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Peetmoss
December 26, 2002, 04:21 PM
I picked up my first handgun today. Proud to say it's a Glock 19. I was in love the first time I touched it. Can't wait to take this bad boy to the range.

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Schuey2002
December 26, 2002, 04:37 PM
Welcome to the club. I've got 2 Glock 19's of my own..

One for each hand. Sort of a John Woo thing,I guess..:D

tlhelmer
December 26, 2002, 04:39 PM
Great gun. It is my carry gun for on and off duty now that I am in plainclothes.:cool:

Peetmoss
December 26, 2002, 05:36 PM
Can anyone recomend a good holster for the G19. I am thinking of probably a 4 O'clock carry posistion?

NJ3
December 26, 2002, 05:41 PM
A Glock 19 is a great choice.

For holsters try Sidearmor (http://sidearmor.net/) or Comp-tac (http://www.tcht.net/comp-tac.com/) .

NJ3
December 26, 2002, 05:43 PM
Sidearmor has a sale on some of their holsters now, BTW.

Peetmoss
December 26, 2002, 05:51 PM
Can I fire +P and or +P+ 9mm in my Gen 2 Glock 19?

Preacherman
December 26, 2002, 06:12 PM
Yep - +P or +P+ work fine in the G19. For a holster, try the Alessi Talon Plus IWB. It's my standard carry holster for the G19/23 size weapons, and I've never found a better.

Peetmoss
December 26, 2002, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the info Preacherman. I checked the manual and Glocks web site and a few other dedicated Glock sites and never found a mention of it. And I most definitly don't want to have a blown up gun with a new nickname "Lefty":D Will check out that holster straight away.

Schuey2002
December 26, 2002, 06:41 PM
Peetmoss,
And I most definitly don't want to have a blown up gun with a new nickname "Lefty"
I've been around alot of Glocks,and have yet to see one blow up.;) ;)

krept
December 26, 2002, 07:47 PM
Congrats... now, what kind of ammo are you gonna carry in it?

RustyHammer
December 26, 2002, 07:50 PM
Dark side? Did I miss something?:(

Peetmoss
December 26, 2002, 07:50 PM
Thats a good thing IMNSHO. I don't want my investment to be a useless pile of scrap metal and plastic. Cost me a Crap load of cash($545 plus tax). Supposably NIB but I highly dought it. Looks new but it's gen 2. I could have done alot better but once I held it I couldn't wait I just had to have it.

Zorro
December 27, 2002, 12:23 AM
Real Jedi use Colt 1911s.

BamBam
December 27, 2002, 02:26 AM
Peetmoss,

The Glock is a great choice!

Be prepared for a lot of flack from non-Glockers. If a Glock in Zimbabwe has a failure to feed, you can bet that someone will post it here within the hour.

Schuey2002
December 27, 2002, 06:27 AM
I could have done alot better but once I held it I couldn't wait I just had to have it.
Yeah, I've done that a few times.
That's why I've been staying away from my local "toy" dealer..:D

Nathaniel Firethorn
December 27, 2002, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by Peetmoss
Can anyone recomend a good holster for the G19. I am thinking of probably a 4 O'clock carry posistion? Sidearmor if you like Kydex. Galco if you're into leather. :D

G19 is a great sidearm.

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Nathaniel Firethorn
December 27, 2002, 07:13 AM
Originally posted by Schuey2002
Peetmoss,

I've been around alot of Glocks,and have yet to see one blow up.;) ;) Saw one G21 kB a month or two ago. Owner was handloading and had screwed up a load. :o

He fortunately didn't get any broken bones out of the deal, but he said it was like having his hand hammered on an anvil.

Moral of the story: If you handload, be careful!

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denfoote
December 27, 2002, 07:43 AM
WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE, MY SON!!

BogBabe
December 27, 2002, 08:29 AM
I predict the Glock will spoil you for anything else!

thisaway
December 27, 2002, 07:15 PM
I finally broke down and bought a G19 this year myself...I bought my G20 in 1991!

shooter.45
December 27, 2002, 07:18 PM
I am getting a G19 pick it up on tuesday. GOod luck with yours.

blades67
December 27, 2002, 07:22 PM
If you like the 19, you'll love the 20!:cool:

pale horse
December 27, 2002, 07:29 PM
Well I just turned one of my buddies to the good side he is getting a SA Milspec cause the Glock is not what he wanted.

The dark side gained and lost one..........

DeltaElite
December 27, 2002, 07:36 PM
I like the G19.
I would carry it in anything from Galco (http://www.usgalco.com) . I hate plastic holsters.
I would shoot a 115+p load out of it.

MrAcheson
December 28, 2002, 12:12 PM
Dark Side? Glock? Can you even shoot Black Powder out of a Glock? Bet it would be a bad idea with the polygonal rifling at all.

Lennyjoe
December 28, 2002, 12:58 PM
Have had a G19 for about a year now and its my primary CCW. Im a lefty and carry it in a Comp-Tac Undercover IWB and a Gould and Goodrich leather belt holster. Depending of course on the time of year.

As for loads, I shoot Winchester white box 115 gr. from Wally World for target practice and have carried Cor-bon 115 gr +P for personal protection. But since have gone to Federal Hydrashock 124 Gr +P+. Picked up a couple of boxes for pretty cheap. I am interested in the Pro Load 124 +P though. Heard alot of good things from threads on TFL and www.ammolab.com has some good intel on the performance of this ammo.

Try it all out and see what works for you.

I carry a G17 mag as an extra when I CCW just because. 2 extra rounds cant hurt right?

Peetmoss
December 28, 2002, 08:00 PM
I think the sidearmor roto holster is going to be my choice. I like my guns in plastic and my women in leather :D

Peetmoss
December 28, 2002, 08:04 PM
Same to you with yours. I shot mine for the first time yesterday and have to say I love it even more.

Peetmoss
December 28, 2002, 08:13 PM
I think the 29 might be a better suit for me. I choose the 19 in Gen 2 because if fit me very well and suited all my purposes for now. The 19 gen three didn't fit as well. The 17 gen 2 was a little too big. 9mm was the caliber of choice for me because it was cheap to shoot and a basic do all caliber in my opinion. Jack of all trades and master of none.

Peetmoss
December 28, 2002, 08:18 PM
I bought the same white box Winchester 115gr ammo for target shooting. I also bought some UMC 115gr ammo and some Winchester 147 jhp's. Just to try everything they had at Wallyworld:D

Mr. Hankey
December 29, 2002, 06:34 PM
Great choice, the 19 was my first Glock also.

I have since added the 26 and 17.

And now looking for a 17L or 34 to round out the 9mm category.

Schuey2002
December 29, 2002, 06:45 PM
Saw one G21 kB a month or two ago. Owner was handloading and had screwed up a load.

He fortunately didn't get any broken bones out of the deal, but he said it was like having his hand hammered on an anvil.

Moral of the story: If you handload, be careful!
Or, if your using a Glock,don't use handloads.

That,and it's probably a good idea to only quality factory loaded ammunition in a Glock. :) ;)

bigjim
December 29, 2002, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by BogBabe
I predict the Glock will spoil you for anything else!

naaa.... if he gets a 1911 soon he could still learn to shoot.

:D

emann
December 30, 2002, 12:13 AM
G-19's are great gun's. Perfect size too.

NEon
December 30, 2002, 03:08 PM
For holster, get a Tucker HF2.

How did it feel to get it home? Did you sit in the chair all night holding it? Did it sit by the bed at night? Did you wake glancing over at it? Enjoy!!:D

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