Why I carry a Glock for CCW

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by gamboolman, May 29, 2007.

  1. gamboolman

    gamboolman New Member

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    Just found this site and I am enjoying reading and learning from the posts.

    Anyway, thought I would give my reasons for carrying G-26's for CCW.

    I carry CCW to protect myself and my family. Brands/mfg of gun don't matter. I carry a Glock, G-26. My motive is reliability and functionality. Been carrying CCW since Texas made it legal in 1995 or 1994?

    I also have a Colt Mustang 380 that I have carried a lot for CCW, but I prefer and want a 9mm and more magazine capacity - so the G-26. The Mustang is little and fits in a back pocket good, but it is more finicky and I have had FTF's & FTE with it. It requires much more maintenance and tender loving care and even then I don't have the confidence in it like to I do with the Glock. So the little Mustang is likely to be sold soon.

    I have a S&W 38 snubby with the covered trigger. 5 shots. Reliable. Lets face it, the revolver is the most reliable and forgiving to not cleaning and lubing. I carried it a lot and my wife has carried it a lot also. Have a Berretta 92 and it is a good shooting gun, just too big to CCW.

    I tried a Kahr PM-9 due to the small size. It was great on size but totally unreliable, chronic FTF, FTE, back to the factory and finally full refund from Kahr - I cannot fault Kahr one bit for customer service - they stood behind their product and did the right thing. I just got a bad PM-9 I guess?

    I looked hard at the compact XD-Springfield in 9mm, but bought the G-26.
    Glocks have the proven history and reliability. After my Kahr experience I wanted to get the most reliable CCW gun. I want reliability - brand does not matter to me. Glocks have the smallest amount of components - if I am not mistaken? To me less parts is good.

    I carry a G-26 for CCW everyday all day long. IWB for jeans/slacks or Smart Carry for shorts and t-shirts.
    I shoot about 750 to 1,000 rounds a month of the cheapest ammunition I can buy. Wolf, CCI and Monarch - the cheap dirty stuff. The Glock eats anything I feed it reliably.
    I live in Houston, walk/jog 6 miles a day. Hot, humid, sweat and rain is the norm. The finish on the Glock is good for hard service. I also work outside in the yard a lot, dirty and dusty and sweaty. I do not have to do anything to my Glocks in between shooting sessions - they always go bang. I do the recommended cleaning after each range trip and that is it. Simple.

    The Glock is easy to clean. Parts are available everywhere and getting one worked on if needed is easy. But I have never had a problem that required getting my Glocks worked on.

    I bought another G-26 for my wife to CCW.

    I have nothing against XD's, Sig's, Kimbers, Colts, etc. I just want a simple and reliable weapon for CCW.
    I will go whatever gun manufacturer makes the most reliable and fit for purpose gun for CCW. Right now that is Glocks.

    Heading out to jog and then to the range to shoot. I'll post a range report - espically if we have any FTF's or FTE. After reading and posting, I think we'll take a bag full of the guns mentioned above and see what they all do. For grins.
     

  2. jberry

    jberry New Member

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    "I carry a G-26 for CCW everyday all day long..."

    Get a G27 - same size, and the .40 is a much better round for one-shot stops...
     
  3. allmons

    allmons New Member

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    I also carry Glocks daily

    Prefer the 21 but also carry the 17 or 19.... Hey, I just love a gun that you point and squeeze the trigger! No levers, no drill to remember, just pull the trigger the same way every time and the gun goes boom until the magazine empties!

    :D
     
  4. cj5mrt

    cj5mrt New Member

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    Glocks are great, but with a 1911 you get to practice Tap.Rack.Bang situations. J/K. But seriously my G27 fires evfery time, no matter what ammo, no matter what conditions.

    That's why my wife has taken for hers and I will be buying another G27.

    Mike
     
  5. Doc

    Doc New Member

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    Mine fires every time too.... except when the recoil spring assembly breaks... or when the trigger breaks, 2 so far.
     
  6. Luvs2hunt

    Luvs2hunt New Member

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    Trust is the primary reason I carry a Glock too. I do alternate and sometimes might carry something else but 9 times out of 10 its a Glock. Glock has never let me down or failed to shoot every time the trigger is pulled. The Glock's accuracy and durability are frosting on the cake but nothing is easier to clean IMO.
     
  7. calvinbr

    calvinbr New Member

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    My CCW is the Glock 23 in 40 cal. I CC it daily and live it. I am looking for a G-17 or G-19. I have a S&W 19-5 for trade if anyone know who is wanting one.

    Calvin
     
  8. ander

    ander New Member

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    Carry Glocks

    :D All I carry is Glocks.It my be a G26 ,G30 or G39. I change often It depends on dress. Pri carry now is G30 in OD greed. It was test fired 14 Aug I picked it up 30 Aug talk about new.
    Glocks rock.
    Gary:p
     
  9. gnoll

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am-Qdx6vky0[/ame]
     
  10. glock45acpmodel21

    glock45acpmodel21 New Member

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  11. gnoll

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    HE DID SHOOT HIM SELF
    the funny part is right b4 he shot himself he sed im the only 1 in this room professional enough to carry this weapon
    and you ask me why i need gunz the cops can protect me better than i can protect my self
    a gun in the proper hands is a valuable tool
    mmmm and that dude was sued by parents of the children of the school
     
  12. JLaw

    JLaw New Member

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    Join and shoot in a GSSF Match and maybe you can win a Glock. I did!
    I got the G17.....I wanted something cheaper to feed. My other Glocks are .40 caliber.
     
  13. poolshark13

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    ive been looking into glocks for my ccw. i was looking at the g23, but there is a guy that owns a jewelry store 3 stores down from me who i know carries. the other day he was talking to me about his g27, from my experience with the g23, and his talk of the g 27, it seems to be there is not much difference?? anyone able to elaborate on the difference? on a side note, he did replace the battery in my watch for free. :)
     
  14. Ruger Redhawk

    Ruger Redhawk New Member

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    I had a G-26 and it was a great little CCW gun.When the G-27's got easier to come by when they were first released I bought a 27 and eventually sold the 26.IMHO it's hard to beat a Glock for hard and serious use.I'll carry a small "J" frame once in awhile but my Glock's are my go to carry guns as a rule.
     
  15. retleo99

    retleo99 New Member

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    While I still have my trusty .45 Colt 1911, I love my Glock. Nothing wrong with the G26, but unless you're using an extended magazine, you're carrying 10 rounds of 9mm.

    I prefer my G30, carrying 10 rounds of .45 ACP.

    Before retiring from Law Enforcement, I developed a love for the .45 while carrying the 1911.

    With the right ammo either way you've got a lot of stopping power. I prefer the Winchester Ranger STX. It's the old Talon ammo made "politically correct." A 9mm will expand to .45 size and the .45 will expand to the sixe of a basketball.

    Both great weapons.

    Bob
     
  16. G21.45

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    :rolleyes: The principal reason I decided to carry a Glock for CCW is because, if I ever have to blow some BG out of his shoes, I'm not going to have to cry over surrendering one of my Colt Government Model 1911A-1's to the police, and then have to worry about how it's doing inside a cold damp evidence locker for up to a year or more. ;)
     
  17. chorst294

    chorst294 New Member

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    I carry a Glock 22 at work, a Glock 26 for back-up/ concealed carry, Glock 30 in my truck and a Glock 21SF in my nightstand. I'm a Glock armoror and can actually work on my own stuff since they're so darned easy to work on. They've never let me down which is more than I can say for "some" other well respected brands. The trigger pull isn't the best, but you can easily learn to shoot well enough to end most gun fights. They're ugly as he!!, but it's a tool, and my tools don't have to be pretty.
     
  18. coltm4

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    that a-hole is now sueing his dept for disability. he's the laughing stock of the law enforcement community. a large percentage of police officers are poorly trained in fire arms manipulation and safety. and this is coming from a cop! you wouldn't believe how many of my colleagues only shoot when it's time to qualify (every 6 monthes). it's funny how the older guys laugh at me and other recent academy graduates when we take our gunbelts home with us instead of leaving it in our locker. "What do you need that for rookie?". coming from the military sometimes i feel like i'm taking crazy pills.
     
  19. chorst294

    chorst294 New Member

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    If it weren't such a serious subject, it would be almost comical how poorly some officers shoot. We qualify every six months and I've had veteran officers ask me if dropping the slide on a full magazine would chamber a round! It amazes me how unfamiliar some people are with the very firearms used to defend their life. Most could care less about their duty weapons as long as they qualify. And some actually wonder why I'm so "into" guns and shooting. This careless attitude of some officers towards such an important matter truely makes me sick, and makes us (police in general) look bad!!