GUN Just joined Glock crew (G26)

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  1. jehan60188

    jehan60188 New Member

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    $499 + tax, nib
    from a gun show

    what's this "gun show loop hole" people talk about? I definitely got a background check, and everything...

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    blurry picture is blurry
    but you all know what a g26 looks like

    well, time to start reading the manual!

    this is odd- the instructions to unload say i should pull the trigger (after removing the bullet). isn't that considered "dry firing" and a bad thing?
     
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    if you want to remove the slide, you do have to dryfire the gun if it is already cocked.

    I find that if you only move the slide back about a 10th of an inch, it won't cock the gun and it'll still allow you to remove the slide.

    And welcome! I'm new to the glock crew as well! Bought my 17l only 2 days ago :)
     
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    Dry firing won't hurt your Glock. You have to dry fire it to disassemble it anyway...Just physically and visually check the chamber is empty before you pull the trigger in doors.
     
  4. JaimeZX

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    They're talking about face-to-face private party sales. :weak:

    What he said. You should actually practice dry-firing to get used to the trigger pull and practice it anyway. :)
    Dry firing is only bad for bows and rimfires.
     
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    That's good to know. I told my buddy I was doing some trigger practice and he was concerned I may damage my gun, which then made me kinda concerned. Glad to know that I'm not :)
     
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    well, I just did my first field strip

    the size of the gun + my clumsiness make it difficult to strip but I think I'll get a feel for it soon enough

    can't wait to get my CHL!

    Well, since we're all stripped up anyways, I think I'll clean it, then head on down to the range
    i'll check this topic later!
     
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    Yeah, the slide lock is weird at first. There are a few different techniques.

    I find this easiest:
    Grip the gun with your dominant hand as you normally would.
    Rotate that hand so that your 4 fingers are now gripping the slide with your thumb in teh same spot
    Place your other hand in a comfortable position to pull down on the slide release.
    Using your dominant hand, pull the slide back a 10th of an inch and pull down on the slide release.
    Then, move the slide forward.

    I've seen tons of videos that use other methods. You can go on youtube and search for some if you're interested.
     
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    Glock crew ftw
     
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    and then check it again and if you have to pull the trigger to take it apart, do it towards something you could destroy and not care.
     
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    fixed
     
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    fuck that, remove magazine, lock slide back and literally stick your pinky in that mother like its the asshole of that kindergarten teacher last night to verify the chamber is clear and safe.

    I win this round of the gun safety-off.
     
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    I use snap caps when I dry-fire my guns. I like being able to chamber the snap caps off a magazine as you would doing a normal reload. They are also good for checking function on a gun you may be working on.
     
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    I only use them for function checks, other wise its just asking for a ND
     
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    all i see is carpet and lamp.
     
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    Thanks! It's small in my hand, but I guess a sub-compact/concealed carry weapon is supposed to be?
    I love how easy it is to field strip, clean/lube, and maintain!

    Yah, as soon as I learn how to do that cool angle where a bullet/knife/pen is poking through the trigger area, I'll put them up in the stickied pistol topic...
     
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    it's just a focus issue. point the picture cross hair at the gun and depress the shutter button halfway to focus if you're using Auto Focus
     
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    it's not a focus issue, it's a laziness issue. usually I snap a few shots to get it right, but I didn't feel like it yesterday
     
  20. Are you using a macro mode to take the pics that close?

    Congrats on the gun. As has been said already, dry firing won't hurt your Glock in any way. Do it all you want.
     
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    here's a review of the G26

    :hsugh:

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    Good trigger discipline. Needs to work on his vocab though.
     
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    Concealable control doesn't extend the length of the grip. It just adds more stability to the fingers that are on it. The Pearce +0 make the grip the same length as the G23.
     
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    Not to thread jack.... but is dry firing OK for my remington 870?? My girlfriend's dad (former army sniper) said it is bad for the gun...

    The only reason I ask is because I like to leave it de-cocked w/ a full magazine but empty chamber (safety off). The only way to de-cock it is to pull the trigger... I do this because I want to make sure that if my GF has to use it against an intruder, I don't want her to have to worry about pressing the release or dis-engaging the safety (just pump and go)...
     
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    what I do with my 870 is to hold the release down, and open the action a bit less than half way (just until there's resistance);
    iirc, most people advise to keep shotguns and handguns chambered since there's little chance of an accidental discharge

    you could always get fake shells, i suppose
     

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