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Old 08-29-2011, 03:08 AM   #11
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Bad, bad deal. Keep the Thompson and get a new mag for it. That was their main hangup.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:24 AM   #12
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not really, go google some "glock leg" images and stories...

it happens to officers a lot. shooting holes in the floor boards of patrol cars or holes in legs. piece of holster bends inwards a little, clothing gets in the trigger guard any number of things gun goes in holster trigger gets yanked holes go in legs and such.

a heavier da pull or a external safety, not on the trigger, tends to prevent that in other designs.

carrying a glock in my opinion is about the same level of safety as carrying a revolver cocked. long as your finger isnt on the trigger they wont go off. but a foreign inanimate object in the trigger guard can easily set either off.

this is especially true for glocks that have lightened triggers.

anyway im not gonna call you bad names for liking a glock if you do thats your business. but the fact remains there is no real external safety on glocks
Yeah, I've read them or seen them before. I understand the thought process you are pointing out, I guess my personal opinion it they were literally ALL the gun owners fault, not the gun itself. Obviously off topic here so I'll just leave it at that.
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Yeah, I've read them or seen them before. I understand the thought process you are pointing out, I guess my personal opinion it they were literally ALL the gun owners fault, not the gun itself. Obviously off topic here so I'll just leave it at that.
You are 100% right AOK. Shocking how many gun owners want to blame unsafe gun handling on the tool. Hmm....

I've used Glocks for 25 years and never had one go nuts in my hand, holster, or on my nightstand.
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I think I would keep the 1911 and buy a used glock.I have sold used Glocks for $299-$350.They are a basic trouble free gun .If you did have a problem they are easily fixed.I have sold used ones that are as good as a new one but a lot less money.Good luck which ever way you go. Chicago and a handgun? you live dangerously!
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Yes, let's definitely have a 1911 vs. Glock dust-up in a thread about a good or bad trade.

Are you asking because you had a sinking suspicion that you made a bad deal? JonM, I'm not sure that Glocks really go down in value after purchasing. I think the used market (at least where I live) is pretty strong and popular guns are holding their value.

Sadly, Glocks are in that category of "popular guns."
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How can I tell it is a 4GEN glock and not a 3GEN ?? Any differences ?
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Yes, let's definitely have a 1911 vs. Glock dust-up in a thread about a good or bad trade.

Are you asking because you had a sinking suspicion that you made a bad deal? JonM, I'm not sure that Glocks really go down in value after purchasing. I think the used market (at least where I live) is pretty strong and popular guns are holding their value.

Sadly, Glocks are in that category of "popular guns."
Nah just the used market has a LOT of glocks. Ive fired glocks a bit but never owned one i keep trying things out every now and then to see if my tastes have changed. I keep an open mind. My next handgun is prolly going to be an xdm in 45 altho a 19+1 9mm version may tempt me

But if the OP is paying 150 and a 1911 in 100% condition for a glock then its not a good deal. If he gets 150$ in mags to go with it might change it a bit.
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How can I tell it is a 4GEN glock and not a 3GEN ?? Any differences ?
The gen4 has that stamped on the side. The 3 and below do not. Mostly the diff is in the mag design grip design and mag release. Maybe some small internal changes
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How can I tell it is a 4GEN glock and not a 3GEN ?? Any differences ?
Gen 4 has more narrow grip, different stippling, larger mag release, double recoil spring and different sights. Not much else but thats enough for me personally to know the gen4 is a better buy.
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