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This is cool, but the price isn’t:

$50 at Rocky Gun.  Seems kind of steep for some cut out cardboard, but as they say “the price isn’t too high if people will pay it”.

30 years ago I would have liked gluing sheets of cardboard together to make something like this.  I would have got to the end and been like “Hmm cool *shrug*…” then just put it on a shelf in my room for a couple decades.  At 36 years old I really try not to bring useless crap that I’m not actively planning on enjoying or using into my life anymore.

Thoughts?  You thinking about hitting up the Hobby Lobby type store near you and starting a glued together cardboard empire?

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My man Larry really out here getting that money:

HOLY, I almost fell off my chair when I saw the price.  Starting at $3850 for the .45, and $3690 for the 9mm.  I was familiar with Wilson Combat 1911 prices, but for some reason I figured the Glocks would be at least comparable to the SaLiEnT ArMs guccified Glock offerings.  Larry is getting $1000+ more money for his.

UPDATE – Never mind, their Glock page is here actually. Base price $1350 for the G17 and G19, which is quite a bit more reasonable than that initial ~$4000 I thought the site was saying the starting price is.

The peer pressure to buy a fancy Glock when you’re on instagram is almost unbearable. haha

Thoughts?

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AHHHHHHH:

That white frame is like the white sunglasses.  An absolute no-go for me, unless I was maybe operating in snowy environments.  The mirror shine gold slide doesn’t seem practical at all. I’d rather have a gold mirror finish than a chrome one though.

I’m like 15 seconds into this video and I moved my mouse and saw THE VIDEO IS 13 MINUTES IN LENGTH.  What the… Lenny?  Is this some sort of home shopping network style pitch?

I tapped out guys… I can’t do it.  I clicked around the video a bit and yea it’s definitely 4AM on the Home Shopping Network style slick talk.

Thoughts?

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People are always looking for ways to make Glocks “safer”.  This one was done for the Taiwan and Portuguese police straight from Glock apparently:

The other side:

 

Not pressing the trigger when you don’t want it to shoot is apparently not good enough.  Gotta have something to fumble around with.

I’m surprised the Israelis haven’t asked Glock to make some addon that wouldn’t under any circumstance let them carry with one in the chamber.  That’s always been the move over there, and they are sticking to it. Maybe like a microphone and slide mounted lock requiring verbal confirmation that they are ready to shoot, which unlocks the lock and lets them chamber a round. Yeaaaaaaaaaa.

Remember the other manual Glock safety?  “TeH GaDgEt”  Does anyone use that thing?  Like I said in that post… If a Glock Safety gadget was needed, gaston would have added one.

Thoughts?

Gat tip: Marc

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Daaaaaaaamn:

From the video description if you click through:

The issue was that the retaining safety pin walked out about 1/8” during shooting. We want to a dry fire portion of the class and the pin had walked out just enough that when it had rubbed against the tight tolerance of his kydex holster, it depresses the trigger.

🤔😬 damn.  NOT ideal. Whether the trigger is the issue or not, piehitters LOVE filling their guns up with tons of the latest aftermarket internal stuff. I’m sure the stock trigger is just fine for 99.9% of the world but NOOOOOOO, you had to stunt on all your friends and even buy the whole $260 kit because money grows on trees apparently. That’s piehitter economics for you though.

Hunter on facebook posted an interesting screen cap which happens at around the 14 second mark:

Trigger problem? Or piece of shit holster problem? You be the judge.

Thoughts?  You running a Titanium firing pin too brAh?  What about a carbon fiber Punisher slide plate?  A unobtanium forged in Mordor barrel? Skeletonized rounds?

Gat tip: Chris

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Hmmmm:

Dare I say that practicing dry fire without the trigger break and reset is fairly pointless?  At least the Dry Fire Mag product let the trigger break and reset (even if not 100% like the factory).  Yea sure you can practice other stuff with your gun while pulling the trigger, but lets not try to act like without the pre-travel click and reset you’re actually “dry firing”.

1:01 – “without having to sacrifice trigger manipulation.” uh yea that’s exactly what you’re doing… sacrificing the break / reset as I pointed out above.  If this is acceptable to you though, you might as well just save yourself the money, fold up a little piece of paper and place it at the side, between the barrel and the slide (google it for exact instructions) and pull the trigger all day in the exact same fashion.

There are a lot of “dry fire devices” for Glocks on the market.  I really haven’t seen one I’ve liked that can replace a full drop in trigger reset practice kit.

You Can pick up an E-Trainer for $25 on their website, or on Amazon if you’re interested.  Naturally, I see on the website that it’s “patented”.

Thoughts? Is it just me, or do the red colored rubber areas make the thing look kinda janky?  Like they just heat shrunk some tube on there and sealed the end with pliers.

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