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G39 - First Test Fire

Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by tuica, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. tuica

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    Just returned from test firing my new/used (2005) G39. As with most Glocks, it propelled all four types of ammo (WWB 230; Lawman 185; Ranger 230; and Magtech 165) downrange with efficiency and zeal. And recoiled much less than I anticipated, even without the magazine extension. Heard a rumor that Blue Label Glocks (of which mine is) are cherry-picked LEO pistols. Any truth to this? Anyway - if anyone out there is feeling a bit of caution on buying a G39 - worry naught. A fine Glock in a great caliber. Cheers
     

  2. fasteddie565

    fasteddie565 Combat Diver


    I am a big fan of the big dot sight. What rear sight do you have?

    Tuica,

    Great job on the Baby Bull Dawg. I am looking for one myself to complete the set.
     
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    On this little guy, they just seem so right.
     
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  4. SGT45

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    Congratulations!!! I love my G39. Best CC, OD carry pistol out there (and I have tried them all). The blue label just means it was designated toward LE. All G39's are fine specimens. Enjoy it!
     
  5. dbarry

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    Nice pics OM! Enjoy tuica!
     
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  6. tuica

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    Thanks for the comments, and photos of nights sights. Glock Pistols - Collect Them All!
     
  7. fasteddie565

    fasteddie565 Combat Diver


    My exact same set up on my G 36. Looking to put them on my G 38 as well.
     
  8. Great. I've been going back and forth as to which would be my next acquisition, a G36 or a G39.

    I already have the G21 SF, G30SF and the G38. Threads like this makes it a lot tougher to be objective!
     
  9. Gappy

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    Awww... Just when I convinced myself to unload my G37, I have to read this thread.

    Just awe shucks and dang it.
     
  10. tuica

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    I have used the G36 for most of my CC needs, but have recently switched to the G39. Only because it is the "new kid in town." Both fill the purpose quite well, and will keep, and carry the G36. Remember the motto - "Glock Pistols - Collect Them All."
     
  11. jwizzl497

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    Having both, which do you feel is more comfortable to Carry and why??
     
  12. tuica

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    A tough call. The G39 is smaller than the 36 in all dimensions except for width. It would not seem that the 1 1/2 mm thinner G36 would make that much of a difference in "printing" - but it does. I carry both of these in Glock's Sport/Combat Holster, and the G36 seems to ride just a wee bit better. Shooting? The G39 - with that slightly wider grip slamming into your hand, will distribute that recoil force over a wider area, and lessen it. Non-subjective comments? More used to carrying the G36 so comfortable with that, but enthusiastic regarding the 45 GAP, and would like to see that cartridge flourish. Honestly - these two subcompact Glocks are very close together in caliber, size, and recoil. Hope this helps, and good luck.
     
  13. jwizzl497

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    I would think the Larger Grip of the G36 would be more prone to print than the shorter grip of the G39. I would think the difference in thickness would not be a big deal. interesting. thanks for the input
     
  14. tuica

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    Also, printing is a result of the clothing worn. A real education - carrying different models of pistols in different types of holsters, under different styles, weight of overgarments - heavy shirts, light coats, sweaters/sweatshirts, heavy jackets, etc...Also factored is various body styles; and wearing while walking, sitting, standing, etc...Difficult to convey this to another, you really have to experiment yourself. Good Luck.