Glock 21 vs. M1911

Glock 21 vs. M1911

I was recently presented with a question about which I like better the Glock 21 or the M1911?

This isn’t an easy question for me to just answer but I will try. I own and love my Glock 21 .45 ACP I have been through a lot with my gun and have shot personally about 500 rounds through it in the 3 years I have owned it and when I got this gun it was “pre-loved” by someone else and when I first took the gun apart it was clear he loved it too just by the wear he had put on the gun.

I have shot and holstered a few different M1911s all of which have had their own characteristics  and I can say I like the feel, size and I do like the recoil for some reason. (I know it might be a little much for some people but we aren’t talking about other people) I have a love/hate relationship with the magazine. I love the look and the size of the magazine and how well you can carry so many magazines without taking up that much space on your belt so you don’t feel like you’re carrying Batman’s utility belt (unless that is what you are going for at which point I suggest taking a strong look at becoming a peace officer because they carry all the COOL stuff *quizzical look at self*) nevertheless I hate the 7 round capacity it offers.

I like the polymer based magazines out on the market for other guns because it puts less wear on the gun (no metal on metal). If you know of a polymer M1911 7 round magazine please email me because I haven’t found one yet.

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As I said before I have the Glock 21 and I love it. I have had a few problems over the past few years but we have gotten over them such as having a round without powder fired through the gun followed by a “live” round causing a bulge in the middle of my Glock barrel (see Glock 21 for full story) but that was a ammunition problem not a Glock problem. I will say I am thankful it was in a Glock for the simple fact that it just messed up the barrel and didn’t blow up the whole gun. I have  fired this weapon in close quarters without any hearing protection (unlike with the M1911 you will have a ringing in your ears for a few hours if you are lucky.  In no way am I advocating not wearing ear protection when firing your weapon.) and I will say I was happy because I have heard car horns louder than this gun and it was soft enough that someone in the same building who was sleeping slept right through the shot. Now I will say I do have a few marks towards this gun that are personal problems. I like that it is a full size weapon and has a nice big hand grip for us manly men however someone with smaller hands might not like the feel because it can be a little big. (And again this is more personal than a gun problem) The takedown pin for the gun makes it hard for someone with carpal tunnel syndrome to take the gun apart again however on the same side of this coin the take down for cleaning it very fast and simple. The magazine is bulky but it has a 13 round capacity so it is like carrying two magazines of the M1911. It is polymer which I love because it makes the gun lightweight and \as you may have seen in the torture tests makes the gun want to last longer.

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Speaking of my Glock, my sights are WAY off! Maybe I will go in and get them to sight the gun in this week. I’ll keep you all posted.

A friend told me he might be buying a M1911 here soon. Maybe if I am really nice I can get him to do a guest post for me on his trip of going out and getting one. 

I introduced Glock to a very old and dear friend of mine who was thinking about buying his first gun and I went shopping with him a few times to look at different guns and he did his research and found that the Glock 22 .40 S&W was the gun for him and when he called me telling me what he got I was proud to say I had a small role in him joining the Glock Family.

10 rules for Safe Gun Handling

10 rules for Safe Gun Handling

1. Always treat the weapon as if it was loaded.

2. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

3. Always keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

4. Always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.

5. Never point the gun at anything you don’t intend to kill or destroy.

6. ALWAYS know your target and the backdrop you are shooting at.

7. Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are shooting and what you are shooting at is important to maintain proper gun safety.

8. Always wear safety protection (safety glasses and eye protection)

9. Know and understand how the weapon operates.

10. When finished shooting always check and clear your weapon. (Rule 1 ALWAYS Applies. No exceptions)

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Always remember that guns are not toys and should always treated with respect.

Day in the life of…

Day in the life of…

Gears of guns.

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There is 3.6 gun  to every 1 Gears of Guns crew member for most weekends we go out shooting. Every crew member averages 435 rounds per weekend which is about 121 rounds  through each weapon. Each crew member spends about $74 per weekend on ammunition. I guess that is the real reason we only do a big shooting trip once every few months.

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John Browning’s Model 1911 pistol

John Browning’s Model 1911 pistol

A friend reminded me that today is the BIG 100th birthday of John browning’s M1911 pistol.

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Since it was introduced and fielded for the US military they have ordered 2.7 MILLION Handguns. The gun was designed by John M. Browning and was adopted by the US Army on March 29, 1911. The M1911 design has been changed very little throughout the past 100 years.

Specs
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine: 7-round standard magazine.
Type: Semi-automatic pistol
Action: Short recoil operation

 

With this gun being manufactured by so many companies… Who is your favorite? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.

Short break pt.2

Short break pt.2

As I said before I had to take a short break for some medical reasons but I think I am back for now.

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I had asked if anyone knew what this round was and ironically the one person who has replied with a comment was the the person who asked to see this round talked about.

I found this this round under Google images stated as a .600 nitro express.
Since when I posted this picture I have done a little more research on the .600 NE and I am now questioning if this picture really is that round.

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Here is the main reason behind my questioning of that picture… the size of the round above and this round seem to not match.  Maybe the man in the picture above has really small hands or it is a different round. (my best guess would be maybe a .700 NE? if you know please comment so I can updated my page)

I am a big enough man to admit when I am wrong or think I am wrong because I wouldn’t want you the reader to see something on my page I am promoting as fact or truth when it really isn’t.

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I was asked to talk about the Pfeifer Zeliska .600 Nitro Express revolver which is a handgun that fires this round… and I do plan on talking about it and more on this round itself BUT I will have to spend a few more hours reading up on this so I can bring you the best information I can.

Short Break

Short Break

I know i haven’t posted anything in a few days and I am sorry for this but it has been a crazy past few days. I promise that next week will be full of AMAZING guns, great stories and maybe if you are lucky (and I mean if your name is lucky) just maybe I will post a few videos and pictures from this past weekend of GEARS OF GUNS shooting adventures 😉

But until then who can tell me from this photo what bullet this is?

Leave a comment if you think you know.

Glock 21 PT. 2

Glock 21 PT. 2

I had planned on posting this earlier but there was a new development in the story so I figured I would wait until today to talk about.

As stated in the last posting my gun was firing Single Action. (meaning you have to bring the slide back into the fire position) I had figured out it was the slide release spring on my Glock and had figure I needed to have it brought into a gunsmith and get it fixed. (Something just doesn’t feel right when you know you sidearm isn’t functioning like it should much less cycling properly)

so as I said yesterday I would post a photo of the damage and if you really don’t look at it very closely you might not see the pregnant spot on it but here it is.
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I am not a fan of the new Wolf simply because it is not a Glock barrel (I will talk about why in a later post)

So being that I couldn’t take the gun not working anymore I had to get it fixed today.

I had some problems with a local gun shop in this area who gave me the run around with 2 .22LR Rifles I had. so I knew I wasn’t going to go there and when the Glock was seized open I had taken it to another local shop but when I had a friend who needed some work down on a gun they told me they were backlogged for 2 months and I just don’t have that much time to have a gun out of order plus they were telling me $45 to clean a Glock 21 so I called a few shops in the area and one company told me $10 to bring it in and he will clean it right in front of me and so I told him the problem I was having and told me he figured it was the same Spring I thought it was and would cost me real cheap to fix and he would do it while I wait. so I took the gun in he put the new spring in  and I was out of there. Friendly nice guy answered all my questions.

I will post his info on my page under sponsors.

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LONG LIVE THE GLOCK!