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My Retirement Gun

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by SCmasterblaster, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I have a 1989 Glock Model 17 pistol with who knows how many thousands of rounds through it. Like me, it is "middle aged." I am thinking about getting a CCW gun for my senior years, and I am thinking about a Glock Model 36. I am thinking that seven rounds is just about adequate for a single opponent, but if I am attacked by two or three thugs, the seven shots might be inadequate. Should I just stay with my aging G17?
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    At the speed at which I've seen you shoot, SC, three animated targets might leave you at slidelock after 7 rounds before the third one is down. The 17 has concealed for you just fine over the years. I'm inclined to listen to the wisdom of your fellow New Englanders: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    best,
    Mas
     


  3. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I'll stay with the G17, but I won't be able to count my shots - I'll run out of fingers!!