GUN Anyone own a subcompact and compact?

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  1. Admitted

    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

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    I have the opportunity to get LEO pricing on glocks and am trying to decide if I want one or two. If anyone has a subcompact and a compact, do you end up just carrying one over the other?

    I definitely am going to pick up a 26/27, just trying to justify the need or use for a 19 or 23.
     
  2. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    As I always say, I dumped my subcompact for my compact, as (unless you're talking about ankle carry), the width of the gun has more impact one carryability than the minute differences in grip length. Rather have a gun with more ammo that is easier to start a grip on if they're both going to take up the same space on my waist.
     
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    Are you a LEO? If not, don't risk getting caught for a straw purchase to save a few bucks. Even if it's a relative or whatever.

    I carry the G26 more than the G19, but I still do carry the G19. It's nice to have both since the larger mags work with the G26, but I can mount a light on the G19 for a bedside gun, etc
     
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    Na. This isn't even close to a straw purchase.
     
  5. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Glocks "LEO" discount is actually a "Homeland security" discount and several different types of public safety positions qualify you, it's not limited to LE/mil.

    I'm fairly certain S&W and SIGs discounts are the same, and I know HK only does a customer direct discount for ATP licensed pilots for the USP40c LEM.
     
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    I have a 17 and a 19, and I think I'm gonna sell my 642 to get a 26. Or maybe a 21sf and a 30.
     
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    Extends to a lot more than that.:o
     
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    I think it varies by person/holster/gun/etc. I have a p99 and p99c so its not quite the same animal but there is an appreciable difference to me between how the p99 and the compact with a flat mag hide. I'd rather the bigger any time but under a tshirt only I feel like the longer grip can be harder to hide.

    If I had to economize I think I'd get a subcompact for daily carry, a full size spare mag if carrying a spare, a g19/g17 mag and sleeve if you're wearing more cover garment, and a 642 for days when you can't hide much of anything or want a pocket gun.
     
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    I carry my sub over my compact.
     
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    Between a sub and a regular I prefer the USP Compact!!
     
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    19 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> 26 :o
     
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    i have a 26, love it

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    Yeah yeah...my question was intended to ask if HE actually qualifies for the discount, since he made it sound he just found someone who can get him LEO pricing.
     
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    Isn't straw purchase defined as purchasing a firearm for someone who can't legally buy it themselves? If he can legally buy it himself, what's the problem?
     
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    that's hardly a straw purchase. just sneaky maybe
     
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    Technically a straw purchase doesn't have to be for someone who can't legally buy it themselves. I looked at the "Whatever act of 1986" and didn't find anything about straw purchases.

    More importantly there are exemptions. Exemption 1 is a bona fide gift. Exemption 2 is a private party sale. What is to keep someone from buying a gun, not liking the grip angle, the color, the way it looks, the way the trigger feels, and selling it the same day? Nothing. The state would have to prove intent to distribute before buying, which is nearly impossible to do and that much harder between two people who can legally buy the same weapon.
     
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    No. Using someone elses LEO discount is considered a straw purchase, as is having someone with a CWP purchase a gun then "sell" it to you to avoid waiting periods.
     
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    You're right. :o
     
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    I have a G19 for home defense and am going to get a G26 for CC next weekend.
     
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    I've got a 19 and a 26. The 26 is small enough to pocket carry so it gets carried a lot. Not having to dress around a holster/gun is huge here in FL and not having to worry about flashing it in a public restroom is nice to know.

    I shoot Glock 19's very well and would not hesitate to carry a 19 at all.
     
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    That part isn't indicative of a straw purchase. Subsequent actions must be taken.
     
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    A straw purchase happens when you buy a gun for someone else and fill out the 4473 for them. If you just use their discount and you fill out the 4473, you are cool.
     
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    Good point. i wonder how many cop shops would allow an LEO to do that.
     
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    For Christ's sake man. Just buy a Glock compact and subcompact, 1911's in 3 and 4" variants, a 2011, .357mag and .44mag revolvers, and a AR15 pistol. Then grab an IWB holester and an ankle holster for each.

    That way you'll never ever ever ever ever have to decide.
     

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