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Hey all,

I'm a new first-time gun/Glock owner! Yesterday I picked up a G19 Gen5.5, serial BNED***, born-on-date of 03/23/2020!

I have 500 rounds of 124 gr AE FMJ and 250 rounds of 124 gr LE HST JHP on the way as well.

I grew up target shooting in the desert probably only once per year, but decided it's about time for me to start exercising this right that I've never taken advantage of before. Goal is to become comfortable/proficient, pick up a fun new hobby, and be more prepared to protect myself and my property as a new homeowner.

Haven't made an outing yet to experience it in action, but have field stripped it a few times and familiarized myself with the mechanicals. Thinking that the first real upgrade I should look into (other than a safe near my bed) is getting some night sights to replace the stock ones; I'm leaning AmeriGlo Agent... assuming these fit the 5.5 exactly the same as the 19M from whence they came.

Bonus fact: I'm likely not politically-aligned with the average owner, but I don't think responsible gun ownership should be a partisan issue.
 

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Hey all,

I'm a new first-time gun/Glock owner! Yesterday I picked up a G19 Gen5.5, serial BNED***, born-on-date of 03/23/2020!

I have 500 rounds of 124 gr AE FMJ and 250 rounds of 124 gr LE HST JHP on the way as well.

I grew up target shooting in the desert probably only once per year, but decided it's about time for me to start exercising this right that I've never taken advantage of before. Goal is to become comfortable/proficient, pick up a fun new hobby, and be more prepared to protect myself and my property as a new homeowner.

Haven't made an outing yet to experience it in action, but have field stripped it a few times and familiarized myself with the mechanicals. Thinking that the first real upgrade I should look into (other than a safe near my bed) is getting some night sights to replace the stock ones; I'm leaning AmeriGlo Agent... assuming these fit the 5.5 exactly the same as the 19M from whence they came.

Bonus fact: I'm likely not politically-aligned with the average owner, but I don't think responsible gun ownership should be a partisan issue.
Welcome!

I’m not a Glock fan, but you’ve made some good choices here.

If you want some future non-Glock suggestions, hit me up! :50cal:
 

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Welcome nice choice!...wish I had a platform as nice as the Gen-5 for My first pistol!
 

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Welcome!

Sounds like you're off to a good start!

My first Glock (third pistol technically) is a 19 Gen 5. I use the 124gr HST too and prefer it.
 

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Welcome!

Great choice on a first handgun.

Of course you know, pictures of the pistol are required for first time handgun purchases. ;)
 

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Welcome to the forums- you chose wisely sir.
 

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Good choice in gun, ammo, and my preferred sights are the Ameriglo Agents. I think you’re on the right track. Find a good holster and some local training and you’ll be right on your way!
 

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Welcome. Normally I would suggest finding a local firearms training place. That works on safety, basics...
There are some online options. Many even free.
(Remember we don’t know you, any training you got)
The 4 rules to start. Learning basic firearm laws of your state. (And your area)
Massod Ayoob had a online course a few yrs back. Nice start.
 

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Congratulations from one newb to another!
 

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Hey all,

I'm a new first-time gun/Glock owner! Yesterday I picked up a G19 Gen5.5, serial BNED***, born-on-date of 03/23/2020!

I have 500 rounds of 124 gr AE FMJ and 250 rounds of 124 gr LE HST JHP on the way as well.

I grew up target shooting in the desert probably only once per year, but decided it's about time for me to start exercising this right that I've never taken advantage of before. Goal is to become comfortable/proficient, pick up a fun new hobby, and be more prepared to protect myself and my property as a new homeowner.

Haven't made an outing yet to experience it in action, but have field stripped it a few times and familiarized myself with the mechanicals. Thinking that the first real upgrade I should look into (other than a safe near my bed) is getting some night sights to replace the stock ones; I'm leaning AmeriGlo Agent... assuming these fit the 5.5 exactly the same as the 19M from whence they came.

Bonus fact: I'm likely not politically-aligned with the average owner, but I don't think responsible gun ownership should be a partisan issue.
Oh but it is , one party wants to take your guns and have a socialist government . Another party is for constitutional rights and a democracy .
 

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Welcome to the forum and gun ownership. Nice choice for a Newbie... Be safe!
Hey all,

I'm a new first-time gun/Glock owner! Yesterday I picked up a G19 Gen5.5, serial BNED***, born-on-date of 03/23/2020!

I have 500 rounds of 124 gr AE FMJ and 250 rounds of 124 gr LE HST JHP on the way as well.

I grew up target shooting in the desert probably only once per year, but decided it's about time for me to start exercising this right that I've never taken advantage of before. Goal is to become comfortable/proficient, pick up a fun new hobby, and be more prepared to protect myself and my property as a new homeowner.

Haven't made an outing yet to experience it in action, but have field stripped it a few times and familiarized myself with the mechanicals. Thinking that the first real upgrade I should look into (other than a safe near my bed) is getting some night sights to replace the stock ones; I'm leaning AmeriGlo Agent... assuming these fit the 5.5 exactly the same as the 19M from whence they came.

Bonus fact: I'm likely not politically-aligned with the average owner, but I don't think responsible gun ownership should be a partisan issue.
 

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Find a mentor——-someone like a retired Law Enforcement Officer who was well trained and learn first hand from them. One of my mentors was a retired DEA Agent.

Get a rigid leather or Kydex holster and don’t worry about scuffs on the finish. The holster will protect that trigger guard and keep you and those around you safe.

Get a safe immediately. Anything is better than nothing. Know who is in your home at all times. Don’t assume a child can find an unsecured gun.

Don’t advertise to the public you own firearms. Keep any gun stickers off your vehicle. You are inviting theft.

Train-Learn-Enjoy. If we go into a Depression and that is a real possibility, resources may be stressed and you may have to protect your loved ones.

I would go for the Concealed Carry Licensing program if your State offers it. It will be an eye opener on the Law.
 
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