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Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby John_in_Longview » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:55 pm

I have wanted a carry gun that was a step up in power from my Bersa Thunder .380 for about six month, but other things had kept me from renting pistols at the local indoor range and figuring out what I was going to get next. Our church formed a security team and had a scheduled NRA Defensive Pistol course scheduled (post on that later), so I figured I better get moving. I had shot the 4.25" Kimber 1911 before and was leaning in the direction of that size 1911. However, I figured I would give the 9mm's a try, so I rented a Sig P320 Carry, Ruger LC9, a Glock 43, two others I can't remember, plus the gun I ending up purchasing ..... the Glock 19 5th gen.

I went with the 19 over the 43 mainly due to magazine capacity. The P320 Carry was nice as well, but I just shot the Glock better.

I still plan on picking up a 1911. though.

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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby Old Grafton » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:15 pm

Say three Jeff Cooper's; and go and sin no more.... :lol:
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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby Dinochrome One » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:53 pm

Speaking of church security, the pastor of our little church carries a Glock 19 and encourages his flock to come armed. The sign on the door reads, "Firearms welcome here, keep them holstered unless needed, marksmanship is appreciated."

The security detail in the two back corners flanking the entrance carry 1911s. My own concealed-carry piece is a Polish Makarov. I considered carrying the MK1 Webley, but the gunsmoke would affect visibility.
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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby Vonz90 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:40 pm

John_in_Longview wrote:I have wanted a carry gun that was a step up in power from my Bersa Thunder .380 for about six month, but other things had kept me from renting pistols at the local indoor range and figuring out what I was going to get next. Our church formed a security team and had a scheduled NRA Defensive Pistol course scheduled (post on that later), so I figured I better get moving. I had shot the 4.25" Kimber 1911 before and was leaning in the direction of that size 1911. However, I figured I would give the 9mm's a try, so I rented a Sig P320 Carry, Ruger LC9, a Glock 43, two others I can't remember, plus the gun I ending up purchasing ..... the Glock 19 5th gen.

I went with the 19 over the 43 mainly due to magazine capacity. The P320 Carry was nice as well, but I just shot the Glock better.

I still plan on picking up a 1911. though.


JB also designed a bunch of 32 cal and 380 cal pistols and of course the Browning Hi-Power which arguably started the whole Wonder-9 high cap semi-auto concept in the first place.

So its all good.

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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby slowpoke » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:45 am

I hate Glock 19s. They feel bad in my hand and hit me in the forhead with brass.
I really wish I could like the, because they’re thenperfect size and the most optimized gun I’ve seen.
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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby John_in_Longview » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:57 am

slowpoke wrote:I hate Glock 19s. They feel bad in my hand and hit me in the forhead with brass.
I really wish I could like the, because they’re thenperfect size and the most optimized gun I’ve seen.


Did you handle the Gen 4 with the grooves or the Gen 5 that doesn't have them?

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Postby slowpoke » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:43 pm

Gen two, and three.
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Postby SoupOrMan » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:27 am

My local chain of doughnut shops have "lawfully carried firearms welcome" signs on their doors as well. The only downside to them is that they aren't open past noon.
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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby evan price » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:17 pm

Vonz90 wrote:JB also designed a bunch of 32 cal and 380 cal pistols and of course the Browning Hi-Power which arguably started the whole Wonder-9 high cap semi-auto concept in the first place.

So its all good.

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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby John_in_Longview » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:44 pm

Vonz90 wrote:JB also designed a bunch of 32 cal and 380 cal pistols and of course the Browning Hi-Power which arguably started the whole Wonder-9 high cap semi-auto concept in the first place.
So its all good.


I have a Browning Hi-Power, I just can't comfortably carry it concealed.

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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby skb12172 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:03 am

Why not a Glock 26?
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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby John_in_Longview » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:01 pm

skb12172 wrote:Why not a Glock 26?


I don't recall seeing it in the set of guns available to be rented. Based on the specs, it appears to have a smaller grip. I probably would still have picked the 19 over it if I had shot both of them.

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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby HTRN » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:11 pm

John_in_Longview wrote:I have wanted a carry gun that was a step up in power from my Bersa Thunder .380 for about six month, but other things had kept me from renting pistols at the local indoor range and figuring out what I was going to get next.

You know, Automags are back in production, just sayin'... ;) :mrgreen:
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Re: Forgive me Father Browning for I have sinned....

Postby Cybrludite » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:43 pm

The Glocks are still based on the Browning action.
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