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Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by srk, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. srk

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    Purchased my first Glock...Glock 19 Gen 4...and will be picking it up right after Christmas. Would have it now, but wait for telephone background check was exceeding 45 minutes. As I was in no hurry, opted to come back at later time.
    Couple of questions:
    - Best ammo for use on the range. Both my wife and I will be shooting the weapon.
    - Best ammo for self-protection.
    - Best cleaning kit for the gun. I know it comes with some cleaning equipment, but is there particular cleaning/oil brands and specific pieces of cleaning equipment.
    - And a range case. Saw a range bag at BassPro that seemed pretty nice for ~ $40.

    Also thinking about a laser for the weapon. Saw a video where a guy installed a Lasermax Guiderod Laser. Looked nice, but it appeared to entail some 'gun smith' skills. Suggestions?

    Looking forward to learning more about the Glock 19 and some 'lessons learned'.
     
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    One man's opinion: Any ball ammo that's the same load as your carry ammo.

    I wouldn't touch that one for anything!
    Everyone has their favorites. They all work pretty much the same.
    FWIW, I have a LaserLyte rear sight laser. All the different types have their advantages and disadvantages.
    Oh, there's a lot to be learned here. Lotsa knowledgeable, helpful folks. Welcome!
     
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    Double post...
     
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    Sounds like a good choice........keep us posted how it goes with the G19........
     
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    :welcome:

    I agree with RPVG on all his answers to your question. I'd add that any name brand ammo should be good to go. There are a number of articles out there concerning self-defense ammo. This one comes up first on a google search and seems to be pretty thorough.
     
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    Welcome from Central Florida. I like Winchester Silvertips for SD. I use them in my .380 and will use them in the Glock 26 I'm buying soon. You can get 115-grain in 9MM. I believe you will find the recoil to be lighter but still an effective round for SD. Pricey though - about $100 for two boxes shipped from CTD. I don't think you'll find them locally.
     
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    Welcome from Jacksonville. What part of Florida are you in?