prior to shooting it, it's almost indistinguishable from my Gen 3.
Monday we will see if there is a recoil difference that is noticeable, but it seems she likes the stadard backstrap best so far.
And she needs a bit of practice with the different mechanisms(mag release, slide stop, etc) but she showed me last night she can function it. She does really hate to load a Mag, but that's no biggie since it came with 3... if 42 bulletts aren't enough no amount of reloading will suffice.
Now Im starting to ponder the next purchase for myself... 1911 vs G21g4... Not too soon though. And I think I may even want an AR-15 first(while I'm able to get one).
I highly recommend a 1911 for any gun collection.
It's an iconic weapon, fun to shoot, incredibly accurate, etc.
meh... virtually indistinguishable to fire as well. I actually shot a smaller group with my Gen3 this morning. No biggie, I'm still happy with the $50 upcharge if only for a spare mag. The adjustable backstraps seem designed for people with Hulk hands.
On the bright side, My wife effectively changed mags, activated the slide and even loaded mags into the 5-8 round range consistantly and competently, and again shot with quite reasonable accuracy. Very happy with our purchase.
I think next time at the range I will leave my gun home and rent a 1911.
Rent a Kimber if you can.
By far, the best of the 1911 manufacturers.
Get your 1911 mags from Wilson, not their firearms.
Had my Kimber for 4 years now and not one problem.
Here's a question. Does anybody know anywhere to get ammo currently? Nobody has ANY, a bit ridiculous....
Starting to see ammo on the shelves again. A local range posted they're flush with 9mm and .45.
They're still limiting it to 5 boxes per customer but its a good start.
Hope it happens around here soon. I've got a gun int the safe that I can't find ammo for, anywhere.
At 7:30 this morning, I stood in line at Academy Sports and managed to get a 500 round box of 9mm and .45.
Slowly, it's starting to happen. Just be patient. Or get up early and wait.
OK, watched a Youtube video and cleaned m G19. Is it as easy as it seemed? Is it possible to put it together incorrectly and unsafely?
I pulled the slide, took off the recoil spring, and pulled out the barrell. Cleaned everything, put a coupel dabs of oil where the slide contacts the frame. Re-inserted the barrell, the recoil spring and re-attached the slide. It chambers a round and ejects it if I cycle the slide with additional rounds in the magazine and work the slide again. If itfunctions correctly is there any chance it is dangerously put back together?
Yes, I probably should have done this process for the first time with someone more experienced then I...
I would guess with only, what 3 parts you take off it be hard to mess up. That and if it chambers and ejects properly, I 'd think you did it all correctly.
With no magazine in or any ammo, rack the slide. It should propel forward.
With weapon pointed in safe direction, squeeze the trigger. It should "snap" with no rattle.
Insert an empty mag and rack the slide. It should lock and not propel forward.
Press the thumb catch. Slide should propel forward.
Drop magazine, With weapon pointed in safe direction, squeeze trigger. It should snap again.
Congrats! You've performed a function check on your Glock, meaning you put it together properly.
Waited in line this morning for more ammo.
Only got one box of 20 9mm rounds and a 20 round box of .223.