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Old April 13th, 2016, 06:04 AM   #16
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Good to see you around Brian! I agree with the glock, but the M&P, M9, and Sig have similar take downs. I will be buying my first Glock 17 soon, but I'm not sure if I like the gen 4 or if I should look for a gen 3.

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Old April 13th, 2016, 06:41 AM   #17
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Glocks go bang when you pull the trigger

I carried a Glock 20 as my duty weapon when I was an LEO in Texas. I went through the rookie/44 magnum phase - that lasted about 2 years. Then I started carrying a Para Ordnance P-14 in 45 ACP. It was a full custom job with the tolerances loosened up to enhance reliability. I carried it for 2 years. I practiced a lot more than most LEOs, and I got one too many malfunctions. I had been to a week long school where the object was to clear malfunctions and get back in the fight. I could clear the malfunctions, but those are precious seconds in a deadly force encounter. So, on a lark I picked up a Glock 20 and instantly knew that was the pistol for me. The ergonomics of the Glock 20 fit me almost perfectly - I can close my eyes, bring the pistol up pointed in the direction of the target, open my eyes, and I have an almost precise sight picture. Plus, the large grip of the double stack 10mm rounds is very comfortable to me. However, more importantly, my Glock 20 has 30K rounds through it over the last 25 years, and the only malfunctions I can recall were fail to fire, and those malfunctions were an ammunition issue, not a pistol issue. When you ride around in a marked police unit, with your uniform and badge on and a metaphorical target painted on your chest and/or back, KNOWING your duty weapon will fire when you most need it to is very comforting.

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Old April 13th, 2016, 08:07 AM   #18
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I do have to admit, the trigger on the P320 is nice. However, while the full sized pistol was nice to shoot, I didn't like the subcompact. It didn't have the weight of the full size to offset the high bore axis. It definitely wanted to flip more than a G26.
Good point. I haven't shot the subcompact yet. I love my compact though.

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I love my P7M8...............until I had to clean it. For the love of God they sure are complicated!!!
What was complicated with cleaning the P7? It breaks down quickly, the fixed barrel it easy to scrub along as is the gas tube, wiping down the piston is a no issue. Goes back together without issue. I guess if you shoot a bunch of dirty ammo it may take a second longer, but bending the plastic GunScrubber extension tube and spraying down the barrel through the gas tube port blows 99% out in seconds. You can further break down the slide to clean the firing pin assembly, but that isn't a big deal either. A simple twist and it is out.
My primary carry gun is my P7 and I carry it in Crossbreed Supertuck and never notice that it is there.
Now if you are simply wanting a new gun then I can understand that.

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People actually clean Glocks?

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Old April 13th, 2016, 10:00 AM   #21
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Yup. I'm sure that was sarcasm but seen several choke on carbon cake. They just take longer.

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Old April 13th, 2016, 10:23 AM   #22
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I've never broken down a glock but it can't be much quicker than my cz75b, or u
Bersa ultra compact pro. Less than 30 seconds to break them down.
A basic field strip is similar between a Glock and a CZ but try detail stripping. A Glock is detail stripped with the removal of 3 large pins. A CZ...well that's a different story...especially getting the sear assembly apart.

I like my CZ SP01 better than my Glock for competition and range use but as an everyday carry item the Glock is hard to beat.

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...Does a Glock fired case size and reshape easily? I have heard that their unsupported chamber is a measuring problem after firing.
Apparently early first-gen Glocks did not support the case entirely resulting in what some call the Glock "smile" - a semi-lunar bulge near the case base. Since then the Glock barrel has been redesigned to prevent the issue. No issues in thousands of rounds in my Gen 4.

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For the past 8 years I've been carrying a G17 as a primary duty pistol.

Off and on I would qualify (day and night) with my HK P7M8, but I usually just tote my G17 around and I never really had a P7M8 holster that worked well for me.
Recently that changed. I bought a Blade-Tech holster as well as a Don Hume J.I.T. Slide 25 and qualified with the P7M8. All is well with world.

I love my P7M8...............until I had to clean it. For the love of God they sure are complicated!!!

There's something to be said about simplicity. Glock pistols sure are simple to operate AND clean. To me that's a HUGE bonus, and one that many folks don't often mention. I know I've taken their simplicity for granted, but I'm half tempted to pick up a G26 as my off duty pistol and keep the P7M8 in the safe.

They are the AK47 of pistols.

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Old April 13th, 2016, 10:59 AM   #24
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I've never had the need to go beyond the normal field strip. I guess maybe that day will come if I live long enough.

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A basic field strip is similar between a Glock and a CZ but try detail stripping. A Glock is detail stripped with the removal of 3 large pins. A CZ...well that's a different story...especially getting the sear assembly apart.

I like my CZ SP01 better than my Glock for competition and range use but as an everyday carry item the Glock is hard to beat.



Apparently early first-gen Glocks did not support the case entirely resulting in what some call the Glock "smile" - a semi-lunar bulge near the case base. Since then the Glock barrel has been redesigned to prevent the issue. No issues in thousands of rounds in my Gen 4.

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Old April 13th, 2016, 11:47 AM   #25
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Brian,
Having own 3 H&K P7's over the years they are a great piece of German engineering. Like all HK products robust,built to run forever an engineering marvel&nightmare. A great pistol for gals and 1 pistol owner who shoots a few times just to keep up on the basic's. BUT shooting different platforms and wanting to be some what decedent with I sold my last P7. I look at them every time there one is around and would own another in a heart beat. But they are expensive and good old Calif makes it tough to get one. I own a Glock now cause it's cheap&works.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 12:12 PM   #26
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I have carried a HK P7 PSP for 30 years it is very accurate , very safe , and
should it be taken from you before the perp can figure out why it won't
fire you can get the 642 in ankle holster out and neutralize threat.

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As an engineer I value well designed and manufactured items. I currently have a G19 and G43 thanks to Glocks LE/Mil program. Love them both even though I prefer hammer fired over striker fired. I have grown to appreciate the simplicity and trustworthiness that is a Glock. I like my G19 so much I'm selling off my M&P and 3rd gen S&W 9mm. I only wish Glock made a midsize 45ACP. I do not have any 40s and I prefer not to start due to the logistical tail that a new caliber presents. Since I sold all of my 10mm made I should look into a G23....no!!

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Old April 13th, 2016, 03:44 PM   #28
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I loved everything about the 4 Glocks I've owned EXCEPT......(please don't laugh) after shooting a few boxes I develop a hot spot on my trigger finger from the little slot where the trigger safety is. Since I never have this issue with my Sig, or 1911 or S&W revolvers, the Glock started getting left at home. When a good offer was made out the door they went. Shame cause they shot well.

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Old April 13th, 2016, 04:07 PM   #29
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Have had a Glock 26 for several years now and routinely fire some 30-50rnds. through it each visit to the rifle range which is at last 2 times/month and long lost count of rounds through it and only one fail to feed. It's thick and bulky but the thing just works and like the fact that the 32rnd magazine which I keep in the car door is a good ammo stash and have ran all of those just to see if it works OK and "narry a hitch" in feeding. I am not a fan of handguns but do like the Glock and I do a basic cleaning after each firing just from force of habit for all firearms and "never leave home without it."

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I worked part time at gun shop range located in Illinois (pre-ccw era) for 5 years. A co-worker wanted to carry his P7 in the shop. The owner of the shop range forbade him from doing so.

The issue being the manual of arms is completely different than any other semi-auto out there and the owner didn't want my co-worker getting confused in the "heat of the moment."

Pretty much everyone that worked at the shop carried a Glock.

These days I carry a Glock 19 or FN Hi Power.

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