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Glockfan.45
April 8, 2007, 07:04 AM
Glockfan no longer..........well not really. I have no grudge against Glock but I have reached a point in my collection where I feel the need to thin things out a little. At the moment of posting this I own 4 Glocks, and the plan is to go to just one.

Glock 30 - It was my primary carry piece when I lived in Minnesota. It has been a great little pistol, but I dont have any need for compacts now that I have been forced to move back to the P.R.I. I have a Springer Mil-Spec for my .45 fix now. I never shot the 30 very well anyway.

Glock 21 - Once again it was a cold weather carry piece (and it takes a big jacket to hide). I shot it well but just dont have any need for two .45's so it goes as well.

Glock 22 - Honestly I just never felt at one with this gun. I know people will snicker when I say that my SW40VE is now my lone .40S&W. I passed the 1,500 round mark with the Sigma this week and to date have had zero malfuntions of any sort with it. It feels better to my hand, and after my little trigger fix I shoot it better than the G22.

Glock-19 This is IMHO the best product in Glocks line up. I have come to really love this pistol so it shall become my lone Glock.

My safe was getting crowded with guns I rarely shoot, and having guns collecting dust really bugs me. Does anybody else get that way at times? I sold off one of two AK's a little while ago, as well as a Kimber. I also plan on selling the AR-10 (.308 is just too freaking expensive) as well as another AR that rarely sees any use. I plan to invest some of the money into a new ACOG that I have been lusting after, but never wanted to spend the dough on. The rest will go towards buying as much 5.56 as I can get my grubby little hands on, or perhaps a Delta Elite if I find one in decent shape at a good price.

So my big question is would I be justified to call myself Glockfan.45 any longer, or should I request a name change (open to suggestions if so)?

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distra
April 8, 2007, 07:42 AM
Glock, I'm truely sorry you have to live the Kingdom of Daley. :( :barf: I too try to shoot my firearms as much as time will allow. I'll take multiples to the range even if I can only get a few mags through them. Keep the G30 and G21 then you can still be Gfan4.5. ;) Good luck and hopefully you can live in a free state again soon.

wizard of oz
April 8, 2007, 07:53 AM
i was going to suggest getting a g34 to go with the g19....

agree with the g19 for carry but really think g34 is the best glock.

of course then you'd have to be glockfan9.

krimmie
April 8, 2007, 07:54 AM
You can still be Glockfan without owning four. Heck I'm an NFL football fan and don't even own 1 team!

wally
April 8, 2007, 09:57 AM
Of the few guns I've sold/traded, I've always regretted it afterwards with the lone exception of trading an early Taurus PT92 with the heel mag release for the next model PT92 with the traditional thumb mag release location -- improved model removed the only negative feature from the model I had so it was a worthwhile upgrade. Although now that I'm as much collector as shooter, it'd be nice to also have the older model, so maybe I'll end up regretting this one too in a few more years. :(


IMHO, unless you need the money, buy another safe, or put them in storage, when selling a used Glock you have to compete with factory refurbished police trade ins.

--wally.

Edit: Here's a tip that lets you make a little more room in your safe for handguns. You can buy magnetic "hooks" that have magnets strong enough to hold a 2lb+ handgun when attached to the side of the safe. I was able to add space for 8 handguns by using the walls behind the rifle barrels -- perfect for guns you don't shoot a lot as it is kind of a PITA to get them since a couple rifles have to be removed/replaced. The hand guns I shoot most frequently are hung from cup hooks (raided my wife's stash) screwed into the shelf so they hang between the rifle barrels.

Rembrandt
April 8, 2007, 10:26 AM
Reminds me of the NFL player that had a large team logo & name tatooed on his back....then got traded to another franchise.

....perhaps a more generic name reflecting your personality rather than current firearm preferences....

Sundles
April 8, 2007, 11:48 AM
Glock fan,

Im old. One of the benefits of being old is experience. I promise that if you keep some of those guns you were once interested in, the day will come that you are again interested in those guns. Life goes full circle several times in the course of one life time.

I find myself going back and regaining interest in guns that I have not touched in over 15 years and when that time comes, I'm very glad I still have those guns.

countryrebel
April 8, 2007, 03:08 PM
Glock 19 is just the right size,Mine is a 23c,shoots better than my old 22 and 27.

Cosmoline
April 8, 2007, 03:35 PM
My safe was getting crowded with guns I rarely shoot, and having guns collecting dust really bugs me. Does anybody else get that way at times?

Absolutely. I get itchy if I have too many firearms stowed. I like to keep my max number small enough to carry on me all at once. Otherwise they turn into a nuisance that needs to be protected and worried about instead of fun, useful tools. Also, for a decade now I've been reselling firearms in order to buy and try new ones. I've owned well over 100, probably closer to 200 or 250 at this point, but no more than six at a time. I regret selling a few of them, but mostly because I didn't get enough money for them. There are a few I'm looking to get again, but the thrill of the hunt is something you just don't get if it's only a matter of pulling them out of the gun safe.

Have you tried wheelguns or single action revolvers? Might be a good time to get some experience in something new and different.

KONY
April 8, 2007, 03:50 PM
Glock-19 This is IMHO the best product in Glocks line up. I have come to really love this pistol so it shall become my lone Glock.


This is the only Glock I own right now (and probably will ever own) so I am glad to hear you say this.

Moreover, I agree with Cosmoline, you need to get a wheelgun if you do not own one yet. I highly recommend the 686 (L-frame). Go down to the K-frame or J-frame if carry is likely or move up to the N-frame if strictly a range gun. Just my 2 cents.

glockman19
April 8, 2007, 04:47 PM
Incase you can't tell by my screenname I'm a huge fan of Glocks, the 19 being my favorite. I have a Glock 26 and probably won't get another. Keep the Glock 19 it's the best gun Glock has made in addition to the 17.

I'm collecting Kimbers, Colts and Springfields in 1911 now and love .45's in the .40 caliber I'll get an HK or Sig.

Keep the name Glockfan.45, Glockman19 is taken and Glockfan19 is kinda close to mine.

shooter1
April 8, 2007, 06:51 PM
Who cares? It's only a screen name------------:confused:
str1

Glockfan.45
April 8, 2007, 08:05 PM
Glock, I'm truely sorry you have to live the Kingdom of Daley.
Thanks for your sympathy and rest assured I plan on moving out of this disgusting state ASAP. At least California has nice weather to justify living there.

IMHO, unless you need the money, buy another safe, or put them in storage.

No money isnt a factor space is. I dont really have room for a second safe (I have no closet left after sticking my Knox in there).

Have you tried wheelguns or single action revolvers? Might be a good time to get some experience in something new and different.

Yup I have a taurus 65 and its all the wheelgun I need. I just never got into revolvers. Although I have been kicking around the idea of getting a BP repo to play with.

Who cares? It's only a screen name

While your probably right, I would feel rather silly having the name Glockfan.45 while owning only one Glock in 9mm. Honestly this post was more or less me ruminating to settle on a course of action for trimming down the collection.

TallPine
April 8, 2007, 08:40 PM
It's a progressive condition that you have ... pretty soon you'll be shooting Vaqueros and Blackhawks and then 1851 Colt cap&ball ... :p

SoCalShooter
April 8, 2007, 09:16 PM
Glockfan if you are at all interested in selling any of them I would definetly be interested in the GLOCK 30.

10-Ring
April 8, 2007, 09:19 PM
Hey, if it's time to thin the herd, good luck! Just hope you don't go & try to buy them back down the road when your 'needs' change ;)
I do agree w/ you that the G19 is the nicest firearm in the Glock line up! :cool:

wally
April 8, 2007, 11:26 PM
There are a few I'm looking to get again, but the thrill of the hunt is something you just don't get if it's only a matter of pulling them out of the gun safe.

Getting guns in and out of my safe gives you the thrill of a Chinese puzzle and can be quite a hunt to find the one :)

--wally.

MikePGS
April 9, 2007, 12:33 AM
You can still be a glock fan even if you only own one glock. If you sell the rest though shoot me a PM if you don't mind:)

jlh26oo
April 9, 2007, 12:36 AM
Yoooouu'll be back. :neener:

pete f
April 9, 2007, 01:00 AM
May I ask why you left the land of opportunity and freedom to move to Daleygrad? If you are committed to working in Chicago, there are lots of people who live in Wisc or Ind and commute.

WeedWhacker
April 9, 2007, 01:31 AM
It's a progressive condition that you have ... pretty soon you'll be shooting Vaqueros and Blackhawks and then 1851 Colt cap&ball ...

... yup, you called it. :/

(I still own and like Glocks for many reasons, but have come to appreciate several aspects of wheelguns and have recently acquired a repro Remington 1858 Navy... >.< It's a terminal condition.)

Glockfan.45
April 9, 2007, 10:48 AM
May I ask why you left the land of opportunity and freedom to move to Daleygrad? If you are committed to working in Chicago, there are lots of people who live in Wisc or Ind and commute.

The move was work related (I have lived in 3 states over the last 4 years with this job). My only real option for leaving the state at the moment is to move across the river to Missouri. Since I move alot I rent, and renting in Missouri is far more expensive than Illinois. Taxes are much higher as well, plus the daily commute would be quite the PITA. The only thing I would gain would be a MO CCW (and I rarely go to MO for anything) so it just isnt worth the trouble.

Blackadder
April 9, 2007, 11:51 AM
I've bought a Glock 20...twice. The last one, I swore I would never sell because the day will come when I wish I had it (usually the first day of deer season).

I just sold a G29 because my skinny butt couldn't pull off using it as a CCW. That said, I have no problems with people selling stuff if they get the itch. It's cyclical, and you might buy one again. The good thing about buying one a second time is that you are pretty sure that you really need to make space for it in your safe before you get it.

So, if you're hell-bent on selling them off, I'd say keep the 19. I have a G19 as well and just ordered a G32 (same size). 15 rds. of easily obtainable ammunition in a concealable, functional platform makes for the PERFECT bug-out gun, even if you never carry it to the range.

CountGlockula
April 9, 2007, 12:44 PM
I'll take the G22 if you don't mind. PM me. Hook a brutha up!

DomMega
April 9, 2007, 02:00 PM
Haha, California is only good for the women and the weather and I've had enough of both. I'm planning to move to Arizona at some point this year because I'm sick of California and the laws of idiocy in this state regarding firearms and firearm carry.

It is good to hear however that your favorite Glock is the Glock 19, I'm actually going to be purchasing one of those in the next few days along with a S&W 442 Airweight. Although I'm seriously debating getting a compensated Glock just because I've always wanted one. It can end up being my most accurate firearm I own, even more so than my .45 Para.

Either way, a name change is hardly needed. You're still a fan of the Glock, just because you don't have four doesn't mean you don't like them.

Lonestar.45
April 9, 2007, 05:58 PM
I would not be selling off AK's or AR's at the moment with the potential for a future democratic controlled executive branch, as well as the congress. Matter of fact, I'm BUYING those now where before I had no interest.

That said, sure, you're still a Glockfan. You don't have to own a boatload to be a fan. I'd like to know what else is in your collection that you have to sell them for space reasons though. Rifles, I could see running out of space, but pistols? As for snatching up a bunch of 5.56, good luck, your $ won't go very far in this current market, but I guess in a year or two we'll all be crying about the good ole' days of $300 cases of 5.56 and you'll be feeling good about your pile!

DMK
April 9, 2007, 07:50 PM
just dont have any need for two .45's I was right with you until you said that.

Sacrilege! :scrutiny:

Glockfan.45
April 10, 2007, 06:38 AM
I would not be selling off AK's or AR's at the moment with the potential for a future democratic controlled executive branch, as well as the congress. Matter of fact, I'm BUYING those now where before I had no interest.


That thought doesnt factor in the sale. I promise you if another AWB comes along they will ban transfer (the big loophole they missed the last time). That will make my EBRs worthless for resale. I am quite happy with the one AK, and the one I sold was not a very good specimen. I plan to go down to just two ARs. The Colt which I would never sell, and my Bushmaster/Stag build. I can only shoot one at a time and the other two just never get used so I would rather turn them into cash and something useful (ACOG and a bunch of ammo).

just dont have any need for two .45's

I was right with you until you said that.


Dont worry I decided to keep the G21. To everybody interested in the rest they all have local buyers (friends/family) already interested. What is left will soon be listed here in the trading post.

gandog56
April 10, 2007, 11:49 PM
308 is just too freaking expensive

Have you ever considered reloading?

gopguy
April 11, 2007, 12:32 PM
Let me see if I have this straight. You have 4 Glocks, and you want to reduce that to just one...and your handle is Glockfan:scrutiny: We have to find serious help for you.;)

Heck son, I have a dozen of them and have no intention of lowering my Glock count,and I am not a big Glock fan. Honestly I prefer 1911s and Browning High Powers. Nevertheless where it comes to Glocks, I like them. I view them as the Jeep of pistols. Tough beasts, they work, but don't give much pride in ownership due to their flat out ugliness. Never the less I would not sell any of mine. Glockfan, we are all friends here. I am sure we can all chip in and get some serious couch time for you before it is too late..:D .

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