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I have gone to..the GLOCK side.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Warhawk83, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Warhawk83

    Warhawk83 Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. A1Fiddler

    A1Fiddler Member

    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.
  3. KellyTTE

    KellyTTE Well-Known Member

    Welcome. We have cookies and koolaid.
  4. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

  5. NMGonzo

    NMGonzo Well-Known Member

    and you did not break the bank!
  6. Aka Zero

    Aka Zero Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. colorado_handgunner

    colorado_handgunner Well-Known Member

    welcome, i am a new convert myself.
  8. buck00

    buck00 Well-Known Member

    I love Glock.

    The G27 conceals well. ;)
  9. Airburst

    Airburst Well-Known Member

    I've gone back and forth over the glock fence. I'm back now, with a 19 and 21. :D
  10. Nick5182

    Nick5182 Well-Known Member

    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!
  11. ninemm

    ninemm Active Member

    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
  12. Taurus_9mm

    Taurus_9mm Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Warhawk83

    Warhawk83 Well-Known Member

    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?
  14. hawk45

    hawk45 Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. A1Fiddler

    A1Fiddler Member

    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.
  16. 1911austin

    1911austin Well-Known Member

    You chose well. The G27 makes a very nice carry weapon.
  17. Fiv3r

    Fiv3r Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. LeontheProfessional

    LeontheProfessional Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    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.

    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.

    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.)
  20. LeontheProfessional

    LeontheProfessional Well-Known Member

    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.

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