Glock Handgun Reviews
Choosing the right Glock depends on what you intend to primarily use it for.
But have you ever stood in front of a buffet and decide you want to just get everything because it looks so good? Picking a Glock is a lot like that, because they have so many options you're sure to find the right solution for your needs.
Civilians like us love Glocks for their astonishing reliability, versatility, and ease of use. The after market has absolutely exploded. You can get so many add-ons for your Glock it'll make your head spin.
Police love Glocks too, with nearly 65% of US police & law enforcement packing Glocks, drawn to their near 100% reliability. Even the FBI issues Glocks as the standard firearm for field agents, as do military groups (Navy Seals are rumored to make heavy use of Glocks as well).
When Glocks first came on the market, it was their polymer pistol frame that got noticed. Hold a Glock in your hand though and you'll instantly fall in love with the ergonomic feel & controlled grip. The slide is exceptionally easy to operate too. Perfect.
Glock Pistols and Handgun Models
Standard vs. Compact vs. Subcompact Glock Sizes
The first thing you'll want to actually consider is what size of gun you prefer, either due to your preference for it's feel or out of necessity.
For most civilian uses, the compact size is the most popular as it's only slightly smaller than the standard size but has greater versatility to be used as a concealment weapon.
Personally, I prefer the compact size. The grip and handle fit is perfect for my average sized hands, plus I'm not afraid to admit I think they look a little more sleek and cool. I don't care for the subcompacts, as my grip (pinkie) is left to float free due to the smaller handle size. You can add after-market extended magazines and the Gen 4 models have easy grip extenders, but I still prefer the compacts for all calibers.
Standard Size – All the Glock standard size models are 5.43 in. (138mm) in height, measured from the bottom of the magazine to the top of the slide.
Compact Size – height is measured at 5.00 in.(127mm)
Subcompact Size – height is measured at 4.17 in. (106mm)