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What do you do during and after buying a Glock?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Sklee, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Sklee

    Sklee

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    What do you do when you are looking at a Glock to buy and after you buy it?

    Do you just look at it and buy it? Examine it by dissembling it?

    Take it to the range and fire off rounds? Clean it and then fire it?

    Set it away until you need it? Any interesting or crazy rituals?
     
  2. threefeathers

    threefeathers Scouts Out

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    In Tucson I usually go to Tucson Guns and Western Artifacts or Diamondback and first hold it, then ask Scott or AZ Jim (depending where I am) if I can cycle the action and squeeze the trigger. Then look at which sights are on and and mention that I'll put Advantage sights on and add a CT laser if it's a HD gun.
    Then buy and without cleaning I shoot 100 rounds so the grease Gaston put on get hot enough to act as a metal conditioner.
    Then clean with CLP and add Militec grease and fire away. Sometime during the year I'll clean again.
    I fired at last 15K rounds out of my G-19 last year as I got ready to attend Mas Ayoob's LFI II and LFI IIIand finally changed my springs for the Wolfe package.
    My RCBS Pro 2000 was a very busy reloading machine and I kept Ranier bullets in business.
    But, enough about me what are you going to do?
    You'd better hurry because I've taught two CCW classes in 2 weeks and a bunch of the students are getting Glocks. ALL of the females are getting Glock 19's or 26's.
     

  3. birdaug

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    SHOOT, SHOOT, SHOOT and SHOOT the gun!!!!
    birdaug
     
  4. minderasr

    minderasr NRA Life Member

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    After making the purchase, this ^^^^.

    :cool:
     
  5. Jackalo626

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    Caress it softly haha. Disassemble it and clean it and then go shoot when time permits.
     
  6. G8Kpr

    G8Kpr Sheep Dog

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    The Happy Dance? :pepper:
     
  7. jesse2205

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    I ask the gun store clerk if I can cycle it and take it apart. I check for any cracks, possible areas of wear. I then buy it, clp it, and put a few 100 rds through it!!
     
  8. elde

    elde Lifetime Member

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    After I buy it?

    Ameriglo Pro Op night sights
    Vickers mag release
    LW 3.5 connector
    NY1 spring
    Glock ext. slide stop
    Wolff guide rod and spring
    .25 Trigger job

    Every Glock, every time.
     
  9. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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  10. PBRLite

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    Shoot it like I stole it

    Unless it is used and then I do a detail strip, examine the gun for any problems, swap out any disconnectors that need to be swapped out, and then shoot it like I stole it.
     
  11. dave333

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    Before I bought the g26 I have I field stripped it to make sure there was no easily identifiable issues, such as a visible factory defect of some kind. Then I proceeded to run about 550 rounds of the cheapest crap ammo I could get my hands on, and after it performed flawlessly I cleaned it up and started carrying it.
     
  12. Taykaim

    Taykaim NRA Member

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    I'll be happy to pay your postage for all those replaced parts you have kicking around if you want to send a bag of them to me. I tend to leave everything but the sights stock.
     
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    elde Lifetime Member

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    lol, not to steal the thread, but sometimes I get in a habit of doing what works for me and I just continue it. As an example, I replace the headlights in every one of my cars with Silverstars (unless they're HIDs). Probably just my OC nature.
     
  14. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    :rofl: I like this answer. I am probably done buying Glocks but when I was buying them (or Sigs, HKs etc.) bringing a new one home was like Christmas to a 3rd grader.
     
  15. JoeInKS

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    Before:

    Buy flowers and some chocolates. Take it to a movie, possibly dancing, and if everything is going well, a romantic stroll in the moonlight.

    After:

    Never call her again.....


    Seriously........ typically just go to a gun store or two and ask to see one or more models. I then get a feeling for the fit in my hand, how easy / hard / smoothly the action cycles, test the trigger location / pull / reset, salivate, see how well it points from a pickup, get an opinion on the sights, wonder about what my wife might say when she finds yet another gun in the house, drop the mag to see if it fires without it, get a good idea as to how comfortable the controls are, and basically then just try to get a base comparison in my head that I will compare against.
     
  16. GreenMill

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    After buying it....... I'm waiting for the %$#@* snow to stop so I can try it out
     
  17. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Clean it, lube it then shoot it..
     
  18. Brain Virus

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    clean it, fantasize about shooting it. Shoot it. spend hours looking for upgrades and tips online, waste time on here.. shoot it some more. :D
     
  19. Deputy206

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    Ditto +1. Then I wish I had the money to buy another one.:crying:
     
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