welcome from southern oregon
Well, soon anyway. Ordered a Glock 19 Gen 3 a few days ago. Should be in next Tuesday. Awesome for the range and if you put some HPs in it, a good SD weapon I hear. Pretty stoked!
The two main reasons I went with the Gen 3 over the Gen 4 was that I don't care for the texture on the handle of the Gen 4, and the Gen 4's also don't clear the shell casing with as much umph as the Gen 3. I've read several reports and a saw a few videos of the Gen 4's weak ejection and several that dinked around and feel back into the chamber.
Anyway, this will make a great first gun for me. If I fall in love with the Glock like I'm sure I will, I may be interested in the Glock 23 as a home defense weapon.
Any input on the G23, or G19 for that matter?
welcome from southern oregon
Welcome from Northeast Tennessee. Several of my friends have G19's and love them. I'm a G17 guy myself. You can't go seriously wrong with a 19; it's a fine choice.
Hi guys, thanks for the welcome.
The gun shop had a used G17, but I want something a little more compact. The 19 is the perfect "in between size" for me.
A friend of mine is a 357 guru and says "9mm's are a waste," but I think that's a crock.
I've heard the old saw about 9mm's being "45's set to stun" for years. 9mm's have stunned quite a few bad guys, though, and a lot of them have STAYED stunned.
I like my .45 too, though. It's just a question of what one prefers, and for me that varies from one day to the next.
Isn't it true there there is SD ammo for the 9mm's that can make them compare to a standard 45? I've read so much lately that all this info is spinning in my head right now. I'm sure Federal HPs was one I remember.
Welcome to the site!
And congrats on the Glock 19; it's a fine choice, in my opinion.
"Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
(RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)
Welcome, also. I just joined myself. Don't have Glocks, but that's OK.
Thanks guys. I'm looking forward to learning tons from you guys. My gun should be in next Tuesday but in Maryland I believe there is a 7-day waiting period. So I should be able to pick it up the Tuesday or Wednesday after next. In the meantime I plan on learning all I can.
You shouldn't feel you need a 23 for home defense. A 9mm is just fine and the ammo is cheaper.
Welcome. I have a gen 3 G19 on me right now. If you can have only one handgun, the G19 is the best one to have in my humble opinion.
Welcome Z1N1,From Jax's Florida..
Glock made a new recoil spring for the gen-4,That fixes some glocks that have the old spring.That was not made right.So that fixed the ejection of shells with the gen4.
Recoil Spring Exchange Program | GLOCK USA
A good 9mm (Glock19 for example), a quality 1911 and a good revolver (probably Smith & Wesson) are the first three must haves for any collection if you ask me. Sounds like you are working on #2 of the 3 already. Good stuff.
Great choice going with the Glock
I have a G17 my brother's first gun was a G19
I have a glock 26 and find that it is an easy gun to shoot accurately. The 9mm cartridge is under-rated IMO. ATK ballistics tests have demonstrated 147 grain Federal HST's to penetrate 13.25 and expand to .821, while 124 grain Gold Dots penetrated 13.25 and expanded to .665. Anyone who cannot defend themselves with these rounds needs practice more than they need a different caliber Cool thing about the Glock 19 is that it hold 15 rounds in a small package! Good choice! But what do I know?