I have gone to..the GLOCK side.


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Warhawk83
February 9, 2010, 08:09 PM
Well, this afternoon I finally bought a Glock. I'm about to take my CCW class and my wife and I only had one small pistol, an LCP. I bought a Glock 27 at Academy for $529.99. It is the UGLIEST gun I have ever held in my hand, but it is small enough to CCW and the trigger is nice. I should be getting to shoot it tomorrow.

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A1Fiddler
February 9, 2010, 08:14 PM
Haha, congrats. I don't know what you used to shoot, but the trigger on Glocks sucks. Get a 3.5# connector and 6# trigger spring and it'll clean it up real nice. That was the first thing I did to my 21.

KellyTTE
February 9, 2010, 08:29 PM
Welcome. We have cookies and koolaid.

REAPER4206969
February 9, 2010, 08:58 PM
Excellent...

NMGonzo
February 9, 2010, 09:48 PM
and you did not break the bank!

Aka Zero
February 9, 2010, 09:50 PM
I like my 26. Oddly I like it in hand more than the larger offerings.

And the triggers do smooth up nice, easy to do too.

colorado_handgunner
February 9, 2010, 09:58 PM
welcome, i am a new convert myself.

buck00
February 9, 2010, 10:30 PM
I love Glock.

The G27 conceals well. ;)

Airburst
February 9, 2010, 10:36 PM
I've gone back and forth over the glock fence. I'm back now, with a 19 and 21. :D

Nick5182
February 9, 2010, 10:42 PM
So, you finally gave in to Glock...now here's where you gotta be really careful....and believe me, no matter what your first impression with Glock is, they always grow on you...



...and welcome to the club!

ninemm
February 9, 2010, 10:58 PM
Congrats on the purchase!

I just recently went and rented a Glock 19. It was the first gun I have ever fired and it was pretty great. I first held the XD9, M&P9 and the Glock before deciding which to rent. Even though I wanted to love the XD, the Glock just felt better in my hand. I think I will be buying one in the near future. :D

Taurus_9mm
February 9, 2010, 11:37 PM
Congratulations! I just recently picked up a G22 and am extremely pleased with my purchase. Now I just need a Lone Wolf conversion barrel so I can shoot .357 Sig as well.

Warhawk83
February 10, 2010, 12:30 PM
I handled my Sigma and the G27 quite a bit last night. Just comparing. I have to say, the quality difference is night and day. It feels so much more solid and the fitment is SO much better. I'm going to the range today and will provide pics of the targets. I think I'll be more accurate.

Question on the trigger mods, does the reliability remain the same with Glock?

hawk45
February 10, 2010, 01:21 PM
If it is going to be your CCW gun.. I would leave it stock and learn to shoot it as is. If you move on to target or competition you can upgrade parts. Glocks work when not fooled with.. if you start changing aftermarket parts, that when malfunctions can happen. Just my .02. I do recommend doing the 10cent trigger job though.. it's basically just polishing the internals lightly to get less friction. Great gun and I know there will be more in your future.. welcome to the club.

A1Fiddler
February 10, 2010, 01:38 PM
As far as the trigger jobs, I can't see a new connector doing any harm. It's a very simple piece of metal. If you're super paranoid, you can stick with the stock trigger spring, but I've never heard of any breaking. Now I agree, when you start changing parts, things start breaking, but with these 2 trigger parts specifically, I don't see any issues.

I highly recommend against the $.10 trigger job. I've heard of bad things happening if you don't really know what you're doing. Granted, there are people who have successfully performed it and are happy with it. It just depends on what you're comfortable with. I trust my Glock with my life, and would never change anything that made me feel differently. A Glock factory 3.5# connector I'm comfortable with. Custom modifications to my trigger assembly I'm not. That's me.

Research, research, research.. Then decide what you want to do with the trigger.

1911austin
February 10, 2010, 01:40 PM
You chose well. The G27 makes a very nice carry weapon.

Fiv3r
February 10, 2010, 01:47 PM
I was never a fan of Glock. They were ugly, they had no soul, and they fit my hand like a brick.

Then I handled a G36. It was light, it was slim, it was simple, it fit my hand, and it belched out a really big bullet:evil: I was hooked.

Revolvers and steel framed .45's are romantic and deadly. I love mine, I really do. However, there is something to be said about an all business polymer pistol.

You can shoot it dirty, drop it, scratch it, drop it in a creek, lose it and not really feel the pang of marring a gorgeous piece of work like a nice revolver or tricked out 1911.

Glocks are tools with faces that only a Gaston could love, but they work.

LeontheProfessional
February 10, 2010, 01:54 PM
You can't go wrong with a Glock. My first handgun was a Glock 22 and my second a G27. I have been very happy with both decisions.

W.E.G.
February 10, 2010, 02:01 PM
I think recoil in the stock G27 is a bit harsh.

You will probably want to add the floorplate extension if you plan on shooting more than one or two mags.

Here is the vid that explains how to get the floorplate off without making you want to break something.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJq_gYUPqQU

The "applying (adequate) pressure to the sides of the magazine tube" can be easier said than done - especially the very first you work on a new mag.
The GTUL is a real godsend for those truly stubborn floorplates.
http://www.mygtul.com/

Vid on how the GTUL works
(Heed the safety glasses warning - especially when RE-ASSEMBLING the mag. I have a couple dents in the cabinet, where I thought the floorplate had begun to engage, but it let go, FIRING that spring support harder than I thought possible.)
http://www.mygtul.com/video.php

LeontheProfessional
February 10, 2010, 02:06 PM
The floorplate extensions are ok but I have found that they do not really matter to me. I can shoot just as well without one and I don't really notice the recoil as being that bad.

possum
February 10, 2010, 03:03 PM
congrats on the new purchase. you can't go wrong with a glock, it will serve you well.

bwsmith2850
February 10, 2010, 06:38 PM
Welcome to the dark side. You'll be surprised by how well it shoots.

I got converted in the academy. Those ugly things do nothing but shoot straight and absorb abuse. I have a G27 that I have carried since 1997 and it just keeps working. I did have to put a finger rest on the standard magazines to shoot it well, I couldn't stand having my little finger unsupported. (A problem I have with all small gripped guns) If you have smaller hands it might not be a problem for you. the finger rests, backstrap plug, and a set of night sights is all I have had done to mine.

c5367
February 10, 2010, 08:30 PM
the 3.5 Ghost connector with 6# trigger spring is great. I've put those on all the Glocks I've owned. I keep waiting for them to fail, since I'm told any modification will instantly turn them into a paper weights, but nothing so far. It's actually better than the stock configuration with its standard striker spring, I've had a few light primer strike/FTF with that.

Japle
February 10, 2010, 08:34 PM
I've been carrying a G19 daily and shooting it in IDPA matches for several years. Unlike some of the more conservative posters, I've done the "25 cent trigger job", swapped connectors and springs and installed a Lone Wolf "Ulitmate Trigger Stop" which is the best thing you can do to a Glock.
I shoot this gun a lot and I've had no problems.

I also like the TFO sights.

I consider concealability highly overrated and use a G17 mag with the spacer to make it fit the G19.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y145/Japle/Guns/G19w17mag.jpg

meanmotorscooter
February 10, 2010, 09:31 PM
Excellent. . .

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doublebarrel12
February 10, 2010, 11:09 PM
Yeah, welcome to the club!! I have carried a glock 27 for 4 years, with the grip extension and plug as my preference. The plug keeps the lint out and helps with mag changes, the grip extension isn't mandatory but makes it fit my hand like a glove. I have had people tell me they are ugly but I never heard the fashion police were on scene in a bad situation. Some people like fords, some chevy's and some dodge.. It is all different strokes for different folks!

Warhawk83
February 11, 2010, 12:24 AM
:)

I went to the range this afternoon and I am thrilled with this gun. I started at 5 yards and went to 7 (training for ccw class), I can group 5 shots into about the size of an orange. That is MUCH better than with the sigma or lcp,after a whole lot fewer rounds as well. It took me a while to get half decent on the sigma. The FIRST shot with this gun at 7 yards was half the face of a penny off of the bullseye. I LOVE it !!!!!!!!!!
Just ordered the grip channel insert. :)

W.E.G.
February 11, 2010, 01:21 AM
I have had people tell me they are ugly...

Remember, pretty guns are the ones you show to your friends.

Ugly guns are the ones you show to your enemies.

harmon rabb
February 11, 2010, 06:28 AM
a glock is like an ugly girl who is great in bed, an excellent cook, and who never complains. you overlook her appearance due to her other qualities :o

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
February 11, 2010, 11:24 AM
I have gone to..the GLOCK side.

Very sorry to hear this. Good news is, there's a ready market for them when you decide to upgrade. :p When I was Glock nut, many many moons ago, the 27 I had was an impressive piece of small package firepower, so good choice, relatively speaking.

Remember, pretty guns are the ones you show to your friends.

Ugly guns are the ones you show to your enemies.

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This I like. :)

smoothdraw
February 11, 2010, 03:12 PM
My 1st gun is an HK USP. Sold it and get my 1st 1911. Been a 1911 person eversince now with handfull. Then there's a Gen 4 Glock 17 that actually fits now my hand. It's an ugly looking gun but with a lot of history and good reputation. Plus being a Georgia based company, I know now what will be my next birthday gift for myself.

Enachos
February 11, 2010, 05:22 PM
Congrats! You won't be dissapointed! I'm actually scared to venture outside of glock lol

Skillet
February 11, 2010, 05:41 PM
haha i laugh.

The Glock side

and

The 1911 side

or

The plastic (polymer) side

and

The metal side

A1Fiddler
February 11, 2010, 06:30 PM
haha i laugh.

The Glock side

and

The 1911 side

or

The plastic (polymer) side

and

The metal side

Are you actually suggesting that people can own BOTH a polymer AND an metal framed gun!? :what:

KellyTTE
February 11, 2010, 06:32 PM
*pours on the gas*

I think that he's suggesting that someone might actually WANT to own a metal relic gun. :D

DERGLOCKINMEISTER
February 11, 2010, 07:05 PM
Welcome and let the second guessing crowd begin ! You should have bought this or you would have been happier with that or Ka boom conspiracy guys who knew a guy who's dentists next door neighbors best man at his second cousins greek wedding that had a friend from work who overheard that all Glocks blow up with a certain kind of ammo . Relax , enjoy one of the nicest handguns made , and shoot and shoot and shoot ..........

CYANIDEGENOCIDE
February 11, 2010, 07:33 PM
I hate glocks, wretched plastic things. If it wasn't for the reliability and weight savings, capacity and durability....well maybe they aren't that bad

LeontheProfessional
February 11, 2010, 08:02 PM
I really find it hard to buy anything else. Just wish Glock made a .22lr that was sold in the US:(. I think my next hand gun will be a G19 due to the more inexpensive ammo. Every time I tell a friend what I am getting they always say. Another One? Well they just don't get it yet, they will see;).

doublebarrel12
February 11, 2010, 08:57 PM
Remember, pretty guns are the ones you show to your friends.

Ugly guns are the ones you show to your enemies.
I like that post W.E.G... I'll remember that next time someone says that!!

bds
February 12, 2010, 03:58 AM
Warhawk83: I have gone to..the GLOCK side.

Welcome to the Glock club! I actually like metal guns too ... :D Come to think of it, I like anything that sends lead down the barrel with a bang.

FYI, I do an annual Glock cleaning similar to this (Glock disassembly tool helps): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No4SA6v6xjE&feature=fvw

http://www.topglock.com/DisplayPic.aspx?PIC=143789

Bubba613
February 12, 2010, 04:28 AM
I've been carrying an early Model 17. The things are so easy to shoot and so reliable I don't know why everyone doesnt carry one.
And I leave mine bone stock. If it aint broke, don't fix it.

ZionistInfidel
February 12, 2010, 10:42 AM
Did you hit your head?

Retired Cav Scout
February 14, 2010, 09:44 PM
For me it was a toss up between a M&P9 and a G19, well I bought them both LOL, both are great pistols.

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