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deputy tom
12-06-2009, 15:32
I had to make a road trip last week to attend a funeral.Of all the options I had,I chose my G-17.No need to worry about rust due to weather up in the mountains,good magazine capacity,potent enough caliber,night sights.I was thinking of just pocketing a P-32 but decided on the 17 instead.tom.:cool:

Hugo R
12-24-2009, 13:42
I wish I could carry a G17 but am restricted to my G26. The G17 is just perfect for mountain carry since the longer barrel gives quality 9mm rounds just a little more uhmf than the G26 barrel. Another reason I love my G17L especially if I'm not going to worry too much about concealment.

Of course all Glocks are great in 'weather' either up in the mountains or down in the desert.

G17 is a good choice for a road trip. Always carry enough gun for the trip. At minimum I go with the G26.

HR

deputy tom
12-25-2009, 17:43
Hugo,you are right.It's that extra uhmf that I wanted.Gotta love the G-17.tom.:cool:

Hugo R
12-26-2009, 13:27
And, if the G17 is a 3rd or 4th Gen you can throw on a light which can come in very handy!

HR

deputy tom
12-26-2009, 15:20
And, if the G17 is a 3rd or 4th Gen you can throw on a light which can come in very handy!

HR

This is true.It's a 3rd gen. and I have a light.tom.:supergrin:

m4arc
12-26-2009, 15:22
Hey Hugo, why are you "restricted" to a G26? Who is placing that restriction on you? Duty weapon?

Hugo R
01-02-2010, 00:01
Yea, duty weapon. I used to be able to carry a G17 and the G26...but a couple of years ago we switched to the SIG229RDAK.:dunno: Not a bad gun, but IMHO we already had great issue guns in the G17/19 and the HKUSPC.40LEM.

The 229 is such a big and heavy gun. I so much loved carrying my G17 with the G26 as a back-up/off duty/office duty gun. The 3rd Gen G17 filled all of the issues of a good primary handgun with a light on it, great for patrol, warrant service, escort duty etc.

The 229 is ok but I sure don't like carrying it in plain clothes. Also, I've never been a big fan of the .40...if I need bigger than 9mm (which I rarely do) then I pack a .45 or a .357 Magnum. Lastly, the DAK trigger is ok for me, but I've had a hell of a time teaching it to some folks.

Anyhoo, the G26 gets carried a lot, and I mean alot. Unless I'm involved in an enforcement action, I'm packing the G26...which (unscientifically) comes out to 99.5% of the time.

If I could I would go back to the G17 as a primary handgun in a heartbeat!

HR

LarryNC
02-05-2011, 21:29
I have a good friend who is a police officer somewhere near Raleigh, NC. He told me recently that they have switched from the Glock 22 to the Glock 17. I was kind of surprised to hear that. I have never been able to warm up to the .40 S&W myself though. I wouldn't bet money, but I believe he said that their duty ammo was the Winchester Ranger 127 grain +P+. So I am sure that they are using a very good load. He told me that when he first started working there he was issued a brand new model 22 and when they made the switch he was able to buy his model 22 for a very good price.

deputy tom
02-08-2011, 18:42
Larry,I owned a Glock in .357 Sig and one in .40 S&W.Never again.I'll stick with the G-17.tom.

LarryNC
02-08-2011, 18:54
Larry,I owned a Glock in .357 Sig and one in .40 S&W.Never again.I'll stick with the G-17.tom.

Deputy Tom,

Thank you, for the reply. I feel the same way, and it is good to get confirmation. Especially from those who have experience with other calibers. Stay safe.

deputy tom
02-16-2011, 19:47
Deputy Tom,

Thank you, for the reply. I feel the same way, and it is good to get confirmation. Especially from those who have experience with other calibers. Stay safe.

Thank you Larry and you stay safe too.:wavey:

Hugo R
02-16-2011, 23:57
Hey DT, good to see you're still around!:wavey: Shot a combat steel course at work today. Shot it well with the SIG, shot it better with my 26 and then really smoked it with my old 2nd Gen G17. Thought you'd get a kick out of that.

HR:cool:

deputy tom
03-17-2011, 15:02
Hey DT, good to see you're still around!:wavey: Shot a combat steel course at work today. Shot it well with the SIG, shot it better with my 26 and then really smoked it with my old 2nd Gen G17. Thought you'd get a kick out of that.

HR:cool:

Yep,still kickin' and happy the G-17 did you well at the steel shoot.tom.:thumbsup:

ducati
03-18-2011, 07:49
The G17 is my favorite Glock.

deputy tom
03-29-2011, 18:56
The G17 is my favorite Glock.

It's the bench mark. All others will be judged by it.tom

ducati
04-12-2011, 06:54
The first Glock I ever shot was in 1988, the original G17. I purchased a G19 in 89 as an off duty gun. I have 2 G19s but I carry the G17 CCW.

Glock26z
04-25-2011, 13:34
I also carry a Glock17 ccw. Kinda hard for me to do it but it barely prints.

ptmccain
05-15-2011, 16:50
New to the forum and bought my first Glock last Fall, first handgun in fact. Glock 22c. Two months later I sold it and bought...the Glock 17, 3rd Gen. Love it. I've picked up a Glock 26 as well, so it would not be lonely.

I also have a 1911.

They all get along very nicely.

TangoFoxtrot
05-29-2011, 05:18
Good choice DT I would have taken my G17 as well, with plenty extra mags and my weapons light.

Hugo R
08-17-2011, 23:55
Yea, duty weapon. I used to be able to carry a G17 and the G26...but a couple of years ago we switched to the SIG229RDAK.:dunno:..........If I could I would go back to the G17 as a primary handgun in a heartbeat!

HR

UPDATE: Glory Hallelluja!

The Glock 17 is back in my holster at work! Well, not quite yet, still have to qual with it and get it in the books but YES, the G17 is once again authorized and hopefully my G17/G26 combo will take me into retirement!:thumbsup:

Time to get rid of that boat anchor and start carrying the Glock that started it all! Yes, I am a happy man tonight.

HR:cool:

deputy tom
08-21-2011, 19:50
Good to hear this Hugo.tom.:supergrin:

bac1023
08-24-2011, 14:10
UPDATE: Glory Hallelluja!

The Glock 17 is back in my holster at work! Well, not quite yet, still have to qual with it and get it in the books but YES, the G17 is once again authorized and hopefully my G17/G26 combo will take me into retirement!:thumbsup:

Time to get rid of that boat anchor and start carrying the Glock that started it all! Yes, I am a happy man tonight.

HR:cool:

Whatever makes you happy, I guess.

Hugo R
08-25-2011, 00:33
Whatever makes you happy, I guess.

Hmmm, I suppose many would think the 229 is a superior handgun. However, after several years of experience with that system I am not impressed. The .40 itself does nothing for me and the fact that so many of our shooters do so much better with a 9mm...

I just don't understand your aversion to Glocks, you seem to be very knowledgeable about handguns and your collection is incredible. I have been shooting for all of my life and I have been a fully certified instructor since 91. I continue to train every chance I get and teach on an almost daily basis.

If I thought the M1911 was still a viable weapons system for all to carry I would definitely teach it. However, from my years of experience I know that those that use it well train hard with it, they train a lot and are very dedicated to it.

Most agencies especially the larger agencies just do not have the time nor dedication nor the willingness to spend the time and effort to train with a system like that. When we went to the 229 with its DAK trigger I was dissapointed not so much because I would not be able to carry my G17 but because so many people would not have a choice. Since then the size, trigger, recoil and weight has caused so many problems that eventually the agency agreed with my original sentiment.

So yes, I will celebrate the ability to carry my beloved G17/G26 combo, not only because it is MY favorite carry system, but because so many people will now have a choice, several choices in fact that will fit them better and make training them easier and hopefully make their firearms experience a more positive one.

One more thing on my little rant...I have NEVER experienced more than a few malfunctions with my Glocks and very few with all of the Glocks in service with my agency. My experience with M1911's (and I did carry some for several years and still shoot them for fun) is that they are finnicky, picky, and prone to all sorts of stoppages.

JM2C and again...I LOVE your collection and enjoy your posts!:wavey:

HR:cool:

deputy tom
08-25-2011, 18:18
Don't get me wrong,I love the 1911 pistol and always have a few at hand,the G-17 is now and has been for a while my go to pistol.The 17 has higher capacity,less chance for corrosion,less chance of me crying if damaged,well you get the message.tom.:cool:

Rollinghawk
09-01-2011, 11:51
UPDATE: Glory Hallelluja!

The Glock 17 is back in my holster at work! Well, not quite yet, still have to qual with it and get it in the books but YES, the G17 is once again authorized and hopefully my G17/G26 combo will take me into retirement!:thumbsup:

Time to get rid of that boat anchor and start carrying the Glock that started it all! Yes, I am a happy man tonight.

HR:cool:

I also carry the Sig 229 .40 with the Glock 26 as a backup/off-duty. Just found out today we'll be allowed the G17 in lieu of the 229. I like the Sig too, but prefer the Glock, Sigs heavy and a little higher maintenence.

deputy tom
09-19-2011, 18:20
I also carry the Sig 229 .40 with the Glock 26 as a backup/off-duty. Just found out today we'll be allowed the G17 in lieu of the 229. I like the Sig too, but prefer the Glock, Sigs heavy and a little higher maintenence.

It's always good to have options.tom.:cool:

GroovedG19
10-04-2011, 23:03
The G17 is considerably lighter to carry than a P229 especially the rail model.I used to own a P229 in .40 and it makes a good house gun.I felt the P229 was wider and bulkier than I prefer.Plus I shoot much faster with my G17.:supergrin:

giant_pita
10-15-2011, 11:55
I recently picked up my first 17 gen 3, used at Cabela's this past year after carrying a 22 for many years. I cleaned it up a bit and it works like a charm. I am guessing that the previous owner may have been having malfunctions with it because the extractor depressor plunger assembly was pretty much "glued" in place with a combination of residue, oil and gunk. Simple fix and it works fine now.

I have been told that Glock makes limited runs of 17L's and 24's from time to time. Anyone know the secret to getting one, other than extreme luck?

deputy tom
10-31-2011, 18:59
With the weather taking a turn last week I've begun to EDC my model 17 again.Sure is a comforting feeling.tom.:cool:

deputy tom
12-01-2011, 16:53
Twenty four days until Christmas.I hope all of the Founder's Club members and their families have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.tom.

Rollinghawk
12-04-2011, 19:56
Twenty four days until Christmas.I hope all of the Founder's Club members and their families have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.tom.

Amen to that!

gordonfactor
12-23-2011, 22:02
I have a factory refurbished 2nd gen G17. To me, it is the best combat 9mm pistol. I've owned and or shot Sigs, Berettas, S&W 's, Springfields. They are great guns no doubt but if I had to go to war tomorrow, the Glock is my choice.

In my opinion, the 2nd Gen Glock 9mm's are what have Glock their reputation.

gordonfactor
12-23-2011, 22:19
Happy Holidays from my example of plastic perfection to yours.

4 std 17 round mags and a 31 round mag.

Peace through superior firepower!

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deputy tom
01-18-2012, 19:19
Happy Holidays from my example of plastic perfection to yours.

4 std 17 round mags and a 31 round mag.

Peace through superior firepower!

Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine

That is a beauty.tom.:wavey:

AgentM79
01-28-2012, 17:51
I had to make a road trip last week to attend a funeral.Of all the options I had,I chose my G-17.No need to worry about rust due to weather up in the mountains,good magazine capacity,potent enough caliber,night sights.I was thinking of just pocketing a P-32 but decided on the 17 instead.tom.:cool:

I'm a fan of the G17/KT32 combo, and utilize it several times a week OTJ. Other times, I carry my G26.

deputy tom
02-22-2012, 11:47
I'm a fan of the G17/KT32 combo, and utilize it several times a week OTJ. Other times, I carry my G26.

Good choices. tom.:cool:

deputy tom
04-01-2012, 14:53
Giddy up! Let's keep the Founders Club going.tom.:wavey:

Hugo R
04-21-2012, 10:05
UPDATE: Yep, the revolution is on at work. I have so many applications to carry the G26 and a few for G17 that I'm behind on processing. Next week I'm spending as much time as possible getting these folks into their new G26's.

The G17 is restricted to a certain class of user so I'm not getting as many applications however, they are starting to roll in. Interesting fact is, many of the applicants are smaller statured folks who have been having a real hard time with the 229, however some of the others who are applying are some of the better shooters who shoot perfect or near perfect scores with their 229's but prefer the size, weight and reliability of the G17.

Yesterday I carried my G2G17 'into the fray' and felt so darn good about it. After a successful operation I went to the range and fired about 150 rounds and was as impressed as I was on day one. One of the other guys shooting his G3G17 stated that shooting our course of fire with the G17 is almost cheating.:supergrin:

I never did turn in my 229. I keep it for instructional purposes only. The agency is totally committed to the .40. If you master the trigger (as with any gun) it does shoot very well and I rarely shoot anything other than perfect scores with it. However, the bulk the weight, having to keep it wet and the trigger all serve to remind me how happy and appreciative I am of being able to carry my G2G17/G3G26 combination for real world ops.

Hope you're all having a great day and carrying the one that founded it all!

HR:cool:

deputy tom
04-24-2012, 10:23
Good report Hugo. I'm glad everyone is getting the choice.tom.:cool:

DonGlock26
05-20-2012, 19:38
Good report Hugo. I'm glad everyone is getting the choice.tom.:cool:

Ditto! :beer:


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Hugo R
05-27-2012, 10:00
Winter is long gone, but the weather here even in late spring has remained cool. Cool enough to wear this...

http://i45.tinypic.com/t5ly53.jpg

Best of both worlds!:supergrin:

HR:cool:

Kikoman
05-27-2012, 10:52
Hugo, I also turned in my 229. Although it did shoot well I hated carrying it. I also carried my 26 99% of the time. I am happy to report I recently put my Gen 4 17 into service. I began my career in 1998 carrying the 17 and I hope to end my career with the plastic fantastic.

Hugo R
05-31-2012, 23:52
Awesome Kikoman, I started a very long time ago (78) when the M1911 and the wheel gun were king. My first LE issue was a SWM10 with the 4" bull barrel.

We have come a long way since then. I am due for retirement in the next two to three years. I too plan on ending my watch with the Combat Tupperware!

HR:cool:

deputy tom
06-05-2012, 07:25
Winter is long gone, but the weather here even in late spring has remained cool. Cool enough to wear this...

http://i45.tinypic.com/t5ly53.jpg

Best of both worlds!:supergrin:

HR:cool:

:perfect10: tom.

Hugo R
06-10-2012, 10:47
Work EDC:

Obviously, if I know I'm going to a gun fight I take the M4 along but otherwise.....

http://i46.tinypic.com/vmsqyv.jpg

HR:cool:

deputy tom
07-07-2012, 09:39
Work EDC:

Obviously, if I know I'm going to a gun fight I take the M4 along but otherwise.....

http://i46.tinypic.com/vmsqyv.jpg

HR:cool:

Nice looking trio Hugo. tom.:wavey:

+1 on the M4.:cool:

Hugo R
11-02-2012, 21:51
Well the weather is cooling and soon I'll be able to carry the double rig again. Went to the rang today and fired our course. I shot it as fast as I could. Here's the result.

http://i48.tinypic.com/1zog613.jpg

A Flyer:dunno: Well the old man is not what he used to be! However, I think I can still do pretty good if and when the balloon goes up or the chips are down:embarassed:

The old G2G17 just keep chugging along. I have no idea anymore how many rounds I've fired through her, probably 60K or more.

Anyway, just wanted to update you all!

HR:cool:

G36shooter
11-05-2012, 18:30
I have 8 GLOCKS, my newest is a gen2 17 (LE-trade-in) 1996 vintage, this has become my IDPA gun, perfection, yes.

Hugo R
11-05-2012, 18:38
You know I shot the G3G17 my daughter now has in IDPA but when she took it over I starting shooting the old 2GG17 and found that the scores did not really change either way.

I actually like the grip better because at the end of the day the finger grooves on the G3 always squeezed my fingers a way the 2nd gen does not. I'm not as fatigued after a day of 2 or 3 hundred rounds.

Anyway G36shooter, congrats and I'm sure you'll enjoy that G2G17 for many years to come!

HR:cool:

deputy tom
12-23-2012, 07:16
Two days from Christmas again! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the Founder's Club members and their families. tom.:tree:

Hugo R
02-20-2013, 19:15
Update:

Looks like the G17 Revolution at work has hits new heights! Tomorrow they will roll out the announcement that the G17 has been approved for ALL personnel.

Previously it was not allowed for uniformed personnel as a primary handgun. Starting tomorrow ALL personnel will be allowed to carry a G17.

I can only imagine the amount of requests that will be coming through my office...and I for one welcome it!:thumbsup:

HR:cool:

Hugo R
03-01-2013, 00:14
Today my G26 broke! Yes indeed, it broke. I think maybe the RSA is old and needs replacing. We've been shooting GDHP 124gr. +P and after 100 rounds today it stopped extracting every two or three rounds.

I took the slide apart and replaced all of the slide springs but to no avail. I didn't have an RSA handy until late this afternoon and didn't have a chance to test fire so.............

I'm carry the ol' G17 as a primary again!:thumbsup:

HR:cool:

deputy tom
03-11-2013, 12:02
Today my G26 broke! Yes indeed, it broke. I think maybe the RSA is old and needs replacing. We've been shooting GDHP 124gr. +P and after 100 rounds today it stopped extracting every two or three rounds.

I took the slide apart and replaced all of the slide springs but to no avail. I didn't have an RSA handy until late this afternoon and didn't have a chance to test fire so.............

I'm carry the ol' G17 as a primary again!:thumbsup:

HR:cool:

Sorry to hear about your 26. Thank goodness you have the 17. tom.

Hugo R
03-12-2013, 16:36
The 26 has been back at Altoona for a week and they haven't called me yet to let me know whats what. Ya know...I don't feel all that uncomfortable with my old G17 and last week I was schooling a young guy on his brand new 3rd Gen G17 (pig nose and all) and my old gal just kept showing up that new 3rd genner:supergrin:

I've been carrying her in my Galco SSII rig but if the weather keeps getting warmer (supposed to get up to 82 tomorrow) I'm going to have to start carrying her on the hip.

We'll see how that goes.

HR:cool:

deputy tom
11-23-2013, 14:16
Thanksgiving is a few days away. I got out the 17 again today. Good carry gun for the weather (mid thirties). It's been on the cooler side for the last few weeks. tom. :wavey:

Hugo R
12-12-2013, 18:14
Hey Tom, I just shot the 17 for a qual yesterday and dragged out my double Jackass Rig. Yep, the weather is perfect for the old war horse!

HR:cool:

C6vetter
12-12-2013, 21:52
you should chill out, Tom! The dead dude's not likely to mess with you unless he was infected with the dreaded Zombie virus!!! :whistling:

deputy tom
12-13-2013, 05:28
Hey Tom, I just shot the 17 for a qual yesterday and dragged out my double Jackass Rig. Yep, the weather is perfect for the old war horse!

HR:cool:

Excellent! Merry Christmas Buddy. tom.

Hugo R
01-03-2014, 13:45
Driving from LA to Tucson at midnight tonight. Double Jackass with 2nd Gen G17 and G26 will be on duty! Happy New Year folks!

HR:cool:

deputy tom
01-03-2014, 20:17
Driving from LA to Tucson at midnight tonight. Double Jackass with 2nd Gen G17 and G26 will be on duty! Happy New Year folks!

HR:cool:

Be careful. tom. :wavey:

PhoenixTacSolutions
01-03-2014, 23:33
2nd Generation Glock 17 is my favorite handgun as well.



The old G2G17 just keep chugging along. I have no idea anymore how many rounds I've fired through her, probably 60K or more.

Anyway, just wanted to update you all!

HR:cool:

deputy tom
01-04-2014, 17:20
2nd Generation Glock 17 is my favorite handgun as well.

The G 17 second gen is a fine pistol. tom. :thumbsup:

Hugo R
01-06-2014, 18:03
Going to Tucson one more time (to finalize a property purchase) this week. That will be three trips in a little under two weeks.

I showed my G17 to my father in law and he wants to go shoot it out at the property I'm purchasing. I'm taking some WWB 115gr. and some Winchester Ranger 147gr.

He's an older gentleman stuck using a walker now days but he still likes his guns. I'm thinking he's going to enjoy the old workhorse.

BTW, its 78F here in SoCal today. Hope ya'all are staying warm!

HR:cool:

deputy tom
01-06-2014, 19:11
Going to Tucson one more time (to finalize a property purchase) this week. That will be three trips in a little under two weeks.

I showed my G17 to my father in law and he wants to go shoot it out at the property I'm purchasing. I'm taking some WWB 115gr. and some Winchester Ranger 147gr.

He's an older gentleman stuck using a walker now days but he still likes his guns. I'm thinking he's going to enjoy the old workhorse.

BTW, its 78F here in SoCal today. Hope ya'all are staying warm!

HR:cool:

Thanks for the update. It's -1 degree right now going down to -11 over night with a high of -1 tomorrow. Quite chilly near the bay window and downright bone chilling all day. Should warm up to the 20s on Wednesday. tom. :cold:

Hugo R
01-13-2014, 19:11
So I bought some property out there, 2 and a half acres adjecent to my father in laws. Together, that makes about 10 all total.

I made a little back stop in a natural wash and he fired my old 2nd Gen G17. He loved it. Says its probably too late for him to get used to not having a 'safety' on the gun but he agreed that for defense it pretty much beats out anything else he's ever shot.

We were using some American Arms 115gr. ball, so the recoil was very soft. Once I loaded her up with 124gr.+P GDHP and fired a few rounds he was impressed and wanted to shoot her again.

We had a great time. Next time we go out I'll try and get some pics.

Funny thing is, he really didn't like my 26, says the grip just wasn't right. But he loved the 17. He carries a Taurus snubby. Go figure.

He's so old school he won't carry a round in the chamber over the hammer. I explained the transfer bar won't allow the gun to go off without pulling the trigger...but he's set in his ways I guess.

All in all it was a great trip and I can't wait to go back in March.

HR:cool:

deputy tom
01-14-2014, 15:51
Great report. I'm glad things are working out well. tom. :thumbsup:

Concorde
02-11-2014, 16:29
I have 10 other handguns, but just got my first Glock yesterday, a G17 Gen 4. I've have already done a detailed strip, did the "25 cent" trigger component polish job, and put in a 3.5 lb connector.

I like it.

deputy tom
02-16-2014, 13:28
I have 10 other handguns, but just got my first Glock yesterday, a G17 Gen 4. I've have already done a detailed strip, did the "25 cent" trigger component polish job, and put in a 3.5 lb connector.

I like it.

Congrats and welcome to the club. tom. :welcome:

Hugo R
05-18-2014, 14:06
Hey guys!

Just a quick update to tell ya that I shot an all steel challenge match in Pomona, CA this last Thursday. I used my Gen 3 G17 and she performed admirably.

I had my venerable Gen 2 there just in case but she was not needed. The old man shot well and my four man team ended in a respectable 13th out of 30 teams.

I had a great time and my only regret is I would have loved to stay for the man on man elimination matches so my G17 could have shown up a lot of S&W M&P Pro's and the Glock 34 boys.

Just love shooting the G17!

HR:cool:

deputy tom
05-20-2014, 15:36
Excellent news Hugo. tom. :thumbsup:

glockandgroovin'
05-20-2014, 18:39
I carried my 17 today along with a 31 round magazine..

Hugo R
05-24-2014, 11:47
I carry a G18 mag with my in a bag when I go to work. Did you actually carry the mag on your person? I don't know how I could possibly do that...:dunno:

Also, I'll be shooting another match (IDPA style law enforcement fund raiser for Baker to Vegas) on Monday. I'll let you guys know how I do!

HR:cool:

deputy tom
05-31-2014, 15:17
I carry a G18 mag with my in a bag when I go to work. Did you actually carry the mag on your person? I don't know how I could possibly do that...:dunno:

Also, I'll be shooting another match (IDPA style law enforcement fund raiser for Baker to Vegas) on Monday. I'll let you guys know how I do!

HR:cool:

We're waiting on your report. I hope it is good. tom. :wavey:

Hugo R
08-29-2014, 14:49
Hey guys!

Been a while. Never did shoot that IDPA match but I've shot a couple of LE IDPA style matches since and the old 2nd Gen G17 keeps on doing great.

Qualified yesterday. I only have one more to go before retirement. Here's a pic of the G17 & G26 qual targets:

http://i61.tinypic.com/15he793.jpg

We KNOW the guns can shoot and the old man is still doing his part!

HR:cool: