N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1217 times:
I'm looking into a Glock as I have mentioned on other threads-- I like the Glock because of the simplicity and compactness. I'm specifically looking into the Glock Model 36 which is a subcompact .45 Auto. Looks like a very nice weapon and great for concealed carry.
We'll probably use our tax refund check for it. Thanks Mr. President!
Oh and VonRichtofen-- I live in the suburbs of Seattle.
Metwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1210 times:
The Glock has gained a reputation as a rugid, reliable piece of hardware that works in adverse conditions, ie. dirty, wet, cold, no wonder police agencies all over the country are using it as a standard.
N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1204 times:
Matt-- I just fired a Ruger a week or so ago and the difference can be night and day. I probably fired 40 rounds in the Ruger and it jammed two or three times, usually on the first or second round of the magazine. The Glock just doesn't jam. Also, the Glock is MUCH lighter and doesn't have so many parts.
I'd pick Glock for personal protection over any other gun-- and the .40 or .45 is the perfect self-defense caliber.
N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1198 times:
Speaking of ammo-- I have family members that work for various state and federal police agencies (Utah State Police, United States Marshall Service) that can get us police-issue hollow-tip ammo boxes for dirt cheap... hollow-tip is nearly a must for self-defense.
I don't feel threatened, 777, but it is our right and duty to be armed. I'm sure if you were in a restaurant when a madman comes in shooting or stabbing people, you'll be quite glad when one of your fellow diners pulls a handgun out and takes out the perpetrator.
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1193 times:
I tend not to carry a handgun. In fact I've only fired two and I don't know what they were.
My favorite gun is my grandfather's 30-06 rifle. I don't know who makes it, but you never need more than one shot to get whatever you're looking at. My grandfather once shot a buck with it the entry wound was in the chest and the exit was on the complete opposite side of the animal. that's power.
Twotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1191 times:
If you truly want to have this argument, read the US SHOULD BAN HANDGUNS post. It has been beat to death over the last few weeks. What you gun control people don't understand is that we gun owners DONT CARE that you don't like our guns. In America, I can own as many guns as I like whether you like it or not. So, if you want to spout about gun control, go start your own post. i promise I won't interrupt your little tea party.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29514 posts, RR: 59 Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1187 times:
Sorry about your buddies freinds Vonrichofen but even you said that was an accient. There is probably a more direct cause then you alleged lack of gun laws.
The Glock has a great reputation as being a reliable weapon, in everthing from the original 9MM parabellum on up to the .45 ACP and the .40 S&W calibers. That stated I did hear a rumor that three of them exploded on the range up here two years ago. But it was about -20 or -30 below at the time. But again treat what I just said as an unsubstantiated rumor.
Just on the same note, Does your owners manual list a minimum operating temperture?
Personally though I do think that I would go with the old reliable .45 Colt though. Just sentimental value though. I would love to have an issue 1911A1. I know where there is one in town here but I can't afford it right now......
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1168 times:
Hmm...you guys are winning me over on the Glock semi-auto. I have a Colt .45 Model 1991. Big & rugged for sure, but I'm looking for something smaller now. Here in Arizona, we still have the "Old West" laws where you can still walk in public carrying protection, as long as it visible on your person. Perhaps a Glock .40 ??? Or maybe a Colt .38 revolver??? I don't know. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4761 posts, RR: 25 Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1165 times:
This thread sure brought out all the nuts on the board.
Unfortunatley, there are even more nuts carrying around guns who don't post on this board.
I don't care what you say about "personal protection"...all I've ever seen guns used for is aggression. Just three months ago my boss had a gun pointed at him while driving in LA. His offence? Turning left while the driver behind was too impatient.
N400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1162 times:
>You should know that the correct term for your Glock and others what you describe as "auto" should be correctly termed "semi-automatic"
Yes, well if you knew anything about these weapons, you would know that they are commonly referred to as Auto. Glock .45 Auto. Ruger 9mm Auto. Then when you're talking about revolvers, you use different terminology. I've never really cared for revolvers, so I don't know a whole lot about them.
>Automatic weapons (full) are illegal
Nah-- I know ways to get them, semi-legally.
Anyway, Mx5 or anyone else, if you're interested you can view the Glock line here http://www.glock.com/te_english.htm. I believe JET has the Model 23.... and I'm starting to look at the 27. Hmmmm
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 24 Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1159 times:
This is my personal choice for a handgun.
H&K USP .45
I also own a Colt .45 1991A but the problem with it is that it’s single action. I love the Colt and enjoy shooting but the H&K is a superior weapon in terms of safety and reliability. My Colt seems to have a tendency to jam for no reason.
Now if I can save the money to afford this thing...
"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
25 XFSUgimpLB41X: Weve got two Walther PPKS's... oh such sweet firing guns. They are apparently worth quite a bit now from what i hear.
26 Superfly: The words in the topic totally threw me off! I was thinking of a different kind of protection. Well I found these to be very good for my protection. P
27 CstarU: Guns and condom Ready for a night out in the Barbary Coast? ...or Gary, Indiana
28 Superfly: CstarU: That is funny! Hey did you know the Cesars Palace web-site has Gary, Indiana along with Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City? I couldn't be