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Old 02-20-2013, 12:08   #51
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For those of us that were early GLOCK adopters, did anyone else used to pull the slide off the frame and hand the frame to someone unfamiliar with the gun and see the look in their eyes at how light it was?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:10   #52
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For those of us that were early GLOCK adopters, did anyone else used to pull the slide off the frame and hand the frame to someone unfamiliar with the gun and see the look in their eyes at how light it was?
Haha... yep... I still do that to my 1911 buddies... I actually took it apart and tossed it to one once!

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:15   #53
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With a Glock I know in my heart that when I pull the trigger, it WILL fire.
That comforts me.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:27   #54
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lots of reasons. most notably hickok45's advocacy of them. and the fact that it can be really helpful to carry, shoot, and know the intricacies of one of the most widely available platforms.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:44   #55
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Mine was the gen4 grip texture and reduced dimensions. I had always handled glocks at my lgs with intrigue but never bought one because my hands just didn't seem big enough for the grip, and they seemed to smooth like I could lose my grip if I had sweaty hands. Then the gen4's came out and when I picked one up it was all down hill from there. Now I have bought 4 of them.
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Old 02-20-2013, 13:11   #56
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2004..I had a S&W Sigma 9mm...Went to shoot with my step father..Shot his G19...it has never been the same since..!! Got rid of my Sigma and 4006 and now have 6 Glocks...And more to come..!!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 13:17   #57
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I read everything I could about current handguns in '97 from the experts and after a time, bought what I concluded was the best bet according to my needs and perceptions. I wanted a good all-around gun. Maybe the only pistol I would ever own. That was a used Glock 19. I own 7 Glocks now, am hooked, and am currently carrying a Gen 4 19 today...
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Old 02-20-2013, 13:19   #58
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Holding a Glock 23 did it for me. Always liked Glocks but had never owned one until I got my hands on a gen 4 23 in FDE. Fits like a glove. Also a sharp looking pistol and man does this thing shoot straight! I can't find target ammo fast enough for this thing. Love it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 13:36   #59
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With a Glock I know ..... that when I pull the trigger, it WILL fire.
That comforts me.

Pretty much what Raider Dana says. I traded a Colt semi auto for my first Glock in about yr 2000 because I wanted a gun that always would go bang, not jam, etc. I've been pretty happy with my Glocks since then.


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Old 02-20-2013, 18:36   #60
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Old 02-20-2013, 18:45   #61
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Yeehaw, huh! Love playing with 10mm... of course the pig in my avatar didn't like my 10mm....
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Old 02-20-2013, 19:05   #62
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Saw a video (on VHS btw, not sure the year, but the 80's I think) on the Glock. They dropped it in a stream or something, fished it out and continued to engage a target.

The first time I saw it, I thought it looked like a black euro lego brick....It was beautiful. I fell in love with it immediately.

I have a Glock 23 and a 19c. Bought a .357 sig barrel for the 23, and been having a great time.

It is dependable, easy to clean, service and carry. Very accurate and a pleasure to use.
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Old 02-20-2013, 19:07   #63
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The Gen4 sold me. When you're a left handed person living a right handed world and a company offers a reliable firearm used by many and makes it lefty-friendly, you sold me on it.

I do try and shoot em alot and they feel good anyways.
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Old 02-20-2013, 19:21   #64
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The Gen4 sold me. When you're a left handed person living a right handed world and a company offers a reliable firearm used by many and makes it lefty-friendly, you sold me on it.

I do try and shoot em alot and they feel good anyways.
Seconded. Lefty here as well, flipped the magazine release the first day. So far no BTF with my gen4 23.
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Old 02-20-2013, 19:25   #65
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I wanted a reliable gun right out of the box that was near rustproof. my first was a G23 in 08, then in 09 a G27, and today I bought a G30sf. maybe one day a 19 for a range gun.
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Old 02-20-2013, 19:41   #66
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Old 02-20-2013, 19:44   #67
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for me it was after carrying my wife's G27 and realizing how nice it was to carry something that compact, and trustworthy. I own an FNP 45 which is quite large to conceal. And my wife is showing more interest in carrying her 27 more often, so I purchased a G30 Saturday and thing it is the best thing since sliced bread. The only thing I may have slipped on is I hear the G30 gen 4 allows for the magazine release to be installed on the opposite side, appeasing us left handed shooters? I am so used to releasing the mag with my left middle finger that it really doesn't bother me at all.
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Old 02-20-2013, 21:23   #68
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Old 02-20-2013, 21:36   #69
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Old 02-20-2013, 22:37   #70
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I started out with the XD-9, a great gun by all means but I moved on to a Kahr K9. While I never sell the Kahr, the XD was gathering cobb webs. Recently my g/f got into shooting (she already owns an LCR and an SR22) and she wanted to rent a G26. She loved it and so did I. While the 26 is a little small for me, I started checking out the G19 and decided I needed one.

However if I had to point to one thing, it would be the trigger reset.
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Old 02-20-2013, 22:41   #71
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Cant go wrong with a 19 or a 26. There ahs been some issues with the gen4s, so my advice is try and get a gen3. They are still being made.
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Old 02-20-2013, 22:48   #72
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They work and are hard to break - plus easy to detial strip and clean..if you shoot a lot this is an important feature...
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Old 02-20-2013, 22:49   #73
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Cant go wrong with a 19 or a 26. There ahs been some issues with the gen4s, so my advice is try and get a gen3. They are still being made.

That's exactly what we did, I ordered a G26 for her and a G19 for me, both Gen 3. I was initially leaning towards Gen 4 for the simple reason that she is left handed however Gen 4 Glocks are impossible find in these parts. No LGS I could find would even accept an order/wait list.

I found a G19, they said that they could get a G26 pretty quick, I called the g/f who indicated that the mag release was not a big deal so I jumped on them. Pick them up Friday.
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Old 02-20-2013, 23:00   #74
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Cool! You will enjoy them!
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Old 02-20-2013, 23:33   #75
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I found a NIB Gen3 G19 just before the craze at a price I just could not pass up. I got on the bandwagon then and will get off just as soon as it sells. Any future Glock I may buy will only be a clean, used Gen2 G19.
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