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Old 03-15-2012, 01:47 AM   #1
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Default Sell me on a glock 19.

Going to the local shop on Monday, coming home with something. I like the way the 19 feels (hate the 17). Never shot one, don't know if I will even like it.

The only range in the area wants $50 between the rental, shooting stall and ammo so to put it nicely, they can stick it.

So, I'm flying blind guys. Why should I pick up my first Glock?

BTW, I don't buy into the whole "perfection" thing, its a machine not a miracle. The only reason I'm even considering it is like i said, it fits my hand like a glove.

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Why should I pick up my first Glock?

...because they go BANG every time.
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Why should I pick up my first Glock?

...because they go BANG every time.
So does my 1911
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If you like the Glock 19, get it. Other than that I cant think of a reason. I traded mine off for a Ruger SR9c. I bought an XD45c rather than a Glock. I will be trading or selling my G36 shortly. I have not tried the Gen 4's but the Glocks just dont fit my hand that well. The Ruger, M&P and XD fit me much better.

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Get the G23. So that in the future u can get a conversion barrel just like the G19. The 23 uses 0.40 while 19 uses 9mm. The 23 & 19 have the exact size as they are in the compact category. Im saying this bcos i own the 19 and now want to get the 23. Once u own a glock.. its never enough!. IMO

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...and so does my screen door.
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Get the G23. So that in the future u can get a conversion barrel just like the G19. The 23 uses 0.40 while 19 uses 9mm. The 23 & 19 have the exact size as they are in the compact category. Im saying this bcos i own the 19 and now want to get the 23. Once u own a glock.. its never enough!. IMO
I went this route myself last year and plan to get the Lone Wolf 9mm conversion barrel for my G23. This barrel also will fit my G27. You can get a 357Sig barrel too for the 40S&W models. You can't do this with the 9mm versions so going with the G23 or G27 makes a lot of sense if you ever want to try various calibers.
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Buy it because you said it fits your hand like a glove

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BTW, I don't buy into the whole "perfection" thing, its a machine not a miracle. The only reason I'm even considering it is like i said, it fits my hand like a glove.
When I first started getting into shooting, Ii really wanted to hate Glocks, and did for a while. However, I eventually saw the light. I never have, and still don't buy into Glock "Perfection", and I honestly don't think many people do. For me, it's more like Glock "Awesomeness".

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Why should I pick up my first Glock?

...because they go BANG every time.
As Tim said, they're reliable, but to me, that's not a valid argument on why someone should buy a gun because in my eyes, all guns should be and can be reliable. Most of mine have been 100% reliable.

For me there are two main reasons that I like Glocks, and another for why I like the 19 specifically.

I may be the odd one out here, but I like the Glock hump and grip angle. People can complain about it, and show diagrams of it and why it isn't ergonomic, but all I know is that they fit my hands well and I can flat out shoot them, better than I shoot any other pistols at this point.

The other reason I like Glocks is their simplicity. I can have my 19 totally detail stripped in about 3 minutes, and back together in about 5. Want a different slide release? You can change it out. Want a lighter trigger? You can make it happen with little work. Mag release too short for you? Take 2 minutes and put in a longer one.

I know there are aftermarket parts for other pistols, but rarely are they as easy to change out as they are in a Glock. I'm pretty sure I could give a monkey and Glock tool and have him go to town.

The main reason I like the Glock 19, is as James Yeager from Tactical Response says, "It's big enough to fight with but small enough to carry." The 19 is my EDC gun, and I have no problem concealing it in my Florida summer clothes. I wear the same types and size of clothes I do now as I did before I started carrying. Large shirt and shorts. The grip is big enough for your whole hand, has a 15 round capacity which can be increased to 17, 19 or 33 with other mags, and has a 4" barrel. All of these things make it a perfectly capable fighting pistol.

I have a Glock 26 with a Crossbreed, but it always stays at home while my 19 in a Raven is always on my side.

If this convinces you, great, it not, that's ok too. The Glock 19 Gen3 is my personal favorite handgun at this point in time, but it may not be right for you. If you spend the $50 to rent it, in my opinion that's money well spent. Most of that is ammo and the range fee anyway, which is something you have to pay for regardless.

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go to youtube and watch the torture tests.also see if you can find torture tests for the other guns your interested in thats what sold me on my first glock and have not regreted it yet.1911s are nice i also carry one on my ccw but it stays in my truck its just to heavy for my likeing.

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