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    rrc1962 Wrote:

    I don't know why I can't find a G21 with night sights. Every G30 I see on the dealer shelves has them. I suspect it's because they can make more money by adding them in the store rather than ordering them already equipped from the factory.
    I think most people in the market for a Glock are just looking for the factory standard set-up. Don't know why there would be a difference between the G21 and G30 with regards to sights. All the models I have seen for sale all had the factory sights as far as I could tell.
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  3. All G21's I've seen in stock have that horrible U shaped rear site. The G30's seem to have three dot or night sights. When I bought my G30 they had one with three dot sights and one with night sights. The two look similar during the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipjack_1st View Post
    I'd be inerested to know which branch of the military was supposedly buying up the glocks. My scources tell me that Barretta won the contract again.
    Is this the guy who's supplying guns to the military?

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    Many branches of the U.S. military currently use the Beretta, however I do know that there are other makes/models of sidearms out there.


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    Since I am looking to get my CHL and favor the Glock 19, I can tell you that, (well here at least), as soon as a Glock hits the shelf,, IT IS GONE!

  6. I have always been under the understanding that night sights provide a false sense of security. supposedly they are only good for one shot anyways and the talk is that you should shoot enough and practice night shooting or dusk anyways so that you are comfortable with it. What do you all thiink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neversatisfied View Post
    I have always been under the understanding that night sights provide a false sense of security. supposedly they are only good for one shot anyways and the talk is that you should shoot enough and practice night shooting or dusk anyways so that you are comfortable with it. What do you all thiink?
    I like my night sights. The "3 dots" on my night stand is always reassuring. There's a reason why most LE agencies order their department issue firearms with night sights. When shooting, it's important to have a clear view of your front sight post. The night sights help.



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  8. Quote Originally Posted by Neversatisfied View Post
    I have always been under the understanding that night sights provide a false sense of security. supposedly they are only good for one shot anyways and the talk is that you should shoot enough and practice night shooting or dusk anyways so that you are comfortable with it. What do you all thiink?
    If you try shooting in the dark with them and without them you'll see the benefit. They are not bright enough to distract from your night vision. Without them you are aiming without sights. Ideally, you would want a light to light up the target and night sights to keep the sights visible. I'm not sure why you would get a false sense of security from being able to see your sights at night. Lets say you're in a gin fight. You have night sights and the other guy doesn't. You are both moving around, ducking and bobbing. Who do you think had the better chance of placing a shot on target? You or the guy who is just pointing his gun in your general direction and firing.
    Last edited by rrc1962; 02-23-2009 at 09:05 AM.

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    There does seem to be limited availability and a serious mark-up across the board on guns sales. Glock has always been popular, so it makes sense that their models aren't available like they were before the arms rush. I bought my last Glock in late 2005 for around $525 and at the time wished I had paid a little less. Oh well, gone are the days, hopefully things will level out a bit.
    As to the military Glock sales being the cause of limited availability, I don't think that's really the case. Some military units do use Glock models, but this is not mainstream by any means. Several other countries' military use Glock as their standard, but not the US. Beretta still is the standard US military sidearm, but that's not to say that there aren't some 1911's, Sig M11, HK's and Glocks in play with special units. Glock's major US contract is not with the military, but the FBI under the DOJ would be a big one; about 95% of all FBI agents use Glock models 22 and 23, the other 5% are still hanging onto their Sig P226/228's from the 1990's. Then of course their are the countless local law enforcement agencies that contract with Glock as well. Truthfully though none of this is new, government Glock sales have been going strong for over a decade now. If you can't find a Glock for sale out there, it's because of the private sector and the gun rush, not government contracts.

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    Glock 19 particularly hard to find!

    It's the gun rush... I finally got my hands on a Glock 19. For months I have been looking all over the Birmingham metro area and surrounding areas and haven't been able to find not one!! I finally went to a gun store in Trussville (Plaza Guns) and lo and behold the guy had ONE on display. He said he had just gotten it and was asking $499! Everything else I had priced was $529 or higher. Sports Academy had a display model (not for sale) with a price tag of $529. So, I snatched up the one for $499 from Plaza Guns right then and there. It wasn't until I got it home and did a close examination that I noticed the markings were different than any other GLock I had ever seen. Come to find out, the pistol was test fired this year and came directly from Austria and didn't go through the normal test firing process in smyrna, GA. It was test fired in Vienna. I think I did very very well in acquiring this pistol. See thread for pics of these markings. rrc1962 gave me lots of info on these!

    http://www.usacarry.com/forums/handg...lock-19-a.html
    Last edited by Glockster20; 02-23-2009 at 11:21 AM. Reason: spelling

  11. I really want a G19 for my wife. So the short list is now...

    G21 with night sights
    G19 preferably with night sights, but I'm flexible
    EOTech 512

    At least the list is getting smaller. :)

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