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Are you a gun fanatic as well? If so, you'll want to talk to other owners about what you own in this forum.

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Old 11-22-2013, 06:15 PM   #21
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Purchasing out of state requires that you ship the gun to an FFL in your home state. The exception is if you buy in a state that has reciprocity with yours. Either way, ask the shop you're buying from for details and they'll know.

As far as locking up the gun, do it. It's extremely important, and it's the law in every state. Lock it regardless so that it doesn't get stolen if your house gets broken into. A $100 electronic safe goes a long way.

Gen4 is a lot better than it used to be. After Glock did their RSA recall, it's been a lot better in terms of reliability.

I don't own a single Glock that DOESN'T have a round in the chamber. Glocks are perfectly safe without an external mechanical safety. The only time a ND occurs is when there is operator error. Finger off the bang switch means the gun is impossible to discharge. I understand that some people need an external safety switch for peace of mind, but just understand that peace of mind is all that it is (1911's and HP's excluded)
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #22
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Speaking of the xds, I have both flavors in stock.
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:01 AM   #23
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Maybe look into a Ruger SR9? I carry the compact version, never had a problem with it after approx 2500 rounds. Got the compact bnib for 318 before the craze.

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Old 11-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #24
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Recommendations for a casual shooter

Welp, due to a smaller than expected bonus it looks like I am not in the market after all. thanks for all the recommendations and advice!
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #25
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another 9mm option could be the sig sauer sp2022. Can get those pretty cheap around $450, some models come with factory nightsights. I have my eye on one but the mags are overpriced.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:23 AM   #26
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I've owned and own an XD,M&P,Glock in .40 and 9mm.

All will serve you well.

Consider this though. If you want to shoot lead bullets in the glock(cheaper) you will have to get another barrel for around $100. This is usually offset by the cost of upgrade parts and magazines. I also would recommend the G35/34 or 17L as a range/HD gun.

You may end up carrying regardless of what you say now. If you want to take a hike in the woods or what have you I think GA allows open carry without a permit but you may want to look into that. Sometimes the 100-150(every 7 years) investment towards a carry permit is worth it so you dont have to worry about it.

The XD and M&P both come in competition flavors as well(like the G34/35).. both of them are great buys and hard to tell much difference between them.. the XD has an extra safety if that makes you feel better. Its worth saying the M&P has a better trigger out of the box(than the XD) and about the same as the glock(best of the polymers IMO).

Polymer guns are sweet but some of the best shooters out there are steel guns. My personal favorite is the CZ75b in with a thumb safety. I dont care for guns that are double action/single action meaning the first trigger pull is heavier than the second. Great gun with the best trigger pull around but the simplicity of the polymer safety systems "striker fired" are much better than a thumb safety.

They all are very reliable and the tiny differences wont matter much to you. Buy the cheapest one and call it a day.

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Old 11-26-2013, 12:14 PM   #27
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If you want to shoot lead bullets in the glock(cheaper) you will have to get another barrel for around $100.
Why? Is it a necessity or just a recommendation?
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:30 PM   #28
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I love my glock 17 gen 4.

I also had a sig sp2022 that was great. It has to have the best factory trigger out there. Only reason ibgot rid of it was because it was chambered in 40s&w and I wanted 9mm. They do also make those in 9mm as well

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Old 11-26-2013, 01:22 PM   #29
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Why? Is it a necessity or just a recommendation?
Glock requires it.
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Glocks don't like lead bullets.
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Shoot one first. I own a Glock 19....as a tool, it's like a hammer...crude, but works. I was at the range with my cousin a long while back, and he has the M&P....I had to be honest with myself, it is a more comfortable firearm. For personal protection/home protection (as a tool) the Glock is fantastic...for range fun, Id probably want something a bit more comfortable. I don't have the slide pinch problem, but some people do.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:08 AM   #32
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Glocks don't like lead bullets.
Unless you put a wolf barrel on it. But that's gay. I never shoot lead anyway.


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Old 11-27-2013, 11:04 AM   #33
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What did you like about the XDM vs the regular XD or even the XDS?
Never shot an XD but I like the feel/size/weight of the XDM (4.5in frame).

The XDS is pretty small, I will never concealed carry in NY so it wasn't what I'm looking for.
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OK so I'm back in the game and will be buying soon!

In my research I found that Glocks aren't all produced and assembled in Austria. Some are assembled right here in GA. Are all US-sold Glocks now made in the USA?
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No strong preference either way. I would generally prefer Austrian-made simply for "authenticity", although it would be neat to have one made in my home state, too.
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Glock 19 with 3 factory STANDARD CAPACITY mags included. Then get 1 more. Load them all up with some Speer Gold Dots. If you start becoming more of a shooter and enthusiast you will NEED at least two 33 round mags and a few hundred rounds of FMJ to be safe from market volatility. You will know what you need once you get to that point. The cost is easy to justify because A:There's no price on safety. And B:Most gun stuff holds value very well.

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Last word I got from Glock was that all new production Glocks sold in the US are US-made. Glock changed their tenifer slide treatment to a nitride treatment and no longer uses cyanide, so they got clearance from the EPA to manufacture in the US. This was as of April.
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I'm sorry, but a cyanide-free glock manufacturing process is kind of like a water-cooled Porsche. It's really sad that they're no longer making real glocks anymore. Us purists will keep the torch going for the real cyanide glocks.




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Glock 19 with 3 factory STANDARD CAPACITY mags included. Then get 1 more. Load them all up with some Speer Gold Dots. If you start becoming more of a shooter and enthusiast you will NEED at least two 33 round mags and a few hundred rounds of FMJ to be safe from market volatility. You will know what you need once you get to that point. The cost is easy to justify because A:There's no price on safety. And B:Most gun stuff holds value very well.
Why does one NEED two 33 round magazines? I don't have two 33 round mags.
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