November 15th, 2008 07:15 AM
Woohoo Glock! Shoot it a bit and I bet you will come around
"Trust in God with hand on sword"
-Inscription on my family's coat of arms from medieval England
---Carry options: G26/MTAC, PF9/MiniTuck, PPK/Pocket, USP40/OWB---
---NOTE: I am not an expert. If I ever start acting like a know-it-all, please call me on it immediately.
November 15th, 2008 07:51 AM
The ugly duckling
I've owned a Glock 19 for about 10 years, have put about 5000 rounds through it without a hitch, and carried it at one time. Although it is a very plain looking, almost ugly gun, it does everything well that a gun should do:
- feeds, fires and ejects every time
- likes all kinds of 9mm ammo
- holds a lot of rounds (15+1)
- takes down and reassembles easily and quickly
- gives you the same trigger pull every time
- no manual safety to forget under stress
- is tough, durable and corrosion resistant
- is plenty safe if you respect the trigger
- is priced reasonably
- is accurate enough
I shot the gun at the range a couple of days ago for the first time in awhile, and was thinking to myself that maybe I should start using it more.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples' Liberty's Teeth." - George Washington
November 15th, 2008 08:07 AM
GREAT choice, allowing HER to choose HER gun, and also on her choosing the G19. GREAT GUN !!!!
November 15th, 2008 08:18 AM
I recall the jokes about "the plastic gun" back in the 80's while living in TX. I would have never thought that I would buy one. But at 1/2 the weight of my trusty 1911, and almost twice the capacity...
After a few hundred rounds, it was time for some tweaking. needed to mod the trigger pull, and lighten the recoil spring.
I have found the Glock is a superb pistol, and extremely accurate.
November 15th, 2008 09:13 AM
Tell your wife "welcome to the GLOCK Family."
Be careful, you may be next. Once you get the fever, there's only one cure..... Buy another Glock!
"Without fear there can be no Courage!"
November 15th, 2008 09:45 AM
I agree, no Glocks in the house. May cause the property values to go down. Heh, heh, heh
November 15th, 2008 10:00 AM
Congratulations on being smart enough to let your wife pick her own gun.
For what they are, Glocks aren't bad. To me, there are other guns I would rather own, but if I had to take one out of the box and use it, without breaking it in, it would be a Glock 19. In fact I only own one Glock, and it's a 19.
I still prefer my Revolvers and my 1911 though.
November 15th, 2008 11:48 AM
Never been a fan of the glocks. My first experience with one, I thought the gun was broken. Could'nt get it to fire. Then I realized you have to "row" the trigger a mile, then another 1/4mi to get it to fire. Not for me.
Fired a few since then and they are OK, I guess. Reliable if nothing else. Although, my accuracy with them is completely horrible. I'm just not a DA shooter.
Let us know whata you think of your 24/7. I absolutely love mine. Perfect fit, memory pads line up perfectly on my grip making it extremely easy to grab a point quickly and consistently. Couple that with all the "whole ball of wax" in the way of features at it's a real winner. Mine has also ran flawless for me, and the action feels fantastic. Only gripe I have is that I still need to drift the rear sight over a bit more to get it firing a bit closer to POA.
I work to buy guns. Not really, but sometimes it feels that way..
November 15th, 2008 12:36 PM
You could have done a hell of a lot worse...at least she likes it and will carry it. I can't get my wife to even touch a pistol. Personally, I love 'em. Have 3.
You'll rock, with a 357 Glock
November 15th, 2008 12:41 PM
GLOCKS are great defensive guns.
Your wife did good.
November 15th, 2008 12:48 PM
I used to own a Glock 19 until I took my wife shooting. She liked it so much that the only time I get to handle it is when I'm cleaning it after she's done shooting.
U.S. Air Force Veteran
Smith & Wesson Collectors Association Member #2262
November 15th, 2008 02:04 PM
We had a smilar experience. My hubby had what he thought was good for me picked out, and then we rented a few. I didn't like the one he had picked, but did like the Glock we rented. I bought a Glock 19 and I LOVE it. And I clean it myself, so easy!
NRA, GOA, GRNC member
"Both the oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms."
November 15th, 2008 02:07 PM
That reminds me of a post where somebody throws their glock in a dishwasher to clean it
Originally Posted by purpledragon
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
November 15th, 2008 04:13 PM
Originally Posted by TX-JB
I have both the G-26 and the G-19; What I like best is the G-26 with the G-19 barrel and, eventually, a G-19 mag with the sleeve; it is still substantially smaller than the G-19 but same performance.
Originally Posted by cmdrdredd
The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
jfl (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)
November 15th, 2008 07:47 PM
Shorter sight radius though and different balance.
Originally Posted by jfl
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Laws are restrictive but sometimes necessary to maintain a civil society. Rights are nonrestrictive but are always necessary to maintain a free society.
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