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Thread: lost my glock 43

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    lost my glock 43

    My dad (85 years old) called me and said with the state of affairs today and the fact that he no longer is physically capable of fighting off a home intruder wanted a handgun for his bedroom. there has been a growing meth problem in the town he lives in and I grew up in and theres been some home break ins lately. I told him to take a ride over and pick something out. He looked at everything I had and fell in love with the little 43 glock. So he took it home and 4 mags and a box of loaded xtps. I tried to talk him into my 870 slug gun with some buckshot but he said he had to admit that he cant handle the recoil of a shotgun anymore.
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

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    Man, it stinks getting old. I know how that goes since I am already feeling the loss of strength and movement.
    I am just glad he has a son who will help him out.

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    lost one the same way ..........LOL. But its dad so .......

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    When dad got too stove up to pull the slide on his gun he cobbeled on to my Model 19 snubby.

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    I really like my M43. I load it with the first two out of the gun +P Hornady 124 grain XTP's with the remainder Winchester 147 grain FMJ FP's.
    The gun shoots well. I have kept it loaded with Buffalo Bore +P 147 grain hardcast outdoorsman ammo.
    Enough platform for the 9MM. If I go to a larger gun it will be a more powerful caliber.
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    It's a nice feeling to be able to help your folks. I've been able to do a bunch this year for my mom and it seems to give her joy and well as a certain satisfaction for me. Although she hasn't asked for a firearm yet!
    Sometimes it takes a second box of boolits to clear my head.
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    I absolutely love the M43 too. Well, the Star M43 Firestar in 9mm. Awesome pistol. All steel, compact, reliable. Those M43's are awesome!
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    You didn't lose your Glock, it found it's highest and best purpose. If my dad was still here, I'd love for him to pick from my handguns, you're a lucky man...

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    Good deal, they will make you another one.

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    Your a good man. Now go buy a new Sig 365

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    I hope your father never needs it, but good for him for taking responsibility for his safety. If possible I would suggest a well trained dog also, if he does not already have one. At the very least they are an alarm for when somebody is sneaking around the home. My wife, and I are in our early 60's, we have four guard dogs, two labs, one retriever, and one pit bull. We have had anywhere from one to five dogs in a fenced in yard for over 20 years, only had one instance of burglar of my tool shed, he left with holes to the hip, was arrested at the hospital. It never has happened again.

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    I'll bet you and your dad will both sleep better!

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    Hope he never has to use it other than the range
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    You sir are a good man. Last time my father stopped by I found my two 1100s missing right after he left. A few days later when I could get him to answer his phone he said he needed money for casino and rum. At least your dad is going to put it to good use. My hats off to you.
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    Good for you, Lloyd. Take him out regularly and make sure he shoots it well. Fun excuse to make regular visits and get togethers.

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    When my father asked me to recommend a handgun under similar circumstances, I gave him the 1911 I'd carried in 'Nam. He'd packed one in WWII and, after an hour or so 'refresher', had it pretty well figured out. Eight years later, after Dad's funeral, my stepbrother returned it.

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    I wish I could give my dad one of my guns......good on you! Now all I can do is give my mom one of mine, and she picked out a Ruger MkII. Only one she could hold up without worry, and she has instructions to keep pulling the trigger until it is empty. At least she has something....
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    My dad has the S&W model 10 that his dad carried on the job as jailer. I made a box of 158 grain loads for him that should be dead on to the sights.
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    Good on you Lloyd! I lost my Kahr K9 to my mom the same way

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    My Dad has never been a gun guy. But he insists on a S&W revolver to keep house with. His favorite was a .44 special military but a brother talked him out of it. Now he has a m66 snubby. He is 88.

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