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Old 11-11-2010, 08:32 AM   #11
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Guns-N-Ammo: Sir read "CHLChris" comments over and over. He is correct.
I use another word; "compromise"
All firearms; are 'compromises'; partly; why they make some many different sizes; kinds; and ??????

Through-out your ownership of a Glock; you'll hear, this and that. Another word in my vocabulary; rhetoric.

Is (fill in blank) the absolute end all
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I actually have different manufactures. Some in my opinion, serve better in certain applications.

Glock is a good serviceable firearm. With any firearm; practice, practice, practice, will make the firearm a better piece of equiptment for you and those around you.

Full size
Glock 17; will serve you well
Glock 22; will serve you well
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Glock 23; will serve you well

These; I have regular experiences with. Were "I" to think they were inferior firearms. The trash can is close by. They are still here, I trust them to do what I ask, everytime.

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Old 11-11-2010, 04:33 PM   #12
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As long as you're talking Glock, I'll chime in. I've only owned a 19, so you can take my opinion with a grain of salt (as all opinions on the interwebz).

Compact size is small enough (19, 23, etc.). The sub-compacts (26, 27, 30) offer very little benefit. There overall shape is the same, the grip is a little shorter. But none of them are pocket guns. In my opinion, as long as one is going to need a waist holster of some kind, you might as well go one step larger and you get the benefits of balance, capacity, sight radius, etc.

I, on the other hand, sold my Glock and I'm not looking back. 1911 for me. Nothing like cold hard steel in my hand and a .45 acp round down range, if needed.

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Thank you "CHLC" and "Neophyte1"

There is a 99% chance I am gettting a Glock for CC..... no doubt about that!!! And yes, Neo, I am going to buy diff. makes and models depending on what I need them for. But as far as my carry gun its going to be a Glock!!! Chris, I will be using a IWB holster for my carry gun!!!

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I am looking into getting my first "carry" gun! But I am still deciding on what cal. to get (i narrowed it down to 9mm,.40,.45). Also,I am still deciding on what "size" to get. I have fairly big hands and I like a GOOD grip on ANY gun I shoot, but I know it will still have to be small enough to be concealed! So, ANY input ya'll have would be very much helpful!!! I am hopefully getting my CCW on Friday

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AND I want to stick with mainline guns, not some joe smoe gun and be made right here the the good ole' USA
I might be wrong. But aren't Glocks manufactured in Austria?
If it is important for you to have a US manufactured gun, here is a link:
Guns Made in the USA
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I thought they were made here...I might be wrong too

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I took my wife to the indoor range today and she shot my PF9. She did OK but it was a little rough on her. 11 of 14 into a 5" red spot at 5 yards. She dropped the last 3 as it was beating her up. She likes the G19 the best but I had her try on the Ruger SR9C. They did not have one in the rentals so she could not shoot one. She and I liked the feel of the SR and the trigger was great. I am seriously looking at a pair of them. We did get to try a SIG 380. That is the best pocket 380 I have shot. Over 2x the price of a P3AT but worth it. I handled the new S&W Bodyguard 380 and it feels good but has a very hard trigger pull. I would pick the Sig.

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Guns-N-Ammo; Sir; I did a search, I seemed to remember something about Glock moving to the USA with a factory type deal. I was unlucky in finding any information.
Where a firearm is ?made? has little bearing in my grand scheme. It becomes the product; or end product that matters.
I chose Glock, a long time ago, from the 1st addition to now 3rd, and maybe one day the 4th
My shooting partner has XD's; I shoot them regularly. Very nice firearm.

We have a ?system? setting up a target group; Glock and XD on the bench;
he will pick up one and start shooting while I load the other, he grabs the loaded firearm, keeps blasting away, then the other, we do this a number of times; then trade off.
Accuracy is about the same; handling is about the same; sight picture? is different. 'he grumbles; I grumble'' we sight differently.

My shooting partner; long time friend; and because I don't say much; he wasn't aware that I shoot some.
He wanted to learn; and then dive right in; he did. He chose the XD's; cause he didn't want to be like me.
We started with the basics; he now is fairly profiecient shooter. He isn't allowed to 'bash'; nor am I. We bash each other
as stated earlier; opinions are based on ''my'' perception; for my ?needs?

As time has passed; Dennis has mentioned several times about getting rid of his XD's 9mm; and get a Glock. I encouraged him to keep his XD. Very strongly; I might add; they are paid for
He has a XD 45; Sight picture is the same as his XD 9. I encourage him to keep; in this example; 'either all XD's; or all Glock. Simpler for parts; inner-change-ability perhaps. He really likes his XD 45, I don't own a Glock 45.

Sir; we shoot other stuff; Rugers; SW's; Colt; RIA; Kahr; ?? plus other stuff from our pile.
Is one; better than the other in my opinion! Each was purchased with a certain purpose in mind.

I still have a want list; Cougar 8000 series; Ruger SR series; along with others haha

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Thanks for the input!!!

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I might be wrong. But aren't Glocks manufactured in Austria?
If it is important for you to have a US manufactured gun, here is a link:
Guns Made in the USA
Ummmmmm...... How can the website not list S&W or Springfield????
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I might be wrong. But aren't Glocks manufactured in Austria?
If it is important for you to have a US manufactured gun, here is a link:
Guns Made in the USA
I believe he was confused by the Smyrna, GA printed on the side lol
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