If you think there’s only one “Glock,” you’d be mistaken. The truth is Glock makes over 50 pistols in a wide range of styles, sizes and calibers, including a number that are for law enforcement only.
The Glock 26, a.k.a. the “Baby Glock” is one of the types of Glocks designed specifically for the concealed carry market. It is a 9mm and is designed to work with the Glock 17 and Glock 19 magazines, making it a great backup choice for those who carry the larger Glocks for open carry. The “Baby Glock” is touted as having great accuracy with minimal recoil and is similar in size to many of the small-frame revolvers on the market.
If you have bigger hands or just want a more substantial pistol than the Glock 26, the Glock 43X is another consumer favorite. It’s a slim, 10-round, short barrel 9mm that is relatively light and easy to carry concealed. The 43x is minimally wider than the Glock 43 and carries 4 extra rounds. These extra rounds account for the extended grip length, which means owners with larger hands can use the gun without the need for a pinky extension.
Glocks aren’t just for concealed carry. The Glock 20 is a 10mm hunting handgun that provides flexibility and reliability. The grip can be easily adjusted to accommodate different hand sizes and the reverse magazine catch makes it ideal for right and left-handed shooters. It can provide the finishing shot you need when hunting big game, and the safety you’re looking for in a sidearm.
There are many types of Glocks that meet a variety of needs, including law enforcement, military use, concealed carry, and hunting. Keeping your needs and lifestyle in mind will help you make an educated decision when looking for the best pistol for your own personal use.