You have good taste in handguns!
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Well, my last thread is for some reason linking to another discussion instead of opening up what I type. Perhaps a mod can delete the thread "follow up to my what next thread" down below. When I click on it, it takes me to a completely different thread. Tried in two browsers and had the same outcome.
Anyway. In follow up to my what next thread, I decided to get a gun I could should often, with low cost ammo, without having to sit at the reloading bench to get the low cost ammo. I went off of information gathered here on the the forum, and based on my own ideas of what I "need" more so than what I "want". Anyhow, I ended up with a glock 17 Gen 4. I didn't have time to fire it today, but will sometime this week after i've had a chance to go through it, clean it up, etc.
This is my first glock pistol to own, and will only be the second glock that i've ever fired, so I hope that it chooses to play nicely with me.
Here are a couple of pics of it:
It is definitely the highest capacity pistol that I own. I laughed a little when I grabbed a 50 round box of Rangers and ended up 1 round short on the third mag that came with the gun.
Anyhow, I varied from the 45 discussed in the other thread, but did end up with a glock Gen 4. My next purchase will be a little ways down the road, but WILL BE a 1911. I'm going to save my pennies for a quality piece, so it will take a few months, but I definitely want to give one a shot. I just felt at the time being that the g17 would be something I'd get more training and practice in with, so that's what I went with. As a side benefit, I think my wife will do well with it also. She shoots my m&p 9c well, but when I'm carrying it, that leaves her at home with a 357 mag and a p220, both of which are out of her comfort zone. So, now, regardless of what I carry, there will be a 9mm at home that she will be able to run.
Congrats on the new Glock...nice choice!
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Good gun, and just as ugly as every other glock! At least from your second picture you have some good looking guns to go with it. Hope I am not out of line in saying glocks to me are like the "least attractive" one in the group at the bar, they are reliable, get the job done, and not expensive, but they ain't much to look at. Hope you enjoy it, lots of folks do!
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Thanks for the replies / compliments. I didn't realize that picture with the sig, m&p, and sp101 was so blurry. Either way, nothing there that everyone hasn't seen before. The glock is a lot like that benchmade knife it is pictured with. Neither are pretty, but both have good reputations for always doing what they need to do.
Hopefully I'll get to run some ammo through the G17 tomorrow!
I think that is a wise choice to give your wife the option of using the G17 as opposed to the SP101 for HD. I feel much more comfortable with my wife using my G26 as opposed to my SP101. I'm actually thinking of picking up a G17 later this year for HD.
I like my SP101 more than my Glock, but it definately is not as easy for me to shoot well with it as the G26 is, especially with magnums. Can't imagine how my wife would handle it under stress.
I think the comfort level of my wife with the 9mm vs the hotter calibers was the main kicker toward me getting a full size 9mm. She shoots the m&p compact more accurately than a lot of men do. Her speed with it isn't spectacular, but her accuracy is pretty dang good. With the sp101, even loaded down to 38 special +p rounds, she doesn't do as well. She doesn't like the feel of the gun, and the trigger pull (Shooting DA) is pretty stiff for her to handle. I suspect now that the m&p 9c will find itself staying home more as I don't have problems concealing larger frame guns, and I certainly like shooting them better.
Just dry firing the G17 the trigger on it feels pretty decent. My m&p has the DCAEK and the little plunger thing that strengthens the reset of the trigger, and it does get less front sight disturbance during trigger pull than what I see with the G17 (again just dry firing here), but I'm assuming there's some similar trigger kit I can get for the glock that will bring it up to where the m&p is with the apex parts. The G17 won't need any help in the trigger reset strength, that's for sure. I wouldn't mind if it reset a little faster, but again, it's not bad at all.
Time to pick out a holster for it, and see what all I can find on trigger kits!
Nice bro. I just got one a few weeks ago as well first glock ever. And i carry a m&p9c lol. We might be connected here. You have ALLSTATE?? hahahaha
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Very Well Done! Good choice!
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