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Discussion in 'Valuable Info' started by Timmah!, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Timmah!

    Timmah! Senior Jackass

    Thanks for all the positive feedback, folks!
    Like I said in my opening post, it seems that what is considered "training" throughout the shooting community varies substantially.
    If this info helps a new shooter make the right holster choice, or remember to perform a FPS check, etc. etc...then I'm a happy guy. ;)

  2. F14Scott

    F14Scott Luggage CLM

    Sep 13, 2001
    Katy, TX
    G-LOC, pronounced /gee lahk/, is an aviation term, an acronym for G-Induced Loss of Conciousness. It's when you pull hard enough to black yourself (or your crew) out. If the pilot goes out, it's often a deadly mistake, as regaining one's senses can take 30 or more seconds after the blackout ends, plenty of time to C-FIT /see fit/, Controlled Flight Into Terrain.

    Nice thread.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008

  3. madness


    Jan 4, 2006
    That is a pretty good set of "rules of the road" in the first post. Even when you feel you already know the basics, seeing them again helps keep you aware of them.

    I can see why someone might wonder about the pronuciation of "Glock," especially if that individual is fairly new to the handgun world.

    The confusion probably comes from the company logo, such as seen on the side of the boxes the guns come in when you buy them. A really large "G," surrounding a smaller "lock." Nice logo, but it might be read as "G-Lock."

  4. newbie2006


    Jan 2, 2006

    Great post! I'm a newbie as the name implies. While I always try to follow proper safety when handling firearms, extra advice always helps. I never really thought about the lead aspect of shooting. It's posts like this one from you that make me wish all gun owners were as responsible as those on this forum (at least from what you tell from a forum). Thanks again!
  5. 7.62FMJ


    Aug 8, 2003
    I purposely avoid indoor ranges just because of lead. You are more than likely exposed to nearly ten times the levels by shooting indoors.
  6. R. Gibson

    R. Gibson

    Jan 26, 2006
    Like many, I usually use full metal jacketed round nose at range. What are my chances of contacting lead this way?
  7. Timmah!

    Timmah! Senior Jackass

    Unfortunately, exposure is still relatively high.

    It is important to realize that lead is released into the range environment as fired rounds hit the backstop and/or at the target (depending on how robust the target itself is). FMJ rounds may redude this effect somewhat, but if you look at the debris that collects at the backstop, it seems unlikely that jacketing the rounds does much to prevent release. Its also impossible to know what other shooters are using for ammo and primers.

    Check out this CDC Link and this UTEXAS Link for more information.

    I think that if you follow some reasonable guidelines and routines, you can effectively reduce your exposure, and therefore better manage the associated risk.

    All (worthwhile ;)) activities in this life involve some degree of risk; its all about understanding and managing those risks.

    Have fun, be safe.

  8. Eleventeen


    Feb 28, 2006
    Tallahassee, FL
    Exactly what I do...there's always a couple of 'Wet One's' in my backpack, even on a daily basis. They're great for getting the lead and brass dust off your fingers and feel great for wiping your sweaty face on a hot day.
  9. cyberghostx13

    cyberghostx13 Devil-Dog

    Hello. I'm new to this site and first time Glock owner. I purchased a Glock 37 picked it up Saturday (3-18) and shot it Sunday. I'm a USMC Vietnam Veteran and I haven't fired a weapon but a few times since Vietnam. Katrina is what pushed me to finally get a weapon. Watching those lowlife armed looters in the State of Louisiana, specifically New Orleans really woke me up, and I live in California. Course no hurricane but another "Loma Prieta" could cause some major chaos. I was in that quake. Anyway now I have an excuse to go blast targets at the range. Man that smell of powder at the range brings back so many memories. My first weapon(Not including M14 at bootcamp) was an M-16 issued to me in Quang-Tri, fired and sighted in at the Rockpile just under the DMZ May 1968. Man this Glock 37 kicks 5 times harder than an M-16, but I love it. I didn't do to bad at the range either. Well thanks again for the advice and info. CG13.
  10. Kartar


    Mar 30, 2001
    Great Northwest
  11. What's a plug? and why would my G21 need one? When I play bass unplugged it means no amp/acoustic. What is an unplugged Glock?
  12. Timmah!

    Timmah! Senior Jackass

    Some folks like to fill the backstrap channel in the grip with one of these PLUGS, IMO, strictly a cosmetic item.

    I don't believe that the plug has any impact on the Glock acoustically. ;)

  13. A picture's worth a thousand words. I didn't even know there was a hole there!
  14. Razoreye

    Razoreye ♥♥Adorkable!♥♥


    Since two good threads are bound to be buried I'm copying two links to access a nice detail stripping of a Glock video. Pictures are worth a thousand words but it's always better to be able to watch it happen with a thousand words being played, too!! :supergrin:

    Link 1: (Hosted by me. Right-click and "Save target as" to download.)

    Link 2: (Hosted on a website, better link but may eventually break.)

    At the bottom of the page, same video.

    Link 3: (Hosted at

    While they have annoying ads, none of it is malicious. Some of you might be confused how this free hosting works. Included below is the picture. Where the arrow is pointing is a timer that counts down. At around 10 seconds a popup slides right over that, just exit that popup and a link will be below that, right where the redbox/timer is. Just click it to download and save. I highly recommend it.

    If neither link works, PM and I'll rehost it and update this post.

    About the video: The guy uses a roll of tape, a punch, and a hammer to remove the pins from the receiver (frame.) People on this board don't recommend it citing damage as the reason why. However, I used a hex wrench (that matched with the appropriate pins,) a hammer, and the roll of tape. Just a few light taps and the pins pop right out. I did not experience any trouble using this method, no damage or anything. I do not see what the fuss is about unless you are uncoordinated and miss completely. (Although I suspect the frame is very sturdy and will hold up but might receive a few scratches.) YMMV.

    EDIT: "If you manipulate the slide stop lever while pushing the trigger pin with the punch, the pin will come out. Hitting the punch with the mallet is a good way to damage the slide stop lever spring." Shamelessly taken from another thread. Use whichever method you're comfortable with but if this way is safer on the firearm then use it. :thumbsup:
  15. While I was in High School forty some odd years ago i was on the schools rifle team (yes they did have them way back then) we used an indoor range under the football stadium. Any way I got sick as heck one year from lead poisoning, small bore ri9fles in a closed environment, the exahst fans had not worked for a while and school did not feel they were important enough to repair right away. Dad had a long talk with the school board range got closed for three weeks while a new system was installed, my old man could be real persuasive when he wanted to be:)
    But airborn lead is nothing to joke about I do not shoot outside even with out long sleeves and gloves and change and shower right after:supergrin:
    Lead makes your hair fall out too, I guess thats what happened anyhow.
  16. BustedFlush

    BustedFlush Springy Member

    Mar 28, 2006

    BTT to help new Glockers find this. ;)
  17. Armed Infidel

    Armed Infidel ~ Old Warrior ~

    Oct 5, 2006
    N. Nevada
    Great stuff Tim... saved me some loot too buying replacement parts that I really don't need! Thank you sir! :animlol:
  18. GooberPP


    Oct 4, 2006
    Lead toxicity is an important topic for shooters.
    Lead is also evaporated from the base of the bullet during firing. This means that there is more lead in the air near the firing line from a jacketed round nose which generally has exposed lead at the base than from a hollow point with a closed base in which the lead is only exposed to high temperature when it hits the back stop.
    The other source at the firing line is the primer. Most contain lead styphnate as the primary explosive. When it goes off, the resulting gas does not go far from the firing line and can be inhaled.
    You need good ventilation from the back of the firing line and out beyond the backstop when shooting, use latex gloves when handling lead, fired cases, and anything else that is contaminated with the waste from the primer, and wash your hands thoroughly before touching any mucus membrane or anything that go there, e.g. smoking, eating.
    Of course I have no medical or toxicological certification and could be entirely wrong. And I actually don't use the gloves but I do a lot of prompt washing.
    I also refuse to get a lead test because state law requires high lead levels be reported to the state department of health.
  19. Tennglockgolfer

    Tennglockgolfer NRA Life Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Thanks for all the WISDOM!!!!!:thumbsup:
  20. It's Gee-Lock at my house! Helps when the wife if paying the C/C bill. Oh ya honey, it's a part for the porch door....again!