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New Guy from Statesville, NC

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by Weber, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Weber


    Nov 17, 2007
    Statesville, NC
    Hello All,

    (Adam) Weber here, my 1st post.

    I have been bitten by the autoloader bug recently, and am
    leaning heavily towards a Glock, specifically a G19. I do NOT
    have one as yet, because I want to be sure that is what I
    want. I know Glocks have a great reputation, which is always
    a good thing, I just want to be sure I will be happy with it.
    Before I buy one, however, I will probably run up to Duncan's
    in Wilkesboro and test-fire some.

    I have fired a few over the years, 9mm's, .40's, and .45's, and
    I was NOT impressed with the trigger pull, compared with my
    beloved S&W revolvers. I don't know if there is a 'technique' to
    it, or IS it a crappy trigger? Is there a technique to it, or will I
    have to get a better trigger, like the Wolf 3.5 lb one I just found
    a few minutes ago?

    The #1 question I have for you guys is this, how much should I
    expect to pay for a new Glock 19 down here? I could go to a
    dealer, but I much prefer to go to gun shows, specifically the C&E
    gunshows, which I am sure you all are familiar with.

    So, to summerize,

    what does this revolver guy got to do to shoot a Glock accurately
    and quickly(besides practicing, that is) and,

    what price range am I looking at for a new Glock 19 in this area?

    Thanks in advance for your serious responses (I want to hear from
    smarty-pants jokers as little as the next guy)

  2. Skydivn Shooter

    Skydivn Shooter Will Jump4 Ammo

    Jan 9, 2005
    North Carolina
    Hey Adam,

    First, welcome to the dark side of autoloaders. I am a converted wheel gun and fellow North Carolinian myself.

    I chose .40 Glocks when I converted and chose the G23 (the .40 sister of the 9mm G19) as my "coming out" gun. I love it and would not trade it for anything. I have since acquired a G35 for competition and am currently looking for a G17 or 34 for plinking and competition.

    I paid about $550 for my NIB 23 with two high cap mags at an expensive but well stocked retail store in Raleigh. I would expect a G19 would run about the same there.

    Just shop 'til you drop and follow the first rule of negotiating: "be able to walk away". You should be able to beat my price.

    Good Luck!

  3. Weber


    Nov 17, 2007
    Statesville, NC
    Thank you, Sir, for your reply.

    I see them all the time, but until now, I never really took
    notice of the price. I am excited about getting one, but
    I 'HOPE' I don't get stupid when it comes to plunking
    down money. I am hoping to pick one up at the Hickory
    gunshow the last weekend of December; I am working
    overtime at work to finance a pistol. I WILL go and
    testfire the different models before I buy one, though.
    I'm leaning towards the G19 but will keep an open mind.

    Raleigh, huh? My sister lives in Cary and my sister-in-law
    lives in Apex; go figure.

  4. NC Bullseye

    NC Bullseye

    Aug 14, 2006
    I'd strongly advise you check several of the internet sites for pricing before you buy at the gun show. I've been to about every show in Hickory and there are few if any deals anymore on glocks and many of the used to be regular dealers are coming here anymore. Where are you located? Are you planning on carrying your new pistol or do you have other plans? That would be important before you modify a handgun. If you carry it, reliability is paramount. Some aftermarkets don't fit that bill. Good luck and keep us posted.
  5. RichardB

    RichardB Silver Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    Gallery of Guns can provide an out the door price for a new Glock if any of your local gunshops are part of their newtwork.
  6. lonewolf28152


    Jan 4, 2004
    I have four Glocks and the last one I bought was a 17. I paid $479.00 for it plus tax. The $550.00 is about the price of a 21 in my area which cost more.
  7. Honorabledog

    Honorabledog The Natural

    Feb 20, 2007
    Welcome Weber, I'm further north in the state so i don't know of places to get Glocks near you. But I wanted to say the G19 would be an excellent choice for you, good move from the S/W. Yes the trigger takes some getting used to and there are products on the market to help or fix it for you, you found the right spot on the net for more info on this. Practice will also help you alot. Hope you find what you need soon and good shooting.
  8. Weber


    Nov 17, 2007
    Statesville, NC
    Excuse me, guys, for not keeping up with you;
    I've been working so much overtime to finance
    my new pistol I've been too tired to fool
    around on the computer!

    I have been looking around some on the internet,
    looking at gun dealers. There ARE some good
    prices out there, to be sure; now I think I will
    just order one.

    I was preparing myself to add a connector, but
    after reading that GREAT tutorial on mastering
    the Glock trigger (.........somewhere, there was a
    link on this forum that I used), I will use the squeeze
    techniques posted there before I buy anything I
    may not need. I had just heard enough horror stories
    to get me worried about a 'crappy Glock trigger', and
    thinking I needed to fix something that was (not)

    I am getting a 9mm auto with the intention of getting
    my CCW to go with it. I love my S&W M28, and will keep
    it forever, but that "horse pistol" is unconcealable unless
    I'm wearing my Panther's "Game Coat." My goal is to work
    enough overtime to buy the pistol, the permit, a coupla
    GOOD holsters, and "a bit" of ammo. Reliabilty is WAAAY
    up at the top of my 'must have' list, hence my interest
    in Glocks, of course. Not screwing around with it internally
    makes a lot of sense, to be sure.

    Thanks, guys, for taking the time to give this (Glock) newbie
    some pointers. I promise to check in more often........yawn.
    Man, I'm tired; six ten-hour days straight is kicking my butt!
  9. Weber


    Nov 17, 2007
    Statesville, NC
    Yeah, It's me again.

    A quick search online for new Glock 19's seems to be in the
    $489.00-$499.00 for best prices.

    Oh, and the "fixed steel sights" option has caught my eye,
    so to speak.
  10. five0


    Jun 6, 2007
    I got a nib G23 for $435 shipped with night sites.

    So there are definite deals out there to be had.

    I am adding a 9mm barrel to mine soon and then I'll have my choice of 40 or 9.
  11. Wallygator


    Apr 6, 2004
    I think you would love the G19. I had one and it is a great pistol. I too love revolvers and the stock Glock trigger did not work for me. I now have a G26 and a G29. I changed both of their connectors to a stock Glock 3.5# connector with a Glock NY1 trigger spring. I wanted to stay all factory for reliability reasons. This yields roughly a 6# pull with a surprise break and it really smooths out the trigger pull. If you do get the 19 I would also suggest changing the trigger to a G17 trigger as it is smooth and doesn't have the ridges like the G19 one does. Hope this helps.

    Good luck with your purchase.
  12. Bogey

    Bogey The Mouth® CLM

    Sep 11, 2004
    Raleigh, NC

    Here in Raleigh, you can expect a price right around $480. (stock sights)

    The Glock does NOT have a crappy trigger....even bone stock. It only has crappy operators. I own 4 Glocks. I started out on them. Only had one revo, once. I always thought revo triggers were crap....until someone showed me how to run one. So now, I don't think revolvers have "crappy" triggers.:supergrin:

    You can do things as mentioned above like NYtriggers, and 3.5# connectors and all, but I would suggest working with it stock at first. THEN, after you've become familiar with the way the trigger feels, you can tweak it. I've seen people dump $$$ into "fixing" their triggers, only to return it to factory configuration.
  13. viet68


    Jun 1, 2005
    Devils Triangle, NC
    If you go to >specials>Glock pricing, you will see that most Glocks sell for $479.95 if you mention the add. Ask for Mike. He should honor the price. Let me know how it turns out.