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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by g5reality, Mar 8, 2007.

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  1. g5reality

    g5reality member

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    I love Glocks
    Fullsize
    Glock 17 9MM
    Glock 22 40SW
    Glock 31 357 SIG
    Glock 20 10MM
    Glock 21 45 ACP
    Glock 37 45 GAP
    Compact
    Glock 19 9MM
    Glock 23 40SW
    Glock 32 357 SIG
    Glock 29 10MM
    Glock 30 45 ACP
    Glock 38 45 GAP
    Sub Compact
    Glock 26 9MM
    Glock 27 40SW
    Glock 33 357 SIG
    Glock 36 45 ACP
    Glock 39 45 GAP
    Practical/Tactical
    Glock 34 9MM
    Glock 35 40SW
    Glock 17L 9MM
    Glock 24 40

    I hope every Glock owner will come and share their best stories, pics, and advice for Glock Pistols.

    Ya Know we're even pitched by the man himself:
    TEAM GLOCK "Gunny Approved" R. Lee Ermey
     

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  2. jfernett119

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    I just bought my first, a Glock 22 and have a question. Mine seems to shoot low. I have heard many people say they all do this. Is this true or is it me?
     
  3. Greg8098

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    Hey!!!, I wanna join. Do I have enough Glocks yet, or should I get more :p .
     
  4. .cheese.

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    A Glock fan here.

    I wasn't happy with customer service the other day when I got yelled at as being "Paranoid" because I didn't like that my brand new mag with my second 22 had a "Restricted LE/GOVT Only" stamp on it. I told them that no matter whether it is illegal nowadays or not I don't care. I want civilian unstamped mags like my other 30 or 40.

    Anyways, I own 2 Glock 22's, a 23, and a 27.

    The first 22, 23, and 27 are all outfitted with internal Lasermax units and TruGlo TFO sights (you gotta love them).

    The 27 also has +cap grip/mag extensions, but that's just for the added capacity. I didn't buy them like some because they find the short grip uncomfortable.

    The second 22 is brand new, waiting to be fired at the range. Everything is stock. I'm sure it will be great as well though and will likely get the "star" treatment soon too.

    I'm also looking at getting a second 27. I carry the current 27 as my EDC gun, and want a second to have just in case.

    I shoot very well with my Glocks, and love the fact that I've never had any type of failure. It's such a difference from the other guns I've owned. I remember failures galore and thinking, "How will I ever know if this could be relied on in a life/death situation?!"

    Well - with a Glock - you know. It is there for you. It is ready for action, and you don't want to be on the receiving end of a Glock doing its job. ;)

    I LOVE my Glocks.

    Sure they aren't the most beautifully crafted gun ever, but it's a gun. A tool. Would you rather have an unattractive power-drill that works every time with precision, or an incredibly sexy power-drill that half the time won't power-up? You get the point.

    As for the poster who said his 22 is shooting low. Keep practicing and clean it every time. Try other ammo as well.

    I find my Glocks work best with 165 grain .40's. I use 165 grain WWB for range use and 165 grain Speer Gold Dot for defensive use.

    You can't go wrong with a Glock. Whenever anybody asks for a relatively low priced pistol that is reliable and won't jam - the answer I always say is, "Go for a Glock, you won't regret it."

    I actually have a regret - and that is that I didn't start off with a Glock like somebody told me to do.

    I started shooting with a 340PD, and while I got good with it, the bullets jumping the crimp finally ticked me off. I also had a Kahr PM9 which was a jammomatic despite 2 trips to the factory, and I had a Keltec P3AT which was horrible when I first bought it, and after a trip to the factory it was fine, but I still didn't feel I could trust it so I sold it (and all the other guns I mentioned).

    For pistols, I will be sticking with Glock. I might be buying a nice 1911 in .40 to have as a family heirloom (pass it down to my kids one day).... something elegant (there's a thread on that right now in autoloaders) and I might try a Kahr MK40 to have as a pocket pistol.... but other than that, it's all Glock. :)
     
  5. universal

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    No, it is not true, and yes, it is most likely you. Shooting low often is because you are anticipating the shot. Are you shooting straight down or down and to the left?

    Oh, and by the way, I am in. I have owned and carried a Glock 22, Glock 27, Glock 19, Glock 35, and Glock 17.
     
  6. jfernett119

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    Yep
     
  7. universal

    universal Guest

    What most likely is happening is that you are anticipating the shot and, without noticing it, you flinch and thereby "dip" the gun down slightly, causing you to fire low. The best way to train to prevent this is to get some dummy rounds and bring a friend to the range. Have the friend load up your magazines, throwing in a dummy round here and there. This way you will not know when the gun will fire and when it will not. Have your friend watch and tell you if you dip the gun when you get to a dummy round. The key is to not anticipate the shot and almost be surprised when it goes off. This works very well for precision shooting.

    I hope this helps.
     
  8. jfernett119

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    I will try that. Thanks universal.
     
  9. strat81

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    G26 owner

    My first and only Glock so far is G26. It is my daily CCW piece with the standard 10-rd mag. The reload for it is a 10+2 Pearce. The nightstand has a G19 mag w/ grip adapter. I also have 2 extra G19 mags and a G18 (33-rd!) mag for the range. It has the NY1 trigger, night sights, and extended slide release.

    Holsters for it include a DeSantis Mini-Slide, DeSantis Apache ankle rig, Galco Cop Slide, and a cheapo Uncle Mike's IWB. I carry Hornady TAP FPD 124gr ammo. (Black ammo for a black gun?)

    My fiance says its ugly and out of proportion. Got the 26 because I do not know if I am professional enough to carry a fo-tay. :D
     
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  10. g5reality

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    Welcome New Members

    Welcome:

    strat81: I just bought a 26 to go along with my 19
    jfernett119: good advice. Shooting low is anticipation
    universal: Any pictures of the family?
    TheEconomist: Welcome
    Greg8098: Nice, Any pictures of the family?, How do you like the .357?
     
  11. BADUNAME13

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    Might well 'come out of the Closet'
    Well, after resisting for quite a while It seems like I will remain a Glock owner.
    I've got a couple Glock 19's.

    It started when I would find all these 17's and 19's for $300. I'd buy them, shoot them for awhile, and sell them for $100 or $150 more.
    Then I bought a buncha mags for the 2nd AWB.... it just didn't seem right not to have a gun to go with them... so I bought a Sub 2000.

    And some kinda way I got tricked into taking a Glock 19 to Tactical Responses fighting pistol. (With the XS sites, GREAT at close range, but I am STILL not convinced at longer range.)

    Despite people calling me the Antichrist (It seems I can make Glocks that have never jamed jam, just by being around them, even if I'm not shooting them)

    I must admit they are cheap to shoot and easy to clean, and sometimes I find myself pulling one out for this reason...

    But the biggest thing they have done is make me haveto have a light rail... so they helped bring about my Kimber Warrior. So I guess I've got to cut Glocks a little slack.
     
  12. GunNut

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    I'll join, i've owned around 30 different Glocks over the years, but currently am down to only three.

    But I can see that changing again for the better.:D
     
  13. aguyindallas

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    I am sooooooooo in.

    I started 2006 never owning a Glock. I have 9 in my stable now. Here is a pic of me and Gaston at SHOT and also one of me and The Gunny at SHOT.

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  14. CountGlockula

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    Glock 35 in OD Green with Surefires...and soft drink.

    Here, here. Yes SIR!!!

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  15. universal

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    aguyindallas, awesome pictures!

    g5reality, sorry, no pictures. I only own the 17 now.
     
  16. Bulldog500

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    Nude photos of my Glock 22 on a red velvet blanket.

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  17. mattw

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    HAHA! Look at Gunny's cover! Never seen one like that!
     
  18. Sistema1927

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    OK, I'm in, but I won't be checking back for pics. (A Glock is a Glock, is a Glock.)

    G17
    G26

    Kind of boring, but they always go BANG when I pull the trigger, and never go BANG when I don't.
     
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    Carrying this Second Generation G17 one at this momment in a Gould & Goodrich shoulder holster...
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    I thinking about getting a 17L...but, all I find have the ported barrel. :(
     
  20. whatbrick

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    I only have a Glock 21, but have the conversion parts for 10mm and .22lr. If I were to get another it would be a G29 because I have fallen for the 10. I pick the Glock over my other handguns because it's so reliable it's boring and it's a snap to maintain.

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  21. g5reality

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    Question About Glocks

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    I tried to register on glocktalk.com but they won't let me...something about "you may not register on this site with an open proxy connection". I have no idea what that means.

    Here is my question for all of the Glock fans on THR. I'm used to having external safeties either on my 1911, Beretta 92, and Ruger P90 and MkI. I would like to get a Glock because they are so simple and reliable but how do I get comfortable with carrying one loaded without worrying about something snagging the trigger. I hear a lot about ND's or AD's when reholstering because sometimes we all have little brain lapses and aren't paying enough attention. Sometimes I'll grab a gun and stick it in my pocket or waistband. Can this be safely done with a Glock? I imagine this has been covered before but I'm fairly new here and haven't had time to search all the threads.

    Thank you.
     
  22. magsnubby

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    I own five, a 17, 23, 26, 27 and a 30. The lack of a thumb safety has never bothered me. Just keep the finger (same as with any other firearm) away from the trigger and watch what you are doing when holstering (same as any other handgun) it. I'm in the process of thining out my collection so i'm only going to keep one Glock, a couple of other autos and a few wheelguns. They're all great guns, But most of them are safe queens, some of them haven't been shot in two or three years, so i just decided i was going to sell off what i never use and use the money to start building my '58 Chevy stepside.

    It ain't easy picking just one. But it looks like it will most likely be the 23 with an AA .22 conversion kit and an aftermarket 9mm barrel.
     
  23. Glockfan.45

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    I thought I was a member already.

    In my safe at the moment (all third generation except for the 21)
    Glock 19
    Glock 22
    Glock 21
    Glock 30
    and perhaps one day a Glock 20.

    Glockfan.45 hating XDs since I first laid eyes on the ugly bastards :evil: .
     
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    I have owned several Glocks over the years - 23, 21, 36 - but never warmed up much to them...Then, I picked up a 2 tone G19 and have become a fan :cool:

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