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Loaf wins a Glock

Post by biglove » December 7th 2019, 8:58pm

My $50 ticket for the local Knights of Columbus December gun drawings hit today. 28 daily draws for a single $50 ticket, can win every day. Guns are all donated by a local gun store.

Glock 19 Gen 5, for the win.
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Post by biglove » December 14th 2019, 7:25pm

Just moved it from one shelf to another in the safe. Closest I have gotten to firing it.

After Xmas I have got to get to the range to fire a couple of pistols and my AR that are all still in boxes. 🙄
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 15th 2019, 4:30pm

If that was a 1911 instead of a Glock, it'd be the most Murican thing I've seen in a long time.
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Post by biglove » December 15th 2019, 5:44pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
December 15th 2019, 4:30pm
If that was a 1911 instead of a Glock, it'd be the most Murican thing I've seen in a long time.
:Thumbsup: :bvbvbv:

I have owned a Colt Gold Cup and Government Model, Kimber Combat 1911 and a couple of other 1911s. The feel of shooting one is unparalleled, the balance is perfection.

Glock, F-N, Sig and Springfield pistols are so much easier to maintain and I have never had a single misfire in any caliber with them.

1911 for fun/nostalgia/pure joy, Glock for self-defense.
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Post by Britboy » December 16th 2019, 8:14am

Now, that does look nice. Well done on that raffle mate

As an aside, I was just talking with my neighbour over the fence a little while ago and he was aghast when I said I don't have a gun, he told me there and then "go get a Glock"
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Post by biglove » December 16th 2019, 12:04pm

Britboy wrote:
December 16th 2019, 8:14am
Now, that does look nice. Well done on that raffle mate

As an aside, I was just talking with my neighbour over the fence a little while ago and he was aghast when I said I don't have a gun, he told me there and then "go get a Glock"
You can’t kill a Glock. Ultra reliable
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 16th 2019, 2:36pm

biglove wrote:
December 15th 2019, 5:44pm
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
December 15th 2019, 4:30pm
If that was a 1911 instead of a Glock, it'd be the most Murican thing I've seen in a long time.
:Thumbsup: :bvbvbv:

I have owned a Colt Gold Cup and Government Model, Kimber Combat 1911 and a couple of other 1911s. The feel of shooting one is unparalleled, the balance is perfection.

Glock, F-N, Sig and Springfield pistols are so much easier to maintain and I have never had a single misfire in any caliber with them.

1911 for fun/nostalgia/pure joy, Glock for self-defense.
I'm no shooter, so I can't exactly identify with all that. Reckon that it makes it odd that in my reading I've encountered all the mentioned brands and models, and I can quite clearly recall what they are.
Well, I was relatively decent with an Anschutz sporting airgun as a teenager, decent enough to prove myself worthy of being admitted to the local sports club's shooting section while a year younger than the informal minimum. Then I had no time, and then I got into watches, which meant no money for anything shooting-related (yep, a Polish citizen in Poland can own a gun). Reckon I'll get the budget empty on watch after watch, and I'll die of old age in 50-60 years never having owned a repro of the Colt 1860 Army, or the 1851 Navy I always wanted... But I was always intrigued by the technical side of these things, and whenever something gun-related appears here at WL, I always have a look.

If you like FN (Hi-Power?) and 1911s, you might find this interesting:
http://fabrykabroni.pl/en/produkty/pist ... vis-wz-35/

A contemporary reissue (by the original factory, no less) of the 1935 Polish FB VIS. Something 1911-ish about it, and heavily influenced by the design of the Hi-Power. Truth be told, a bit less versatile than that, with a single-stack magazine holding 8 rounds of 9x19.
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Post by biglove » December 16th 2019, 3:34pm

^^^That is a good looking pistol.

Have never been into vintage guns. I worry about parts, cost of a gunsmith and reliability.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 16th 2019, 6:02pm

biglove wrote:
December 16th 2019, 3:34pm
^^^That is a good looking pistol.

Have never been into vintage guns. I worry about parts, cost of a gunsmith and reliability.
Well, that VIS is a modern reissue. An actual vintage VIS in good shape is hard to come by. The pre-war ones are sort of Grail stuff to collectors. They were fetching obscene (for a service semi-auto pistol) auction results even a decade ago. I won't even go into ones that came full-set with the original holster.

As for the 1860 and 1851, I was talking about replicas (by Uberti, part of Beretta-Benelli holding). I reckon it's my sympathy for vintage American gun designs - the single-action Colts, the percussion ones and the later SAA, just ooze the American vibe no less than the flag on the Glock. I also like the Polish connection of the 1851 Navy - a number of these were used by Polish insurgents against the Russian Empire in the January Uprising of 1863.
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Post by biglove » December 16th 2019, 6:52pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
December 16th 2019, 6:02pm
biglove wrote:
December 16th 2019, 3:34pm
^^^That is a good looking pistol.

Have never been into vintage guns. I worry about parts, cost of a gunsmith and reliability.
Well, that VIS is a modern reissue. An actual vintage VIS in good shape is hard to come by. The pre-war ones are sort of Grail stuff to collectors. They were fetching obscene (for a service semi-auto pistol) auction results even a decade ago. I won't even go into ones that came full-set with the original holster.

As for the 1860 and 1851, I was talking about replicas (by Uberti, part of Beretta-Benelli holding). I reckon it's my sympathy for vintage American gun designs - the single-action Colts, the percussion ones and the later SAA, just ooze the American vibe no less than the flag on the Glock. I also like the Polish connection of the 1851 Navy - a number of these were used by Polish insurgents against the Russian Empire in the January Uprising of 1863.
Ah! Didn’t realize was a modern issue. Will have to have my gun shop look at price.

I swear, MK, you are not just a vintage watch guru but evidently a vintage gun guru, too.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 16th 2019, 7:08pm

biglove wrote:
December 16th 2019, 6:52pm
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
December 16th 2019, 6:02pm
biglove wrote:
December 16th 2019, 3:34pm
^^^That is a good looking pistol.

Have never been into vintage guns. I worry about parts, cost of a gunsmith and reliability.
Well, that VIS is a modern reissue. An actual vintage VIS in good shape is hard to come by. The pre-war ones are sort of Grail stuff to collectors. They were fetching obscene (for a service semi-auto pistol) auction results even a decade ago. I won't even go into ones that came full-set with the original holster.

As for the 1860 and 1851, I was talking about replicas (by Uberti, part of Beretta-Benelli holding). I reckon it's my sympathy for vintage American gun designs - the single-action Colts, the percussion ones and the later SAA, just ooze the American vibe no less than the flag on the Glock. I also like the Polish connection of the 1851 Navy - a number of these were used by Polish insurgents against the Russian Empire in the January Uprising of 1863.
Ah! Didn’t realize was a modern issue. Will have to have my gun shop look at price.

I swear, MK, you are not just a vintage watch guru but evidently a vintage gun guru, too.
If I recall correctly, the VIS was to re-enter production last year, and FB Radom was showing off a few prototypes of the reissue. I don't know how are things with the availability of the gun, I haven't followed it closely. The site of the manufacturer lists it as a part of the line-up, so it seems like it's in regular production.

Guru? Wouldn't say as much of myself. I suppose I'm just an avid bookworm with a proclivity for diversifying the topics, which ends in me more or less having something to say on various matters.
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Post by codguy » December 17th 2019, 5:46am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
December 16th 2019, 7:08pm
I suppose I'm just an avid bookworm with a proclivity for diversifying the topics, which ends in me more or less having something to say on various matters.
Next up may I request something about my beloved CZ-75's.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » December 17th 2019, 4:38pm

codguy wrote:
December 17th 2019, 5:46am
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
December 16th 2019, 7:08pm
I suppose I'm just an avid bookworm with a proclivity for diversifying the topics, which ends in me more or less having something to say on various matters.
Next up may I request something about my beloved CZ-75's.
There's not much that I know about them, save perhaps the fact that they're unusual for a post-war, pre-1989 handgun from behind the Iron Curtain. If you look at most of the other designs (and there weren't a lot, as there was barely any civilian market for handguns there), they seem to be in one way or another heavily influenced by the Mauser HSc and the Walther PP/PPK, with the Makarov being the most common of these. I'm not mentioning the Tokarev, that was basically an amalgamation of the FN 1903 and a few other things - notably Marxism, alcoholism, and the fact that it wasn't a hammerless design - or the Stechkin (APS), as the APS was a full auto.
So, it's probably the only Eastern Bloc semi-auto that was ever its own thing.
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