I really do hate .40S&W; it’s really snappy and torques the wrist, doesn’t really do anything ballistics wise that a 9mm can’t, and it’s prone to malfunctions, primarily in Glocks. The pistol, however, I love. It’s a great little package that is an incredible everyday carry gun, I should’ve gotten the G26 but this one was a great deal I couldn’t pass up. I’m probably going to purchase a 9mm conversion barrel and parts for the pistol in the near future, plus a few magazines. Anyway, here goes a surprisingly positive review despite quite a few hiccups.
So I’m officially a fan of the Sub-compact Glocks now; they are so, comfortable sometimes I forget that I’m carrying it (not really though) and I can noticeably get in and out of my vehicle with ease, neither smashing my junk, nor getting gut checked. Gripping the pistol is mostly comfortable too, which comes as a surprise given its small stature and short barrel. I was able to shoot relatively well with an almost casual effort. It does a great job for what it is, and that is a small, highly concealable pistol that can effectively engage targets at close range.
My primary complaint is that without the pinky grip mag extension, gripping the pistol is comical and pretty ineffective as a practical firearm; yeah sure, you could make it work, John Wick kills dudes with pencils, but is it ideal? No. Glock only includes one magazine with the extension as well, what the hell?! I went out and bought a Pearce Grip mag extension for the second magazine, which gives me a plus 2 round count to the weak ass 9 bullet standard capacity, and now I’m quit happy with my setup. Doing magazine changes with speed and efficiency can be difficult because of the pistol’s short grip. However, with some practice fluidity follows.