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Here is some interesting info from Glockfaq.com, a site you should visit:
Glock 17 Pro
Available only in Finland, the Glock 17 Pro has some unique features not found on any other Glocks. It's a standard 3rd gen Glock 17 plus:
Maritime spring cups
3.5 lb connector
Extended slide lever
Glock night sights (TriLux OEM)
Glock extended barrel w/ threads
Plus 2 magazine extension
Recontoured magazine release
All parts Glock factory installed and the G17 Pro cost only $80 more than a standard G17.
What's new from Glock?
While Glock hasn't announced any new guns, they do have a few new features and products coming out very soon (some of them may already be available by the time you read this).
Glock Night Sights
Glock is now making their own night sights. They are purchasing the tritium tubes from another manufacturer and embedding them into a set of steel sights. Reports indicate that they glow very brightly in the dark and feature white rings that give an excellent daytime sight picture as well. The cost is around $57.00. The only potential drawback to the sights is that the front sight is staked on rather than screwed on. This may require a special tool to remove the front sight without damaging it in the process. The Glock night sights are shown in the 2002 Glock Autopistols/Glock Annual and have already appeared on some new Glocks.
Optional Internal Lock
The Glock lock is another item featured in the 2002 Glock Autopistols/Glock Annual. The system resides in the hollow backstrap and comes with two keys. When locked, the magazine release and slide still function but the trigger does not. This allows the gun to be loaded or unloaded while it is locked.
The Glock light was displayed at the 2002 Shot Show. It slides onto any rail equipped Glock much like the M3 light that is available today.
Another item that debuted at the 2002 Shot Show is the new Glock box. This box is foamed lined, lockable, and will be used for all new Glocks sometime later this year
Loaded Chamber Indicator
To comply with the ever-tightening gun laws of some states, Glock has added a loaded chamber indicator to all models. The indicator is simply a re-shaped extractor that sticks out from the side of the slide when a round is in the chamber.
Why should I buy a Glock instead of a HK/Sig/1911/Beretta?
This is a question I get asked a lot. The truth is, I can't tell you what gun you should buy because I don't know what your requirements are. Glocks are not the best gun for every purpose. I can, however, tell you why I chose a Glock: reliability, durability, simplicity, trigger action, no manual safety, availability of parts & accessories and the GSSF.
Reliability - A well cared-for Glock is absolutely 100% reliable and I am comfortable trusting my life to one.
Durability - Glocks will go on and on and on and on. There's no way I could wear one out in my lifetime.
Simplicity - It's the only semi-automatic handgun that is simple enough for me to work on. I have no gunsmithing training but I can completely take apart my Glock and replace any part in it. Try that with a HK or 1911.
Trigger action - Glock has the same trigger pull every time, all the time. No switching from double action to single action, no de-cocking.
No manual safety - This means less complication when drawing and firing and no question about whether the gun is on safe or off safe.
Availability of parts and accessories - There are at least 5 web sites where I can order every single replacement part for any Glock, and literally hundreds of sites to shop for holsters, barrels, magazines and competition accessories. Try that with a Sig or Beretta.
GSSF - The Glock Sport Shooting Foundation is a simple, fun sport that provides a level playing field for all competitors and awards great prizes to all classes of shooters. As if that's not enough, there are factory armorers at every match who will fix any problem with your Glock and replace any parts for free.
Those are the reasons I chose to go with Glock and I'm 100% certain that I made the right choice. There are some additional benefits to the Glock that are important to others and may be a factor in your decision:
Safety (4 separate safeties)
Reputation (used by police and military around the world)
Light weight (frame and other parts made of polymer)
High capacity (10 .45 rounds in a subcompact, 17 9mm rounds in a full-size)
Price (significantly less than a 1911, HK or Sig)
Originally posted by ChuteTheMall
The male author was responding to a woman who accidentally walked into the men's restroom):
Please don't feel bad. It wasn't you entering the men's washroom that caused that guy to pee on the guy next to him. Hell, we do that all the time. It's rare for us guys to ever hit what were aiming for. Sometimes I go into the washroom, start to pee, and then just start spinning around; just so I'll make sure I hit something.
You see, something you ladies should understand by now is that men's p*n*ses have a mind of their own. A guy can go into a bathroom stall because all the urinals are being used, take perfect aim at the toilet, and his p*n*s will still manage to piss all over the roll of toilet paper, down his left pant leg, and onto his shoe. I'm telling 'ya those little buggers can't be trusted.
After being married 28 years my wife has me trained. I'm no longer allowed to pee like a man - standing up. I am required to sit down and pee. She has convinced me that this is a small price to pay. Otherwise if she had gone to the toilet one more time at night and either sat on a pee-soaked toilet seat, or fell right into the toilet because I forgot to put the seat down, she was going to kill me in my sleep.
Now another thing us guys don't usually like to talk about, but because you and I have become such good friends and you think I'm a classy guy, I might as well be candid with you because it's a real problem, and you ladies need to be understanding. It's the dreaded "morning wood".
Most mornings us guys wake up with two things. A tremendous desire to pee, and a p*n*s so hard you could cut diamonds with it. Well, no matter how hard you try, you can't get that thing to bend, and if it don't bend you can't aim, well hell, if you can't aim you have no choice but to piss all over the wallpaper and that damn fuzzy toilet seat cover you women insist on putting on the toilet.
And by the way, when you use those damn fuzzy toilet seat covers, the toilet seat won't stay up by itself. So that means we have to use one hand to hold up the toilet seat and the other hand to try to control ourselves for that perfect aim.
Now sometimes, when you're newly married, (and I know the guys in here will back me up on this) you think you can get the toilet seat with that damn fuzzy thing to stay up. You jam it back and compress that fuzzy thing until the seat stays there. OK, so you start to pee, but then that compressed fuzzy starts to decompress and without warning that damn toilet seat comes flying down and tries to whack off your weenie.
So us guys will not lift a toilet seat with a fuzzy, it's just not safe. I tried to delicately explain this morning situation to my wife. I told her... look, it won't bend. She said, "sit down like I told you to do all the rest of the time." OK. I tried sitting down on the toilet with "morning wood".
Well it's is very hard to get it bent under the toilet seat, and before I could manage it, I had pissed all over the bath towels hanging on the wall across the room. Now, even if you are sitting down and you can get it forced down under the toilet seat, when you start to pee the pee shoots out from the crack between the bottom of the toilet seat and the top of the bowl. You piss all over the back of your knees and it runs down the back of our legs on to that damn matching fuzzy horseshoe rug you keep putting on the floor in front of the toilet.
I have found the only effective maneuver to deal with this morning urinary dilemma is to assume the flying superman position laying over the toilet seat.
This takes a great deal of practice, perfect balance, and split time precision but it's the only sure way to get all the pee in the bowl during the first morning pee.
So you ladies have to understand that us men are not totally to blame. We are sensitive to your concerns about hygiene and bathroom cleanliness, but there are times when things just get beyond our control.
It's not our fault, it's just Mother Nature. Now, if it was Father Nature, there wouldn't have been a problem.
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