New to glocks!

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by EMTchad, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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    Hi everyone, today is my first time in my life EVER purchasing a GLOCK!
    now I know I might get canned for this one in here, but I've only owned and shot 1911's as a trophy. I've only heard good things in the past and present regarding the glocks. So??? I went out, felt and took a close look at 23 3rd generation 40 cal glock. I wanted a gun that can outstand any circumstance with precision reliability when it comes to a backup pistol in case of emergencies, or maybe not even a backup? Maybe the first pick before anything heinous happens. I really hope you guys can help me out on my chosen style. I know nothing much about the gen differences, 4th gen was not available in California, thanks everyone!
     
  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    I've never owned one but from what I read and hear they are reliable, accurate and dependable. With Glocks, like most things in life, some people hate 'em, some love 'em...although Glocks do tend to have a somewhat cult-like following by some. It's really not a whole lot different than the Ford, Chevy, Mopar (Dodge) followers of the past. Like cars, there is really not a vast difference in quality, function and reliability between Glock, Springfield, Smith and Wesson, Sig Sauer, and the other major brands of non-1911 semi-auto pistols, it's all about personal preference and what feels comfortable to you.

    Functionally, I don't think there are any revolutionary differences between a 3rd and 4th Gen so you are not losing out on much, they just tried to make it more like the XDm 40...:p

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIwHkBvzJZg[/ame]

    j/k best of luck with it...now go shoot the snot out of it and post a range report.
     
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  3. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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    Hahahaha! I actually was looking at some XD pistols but I just didn't like the way they looked. Much boxier than the glock, I wanted something compact besides my awesome sa loaded 1911
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    You Chad, like our country are headed in the wrong direction!

    Both in gun and caliber selection.

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  5. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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    LOL! oh come on cane! I'm 1911 all the
    Way. And I'm. Visual person so 1911 feel and look is the only option for me. If I was allowed to only pick one type of handgun to keep in life it would be a 1911. But I wanted something compact and side dished. And I hear that these glocks are pretty reliable for second hand backup.
     
  6. zebramochaman

    zebramochaman New Member

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    I own two Glocks, a G-32 (357 SIG) and a G-21 (.45 ACP). IMO they are among the finest firearms I own. My collection includes a wide variety of brands and calibers but the Glocks are on the top of my list for reliability, accuracy and affordability.
     
  7. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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    Are that that reliable as they say? I sort of bought it as a backup gun from all this reliability talk. So a compact g23 40 cal. Just invade my 1911 45 goes wrong SOME how. Was going to get a nine but seemed too small for stopping power as backup
     
  8. Glore

    Glore New Member

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    Chad...PM sent
     
  9. Glore

    Glore New Member

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    One thing I'd like to add. The Glock trigger is nothing at all even close to a 1911. The 1911 has a ferrari trigger and the Glock has a VW beetle trigger. Here is a little exercise to help you get used to the Glock trigger reset. At the range after you fire your first round keep the trigger pulled all the way to the rear. It will be difficult at first not to let the "slack" out by releasing the trigger but keep it pulled all the way after the gun discharges. Next ease the trigger forward until you FEEL and HEAR the trigger reset (yes even with ear protection you will hear the trigger "click" into reset) when you FEEL and HEAR the trigger reset stop and when you apply pressure again it will go bang with very little travel. You can practice this at home with an UNLOADED Glock. Simply rack the slide pull the trigger holding it to the rear, while still holding it all the way to the rear rack the slide again and let the trigger ease out until it resets and continue. This practice will eliminate some of the trigger pull and I have personally witnessed this greatly improve accuracy for shooters. It will help you get used to the sorta sloppy trigger after being spoiled by the fine 1911 trigger. Let me k ow if it helps.
    Peace
     
  10. FreedomFighter69

    FreedomFighter69 New Member

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    I like 1911's for their asthetic value and looks. The design is second to none, but you can't beat a Glock, period ! With a total of 34 parts they are the simplest guns in the world. They are nearly indestructible ! They were dipped in mud, frozen in ice, buried in sand and fired underwater. They ran them over with cars & trucks and they still went bang when the trigger was pulled ! They also have the best finish in the buisiness !
    I own both Glocks and XD/XDM's and like them both. XD's are a bit sweeter but Glocks are all buisiness and tougher. You can't go wrong with a Glock ! So far I have the Model 17 Gen 4 and the 26 Gen 3. Next on my list is either a G-31 or 32 in 357 Sig {Awesome round by the way!} The Glock may take a back door to a CZ 83 only because I have a ton of 380 ammo and no gun for it. That's another story though. I wish the US would import Glock 380's here, I'd get one in a heartbeat !
     
  11. EMTchad

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    Glore, received your pm sir, very awesome detailed info. Helped me be happy with my decision! And freedom fighter, I can't wait till I pick it up in 9 more days!
     
  12. Glore

    Glore New Member

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    Freedom...Check out the Diamondback .380. May be an alternative for you :)
     
  13. jsbowman

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    image-381464336.jpg

    Glock next to diamond back db9
     
  14. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    Sh*t! i bet your glock is more reliable than your precious 1911's no disrespect to the 1911.
     
  15. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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    You are right. My 1911 is kick ARSE. and the most beautifully designed gun ever. But after i finally put 150 rounds into it, I realized how easy it is to manage. It shoots like butter! I had so much fun shooting it.
     
  16. bikerlbf406

    bikerlbf406 New Member

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    I have personally only owned 2 guns, a Hi-Point .45 and a Glock 22 .40 cal. I have held and shot several other firearms though but nothing extensive. By far I like my Glock 22 the best and am glad I bought it. Can't wait to get me a new phantom or ghost 3.5 pound trigger set up and a recoil buffer installed.
     
  17. EMTchad

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    That's awesome biker. Welcome to the forum! Yeah I'm a strong 1911 all steel guy. This glock 23 has impressed me!
     
  18. Glore

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    Chad were you able to get used to the trigger reset? It's awesome once u get the hang of it, not as smooth as a 1911 but definitely a different kinda reset.
     
  19. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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    My god glore it IS different. Everytime I squeeze trigger I gently release to wait for that click and then KABOOM AND IT'S SOOOOOO ACCURATE!! sorry I get excited be side
    It's SO FUN TO SHOOT!
     
  20. Glore

    Glore New Member

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    Good, glad your happy with your choice!