New in Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jbp84, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. jbp84

    jbp84 New Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Hey all...I'm from Southwestern Illinois, just outside of St. Louis. I'm looking at buying my first pistol(s) soon, a Glock and/or a 1911. I'm thinking about a G17 or 19, and a sub $1000 1911. I live in Illinois and won't be CCing either pistol, so they'll be HD/range guns. I'm also in the market for a good home safe

    I post on GlockTalk under the same user name. I appreciate everything I've learned from reading these sites. The more knowledge I can arm myself with, the better shooter I'll be (and the better I can convince my wife to let me spend money). :tongue:
  2. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011

    Welcome aboard,glad to have you join us!



    DRYHUMOR Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2011
  4. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Welcome aboard! Glocks or 1911s, there's plenty of fun shooting to be had. :thumb:

  5. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    Welcome from Illinois also. Quad city area.
  6. Bimmer

    Bimmer New Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    Welcome from Chicago, crook county.
  7. GM*

    GM* ~

    Oct 15, 2011
    Welcome :wave:
  8. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011

    I grew up about 80 miles north of you,......glad to see ya here!
  9. deadguy

    deadguy Eddie Van Halen Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Welcome from SC
  10. LBC45

    LBC45 In Therapy, no hope

    Sep 8, 2011
    Welcome to a great forum. Regards.
  11. JaPes

    JaPes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 27, 2011
    Welcome from a fellow Illinoisean to the North!

    If you're going for a full size 9mm for range & SD duty, take a look at a Beretta 92A1 & CZ 75B. They both feel good in the hand, and mitigate felt recoil better than a polymer frame Glock.

    If you go with a Gen4 Glock make sure it is of recent manufacture & has the latest RSA & ejector. The same advice about the ejector applies to the latest production Gen3.

    As for 1911... there are just so many good ones to choose from. :)
  12. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    If I am counting correctly that makes 5 of us From illinois me, Bimmer, Alchemy, jaPes, jbp84. Were taking over fellas.
  13. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    Don't worry though this isn't a hostile take over. They don't allow us to carry.
  14. AlchemyCustomWeaponry

    AlchemyCustomWeaponry Crabby Old Gunsmith

    Nov 4, 2011
  15. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Welcome from the SW burbs of Chi town
  16. Kazan

    Kazan FUBAR

    Sep 2, 2011
    Welcome from the western burbs of Chitcago
  17. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome :wave:
  18. wade-19

    wade-19 Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome from "the Lou"
  19. jbp84

    jbp84 New Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Thanks everybody. I appreciate the welcome.
    JaPes...I'll keep those guns in mind for rental next time I'm at the range. I've shot a G19 and G17 and the recoil didn't seem too bad. I'd love to compare them to the CZ and Beretta. So far all I've shot is Glocks in various calibers and an STI Spartan .45. you shoot at any local places in or around "the Lou"? I shoot at Top Gun in Arnold a bit, and last weekend the Mrs. and I went to Ultimate Defense in St. Peters. I've had great experiences at both places. I'm still waiting on my FOID card to arrive in the mail, so for now I do all my shooting west of the river. Apparently in Illinois you can't even pick up a gun if you don't have a FOID.
  20. Kazan

    Kazan FUBAR

    Sep 2, 2011
    Can't even buy ammo with out a FOID in IL

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