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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by jhun, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. jhun

    jhun

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    Hi Sirs,

    I am a newbie wanting to try shooting as a hobby. Will I be accommodated here if my purpose is to look for advice & meet new buddies?

    Still undecided what to buy, but I am leaning towards a Glock (biglang bumaba kasi...sa buy and sell plus nga merong akong nakita brand new for 30k). A couple of people are saying that before I get one, I must attend seminars or kung ano man yun, just to be familiar with the responsibility of having one. Bali ang analogy nila dito is bago ka bumili ng auto dapat marunong or matutu kang magmaneho.

    tama ba tong napuntahan ko?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. bokbok_05

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    Welcome to BoG!!!;F . Of course...tama ang napuntahan mo. Newbie din ako and I will let the veteran/seasoned shooters to give you pointers and advices. Goodluck!:)
     


  3. toxic

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    ;F to BOG's , you've come to the right place , maraming experts, masters and very good advisers dito(im not one of them ,i consider myself as a newbie parin)before you post any question or answer any question in a thread, Read the STICKY first just to be aware of the do's and the donts and do a forum search also para di paulit ulit mga questions from newbies like us.;f
    Try to browse here http://glocktalk.gunserver.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&forumid=80&x=11&y=13 again;F you'll learn a lot here.
     
  4. ;F Welcome Jhun;F

    If you have the time, browse thru the previous threads of the BOGs. You'll find it's a treasure trove of info on shooting, FA's and what not which can help.:)
     
  5. Kiddo

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    ;F to BOG! Most guys here shoot 1911s either in 40cal std, or open. Glock is a good choice, especially for self defense, or production div. If you choose Glock, I suggest 9mm since ammo is cheaper and you wont have the lead problems with .40 Glocks. If you choose to shoot IPSC style, there are a lot of masters in the game here. Just browse around and enjoy! ;f
     
  6. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    Know and follow the 4 Rules of Gun Safety, watch shooting competitions, practice and practice, and you'll be fine. :)

    ;F
     
  7. Pepe308

    Pepe308 Noypi

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    ;F sir!!! I leave the advise and suggestions to the experts around here, enjoy!!!
     
  8. mikey177

    mikey177 Remember

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    Aside from attending seminars and reading up on gun safety and proper gun handling, you should also try getting the feel of different makes and models of firearms, both pistols and revolvers. See which type/model fits your hand the best and which you are most comfortable handling. Do lots of research before you buy, and feel free to ask questions IF you have already searched through the forums and still not found the information you need. Happy reading :)
     
  9. vega

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    Hi jhun,
    Welcome to the forum!
    They must have meant Basic Handgun Safety Seminar
    which is one of the requirements in owning any FA.

    And mura na pala ng Glock dyan, pero don't get it because of the
    price. Try handling different FAs. Anyway if you buy what you decide now, everyone knows that it will not stop there. You just got to have one of everything, or two.

    Goodluck with your choice.

    vega
     
  10. casmot

    casmot Re membered

    ok, ok... nandito na ako, the resident EXPERT!~2 Ask away! What do you want to know, jhun? Love life? Sex? Anything? Just ask and I'll PM those BoGs who know the answer. ;f ;f ;f Kidding aside, ;F to BoGs.

    Hindi naman. Only those who were called to the dark side shoots an open gun. A number of BoGs still competes using a Glock or other production guns.
     
  11. jerrytrini

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    Welcome to the Forum. Ask away and most of us if not all will respond right away.
     
  12. Eye Cutter

    Eye Cutter Moderator

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    if its going to be a your only pistol, a glock 17 will be an excellent choice for competition and for self-defense purposes.

    but if you plan to change later, huwag ka na mag glock, save your money and go straight to a 1911 platform in .40 cal.
     
  13. Welcome, Jhun.

    Pare, are you aware that the Glock does not have an external safety? In other words, you must have very good discipline in where you put your finger (sexy, no?) and when (when she's breathing heavily.) Seriously, for a newbie this no-external-safety and fairly-light-short-pull-Glock-trigger could be a problem.

    In fact, as a newbie, you might want to get a gun with a safety first. The 1911 .40 or .45 will be fine for that, as others have recomended.
     
  14. jhun

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    Thank you all for your warm welcome & I hope to see you all when the time comes!!

    The truth is I haven’t made up my mind yet on what to get (although I am leaning more on G26)…my objective is to have a new hobby & for home defense na rin syempre…nothing serious like joining a competition or something, that is why I choose 9mm as the caliber at hinde 45…pero malay natin matuwa ako ng husto…..at tsaka sub kasi maliit lang kamay ko.

    Yesterday, after office, I fired my first 50 rounds using the CZ75 house gun of Jethros’ range @ MCS. Nagalay right shoulder ko…hehehe.
    According to the range officer, the stance should be left leg forward; right leg backward (if you’re right handed) & the left arm should be slightly higher than your right arm. Before when my friend was still here (he is now in Canada), I used to dry fire his 1911 & he told me that the proper stance was both leg should be spread apart approximately shoulders width and to slightly lean forward…I am guessing both stance are correct?? One more thing I have notice is that since pasmado ako..yung dulo nung baril nanginginig…..meron kayang remedyo yun?

    Thanks again!!

    BTW…saying naka filter sa work ko tong website (we are using websence) ….kung hinde sana mas madalas akong makakapasyal dito.
     
  15. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    Try to acces GlockTalk through www.aritah.com , you might get through your office filter.
     
  16. vega

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    If you're planning to compete in the future G26 is not the way to go. Get either compacts or full-size. G26, G19 and G17 all have the same grip diameter, mas maliit lang ang lenght ng G26. If you can grip a 26, you can grip all Glocks except 45s and 10s.

    Happy New Year to all!

    vega
     
  17. welcome.:)
    if you choose a glock, then you've made a wise choice. no disrespect to 1911 fans but for me, even though im also a 1911 fan myself and an HK fan as well, for me, in my opinion, glocks are the best.
     
  18. kamelot

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    The books say that the 9mm bullet travels faster(greater velocity) than the 45 cal bullet. As such, it can easily penetrate walls as compared to the .45 cal. You should consider this fact when you use the 9mm for home defense.

    The MCS guy must be talking about the Weaver stance. Most of the guys I see (as I was trained since 1982) use the Isosceles stance and variants thereof (like your Canadian based friend). I believe the latter is more "action" friendly.:)
     
  19. toxic

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  20. jhun

    jhun

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    Thanks! nakalusot na ko sa filter using yung hk54