close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

My First Glock Was Born Today...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Th3Myth, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Th3Myth

    Th3Myth aka SuchxNxSuch

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Location:
    ICT, KS
    Finally got my first Glock today, and it was born on 1/27/2010, not even a month old from the factory yet. When I first went to my local GunShop/Range I had my heart set on a G19 RTF2, but they didn't have any in stock and said that they probably wouldn't get any till the middle of spring, so I decided to get the G19 Gen 3. So I went to pickup my layaway today, and low and behold, they had an RTF2 version sitting in the case begging me to take her home. Asked the owner politely if I could exchange my layaway for the RTF2 and he said of course. Immediately after I paid off my Glock, I went to Walmart and bought 3 boxes of Federal Ammo for $9.47 a box, great thing was they had a lot in stock, which was surprising considering all the other wally worlds in-town have none. Went back to the Range, made sure my baby had the proper amount of lube in all the recommended areas and let loose. Shot 4 targets starting at 7yrds, 10yrds, 15yrds, and 25yrds. Couldn't ask for anything more for my first handgun. I'm glad that I made this great investment, and hope to make many more. Now I just need to get some night sights, a comfy holster, and maybe another mag or two. Would really like to start getting into league shooting and GSSF, cause I couldn't bare the fact of having a Glock and just letting it sit there. This will also be my carry and conceal, so I'm hoping that we get to know each other fairly quick.

    PS... Excuse the ferret on the 15yrd target, couldn't get him to stay off the damn paper long enough for me to take the picture, lol
     

    Attached Files:

  2. cpolk

    cpolk

    Messages:
    580
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Congrats, very nice 19.
     

  3. den888

    den888

    Messages:
    5,068
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Nice Glock 19 !
     
  4. HauntedAlabama

    HauntedAlabama

    Messages:
    620
    Likes Received:
    38
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Location:
    Alabama
    welcome and congrats on the new 19. Nice marmot
     
  5. G36shooter

    G36shooter

    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Location:
    Livingston Cnty. Mich.
    Congrats and welcome to the club. Ijust picked up a G22-RTF2 and love it, I would like my other 4 Glocks to have the RTF2 frame, it really sticks to your hand. Have fun with that 19 :cool:
     
  6. FriscoCHL

    FriscoCHL

    Messages:
    493
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Location:
    TX
    Sweet pistola. so what happened to the gills? Glock not doing that any more on the RTF2's?
     
  7. rottboy_8

    rottboy_8

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Location:
    HI
    Congrats and great shooting!!!! Got my first Glock (G17 Gen 3) 3 weeks ago and have been enjoying it ever since. Only things I've done to it, for now, is the ".25 trigger job" and purchasing a standard Lone Wolff barrel (mold my own lead heads) as the puppy will be fed a steady diet of lead. Still amazes me how simple and well-made Glocks are. No wonder they are so popular. Am looking forward to campaigning her in scheduled IDPA events this year. Happy shooting!!!:wavey:
     
  8. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    110,495
    Likes Received:
    9,252
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA
  9. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

    Messages:
    7,760
    Likes Received:
    450
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Nice choice and I like thr RTF big time.
     
  10. Th3Myth

    Th3Myth aka SuchxNxSuch

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Location:
    ICT, KS
    I wondered about the fish gills too. I did like them as they seem to be rare and different. My guess is they did away with them listening to other customers demands, but it also makes me wonder if the fish gill slides are gonna be some kind of collectors item now since I heard they don't make them anymore.

    Also was gonna ask for some advice for my target practice. Any and all advice would be helpful being that this is my first gun and I've only went to the Range a handful of times.
     
  11. das9mm26

    das9mm26

    Messages:
    452
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    RE: the targets......
    Just my opinion...but they're about what one can expect from ANY handgun at those respective distances.....Unless you're shooting from sandbags, or Ransom Rest....you're PROBABLY not going to get "tight groups" out past 10 yards....Consider 30 feet is the width of a fairly large living room; engaging a target across that distance (consistant COM hits), under stressful conditions, is going to be tough, regardless of what make/model/caliber of handgun you use....
    End of the day.....I'd keep practicing at 7 and 10 yds. for CONSISTANT COM....and worry less about 15 and 25 (although it's always nice to set aside a few "spare" rounds to use for "developmental testing".....:whistling:
    Nice choice on the 19!! Enjoy!
     
  12. Marc1956

    Marc1956 CLM #66

    Messages:
    1,832
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
    You know that it's alright to put all of your bullets through one hole, don't you? It's not necessary to use up all of the target just because you have it! :supergrin: Just kidding! Nice pistol, placement and pet. Welcome to the right side. :wavey:
     
  13. Tactical black

    Tactical black

    Messages:
    6,295
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Location:
    Florida
  14. capecodcowboy

    capecodcowboy

    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Location:
    Gilford, NH
    sweet!!! Nice 19 and shooting, congrats...
     
  15. Zertek

    Zertek

    Messages:
    2,370
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
  16. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
  17. cmcinc

    cmcinc

    Messages:
    3,507
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Location:
    Georgia
    Congrats and welcome.
     
  18. angrydogtattoo

    angrydogtattoo

    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Location:
    Southeast OH
    "The Big Lebowski"? such a cool movie.

    Really nice targets!
     
  19. VA_Glocker

    VA_Glocker

    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010

    Congrats... where are you located to get ammo from Wally.. how much did u pay for the G19 RTF total?
     
  20. Brent10mm

    Brent10mm

    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Location:
    Spo, W.A.
    your aims a little off...
    you missed the terrorist ferret!!!!:rofl:

    j/k

    Nice 19, :wavey:
    now go look for some 147 Fed. HST's, to feed that beast.