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Old 04-06-2013, 17:06   #126
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I ordered my G20 a week before I joined. First hand info on 10MM is hard to come by.
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Old 04-06-2013, 17:28   #127
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The price & the reliability of Glock firearms... Still the best gun for the money IMHO.

I own 3, g26, g19, & g21
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Old 04-06-2013, 18:46   #128
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I wanted a sub compact for concealed carry. I had my mind made up on a Springfield XD 40 cal. But as I've read here earlier I tend to over research things when I make a purchase. I have always disliked Glocks. Didn't want a "plastic" pistol. So I did all the online research starting with the Springfield branching out to the S&W M&P, but they were always compared to the Glock. So, of course I had to understand why this was. After extensive research I decided to go to a local range and rent and shoot a couple of Glocks. After all the research and a few hours shooting the 27, 36 and 30 I now own the 30. No frills, exceptionally well made self defense weapon!

P.S. I'm now a major Glock fan! The 30 is about the nicest gun I've ever shot. And I own a few handguns.

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Old 04-06-2013, 22:14   #129
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My Very First

Was a Glock 35 Gen 4. I gave it a lot of thought and decided that 9mm was to wimpish for me so I settled on .40 as my standard caliber for any pistols that I purchase. No regrets.
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Old 04-07-2013, 00:00   #130
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In 1991 I was in the market for a wondernine pistol. I wanted the H&K P7M13, but it was over $1000. Based on many magazine articles my other favorites were the Glock 17, S&W 5926 (frame decocker) and the Sig 226.

I couldn't seem to come across the 5926 at local shops. I did find the G17 and the 226 at Wal-Mart. Loved the feel of the 226, but it had a stamped sheet steel slide. My Ruger Mk II had a stamped sheet steel frame and would rust if I thought about drinking a glass of water, so the Sig was out. I called Glock and a few days later received a bunch of brochures, price lists and a nice sticker. The fast customer service impressed me. So I went with the G17.

22 years later I've owned (not all at once) 32 Glocks and only ever had trouble with one (G29), that the factory was able to fix.

I paid $429 + tax in July of 1991 for that first 2nd Gen G17. At the same gunshop now, a G17 (3rd Gen) goes for $499, new. Only a $70 increase in over 22 years! The Sig 226 was about $525 then and about $900 now. I love my 226 Navy and had several S&W third gens, but the Glock is still my first love in semi-auto handguns!

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Old 04-07-2013, 19:43   #131
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'92 Army Reserve summer camp. tried one of the guys G19. Had always been 1911 Mod 10 guy before that. 2x 19 ,20 27, 29
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Old 04-08-2013, 15:02   #132
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I think I was 24. It was 1993. I had been wanting to get a handgun for some time, but in NJ, it was and is alot of ass-ache. Alot of forms, fees, fingerprints. And also, I had my own place and was making $10 an hour at the time, so I was on a budget.

So when I finally did all the paperwork, the waiting time began, and I remember reading all kinds of magazines and buying guides, going back and forth between all of the models.

My boss at the time was into guns and hunting, but was into 'wheel' guns. He told me Glocks were cop guns.

I remember liking the Sigs and (don't laugh) the Rugers. But I finally settled on the Glock 22. It held a whole bunch of ammo in a decent calibre. And it was at the Jersey max - 15 rounds. I still have that gun. And I like it now, 20 years on, more than I have in a while.

If I had to buy a different first gun it would have been a 19.

I also remember really liking the P7 M13. It was over a thousand dollars at the time. Maybe $1,300. I wish I had bought it back then. That and a Browning HP.

My G22 Gen 2 was $450...
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Old 04-08-2013, 16:33   #133
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1989 - I was looking for a 9mm CCW pistol and I found a slightly-used 2nd Gen G17. I have been carrying it ever since and now it is a 3rd Gen G17 (I had it converted two years ago).
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Old 04-08-2013, 22:09   #134
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That's interesting because G22's and G23's are what's issued to teams. What were his reasons? Is he currently in Batt?

G17's are awesome guns don't get me wrong. I just really like the .40 round after using it so long.
When I left Batt G19's were in stock, a Squadmate of mine from way back who's a Squad Leader now at 1st Batt says that Snipers are getting G23's. When I was in Batt there were enough M9's for everyone as a sidearm but most chose not carry it unless it was "a good idea" to have one (mission/task dependant).

I was an M9, loved it, got to another unit that had G19's and a small number of G26's for dudes on the teams to "play with" so I chose the G19 (like everyone else on my team), liked it - have had one (and a 26) ever since. Stated on other threads specifics that I like.... long story short, I'm comfy with it, I know it works, and I'd trust my life to it any day of the week - it's a fighting weapon!
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Old 04-09-2013, 15:10   #135
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I got my Glock 17 in 1992 .I wanted to get Ruger GP100 but the CO refused to sign Provost Marshal registration form . I used the GP100 cancel payment to get the Glock and sneaked the form back into CO desk again a few months laterand he signed it . I was young and broke so I could not affrod to shoot that G17 much . Many years later I got Glock 21 , I changed a barrel so I can use lead bullets on my reload and it is my favorite of all .45 . Glock 17 got me start .I want to get Glock 34 some day.
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Old 04-09-2013, 16:41   #136
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Research led me to the G26. My first gun was a .25, and I've had a few revolvers. I wanted a kick as semi auto that was super reliable since I was about to get my carry permit. My research kept leading me right back to the G26, so that's what I went out and tested against a few others at the range. I fell in love with Glocks that day. That was 2003.

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Old 04-09-2013, 17:21   #137
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Back in 1990 I was in the market for a double stack nine and didn't want a da/sa pistol. I was pretty much set on getting a Browning Hi-Power and my dad called me over to check out some pistols he had brought in. (he had an FFL at the time)

He had a Taurus PT92-C, a Smith 6906 and four Gen 2 19's with adjustable sights.

The first two were immediately ruled out. The Glock fit my hand and the consistent trigger sold it.

The adjustable rear sight soon thereafter "fell off" and Glock replaced it at no charge. Since then the gun has been boringly reliable for some 10,000 is rounds and thanks to Glocktalk it now sports XS Sights and a 3.5lb connector. I've done my own grip reduction and stippling too.

There are many Glocks but this one is definitely mine!
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Old 04-09-2013, 18:24   #138
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When I found a local le gun shop that sold them to retired military for $399.00 That was 2 years ago, then I found sig sauer. Now those are some fine pistols. Sold all of my glocks except my g34 that I shoot in uspsa my gen 4 g21 and my daughters g17.
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Old 04-09-2013, 20:49   #139
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Right place right time, money to spend (good old days). I was stationed at Ramstein AB, Germany in '97-'01 and got my Gen 3 G23 tax-free at the Kaiserslautern Rod & Gun Club. I've thought about trading it in many times over the years to feed my Sig addiction, but my wife always said I should keep it because it's my only Glock. She finally shot it the other day (only took 12 years), and now I'm looking for a Gen 4 G19 for her. :-)

BTW, I put a Grip Force Adapter on it a couple weeks ago and now I wouldn't think of trading it in; what a difference the GFA made for me!


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Old 04-09-2013, 20:52   #140
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About 14 years ago. I was told to park my Wilson Master Grade .45 and the Milt Sparks duty holster I had custom made and they handed me a Glock 35 and a plastic Safariland holster.
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Old 04-09-2013, 21:58   #141
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I hated Glocks. Every shotgun, rifle and handgun I owned had some kind of 'cool' factor in terms of looks, but the auto pistols were soooo unreliable and Glocks were soooo ugly. I held out until 2004 when I bought a G27. Now, about a dozen Glocks down the road (I've lost count), I own just ONE pistol - a Gen 4 Model 26 - and I absolutely trust this gun with my life. I can also shoot it better than all the other Glocks I've ever pulled a trigger on.

A friend of mine who was active duty Border Patrol at the time told me: "If you do your job with bullet placement, the bullet will do its job, whether it's a 9, a 40, a 45 or something else." Now, I'm a a believer, and when the dust settles after this latest national debate, I'll be well positioned to defend my self, my family, innocents, LEOs in danger mode, and the President of the United States, if necessary.

About 42 years ago, I took an oath to defend the Constitution from enemies, both foreign and domestic, and I will always continue to hold that as a sacred commitment. My G26 is the most reliable tool I can think of to help me uphold that duty.
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Old 04-10-2013, 00:27   #142
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Right place right time, money to spend (good old days). I was stationed at Ramstein AB, Germany in '97-'01 and got my Gen 3 G23 tax-free at the Kaiserslautern Rod & Gun Club. I've thought about trading it in many times over the years to feed my Sig addiction, but my wife always said I should keep it because it's my only Glock. She finally shot it the other day (only took 12 years), and now I'm looking for a Gen 4 G19 for her. :-)

BTW, I put a Grip Force Adapter on it a couple weeks ago and now I wouldn't think of trading it in; what a difference the GFA made for me!
You talking about the Rod and Gun at Vogelweh over by Pulaski? I remember that range well!
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:25   #143
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My first "real" pistol was a Bersa Thunder .380. Before that was a .22 revolver my dad gave me. I was happy with the Berse but wanted to get something with more power and capacity. My father was pretty much anti-Glock at the time, not a fan of combat tupperware, so I overlooked them for more traditional pistols. When I started comparing calibers and guns online they started looking better and better.

For the calibre I decided on the .357 Sig because it looked good on paper and I could swap the barrel to shoot .40. I also wanted something relatively small but big enough to be accurate and easy to get a hold of. The model 32 fit the bill. Also the fact I could get a 20% employee discount at Academy sports was a big plus. Got my gen 3 brand new for about $430 before tax. I love the thing and my dad has even started to come around to the plastic pistols, he now has an XD in .45.
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Old 04-10-2013, 16:33   #144
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I had 2 reasons. First off, I was interested in trying out a 10mm and the general consensus was that the G20 and G29 (which was my eventual choice) were both among the best choices out there for an inexpensive and reliable platform.

Which brings me to my second reason, the aforementioned reliability. While not everyone may like Glock pistols, very few will dispute their record of reliability and toughness.

Thus, my choice was made and I'm very happy with both my G29 and now my new G26.
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Old 04-10-2013, 16:40   #145
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I wanted something reliable, inexpensive and carry friendly in 357 Sig. G32 was the obvious choice to me.
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Old 04-10-2013, 17:51   #146
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I was in the Navy Reserve in the late 1980s and one of the fellows in my unit was the rangemaster for the local police academy. He was able to get our unit onto the range for an afternoon of "military instruction."

Apparently, Phoenix PD had just converted to Glocks, because we all shot G17s that afternoon. After four years of having to qualify on a 1911 A1, the Glock was a godsend! My pudgy, Vienna-sausage fingers could actually reach around the front of the trigger unlike those uncomfortable and heavy 1911s. I suddenly realized what I'd been missing.

It would take almost 20 years before I'd actually purchase one, though. After my dad passed away in late 2006, my brother got his Firestar 9mm, and just handing it over to him reignited my interest in handguns. I started researching and naturally I went straight to Glocks, which had been my last happy exposure to shooting a handgun. A few months later, I was the proud owner of a G17.

I've since bought a new G26 for CCW and a used G36 just for grins. Knowing what I know now and accounting for concealed carry, I might've picked up a G19 instead back then, but nothing says I can't in the future.
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Old 04-10-2013, 18:38   #147
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Small world I was also stationed in Ramstein and shot at the Vogelweh rod and gun shop.
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Old 04-10-2013, 18:48   #148
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The 10mm platform
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Old 04-10-2013, 19:42   #149
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Research led me to what I felt was the most reliable platform.
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Old 04-10-2013, 20:27   #150
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