Time for another gun post, and as promised in yesterdays teaser, its about a Glock!
This is a recent acquisition and has become my favorite gun to carry. That's right, I drank the kool-aid....I picked up a Gen4 Glock 19. Coming from the 1911 camp, that's a pretty sacrilegious thing to do.
But to make up for the sacriledge slightly, I did allow my 1911 to come hang out with the 19 for a picture.
So far I think I have around ~600 rounds through this gun. Not a single failure of any kind, and I didn't even clean it till past the 300 round mark. People like to call Glocks the AKs of the handgun world, and since I like and own AKs, I've been treating the 19 like an AK and have thus far been very impressed.
What I like about it: This thing is lighter fully loaded than my 1911 is empty, carried 15+1 instead of 8+1, and has been completely error free.
What I don't like about it: Nothing so far. Seriously.
To be fair regarding reliability, my 5" 1911 has never given me any trouble at all, though my 3.5" 1911 did choke up on a bad magazine a few times until I confirmed which magazine was the offender and threw it away.
Lets talk about ease of carry: The Glock is thicker than my old 1911, and thickness matters far more than length in a carry gun. (For example, I never found my 3.5" 1911 any easier to carry than my 5" 1911.) That being said, I only have 1 holster so far for the Glock, a Tagua leather OWB holster. Its been so comfortable and carried so well I haven't had any interest in finding something else. The 19 has concealed easily under just my usual wear of shorts and a tshirt (though that may also be partly due to the 30 lbs I've lost from Jan 2011 to now)
Picture to compare thickness: It honestly doesn't feel all that much thicker when carrying to me.
Either way, I really like this gun, and it has become my primary daily carry piece. I'm now planning on eventually picking up a gen4 Glock 21, and maybe a 26 to round things out. Yes, I enjoy the 19 that much. I drank the Kool aid. May John Moses Browning (Inventor of the 1911 for the uninitiated) have mercy on my heathen, plastic soul.
One last picture in its OWB holster and I'm done spamming pics of it. (For now at least). Can ya tell I like this gun?