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Old 12-24-2012, 12:06   #1
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Purchased my first Glock...Glock 19 Gen 4...and will be picking it up right after Christmas. Would have it now, but wait for telephone background check was exceeding 45 minutes. As I was in no hurry, opted to come back at later time.
Couple of questions:
- Best ammo for use on the range. Both my wife and I will be shooting the weapon.
- Best ammo for self-protection.
- Best cleaning kit for the gun. I know it comes with some cleaning equipment, but is there particular cleaning/oil brands and specific pieces of cleaning equipment.
- And a range case. Saw a range bag at BassPro that seemed pretty nice for ~ $40.

Also thinking about a laser for the weapon. Saw a video where a guy installed a Lasermax Guiderod Laser. Looked nice, but it appeared to entail some 'gun smith' skills. Suggestions?

Looking forward to learning more about the Glock 19 and some 'lessons learned'.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:11   #2
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Old 12-24-2012, 13:41   #3
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Old 12-24-2012, 14:20   #4
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Purchased my first Glock...Glock 19 Gen 4...and will be picking it up right after Christmas. Would have it now, but wait for telephone background check was exceeding 45 minutes. As I was in no hurry, opted to come back at later time.
Couple of questions:
- Best ammo for use on the range. Both my wife and I will be shooting the weapon.
One man's opinion: Any ball ammo that's the same load as your carry ammo.

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- Best ammo for self-protection.
I wouldn't touch that one for anything!
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- Best cleaning kit for the gun. I know it comes with some cleaning equipment, but is there particular cleaning/oil brands and specific pieces of cleaning equipment.
Everyone has their favorites. They all work pretty much the same.
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- And a range case. Saw a range bag at BassPro that seemed pretty nice for ~ $40.

Also thinking about a laser for the weapon. Saw a video where a guy installed a Lasermax Guiderod Laser. Looked nice, but it appeared to entail some 'gun smith' skills. Suggestions?
FWIW, I have a LaserLyte rear sight laser. All the different types have their advantages and disadvantages.
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Looking forward to learning more about the Glock 19 and some 'lessons learned'.
Oh, there's a lot to be learned here. Lotsa knowledgeable, helpful folks. Welcome!
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Old 12-24-2012, 15:38   #5
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Old 12-24-2012, 20:11   #7
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Old 12-24-2012, 23:10   #9
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:19   #10
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Sounds like a good choice........keep us posted how it goes with the G19........
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:07   #11
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:49   #13
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I agree with RPVG on all his answers to your question. I'd add that any name brand ammo should be good to go. There are a number of articles out there concerning self-defense ammo. This one comes up first on a google search and seems to be pretty thorough.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:53   #14
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Old 12-27-2012, 20:17   #15
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Welcome from Central Florida. I like Winchester Silvertips for SD. I use them in my .380 and will use them in the Glock 26 I'm buying soon. You can get 115-grain in 9MM. I believe you will find the recoil to be lighter but still an effective round for SD. Pricey though - about $100 for two boxes shipped from CTD. I don't think you'll find them locally.

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