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    No point in hiding the fact that glocks KB. They do. All guns do. There are just alot more glocks and that is alot more chances for failure.

    On 9mm- I shoot it because it is the smallest round I can compete with (probobly for good reason) and I get the most bangs for my buck. In a situation where I picture using my pistol, mag capacity is HUGE to me. 

    Assuming worst case scenario...
    I am vision impaired, attacker may be armored, multiple attackers, need to flee a good long distance...

    All of these cases have better odds of landing shots with more shots fired.
    Also- more shots fired can equal more time to run away.

    Some of us have dilusions of being some sort of calm badass in a gunfight. 
    I like to think about what would help the most in a situation where I really really sucked
    I picture myself being sedated/drunk and clumsy and with mace in my eyes.

    Do I want 7 chances to 'put them down'
    Or do I want 17 chances to hit something, keep heads down, and put distance between myself and the attacker/s?
    "its like a f****** turkey shoot" -Travis Haley

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidicarus13 View Post
    Show your 1911 to your friends, show your Glock to your enemy.
    Good point. Nothing wrong with a Glock. All depends on the application. I have an XDm in 9mm which is in the same family, and I love it. It has never seen the inside of a safe and never will. The 1911 is in the safe.
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    It took me a long time to warm up to Glocks. A friend let me shoot his Gen 1 G17 a long time ago, and I didn't like the way the grip felt at all. I had a hard time holding it, and shooting it well. That pretty well defined my opinion of Glocks for a long time; I stuck with other things.
    Finally, during my research for the best pig hunting handgun I could find, I was drawn to the G20. I ended up getting one, and I liked it so much that not only did it replace my Smith 686 as my GP go to gun, but I swapped a SIG 226 that I didn't particularly like or do well with for a Gen 2 G17. I've modded the snot out of that G17, to the point that it's a range gun only; in spite of the fact that it has never failed me I won't use it for self defense simply because I wound up decorating it by having the slide laser etched. Pretty much everything that can be upgraded or changed on that gun, have.
    Next, in my search for a CCW piece to replace my beloved, but heavy, P225; I picked up an OD Gen 3 G19. It promptly got a Ghost Rocket 3.5 pound trigger connector, new trigger spring, and a couple more mags. Next; ghost ring night sights...
    I really like my G19, but I sure would like a G30. And a G34. And, both of my XD .45's notwithstanding, probably a G21. As much as I like my XD's, Glocks have the benefit of a huge aftermarket parts availability; and to me that puts them over the top.
    I'm thinking that Glocks are to pistols what AR's are to rifles.
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    Quick point of fact: Certain ODA's are using carrying glocks in Afghanistan.
    On the other side of fear lies freedom.

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    I'm new to this site and shooting handguns in general. I appreciate this pov a lot because of how logical you made it sound. No nonsense this cal vs that cal on theoretical future battles that seem to me more like movie style gun fight but what I consider how I may react and that's being scared and trying to escape instead of trading shots. I enjoy shooting and am excited to learn and become more proficient with this new skill, and am happy to hear there are others who agree shot placement and practice trumps cal.

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    I am fairly new to the Glock camp largely because my first experience with them was the older variants and they never fit my hand quite right. However I know have a gen4 G19 that has replaced my sig p226 as my go to gun.

    I replaced the G19 trigger with a G17 smooth trigger, and changed out the sights but otherwise didn't have to change much.

    The trigger is more crisp, better reset, and feels right. I was surprised. I still trust my Sig, but I'll carry my Glock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidicarus13 View Post
    Show your 1911 to your friends, show your Glock to your enemy.

    LOVE IT!
    We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately."

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    Some of us have dilusions of being some sort of calm badass in a gunfight.
    I like to think about what would help the most in a situation where I really really sucked
    I picture myself being sedated/drunk and clumsy and with mace in my eyes.

    Do I want 7 chances to 'put them down'
    Or do I want 17 chances to hit something, keep heads down, and put distance between myself and the attacker/s?[/QUOTE]

    Very true and well stated!
    We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately."

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    Great forum post.

    I love my P220 but it sits in the safe. I can't say the same for my G22, G23, or G34. I love the 22 but the 34 is AWESOME. A bit large, but instinctive shooting is comfortable...and when it comes time to put some distance between myself and badguys; more rounds = more distance.

    If i could only find a G35...hopes, wishes, dreams.

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    That's great! All Glocks, All 9mm, all 19's!

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