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swaggerwagon 01-06-2013 12:45 PM

9mm
 
Looking at a 9mm for target and conceal carry. I was looking at a Glock 19. I want something with at least a 4in barrel the sub compacts do not fit my large hands. Anyone have any experience with glocks

GasKing 01-06-2013 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by swaggerwagon (Post 15035869)
Looking at a 9mm for target and conceal carry. I was looking at a Glock 19. I want something with at least a 4in barrel the sub compacts do not fit my large hands. Anyone have any experience with glocks

Been carrying one every day for a couple years now, Ive had 2 so far and have put thousands of rounds down range with it. I trust it with my life. You cannot go wrong with a GLOCK.

Rush4theYehO 01-06-2013 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by swaggerwagon (Post 15035869)
Looking at a 9mm for target and conceal carry. I was looking at a Glock 19. I want something with at least a 4in barrel the sub compacts do not fit my large hands. Anyone have any experience with glocks

I carry a Glock 19 about 95% of the time. It's the gun I've got the most rounds down, and I recommend it to anyone. They're reliable, combat-accurate, comfortable to shoot, and surprisingly small to conceal. Finding parts, holsters, accessories for it are extremely easy to do. Magazines are inexpensive and plentiful (up until recently, whole different can of worms) and G17/18 magazines are interchangeable as well. The gun itself is also priced low enough where you'll be able to spend more on training, ammo, accessories.

Some people dislike glocks for a variety of reasons, many of which I find unfounded. Some claim that they can't stand the grip angle. I have so much trouble figuring out why this is an issue. With proper grip technique and presentation you'll be right on target every time. I go from shooting a 1911-gripped gun to a glock with no issues whatsoever. Some claim that Glocks have a bad trigger, or are uncomfortable to hold. All of those things can be rectified by a little simple cosmetic modding to be tuned to your preference. Lastly, some claim they're ugly. You don't buy guns to win beauty competitions, you buy them to shoot things.

There are other outstanding 9mm's out there that will work for you too - you just happened to ask about glocks and CC/range shooting. I really do feel that the G19 is the quintessential 9mm that everyone should own, it's truly one of the most versatile pistols out there on the market.

MpoweredM 01-06-2013 01:14 PM

My first gun I ever bought was a glock 19. To this day I still carry a glock 19.

Serbonze 01-06-2013 01:35 PM

Have you read the two sticky topics at the top of the page yet?

GlockMan 01-06-2013 03:05 PM

What's a Glock?

GasKing 01-06-2013 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by GlockMan (Post 15036139)
What's a Glock?

Whats a GlockMan?

HiHoBrian 01-06-2013 06:16 PM

A friend of mine told me he "might" not buy a Glock for his first carry pistol. I promptly told him he IS an idiot.

sent from my ATARI sc1224

TSR6 01-06-2013 06:20 PM

Anything wrong with Walthers? I've had a P99 or PPS on my wish list recently...

Wreckless 01-06-2013 06:22 PM

When I was looking for a 9mm I went and held a ton of different ones. The Glock just felt weird in my hands. I ended up deciding on an XDm.

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Reedo302 01-06-2013 06:29 PM

Go out and shoot a bunch of pistols until you find one you really like. Glocks are great guns and I am a fan, but they're not for everyone. The advantage to them is that their design is idiot simple, so you can completely disassemble them with a ball point pen.
What features are you looking for in a gun?

GasKing 01-06-2013 06:34 PM

I got seven Mac-11's, about eight, .38's
Nine 9's, ten Mac-10's, the shits never end.

TSR6 01-06-2013 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Reedo302 (Post 15036548)
What features are you looking for in a gun?

Pull trigger, make loud noises...

chris98891 01-06-2013 07:40 PM

I have a Glock 19, but I prefer carrying the M&P Shield 9mm more often than the rest of the arsenal (XDm 40, LC9). The LC9 is small, thin, and light but I just don't like the way it fits in my hand. It's great for pocket carry. The Shield was tough to find, but with the 8rd mag it fits into my hands very well (I'm 6'4)

NH335i 01-06-2013 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Wreckless (Post 15036529)
When I was looking for a 9mm I went and held a ton of different ones. The Glock just felt weird in my hands. I ended up deciding on an XDm.

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Like that.
My XDm has been nothing but awesome.
Feels great and aslong as you put good ammo through it then should be flawless.
I carry the 3.8 xdm 9.

Nt_loader 01-06-2013 09:08 PM

XD or Ruger LC-9. I as well suggest renting several at your local gun range and see what feels best.

Good luck

Vincent_m3 01-06-2013 09:12 PM

I have glock 19 and sig 229 both gun are nice and dependable

swaggerwagon 01-06-2013 09:56 PM

I want something that's reliable and easy to shoot and clean. I am an avid hunter so I have an arsenal of rifles and shotguns but am just starting into pistol shooting. With so many companies making pistols it does get slightly overwhelming

swaggerwagon 01-06-2013 09:57 PM

And no I have not read the top two sticky topics I am using the bimmer app so my phone doesn't show them

Reedo302 01-06-2013 10:45 PM

There are lots of gun companies that make handguns, but if you define what specific features you're looking for, you can narrow it down to a short list before you ever go to the range.

I would highly recommend shooting some before you make a decision.
I had a buddy that was dead-set on a Springfield XD for HD and eventually for carrying. I took him shooting and brought my M&P9, Glock 34 and Glock 22, and he rented the XD. He shot everything, and after 50rds through the XD, he was fully convinced that he was not getting the XD because he didn't like shooting it. I personally very much dislike the XD grip, and I'm not a fan of the trigger either. He was torn between the Glock and M&P, but ultimately decided on the M&P because of the interchangeable backstraps. The M&Ps are better than Glock's Gen4 offering for people with small hands, and he wanted to teach his fiance how to shoot, so this was important.


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