GUN Fired a gun for the first time..

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  1. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    I went to the range yesterday with a friend and fired his Glock .40, i think it was a 26...

    I'm interested in buying it from him..it's in perfect condition, he wants $350 for it, and it comes with the case and all the stock stuff + 3 magazines...

    is that a decent price, and how is that gun for a first timer?
     
  2. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    What do you want to do with it?

    If it was a .40 and the size of a G26 it is a G27. Same gun different caliber.

    In my opinion it is not a good gun for a first time gun owner. Get a Glock 19 or 17.


    edit for a '3' not '2'.
     
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  3. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    I want to go into law enforcement into the next year or 2 and i know that's the standard issue..
     
  4. Raithan

    Raithan :wackit:

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    Around here, Glock 22's are the standard issue I believe.. :dunno:
     
  5. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Get a 9mm. It doesn't matter what you plan to be.

    You should take a class early in your development so you don't teach yourself a bunch of bad habits.
     
  7. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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  8. Ford4Life

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    I've never seen an LE agency issue a sub compact Glock as a primary carry firearm.

    .40 isn't a very good caliber to learn on, it tends to make n00bs get a case of the flinches. Start with 9mm.
     
  9. Bigsnake

    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    Glock 27 is standard issue? Maybe a glock in .40 is standard but I don't think they would issue a compact gun like that.

    I know the two officers I've talked to both had Glock 40's but they were fullsized ones.

    Edit: Get a 9mm to start with like others suggested. Not a lot of recoil but it still has some and the real benefit is that you can get ammo for it pretty cheap.
     
  10. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    shooting the .40 in a sub compact Glock is not like the Service size that departments issue to officers. Get yourself a full sized model and take classes. The subcompacts are not issue weapons unless the dept. is giving the officers backup guns to go along with the Duty weapon.
     
  11. Fire Sauce

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    Do you still have yours?
     
  12. PorscheRacer

    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    $350 is a good dea for a g26. I would buy it if anything you could resell it and make $50.
     
  13. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I agree $350 is a good deal. While not the best weapon to start on, you could definetly do worse.

    FWIW the G27's are issue for the local PD's undercover officers here.
     
  14. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Yep..love it....I love my Wilson more though :o!
     
  15. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    It's ok, I love my Kimber more than my glocks, and I'm GlocksRock :o
     
  16. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    if you liked it when you shot it, buy it cuz its a great price.

    YOU'RE the one who shot it, so only you know if you truly liked it... no one else on here can tell you otherwise.
     
  17. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Wilson > Kimber :o
     
  18. htex1004

    htex1004 New Member

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    Everyone says take class... i don't really see any classes around to take besides CHL and etc or pistol basics.... non of them really work with you that much on your technique and proper shooting and etc....

    Just curious...
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    taking classes is VERY important
     
  20. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    it will help you become familiar with identifying when it is appropriate to draw your weapon and the laws dictating your responsibilities as a CCW holder.

    it should be required in all states as an added insurance to ensure CCW holders further reduce the "gray area" of where and when of pistol use.

    as for proper shooting technique, most all respectable ranges require you take a basic handgun safety course before moving on to tactics.
     
  21. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    very true..but it's also the ONLY pistol i've fired
     
  22. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Glock > Walther :o
     
  23. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    guns are like women. after you fingerbang your first, you will compare the rest.

    eventually, you may shoot a gun you like more, but if you had a good experience with this Glock, you should buy it as the price is pretty good.

    now if you didnt like it, or had some considerable complaints, find another one to fingerbang.
     

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