So I Got My First Glock

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by markerdown, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. markerdown

    markerdown New Member

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    First of all let me say, I never was a big fan of a plastic handguns. Never saw anything wrong with them, folks swore by them, but I just preferred the old faithful 1911A1, or revolvers. How could it get better than that?

    So, I got a 2gen Glock 22 from my dad. This glock was one of two that he had bought new in the mid 90's while still in LE. This particular one was mfg in 96', he put only a few hundred rounds thru it at the most. Heck it looks brand new. He did put some hogue grips on and an aftrmarket springco(?) drive spring set up.

    Holy crap, this is a blast to shoot, easy to take down, easy to maintain, almost idiot proof! I fired 300 rds without a jam or any type of noticable fouling issues. Pretty darn accurate too.

    I just wasn't used to shooting this particular weapon. The trigger, not having an external hammer and external safety are gonna take some gettin use to.


    So now I'm researching and learning all about glocks. Haven't found any issues yet with the 2gens blowing up, rail issues or any recalls. Anyone know of any? Now I gotta go find a holster :) ......................................markerdown
     
  2. Dzscubie

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    LOL, welcome to the world of combat Tupperware. One suggestion check your slide stop lever and if it is the smooth type I would replace it with the "extended" slide stop it is well worth it especially if you shoot wearing gloves.
     

  3. Jpyle

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    Oh man are you calling down the wrath of the 1911ers! :D
     
  4. markerdown

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    I am one of those 1911 guys!!

    Nuthing wrong with have a few different handguns. Big difference between the two. I like them both.

    Ehh plastic! Everyone said the same thing when the military adopted the M16.... Now look.... lots of AR fanatics. I rest my case. :D...................markerdown
     
  5. SGT-MILLER

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    Congrats on your purchase. I hope that Glock runs well for you for a long time.

    One thing nobody can argue with is the fact that Glocks do, in fact, run forever. They are very reliable, and very easy. They aren't the best gun out there, but they are still a good design.

    I still just wish the price would go down, because I will always think that the Glock Corporate folks are over pricing just a tad....lol.
     
  6. User Name

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    The XD's are around the same price. Actually the XD's I have seen have been a tad more pricy. Glock is around the same price as all of its competitors. I think they could all come down a bit yes, but I dont think Glock is the only ones out there with slightly overpriced firearms.
     
  7. spittinfire

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    Congrats on the new weapon and I'm glad you're having fun with it. I still think it has the ghey, but I'm glad you'r having fun.

    Out of curiousity, did you find it hard to adjust to shooting it? Tried any point shooting yet?
     
  8. SGT-MILLER

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    User Name posted:
    The XDs in my area are on the average of 50-80 dollars cheaper than the standard Glocks, and they offer more for the money spent. The XD is the better value for the money spent. I could get something like a Glock 17/19 for around 380 dollars, but that's with the LE/Military discount.

    I'd like to see the Glocks come down just a little with their civilian pricing. If I'm going to spend 500 dollars on a sidearm, it'll be a Springfield XD, FNP pistol, or I'll just save a little more and purchase a 1911 or a SIG (M&Ps and Ruger SR9s are ok, but the triggers aren't the greatest).
     
  9. markerdown

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    Hell yes, it's a bit alien to me. It's not a difficult adjustment, it's a nice shooter, it just "feels different" from my 1911 and of course my revolvers. Hard to explain, try one out and you'll understand.

    I can't complain, it was an early xmas gift.

    Would I have bought one?, not without trying one out and I'd really have to be in the plasti-gun market to do my own honest eval /research different mfg weapons of this type before I bought one.

    I have my eye on a kimber ultra :)...............markerdown
     
  10. IGETEVEN

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    Congrats Markerdown on your Glock 22 addition. I know we all experience that feeling to cut loose and sow some wild oats and experiment with different things.

    As Sgt. Miller noted, nobody can argue the fact that they are very reliable and keep on working under extreme distress conditions and abuse. :)



    And probably most of all, they are so easy........... [​IMG]

    Even a Caveman can use them, enjoy brother! ;) :)


    Jack
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I have shot several of them and if I take my time and aim I can do just fine but the whole thing just feels unnatural to me. Point shooting is out of the question. If I drew on a bad guy I'd be aiming for his check and take out his knee. You keep the glock, I'll keep my XD.
     
  12. markerdown

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    That's probably the reason for the large capacity mags opposed to 7 in a 1911; you can fill em' full of a lot-o-lead and adjust :) But hey, it all depends on what feels good in your hand, you can shoot good with and what you want.

    I'm not gonna carry my G22 as a duty weapon or as a cc. It may just stay at home or with me when out in the desert to ward off vermin(2 or 4 legged)

    And really, the way I see it, when it comes to ALL plastic weapons, there is glock and all others. I'm not a glockhead, but just look at them all. Who was first and who just immitated the technology/design.

    It holds tru for the 1911A1, which just happens to be my weapon of choice. There is Colt and all others are clones, some are even better than the original. ....................markerdown
     
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