This is a discussion on How many of you have looked, tried, and found that you are only comfortable with 1? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by wmhawth . I didn't warm up to Glock until this year. I now have a real love affair going with a Glock ...
Only one for me and its the G19. I do have others, but the G19 is hard to beat for EDC. On a side note, it's nice to see the Brat getting some love. Subi's rock!
Currently, I own just one revolver as the crop of my former collection is now in the hands of more aspiring shooters’. I simply got tired of collecting and spending on those closet queens. The holsters and the slew of other accessories became more than I wanted or could reasonably afford. If I ever get finished with customizing the one I have, I may adopt another one.
More to the topic, I do prefer the same platform and caliber albeit a slightly different model configuration. On the other hand, I like the one I have so much that I would prefer to have another one customized differently.
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"... I know I will always have Glocks. I have had a love/hate affair with them for about 23 years now."
I know that feeling. While I wouldn't call my feelings a "love/hate" affair, I like my Glock 30 but wouldn't say I "love" it. It's done everything I've expected of it (except put every bullet in one ragged hole!) and would trust it more with my life than my accuracy with any pistola! It's been utterly dependable with factory ammo and puts the rounds where I call "close enough"! I like it ... a lot.
The one handgun I did love was a .41 Blackhawk. Powerful, accurate, just felt right in the hand. Sadly, someone wanted it more than I did. I hope the three years in the state pen was worth it. Some day, some time, there'll be another in the corral.
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I understand your point OP and appreciate your decision to go with one pistol platform.
I've been collecting handguns since the mid 1970's when I became old enough to purchase them, FWIW.
Many years later, I have a decent little collection (Colts, BHPs, Berettas, Sigs,S&Ws, HKs, etc) and enjoy them all.
Some I shoot much better than others -- but it's fun (for me) to have a variety of classic sidearms to take to the range.
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The FNP required a lot of grip changes to avoid catching the slide lock and decocker. The XD was going to require milling of the take down lever and slide lock corners (or upgrade to the XDM) and I had a horrible time with the trigger reset and heavy trigger pull. Both did well in no pressure range time, but in a match (USPSA) our compatibility issues became evident.
I suspect if I had unlimited access to an open range, sufficient time to practice, and the funds to feed the children, it would not be such a big deal. Working 60+ hours a week, and a 2 year waiting list to any gun club within an hours drive is prohibitive of those endeavors.
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I didn't mean to exclude ANY other firearm, nor suggest that a person should have only one type of firearm. I have multiple platforms, and enjoy shooting all of them, but choose to carry only one platform. I could become proficient enough with any of them, but I prefer the 1911 platform. Folks, it all comes down to personal preference, plain and simple. What I prefer may not line up with anyone else, and that's fine. By the same token, what someone else likes doesn't have to suit me.
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Nice photos wmhawth. My cell phone cannot get that definition.
My G-19 on the right of my photo has been around since 1994 and is a trusted friend. It is a beast and has never, that's right never failed to feed or extract anything I fed it. Same goes for the G-23 and G-36.
They are beautiful in function and reliability but my P-35 is to me beautiful to the eye and I have never shot a semi auto as well nor had one fit my hand like my Hi Power. With Federal 9-BP ammo it's function is flawless.
Just my opinion but your K-frames are beauty, your Glocks.....beasts.
Have a happy and prosperous New Year.
I used to love my Kimbers, 1911's contained my primary interest. After looking into the Glock-36, my attraction to Glocks began to increase.
I used my Glock for a couple of courses and finally took Glock's Armorer Course in GA. Now I'm sold on Glocks...pretty sure I'll stay with Glock.
I won't to what Rollo did...(did you catch this Rollo?)...I'm stickin' with the best Gaston has to offer out of Austria.
For this new year, I've even resolved to trade/sell off my two Kimber EDP's...did I say that?...and invest in a couple more Glocks.
I think I'm done with 1911's but may also move into the revolver arena jut a bit more.
Now that my one son is into Glocks, too...I'm thinking of helping increase his stash.
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