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First Post. New Glock !

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by hearsedriver, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. hearsedriver

    hearsedriver

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    Hey guys. This my first post here and wanted to share my new Glock story. Not to start a Kimber bashing thread but, I had a Pro Carry II for a little while that gave me fits. it was worked on numerous times for FTF, FTE, and brass to the forehead so, I finally sold it after putting about 600 rounds through it. I started reseaching Glocks here on the forum and the more I read, the more I wanted one. I went to my local Cheaper Than Dirt store and the Glock rep happen to be there. He explained the differences in the models and I decided that a Model 17 Gen 4 was the one for me. I bought it and 200 rounds of Estate FMJ and headed to the range. After 200 rounds, the gun performed flawlessly with not one issue. The accuracy was amazing! I love the feel and the trigger on this gun. Very light recoil too! The only thing that I would consider upgrading are the sights which I have a little trouble seeing. Some hi-Viz style sights would be much better for me. All in all, I am extremely happy with my choice. Its a great gun and a bargain compared to the Kimber. I think I am a new Glock fan for life! There will probably be a Model 26 Gen 4 in my future. Cliff
     
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  3. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    Hi hearsedriver, welcome to Glock Talk.

    It's nice to hear from first-time Glock owners, especially a former 1911 owner who writes about the Glock grip and trigger, "I love the feel and the trigger on this gun." You don't read that very often. :)

    Congratulations on the new Gen4 G17 9mm. You can expect many years of shooting enjoyment with that Glock pistol; the model that started it all.

    P.S. Do you really drive a hearse?
     
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  4. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

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    Welcome. That was a good decision to replace an unreliable pistol.

    The number 1 priority in a self defense gun is reliability.

    I put hundreds of rounds of various ammunition types through my Glock 23 before making it my EDC. If it wasn't 100% reliable, I'd still be carrying my 1911.
     
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    You should go to Introdiuction Forum first. anyways, welcome!
     
  6. hearsedriver

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    Thanks! Yes.... I drive a hearse. I'm a funeral director . By the way, I bought a ROG leather IWB holster for it off of EBay and it is the nicest holster I have ever owned . Very comfortable and high quality . A deal at around $50.00.


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  7. truetopath

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    Congrats on the Glock! Happy Shooting!
     
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    Welcome to GT







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    So far I have had good results with the Truglo TFO sights.
     
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    Welcome to the wonderful world of Glock and especially to Glock Talk. Excellent choice for your Glock. Glad to have you here. jw38
     
  12. GlockGawker

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    Hello and Gratz on the G17 G4! I am a new owner of one myself and LOVE it! Absolute bargain of a weapon, it joins my full rail 1911 and gets WAY more range time. Welcome to GLOCK:cool:
     
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    Congratulations Cliff on your new Glock. Sweet, isn't it?
     
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    Congrats on the new G17, and good call on the G26. I've found that my fingers fit the grooves the same on 17/26 when compared to 17/19 or 26/19.

    Enjoy your new Glock, and welcome to GT!
     
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    The G17 was a good choice - Congrats!!!
     
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    Welcome and congrats on the new Glock!! My eyesight is getting a little problematic, too. I suggest an Ameriglo Fiber Optic front sight. They come in Red or Green. I replaced stock front sight with a red Ameriglo FO front sight. Amazing difference. I also blacked out the rear white sight. Works great! Easy to install. Height that will work with your stock rear is .165. $25 here

    http://www.ameriglo.net/catalog/sights/pistol-sights/glock/fiber-optic/front-sights
     
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  17. arushus

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    Introduction forums are pointless IMO...the only people that go there are new people. Plus, he had a glock story to tell, so theres no need for the forum naziism.

    I recommend XS big dot night sights, theyre really good sights, and contrary to some people's opinion, they are easy to be accurate with.

    Oh, and congrats on your purchase!
     
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    Congratulations on your first Glock. I did extensive research before I purchased my first pistol because I thought it would be my only gun. I wanted reliability, stopping power and a tested CCW. I settled on the Glock 27. I now have seven Glocks. Make sure you budget accordingly. :)
     
  20. hearsedriver

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I really appreciate it!