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  1. IOWA

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    Not me, but I do like the way they handle and the grip angle is superb. My favorite part is the square presentation, I found that provided me with rapid acquisition of the sight picture, without distraction of incongruous shapes.
     
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    I have a 19 and 26. I usually use the 26 for concealed carry in the summer and the 19 in the winter.
     
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    30SF (45).

    Turned out to be a bit fat for cc, so am going back to my SP101 (3" bbl) for now. I just don't like 9mm or 40 or any of that. lol.. it's either 45 or 357 for me. :eek:

    What Glock(s) do you have, IOWA?
     
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    Just picked up my first one and I have to say I like it. Picked up a 17 gen 4. I do have a 19 that really isn't mine but my dads, which I'll be returning now.

    anyone running any mods?
     
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    So you carry on your person all the time? I'm finding more and more women are getting away from the handbag thing, which is good, as that always seemed way dangerous for more than one reason.

    I handled that baby Glock at the store here and thought that I'd not be very good shooting it, as my whole little finger and part of my ring finger were below the magazine foot. I loved the size for cc, but thought twice about it because of the grip.

    The 30SF fits my hand ok, but again, I found myself getting self-conscious about it due to its size, even in my iwb holster (no way I'd use the paddle holster with that, which I can with my good old Ruger SP101 ;)).

    Anyway, I'm going to go over the whole Glock lineup at the store for a new semi-auto cc weapon. Maybe something will seem right.
     
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    I always had this "problem" with plastic guns. Thought they were cheap-ish. Then I shot one. A friend has a 17 and a 23 (9mm, and .40) wow was I wrong. Seriously accurate for me. They feel perfect in hand, and like Frisco said, have a great sight picture. I may be getting one, instead of the Kimber I had my eyes on.
     
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    The only thing I have done to mine is to add night sights. Beyond that and a ton of magazines they are both pretty stock.

    I looked at the 17, but the barrel was too long for CCW.

    I used to use a Glaco CCW purse, but once my kids were old enough to start going through it I figured it was a bit of a safety issue. I also thought about the fact that the number one thing someone is going to take from a woman is her purse. This made me think about some guy grabbing my purse and getting my gun. Overall, I prefer to carry in either a IWB or a paddle holster. They are more comfortable and with the proper attire pretty easy to hide, even on me. I found a band that actually lets me carry IWB, but also tuck my shirt in and it is perfect with the 26. If I can't get away with either of my Glocks I will carry my NAA Guardian (like a Seecamp) which is a .380, it is a bit under powered, but it is better than having nothing.

    If you are looking for a Glock in 45 that you can carry IWB then take a look at the 36. It is a bit slimmer than the standard models, but it also hold fewer rounds.

    As to what you were saying about 9mm earlier, I used to feel the same way. My preferred gun was a S&W 357 snub nose or a Sig P232 for CCW, but then I went out with some friends and used the Glock 19. I was able to hit a target at just under 100 yards away multiple times. After that, I figured it was just too perfect for me and bought one. I didn't get the 26 until later when I started wanting to carry the 19 all the time. Neither is an issue for the size of my hands.
     
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    Interesting that you'd bring up Kimber. I had a bad experience with a brand new Ultra Carry in 45. It was hanging and stove piping about an average of one time per full mag at the range. I fired and fired, hoping to bring it around to "broke in," as indicated in the literature that came with it.

    I'm older than dirt and have been firing 1911s since I was a kid, and can only remember a few stove pipes and they were due to under loaded hand loads and once because I'd roll crimped instead of taper crimped several rounds and they got mixed in with the ammo I was firing that day.

    Anyway, I returned it and have since felt glad I found out at the range! :eek: That would have been pretty bad to have no second shot.
     
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    I have a Glock 36 for concealed carry. I also have an XD 45 for open carry.
     
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    I can't wait till Illinois finally allows ccw. I was going to opt for the 19 but once I held the 17 I knew the 17 was my gun. Despite the size I think I'd be able to ccw the 17 depending on the situation. I'll upload some pics of my first target paper in a bit. 17 is very accurate.
     
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    My better half has a G17... she loves that beast! Personally I actually prefer my old Star BKS. It's lighter and more comfortable in my hand. It's got a smaller magazine but simply means that I need to hit what I aim at sooner... ;)

    Personally I always liked the triangular slide on the Mark XIX Desert Eagle. That weapon just screams "Don't mess with me!"... :D Were it not for the cost I'd likely own one. Of course I'm the sort who'd love to own a .44 automag if I had that kind of disposable cash.
     
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    The more I read about them, the less I like them. I have yet to throw lead with one, so I can't make the call yet....

    I have a rifle (.260 Remington) made by Kimber. It is far and away the nicest long gun I own. I do have faith in Kimber, but I'm not sure throwing 1k at one is a good thing.

    The Glock really surprised me. I may just "pull the trigger...."
     
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    10 + 1 of 45 ammo in the Glock 30SF, quite a lot of firepower for a handgun. Just wish it concealed better on me.

    Yeah, the Kimber.. lots of fans of that pretty little 1911 style gun. Oh well, for 1300 bux I think I can do a lot better. ;)
     
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    That is very interesting, I know many Kimber owners, my business partner among them who swear by them and have never had a single misfire or jam.

    As far as Glock, I have toyed with the idea and will eventually get one but I am a die-hard FNH fan, I have an FN Five Seven and an FNX40, both of which I use for concealed carry (one of the advantages of being a sasquatch)!

    Most of the sub-compact handles are just too small for me.
     
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    Well, the Kimber "break in" issue is well known. I'd never seen a break in period mentioned in the manufacturer's literature until I bought that Ultra. For personal protection, which that size weapon is designed for, there is a huge irony/danger in my thinking about it. ;)

    The recommendation was 300 rounds. Three hundred &^$%#! rounds of range firing to get the thing to work? Sorry. I know some owners report they don't need that break in, but I'm not going to buy 300 rounds of American Eagle cheapos just to get my life saver to function for me and I'm not going to walk around with a weapon that "might" fire the 2nd round. :eek:
     
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    I former FBI agent friend of mine and his SWAT friend recommended that I fire at minimum 500 rounds of the ammo I planned to use in any carry gun before I ever walked out the door with it. It was pretty expensive thing to do, but in the end I'm glad I did it. I never expected to get stove piping on my Glock, but it happened with two different brands that I tried. Finally tried the Winchester Silver tips and they work very well for me. About 2k rounds down range later and I have yet to have a single error with either of my Glocks or my Kel-Tek. My NAA Guardian was a different story, it took me forever to find a round that worked flawlessly in it.

    I went to help a friend of mine pick out his first gun and he went with an XD 40. He was all set on getting a Glock and ended up liking the XD better after putting a few hundred rounds through it. I enjoyed it too.
     
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    I will have to re-evaluate my desire for an Ultra Carry Raptor, but the ammo is not the issue for me since I regularly fire between 100-200 rounds per range visit. I always use quality ammo even for training purposes.

    Good ammo is crucial in a .380 but another factor, you can not limp wrist any .380 even the slightest or they will jam every time.

    XD's are nice!:D
     
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    The only saving grace for me with Kimber is the fact that I live about 2 hours from their factory. If I were to have issues it wouldn't be a huge deal to take it to the factory and get it squared away.
     
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    It wasn't really a problem with finding ammo or a limp wrist that took so long. The Guardian is just so small that after firing a round the trigger spring forces your finger back into the trigger guard and it starts to hurt quickly. It took me forever to be comfortable with shooting it so that I didn't hurt my finger or break a nail (I know, go ahead and laugh).
     
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    Yes, I got quite a laugh out of that one, thanks!:D
     
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    I'm with you, and your friend, OTD, of course the massive rounds of draw and fire are necessary for those of us who want to be responsible concealed carry permit holders. :)

    I just don't want to plow through ammo to make the thing work. ;)

    I go through thousands of rounds with all my stuff.. only three cc guns I admit (well, any gun can be cc.. lol, but only three I trust as to concealment and handling for accuracy, etc).

    I get into arguments with people, even the cop who runs our local indoor range: I love, love revolvers, my Ruger SP101 in particular. Great double action, great single action. Great concealment. Great in my hand (Hogue) and zero malfunctions. :) He carries the force backup Glock 40 cal 23. Made me have my first exposure to a Glock.. and liked. ;)

    I'm thinking of the 30, another 45 but just a bit smaller than the 30SF.
     
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    It is hard to argue with someone who wants to carry a revolver for reliability reasons. With most being of the 357 caliber persuasion it is hard to argue with stopping power either.
     
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    My Colt (with a Hogue ;) ) .357 is my favorite. Love a revolver. I just feel I need a semi auto to add to my collection. I don't carry daily, so concealment isn't a top priority...
     

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