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Glock 26 19+1

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by powernoodle, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
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  2. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    Well let's see. How many incidents have occurred, just in the last year alone, because the one being presented as a victim of an unjust system thought they could physically fight law enforcement and emerge unscathed? How many people have actually demonstrated a complete disregard for their own well being, even when they were facing down a gun aimed at them, and having every reason to know they could and will get killed if they didn't settle down, but chose to escalate the situation regardless?

    People are stupid, Jackknife. That's been my findings. And when stupid people assemble into large crowds where there's lots of screaming, repeating, and physical movement, they get even stupider. That's the only way to explain the kind of stuff we're seeing.

    I have a number of simple mottos I live by, one of which is: Don't commit a crime, don't resist arrest, don't get killed in the process. It's very simple, very basic, very straight to the point, and doesn't require anything other than a little bit of self-restraint. But to so many in the world, this simple motto proves to be utterly impossible to comprehend, and even more impossible to actually abide by. They act like they're entitled to commit crimes because the rules don't apply to them, and then react violently when met with resistance or opposition. People like that make me lose faith in humanity, one person at a time.
     
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  3. jackknife

    jackknife

    Oct 2, 2004
  4. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    It is the herd or pack mentality that makes protesters believe they are immune to the law. Toss in some racial issues and you have friction.
    I don't subscribe to the carry multiple magazine mentality. I'm comfortable with a revolver whether it be 5 shots or 8 or 10 shots possible in the cylinder. These things happen VERY quickly and are over very quickly. I watched a video of the young man who was shot and killed.... I would be looking for the two guys that high tailed it out of there as quickly as they could to blend into the crowd.

    They should make it a rule.... no masks with protesters. Maintain social distancing.....
     
  5. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    More than should've ever come to pass if people were rational and reasonable in their behavior.

    I've got a better idea. Arrest absolutely everyone physically involved with a protest during the current coronavirus situation, and who isn't maintaining social distancing standards and/or guidelines.
     
  6. jackknife

    jackknife

    Oct 2, 2004
    Answer the question, how many rounds fired????

    None. Zero. Zilch. It appears that a compact sedan has more power than a gun as the driver just hit the protester and drove on. No charges pending against the driver. Your link just shows that a gun was not even needed by an alert driver who used the gas pedal to get clear.

    How many rounds were fired by the stupid kid who went out of his way to go to a protest with an AR-15?

    Three rounds fired, three hit, two dead one injured. He's claiming self defense. In spite of having a 20 round magazine in place. Three rounds.

    Come on, try harder. Show me where a civilian needed more than what the average revolver carries. Ho many rounds did the guy at the church here in Texas use to stop a mass shooter? Two.
     
  7. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    No. We don't have to justify carrying more ammo than you do.

    Carl, you have a strong minimalist worldview when it comes to EDC. You have written about it eloquently over the years, and how it derives from your childhood experiences. But we don't have to engage in minimalism just because you do.

    It is very unlikely that any of us will ever deploy our EDC guns in self defense. And thank you sweet baby Jesus for that. And even less likely that we will ever need a reload. But that's not the salient point.

    While savages roam the downtown streets of my city, and 80 people threatened to burn down the house of our Attorney General, and 200 "black militia" came to town just last week and threatened us with AR-15's, it makes me feel better to carry a higher capacity gun and a couple of spare mags.

    There is no downside to carrying more ammo, and no one has to justify it to you. Its nothing personal. But just because you carry a Leatherman PS4, it doesn't mean than I can't carry a Swisstool. And just because you carry a J-frame or an LCP II, it doesn't mean that I have to justify carrying a Glock 17 with 19+1 and a couple of spare mags. Were I forced to go downtown to rescue Mrs. Powernoodle while the savages were running wild (she works downtown and someone blew up an IED in her parking lot this summer), I'd have an AK-47 and 10x mags in my front seat.

    So with respect (and I mean that, as you have earned it over the years), I reject your question. We don't have to justify what we carry. That's the whole point of being Free. Maybe you should re-examine why you think we need to justify it to you.
     
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  8. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I have a 6 shooter and 5 shooter in .357. I can guarantee I can shoot my 15 round glock 40 faster, and wirh greater accuracy than my snub nose .357!

    The benefit of large pistols is they handle like large pistols..

    I frequenrly carry my .357 with 5 rounds and 3 reloads. So 20 rounds total.

    With my sub compact .40 I get 6 in the gun, and 3 reloads for a total of 27 rounds.

    When I carry my full size .40, I get 42 ( could get 45, but I typically carry each mag with 14 instead of 15)
     
  9. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    My point is a bit of situational awareness and don't be a hero/vigilante common sense will keep you from driving up on a mob of people. Ignoring that and generally no-one is a winner based on current events.
     
  10. jkwithawave

    jkwithawave ..... Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    @Bigfattyt

    Why 14 instead of 15 in your full size mags?
     
  11. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    I’m diggin’ the powernoodle blue P365!:thumbsup:
     
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  12. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005

    Sorry i did not mean a snub nose J frame or any snub nose revolver. But the larger K or L with 3"-4" barrel.


    A 5 shot J Frame is really hard to shoot and almost impractical except for pocket carry and a snub nose 6 shot K frame is also very hard to shoot.
     
  13. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007

    I sboot my 5 shot .357 snub Sp101 well. My Kframe model 66.357 is a real sweet shooter, but I would choose my .40 Glock 22c every time for "social work"
     
  14. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Probably an old school thing like the old m-16 mags, they were loaded with a rd or two less for reliability purposes.
     
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  15. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I think it's a spring resistance thing.... the spring gets pretty tight as you approach it's capacity. I do the same thing often..... just lazy for the most part. But I use revolvers more often than semi-autos anyway.
     
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  16. jkwithawave

    jkwithawave ..... Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    That makes sense. Glock mag springs are pretty tight. My 10 rounders for the 48 are like that and so were the 15 from Sheildarms before I put the extra coil springs in. Function much better with them in too.
     
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  17. sodak

    sodak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    While I agree that's a fine choice, I was really surprised shooting the Glock 20 (10 mm). Maybe I had some soft loads, but it was a joy to shoot, without all the snap I get from my Glock 22. It's a bit too large for concealed carry and my hands, but it shocked me how nicely it shot. Very controllable and all that.

    For "social work", I still prefer my GP100. The weight of the gun really tames the recoil. The last time I checked the FBI statistics (and it has been a while), the .357 Federal 125 gr. hollowpoint still has the best record for one shot stops, somewhere above 95%, IIRC.

    Of course, if you hit your target correctly, even a .22lr will suffice. Not that I'm recommending it....
     
  18. DMG

    DMG Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 30, 2005



    I am not saying you are entirely wrong but you are describing shootings from the past. We are now seeing an upsurge in large, violent mobs in urban areas. Parts of major cities now look like Mogadishu.

    if I had to go into a large city right now I would carry extra ammo, too.
     
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  19. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Yep. You modify your approach to fit the situation as best you can.
     
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  20. BBW

    BBW Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2005
    What you are forgetting is that this mobs are actually getting armed to protest. I have seen a few pictures of them stopping cars with guns in their hands...
    I will still floor it first and then get into a gun fight if needed. I'm not getting pulled out of my car, I can assure you that
     
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