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Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by Gumbythegreat, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. Gumbythegreat

    Gumbythegreat

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    First time gun owner here. Spent some time at the range yesterday and ended up buying a Glock 19 Gen 4. I absolutely love it, not sure why I waited so long lol.
     
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    Good choice. Welcome.
     
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    ZX14R Silver Member

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    Welcome to GT!
     
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    Welcome to GT! Great choice on first gun, can’t go wrong with a G19.
     
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    Welcome!


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    Hello and Welcome.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! The Gen4 G19 was my first Glock pistol, which for me lead to a trip down a rabbit hole of sorts.

    Since you're new to firearms I suggest that you experience as many different handguns as you can; many indoor ranges offer rentals which will allow you to experience other popular manufacturers and models without having to buy one first to find out things beforehand, like:

    • is this model too heavy?
    • is it comfortable to shoot?
    • can I reach it's controls easily?
    • does it produce too much recoil in this caliber?
    does it's barrel length make it too long to conceal easily?
    what are my options if I want to mount an optic to this thing?
    • etc...

    I can't begin to recall how many used handguns that I've purchased over the years at reasonably discounted prices that were barely used and looked brand new because the owner bought it either on a whim or because someone else "recommended" it, only to find out that "The damn thing was uncomfortable to shoot..." or "I couldn't hit squat with it..." or "I couldn't get the dang thing back together after takin' it apart (Ruger MKII)..." or "It was just too heavy to carry concealed..." or "It weren't that great anyway...b'sides, mah wife made me sell it 'cause she'd be needin' a new washin' machine fer some time now..." (LOL), etc.

    If these folks had rented those firearms before they purchased them they could have saved themselves some time, aggravation, disappointment, and lastly, money, because once a firearm leaves the store it's like driving a new automobile off the lot...it loses value instantly. So spending just a few bucks on a rental can be beneficial in more ways than one ;)

    Enjoy your new interest and always be safe :D
     
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    Good for you. Glock 19 is a great piece. Welcome from South Mississipi
     
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    Welcome aboard.
     
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    Welcome to G.T. from southern Illinois. Although you got off to a late start, you can now go as fast as you want when it comes to adding more Glocks.
     
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    Welcome, Good to have you join us.
     
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    Welcome to GT! :cheers:
     
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