So now i have a Smith and Glock

So now i have a Smith and Glock

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    So now i have a Smith and Glock

    Well I decided I was going to keep and carry my Smith&Wesson 637-2, but I ditched the Taurus for a darn Glock 23 gen 3. The gun is in great condition. I'm not happy with it because its an auto, its plastic, and its just not my thing. But a Taurus for a Glock, I couldn't turn down the offer. I'm probably just going to use it to trade for a nice .357 magnum revolver with 4" barrel to complement my Smith. But the way I see it, even though I don't like Glock, there are a ton of people who do, and I feel a Taurus for a Glock is definatly trading up on my end. And if I don't get rid of it, at least I have a quality auto I can use if I ever do want to carry an auto. Not that that would happen. But I've got my Smith so in the end I'm happy. Sort of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevolverGuy View Post
    Well I decided I was going to keep and carry my Smith&Wesson 637-2, but I ditched the Taurus for a darn Glock 23 gen 3. The gun is in great condition. I'm not happy with it because its an auto, its plastic, and its just not my thing. But a Taurus for a Glock, I couldn't turn down the offer. I'm probably just going to use it to trade for a nice .357 magnum revolver with 4" barrel to complement my Smith. But the way I see it, even though I don't like Glock, there are a ton of people who do, and I feel a Taurus for a Glock is definatly trading up on my end. And if I don't get rid of it, at least I have a quality auto I can use if I ever do want to carry an auto. Not that that would happen. But I've got my Smith so in the end I'm happy. Sort of.
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    Good deal! If I was you I would keep it around. Nice to have a good auto just in case. Nice options are always nice to have!
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    Keep the auto never know when Zombies might attack in force.
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    At the range this weekend I got to fire my friend's Glock 19 - which is pretty much the standard by which Glocks are judged.

    Horrible trigger - gritty, couldn't tell where it was going to break, and the square brick grip was like a squirming Rubik's cube in the hand.

    Full disclosure: It had a FTE within 20 rounds, but shot fairly accurately, as Glocks tend to do. From 9mm up to .45, they tend to be reliable and put rounds on target. I do not diss the Glock out of habit. But oh my God - how can anybody own something that feels so bad in the hand.
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    Good move. But give that Glock a chance. It took me a lllloooooongggg time to warm up to them. I generally like steel and cylinders on my guns too. But, being forced to carry GLOCK 40's for over 20 years for work made me really appreciate them for what they are, dependable, durable, accurate fighting/defensive tools. I am a GLOCK armorer now. And I've trained A LOT with them. And i have had the privilage to regularly observe about 100 of them that see full time use and abuse. They have required very little of my armorers skills over the years. They may not be perfect, but they damned sure are one of the best.

    Like I always say. I may not like GLOCKs, but i carry one everyday, and I'm glad to do it! They really are that good.

    They are not pretty, sleek, are sexy. But they are highly functional. It's O.K. to like both your revolvers and your GLOCK. I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevolverGuy View Post
    Well I decided I was going to keep and carry my Smith&Wesson 637-2, but I ditched the Taurus for a darn Glock 23 gen 3. The gun is in great condition. I'm not happy with it because its an auto, its plastic, and its just not my thing. But a Taurus for a Glock, I couldn't turn down the offer. I'm probably just going to use it to trade for a nice .357 magnum revolver with 4" barrel to complement my Smith. But the way I see it, even though I don't like Glock, there are a ton of people who do, and I feel a Taurus for a Glock is definatly trading up on my end. And if I don't get rid of it, at least I have a quality auto I can use if I ever do want to carry an auto. Not that that would happen. But I've got my Smith so in the end I'm happy. Sort of.
    Aint no cause to fight the power. You are half way there.

    Trade that G 23 on a Glock 19, and dont look back. You can still keep & carry your S&W. I do with my model 36 classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Aint no cause to fight the power. You are half way there.

    Trade that G 23 on a Glock 19, and dont look back. You can still keep & carry your S&W. I do with my model 36 classic.
    Its not that I fight the power of the dark side, more like been there, done that, was left in impressed. I had a Glock 23 gen 3 before. Traded it for the Smith 637-2, and now I traded my Taurus for another Glock 23 gen 3. I only got the Glock because it is a better gun to get the gun I want. And who wouldn't trade a Taurus snub for a glock? Glock is a great gun. I do like the trigger, and ergo is actually pretty good to me. Just that I don't like autos, and can't stand polymer in a handgun. Sure I'll probably carry it until I get it traded for the gun I want. But I won't like the gun. I do respect them for being very tough and almost revolver reliable.
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    [QUOTE=TheRevolverGuy;3335146]
    Quote Originally Posted by StormRhydr View Post
    Aint no cause to fight the power. You are half way there.

    Trade that G 23 on a Glock 19, and dont look back. You can still keep & carry your S&W. I do with my model 36 classic.

    Its not that I fight the power of the dark side, more like been there, done that, was left in impressed. I had a Glock 23 gen 3 before. Traded it for the Smith 637-2, and now I traded my Taurus for another Glock 23 gen 3. I only got the Glock because it is a better gun to get the gun I want. And who wouldn't trade a Taurus snub for a glock? Glock is a great gun. I do like the trigger, and ergo is actually pretty good to me. Just that I don't like autos, and can't stand polymer in a handgun. Sure I'll probably carry it until I get it traded for the gun I want. But I won't like the gun. I do respect them for being very tough and almost revolver reliable.
    Bet you could trade the Glock for a 642 plus cash, or maybe a Ruger SP101 straight across. They're a little harder to find, but a 4" SP101 wouldn't be a bad move IMHO.
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    Now you have one of those "plastic" pistols.
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    Now if we could just infect him with the SIGness!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SigIsTheAnswer View Post
    Now if we could just infect him with the SIGness!
    Maybe he could get a G32 barrel, and come down with the 357 SIGness.
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    If I ever did get a Glock again it would be a 31. As it is I'm trading my extra HK P30S for an HK USPc in .40 with plans to get a .357 Sig barrel for it. To the OP, you made a great trade! Swap that Glock for a Ruger or another Smith and you'll be good to go.
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    RUN!, don't walk to make that trade for a magnum. The longer the Glock is in your home, the stronger the Dark Side becomes, until it screams GOTCHA!.

    I like your plan, but I also agree that having a semi around just makes good sense. I could suggest one of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SigIsTheAnswer View Post
    Now if we could just infect him with the SIGness!
    I don't like many SIGs, but I have had my eye on a 938 if I was to get an auto to keep. As I do like the 1911 platform. But me and autos are like oil and water. I came up with autos, and my first handgun was an auto. But a while ago I had a misfortune with an auto that could have cost me dearly, when I called on the auto to save my knock, it malfunctioned. Thankfuly the situation ended in my favor but ever since then. I really stay away from autos, and just don't have the confidence in them that I do revolvers.
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