My wife and I had our 24th anniversary recently at my cousin's shooting range.
We invited many friends and family to come up and shoot with us and grill out and generally have a good time.
After we had done some shooting we were sitting around eating brats and burgers talking about guns and hunting and such.
I mentioned wanting to get a 10MM 1911 to take deer hunting.
A friend of my brother-in-law's( decent guy really) who was there shooting his Glock immediatly did that thing all Glock fanboys do( you know you do!) and said I'd be better off with a Glock G20.
Now, all my friends know my feelings about Glocks and they sorta rolled their eyes and waited for my anti-Glock tirade.
I think I suprised them when I simply let him ramble on about Glock's superior design,reliablity and "Glock Perfection" in general.
After he wound down I related to him my rather dissapointing experience with my brother's G22 40s&w.
I thought the trigger sucked, it wasn't very accuate, fit my hand funny ,and it had several stove-pipes.
He asked how long ago this was and I told him about 1994 or so.
"Probably a Gen1" he replied"you should really try my Gen 3 G17. Much nicer."
I refrained from asking him "If Glock's were designed so well why did they need a Gen2 let alone 3?"
(I think they're up to 4 now)
So, I found myself back at the line with a Glock in my hand.(felt like I needed a shower)
First thing I noticed was the grip felt pretty good,better than I remembered.
I told him so.
" Yeah," he said proudly " I did the stippling myself."
He did a good job. Looked factory to me.
Shooting was even more of a suprise.Trigger felt good. Much lighter.
"Nice trigger." I begrudgingly said.
"Thanks,there's a gunshop down the street from my house that speacializes in Glocks.They did a trigger job on it for me."
"Oh." was my only reply.
"More accurate that I rember too." I told him, " and I like the sights.."
"Yeah," he replied" I had them installed when they did the trigger job"
"Didn't like the factory sights?" I asked
"Well, these are better," he admitted" plus they hit to the point of aim of the new barrel."
"New barrel?" I looked on top of the chamber and sure enough Lone Wolf in bold print.
After I finished shooting I handed it back to him.
"So, think you'll get a 10mm Glock?" he asked me.
"Nope" I replied "can't afford one."
"But they're cheap!" he protested" I only paid $550 for mine."
"How much you pay the gunshop?" I asked.
"Over $400" he said( his tone made me think it was probably closer to $500)
" I can buy a Rock Island Armory 10mm for $600" I replied " and it's ready for hunting as is."
" But thanks," I told him"you just saved me about $550 worth of trial and error."
"Wake me for the Revolution..."
Last edited by Fatbob Frank; 11-05-2015 at 03:17 AM.