My first Glock.

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    My first Glock.

    Okay, I've been a diehard 1911 shooter for years so this was sort of a shock to my system. Lately it seems that carrying the Mil-Spec all day has really been wearing me out and after a day at the range my back would be screaming from absorbing all the recoil (medical problems).

    I drove out to my local gun shop yesterday to handle a G19 and check prices. Talked to the owner and the only one he had in stock was a brown frame, not bad looking at all but not what I expected. I've bought about ten handguns from him over the years so he said he'd make me a deal if I wanted it. The thing fit my grip perfectly and pointed 100% naturally - BIG difference from the 30, 36 and 10mm's I'd checked out last time! He knocked off about $40 so I went ahead and put it on layaway.

    I've really never had anything against Glocks in general, just never found one that felt good in my hands ... until yesterday. I plan on adding a set of Tru-glo TFO night sights when it comes home and then stocking up on ammo and spare mags. I expect this will quickly become my primary carry weapon.

    To all my fellow 1911 fanatics, I'm keeping my Mil-Spec as a home defense weapon along with my Mossbergs. Still prefer the .45 but necessity dictates I switch to a polymer 9mm for carry. BTW, this is all that Brommeland guy's fault - he talked me into it so ... blame him! (Thanks buddy!)
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    Congrats on the new shoot-iron...er...space-aged...er...the thingy that goes boom!

    I, too, like my 1911...but...there is a time and place for XD, Glock, etc. I find that follow up shots with the G-26 are about like I can do with my 1911...once I got used to the trigger reset point. It's every bit as accurate, at least in my hands, as the 1911, too.

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    Here's a divine revelation for you: a complete set of spare parts (everything but barrel, slide and frame) for the 19 will cost about $85, with a bit of shopping. For the 1911, heh, heh.....BTDT!

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    Congrats! A Glock 19 is a great handgun.

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    Congrats on becoming a Glock owner. I have several and the G19 is a GOOD one. You made a wise choice.

    Welcome to the GLOCK family.

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    Good choice on a fine weapon. I own one as well. Although, I'm surprised that you did not like the 30. I recently aquired one and it feels great in my hand. It is the only Glock that I own that I did not put Hogue grips on.
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    Good choice! You said it was a "brown" one...did you mean OD green? I have a G22 in OD green and absolutely LOVE IT!!!

    Actually, I'll probably never own another black Glock...except for a 2nd Generation G23...if I ever find one!

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    GED, I need to consolidate to either second or third generation myself. So, if you want to trade a 3rd gen for my second, I'll be happy to do it.
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    Good choice in the 19 there. I love mine but it gets rarely carried due to the new BHP and Kahr TP-9, but I still love my 19 for IDPA (its a natural for that sport) and it served me well as a duty weapon for a couple years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_Four View Post
    GED, I need to consolidate to either second or third generation myself. So, if you want to trade a 3rd gen for my second, I'll be happy to do it.
    You got a 2nd Gen G23? Really? What part of OK are you in?

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    The Stillwater area, I'm in the OKC area often.

    It is in good shape other than some significant holster wear. The slide needs to be refinished.
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    I just bought a G26. My first Glock as well and it looks like I may be hooked.

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    The G19 is one of my favorite CCW pistols. Small in size, holds lots of ammo and mondanely reliable.

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    Welcome to the dark side. You will like it here.
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    just dont let any of the nonsence go to your head from those guys at glocktalk.com
    Hang on I saw this in a movie one time..................:flamethrowingsmiley for idpa match video click here http://www.youtube.com/v/-P3L4XfmWOg or http://www.youtube.com/v/cBkz7uZEzYs

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