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Howdy from Western NY State

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by Keeplokd, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Keeplokd

    Keeplokd Millennium Member

    Apr 12, 1999
    I'm not sure if I got around to posting an intro before, so here goes -

    I'm a big Glock fan. Have been for at least 15+yrs when I bought my first - a Gen 2 Model 30 ("Baby"). She has been a constant companion and source of comfort since. She is well cared for and has 2 Alessi leather holsters (a belt slide and an IWB), and 2 Alessi mag pouches (a single and a double), depending upon use and concealability.

    My second Glock, a Gen 3 Model 23 (no name yet), came to me when I won a raffle and decided to take store credit. I drove to Erie, PA, to pick something out. There she was - marked "used", sitting in the case looking like she really wanted to go home with me. I did a field strip and armorers examination and determined her to be nearly new. The story checked out. Then I spotted an Advantage Arms conversion for .22lr rounds. I got a deal on the pair and the conversion went home with me while the 23 was mailed to my dealer. She enjoys a Blackhawk Serpa CQC holster for now. Haven't picked out suitable leather for her yet.

    My third Glock, a Gen 3 Model 27 ("Lil' Bit"), hasn't arrived home yet. I purchased her the other day (at a great price for a new piece!) and have been working since, so I haven't had the opportunity to have her put on my permit yet. She comes home Monday afternoon.

    I've started riding my bicycle and walking for exercise lately and have been carrying the 30 mostly. But the 27 would be a better fit for these activities. I'm in a rural area and we have dogs, coyotes, black bear, and the infrequent 2-legged predator to possibly contend with.

    Ok, enough rambling. Off to bed. Great site folks!
  2. welcome to the forum!

  3. Upstate Glocker

    Upstate Glocker

    Mar 16, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Your 27 is the perfect outdoor gun for anywhere in Upstate NY. Its my carry along trails in the finger lakes/southern tier and the Adirondacks. The chances of a bear encounter in NY are virtually nil unless you are camping with food improperly stored; I do not recall any bear-human encounters in NY in many years since the black bears we have are small and avoid humans. Everything else the 27 is more than enough gun. The 2-legged threat is probably greater than 4-legged since there are meth labs and weed farms in many of the rural counties, although unlike in CA and other states they are not on state-owned land. All in all upstate NY offers great outdoor rec opportunities, although the 27 will give you that nice sense of security.

    Since you are a shooter in NY, I hope you are a member of SCOPE and NYS Rifle & Pistol. They are fighting a death match with Cuomo and the NYC politicians over the SAFE Act and other atrocities in the hopper like microstamping, tougher permit rules, etc. Anyone who cares about the future of the 2A in NY needs to join and contribute at the highest level they can.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
  5. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

    Nov 13, 2010
    Rhode Island
  6. Keeplokd

    Keeplokd Millennium Member

    Apr 12, 1999
    Thanks all. And Upstate Glocker - I am a member of Scope, but not yet of NYS Rifle and Pistol. I've been a NYS permit holder since 1997 and hold non-res permits for Utah and Pennsy. Also a member at Front Sight (who isn't, right?).
  7. greatwun

    greatwun Senior Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Welcome to the boards!
  8. Keeplokd

    Keeplokd Millennium Member

    Apr 12, 1999
    And if anyone near Genesee Co. is in need of a Glock certified armorer, I'm re-certifying next month. I'm also expecting to receive a rear sight press any day now. I do this for sh&ts and giggles - not money. If I do anything to a Glock, I'll also do the yearly PM check on it too (as suggested by Glock).
  9. pipedreams

    pipedreams Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    S. E. Iowa
    :welcome: Enjoy GT....................
  10. Cool.

    I'm not a member of Front Sight, but I am a member of both SCOPE and NYSRPA.

    Also a member of the NRA, of course :)
  11. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
  12. Kichigai

    Kichigai 気違い Was Mr30s

    Apr 13, 2013
    South Florida
    welcome sorry to hear you live with the nanny
  13. Sigobsessed

    Sigobsessed Ruggedly handsome

    Jan 16, 2012
    Rochester ny
    Welcome aboard from a fellow member locked behind the iron curtain in the people's republic of ny. I live in Monroe county so we are neighbors hope to see you around sometime.
  14. oily_oink

    oily_oink ###########

    Jun 23, 2006
    Metro. Detroit