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I went to the gun show in Commerce today and sold my Gen3 G19. Now, I want to replace it with a Gen4 G17. I was thinking that I could use it in a GSSF match and for HD with a Streamlight on the rail. My question is about the grip. Does it come in different textures or just the one new texture? One vendor was selling a Gen4 G17 with Trijicon sights and 3 mags for $499. That's pretty close to what I would pay Ed's to have a G17 shipped to my FFL. I think I may offer to buy it for $499 out the door and see what they say.

Also, for those of you near Athens, have you ever been to the Athens Rifle club? I was approached by a couple who were telling me about the club and that they had a Glock the plates setup there. That would be great practice for matches.
 

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First, WHY DID YOU SELL YOUR 19? j/k

The 17 Gen 3s come in standard and the RTF2, which many claim is too aggressive. I don't have one to give my opinion on. The Gen 4s of course come with their grip texture which is said to be in-between the standard and the RTF2.

Athens Rifle Club is a pretty good outdoor range. I prefer outdoor ranges. Smell of fresh air, cool breeze, etc. ARC has a rifle range with benches at 100yds, and one bench that actually goes to 200yds that you can use if no one is at the 100yd range.

They have a 50yd pistol range, that you can shoot rimfire rifles on. This range has several different plates setup, including ones similar to those used in GLOCK the plates. The benches/cover is set back at the 50yd line, and the club gives preference to people wanting to shoot from the benches rather than people wanting to shoot closer ranges on the plates. I've been quite a few times and can't think of a time where I had an issue of moving closer to shoot the plates.

They also have a shotgun range, where they have skeet and trap. This is where most of the members spend their time on the nice weekends. The club seems to be made up mostly of older gentlemen who shoot shotguns. This also seems to be changing as younger people come in and become members. The shotgun range was getting a voice activated thrower the last I heard. Shooting skeet/trap cost a few bucks per round but it's pretty cheap, and much cheaper than you will be charged to go to some of the other shotgun ranges.

To become a member, you have to attend two meetings, held once a month. You have to shoot and show how safe you are on each of the course (rifle, shotgun and pistol) with an existing member. You should be recommended by an existing member (which won't be hard as there are several on this forum :) ) and then you pay the monthly fee and an initiation fee. If I'm not mistaken, it's $150.00 for the first year and then $100.00 a year after that. The year always starts in Feb., so joining next month or in March would basically get you a full year before you have to pay again. I joined in late July or August. :(

They give you a key to the gate, and you are allowed to shoot 7 days a week from sunup to sundown, with the exception of hunting season where you can't start shooting until 9 AM. The owners of the land hunt it during hunting season. They usually have shotgun competitions every month, and they occasionally have rimfire and pistol competitions but they are really focused purely on hitting the target, not like IDPA, GSSF, or anything like that. The club Officers, all shotgun guys, aren't big on shooting and moving, anything that might be considered "tactical", etc.. but as I said before, I haven't seen many members there when I have gone, unless it was a nice sunny, warm temp day on a Saturday or Sunday.

To me, it is worth the $100.00 a year to shoot there. For me, it's about a 40 minute drive or so. I enjoy shooting of there with some of the other memebrs of this forum and I have also taken my son (7) several times. I hope to renew this year's membership.
 

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I SOLD THE 19 TO FUND THE NEW 17! LOL! I want to get a Gen4 since they fit my hand better.

Sounds like a pretty nice club. I would like to shoot my AR from the 100 or 200 yd bench.
 

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I SOLD THE 19 TO FUND THE NEW 17! LOL! I want to get a Gen4 since they fit my hand better.

Sounds like a pretty nice club. I would like to shoot my AR from the 100 or 200 yd bench.
I'm sure you can come out with the gang one day and join us as a guest. Your other Athens buddy goes more often than I can. Let him know you want to go.
 

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Thanks, Vol. I WILL call you, you weirdo! J/K Seriously, I'll call you.
Didn't get there this weekend due to cold and other other obligations but hope to make it next weekend ... unless I can get to SC for the shotgun match at Skip-J. Wife just threw a monkey wrench in all plans when she said her parents were thinking of visiting next weekend. Worst case we make it the weekend after that. Either way .... I'll get you out there soon.
 

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Didn't get there this weekend due to cold and other other obligations but hope to make it next weekend ... unless I can get to SC for the shotgun match at Skip-J. Wife just threw a monkey wrench in all plans when she said her parents were thinking of visiting next weekend. Worst case we make it the weekend after that. Either way .... I'll get you out there soon.
Vol, I'm seriously thinking about making that shotgun shoot but I don't want to go by myself. If you can get away for a bit, maybe all three of us can go and we can split the gas or something like that. The last time JL and I went, we left early, and we were back by shortly after lunch.
 

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Vol, I'm seriously thinking about making that shotgun shoot but I don't want to go by myself. If you can get away for a bit, maybe all three of us can go and we can split the gas or something like that. The last time JL and I went, we left early, and we were back by shortly after lunch.
Naw, you need to get with Gunnut he has a nice new shotgun. J/K Vol LOL
 

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Didn't get there this weekend due to cold and other other obligations but hope to make it next weekend ... unless I can get to SC for the shotgun match at Skip-J. Wife just threw a monkey wrench in all plans when she said her parents were thinking of visiting next weekend. Worst case we make it the weekend after that. Either way .... I'll get you out there soon.
OK, I'll call you late next week.
 

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Naw, you need to get with Gunnut he has a nice new shotgun. J/K Vol LOL
I must have missed something, which doesn't happen very often. :)

Gunnut did get a new shotgun sling that I want to see. I've been thinking about ordering one from a guy but just haven't bit the bullet yet.
 

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I must have missed something, which doesn't happen very often. :)
sfguard and I were discussing shotguns via e-mail as I had some questions and he had some answers. In the course of the discussion he offered to sell me a really nice shotgun at an absurd price (good absurd). I deliberated and then decided I didn't really "need" it as bad as I "wanted" it. I passed the deal along to GunNut as I knew he would buy it. He did. I have MUCH regret now for not buying it myself.
 

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I went back to the gun show today. I got there about 5 minutes after they opened and went back to the spot that I had yesterday. About 10 minutes later, the security guard says that if I want to sit in one spot, I will have to pay for a table...$70. He said that some of the dealers were complaining. He said that I had to walk around. So, I paced back and forth in front of my spot just about all day. I had a sign duct taped to my chest advertising the guns I had for sale. Now, I'm tired and will be sore tomorrow. But, after their foolishness, I was determined to stay just for irritation value. LOL! Anyway, I sold the Gen 3 Gock 26. That will pay for the Gen4 17. So, I'm happy. Guess I'll have to advertise the Walther on gunbroker. I'll not buy another Glock at full retail price again. I'll get them used or use my GSSF discount. The dealers were asking $549 for new Gen4 17s, but I wouldn't have bought anything from them since they complained. This was a GunRunners show. I've never been treated like that at an Eastman show and you know how crazy he is.

Anyone want to buy a Walther PPS 9mm? LOL
 

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Well, you do have to bring Vol and I a hundred rounds of 9mm each trip, so that adds a little to the cost but it's still quite affordable. :)
 

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Wait ... why haven't you been bringing me ammo each time I brought you as a guest. I should be up to several thousand rounds by now. lol.
Wait, I've only been a guest a few times. I was a paying member for awhile. :) (hope to be again - so don't forget to let me know when renewals are up)
 
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