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Old 03-21-2020, 09:15 AM   #1
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New guy here, only Glocks for me

Thanks for adding me, hoping to learn new stuff and talk Glocks.
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:31 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard!

You might find this to be a "tough room." Lot of us here are old pharts, thoroughly grounded in blued steel and walnut (and Goncalo Alves). Not that there aren't Glock fans here, but probably more of us don't own them than do.
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:38 PM   #3
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Snake45,

FYI, I've in the last month become a DIE-HARD FAN of forged aircraft aluminum & stainless steel (BLACKENED), with the only plastic being the grip panels, in the form of a ZIGANA K 9x19 SA/DA pistol out of TISAS's factory in Turkey & 15 plus 1 capacity .
(Several people, who have seen it, guessed that it was a 500-600.oo pistol, rather than 250.oo including S&H & FFL transfer.)

QUALITY materials, BEAUTIFUL machining, "no flash" (i.e., an ALL BUSINESS combat pistol) & a GREAT price are hard to equal, much less exceed in 2020. = FWIW, the "K" is the favored sidearm of the Turkish Air-Land Commandos & the choice of several Asian National Police formations.

As for me & my house, NO "[email protected] [email protected]@rds" will be allowed to come to stay here.
(As far as I'm concerned, after I saw the BLOODY RESULT a USPS Inspector's plastic gun coming apart on the range, I wouldn't have one IF they were free by the dozen.)

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Old 03-21-2020, 04:14 PM   #4
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Tough room indeed... LOL
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Old 03-21-2020, 04:48 PM   #5
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YEP.

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Old 03-22-2020, 07:37 AM   #6
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Well, I've had a Glock clone, a S&W SW9VE for years. I also have an early Gen 2 Glock 19 I picked up used.

But I carry either a Ruger LCP or Kahr P9094N or a S&W Mod 638.

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Who notes he uses the SW9VE with light for a bedside companion.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:59 AM   #7
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While I am known as a 1911 guy, I have GLOCK™s. I think they are an excellent first effort by a novice gun designer.
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:05 AM   #8
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:25 AM   #9
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While I am known as a 1911 guy, I have GLOCKôs. I think they are an excellent first effort by a novice gun designer.
"She sure don't sweat much for a fat girl."
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:31 PM   #10
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Dagnabbit, guns should be made out of the same things as railroad tracks: lumber and iron.

Water resistance, crack resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, temperature stability, easy takedown, light weight, and near 100% reliability are qualities only a sissy would look for in a firearm.
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:32 AM   #11
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I shot a Steyr this last weekend that belonged to the guy who delivered my CETME. It made me sit up and take notice.

One of the nicest triggers I've ever pulled on a striker fired gun.

Apparently one of Gaston's guys went to work for Steyr because he thought he had a better mousetrap.
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:05 PM   #12
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Apparently one of Gaston's guys went to work for Steyr because he thought he had a better mousetrap.
And, as I recall, the two guys whom Gaston hired to do the actual design of the G17 had previously designed polymer-frame pistols for HK.

Was it one of those two who apparently went over to Steyr?
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:52 PM   #13
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"She sure don't sweat much for a fat girl."

Snake45,

ROTFLMRAO.

This reminds me of a commonplace saying of young females in NETX from my youth, when it was UNCOMMON to say something hateful, even about people that you couldn't bear being within a country mile of: " She's a really nice girl & all the other girls really like her.

Translated from "Hillbilly East Texas lingo" means: "She is not only more homely than a mud fence but is as dumb as a stump, too."
Further, the YL in question has likely NEVER had an original thought in her entire life.

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Old 03-24-2020, 04:55 PM   #14
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GLOCK?



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Every time I've seen that photo, on the forum I said, "NICE RIG."
(The holster looks like El Paso Saddlery.'s work)

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Old 03-24-2020, 05:01 PM   #15
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Snake45,

The ONLY Steyr firearms that I've ever liked are the old GB 9x19mm pistol & the Model of 1907 MAXIM gun.
(I bought a GB to carry during the 1984 Summer Games in LA & still wish that I hadn't sold it.)

FYI, I've lusted after a "Devil's Paintbrush" since I saw one in action when I was in military school circa 1964-65.

yours, sw
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The ONLY Steyr firearms that I've ever liked are the old GB 9x19mm pistol & the Model of 1907 MAXIM gun.
(I bought a GB to carry during the 1984 Summer Games in LA & still wish that I hadn't sold it.)

FYI, I've lusted after a "Devil's Paintbrush" since I saw one in action when I was in military school circa 1964-65.

yours, sw
Why are you telling me? I didn't say anything about Steyr. I've never owned one. Never shot one. Never held one. I couldn't testify in a court of competent jurisdiction that I've ever SEEN one.
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Was it one of those two who apparently went over to Steyr?
That I do not know...
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:37 AM   #18
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Why are you telling me? I didn't say anything about Steyr. I've never owned one. Never shot one. Never held one. I couldn't testify in a court of competent jurisdiction that I've ever SEEN one.
Snake45,

Aside from the FACT that you are a moderator, I had a BRAIN CRAMP & intended to send that comment to Walt.

Nonetheless, the Steyr GB is, though BIG in size (The GB makes a Colt's GM look small.), a REALLY NICE handgun. = PITY that you've never gotten to handle/shoot one

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Old 03-27-2020, 06:20 PM   #19
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Is the Steyr bigger/bulkier than than the SIG P220? Hated the pistol and gave it to my middle son who sold it when he needed cash at Ft. Huachuca.
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:57 PM   #20
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csmkersh,

LONGER but NOT thicker. ND despite what some shooters say, (in my experience) SUPERBLY accurate with 124 grain Plus-P-Plus ammo.

Fwiw, the GB's standard capacity was 19 rounds, with the "hooked bottom magazine" held 20 rounds for a total of 21 rounds. Further, I never found any sort of 9x19mm ammo that the GB would not "swallow without a hitch", including some German Border Guard SMG ammo (which is HOTTER than ANY commercial 9x19mm pistol ammo - I call that stuff: Plus P++++) & even some VERY, VERY HOT reloads that I won't tell you any more about.

yours, sw

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