Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's funny 'cause it's true...

In comments over at Jay's place, Balloon Goes Up wrote:
Jay, I ran my Glock 19 for a 5 day course and 2600 rounds with out cleaning, lubing, or wiping down at the US Training Center.


The only hiccups were due to me riding the slide stop.
To which my response was
That's because it's a Glock. If you ride the slide stop on a 1911, it's because it's an antiquated POS and you should have bought a Glock. ;)
The CCA 1911 I shot at AFHF came right out of the box and ran through two days of AFHF with no maintenance other than squirting a couple drops of oil into the thing without taking it apart the night before TD1, about five minutes after I'd taken it out of the box.

(...and, yes, I've been carrying a Glock 19 for the last month. Long story. I'll tell you about it sometime.)

27 comments:

Reno Sepulveda said...

The Glock 19 is my primary handgun now too. As a 1911 devotee, It'll be interesting to see how things shake out when Roscoe comes back from the pistol spa.

Anonymous said...

Homo Glock Lover!

(Sorry that one just cracked me up Tam)

Gerry

perlhaqr said...

Gerry: Is there a new species now? Homo Glockiens?

Anonymous said...

perlhaqr,

It came from this epic post:

http://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2011/02/who-knew.html

Gerry

Joseph said...

Oh lord. Why not put a bit in this post about Ron Paul loving/hating Apple products whilst dissing Glocks to REALLY draw the fanboi haters? Perhaps the Internet couldn't withstand that sort of black hole of a troll-trap?

OtherWhiteMatt said...

I can't stand the long heavy trigger pull of Glocks. I love the short light pull of a 1911.

Noah D said...

Long story. I'll tell you about it sometime.

Please do. I'm on the cusp (read 'not enough money yet') of going back to the 19 as my carry gun.

Speaking of, does anyone want a holster-worn RIA .45?

Kristopher said...

GLOCKs are like Toyota Camrys.

Souless appliances that get the job done.

My wife owns a GLOCk and drives a Camry. They both stand up to the awful abuse she dishes out to anything mechanical.

RevolverRob said...

My Ruger GP100 handled a 3-days and 2000 rounds right out of the box, without oil, cleaning, or wiping down too...And it didn't hiccup...ever.

Just sayin'

Where there is a troll fight between Glock and 1911 users, there'll be that guy, who says, "But revolvers are better!".

-Rob

Anonymous said...

Heaven: Tam wearing a Glock 19 in a thigh holster.
Hell: Tam wearing a Glock 26 Commander in a thigh holster.

Either way, Heavy manners!

Anonymous said...

Shooting a lot and not cleaning your gun = stupid civilians.

Pakkinpoppa said...

A Glock?

So, what, you misplaced that white pistol that merely said "GUN" on the side of it?

Anonymous said...

I HATE glock , in fact I gave one away to a yong lady , and she gave it back,saying," if it's made of plastic, ya'll keep it". Let me know if your combat plastic still works in 50 years, my 50 year old 1911a1 should still be running 'bout like it allways has.

BGMiller said...

Wait....
The M&P is out of favor?
Did I miss something?

BGM

Tam said...

Anonymouse 5:14,

"I HATE glock , in fact I gave one away to a yong lady , and she gave it back,saying," if it's made of plastic, ya'll keep it". Let me know if your combat plastic still works in 50 years, my 50 year old 1911a1 should still be running 'bout like it allways has."

This is some funny shit right here. It's why I loves me the internets.

I'll be sure to let you and your "yong" lady know how my G19 is doing in fifty years... when I'm ninety-something.

I sure wish I knew something about them 1911-thingies! Perhaps you can enlighten me? I might decide to carry one!

Tam said...

BGMiller,

"Wait....
The M&P is out of favor?
"

No, the M&P is out of holsters in its current configuration, and I figure that one plastic 9mm bullet hose is pretty much like another. ;)

Devin said...

What is your M&Ps configuration that makes it not fit in a holster?

BGMiller said...

Oh....
Tam went and added a laser/tac light/bayonet/cheese grater to the flat Smith....

Gotta get one of those fancy cross draw MOLLE chest rigs from FUBAR Tactical to carry it now...

BGM

Al T. said...

"Shooting a lot and not cleaning your gun = stupid civilians."

Oh, I dunno. After 30 some years of seeing fools wear out various boomsticks provided by Uncle Sam, I've found that a good wipe down and proper lubrication is of much more value than boiling your M16 bolt, taking the crew served into the shower, using brasso as a rifle bore cleaner, vigorously rubbing your M2 bolt with a green nylon pad or scrubbing hell out of your M9 with a steel brush. The military is not the answer to either shooting or weapons maintenance. Or at least since I enlisted in 1976.

Anonymous said...

I hate the ergonomics of
glocks, they feel like they were hacked out of a 2x4 by a wood shop student. It's not like it costs extra to make it feel good to hold. FNPs on the other hand...

Tam said...

BGMiller,

"Gotta get one of those fancy cross draw MOLLE chest rigs from FUBAR Tactical to carry it now..."

Ninja, please! ;)

Tam said...

Al T.,

Please. Serious shooters detain strip their firearms after every round. If you'd served in the military, you'd know that. ;)

BGMiller said...

Okay, that got a snort laugh.

BGM

Drang said...

RE: Anon@ 4:09--Who let the Only One in?

PA State Cop said...

Can't WAIT to hear that story. :P

RL said...

BGMiller:

WTF Tacticals' MOLLE crossdraw chest rig is much better.

You can get it in ACU digital and it holds 46 clips on it...And that's just the front!

I hear it's what SEAL Team 6 uses.

SteveO said...

Am I the only one who read the quote and asked, "But what about the Glock? Did you clean IT, though?"