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  • Looking to buy my first gun

     Mateo updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 6 Posts
  • Mateo

    May 18, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Most likely a glock 19 gen 5. What’s the normal going price for these? I see them vary from 350-800. Also I want to put a flashlight/ laser mod on it if I can get help with that. I’m in texas and recently a bill passed license necessary for edc. This gun will be in my car glove compartment

  • soggybisquit

    May 18, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Guns don’t go in glove boxes. Please, either carry in an appropriate holster/bag or don’t carry.

    I’m not trying to discourage you. Vehicles are a common place for guns to be stolen.

  • thicc_mango

    May 18, 2021 at 10:15 am

    You shouldn’t pay a dime over $600. My local gun stores have them in stock for $550 regularly.

    Don’t get a laser, just get a streamlight flashlight for now. Skip olight or inforce, please just trust me on that. They’re both garbage manufactures with shitty products and olight tried to sue someone for exposing manufacturing flaws. My buddy left one on In his pocket and the lens melted and burned his leg 😂.

    They buy all their YouTube reviewers and even tried to send me shit before.

    Lasers are cool in video games but actually using your sights will be faster 10 times out of 10.

  • ParlerApp

    May 18, 2021 at 10:15 am

    About 630-690 new. Some with the modular optics rail are a bit more. Those are nice as they allow for the little micro red dot to ride on the slide which is nice for novice shooters that might struggle with using the front sight correctly. I’d suggest getting a holster even if it lives in the glove box for your safety and passengers. Bravo concealment is a Texas based holster company and offers great reasonably priced options. As you mentioned the Texas constitutional carry law you might want to have it on your person at times. They come with three magazines which should be fine for your intents and purposes. If you opt for a micro red dot there are a plethora of options. I personally have a Burris, a vortex, and a Holosun and like the Holosun the best with the solar the battery lasts in lengths of years. I know you mentioned the red dot laser combo and I’d say go with a TLR 1 and then do the red dot sight. The laser is fancy and I have had them on previous hosts but much prefer the red dot.

  • SafetyDojo

    May 18, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Can you provide the specific EDC you’re referencing?

  • KetWilliams

    May 18, 2021 at 10:15 am

    after reading the thread in my honest opinion based off personal experience. just wait to buy a gun. practice safety (or classes) , go to the range, then practice safety again. theres no reason you should carry if your uncomfortable where and when you carry or carrying at all. I had the same issue where i was just worried about having a weapon on me and someone elses life possibly in my hands… Invest in a holster, be comfortable with having a weapon at all times, and know how to use it… eventually you will catch yourself forgetting you even have it on you…

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