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Revolver guy comes to Glock

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by SJShooter, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. SJShooter

    SJShooter

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    I'm a long time collector and shooter of S&W revolvers. I love them - their looks, the way they shoot, their reliability. Honestly, I've never really given Glock much of a look - mainly because they were the opposite of aesthetic cool, at least compared to the sexy lines of some 1960s/70s Smiths.

    But when it came time to get my CCW... well, as much as I love my K-frames, they are a real commitment for an every-day carry. And J-frames might be fine for a quick run to the corner store to pick something up, but are really lacking in firepower.

    So I decided to get a Glock. Did my research and decided on a Glock 19. Found a local shop about three weeks ago that had three in stock. By the time I got there the next morning, they had two. I was fondling it, and the guy behind the counter pulled out a S&W M&P9c. I admit, I really liked how it felt in my hand. All of the sudden, I was second guessing myself. Research is one thing, the actual feel is another. So, there I am, holding one, holding the other - my head saying Glock, my hand saying the S&W. And the guy at the shop is pushing the S&W. Finally I asked the guy what he carries. He lifts his shirt and says "Glock 19." And I'm thinking "then why are you trying to sell me an S&W." Must be a better profit. I practically threw the S&W at him and took the Glock. Someone bought the last one before my checkout was done.

    I put on the M-sized grip panel plus a Pachmayr sleeve - a perfect fit for my hand and the sleeve gives a nice palmswell feel. I swapped out to an extended slide release and have put about 600+ rounds through it so far. WOW - I love it. I don't know what took me so long to come around to Glock, but what an amazingly fun gun to shoot and carry.

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  2. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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  3. ewxlt66

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    Nice! I hope to find my wife a nice G19 also.
     
  4. Lowjiber

    Lowjiber

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    Welcome to the Dark Side and the gun that looks like it was designed by Woody Woodpecker.

    I carried a J-Frame for over twenty years. Your first Glock won't be your last. Take a test drive with the 26 sometime and you'll be ruined. LOL
     
  5. WT

    WT Millennium Member

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    Welcome to the forum and congrats on your purchase.

    Somehow .... I see a Glock 26 in your future. Sort of like the J-frame compared to the K-frame.
     
  6. Clusterfrack

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    Welcome and good choice. Nothing wrong with the M&P, but I prefer Glocks. Feel in the hand doesn't translate into best function when shooting. I find that the blocky Glock grip aids in a solid, repeatable "vice like" hold with my support hand.
     
  7. carbuncle

    carbuncle is not cool.

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    Welcome from New Hampshire and congrats on getting into Glocks!
     
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