Glock 19 Ammo
December 26, 2003 7:40 PM   Subscribe

My anti-gun wife surprised me with a Glock 19 for Christmas. I've already got the user's manual and armorer's guide for it; anybody have suggestions on good, not-too-powerful ammo loads? (GunFilter!!)
posted by mrbill to Shopping (19 answers total)
mrbill - that's the second funniest thing I've seen all December. I'm not exactly sure why. I can't answer your question - I'd have to ask my friend who recently showed me his Uzi and his Thompson and his Glock and his.....(blah blah) and who loads his own ammo. But I don't have any of the literature on hand, and I don't own a gun at the moment, so I don't need to load any ammo.

But - best of luck: someone will answer your question, and kudos to your wife for being unpredictable.
posted by troutfishing at 8:46 PM on December 26, 2003

You are a lucky, lucky man. A new glock, and a wife that gave it to you. Uh, don't rent "Bowling for Columbine" for a while.

This looks like an ok resource. Happy shooting!

Liberals with Handguns
posted by mecran01 at 9:20 PM on December 26, 2003

Response by poster: mecran01: you might want to look at this regarding BFC.

troutfishing: I'm not going to be doing any handloads; I should have phrased it better and said "recommended brands". I've not bought ammo in more than ten years..
posted by mrbill at 3:09 AM on December 27, 2003

I looked at that Michael Moore site, and it reminds me of a really long, bad, usenet argument converted into a web page. My stance on gun control is that I like guns, more of them kill innocent people than violent intruders, and that if I had a glock I'd probably store it at the range, as a safety precaution. But that's me.

If ultra-liberals swept through the country and took away all the guns, the US would probably still be a pretty violent place.

I think it would be more effective to go after Moore's underlying premises than to nitpick the entire documentary.
posted by mecran01 at 8:33 AM on December 27, 2003

how can your wife be "anti-guns" if she buys you a gun?? it's an obvious contradiction.

she's probably like those people who think they are vegetarian, but eat fish.

posted by carfilhiot at 9:52 AM on December 27, 2003

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posted by thirteen at 10:01 AM on December 27, 2003

Of course, sentence fragment is also a sentence fragment, so what do I know.
posted by thirteen at 10:07 AM on December 27, 2003

I think it would be more effective to go after Moore's underlying premises than to nitpick the entire documentary.

Have you seen the documentary? Michael Moore is a member of the NRA and uses Canada as an example of a country with fairly available guns and low murder rate. (He could of cited Switerland too if he wanted).

It's not a pro gun-contol film.
posted by bobo123 at 10:34 AM on December 27, 2003

Response by poster: carfilhiot: she made a compromise. I'm allowed to own a gun, but I can't store ammo with it. I have to buy ammo when I'm going out, or at the range itself.

My parents were both police officers, so I grew up with guns and knew gun safety and handling as soon as I was old enough to realize what a gun was.

bobo123: I've *seen* BFC, but Moore just distorts things and makes stealthy edits to "rewrite" things to the way and order he wanted them to be said. In any case, that's not a debate for here - I've seen it, I don't care for it or like the guy.
posted by mrbill at 11:42 AM on December 27, 2003

what does a person do with a glock? what are they for?
posted by amberglow at 12:08 PM on December 27, 2003

Response by poster: amberglow: they're a gun. you shoot targets (and/or things) with them.
posted by mrbill at 3:42 PM on December 27, 2003

...The smaller size of the GLOCK 19 makes it an extremely attractive pistol to those searching for an effective concealed carry firearm. --from the glock site

It seems they're not just a gun for targets (and/or things).
posted by amberglow at 3:52 PM on December 27, 2003

Response by poster: amber: yes, that is one of the uses of a firearm. Although I will be taking a proper "concealed carry" course and obtaining certification, I won't be carrying the gun with me.

Yes, I'm an American. I grew up in the South. I have a handgun, more pocketknives than I can count, and three swords (including one fully-functional japanese katana). I can read, and have indoor plumbing.

Thank you. Next!
posted by mrbill at 5:59 PM on December 27, 2003 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Remington sells a cheap 115-grain jacketed 9mm round - if you're just plinking why spend more?
posted by nicwolff at 7:57 PM on December 27, 2003

Response by poster: nic - thanks! Wow, 50 rounds for $6. Perfect!
posted by mrbill at 9:17 PM on December 27, 2003

Best answer: My Glock 19 has been happily eating Winchester White box 115 gr. FMJ from Wal Mart. A 100 round box is around $11, and I haven't had any problems with it.

Here are two pretty good Glock resources: Glock Talk and the The Glock Faq. Enjoy your new toy!
posted by Sirius at 3:20 AM on December 28, 2003

"......I can read, and have indoor plumbing." - those would be good characteristics to mention in a personals ad.
posted by troutfishing at 4:31 AM on December 28, 2003

Response by poster: troutfishing: I just hate how everyone assumes that people who like guns are either militia nuts or mouth-breathing teeth-missing inbred rednecks..
posted by mrbill at 10:09 AM on December 28, 2003

Response by poster: anyway. I got a good answer to my question, so can we please consider this closed? Thanks.
posted by mrbill at 12:32 PM on December 28, 2003

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