September 8th, 2013 07:23 AM
I've been depriving myself
I got my CCW back in '98, and in them thar' good ole' days, I was carrying a 2 1/2" S&W Model 66, with a little Model 60 to take up the slack. We traveled well together, saw many places, did many things. But, over the years I eased into the 20th century as far as firearms technology goes. But, I always avoided the Glock, for one silly reason or another (ugly - square - polymer - yada yada).
After going through numerous pistols, calibers and sytems, I was carrying a Sig P232 as my latest. Well, last weekend I happened to be in Nashville Tennessee, and happened upon the Nashville Armory, which has gun rental and a totally awesome indoor range. So, on a whim, I paid my $20 to spend an hour on a lane with a Glock 26. And found love and happiness. It was a genuine blast to shoot, never having a hiccup, snort or sniffle. I had a few minutes left, so I got a box of Hydra-shoks and tried those out too. The Glock had no complaints, seemed to like them.
Wednesday, I went to my favorite local gunshop and officially became a Glock person, x2. I brought home a Generation 3 Model 26, AND a Model 36. I had them on the range for a couple hours yesterday, and everything is gravy. I might even go back today when they open the range at noon...just because.
Last edited by Skippymjp; September 8th, 2013 at 08:33 AM.
September 8th, 2013 07:28 AM
September 8th, 2013 07:42 AM
I too used to "hate" Glock pistols....ugly, plastic, etc...
Like you, I rented a Glock (G27) and compared it to my personal Sig P239 (40 cal).
The Glock beat the Sig in every category, except one......looks.
While the Sig looked slicker and more refined.....the Glock won out for: capacity, tougher finish, lighter weight, shorter trigger reset, lower bore axis (quicker to get back on target), and more durable magazines.
For me, Glock in my hand while in the gunstore=fail.
Glock in my hand while shooting=win
September 8th, 2013 08:12 AM
A grand worth of Glocks, I love it!
September 8th, 2013 08:58 AM
Great....now you can clean your guns in the dishwasher!
If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!
September 8th, 2013 09:00 AM
Congrats! I guess will have to hit the armory range one of these days. TN, here, too.
I came to glocks just like you. I bought everything else first, too. I just sold my last SIG the other day. Nothing wrong with them, just the Glocks are better for me.
September 8th, 2013 09:06 AM
It the nicest indoor range I've ever used. Really good lighting, good ventilation, lots and lots and LOTS of goodies to rent. I'm sure you'll like. I didn't check into memberships because I'm almost 80 miles away. I was just there giving the motorcycle a good "wringing out".
Originally Posted by StormRhydr
September 8th, 2013 03:21 PM
You have been assimilated. Resistance IS futile.
The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
Glock 30, 19, 26; Ruger SP101, LCR, LCP (2), Mini 14; Marlin 336 .30-30; Mossberg 500
September 8th, 2013 03:24 PM
The "Dark Side" bites ... hard, sometimes.
The "pro" perspective: Glad to see you've come to your senses, at last.
The "con" perspective: What, are you nuts?! They breed like rabbits, in the safe. Watch out.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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September 8th, 2013 05:14 PM
Glad you like them, for me it was just the opposite. Rented several to see what all the worship and hoopla was about, good thing I only rented them and didn’t buy.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
September 8th, 2013 06:01 PM
Welcome to the club ! I held on to my revolver until late 2000, when the job said take the free G19 now or we might force you to buy it later. As a true New Yorker.."free is for me!" I love the G19 and added a G26 for off-duty in 2003. Great guns !
"We deal in lead friend">Steve McQueen The Magnificent Seven
82d Abn(1983-86)OIF 2007-08
Glock 19&26/ Colt Gov't & OM/Ruger SP101
Retired NYS LEO / NRA Life Member
Still Love Ya Sarah !
"no kidding,gun slinging,spurs hitting the floor"
September 8th, 2013 06:07 PM
Great choice. My Glocks have served me well for many years
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
September 8th, 2013 06:36 PM
Yes...yes....YES! Bahahaha! The "Dark Side" has claimed another! As I have told others....soon Austrian Polymer will fill your veins and your transformation will be complete. (Que Darth Vader Music!)
Originally Posted by 10thmtn
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September 8th, 2013 06:39 PM
Glad they work for you but they just don't fit my hand right. I end up with Glock knuckle pain.
Nothing but Sigs for me from now on.
September 8th, 2013 07:10 PM
Yep, I hated on em . . . till I decided to just shoot one at the range to see what all the constant praise was about, now I own 2 and carry one daily.
Congrats on the new pistols, and you did the posting right and included the two beauties pictured nicely!
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.
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