How did I end up with a Glock?

How did I end up with a Glock?

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    How did I end up with a Glock?

    You know when you go to the store to get brown shoes you need for work, but end up getting another pair of running shoes. Not because you necessarily need them, but because they were a great deal and cool. That's about how this story goes.

    Ok, I just recently decided to offer up my S&W 908 as trade fodder. Yes, I know to some that is a bit of blasphemy. It's a really handy gun; reliable, accurate, and easy to carry. My original writeup of the 908 is here on my blog. I had moved up from 9mm to .40s&w and started carrying a Walther P99c which is a fantastic gun. My wife picked our Sig P239 as hers over the S&W which I can't blame her for (the Sig just "feels" better) so I didn't have a real use for another single stack 9mm. The one thing we don't have in our arsenal is a hi-cap handgun (brown shoes). So off goes my search for a trade.

    I was this " close to getting a 5906 which is almost exactly what I needed; large, 15+1 capacity, familiar manual of arms, heavy but soft shooting 9mm... Then I get an offer for a Glock 36 (running shoes)!
    Hmmm..."what should I do?"
    "I don't 'need' another CCW piece..."
    "It doesn't make 'sense' to have to stock another caliber (it would be my 1st .45)."
    "I'm not a Glock guy...am I?"
    "The single stack grip does fit my hand well."
    "It points much better for me than any other Glock I've tried."
    "It IS a .45!"
    "Glocks are notorious for their durability & ease of maintenance."
    "Lima just got one..."

    Ok, sold!

    I've yet to make it to the range (car needs front brakes/rotors), but I'll leave you with a couple parting shots.

    Mine: Glock 36............Wife's: Ruger SP101 3"
    -------Ruger SR9....................Ruger SR9c
    -------S&W SW99 .45.............Charter Arms Undercover

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    Go to the range! Use the parking brake if you have to. Enjoy!

    So what if you have one more one caliber in the locker? Why not? I enjoy shooting different guns and calibers. Variety is the spice of ... shooting.
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    very interested to hear your range report. I'm still on the fence about my next purchase. G26 G36 or S&W mp sc 9.

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    Awesome pick up. It looks to have some holster wear which means it is good and "broken in". LOL I tend to think I would like to have a 30 also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    ...Go to the range! Use the parking brake if you have to...
    He dunt need no stinkin parking brake. Just do it ala Fred Flintstone.

    Congrats on your acquisition.
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    Nothing wrong with adding .45 acp to the inventory, at least until they make a .46, and you damn sure can't go wrong with a GLOCK!
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    You'll be very happy you were "kidnapped".

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    Wow! Bought a handgun when your car brakes are worn out!?! Well, since Glocks are supposed to be so tough I guess you could just toss the Glock under the rear wheels and hope to stop
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    Congrats.

    I got a 221sf just under 2 weeks ago. My first Glock and my first .45 since my Military Police days.

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    Congrats, welcome to the Glock family.
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    You won't regret it. I resisted Glocks for 30 years, now I have 2 and am looking at what you just bought, or a G30. As far as the .45, whats not to love about that? Everybody needs at least one. Let us know how it shoots. I'm leaning towards the 36, so I'm looking forward to your range report. Just put your car in neutral about 50 yds. before you get to the range and coast in. You can get brakes later!
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    Funny thing...the G36 was the first Glock I ever fired. It bit my pinky in the gap between the bottom of the grip and the bottom of the mag. That was many moons ago...might need to try one again...hmmm....
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    I'll make it to the range tomorrow during lunch & I'll write up a range report afterwards. I've heard the pinky rest can pinch, but I'm hoping my hand's the right shape to resist that.

    Thanks for the warm Glock welcoming!
    Mine: Glock 36............Wife's: Ruger SP101 3"
    -------Ruger SR9....................Ruger SR9c
    -------S&W SW99 .45.............Charter Arms Undercover

    Hidden Defense - Personal gun & holster designs/reviews.

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