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Looking to buy my first handgun and could use some advice

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posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 03:19 AM
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Lastly, please do this one test. When and where it's safe, rack the slide, loading a live round, and then rack it again, and again, to extract and eject said rounds, without shooting them. Auto pistols don't really need effective extractors, as long as you shoot them dry. But in a dark house, after a scare, you want to be absolutely sure that your pistol will extract the last loaded round from your chamber, after you have dropped your detachable magazine out the bottom of the grip frame.


Interesting - I've never heard this before, but it makes sense.

I'll try it - thanks!




posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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Thanx for replying; Racking an auto loading weapon requires pulling the slide or breech bolt all the way back, and then LETTING IT GO, on it's own, into battery. The firearms designer has to fit them to work in free fall to close the breech. You shouldn't try to let the slide down easy, it messes up the factory's timing. This is why the old D.A. revolver is still the best. An intruder will hear the slide slamming shut. Slowly, and quietly, releasing it, may cause a stovepipe jam. The slide or breech bolt, puts inertia into the loaded cartridge, so that it "flies" into the chamber.



posted on Jun, 13 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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Don't get an XDM.....tricky till ya have a few years under your belt.........Springfield

Got mine after 51 years using shooting irons in the woods and pastures Idaho mountains Air Force days
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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: GBP/JPY

Buy once, buy Glock. New or dealer trade in, GunBroker etc.

There are many such tests as this out there.

www.survival-spot.com...

In probably 100k rounds with a dozen different calibers and sizes I've had one failure, that was with a rental Glock and 10x garbage ammo and it was clearly the ammo.

G19 or g19x if your hands are larger.
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posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: circuitsports Glocks are damn good guns,several friends of mine own them.For me though,they just don`t feel right in my hands,Nothing feels better than the old 1911 to me,except maybe a Peacemaker, and I can hit what I shoot at with it easily.The point is that what feels good to one person is what they should shoot,as long as its reliable and powerful enough that's the one,or ones, for them.If the Glock feels right,you can`t go wrong with one.



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 05:04 PM
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If you're going to shoot yourself with it, don't put it up to your temple and pull the trigger. There's a good chance that you'll just end up blinding yourself and then you'll still be alive and in an even worse situation.



posted on Jun, 15 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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Just got a Glock 19x and holy crap that is a good gun...



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