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Forsaken by Hickok45

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ditto1958, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. ditto1958

    ditto1958

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    My life as I've known it is over today. Hickok45 has abandoned me, my Glock 23, and the .40 S&W. The worst thing about it is that he put all his 40's in the back of the safe two years ago and didn't tell anyone until now.

    Geez. I look up to you, Mr. Hickok. At least I did until this morning.

    Seriously, if you've been watching Hickok45's channel on YouTube for as long as I have, you will know that for several years, he regularly featured Glocks in .40 S&W. He also regularly stated that the Glock 23 and Glock 27 were his favorite handguns, even famously proclaiming in one video that if he "could only have ONE gun," that gun would be a Glock 23. Some years back, he competed in shooting matches with first a Glock 22, and then later a 23 when they were introduced.

    So this morning I wake up, and see a new Hickok45 video, The Glock 23 Revisited. I'm like, "Cool! Hickok did a new video on his favorite gun." I watch the video, and my life gets destroyed in like 20 short minutes. Turns out he only shoots 9 and 45 now.

    "The Forty," and people who shoot it, has really taken a beating over the past couple of years, particularly when it came out that the FBI was switching to 9mm. It's HARD being in the minority, but I thought Hickok had my back.

    I sit here all alone. Abandoned...

    ... if it's any consolation, at least none of the MIM parts in my Glock 23 have dissolved into metal dust yet. :)
     
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  2. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    I just bought 500 rounds of 40 180 gr fmj, 500 rounds of 9mm Nato 124 fmj, 100 rounds of 180 grain SXTs, 50 rounds of 357 Magnum 110 gr and 20 rounds of 45 Colt 185 gr for my Bond Arms derringer at a gun show for good prices today. I didn't bother with ACP because I have a good stash of it.
    I have 2 Glocks, 4 HKs, 2 Sigs and an FN that chamber 40 S&W and no inclination to jettison any of them just because Hickok, the FBI or Ernst Stavro Blofeld like something else. BTW the 45 ACP was priced $26 more a case than the 40.
     
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  3. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

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    If you keep them in your safe long enough they will one day be back in vogue.
     
  4. AZ Husker

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    One only has to remember the origin of the .40 Short & Weak. Doomed from the start.
     
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  5. ditto1958

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    Lol. I own neckties that have been in and out of style more than once. :)
     
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  6. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    It'll be back in style as soon as police fail to stop someone with a full mag of 9mm. Bad luck, thick truck door, body armor, doesn't matter. Round and round we go.
     
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    It is good to know he has come around on this issue and realizes that a high quality 9mm JHP +P is every bit as effective as the 40 Smith and Weak. If others do not understand this, oh well.

    Cheers. :)
     
  8. G26S239

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    Indeed. Too bad it never had the immense commercial success of the 10mm or .41 AE.
     
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    could be worse, you could like the Glock 37 in 45 Gap.........like me:innocent:
     
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    A neighboring agency recently allowed their officers to choose any caliber for their handguns 9mm, 40, or 45. They were issuing 40. Not a single officer stayed with the 40.
     
  11. Grunow

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    The most unfathomable Glock of them all.
     
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    .45 ACP is too fat and reduces capacity too much. I'd love it otherwise.

    .40 expands almost as big, penetrates better, and gives about 50% more capacity in most weapons.
     
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    He doesn't really bash it, just decided to consolidate calibers.
     
  15. "Cold Dead Hands" !

    "Cold Dead Hands" !

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    Sorry Dude, I might have started that trend.
    Shooting off my big mouth on Glock Talk about how I dumped my .40's for 9mm's years ago.
    Scoring better in competitions, due to more controllable recoil accuracy.
    Even though 9mm is automatically scored minor or not as good.
    But the accuracy and shot placement trumps bigger calibers.
    Premium 9mm JHP has good stopping power, not far behind the best.40 & .45's.
    Also FMJ 9mm practice ammo is a bargain.
    Hickock45 came to the same conclusion, and has the last word on the subject.
    Case closed.
     
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  16. Komatsu61

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    I was recently adding a full size to the safe and was considering a 40cal. But from a practical stand point, I already buy 9mm in the 1000rnd case relatively cheap so I have a ton on hand for shooting at the range. And since its got a longer barrel I can take advantage of +p ammo for self defense. Found 100 round boxes of Federal Premium +p online for $28 shipped.
    Didn't really feel like adding another caliber anyway. 22, 32, 380, 38spl, 357, 9mm and 45acp is plenty.
     
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    This summer I have found myself not carrying my 27 nearly as much as in the past. I still love it (and my 35). I've been experimenting with just keeping my 19 and my 43 loaded up all the time. Depending on where I'm going or doing is which one gets put into my holster. I find his boxing up and separating all the mags to be a bit more than I need. My 40 caliber Glocks still sit in their same spots in the safe.

    I have no plans to dump those two 40 cal pistols. I don't see buying any more either. As to range time, I have narrowed my choices to carry guns for now. That means 9mm pretty much gets the nod. We'll see if I change my mind down the road.
     
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  18. Dave T

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    My first venture into Glock was a 23. Carried it for a while, then realized I was packing around nothing more than a 38-40 Straight, Rim-less, Smokeless (smile). For a couple years I got into 10mm but after carrying 45 ACPs through my LEO career and for almost 10 years after retiring I did a hard comparison between the 10mm and the ol' 45 ACP and realized my old friend would do everything I needed it to.

    Now I have to admit, I was recently taken to task (well actually told I didn't know what I was talking about) when I said I didn't worry about capacity. But being an old curmudgeon I still am not convinced I need 15 to 17 rounds to be able to defend myself.

    Point is, I sympathize with the OP in feeling a bit left out. Heck, I even shoot revolvers sometimes.

    Dave
     
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    for an agency (the FBI) who bashed the 9mm, and was basically responsible for developing the 10mm/40 now switching back to the 9mm?? Makes no sense to me, I guess apparently the 9mm has mysteriously become a round that is far superior to the 40 and 45, Technology has developed over the years and the 9mm seems to be king? Well that same technology has applied to the 40 and 45 acp
    Whatever I' ll take my G23 any day.
    another thing that confuses me is those who carry different caliber guns according to the weather or where they will be traveling to. It seems the 9mm gets the nod in the summer time (Light clothing) and the 40/45 gets the nod in the winter time (jackets) well if the 9mm is so much better than the 40/45 then why the need to change during heavy cloths months??
    I am not bashing the 9mm one of my fav daily carry guns is my shield 9mm. BUT when i camp of hike in the woods my G23/22 gets the nod
     
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  20. RonS

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    My first Glock was a G22 that I bought from a guy selling is collection of duty guns on a table at a gun show. Nice gun, shot well but when I decided to get back to Glocks I decided to go 9mm.

    I would have to make the same choice. Nothing wrong with the cartridge, but I want a 9 or a .45 and don't see much need for an intermediate step.