New WI Guy Here

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by stonesfan99, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. stonesfan99

    stonesfan99

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    Hi all, I am really considering a Glock for a CCW/home defense piece. I have previously only had 1911s. First an RIA GI .45, then a Springfield Loaded 1911A1 .45 (which I customized a fair bit) and a Colt S70 1911A1 .45. I want to switch to a Glock because I am just sick and tired of tinkering. Whether that be certain ammo that doesn't feed correctly, magazines where the tension is wrong or extractors that need adjustment, small parts that have to be fitted. I don't want to spend $3000 on a Wilson CQB. The Glock 21 is pretty large and the one I liked best is the Glock 19. I didn't like the Glock 30. How do you all feel about the effectiveness of the 9mm Luger round for home defense (not +P or anything, just FMJ and JHP)? Are there any caveats with Glocks I should be aware of like with 1911s? I just want an affordable piece that works reliably and I think Glock can give me that. Thanks.
     
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    Hello and Welcome.
     
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    Welcome to GT!
     
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  6. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Welcome from scott in glendale ..

    I have no 1911 issues. The 21 glock is a nice machine. I prefer the glock 20 in 10mm .. more power and more capacity.

    Where are you in wisconsin ??
     
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    Hello from the Northwoods!
     
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    Welcome!


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    slamdunc JAFO

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    Welcome to G.T. from southern Illinois. As for pistols, the 9mm is fine for home defense--the technology has come a long way.
     
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    Welcome!

    If by chance you're a member of the Saukville Rifle & Pistol Club, I'm happy to meet you there to shoot my G19. Otherwise, I bet any range will rent you a G19.

    BTW....Love my G19 and I'm a fan of 9mm for HD/SD. I had Glock night sights installed (By Glock) and that's the ONLY upgrade I've made. Otherwise, it's completely stock. The trigger and ergonomics are apples to oranges when comparing to a decent 1911, but it's been nothing short of 100% reliable with any ammo.