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Old 03-09-2013, 20:48   #1
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new member, not a glock owner......yet?

I live in fort worth TX. I have always enjoyed shooting for hunting and handguns as a hobby.In 2012 I finally decided to get my CHL.

Since I don't have a glock yet I will give you a little history of my pistols.

I have a Taurus PT 99 that I bought back in 1987. It is a full size 9mm, it has been the most dependable pistol I have ever had. Its still shoots wonderful.

I have a Ruger Mark 3 that is a tank but a great gun.

My brother got me into 1911s about 2 yrs ago. My first one was a Rock Island Armory Compact 45. Its very accurate, but in my opion too heavy to conceal carry. The gun has been sent back once because the bullets were tumbling after leaving the barrel. Then a second time because a factory bullet was loaded too heavy and messed up the fun.

I bought a used Para Slim Hawg 45 at a gun show from a dealer for $350. I changed out the extractor and tuned the new one, and it works great for me now. This gun is currently my EDC gun.

So then I buy a Taurus slim 709 from my cousin. Really like this gun. It was bought for my partner's EDC. We are out shooting at the range one day and the mags start falling out after we fire the gun. Sent the gun back but now fixed. This gun is only about 18 months old. It is a polymer gun.

Some where in that history I bought a new Kahr CW45. After shooting it the first time I found a lot of pieces of plastic inside the gun while cleaning it. Starting having Jamming issues with it. Sent it back to Kahr with the plastic pieces. they replaced the barrel, and said the plastic pieces was normal.

I know this was a long intro. But I have a reason. I came to this forum to find out "whats the big deal with Glock?". Are they really that much better than all the other brands? Why should my next gun be a glock? Or should I just give up on polymer gun all together?

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Old 03-09-2013, 21:07   #2
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If you appreciate guns you're good to go.

My reason for buying a Glock is this:

When I pull the trigger, they fire. I have to do nothing more. Reliability is 100%.

Features:
They are reasonably priced, extremely reliable, come in models easy to conceal, any handgun caliber you want. You can have any color you want as long as it's black.
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Old 03-10-2013, 00:29   #3
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:17   #5
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:25   #6
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Welcome! Sounds like you haven't had the best luck so far. Glocks are not perfect.... But they're damn close! Have you ever shot one? They aren't the prettiest, and the triggers take a little getting used to. They are however, extremely reliable and dependable! You can't go wrong with a glock IMO. I'd still rather shoot my 1911 any day, but for EDC it's always the glock.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:28   #9
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Have you decided which model you're going to buy yet??
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:49   #10
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I am thinking about getting either the glock 26 or 39.

I love both my Taurus 709 and my PT99. The PT 99 is too heavy and big for conceal carry, and the 709 is what my partner likes to carry. So if I got the Glock 26 it would be for When I wanted to carry a 9mm instead of a 45, and ammo is cheaper.

If I went with the 39 it would be to replace my Para 1911 which only holds 6+1. The Glock would be about 5 oz heavier and a little bigger. But I do like shooting the 45 acp rounds better than I do the 9mm. Currently the Para is my EDC.

My reasons so far for leaning towards a glock are the reliability that is so highly spoke of on the net about them. Although I only know 2 people of all my shooting friends who own one. I have found I have to purpusly make myself put my finger in the right spot on the trigger. With Glocks my finger just naturally falls there.

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Old 03-15-2013, 13:40   #12
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You can't go wrong with either one. I personally have never shot a PT99, but I'm sure that you would fall in love with a 26 for CCW purposes. I shoot the 26 just as well as my 35 at 50 feet!
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Old 03-15-2013, 13:46   #13
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Welcome!

I'd get yourself a 26 or a 19 for EDC.

There are sure prettier guns out there, but trust my 19 with my life and yes, its a Gen 4.

And when you go to pick up your Glock be sure to get a couple boxes of ammo at the same time.
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I am new to Glock myself and have preferred 1911's most of my life. I now own 2 Glock's and one is already in my carry rotation. I was always skeptical of Glock's but and now becoming a convert for the cost they are hard to beat.
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Old 03-17-2013, 22:48   #15
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I got to shoot a friends 3 rd gen Glock 19. I shot about 45 rounds thur it. The trigger does take a little getting used to, but I did shoot it pretty accurate. I did have one stove pipe. He has had the gun for 2 years and said he has only shot about 200 rounds thur it. I was like dam, that's about how much I shoot one first time I go out to shoot it.

I like the sights and how well the gun fills my hands. The sights are big so they are easy to see. The grip feels good in my hand. Nothing great or fantastic to really say about the gun, but nothing bad either.

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