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Vanity: I bought my Glock 19 today, and I simply wanted to say thank you!
10/16/08 | Eagle

Posted on 10/16/2008 6:59:57 PM PDT by eaglegso

I know I posted a thread a few days ago about a handgun (below), and my interest in a Glock 19, and I sought your thoughts and comments.

Knowing I tried it before I bought it!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2103527/posts

Well I did my research and I went and bought the G19! That's a freakin' awesome handgun!

I took my Dad and he fired it too! And he was amazed by it (He owns a 1911 and I know that's no comparison, I know that).

I just wanted to say thanks for all of your comments! I tried a Sig and some others, but I'm sticking with what I bought! That's a freakin' awesome handgun!

So thank you all! Now I need to get me a great rifle!

Does anyone have any thoughts on Armalite (AR-10)or S&W M&P?


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1 posted on 10/16/2008 6:59:57 PM PDT by eaglegso
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To: eaglegso

Welcome to the G family.

I have a Model 23. Have been considering a 27 for quite some time but keep buying musical gear! I don’t think an amplifier will provide much in the way of self-defense though.


2 posted on 10/16/2008 7:01:36 PM PDT by relictele
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To: eaglegso

Congrats! I recently picked up a Smith and Wesson M&P 45 ACP.


3 posted on 10/16/2008 7:01:46 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

I bought over 1000 rounds yesterday for four different handguns.


4 posted on 10/16/2008 7:03:08 PM PDT by ALASKA (I feel more like I do today than I did yesterday.....)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; Eaker; humblegunner; Squantos; Old Sarge

Ping - - - Did I miss anyone?


5 posted on 10/16/2008 7:03:12 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: eaglegso

Congrats! I bought my first gun today- a Ruger.

Wanted to get it just in case Obama wins and tries a gun grab.


6 posted on 10/16/2008 7:03:16 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: eaglegso

Congratulations!! I LOVE my Glock 19 too.

It’s an easy weapon to love ;^)


7 posted on 10/16/2008 7:03:18 PM PDT by AprilfromTexas
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To: eaglegso

Congratulations!

Have fun! Be safe!


8 posted on 10/16/2008 7:04:31 PM PDT by airborne (Lord, please help me make it through another day. "Thy will be done...")
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To: Grizzled Bear; glock rocks
Ping - - - Did I miss anyone?

*sigh*

I'd say so.. :) :)

9 posted on 10/16/2008 7:04:47 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Who's Sane? Who's Sane? Who's Sane?)
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To: ALASKA

My local Ranch Supply and Outfitter was selling all ammo for 10% off. I stocked up on everything!


10 posted on 10/16/2008 7:04:55 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Brad's Gramma

I’m sorry Gramma. ;-)


11 posted on 10/16/2008 7:06:22 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: eaglegso

Enjoy.


12 posted on 10/16/2008 7:07:01 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Grizzled Bear

Hey. I don’t HAVE a glock. (yet)

You must apologize to you-know-who! :)

OH....FRmail in a sec, OK?


13 posted on 10/16/2008 7:07:54 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Who's Sane? Who's Sane? Who's Sane?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s the ONE reason why I bought this Glock!


14 posted on 10/16/2008 7:07:56 PM PDT by eaglegso (She's a Hottie!)
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To: eaglegso

I didn’t want to spend alot....and I wanted a Safety for my fiancee, so a GLock was out of the question.


15 posted on 10/16/2008 7:09:18 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: ALASKA
What is the best type of shop to buy 9mm rounds? Pawn shop?
gun shop?
16 posted on 10/16/2008 7:10:11 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: eaglegso; Red in Blue PA
Now you two get thee HENCE to a range/whatEVER and practice, practice, PRACTICE!

And congrats to both of you!!

17 posted on 10/16/2008 7:10:28 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Who's Sane? Who's Sane? Who's Sane?)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I’ll be going out this weekend with my dad to shoot, and my brother when he gets home from Fort Bragg.

.....and hopefully my fiancee as she has never shot a gun. I grew up with them, but have not really shot for 20 years or so.


18 posted on 10/16/2008 7:12:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: eaglegso

I have had a Glock 22 .40 cal for years and it has never failed to go bang when I pulled the trigger. I have more expensive and exotic guns but the 22 is still my favorite go to gun. Congratulations. Keep shooting and practicing. I quit counting at 2k rounds a long time ago.


19 posted on 10/16/2008 7:14:29 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: gedeon3; ALASKA
What is the best type of shop to buy 9mm rounds? Pawn shop? gun shop?

I keep hearing about a really cool convenience store but I can't find a local franchise! It's called "ATF" which stands for "Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms." That's what I call convenience!

20 posted on 10/16/2008 7:15:07 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: gedeon3
What is the best type of shop to buy 9mm rounds

WalMart, believe it or not. $19.97 for 100 rounds of Winchester FMJ target ammo. 50 round JHP self-defense packs are obviously more, but still quite reasonable by today's standards.

21 posted on 10/16/2008 7:16:11 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Somewhere in Illinois, a community is missing its organizer.)
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To: relictele

My Brother has the G26 and he loves it! I needed somethig to better fit my hand, and the G19 does just that!

That is an awesome gun!

My Brother is jealous and now wants to come have some fun!

I joined the local gun club and shooting range, and training!

Should be fun!


22 posted on 10/16/2008 7:17:10 PM PDT by eaglegso (She's a Hottie!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Excellent choice, to both you and the fella who started this thread. I don’t have a Glock but I do have 2 Ruger revolvers and a number of other guns.

Enjoy your liberty!


23 posted on 10/16/2008 7:17:17 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I know this is a no-brainer...or should be....but PLEASE make sure your fiance has ear protection. I know someone who didn't use it, and his wife was always afraid to shoot.

Till I brought along some extra ears for her.

(No, it wasn't out here in the indoor range for those of you reading this and gasping and rolling your eyes and all that....)

Let me know how she did, OK? She'll probably have the time of her life!!!! :) :)

24 posted on 10/16/2008 7:18:14 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Who's Sane? Who's Sane? Who's Sane?)
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To: eaglegso

enjoy.... I know I would.


25 posted on 10/16/2008 7:20:18 PM PDT by bpjam (FREE Sarah Palin!!! FREE Sarah Palin!!!)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Pardon my ignorance; what is FMJ and JHP ? And will they work with any brand 9mm?
26 posted on 10/16/2008 7:20:21 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: gedeon3

Gun Shop - Totally! They know what they are talking about!

A Pawn Shop - You don’t know what’s happened to that gun before you get it!

Just my opinion! For what it’s worth!


27 posted on 10/16/2008 7:22:55 PM PDT by eaglegso (She's a Hottie!)
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To: eaglegso

Thank you.


28 posted on 10/16/2008 7:24:20 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: eaglegso

Go ye therefore and purchase high-capacity magazines, for they may not always be obtainable.

Also don’t scrimp on leather (holsters).


29 posted on 10/16/2008 7:25:05 PM PDT by George Smiley (Palin is the real deal.)
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To: eaglegso

Does anyone have any thoughts on Armalite (AR-10)or S&W M&P?


30 posted on 10/16/2008 7:25:59 PM PDT by eaglegso (She's a Hottie!)
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To: relictele
I don’t think an amplifier will provide much in the way of self-defense though.

Depends upon what you put through it and how loud it's cranked up.

:-)

31 posted on 10/16/2008 7:26:39 PM PDT by George Smiley (Palin is the real deal.)
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To: eaglegso

I love my Glock. I can’t hardly hold the Sig steady - too heavy for me.


32 posted on 10/16/2008 7:27:27 PM PDT by LakeLady (I am a Female Alpha Dog Activist!! I hunt & tree demonRATS! THEN I bite!)
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To: gedeon3

“What is the best type of shop to buy 9mm rounds? Pawn shop?
gun shop?”

Mailorder from a catalog. Good prices and shipped immediately to your door. Some places even throw in freebies.


33 posted on 10/16/2008 7:28:28 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: gedeon3
FMJ = Full Metal Jacket (more suitable for target rounds)
JHP = Jacketed Hollow Point (used for self-defense).
34 posted on 10/16/2008 7:30:08 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Somewhere in Illinois, a community is missing its organizer.)
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To: gedeon3

“Pardon my ignorance; what is FMJ and JHP ? “

Full metal jacket and jacket hollow point.


35 posted on 10/16/2008 7:30:33 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: gedeon3

FMJ = Full Metal Jacket

JHP = Jacketed Hollow Points.

RTFM on your firearm, and pay attention to what they say is appropriate ammunition for your weapon.

For example, some 9mm ammunition is called “+P”, which means they are higher pressure rounds than the standard 9mm round.

You’re getting a little extra punch, which, if you’re carrying a nine for self-protection is a Good Thing— but BE FOREWARNED: DO NOT USE +P in a nine unless your firearm is rated for it.

You could end up with a collection of high velocity metal fragments instead of a firearm, and some of said fragments would be heading in your direction.


36 posted on 10/16/2008 7:32:09 PM PDT by George Smiley (Palin is the real deal.)
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To: eaglegso

Oh, do not use reloads in a Glock.

It’ll void your warranty.


37 posted on 10/16/2008 7:33:33 PM PDT by George Smiley (Palin is the real deal.)
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To: George Smiley

OK thanks for that!


38 posted on 10/16/2008 7:36:24 PM PDT by eaglegso (She's a Hottie!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Congrats! What’s the capacity on that?


39 posted on 10/16/2008 7:38:04 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Don'cha wish your VP was HAWT like OURS?)
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To: strongbow

That’s the gun I carry. (Yes, carry! Concealed!)


40 posted on 10/16/2008 7:38:18 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Don'cha wish your VP was HAWT like OURS?)
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To: George Smiley

Many thanks to all that replied. One more question: I want to buy 2 more guns, but could not afford yet to buy 2 real nice ones; so I need to buy one middle of the road gun, and another cheap, but somehow reliable one.


41 posted on 10/16/2008 7:38:42 PM PDT by gedeon3
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To: DaveLoneRanger

10 round magazines +1 chambered. Since it’s mil/LE Spec it will fire without the magazine.


42 posted on 10/16/2008 7:40:02 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: George Smiley

Does anyone have any thoughts on Armalite (AR-10)or S&W M&P15?

Thanks!


43 posted on 10/16/2008 7:46:48 PM PDT by eaglegso (She's a Hottie!)
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To: eaglegso

TRAITOR! j/k INBN is an H&K user. Glad to see you up’d yer arsenal though. Rock On and be safe.


44 posted on 10/16/2008 7:50:52 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: gedeon3
Pick up a copy of Shotgun News and do some comaprison shopping. You can order in bulk and get better deals than any gun store.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

45 posted on 10/16/2008 7:52:41 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: gedeon3
"and another cheap, but somehow reliable one." - gedeon3

In shotguns, the Mossberg 500 or 590 shotgun will fit that bill perfectly. The 500 is lower priced than the 590, but is just as reliable... The 590 is more of a "mil-spec" shotgun, but doesn't kill a bad guy any quicker than the 500.

Regards,
Raven6

46 posted on 10/16/2008 7:55:39 PM PDT by Raven6 (The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.)
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To: gedeon3

You get what you pay for.

ESPECIALLY with firearms.

Mossberg P500 pistol-grip 12 gauge shotgun.

Excellent home defense weapon.

If you have a little more cash, I’d go with the Remington 870 instead.

The sound of that slide being racked is enough to make anyone who isn’t either mentally disturbed or on drugs turn tail and run.

:-)

If you’re talking handguns it gets a little more complicated.

And the rule about “rent one at the range and try it out before you buy one” applies to shotguns, too.


47 posted on 10/16/2008 7:59:35 PM PDT by George Smiley (Palin is the real deal.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

You stand corrected. The 19 will hold a 15 rounder.

Gives me the warm fuzzies feeling those extra rounds.


48 posted on 10/16/2008 8:00:49 PM PDT by George Smiley (Palin is the real deal.)
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To: AprilfromTexas

I have had my Glock 19 for about 18 years now and love it. I also have a Stainless 92F and a real curious relic, an HK VP70Z wow what a brick! and it’s trigger pull is like starting a lawnmower.


49 posted on 10/16/2008 8:08:12 PM PDT by Boiling point (If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.)
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To: relictele
I dont know .... grab the cord and start swinging and I'll bet you could do some damage [grin]
50 posted on 10/16/2008 8:10:20 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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