3:35 pm
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    Very well written informative and to the point. Enjoyed reading your article. The G27 has a nine round capacity, not ten. jsyk (just so you know;)

    December 21, 2019 10:05 am
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    Tim Gamble

    I have a gen 3 17 and a G42 love them both I’ve shot the G19, G43 and the G48. Loved the 19 and the 48. The G43 I found the trigger to be very uncomfortable to my finger due to the way it rubbed or possibly pinched my finger between the trigger guard and the trigger. I don’t notice it on my G42. I positively HATED Glock pistols when I shot my 1st one back in the late 1980’s. Probably a Gen 1, I don’t remember, but I thought it was as comfortable as a brick. When I took my carry class the instructor had a G19 that I was allowed to try. If there was a paradigm shift in a persons thinking, that was it. Sold!

    September 13, 2019 1:05 pm
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    I recently got the Glock 45 Gen 5 and mounted a Holosun HE507C-GR optic on it. I have had several Glocks ( 21, 41, 43 and 17) but this one is my current favorite. The Holosun has been flawless so far, and I like the auto-on / auto-off feature, as well as the auto adjust lighting level. And green! Come on!

    Oh, and as an alternate platform to the 10mm G20, the Springfield XDM is worth a serious look.

    September 11, 2019 5:33 am
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      Mikky Bride

      Yeah, after doing a ton of research on what my first weapon should be I ended up choosing the Glock 45 also. Basically because it's just a Glock 19 with better capacity. The longer grip works better for me too.

      September 13, 2019 9:52 am
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    the article says the 42 is a single stack. my 42 is a double stack.

    i always thought glocks were ugly and never planned to buy one but i was in the store looking to get a taurus spectrum last week and ended up taking home the glock instead. of all my 6 handguns the 42 is the most pleasurable and accurate to shoot at short distances.

    September 10, 2019 11:54 am
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      David, PPT Editor

      Your G42 would be the only double-stack G42! Glock only produces the G42 in single-stack, the double-stack .380 pistol from Glock is the G25 and it is not sold in the USA. You might want to double-check your Glock ;)

      September 10, 2019 12:02 pm
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    I have never shot a glock I am sure they are nice to shoot and reliable as well but I think I can have a carry weapon that is plenty reliable for a lot less money like the ruger security 9 compair it to the gl 19 just as reliable no where as ugly and almost half the price that does it for me keeping in mind I am allowed to change my mind if I ever have the chance to fire one

    September 9, 2019 5:48 pm
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    Bill Kenny

    Still love my Glock 30, 45 ACP.

    September 9, 2019 5:03 pm
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      Roger that on the 30. Kinda fun of my 23 as well

      December 19, 2019 11:22 pm
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        Damn autocorrect. Fun should be fond.

        December 19, 2019 11:23 pm
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    Chris D

    I got a G17 gen 5 about a month ago and I must say it's a lot better than the Gen 4 I had. I'm a bit Sig fan I have a P320 and P226 but that G17 is awesome!

    September 9, 2019 4:33 pm
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    Scott C.

    The best Glock is a 1911..... In 9mm

    Stands back with marshmallows waiting on flames...

    September 9, 2019 11:15 am
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    Was waiting with bated breath until I read your mention of the G20. You went and saved the best for last. Why settle for anything less?

    That said, I am looking to pick up a G21/45 upper and LW conversion barrels so I can shoot every major caliber out of this platform in the future. Doesn't hurt to have options.

    But if I find a G40/10 upper first, then I'm nabbing that, instead. Bring on Glockzilla! Options are overrated, anyway.

    September 9, 2019 2:05 am
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    I have 2 GLOCK 21's 1 iis from the 80's and it still workd=s perfectlly !!! i have a compact 40,2 glock 19x's and an older compact 9. a sub compact 9,40 for ankles. my family was strically 1911's. once I showed them what glock can do now they own glocks.

    September 8, 2019 10:35 pm
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    Clifford Bloom

    so my daughter is a Federal Law Enforcement officer who scorned Glocks and preferred Sigs & HKs because of the double action. I bought a 23 for the wife and she thought it was a bit to much for her. My wive prefers the 19 so I left the 23 for my daughter to bring to the range and now even FLE officer admits the .40 is a pretty nice gun. I have to say though that daughter's p226 is also a nice gun.

    September 8, 2019 9:44 pm
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    ummm g45 is the best of the g17 and g19 gen 5.

    September 8, 2019 8:47 pm
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    Robert. Sikes

    I own a G20 and a G26. The most reliable pistols I shoot. They fire any ammo I use. Would not trade them for anything except maybe another Glock.

    September 8, 2019 8:29 pm
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    Travis Dugan

    What about the G34?

    September 8, 2019 7:46 pm
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    Lorne Deacon

    I bought my first Glock about a year ago pushed a little bit by my son. But I got the 19x and love it. Thou my hands are not very big I manage it very well. Will be getting another one hopefully soon.

    September 8, 2019 7:17 pm
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      I too bought a 19x about a year ago. I had mixed feelings about it until I put about 500 rounds through it during the course of several range trips. Simple put, this is a great pistol! (On another point; the magazines also work extremely well in my Ruger PC9 Carbine.)

      September 9, 2019 1:10 pm
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    Donald Berry

    Good or best accurate on a range, I always try to support American industry. My S/w 357 is fine and I carried it at my Two Detroit and Miami business.

    September 8, 2019 6:42 pm
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    Walter E Beverly III

    For my "duty firearm", I carry a Glock Mod 22 Gen 4 (.40 S&W cal.). It has good stopping power and it only slightly has more recoil. I barely notice it.
    For my "off duty" I carry a GLOCK Mod 27 Gen 4 (.40 S&W cal.), The difference in recoil between the 22 and the 27 is again in my opinion negligible. I do confess to having medium sized hands. I would not recommend it to women although the local Sheriff's Office does carry the GLOCK mod 22.
    As to the 9mm, It is a perfectly good round, now a day's as the advances in ballistics has advanced probably 10 fold. I do own both a GLOCK 17 and a 26 (Gen 4) which I have used for competition.

    September 8, 2019 6:34 pm
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    I've been a 40SW fan since mid 80's and my first police trade in G23.....later added on a G27 for concealed, and recently the big G35...also have a major inventory of 40SW ammo so have leaned toward staying there. Recently bought threaded 9mm conversion barrels for the 23 and 35 along with extractors, etc. just to have less expensive range cost....but also to be diversified if 40 dried up....also to have good secondaries for my new Banshee in 9mm and suppressor. Just for grins, I also did a 357sig barrel for the 23....same mags..........hitting power and diversification

    September 8, 2019 5:39 pm
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    What, no G23 in .40 S&W? It’s compact, a good shooter, powerful caliber, and it’s mags work in my .40 S&W Keltec Sub 2000.

    September 8, 2019 5:34 pm
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      My thought exactly. When I read through the article and didn’t see the 23, the writer lost some credibility. The 23 is the ideal weapon.

      September 11, 2019 7:58 pm
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      Same here. I canned my 9mm years ago when an LEO friend of mine had to use his on a monster sized perp. The perp took his now empty Glock from him and beat him with it. The perp eventually passed (at the hospital) from several wounds, but not before he put my buddy in the hospital as well. Possibly an exception, but not one I ever want to deal with. The .40 is a stout yet manageable round, and I love my G23 for it. BTW, my buddy's agency went back to the .357 revolver as an issue weapon until the .40 came out.

      December 3, 2020 10:21 am
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    Kat, Nice article on Glocks. I have one, a G40, 10 mm, that is exceptionally big and comfortable. I have always enjoyed revolvers, especially Rugers, 454 Casulls, 44 magnums. and 357 magnums. Your article has convinced me to buy another Glock - possibly a G43. Thanks for your concise information.

    September 8, 2019 5:29 pm
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    Bob Johnson

    The 19 is my favorite. Over 400,000 rounds and still going. G32C is next, for self defense. And The 20 is my hunting, back up side arm.

    September 8, 2019 5:14 pm
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      Holy cow Bob... was that a typo and you added an extra zero? At .25c a round You've pushed $100,000 through that gun!

      December 1, 2020 6:26 pm
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    would like to c you test the 10mm against the model 33 357cal

    September 8, 2019 5:06 pm
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    That's a great group of Glocks, but mine are simple and as follows:
    G26 G4 Subcompact

    G19 G4 Compact

    G17 G4 Full-size

    G34 G4 Competition

    Why? And what do they have in common? All 9mm that share mags.

    They are Gen 4 so they have any and all accessories or upgrades you could ever want.

    That's my top 4 Glocks. (And I have all 4)

    September 8, 2019 4:44 pm
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      You may never reply, since I’m asking this so many months after you commented. I’m hoping maybe you, or even anyone who sees this can help me out. I want a gun, basically protection and for shooting range. My dad used to take us shooting all the time, but it’s been about 20 yrs, since I’ve shot a gun. I was thinking about getting the G26, possibly the G19. Do you have any advice, as to which would be the better option, for the purpose I have mentioned. In a situation of defense, I want to know it has enough power to stop someone. Thank you, to anyone who takes time out to answer me.

      January 20, 2020 12:03 pm
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    Son's of Liberty

    Respectfully disagreeing, the FBI has recently concluded.on common sense... Bigger bullets cause bigger holes=people dying faster with less rounds. Fascinating concept. So logically without further ado, I suggest the Glock 21 SF(.45 ACP), Glock 41 Gen 4(.45 ACP), Glock 20 SF(10mm), and Glock 40 Gen 4. All used domestically, and internationally as not only Law Enforcement issued but as Military Special Operations as well. Not only does .45 suppress more effectively due to already being below the sound barrier, 9mm isn't stopping polar bear's anytime soon (10mm). If you want to be like the NYPD and carry a bunch of ammunition (9mm), shoot a bunch of rounds to overcompensate for your underpowered ammunition, miss a bunch of times due to having to shoot a volley of weaker rounds to no effect, and hit a bunch of innocent people... Then by all means 9mm. Just look up every organization, department, agency, regiment, division, company, squad ect. that has come out against, or completely moved away from 9mm for lack thereof. Don't believe professionals? Look up wound tracks and cavities for the .45 ACP and 10mm compared to any 9mm. The instilling of common-sense unto the ignorance of masses uneducated on the topic of my profession is complete.

    September 8, 2019 4:16 pm
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      Actually not accurate at all. Many LE agencies and the FBI have transitioned back to the 9mm. Check into it yourself, please.

      September 8, 2019 4:33 pm
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      Dave Smith

      That's why the FBI decided money beats performance, and went back to the 9. That way, when they are on their cell phones begging bad guys to surrender, or telling the bad guys to run and hide from Republican professional law enforcement, the 9mm won't over burden their pants..

      September 8, 2019 5:19 pm
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    T. Kevin Bannigan

    Great Article; For a novice, it broke down the complexities to be understandable. Great help in choosing the model for my needs. Thank you

    September 8, 2019 3:55 pm
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    EDC g19, combat pistol g17. Still rocking the gen 3. No reason to switch both work great.

    September 8, 2019 3:54 pm
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    I know that at one time the Glock 34 was a favorite among IDPA competitors.
    I had on, and really liked it.

    September 8, 2019 3:43 pm
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