GUN As a former glock hater, I recant. (mostly)

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  1. Dr. Fuckface

    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    A couple months ago, I tried the glock compacts in .40 and 45. Wasn't too fond of either. Really not fond.

    Then, researching for a cheap way to get into IDPA, the G17 seemed the best choice: cheap, plentiful, and at least $100 cash monies less than the G34. Found one in OD green about 1:15 away from me, $425 and it's brand new. G34 mag release, slide stop, "competition" trigger spring, and LWD 3.5# Connector were on their way to me before I'd even picked up the gun.

    Once I got it, I was blown away how simple it was to put the new parts in. In dry firing practice, though, the new connector really didn't seem all that different.

    Until yesterday, first chance i had to shoot it. I'm a little embarrassed to say, the thing shoots as accurately as my k-frame. Let me rephrase: I shoot it about as accurately was my wheelgun (my capabilities don't exceed that of the gun). I warmed up with some basic target shooting at about 20 yards. It was very easy to keep 2" 3-round groups, or 3" 6-round groups :eek5:. And to my amazement, I didn't have any of the "lower left glock syndrome". Most of the groups were just barely left and high of center, if not directly around it. The gripwork I'd done in anticipation of LLGS even fixed :)x:) some of the problems I'd been having with my revolver.

    Then I started some modified drills, basically "Vice Presidente", but without the reload (don't have the mag carriers yet). Here's where the 3.5 connector really shined. 3 targets, about 5' apart each, at about 10 yards. Double tap each, left to right, then again, right to left, or vice versa. I still have a lot of work to do with target acquisition, and both-eyes-open, but even so: I could run that drill without thinking. The first few times there were fliers, but after a half-dozen runs, both double-taps were inside the 8" center ring, with 2" groups (each, not all together). It took almost no effort nor awareness to get/keep the front sight on target, it went so quickly i barely saw it. There were a few times I was sure I'd missed the paper entirely, but it was always there, and always down zero.

    Now all I need are a set of 9mm dies and a timer :x: feel free to PM me if anyone sees a good deal on either.

    cliffs: hated glocks. got a 17. couldn't be happier.
     
  2. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Glock crew. :h5: I love my 17.
     
  3. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I want one in OD.
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    thedude11 New Member

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    I want a 19... but that's quite a ways down on the list.
     
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    I love my 22.

    I wanna get a 21 in OD!
     
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    because everyone thinks they're a professional?
     
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    lt1aggie what?

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    i'd be part of glock crew if they fit my hand better.
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Glock ftw

    19crew signing in
     
  11. MTech

    MTech New Member

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    Because they're cheap if not free or damn close to it (for LEO) and pansies can't lift a 1911....:noes:


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  12. Dr. Fuckface

    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    :werd: that's actually the only major problem i'm having.

    hopefully some skateboard tape will be enough to fix it. even though I don't have large hands, the frame needs more palm swell. it's also pretty slippery, and I found myself having to readjust my grip 5 rounds into a drill.
     
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    I use the DecalGrips, and I am very pleased with them.

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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    because
    forgot where I saw that, but yeah: an for-real life LEO said that.
     
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    see previous post about pansies. :mamoru:
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    My post gave you the wrong impression: I wasn't using that LEO's statement to back up my own opinion, I posted it to show the mentality and depth of understanding (or lack thereof) some (not all!) LEO's have.

    My guns are clean, nga. :cool:
     
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    Cause I don't like a gun that looks like [​IMG]

    and feels like you're holding

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  18. Dr. Fuckface

    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    :rofl: when all else fails, play the 07 card :rofl:

    not criticism, just think it's funny.
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Why'd you get a glock when you could get an M&P for just a tad more money?
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    I don't know about an m&p, but in $15 and 15 minutes, I had cut the trigger pull on the glock in half. These things are about as complicated as a clothespin, and simplicity appeals to me. If it's going to be complicated, it has to be at least as good as a great 1911, and the only thing that fits that description is a 1911.

    Glocks are more ubiquitous; holsters, accessories and parts are more plentiful and cheaper. The aftermarket is huge. I think they're safe but not "nannified".

    Resources and knowledge base are also great.

    I don't have anything against the M&P, but it's not 'the standard', and I wanted to go with something that was a known entity, tried and true.
     
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    same reason I got a glock, prolly.

    comparing the glock, xd, and m&p, I liked the feel of the xd the most. If it wern't for the shittiest trigger ever, I would have bought one. The glock proved to be the fewest compromises while still giving me a good trigger. The m&p ranked last of the three.

    In fact, a buddy of mine does repo, and he had a m&p; he was always defending his gun in conversations -- you really shouldn't have to make excuses on "why your gun is good, too". He now carries a glock 22.
     
  22. MTech

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    Exactly.. heaven forbid I happen to find them ugly ad uncomfortable (like a lot of people) and they feel cheap like a water pistol.


    And funny mention on M&P trigger since most glock guys I talk to or read posting about Glock vs M&P they seem to like the M&P trigger a lot better the majority of the time.
     
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    Some of the Hogue rubber grips add a little extra beef.
    :wavey:
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    I don't think those jive with the IDPA rulebook for ssp :hs:
     
  25. MTech

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    I didn't tell him to get one, get your quotes straight. I wasn't even who brought up the M&P
     

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