About six months ago, the sheriff sent out an email and had us respond to it. He was trading in the SW M&P for Glocks, and asked us what we wanted. The choices were the G17 or G19 in 9mmP, or the G22 or G23 in .40SW. I honestly don't remember what I voted for, thinking that he'd go with what the bulk of his officers wanted.
I've never been a Glock guy, being more a disciple of JM Browning (pbuh). But,if the Sheriff is going to issue new pistols, who am I to say differently, so I marked the page and sent it in. I later learned that it wasn't a popularity contest, he was actually asking what we wanted. So, this morning when my name was called, I was issued a brand-spanking new Gen4 Glock 22 in .40 SW. That must have been what I voted for. That's what I got. Along with a brand-spanking new Safariland holster to carry it.
The chief firearms instructor, who was handling the swap, did a good job, with very little hassle. Then we went out on the range and got 18 rounds to familiarize. During the familiarization, I tried to concentrate ton the basics, and tried to learn the reset, which on the Glock is very tactile. Then we posted the Louisiana P1 target and prepared to qualify. Our qualification isn't bad; 60 rounds at ranges from 25 yards to 2 yards, with a possible max score of 120 and a minimum score of 96 to qualify.
I shot a 106, solidly in the middle of the pack, and I'm qualified on the new pistol. It's not as good as I'd have liked, but it was my first time downrange with a Glock, so I don't feel too badly about it. I did stop at the local box store on the way home and pick up 100 rounds of practice ammo. I've got to learn how to shoot this thing.
Tell me, is it true that you don't need to clean or lubricate a Glock until the 5000 round spring change?