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Old 07-31-2010, 06:32 PM   #31
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Looking down that loaded barrel is freaky, even though it's just a picture.

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Side effects of keeping your finger on the trigger and not following rule #4.



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Now I gotta ask, wth is that??
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:15 PM   #34
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Looking down that loaded barrel is freaky, even though it's just a picture.
Wasn't just a picture for the guy with the camera...staring up the barrel at what looks to be a hollow point...
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I have nothing but Glock - I don't say any are good or bad, it's up to the guy using it to decide - but there are differences and I might say Glocks are the most different of all of them. As sort of are XD and so on.
Carry is real different - pull it out and its ready to go - no pressing or flipping buttons just pull the trigger. (I always carry chambered, and you better damn sure learn to keep the finger off the trigger until time to take care of business)
Maintenance is real different - six drops of oil and about 15 minutes to clean - a punch and small screwdriver pulls them down to parts - check the barrel after 10,000 rounds.
Weight and feel are real different - light, around 25 oz avg - I have seen a number of comments on grip cant.
Parts and Price is real different - all the small parts are around $10 or less (except slide, barrel, receiver of course) and the gun is a bit cheaper than others.
But most important I think is to determine what this tool will be used for and purchase the right size, caliber, and brand.

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Old 08-16-2010, 01:11 PM   #36
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I sometimes carry a Glock 19, sometime a Taurus 709. One has a thumb safety, one doesn't. The biggest safety that I rely on is between my ears--backed up by a lot of training.

Any gun can be dangerous in the hands not under the control of a trained mind.

I like my Glock. I also like my 1911 and the other guns that I have. Find one that feels good in your hand and does what you want it to---then PRACTICE!!

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I carry a Glock 27 also. I have been shooting guns for 43 years. I feel comfortable CCing it in a proper holster (as stated so well by another poster). If you are just learning then you might want to look at S&W's MP line or another manufacturer with added safeties. If you feel that you have been around guns enough to carry a handgun that will fire every time you put your finger on the trigger then you might want to look at a Glock.

FWIW... many handguns have very light triggers and even experienced shooters can be surprised by how easy it is to make some non-Glocks go off if they have never handled that gun before. It is so hard to keep your nose picker off the kill switch!!!!

I know, I know, it has been stated way too many times, but I'm going to say it again...ALWAYS TREAT EVERY GUN AS IF YOU JUST LOADED A ROUND IN THE CHAMBER. If you do then you will never end up on You Tube looking like a dufass shooting the floor in front of a classroom of kids.

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There is no one perfect handgun.

However, the Springfield XD and XDM series adds a few improvements over a Glock.
More comfortable grip angle, grip safety and optional thumb safety.

I strongly recommend looking at the XD.
IMO a Glock is an accident waiting to happen.
I could not disagree more.
The only con to a Glock is that "some" people think they are Ugly.

I HATE the trigger on the XD!
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Biggest Con I know of is Glock doesn't provide a safety, other than the split-trigger assembly. Great for a gun used by trained military/police, not so great for the not particularly well-trained citizen though

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Con: #1 People will never cease asking you if that is a blocky, chunky prototype of an XD. #2 The model numbering system makes no sense & has seemingly no relation to capacity or caliber.

Of course, some kids never got tired of playing with blocks.

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