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Awesome pistols them there Glocks!
Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. PSALM 144:1
I CLING to my guns and my Bible.
The number of people killed because they didn't have "enough gun" is dwarfed by those who had none at all. Get a gun you will always carry, and add more capability as you grow.
Way too late for that, we have 2 Kimbers, a Rock Island, a Springfield, a WWII Remington that was my Grandfathers service sidearm and a complete set of WWI Colts with there display boxes. Promised the wife we would hold off on any more 1911's for a while.
But it is 2011 so you just know it would be wrong not to buy one this year.
Mine didn't. Most people don't need a different ejector, from what I've read, however some people do, in fact, (choose to) change the ejector. If you plan to shoot light target loads in 9mm with your .40S&W Glock, however, you'll be facing the same recoil spring induced FTEs that (early) G17/19 owners had. You might want to buy a reduced weight recoil spring, but for plinking the occasional FTE isn't a big deal. That said, I wouldn't feel comfortable using any conversion-ware for self-defense, personally.
My Glock 19 won't do that nearly as quickly. For me at least, my hands, grip, the match between the dynamics of the gun and my body, the 26 is the perfect SD pistol for me. I have the 19 for HD because it has the rail for a light (I think a rail light is essential for target verification on an HD gun most likely used at night).
I'd love to carry a 27, and I'm certain the .40 is a better cartridge "if", and it's a critical "if", I could get as good shot placement as I can with a 9mm. In my case I can't get even close to the shot placement accuracy with the .40 that I can with the 9mm. Yes, it's "only" a 9mm, but the combination of 11 rounds capacity, good shot placement, decent concealability, reliability approaching that of gravity, and COR-BON DPX or equivelant ammunition make it an excellent choice for carry and SD.
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety), by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” by H. L. Mencken
Colt New Agent, Dan Wesson V-Bob, Glock 19,20SF, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30SF, 36, Kahr P380 w/CT, PM9, PM45, CW9(SOLD), Kel-Tec P32, P3AT, PF9(SOLD), Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II, Stainless Pro TLE/RL II (SOLD), Rohrbaugh R9s, Ruger LCP w/CT, LCR, SP101 S&W J-Frame 638 w/CT, M&P 340 w/CT, Walther PPK/S
A month ago I had two Glocks...now I have five!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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My G26 produced a G21! Now they're in the corner conspiring about a G32! LOL
Glock 26 9mm, Ruger LCR .357mag
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"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."-Clint Smith
I had a G-27, but.....I sold it and got a G30.....love it love it! G-30 is pretty smooth shooting and rattles less than the 27. But if you want to conceal the 27 is the way to go.