Glock 19/9mm on 25 March 2010

Glock 19/9mm on 25 March 2010


The all-round talent

The GLOCK 19 is ideal for versatile use through reduced dimensions
compared with the standard pistol size. With the proven caliber
of 9x19, it has found worldwide distribution in security services.
In addition to being used as a conventional service weapon, it is
suitable for concealed carry or as a backup weapon. For instance,
many of the elite pilots of the USAF trust the GLOCK 19 for their
efficient defense in emergency situations. (from Glock website)

I have been shooting the Glock 19 since the mid 1990s and I like
everything about this gun except for one thing. Since it is a bit
wider than what is completely comfortable in my hand, if I shoot for
a long period of time, my hand gets' tired. However, it takes a long
time before that happens.

This is the second Glock I have owned. The first one I took with me
to Australia when I was active duty military. It was easy enough to get
into Australia (this was prior to when the confiscated the guns), but
getting it back to the USA would prove more difficult. Coming back, the
government wanted the original receipt for the gun. I made about a dozen
phone calls trying to get a copy of the receipt, but after about 150 dollars
in calls, figured it would make more sense to just leave the gun with
the gun club in Australia versus more aggravation and further costs
of long distance phone calls. Not sure if the gun was actually destroyed,
but my guess is that somone grabbed it and kept it...hopefully! I liked
shooting the gun so much that when I returned, I bought another one.

Picture taken at a public range, near Pittston, PA (Suscon Road). The day
was pretty cold, with very gusty winds. I didn't like the range and later found
out that I was illegally firing because I was past the firing line (but I was the
only one on the range that day, at this time). The range was setup as a pistol/
rilfe range, but reverted to rifle range...or you could shoot pistol from 50 yards
or more.

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7 years 43 weeks ago, 11:06 AM


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Nov 2008
Richland, MO, United States

It's unusual to see a right-hand shooter with the right foot forward. Must be something they teach in Cool-Guy Contractor University. This looks like an afternoon class. I assume morning classes were Goatee Grooming 120 and Looking Good in 5.11s 101.

Just a thought, I don't know what's on the left side front of the belt, but if it's got room, I suggest putting the light there so you can easily access the light and gun at the same time and you can put the light in the pouch quickly and easily when reloading.

"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.
7 years 43 weeks ago, 4:54 PM


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Aug 2008
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Good advice...but no

my one knee was hurting, so I just tried to shift a bit to keep it from getting bad while shooting. I slipped on my father's cellar steps prior to heading out...just trying to stay comfortable, that's all.

Patrolman Kato
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.
They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone
under independence. -- George Washington
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