I Think I'm Going To Do It

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    I Think I'm Going To Do It

    I'm going to get rid of my Springfield XDS in .45.

    Not because I don't like it. I love this gun. It's excellent. It shoots great. I haven't had any issues with it.

    But I'm going to trade it in.

    For a 9mm.

    I don't have a 9mm and I've always been hardcore for the .45 - and I still am.

    But I think it's time to go with the 9mm for reasons of capacity.

    And I'm not just going with a 9mm.





    I'm trading for a Glock.

    Yup, trading my Springfield XDS in .45 for a Glock 19.

    But come on, 5+1, or 15+1?
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    Good choice. The Glock will serve you well. I have had both and the Glock is the better choice IMO.
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    Remember, 1 shot 1 kill ! Good luck.
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    If I had multiple G19's, we'd be doing business, but I'm not giving up my baby. It is perfection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    If I had multiple G19's, we'd be doing business, but I'm not giving up my baby. It is perfection.
    I think the 23 is perfection. Only because I can make it a 32 with a new barrel and sling 125gr lead at 1500fps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    If I had multiple G19's, we'd be doing business, but I'm not giving up my baby. It is perfection.
    Don't worry! Your Glock is safe!

    My boss (I work at a range as a RSO) is a range manager and gunsmith - a very reputable gunsmith in this area. He has two 19s - a Gen3 and a Gen4. They're both in pristine condition, as any gun a gunsmith owns would be. The only thing he said that he's done to them is they both have 3.5lb triggers, and one has aftermarket sights.

    So tomorrow we'll show each other what we have, and make a decision from there. It'll be either straight across or a little bit of cash exchanged on either side.

    Opinions about the Gen 3 and 4, anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Don't worry! Your Glock is safe!

    My boss (I work at a range as a RSO) is a range manager and gunsmith - a very reputable gunsmith in this area. He has two 19s - a Gen3 and a Gen4. They're both in pristine condition, as any gun a gunsmith owns would be. The only thing he said that he's done to them is they both have 3.5lb triggers, and one has aftermarket sights.

    So tomorrow we'll show each other what we have, and make a decision from there. It'll be either straight across or a little bit of cash exchanged on either side.

    Opinions about the Gen 3 and 4, anybody?
    I suspect that you'll be fine with either, but I prefer the Gen3 because it already meets my requirements. I even like the stock trigger (after about 1,000 rnds), but really do prefer tritium sights.

    The ol' Gen3 G19 was just with me just today on a moto-cross trip thru southern swamp-hell in the pouring rain. There wasn't a part of the bike/gun/me that wasn't coated in mud and sand. A quick-strip/clean once I got home and it's good as new. Many years of hard use and not a spec of rust anywhere.
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    Yes... Do it. DO iT!!!
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    Remember, you can't go wrong with a Glock.

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    I just traded my Emp .40 for an m&p .40 + some extras, for the same reason. I kept .40 but went from 8+1 to 15+1 and could not be happier. I really think quantity is more important and caliber when it comes to handguns. 1 shot 1 kill works for snipers, but in a defensive situation with a handgun it's not enought to shoot them until you think they are dead, you have to shoot them until they think they are dead.

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    I am not a Glock fanboy, not by a damn sight.

    But I will ALWAYS have a Glock 19.
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    Gen 3. Gen 4 G 19s have had some issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Don't worry! Your Glock is safe!

    My boss (I work at a range as a RSO) is a range manager and gunsmith - a very reputable gunsmith in this area. He has two 19s - a Gen3 and a Gen4. They're both in pristine condition, as any gun a gunsmith owns would be. The only thing he said that he's done to them is they both have 3.5lb triggers, and one has aftermarket sights.

    So tomorrow we'll show each other what we have, and make a decision from there. It'll be either straight across or a little bit of cash exchanged on either side.

    Opinions about the Gen 3 and 4, anybody?
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    I have a 19 and 26. My wife prefers the 19, but I like the 26 for CCW. Both are excellent, but the 19 might be better overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Gen 3. Gen 4 G 19s have had some issues.
    Care to expound?

    What issues have they had?
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    I bought a Springfield XDm-9 4.5 which has 19+1 9mm. In hindsight, I wish I had bought a Springfield XDm-9 3.8 Compact. But, I bought it for Home Defense not really for CC, so it's fine...just difficult to ever carry concealed.
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