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Another New Glock 19 Owner

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Leathercrafter, Oct 23, 2004.

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  1. Leathercrafter

    Leathercrafter

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    I had been looking at the G19's for a while and reading the info here. I finally took the plunge and picked up my first one this past week. Put the 3.5# connector on it and an M3 light before leaving the gun shop.

    I plan on using it primarily for home defense, as well as carrying along on the road trips.

    I hope to get out to the range the first part of the week to fire it off.

    I look foward to learning and participating more here in the G19 club. :cool:
     
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    Howdy from another FNG.

    Great pistol, isn't it?
     

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    I like what I see so far. A few of my friends have one and cannot say enough good things about it. Hopefully soon I can post pics with the holster I'm making for it.

    Are slides available in a parkerized version? I'm down in FL and it would make things easier if I could get one on there.
     
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    I don't think they're available like that. I guess the tenifer finish is pretty strong. i imagine you could get it parkerized by someone.
     
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    If you're worried about your slide rusting, don't be.
    The Tennifer coating is pretty amazing.

    Just shoot it and enjoy it.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I was concerned about the rust, and was wanting to thwart the potential problem from developing.
     
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    I have been considering a 19, maybe at the next show at the Fairgrounds I will get one.

    In 9mm I have a 26 and LOVE it.

    where in FLA are you? I'm near Boynton Beach.
     
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    I'm located just east of the Tampa area.

    I looked serious at the 26, too, but it just didn't feel right in my hand. I'm a bit finicky in that respect. I get the opportunity to hold and look at a lot of handguns, so some days it's a tough choice as to what I want to carry/use for myself. :)

    The G19 will primarily be a home defense type of gun, but I hope to be able to carry it in an OWB holster on occasion once the weather cools and I wear a jacket.
     
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    Parkerized? Youre kidding right? I live in fla, and have had a g19 for years.... the stock finish on the Glock is the hardest finish available... no need to parkerize or anything else for that matter.

    If you MUST put a finish on a glock go NP3.. I did... incredible finish!!!!!!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    I think you're worrying about a non issue with Glocks. Glocks finish is superior to parkerizing.
     
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    +1. The NP3 is certianly not tougher than the stock finish. It serves other purposes, but if your only concern is to resist rust, leave it stock.

    There is simply no stock finish harder than the Glock Stock finish. You can sweat on it all day, every day, and it simply wont rust.
     
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    Thanks, folks, I appreciate the info. I was concerned about the rust, but now I understand it to be a non-issue. Appreciate you all taking the time to answer my question.
     
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    Leathercrafter- do you have your own specific holster designs?
    Wouldn't mind seeing some pics.

    Bear- You're right,the NP3 does serve other purposes.For those not familiar it is a combination of electroless nickel and teflon. Self lubricating,very slick,easy to clean,and really prevents holster wear. It's one I am sold on. I don't think it looks "pimpy" either.
     
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    DocH,

    I've done a lot of variations of holsters since I do a fair amount of custom work. Here's a pic of a holster I recently did for a 1911, but would work the same for a G19.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Here's another variation:

    [​IMG]
     
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    And here's yet another. I also do a couple of IWB versions. The most popular IWB choice has adjustable kydex clips, which allow you to adjust the depth of the holster, as well as the cant.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thats good looking leatherwork.I especially like the third one. I'll keep you in mind for my next one. Thanks for the pictures.
    They all look good.I'm in northwest Georgia,by the way.
     
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    Welcome to perhaps the best example of Glock "PERFECTION", the Glock 19! Enjoy!