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5 years 2 weeks ago, 8:22 AM

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Wonderful assessment of the Glock vs the other Tupperware. You may have seen it already, but I found it very well thought-out.

"I own 19 Glocks, and nothing else. I've never seen, shot, or held an M&P, or XD(m), (or any other gun) but I've been told they have been shot at the range where I shoot.

The M&P has those sissy slide serrations. If they needed to be all fancy, Glock would have them that way. The fancy cuts weakens the slide and makes it unreliable. The serrations on the M&P and XD are slanted. If they needed to be slanted, the Glock would have them slanted. It takes water longer to run down a slanted serration than a straight. Water will run off a Glock faster than the M&P or XD.

What's that thing sticking out of the back of the M&P? Does it think it's a 1911 (don't get me started on that boat anchor)? If a polymer pistol needed a protuberance sticking out the back, the Glock would have it. That is asking for hang ups on clothing and problems when being deployed in a gun battle.

The XD has a high bore axis, and cannot be shot indoors. When you shoot the XD, you have to hold it at waist level so you can get a sight picture.

The XD and M&P have cuts in the slide for takedown levers. Those weaken the slide and are just plain ugly.

The XD has a loaded chamber indicator. Glocks don't need one because the Glock emits harmonic tones that the user can pick up and know, without looking, that the Glock is loaded. Even though the loaded chamber indicator is in line with the sights, it will catch on clothes and wear on a holster.

The XD had the grip safety. If a polymer pistol needed a grip safety, the Glock would have one. The problem with the grip safety is that it cannot be pressed while holding the pistol with your mouth, elbows, or feet. If you are ever having to shoot with your elbows or feet, the last thing you need to worry about is pressing that stupid grip safety.

What's the deal with the XD and M&P having multiple backstraps? If a polymer needed a good grip, Glock would have them too.

Then there is the fancy grip pattern on the M&P and the drastic texturing on the XD. If a shooter needed a good, steady, comfortable grip on a pistol, Glock would have a good grip. You can always stipple the Glock grip.

What's with the XD and the 19 round magazine? That is entirely too much. If a pistol needed 19 rounds, Glock would have 19 round mags that come standard.

Then there is the fully supported chambers of the XD and M&P. That adds more weight, and makes them entirely too heavy for CCW. The thing will pull your pants down from all that extra weight. If you are afraid of a little Kaboom every now and then, then you are a girlie man.

Do the XD and M&P rattle when you shake them? If they don't, the tolerance are too tight.

Glocks have pignose, which make them more reliable and accurate.

I might not own an XD or M&P, or have even shot or handled one, but owning 19 Glocks and having 45k+ posts on GT pretty much qualifies me as an expert.

Go with the Glock, the XD and M&P, are answers to a question that was never asked."

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 2 weeks ago, 8:29 AM

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Great article

from a professional straight shooter. I really don't understand how someone would pick a 1911 or anyother gun over a Glock for CCW or reliability. I love knowing the feeling that if I have to pull my Glock, I can just spend my time looking at the site picture instead of the safety.

5 years 2 weeks ago, 8:33 AM

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emitting from the gun instead of a stupid loaded chamber indicator? Great.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 2 weeks ago, 8:40 AM

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in my head when shooting my G23. Why didn't the manual tell me about that? They did not even talk about antenna maintenance.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
5 years 2 weeks ago, 8:54 AM

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Hah. You like that, right? Glock has nothing to do with maintaining the antennas in your brain.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 2 weeks ago, 12:07 PM

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On 6 February 2008 a tornado took my home and garage. All of my guns survived in gun safe (just pushed over) except the Glock 22 and the nightstand. They went up in the funnel. 9 months later the Glock emerged from the back yard (I live on 2 1/2 acres.)after a hard rain. I dug it out of ground, washed it with garden hose, cleaned it with Simply Green, oiled it and reassembled it. I then proceeded to fire 200+ rounds through it without a single malfunction. If it can survive being buried in the ground by a 150 mph+ wind (tornado was a F4)and 9 months of dirt and bad weather I have to have faith in its durability! I have since traded it in on a G23 for carry. I am a S&W revolver person but I will always own at least one Glock and a supply of .40 S&W ammo!

5 years 2 weeks ago, 12:13 PM

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two great stories you posted re: the Tornado unable to destroy your glock and the .410 yard gun. Great advice on the .410. We have Javelinas and Coyotes this would work well and not destroy alot of anything else. I just posted a pic of the Snake Chamer .410

5 years 2 weeks ago, 3:47 PM

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samD wrote:
two great stories you posted re: the Tornado unable to destroy your glock and the .410 yard gun. Great advice on the .410. We have Javelinas and Coyotes this would work well and not destroy alot of anything else. I just posted a pic of the Snake Chamer .410

I find the "Pardner"( Youth sized NEF/H&R) a more practical gun. It is multipurpose and I am not over fond of pistol grip stocks. all of my shotguns are full stock, even my HD Maverick 88. One of my Pardners came with both .22 and .410 barrels, a very useful package.NEF/H&R make really fine utility weapons.

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ryo is very sorry to hear about the loss of your home and belongings. that is a very interesting story to hear about your glock too. sure hope that everything works out for you. ryo understand about major loss since my mom die about 9 year ago. our family are all members of the forum here. ryo is LittleDragon, little brother is Send it Boi and our pops is Ironkoji. hope you enjoy all your visits to the site. ryo is the honorary Range Master of Gunslot and so if you have any questions, am sure that we have plenty of people here who are most very expert in just about every field of weaponry you can imagine. so welcome and hope you will be active and contribute to the site, because you earn points for your contributions and so advance in rank. rank really not serious thing here so please not call me general LittleDragon. most people here call me by name, ryo, or LD.

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 3:50 PM

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Hajime

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Hajime imashita Ne?

Watakshino adana Taro desu.

Taro

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ryo full first name is ryosuke and so it mean little dragon and this is where ryo get nickname from. btw, we really should not speak in full nihongo in public post on the forum as we most likely are the only two people who would wakarimasu neh. and ryo is 16 sai. konnichi wa and again welcome to the site. ryo is born and raise in Dallas, Texas. but by family heritage am 3/4 Nihongi. and where did you learn to speak such kewl nihongo ka

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5 years 2 weeks ago, 4:19 PM

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I was stationed for two years in Iwakuni Shi, Yamaguchi Ken, Nihon and for 3 years in Futenma shi, Okinawa Ken. I was into Kendo and spent most of my time with Nihonjin and Okinawans. I collect jidei-eigo and chambara movies (DVDs). I have all of the classics, all 6 of Lone Wolf and Cub and all of the Zatoichis (26) and the first season of Zatoichi on TV (26 episodes.)I also have an extensive collection of the classic of aneme-eigo on DVD.

I am 66 Sai and an oojiisan.

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Gunny! sugoi!

ryo and ototo ryu kun love the Zatoichi Blind Swordsman movies! yay! another fan! and ryo have huge collection of anime and in particular love the whole Gundam Saga cycle of stories. Love directors like oshima nagise and have you seen the film Gohatto by him ka also love the classics like Throne of Blood, Kagemusha, Ran, and many many others.

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PS am off to gun range to put in some trigger time. catch you later. ja ne

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invisible swordsman???

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Blind Swordsman. Zato Ichi is a blind masseur/Yakuza gambler with a sword cane. He fights by sound and feel of the air around him and is one deadly mother! He learned swordsmanship after he was blind. he is sort of a Japanese Robin Hood, righting wrongs everywhere he goes. He is especially prone to defend children and older folks. He is played by Katsu Shintaro, known in Japan as Katsu-san.

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and how about the "drunken master"

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
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did you call him a drunken bastard?

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