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Glocks Are Flying Off The Shelves In Arizona After Saturday's Massacre
The Business Insider ^ | 01/11/2011 | Katya Wachtel

Posted on 01/11/2011 12:15:47 PM PST by speciallybland

Sales of semi-automatic Glock handguns have surged since Jared Loughner gunned down six and injured 14 more, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on the weekend.

According to Bloomberg, one-day sales of pistols in Arizona leapt 60% on January 10 - the Monday after the shooting, compared to the previous week.

The owner of two Arizona gun shops told Bloomberg the store was "at double our volume over what we usually do.”

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; bang; banglist; firearms; giffords; glock; glocks; good; guns
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1 posted on 01/11/2011 12:15:56 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland
"...Sales of semi-automatic Glock handguns have surged ..."

That's OK, because as a fan of the classics, I use those old-school black powder muzzleloading Glocks that my forefathers used.

Ooh, liberal a-clowns and their scary imagery. Sheesh.

2 posted on 01/11/2011 12:20:57 PM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: speciallybland

I’m an old 1911 guy but during my CCW class, my instructor was very pro Glock. I’m planning on renting one at the range just to see how it feels. But, I would like to get other’s thoughts on the Glock line and how it shoots.


3 posted on 01/11/2011 12:21:31 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol
I purchased a G17 about 10 years ago. I've fed thousands of rounds through it, mostly winchester white box or pmc with any hiccups. No failures to feed, fire, or eject. No stovepipes or soft primer hits, nothing.

Some folks don't care for the grip angle, but it was my first pistol purchase and it has never been an issue for me.
4 posted on 01/11/2011 12:26:41 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: taxcontrol

I personally don’t like Glock, I prefer HK.


5 posted on 01/11/2011 12:26:43 PM PST by CMS (Jesus died for your sins.------ American soldiers died for your freedom)
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To: taxcontrol

Shoot a Glock, then a Sig.

You’ll never shoot another Glock.


6 posted on 01/11/2011 12:26:47 PM PST by NOVACPA
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To: speciallybland

Same type of thing happened after the Luby’s massacre in Killeen, Tx.


7 posted on 01/11/2011 12:28:14 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: taxcontrol

There are Glocks which chamber .45 ACP. IIRC there are two basic types.


8 posted on 01/11/2011 12:28:42 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: NOVACPA

Shoot a Glock, then a Sig.

Mine is a Sig26 :-)


9 posted on 01/11/2011 12:29:13 PM PST by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: NOVACPA

Sure, if money’s no object.
I hear that a lot, “get a Sig!”...

Sure, after some rich relative dies and leaves me everything.


10 posted on 01/11/2011 12:29:30 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: speciallybland

Chris Matthews will wee wee himself when he hears this.


11 posted on 01/11/2011 12:31:57 PM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: itsLUCKY2B
Mine is a Sig26

Is that a special production model they are keeping secret?

12 posted on 01/11/2011 12:32:05 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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I’m sure people are expecting more state firearms restrictions after this event.


13 posted on 01/11/2011 12:32:39 PM PST by catbertz
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To: taxcontrol

I own a Glock 19. Due to the lack of safety (I don’t consider the trigger a safety) I don’t much care for it. The feel is OK and the high cap mags are OK. I just don’t think it is my top choice in CCW carry. I find it doesn’t feed all 9mm without problem. If you use Silver Bear ammo (made in Russia) it shoots like crap. Stovepipe jams and worse.

I prefer my 1911 Springfields in .45 or my H&K USP Compact in .40. They do the job and have never refused to function regardless of what brand of ammo I use.

A Glock is OK but there are many that are much better.


14 posted on 01/11/2011 12:32:54 PM PST by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: mrmeyer

I’ve decided it must be a conditioning issue.

My g/f loves the Glock - 1st time I picked one up it just seemed too ‘boxy’ for my hand to get around.

1st time I picked up the M&P .45 - like a glove....

Added that plus a 9mm in the last year and I’m happy with both. Which is the clinch - find what you are happy with - performance/fit - and standardize on that.


15 posted on 01/11/2011 12:33:52 PM PST by MtnScout
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To: Conan the Conservative

Somebody better get ahold of genius Republican Peter King who just had a news conference with Mayor Bloomberg to propose new gun control laws. What an effing idiot.


16 posted on 01/11/2011 12:34:25 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: taxcontrol
I’m an old 1911 guy but during my CCW class, my instructor was very pro Glock. I’m planning on renting one at the range just to see how it feels. But, I would like to get other’s thoughts on the Glock line and how it shoots.

As far as reliability goes, Glocks are second to none. A G21 (.45 ACP) is also nearly half the price of a good 1911. The double-stack magazines carry nearly twice as many rounds to boot.

I carried a 1911 for two years in the military and loved it. However, most of the commercially sold models are not nearly as reliable, especially out of the box. They often require a lot of tinkering (springs, feed ramps, after-market mags etc.) and many manufacturers will recommend a 500 round "break in" period with FMJ ammo before you can expect performance. That recommendation was actually in the owners manual of a Kimber 1911 I had.

Being intimate with both weapons, for serious defense the Glock would be my choice hands down.

17 posted on 01/11/2011 12:35:58 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: taxcontrol

I bought a Glock 17 when they first came out and Howard Metzenbaum (remember him?) and Chuckie Schumer were ranting about “plastic guns”. I still have it, but it’s pretty far down my list of favorites. Function has been perfect, but I don’t care for the feel or the balance.


18 posted on 01/11/2011 12:36:58 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: CMS
I have an acquaintance that's retired Paterson, NJ PD. He hates Glocks. We were together one Sunday and he explained why.

During an arrest in a high drug-crime part of the city, he and his partner got into a scuffle with a perp. Rather than put one in his torso, he pistol-whipped him and broke the polymer grip off the weapon. "Damn fancy plastic crap" is how he describes any polymer-framed gun. He keeps on about how happy he was with his Police Positive.

He's getting old and grumpy, but I still laugh every time he tells the story (over and over again)!

19 posted on 01/11/2011 12:36:58 PM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: MrB
"Sure, if money’s no object. I hear that a lot, 'get a Sig!'... Sure, after some rich relative dies and leaves me everything."

Psst...Lightly used Sig P225(P6)s are currently available at J & G Sales for $340. That's waaaaay cheaper than a Glock. I'm getting one...or two.

20 posted on 01/11/2011 12:37:33 PM PST by jboot
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To: taxcontrol

I own four models. 17, 19, 21 and 26. Modern relatively lightweight weapon with some drawbacks: not recommend to use reloads implying fear of overpressure (what’s called a Glock KB), intolerant to stovepiping due to non rigid gripping - limp wresting, and a questionable trigger safety. I own 5 1911s and some Berettas. In my opinion all are better than the Glocks


21 posted on 01/11/2011 12:37:52 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Eaker

I thought you were kidding about a buy one, get one free sale, but....


22 posted on 01/11/2011 12:38:05 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: paulcissa

The guy should carry a Hi-Point. The weight alone would drop a perp if pistol whipped with it. If it broke on impact it wouldn’t matter ‘cause the perp woul dbe unconscious.


23 posted on 01/11/2011 12:39:02 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: speciallybland

Why? Are there a bunch of liberal copycats waiting in the wings, or are people scared they’re going to be banned?


24 posted on 01/11/2011 12:39:38 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: jboot

Thanks for the tip.
I paid about that for my 19, LONG ago.


25 posted on 01/11/2011 12:41:13 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: NOVACPA

Amen ... P239 for me.

Although I like my HK P2000SK a lot too.


26 posted on 01/11/2011 12:42:30 PM PST by ArmedConservative (Visualize No Liberals!)
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To: I Buried My Guns; speciallybland

“...Sales of semi-automatic Glock handguns have surged ...”

I guess I will have to make do with my 43 year old St Louis Browning Hi-Power.


27 posted on 01/11/2011 12:43:37 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: taxcontrol

Glocks don’t fit my hand so I don’t currently have one.

That said, my experience with them are that they are tough, reliable, and easy to maintain. Plus, since they have absolutely no character, you could throw it out the window of the last bus out of Zimbabwe and not feel bad.


28 posted on 01/11/2011 12:44:02 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: CMS

Of all the pistols I have used, the Makarov PM is the most comfortable and most reliable I have known.


29 posted on 01/11/2011 12:44:19 PM PST by pabianice
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To: Still Thinking

I would guess fear of banning. I put in a fresh ammo order yesterday....


30 posted on 01/11/2011 12:44:33 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: taxcontrol

Glock Model 20- 2X+ the capacity, 1/2 the weight, 1/2 the recoil, 2X the range. field strips into 1/2 the parts in a fraction of the time, Dishwasher safe.


31 posted on 01/11/2011 12:46:36 PM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("It isn't that Liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so" Ronald Reagan)
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To: NOVACPA

My Colt Commander Target model 45 ACP. is my preference. They are heavy, but the balance is amazing and they are rugged. No wonder they were the choice for our Officers during WW2. I dearly love the old girl!


32 posted on 01/11/2011 12:48:47 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: MHGinTN
The guy should carry a Hi-Point. The weight alone would drop a perp...

LOL. I hear ya. Unlike people who report losing all their guns in boating accidents, I think some folks use a Hi-Point as their anchor!

33 posted on 01/11/2011 12:49:00 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: catbertz
I’m sure people are expecting more state firearms restrictions after this event.

Bingo!!!

34 posted on 01/11/2011 12:52:42 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: taxcontrol

I’m a 1911 guy myself, but I gotta say I’m a sucker for buying guns the politicians are talking of banning - might just have to get me a Glock or three.


35 posted on 01/11/2011 12:53:19 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: taxcontrol

Don’t like Glocks. The grip is to wide and it feels like you are holding a brick in your hand.


36 posted on 01/11/2011 12:54:19 PM PST by Roklok
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To: speciallybland

If I lived in a county where the sheriff doesn’t seem to want to do his job, I’d be looking to buy a powerful, reliable handgun too.


37 posted on 01/11/2011 12:54:19 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: MrB
"I paid about that for my 19, LONG ago."

Ah, the good old days. I had an M-14 in my hands back in 1990, price tag: $450. Like an IDIOT I passed it up, bought an SKS instead. I miss the old days.

38 posted on 01/11/2011 12:54:31 PM PST by jboot
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To: TruthConquers

lol


39 posted on 01/11/2011 12:54:49 PM PST by catbertz
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To: taxcontrol
Try a Glock and then one of the Springfield XD's. I think you'll find that the grip angle on the XD is much more familiar to a 1911 shooter than the Glock.

That's what I found anyway.

40 posted on 01/11/2011 12:56:15 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: pabianice

The Makarov is very good, at least the surplus E. German and Bulgarian ones. I like that it is all steel and has a traditional safety. It is probably the best value out there.


41 posted on 01/11/2011 12:56:47 PM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Roklok
The grip is to wide and it feels like you are holding a brick in your hand.

Agree. Actually, I prefer single-stack guns in general. The only double stack guns I can shoot worth anything are the Browning High Power and the CZ 75/85.

42 posted on 01/11/2011 12:57:21 PM PST by jboot
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To: MtnScout
Different strokes for different folks. The M&P's feel very nice, I have held them at the local shops. In a 9mm I'm partial to Glock and CZ. The CZ P-01 fits my hand as if it were custom made for it.

I've fired Glock, CZ, HK, Sig, Springfield Armory, Kimber, Colt, S&W, Beretta and can't knock the quality of any of those brands.
43 posted on 01/11/2011 1:01:49 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Wilhelm Tell
Ah, Makarovs. I have a Polish P-64. I think it is the smallest pistol that chambers the 9mm Mak. It kicks like a hot .357 Magnum...or maybe even worse.

But I love it anyway.

44 posted on 01/11/2011 1:02:09 PM PST by jboot
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To: Roklok
I don't like Glocks either, they roll up too badly due to muzzle jump because they are built too light. My Colt 1911 is extremely reliable, seriously balanced and does not tend to roll away from the aim point like a Glock does. They are much easier to keep on target. They were designed and built to tame the heavy recoil of the 45 ACP.

I will take the Colt 1911 every time over a Glock.

45 posted on 01/11/2011 1:03:29 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: I Buried My Guns
That's OK, because as a fan of the classics, I use those old-school black powder muzzleloading Glocks that my forefathers used.

Didn't they use the trusty six-shooter Glocks in the Old West?

46 posted on 01/11/2011 1:07:31 PM PST by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: speciallybland

practically identical to Glock
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Model SW40VE


47 posted on 01/11/2011 1:08:07 PM PST by SF_Redux (the scarier part about all these Marxists is, that a few of them can breed .. with the opposite sex)
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To: mrmeyer
I have real issues against the 9 mm. It is a pathetic round compared to the .357, 44 mag or 45 ACP.

If I were a perp, I would prefer that anyone defending themselves use a 9. I would stand a much better chance of walking away from that pathetic round, able to recover and offend another day. The only one more pathetic than that round is the .38 Special.

48 posted on 01/11/2011 1:08:57 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: MtnScout
I completely agree. I think the Glock--despite how well it performs--just looks too boxy.

I have an M&P .40, that I really love. It fits my hand, and points well to my tastes.

49 posted on 01/11/2011 1:12:57 PM PST by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: screaminsunshine
Somebody better get ahold of genius Republican Peter King who just had a news conference with Mayor Bloomberg to propose new gun control laws. What an effing idiot.

And what kind of gun control law would have prohibited this tragedy? Does Lil' Petey really think that this psycho would have obeyed a law that prohibits a person from possessing a firearm within 1000 feet of certain elected politicans? As for the rest of us, how are we supposd to know whether the person passing us on the street is a "protected politician" under Lil' Petey's law? What would have likely prevented this tragedy is the Pima County Sheriff's Deparment taking the many complaints about Loughner seriously.

50 posted on 01/11/2011 1:16:30 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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