Thursday, December 22, 2016
Chuck Haggard said...
A very real issue with the Glocks is that the ten round "Clinton" magazines are not reliable, especially with JHP ammo.
For a ten round limit I'd go with a G30 or a G26, both are designed around the ten round mags and are very reliable.
An option some explore is doing a grip chop on a G19 to take G26 magazines, that gives greater velocity and sight radius while allowing the shooter to use a reliable magazine, enhances concealment, and allows one to use the 15 or 17 round mags if they travel to a state where those are legal.
OK, I like the idea and I think it makes sense, for the reasons you just mention:
1)More reliable mags.
2)Better sight radius. I at least like having a bit more distance between sights, I find it helpful although some people argue that a shorter one is quicker to align, which in theory is correct.
3)More barrel length, more velocity and better terminal ballistics.
Having said all this if you have larger hands you may still be better off with the Glock 19 or 17 in their original size. I have used those 10 round mags (gift from an American friend) and I at least never had a problem with them so they can work for you after extensive testing with the ammo you intend to carry.
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