SO! this is a Glock!

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by mortswife97630, May 22, 2009.

  1. mortswife97630

    mortswife97630 New Member

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    I just bought a Glock 9mm yesterday; mostly because it was that or a Taurus and I don't care for the style of the Taurus. Hubby and I took it to the range awhile ago and....he fell in love with it. I like it and will grow to love it. It bucks a little but I think that is due to the light weight. The main thing is I kept them in a nice group!!!!! Except for the one that was 1/2" from the center of the bulls eye :)..But two magazines was enough for me to shoot as I have osteoarthritis. It's a little hard on the hands. But it's mine, mine, mine.
     
  2. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    Glocks are nice guns indeed, if the regular glock has to much recoil for you look into getting a C model, its simply to slits cut into the slide and barrell also know as a compinsator, there a few bucks more to buy but the reduced recoil is worth it for someone like you, i have a glock 23C and it kicks like a
    9mm so id imagine the C model 9mm kicks like nothing.

    camra date is wrong
     

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  3. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Find a friend with a .40 and a .45. Shoot these for a while and when you get back to the 9mm. , it'll feel like a .22 !:D
     
  4. Comp23

    Comp23 New Member

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    I agree with the C models, and that exactly why I carry a compensated 23. Hence the screen name. Glocks are built like tanks and always perform. What model did you buy?
     
  5. mortswife97630

    mortswife97630 New Member

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    I got a Glock model 26. I've shot it since I posted last, and it shoots even better. Then when I shoot my Mark III it feels like a bb gun.
     
  6. mortswife97630

    mortswife97630 New Member

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    I've just been busy!

    I hadn't shot my glock 9mm for a month; then I went out night before last and shot 2 magazines worth; then shot my Ruger Mark III 3 or 4 magazines worth. Yesterday morning my hands hurt pretty bad. [osteoarthritis]. I need to do some hand exercises. My 88 year old friend says to lift a quart of milk in each hand. Any other suggestions other than a smaller gun? I love this one; am expecting a Ruger .380 for Christmas!!!! :)
     
  7. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I fired my Glock 19 the last weekend, drop 250 rounds thru it. Still cannot get the wife to fire a semi-automatic pistol or rifle. She loves revolver only!
     
  8. gyrene

    gyrene New Member

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    Try squeezing a raquette(spelling) ball. Cut a hole in it to let the air out and wrap your hand around it like shaking a hand. I have several of my adult students do this to improve grip strength.
     
  9. Glockanista

    Glockanista New Member

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    My wife's Glock 23 (40S&W) is her favorite. She has a little oesto in her hands also, mostly in her off hand. She has started taking glucosamine with conjroiten(sp) which has helped some. Good luck with that.:)
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    My wife and I both have osteoarthritis. She doesn't shoot often and even then, she only shoots .38's in her S&W model 60.

    I just shoot whatever I want and ignore any discomfort. I have to, it's in my man contract. ;)

    We both take OsteoBiflex and it really helps with joint pain. It's MSM, Chondroitin and Glucosomine. I believe it has SAMe in it as well. It's a bit expensive, but we generally find it on sale.

    For pain, we either take Ibuprofin 800's or Aleve.

    Best wishes. :)
     
  11. RDW

    RDW New Member

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    The "C" Models will mess with your Night Vision.
     
  12. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    Congrats on the smart purchase! You are now a Glocker like us :D
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    +1 rdw...................................
     

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  14. Bighead

    Bighead New Member

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    I had to opportunity to fire a Glock 21C after dark on an outdoor range when they first came out. I was carrying a Glock 20 at the time, and after shooting both guns I didn't think there was a significant difference in how flash affected my night vision between the comp gun and the non-comp gun.

    Another concern I have heard expressed is the blast & its debris being directed up towards you if you are shooting from a one-hand close-quarters type position.

    Both of these are legitimate issues, but they are offset by the reduced recoil and faster return to target. I am not personally recoil sensitive so I've never opted to purchase a factory compensated Glock. Your situation might by different.
     
  15. RDW

    RDW New Member

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    They are "Ported"; Not Compensated!

    Don't why they chose the "C" designation?!
     
  16. StanDJ77

    StanDJ77 New Member

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    You can also switch to a steel guide spring rod; it should help with the recoil sum.
     
  17. Uchahi

    Uchahi New Member

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    I also own a Glock 23C and the recoil is much different from other glock 23 that I have shot.
     
  18. Recon 173

    Recon 173 New Member

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    I love my Glock 22C. That is one gun that I won't part with at all. I've had mine for years and it still keeps right on working for me. I've owned compensated pistols over the years and I've loved them all. But this Glock is the best one ever.
     
  19. Mandy

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    Since you got a G26, maybe you need an extended floorplate on the mags that allows you to rest your pinky in the gun, that's the reason I got a G23, it didn't felt right holding the tiny G27 or G26.
    Resting the little finger on the gun will give you more control and greatly reduce the recoil felt on your wrists.

    In a Dirtbike accident, I got the navicular bone fractured in my shooting hand in 1988 and it's still fractured to this day.
    In 1997 when I got my gun, my main concern when buying the gun was the ability to fire it without hurting my wrist and with the G23 I can rest all my fingers in the gun while firing and have never had any problems with it even thou it's .40.
    Good luck with your gun.........