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.40 Cal Comparison

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by miamivicedade, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Member

    Jun 14, 2011
    There ya go.

    For one, they proof at the factory.

    Secondly, I've noticed more wear at the end of barrels, especially those with a flared muzzle, out of battery with the tilting design.

    Even so, doesn't hurt a thing. You can't see it when you're shooting, and you most likely put a lil oil on the barrel anyway, so you're fine!
  2. miamivicedade

    miamivicedade Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Thanks Mustard. Appreciate it.
  3. ku4hx

    ku4hx Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    This is not mine and if I had recorded the source I'd cite it here. I found this on a now forgotten forum (a Glock forum obviously); maybe some of you know of it. Whether or not you believe all of it or none of it, I think the author made a number of valid points even if your gun of choice is not a Glock.
    *Stop obsessing over every little scratch, mark, and imagined flaw.
    *Yes, the last few rounds are difficult to load, and can make it difficult to chamber the first round. You should have muscles, use them.
    *Yes, many GLOCK pistols will scratch/dent the spent cases, it's normal. Stop freaking out.
    *Dry firing your GLOCK is absolutely fine, unless you hit the 8,000,000 mark, you're not going to damage your pistol. And you might actually learn a thing or two about trigger control.
    *Pig-nose is perfectly normal, forget about it, stop obsessing.
    *You're gonna shoot low and left, learn trigger control, and try a slimmer pistol/grip if you need to. It will take time, stop obsessing.
    *Magazines bulge when fully loaded, stop freaking out about it.
    *Unless the pistol is actually malfunctioning, the only problems are in your head.
    *Whatever quality JHP you can find is fine. There is no uber psycho-shock ammo that will turn your GLOCK into a single shot man-vaporizor. All service caliber pistols are terrible at stopping threats. Stop obsessing over ammo selection and learn to shoot, then buy a rifle or shotgun.
    *+P, ++P+, -P+Q=R ammo is fine. Whatever you can find should work.
    *Yes, the ejector on 9MM GLOCKs are supposed to be bent that way, don't be a dumbass and try and bend it straight.
    *Tennifer IS NOT the black/grey finish you see, it's impregnated into the metal underneath. Stop freaking out over finish wear, it happens.
    *DO NOT RECHAMBER ROUNDS REPEATEDLY. This will cause set backs.
    *Just because you can't stop yourself from rechambering the same round repeatedly, and the bullet sets-back until it is almost not visible, and then that round starts failing to feed/cycle, DOES NOT MEAN your GLOCK pistol is defective.
    *There is absolutely NOTHING you can start a thread over, that hasn't already been done a bazillion times. Use the search function.
    *There is no need to replace your pistols barrel/springs/mags/etc. until they fail. And if you just leave your pistol alone and just shoot it, I can almost gaurantee you that nothing will ever break. Most problems with GLOCK pistols are created by owners that can't just leave them stock.
    *Leaving your magazines loaded WILL NOT CAUSE DAMAGE to the springs. Load them and leave them the hell alone. And if you carry your pistol, load it and leave it alone. Don't un-chamber/re-chamber the same round 15 times a day as you come and go from home. You should know why by now.
    *Yes, there is supposed to be a metallic noise when you shake your GLOCK, it's the firing pin. Nothing's broken, quit freaking out.
    *Whatever lube you can find will be great. Engine oil, crisco, WD40, butt sweat, it doesn't matter.

    Look noobs, we were all new shooters at one time. We understand the excitement and joy, and remember when we too would take out our newly purchased first GLOCK pistols and obsess and play with them like we were kids on Christmas. Relax. Calm down. The more you muck around with them, knowing absolutely nothing about what you're doing, the better the chances are you're going to have problems.

    REPOMAN Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    I like the Glock..... Here have some Kool-Aid while you're thinking it over.... LOL....:D
  5. P-Dog

    P-Dog Member

    Dec 20, 2009
    Southeast Idaho
    My 2 cents ... I shoot an XD and love it. I was just talking to a Local Gun shop yesterday and he was showing me the FN your deciding on. He has one ... loves it. Said the same thing as one of the replies above, low bore axis, reduced felt recoil, sight on target is easier to maintain. I personally don't have a glock simply because it doesn't fit my hand well. But I know lots who do and they are lifers on Glock ... kind of a Chevy vs. Ford thing. But I may pick up an FN ... felt really good in hand, dig the 3 mags.
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