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  1. Glock 19 Remains My Favorite

    I grew up with guns in the house. I had my first .22 when I was 8 years old, but we didn’t shoot a whole lot. My father was a Marine Officer and he understood the importance of firearm ownership but he wasn’t a gun guy. He didn’t have any tactical rifles or pistols, not that he was against them but he just didn’t have any. He actually thought you needed a special license to own them and he had no intentions of going through all of the hassle to get them. I guess that came from being in the...
  2. Making the Glock 23 My Favorite Carry Gun

    What's my favorite Glock? Well I have a few favorites to be honest. I have been in law enforcement since 1975 and I began my career carrying a Colt Python 4 inch barrel in a Hoyt holster. Hoyt holsters were the "sierra hotel" of break front holsters in their time. As my career progressed I had some custom things done to the Python like changing the blue to a Colt combat black and having the trigger polished and the trigger and hammer jeweled. Well, the Python became more valuable than gold...
  3. The Glock Operator Course in Smyrna, GA

    Glock has added a new course to their training schedule earlier this year: the Glock Operator Course. My wife and I took this 2 day course through our membership in the GSSF at the Glock headquarters in Smyrna, GA on November 1st and 2nd, 2017. GLOCK HQ: The course is 16 hours and costs $300 per person and covers the following content: Class room (approximately 4 hours) · Introduction, equipment, and safety · Range procedures and commands · Nomenclature of the Glock ·...
  4. The Case for Compatible Gun Ownership

    My twins’ birthday just passed last week. My twins are not identical; in fact, they are a boy and a girl (I just love when I tell people that I have boy/girl twins, and then they ask me if they are identical! Duh!). Not being identical twins, I cannot use the old mantra of “two is one and one is none”. Of course, even if identical, I doubt they would appreciate such statements. In the area of firearms ownership, however, I am a big proponent of that philosophy. A recent thread here on...
  5. The Glock Pistol - Perfecting Perfection

    The Glock pistol has been around for over 30 years now and has taken the world by storm in that time. I remember when the Glock first arrived and I thought “that is an ugly pistol”. Well it still isn’t the prettiest but there is no doubt about the reliability of the pistol, it’s ugly but it works. Glock has long touted that the perfection of their pistol and for the most part I agree. With that being said there is always room for improvement. After its introduction in the 1980’s slight...
  6. 25 Cent Glock Trigger Job

    Since purchasing a Glock 19 Gen 3 back in 2008, I've read articles and watched videos on modifications and accessories but none intrigued me more than the 25 Cent Trigger Job. It was only last year that I finally did it because I had almost everything needed to perform it and because it doesn't require any special skills beyond patience and desire. I'm not a gunsmith, only a Glock enthusiast so what follows is what was common among all the resources I found on the procedure. Special...
  7. The Glock Influence

    Standing in his small garage workshop nearly four decades ago, could Gaston Glock have imagined the impact of what he was about to embark on? A revolutionary type of new sidearm. The brainchild of an Austrian native who at the time was doing well for himself in the manufacturing industry, holding a lucrative government contract with the Austrian Ministry of Defense where he supplied field knives and bayonets to the Austrian Army.
  8. Make your Glock trigger feel like a 1911!

    Ever wonder why there are so many aftermarket Glock triggers? Do a simple search for “Glock triggers” and watch the number of hits and each promise the very best experience. Now that doesn’t mean that the stock Glock trigger is the worst experience but it does indicate that dissatisfaction with Gaston’s trigger is significant.
  9. Blacklist Match Grade Barrel Test and Review

    I’ve been thinking of an aftermarket match grade barrel for some time now, but never really knew the advantages or disadvantages of owning one, until now. The past few years I have been heavily involved in competition shooting (IDPA, USPSA, and GSSF), and I’m at the point where a little edge here and there is starting to matter, so I looked into match grade barrels and what they have to offer. After an extensive online search and review of the various barrels available, I decided on a barrel...
  10. Pistol Caliber Carbines

    For years I have had a 45ACP DI (gas operated) AR-15 which runs great and is very accurate, but as of late I wanted to add a couple of uppers in 9mm and 45GAP so I contacted Ron Williams of RMW XTREME in Florida to build the uppers. Ron was also the one that built my 45ACP upper so I knew he was the person to go to. I did not want to go with a blowback upper because of the need to run a very heavy buffer and recoil spring, in speaking with Ron he builds all of his pistol caliber DI uppers to...
  11. The .41 Remington Magnum: The Under-appreciated Middle Magnum

    The less-than auspicious .41 magnum had an unusual beginning and not many people know the whole story. In 1963, Elmer Keith and Bill Jordan, with some help from Skeeter Skelton, petitioned Smith & Wesson, Remington, and Norma to produce a pistol and ammunition in .41 caliber which would fall between the existing .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum cartridges in ballistic performance. But why? Why did these three leading handgun ballistics and law enforcement "Experts" see the need for a "middle...
  12. The .357 SIG

    The .357 SIG wasn't the first bottleneck handgun cartridge. In the 1960's Winchester necked the .357 Magnum down to to .257.Then the 9x25 Dillon came along in 1988 by necking the 10mm Auto down to .355". Finally in 1994, SIG Sauer and Federal with a joint venture, shorterned and necked down the 10mm to create the .357 SIG. Some think you can form it using .40 S&W brass, but the .40 is 0.009" shorter than the .357 SIG. The idea of this cartridge was to try to match the 1450 feet per second...
  13. The .45 GAP

    Created by Ernest Durham in 2002, an engineer with Speer at the time. He did so at the request of Glock to create a cartridge with equal power to the .45 ACP, but be stronger in the neck area to lower risk of blow outs there, and also let it fit in the 9x19 & .40 S&W sized handguns. Of course GAP stood for "Glock Auto Pistol". No sooner than this cartridge hit public knowledge we started hearing "it will be gone in 10 years". I laughed just last week as I was in a local gun store and heard...
  14. The Portable Reloading Kit and its Place in the Outdoorsman’s Tool Chest

    Many of us who enjoy the great outdoors and hunting and target shooting are also reloaders. In fact for many, reloading can become a full time passion and hobby much like shooting itself. Some of us reload mostly to save money over factory ammo and others reload because we shoot cartridges of a more obsolete nature. Both of these are top reasons to reload, and I admit to having been motivated by both of them over the years. But as of now, my main motivation is simply I enjoy reloading and it...
  15. 10mm AUTO The Cartridge, The Myth, The Legend

    The 10mm Auto, it almost vanished into obscurity. The brainchild of Col. Jeff Cooper who set out to make a flatter shooting cartridge than his beloved .45 ACP. He wanted it to be able to push a 200 grain bullet to 1200 feet per second, and it was achieved by shorting a .30 Remington case, blowing out the walls so it would accept the bullet from the .38-40 Winchester, a .400" bullet. Basing a pistol off the CZ75 design, the Bren-Ten was born, but it came at a price. $500 was a lot of money in...
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