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    New Glock owner here

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    I'm proud to say that I just traded my S&W Sigma 9mm in on a new Glock 26!

    I had been fairly happy with my Sigma (except for the heavy trigger pull), until I fired my Handgun Safety Instructor's Glock. Man, what a difference! The trigger was so much lighter and smoother and I liked the overall feel of the Glock much better than the Sigma. I knew then that I was gonna have to get me a Glock.

    I can't wait to get out and put a few rounds through my new toy!

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    Welcome to the club. Good shooting pistols, I'm sure you will enjoy it. Plus it will last forever.

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    Welcome to the Dark Side, Darth Steve.

    I think you'll like it here: guns that work all the time, cheap and plentiful magazines, a plethora of accessories, and all the holster designs you could ever want.
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    Good choice. Great hideout gun. Shoots great and EVERYTIME you pull the trigger. Get a good holster (the Glock holster works just great) or one of them clip thingys that mounts on the gun and lets you slip it in your waistband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    one of them clip thingys that mounts on the gun and lets you slip it in your waistband.
    DO NOT use one of these devices if you carry with a loaded chamber. Which makes them less than useless, in my opinion.

    Get a good holster. Glocks are not safe when carried loaded without a holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    DO NOT use one of these devices if you carry with a loaded chamber. Which makes them less than useless, in my opinion.

    Get a good holster. Glocks are not safe when carried loaded without a holster.
    I disagree. I've TRIED to get one to fire (unloaded, of course) and can't do it. I have yet to read about or even hear about any instance of this happening. If anyone knows of this happening, I would be interested in seeing the site. I also disagree that carring a gun without a round in the chamber is "less than useless". I does make the gun slower to use than having one in the chamber, but does not make it "useless". Just my $.02 'cause I'm not an expert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Good choice. Great hideout gun. Shoots great and EVERYTIME you pull the trigger. Get a good holster (the Glock holster works just great) or one of them clip thingys that mounts on the gun and lets you slip it in your waistband.
    I bought an "Uncle Mike's" Sidekick IWB holster when I got the gun. I really didn't know exactly what kind of holster I wanted and this one was inexpensive, so I thought it would do me until I figure out what I really want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    I disagree. I've TRIED to get one to fire (unloaded, of course) and can't do it. I have yet to read about or even hear about any instance of this happening. If anyone knows of this happening, I would be interested in seeing the site. I also disagree that carring a gun without a round in the chamber is "less than useless". I does make the gun slower to use than having one in the chamber, but does not make it "useless". Just my $.02 'cause I'm not an expert.
    No, it won't happen when you are trying to make it fire.... it will happen when you least expect it. An uncovered trigger on a chambered Glock is NOT safe.

    A chambered round is much more reliable than trying to cycle the action when under extreme stress.

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    Great choice. Picture TIME!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    I disagree. I've TRIED to get one to fire (unloaded, of course) and can't do it. I have yet to read about or even hear about any instance of this happening. If anyone knows of this happening, I would be interested in seeing the site. I also disagree that carring a gun without a round in the chamber is "less than useless". I does make the gun slower to use than having one in the chamber, but does not make it "useless". Just my $.02 'cause I'm not an expert.
    I'm not an expert either, but I meant the clip device was useless, not the gun.

    The consensus of all actual experts is that Glocks are unsafe to carry with loaded chamber without a holster that rigidly covers the trigger guard.
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    Welcome to the club...you will enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve24 View Post
    I'm proud to say that I just traded my S&W Sigma 9mm in on a new Glock 26!

    I had been fairly happy with my Sigma (except for the heavy trigger pull), until I fired my Handgun Safety Instructor's Glock. Man, what a difference! The trigger was so much lighter and smoother and I liked the overall feel of the Glock much better than the Sigma. I knew then that I was gonna have to get me a Glock.

    I can't wait to get out and put a few rounds through my new toy!

    You won't be sorry! I love my GLOCKs!


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    Quote Originally Posted by westernamerican View Post

    You won't be sorry! I love my GLOCKs!

    I was able to take my new Glock to the range last Saturday and I got to put a couple hundred rounds through it. Man, it was sweet!

    But I'm still waiting on my handgun carry permit...

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