The Glock 17

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I bet when you think of home defense, you are probably thinking of a guy holding a shotgun against invaders, and you know what? You might just be right. But I am here to tell you about another type of home defender, the pistol wielder. It might sound a little ridiculous to you right now, but as soon as I get done explaining my reasoning, you will understand why having a pistol for home defense is not only a good idea, but a better idea than a shotgun. I mean, at least that is what I hope will happen, some people are very stubborn in their ways and end up suffering for it. It is an unfortunate truth, but it is the truth nonetheless.


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So why would I think that a home defender is a man with a pistol instead of a shotgun? There is a couple of reasons, foremost among them is that I myself use a pistol for home defense. I use a Glock 17 personally, and in fact the Glock 17 as reviewed by Gunivore is pretty popular amongst my friends as well. Aside from that very personal reason, there is also the fact that a pistol like the Glock 17 is just so much better inside of a house than a shotgun is. Let me explain: shotguns are usually prized for home defense, simply because they have a large spread, which makes it easier to hit targets. The thing is, in the close quarter of your house, you are just as likely to hit with a pistol like the Glock 17, and there is less chance of collateral damage with only one bullet, instead of the spread of a shotgun. But that is just the beginning of why a pistol like the Glock 17 is superior. You see, the Glock 17, and pistols as well, are much shorter than a shotgun. You may think that this doesn’t matter that much, but you would be surprised. You see, in houses, there are tight corridors that are difficult to turn around in with your gun in firing position (that is only if it is a long gun and not a pistol like the Glock 17) and going around corners also requires lowering your gun or being exposed. Obviously exposing yourself to the criminals is not a good idea, and while some of you may think that you shouldn’t be leaving your room, sometimes you have to get someone from their room. You are obviously not going to just leave little Timmy in his room, are you? Of course not, you are going to make sure he is safe, just like the responsible parent that you are. Of course, I like the Glock 17 for home defense, and also general day to day carry, but there are plenty of other pistols out there. And while the Glock 17 might be the perfect gun for me, you might want to pick up a different gun. Unfortunately, I can’t give any advice on getting any gun that isn’t the Glock 17, but happy hunting.

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The Gun That Fits Right In Your Hand

 

Although I love my knives, I still train and carry a gun. A lot has been written and spoken about this little pistol. The Baby Glock 26, 9mm, subcompact firearm is a great backup gun. Some use it as a primary carry or home defense gun, although I personally carry a bigger gun (SIG 226) when I am out and about.glock 26 gen 4

I enjoy the grip of a bigger weapon, but nothing about the G26 is faulty. For those with smaller hands, it can be a real friend when you need it.

The magazine capacity is also an advantage. It comes with a standard of 10-round mags, but it can also take other mags, such as a 15/17/33-round ones, which come with the G17 and G19 (the baby’s older brothers).

Glock released this “mini gun” in the middle of the 1990’s, and it was a hit. And why shouldn’t it be? Up until then, a lot of smaller calibers were used for subcompact guns. This changed all that, which is why it was such a great innovation. A 9mm subcompact is a great tool, and in the hands of the shooter (and with a proper holster), it is as good as any other handgun which you enjoy shooting.

If you are looking for a small gun with a kick, look into this one. The price of this gun is usually $500-$600. It has many different options when it comes to accessorizing, and thanks to the Glock’s popularity, aftermarket products are everywhere. You may want to stick with quality items, though. No sense in putting a cheap sight on a quality gun. The same goes for all the other accessories.

This gun has the potential to last a long time, and it is built for that purpose. Glock has great customer service, and a warranty which provides fixing/replacing is there are issues with materials and craftsmanship.

When Glock first came up with the idea of a Polymer-2 weapon, in the 80’s, a lot of people thought it to be a “toy gun”. There was also a lot of doubt as to whether this kind of weapon could hold up under abuse and punishment. The earlier Glock models put to rest any doubt anyone had about the excellence of this kind of gun, and the G26 is no exception.the baby

If you manage to get your hands on one, get some shooting done. I am sure you will agree with me, when I say that this “baby” is a sneaky one – accurate, precise, and lethal at short distances. Mid to long range are not this particular gun’s forte, but if you are looking for a backup or self-defense shooter, there is no going wrong with the Glock 26. I found great info on the Glock 26 “baby Glock” on a gun blog called gunivore.com so if you want to know more about this gun that would be a great place to start!