What a Cute Baby…Glock!

glock 26 coolWe’ve looked at scopes now it’s time for handguns! This is a gun that has come under some heavy fire. There are many who don’t like how small it is, but if you have smaller hands, this gun can be a real asset. Other shooters, I suppose, should not buy it. It is still an investment, and – just like any other gun – it isn’t worth buying if you don’t intend for it to be used.

The ‘baby’ Glock 26 is small (L 6.49 X W1.18 X H 5.17), but it packs a 9mm punch. This is why it has become so popular with law enforcement and government agents, mainly as a backup that can be concealed in many locations.

When it comes to concealability, I feel the trick is to find the right holster. Paired with the right one, the G26 is just as good as any of the other, fuller-sized Glocks, like the G17 or G19. Gunivore.com is a great gun blog that has some great articles on all these handguns if you’re interested in more info.

It shoots very well, doesn’t jam or otherwise fail, and is easy to maintain. The G26 was the which later became standard on all fourth generation Glock handguns.dual coil spring

It doesn’t fill your hand as well as bigger guns, so if the grip is an issue, you should seek out a larger grip via extensions. There are ones which can extend the grip, without adding to your magazine intake. That way, this Glock can comply with many State regulations, in places where it is illegal to carry more than 10 rounds in a handgun.

The price of this nifty little gun is about $500-600. You can find it used for less, perhaps. But right out of the factory gates, this is one weapon which can provide a lot of security and confidence. You may find that you need to adjust your grip, especially if you are used to larger handguns.

The Pricier The Better – Hunting Scopes

Hunting scopes are either very good, or very bad. I haven’t seen too many that have a middle ground. The cheaper ones are just not as good.

There are times when price can tell you almost nothing of a product’s quality. Sometimes, prices are jacked up for the sake of it, and nothing more. When it comes to scopes, there is a clear cut consensus: the pricier ones are better.

The Pricier The Better

SCOPEThat is just the way it is. When you take into account the materials, the lenses, the engineering that goes into crafting a high-quality hunting scope, it is no wonder these can sometimes cost as much a new rifle. Some have even gone so far as to say that your scope should cost more than your rifle. I don’t know if that is the case with everyone, but it kind of makes sense. The rifle is in charge of releasing the projectile, but it is the scope, the optical device, which helps the shooter (and the projectile) hit the target.

When you are out shopping for hunting scopes, don’t get one lightly. These things may take time, since it depends on several crucial factors: your estimated distances, your target, your rifle, and possibly your ammo. It all comes together to form a well-made weapon, and it is part of why hunting and hunting competitions are getting more and more popular every year. People – myself included – love that feeling of being outdoors, of setting up camp, of lighting a fire, and of hunting one’s prey. There is no other feeling like it in the world, and it takes me back to the earliest and most primitive ways of existence.

In a world that is so digitized and computerized, getting outdoors and hunting – whether for game or food – is an amazing experience. It’s not for everyone. And not all forms of hunting are for everyone, either. I wouldn’t want to hunt with a bow or spear, but I could definitely go for a rifle.

Hunting is one way of reminding yourself that you are part of a greater system. I think that is partly why it is so powerful, and why it has such a hold on many individuals.

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