Whatever type of gun owner you are, there is a Glock handgun for you. Glock made a name for itself with simple designs, smooth triggers, and incredible accuracy. They continue to be the best selling handguns in the U.S.
With their incredibly diverse line of handguns, the only question that remains is, which Glock is right for you. Here is a quick guide to help you find the right Glock handgun for you. Consider the following.
All types of Glocks boast the same dependable features and easy-firing. One major difference across their lines is size.
Your size preference likely has to do with how you plan to carry. If you are a concealed carry permit holder, you likely need a slimmer design. If you have big hands, you might want a larger gun to fit your grip. Glock has you covered either way.
Depending on your caliber. Below are the sizes available and one 9mm pistol option for each.
- Slimline – Glock 43
- Subcompact – Glock 26
- Compact – Glock 19
- Standard – Glock 17
Another way to personalize your pistol option is to consider capacity. If you are a target or competition shooter, you may want higher capacity options. If you are carrying for personal or home defense, the lower capacity options might be enough for your needs.
There are different types of glocks that makes a wide variety of pistols in a number of sizes. Within each caliber and size option, you’ll find various capacity options, as well. Generally, Glocks come with a factory capacity from 6+1 rounds to 17+1 rounds. While size and capacity are related, you can find compact and subcompact models with 13+1 or 15+1 capacity, easily enough.
If you want increased capacity, there is always the opportunity for aftermarket extended magazines, as well.
Maybe the most important decision you have to make when selecting your Glock pistol is the caliber ammunition you want to fire. Choosing a caliber is a very personal decision. It comes down to preference when shooting. The best way to know what you prefer to shoot is to try them all. Go to the range and fire a hundred rounds.
Generally, the bigger the caliber, the better the stopping power and the heavier the kick. Here are the round sizes Glocks can accommodate with their factory firearms in order from smallest to largest:
- .380 ACP
- .40 S&W
- .45 ACP
- .45 GAP
- .357 SIG
Choosing the right Glock pistol is a very personal process. Consider the items above as a starting point for your search. Ultimately, you’ll need to fire a lot of rounds from several pistols to find which option feels right. Whatever you decide, there is a Glock for you.