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Glock: The Only Choice In Prsnl Protection?  
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

I purchased a Glock 23 .40 Auto the other day. I had heard of the reputation of the Glocks but couldnt apreciate it until I bought one.

It seems as if Glock built the gun from a clean sheet of paper. All new technology and simplicity.

It seems as if Glock has overwhelmingly become the choice of law enforcment agents and civilians for personal protection.

If you own a Glock do you like it? And if you don't own one and have chozen to carry another weapon why wouldnt you carry a Glock.

I wouldn't eventhink of buying anything else now that I own one.

JET



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User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Model 1911A1 Colt .45




BTW, never fired one. Only gun I've ever fired was an AR-15 .223 cal. (5.56mm) rifle... wished it was an M-4 Carbine.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

Why a Glock over a Colt, Ruger or Smith&Wesson??
They all get the job done. I have nothing against Glock, but I'll stay with what I know...Colt 45 auto. Regards.



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Where do you guys live? On the West Bank?


Word
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

We'll we can start with the fact that the Glock has about 1/3 the amount of parts.

The finish.....A teflon matte combatfinish that is for all intensive purposes...indistructable.

The Glock is jam proof. It just wont jam. A guy fired over 100,000 rounds and counting through his Glock and never had a single jam.

Theres no question that the Glock .45 is a better weapon than th 1911. Thats like comparing a DC8 to a 777.

The Glock is a safe action pistol and has no conventional safety to disengage. Its ready to fire from the holster.

You'd be crazy to carry a Colt 45 cocked and chambered without the safety engaged.

The Glock compacts or subcompacts are concealable.

The subcompacts fit in your pocket.

These are just a few things that come to mind.

JET


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1386 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.


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

I like the Glocks too. How would you say they compare against Rugers or HK's?

User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

Check out the .40 S&W. Its got the balistics of the .45 without the muzzle flip. And don't get the compensated barell.

With the .40 Auto you can gt 4 more rounds in the clip.

I think subcompact .40 auto is the model 27.

And dont forget to use Cor-Bon ammo, or Glaser Safety Slugs.

JET


User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1379 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.

User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Fantastic weapon jet. have one myself. I typically carry either that or my para P14 .45.

User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1373 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.


User currently offline777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Do you guys feel that threatened?  Yeah sure

 Insane


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1367 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.


User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1362 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.


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

If you guys are going to go on about your weapons of death, kindly get your facts right when discussing these weapons.

You should know that the correct term for your Glock and others what you describe as "auto" should be correctly termed "semi-automatic".

Automatic weapons (full) are illegal.

mb  Smile Smile


User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1360 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.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1356 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...... Sad



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1337 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
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

I prefer a Kalashnikov.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineOverlord From Portugal, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

This thread sure brought out all the nuts on the board.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1334 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.


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1331 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


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Nobody in my family, ancestors, hell not even in my town own guns, and non of us have been killed.

I don't see the need.

I would need a license anyway  Big grin

Control freaks!

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineG Dubya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

M-16s (sans AR-15) have a wedge-shape device on the right side, just below the charging handle, called a forward bolt assist.


What exactly is the purpose of the forward bolt assist?

Is it to push the bolt forward (when jammed towards back) without having to pull the charging handle?


Thanks...


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1328 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images CstarU : Guns and condom Ready for a night out in the Barbary Coast? ...or Gary, Indiana
28 Post contains images 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
29 JetService :
30 Post contains images Superfly : JetService: That is funny!
31 Bombstar : I am surprised at the number of people in here that own guns, I dont know anyone that does. I've never seen one before, except on police officers.
32 L-188 : Lets see if I can remember this considering I haven't seen an M-16 manual in about 8 years, since I got out of the service. So if I get any on the com
33 G Dubya : Thanks for the explanation. Just one more thing... After the last round is fired the bolt is held open. When the magazine is replaced with a loaded on
34 L-188 : The charging handle just provides a means of manually moving the bolt to the rear position so that it will either, A: lock into the bolt open position
35 L-188 : Hey I do have a question..... QX put the link up for the Glock site. Anyway I was looking at the line and see that they listed the .357, Do they mean
36 Overlord : Cukoo.. Cukoo.. Cukoo..
37 Carioca Canuck : Glocks are great. Our police force here in Calgary (YYC) purchased them a few years ago and are very happy with the serviceability so far. Compared to
38 L-188 : There isn't a darn thing wrong being a romantic. Do you know if the Calgary Police have had any problems with the plastic in the cold? See my earlier
39 Carioca Canuck : L-188 There have been no problems at all with the Glocks yet as far as my few friends on the police force have told me.
40 Cba : Jesus loves the NRA, He told me so the other day, He spelled it out in bullets in the sky, YEEHAW! He's sittin up in heaven with an AK-47, Singing Go
41 Post contains images N400QX :
42 Post contains images Joona : N400QX: 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 l
43 Sxmarbury33 : Ive never fired a glock but due to the fact that you have to be 21 to shoot a pistol in the local range but if I had a choice in protection where reco
44 Timmsp : My personal weapon of choice is a double barrel Remington shotgun. It's a turkey gun with a shorter barrel than most shotguns but is still legal. Besi
45 Cba : Just cocking the shotgun will send any criminal running. Shotguns mangle.
46 N400QX : >Also do you take your gun everywhere you go and if so how do you conceal it so that when you are walking down the street everyone does not know you h
47 Post contains images BH346 : Don't turn this into a US-Bashing topic. BH346
48 Post contains images Tbar220 : No, don't get mad BH346. I think Joona is cool. He can come with a sophisticated reply, which is entirely related to the topic. Plus, not only can he
49 Post contains images Joona : Zach, we are tought morals here too. And our morals do not include carrying a killing machine... There is definitely something wrong in the morals tou
50 Post contains images L-188 : Jesus loves the NRA, Damm straight....CBA
51 Derek H : I would be happy with any gun that would just kill people. Nothing speical. Just somthing that would kill or hurt people very bad. KILL KILL KILL KILL
52 L-188 : You are a sick man Derek.
53 Joona : Now if Derek goes out and shoots people, I bet they are going to blame the internet for it. He got the ideas from here and ALSO, he was expressing his
54 174thfwff : Hello everyone, I have a few questions. How much is the Glock 30 Subcompact? How much is a lisence so you can carry around a gun wherever you go?
55 I Like To Fly : How much is a lisence so you can carry around a gun wherever you go? lol, 174thfwff. There isn't such a thing. Different states & countries have diffe
56 L-188 : Depends on what state you are in. Chances are you would have to wait a few years anyway based on your profile. If you are in NY chances are concealed
57 N400QX : Well, I'm back on the forums after a few days of a screwed up ISP or whatever... First, we bought a new training pistol Saturday from the local dealer
58 174thfwff : Went to a local gun show the other day. I will post a few pics of my self with a suprise. Very nice...It has a G for the first word and a 26 for the n
59 N400QX : VERY nice weapon! I wouldn't mind having a 9mm Auto...
60 Post contains images Leftseat86 : Ahhhh... The Glock 45. A gangster's weapon of choice! Tupac loved them. I believe Derek H. was trying to mock the gun owners here and portray them as
61 Aussiemite : guns are illegal in Australia, semi-auto, full auto and handguns. I'd be lucky to see a .22 bolt action single shot rifle.
62 Aussiemite : real pity to, we have lots of afgany/indonesian immigrants to shoot.
63 Rajno1 : Hey Aussiemite - I am Indonesian by birth so less of your fascist wank. Just because your country was founded from the scum and shit of British societ
64 Post contains images N400QX : Whoa-- ok, time to start another thread on THAT topic... Anyway... as I said, I took a look at the Glocks in the display case at the gun dealer and I
65 L-188 : Call me a traditionalist N400QX but I think that I am going to try and get a vintage Browning high power or a M1911A1 before I would try and get a Glo
66 Aussiemite : Can't sense humour at all hey. Oh well to bad, your living a pretty pitiful existence without a sense of humour.
67 174thfwff : So in New York I can't have a conceled weapon? That Stinks! I want to carry around my Glock 26.
68 Saloth Sar : Some states reciprocates on concealed weapons permit. I believe a permit in Arizona is valid in Indiana.
69 N400QX : >Be careful on that advice you give. I KNOW that Conceled carry permits are not honored by other states Wellll.... maybe not in some states, but we've
70 L-188 : If there are some states that accept other states Conceled Carry permits....Good for them.... But I again warn you....You need to be very careful abou
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