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Old May 13th, 2020, 10:02 AM #131
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I saw the title and was NOT surprised to see this go 13 (+?) pages, mention Glock and everyone has an opinion, which basically boils down to;

1. The best pistol ever made, and the 19 is the king of the hill for Glocks, so G19 it is, [/thread]
2. Glocks? A soulless pile of plastic garbage that is horrid to shoot and fits no one, they suck and you should own ANYTHING else. ANYTHING!
3. Glocks are okay. So are others.

Kinda the problem is, you are getting tons of opinions, but you know not from whenst they came. Has the Glock lover ever owned the one he raves about? (Oh yes, not ever owning or even HOLDING one in a gun shop has NEVER stopped anyone from wearing their little fingers to the bone typing their opinions about them...)
Or the Glock hater? Does he (she?) have a sound basis for hating them? Not fitting THAT persons hand does NOT render the gun a piece of crap for all of humanity. Or did they buy their first (and only) Glock and then proceed to dump every piece of aftermarket crap in it in an effort to "perfect" "Perfection"? They do that until it's down to about 87% reliability and then proclaim (wait for it) that it's a piece of... crap.

I've owned them for about 20 years and shot them for another 10 - 12 years prior to that. I'm a low level IDPA shooter and own a fair cross section of other pistols as well, I went to Glock armorers school (maybe a decade ago, expired long ago to be honest) and I'm the least timid about diving into one compared to say; an S&W Gen 3 auto or some other, overly complicated design. I've been through the "keep adding stuff to my Glock" phase and I do still change sights (Ameriglo, if anyone gives a crap) and polish stuff in the "innards". I never (anymore) touch the striker spring on a Glock, almost without exception nothing good comes of it, ever.

So, my recommendation; a G45 or a G48, depending on what fits your paw the best, both are the same length and similar height, the 48 is slimmer, but holds 5 less rounds, unless you want to go the Shield Arms route and use their 15 round all metal mags. A LOT of folks have tried them and at least in the short term, they are loving them. I am the one guy that could not get 100% reliability out of them, but to their credit Shield Arms gave me a full refund on everything I bought from them in order to try and... "perfect" "Perfection". Oh well, I still have to relearn some stuff, sometimes.

Good luck in your selection! Remember, it doesn't HAVE to be a Glock either...
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Old May 13th, 2020, 11:34 AM #132
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My top 3 choices, all gen5:
1. G45 MOS, if I was planning on using a red dot for competition or classes
2. G34 MOS, if I was planning on using irons in competition
3. G19 with a G17 MOS slide and LW slide adapter, if I was going to carry

Under no circumstances would I buy a non-MOS Glock. Red dot sights are going to be the standard for shooting within a decade.

I do think the 17-length grip helps me shoot better, but it's obviously less concealable. YMMV.
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Old May 14th, 2020, 08:22 AM #133
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It's like with all things. Do your research see what you want and don't want and go from there. My first AR is unrecognizable after all the mods I've done and that is based off of my preferences that I learned from having one. Just buy one and if you don't like it sell it or mod it.
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Old May 14th, 2020, 11:31 AM #134
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It's like with all things. Do your research see what you want and don't want and go from there. My first AR is unrecognizable after all the mods I've done and that is based off of my preferences that I learned from having one. Just buy one and if you don't like it sell it or mod it.
Here's the "mod my Glock" timeline:
1. Buy a Glock
2. Realize the factory trigger and sights are kinda bad
3. Replace the sights
4. That went well! Time for a new connector/trigger!
5. This thing is almost acceptable! Time to mess with the recoil spring. 9lbs sounds right.
6. Why doesn't my gun cycle reliably anymore? Time to "upgrade" the striker spring. 4.5lbs, here I come!
7. Why do I keep getting light strikes? I must need an extended striker.
8. OK, now it's time for a compensator. Why does thing not cycle anymore?
9. Screw it, I'm putting all factory internals back in. All I really needed was a minus connector and new sights.
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Here's the "mod my Glock" timeline:
1. Buy a Glock
2. Realize the factory trigger and sights are kinda bad
3. Replace the sights
4. That went well! Time for a new connector/trigger!
5. This thing is almost acceptable! Time to mess with the recoil spring. 9lbs sounds right.
6. Why doesn't my gun cycle reliably anymore? Time to "upgrade" the striker spring. 4.5lbs, here I come!
7. Why do I keep getting light strikes? I must need an extended striker.
8. OK, now it's time for a compensator. Why does thing not cycle anymore?
9. Screw it, I'm putting all factory internals back in. All I really needed was a minus connector and new sights.
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Old May 14th, 2020, 11:44 AM #136
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Here's the "mod my Glock" timeline:
1. Buy a Glock
2. Realize the factory trigger and sights are kinda bad
3. Replace the sights
4. That went well! Time for a new connector/trigger!
5. This thing is almost acceptable! Time to mess with the recoil spring. 9lbs sounds right.
6. Why doesn't my gun cycle reliably anymore? Time to "upgrade" the striker spring. 4.5lbs, here I come!
7. Why do I keep getting light strikes? I must need an extended striker.
8. OK, now it's time for a compensator. Why does thing not cycle anymore?
9. Screw it, I'm putting all factory internals back in. All I really needed was a minus connector and new sights.
LMAO, this is too perfect. Meme status achieved lolol.
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Here's the "mod my Glock" timeline:
1. Buy a Glock
2. Realize the factory trigger and sights are kinda bad
3. Replace the sights
4. That went well! Time for a new connector/trigger!
5. This thing is almost acceptable! Time to mess with the recoil spring. 9lbs sounds right.
6. Why doesn't my gun cycle reliably anymore? Time to "upgrade" the striker spring. 4.5lbs, here I come!
7. Why do I keep getting light strikes? I must need an extended striker.
8. OK, now it's time for a compensator. Why does thing not cycle anymore?
9. Screw it, I'm putting all factory internals back in. All I really needed was a minus connector and new sights.
That about sums it up... but that's half the fun.
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I have 1 Glock, probably will only ever have 1. I dont mind the sights, in fact my aging eyes kinda likes that big dot. Not to fond of the trigger and safety, I like the Sigs and S&Ws better. Even its blocky body I find more attractive than the Walthers or HKs. All in all a decent but far from perfect pistol.
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Old May 19th, 2020, 10:29 PM #139
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Here's the "mod my Glock" timeline:
1. Buy a Glock
2. Realize the factory trigger and sights are kinda bad
3. Replace the sights
4. That went well! Time for a new connector/trigger!
5. This thing is almost acceptable! Time to mess with the recoil spring. 9lbs sounds right.
6. Why doesn't my gun cycle reliably anymore? Time to "upgrade" the striker spring. 4.5lbs, here I come!
7. Why do I keep getting light strikes? I must need an extended striker.
8. OK, now it's time for a compensator. Why does thing not cycle anymore?
9. Screw it, I'm putting all factory internals back in. All I really needed was a minus connector and new sights.
10. I failed to get an MOS model and I marred the slide with a dovetail mount that sits too high; now send the slide out to be cut for a Vortex Red Dot.
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THANKS AGAIN!!!
The Gen 5 Glock 19 I ended up getting was pretty sad and lonely, being the only Glock!(
Luckily, United had a 21, so the 19 is lonely no more!!!
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