Strange roads

I just realized I’ve never owned a Glock 19. I had to think about it pretty hard, because I’ve owned the following Glock models:

  • 34
  • 35
  • 17
  • 22
  • 29
  • 21

But never a 19. Despite the fact that it’s the first carry gun I recommend for people, I’ve never actually bought one with money. Weird, right? But being a gunwriter takes you down a lot of strange gun roads, I mean right now I’m carrying a DA/SA pistol imported from S. Korea that takes 3rd Gen S&W magazines in an appendix holster designed by Travis Haley. And you know what? I like this gun a lot.

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That’s just an example of some of the strange roads I never thought I’d be travelling. I’ve been running this blog for 8 years now, and it’s taken me to places I couldn’t have possibly imagined. If you’d told me in 2008 that my blogging would have turned into a full-time job, two successful companies, and opportunities to literally travel the world I would have laughed at you and gone back to work at the hotel I was managing at the time.

But this post is about guns, and that’s the weird thing. I own an AK and a Scout Rifle right now, but no ARs. Why? I don’t really need an AR for anything. I have a single action revolver in .357 Magnum and a single-stack Beretta 92, but no Glocks. Not a single one in my possession right now. But hey, it’s no big deal. One of my co-workers noticed that I don’t really get attached to guns, and that’s true. I’ve had a few guns that I’ve really liked, some I regret that I’ve sold, but mostly guns are like baseball bats to me: they have a purpose, I use them for that, and I don’t really get attached to them. In fact, the only guns I’ll never, ever sell are the three that my father gave me as gifts. Those I’m keeping.

I will say by way of concluding this rambling, introspective piece that I love my job. It’s afforded me many opportunities, and I get to play with all kinds of neat guns I’d never otherwise get to use. Who knows what could happen, next month I could be knee-deep in Glock 19s…


    1. The Lionheart LH9 I’ve been writing about it. It’s originally a Daewoo, and imported by Lionheart in Redmond, WA. They’re good guys, so when they asked about testing a gun I was like “sure, sounds rad.”

  1. In other words, and by your own definition, you are one of those uniquely perfect snowflakes.

  2. Any idea if Lionheart is going to be importing daewoo rifles? That would be awesome.

  3. Possibly a strange detour but, what did you think about the recoil on the Glock 29? Is that thing manageable WHO at all?

  4. I like Glock because for me.; it’s pointability and handling is the same as my Colt 1911 in my hands. I like the feel and heft of both and for me it is the same.

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