Some preppers talk about the versatility of Glock 17 magazines being able to fit with the Glock 19. This feature is highly desirable for most prepper with survival and limited resources in mind.
The standardization Glock put into place is what makes it a perfect prepper handgun. When it comes to handguns, very few companies have adopted magazine standardization. Glock on the other hand has embraced standardization. This makes Glock ideal for groups.
Take Beretta for example. Beretta is a great handgun, I can not say they follow the same level of standardization as Glock. For example, the Beretta APX will not use 92F magazines. This creates an issue of stockpiling magazines for the same brand name, but different models.
A while back some of my prepper buddies and I were trying to agree on a standardized riffle. We talked about the Ruger mini-14 and mini-30, AR-15, AK-47… and a few other rifles. We agreed to purchase an SKS as a handout and “if all else fails” rifle.
Some of us tried out the Ruger mini-30 and put a folding stock on it. It was a great rifle but after market magazines were unreliable. Keep in mind this was more than 20 years ago.
Today, AR-15 and Glocks lead the way for preppers with their standardized firearms.
What do you think?, What’s your prepper handgun and why?, tell us below in the comment section.
Sources: Glocks, Berettas, Kevin Felts
If you’re into short barrel and Glocks then you may want to get a modifying kit for the Glock. CAA has a conversion kit that converts your Glock into a carbine. (sort of) Its aluminum and polymer RONI unit doesn’t add any barrel length, the pistol is encapsulated, has an adjustable stock with cheekplate, a vertical foregrip and has lots of rail space for optics and a tactical light. Buttstock has the ability to store an extra magazine.
A brief overview and description of the Micro RONI from CAA.
Here’s the Specs on this fine piece of machinery:
The Micro RONI® features a folding stock for a sturdier position.
→ No pistol disassembly required – Just place pistol into the kit and lock
→ Equipped with a long top Picatinny rail, allowing a combination of sight, magnifier, and/or night vision
→ Provides two extra side Picatinny rails on both right and left for mounting additional accessories
→ Ambidextrous, easy and fast handling
→ Ambidextrous trigger-guard safety
→ Features a right-folding stock for easy concealment and carry
→ Right and left serrated thumb-rests for better control on recoil and muzzle-rise* (Optional)
→ Front extra magazine carrier for fast reload
→ Front integral tactical light (Optional)
→ DOES NOT include front and rear flip-up sight
→ Fits only Glock gen’ 3+4, including compensated models (17, 22, 31 OR 19, 23, 32)*
Not compatible with Glock 17 Generation 2!
Length Open Stock (cm): 56.7
Length Folded Stock (cm): 34.8
Micro RONI® Measurements:
→ Width: 2.48″
→ Height: 5.70″
→ Length: 13.70″
Hi, I’m Hayim Funes with CAA, and you’re watching CAA’s youtube channel, and today I’d like to discuss about a product we have introduced at the 2016 SHOT show, and never ceased to gain interest and enthusiasm ever since. A product along with Hartman’s MH1 Sight won ‘the most innovative product’ prestigous award at the Big Three East media event last spring. The new Micro RONI.
The new Micro RONI is a totally user-friendly, compact, lightweight kit which converts your pistol into a mini-carbine, thus immensely improving the accuracy inherent in the pistol, and providing a better grip, stability, and a platform for a wide area of accessories, using the upper and side picatinny rails.
The Micro RONI enhances by tens of percent the shooter’s performance compared to his performance while shooting only with the pistol, regardless of the skill of our trainees. By installing your pistol inside the micro RONIs, you get better precision, better reaction time in sight acquisition, dramatic recoil reduction and faster shot-to-shot time, an ergonomic folding stock, and thumbrests, and the ability to shoot at farther distances.
A pistol can be installed in the micro RONI no more than five seconds, without the need of any tools. Just place the charging handle on the pistol’s cocking serration, open the insertion hatch, insert the pistol until it’s locked, and close the hatch. Many of the features found on the micro RONI are ambidextrous, including the trigger-guard safety, a super fast charging handle, the thumb rests, and the integral flashlight.
Additional cool features and accessories which can be found on the micro RONI are:
A folding stock with a non-slip buttpad, which allows cocking and shooting the pistol, even when folded, using one or two hands. The stock can be then quickly re-opened for a more stable grip and stance.
A front grip and spare magazine carrier, which allows super-fast magazine reloads.
A protrusive external slide catch for a faster slide release.
A powerful 500 Lumens integral flashlight, which can be operated either from left or from the right.
A metal insert for a sling and swivel installation.
Optional front and rear flip-up sights.
Your choice of Reflex sight, either Hartmans modern MH1, or a compact model.
By providing supreme performance and being compact, lightweight, and powerful; the Micro RONI is perfect for the following applications:
SWAT Teams, PSD Operators, undercover teams, police patrol officers, and civilian avid shooters. It is extremely comfortable to operate either from an open or a concealed carry position.
For the US Market, we have also launched two additional models, the Micro RONI Stabilizer, and the Micro RONI Recon; which boasts basically the same features as the Micro RONI, with the exception of the front grip and magazine carrier, as well as the folding stock, which has been replaced by a stabilizing brace on the stabilizer, or removed on the Recon model.
The stabilizer enhances one-handed shooting by attaching it to the operator’s forearm. It is a non-NFA model, meaning less paperwork, no wait, and no additional cost, as well as the Recon model. Both the Micro RONI, the Micro RONI Stabilizer, and the Recon, are available now for the Glock 17 and 19; as well as for their equivalents in 40 caliber, 357 Sig. Models for Smith&Wesson M&P 9, Glock 21, and many other models will follow shortly. I’m Hayim Funes with CAA; be Safe, Accurate, Smooth and Fast.
For more information on Micro RONI go to CAA
Sources: Guns Daily Facebook, CAA
What would those three guns be? Jerry Miculek had a chance to voice his response on the subject.
Wait, before we get to the guns, just to clarify that we’re talking about having these three guns for survival.
Some folks have talked about the .357 revolver as a primary SHTF in many internet forums and this has stirred up the hornet’s nest. Mainly due to the age demographics, for instances, folks that are from the older generation would agree with the .357 revolver. Where the younger millennium generation will stick with the striker based handguns like the Glocks in 9mm.
Don’t think so?, someone had asked this question to shootist extraordinaire Jerry Miculek and even he went with an 8-shot .357 wheelgun–specifically a Smith & Wesson 627–as his one handgun for every situation. Take a look:
Later on a different clip he’s asked what his favorite caliber, .45 Acp.
For us survivalist most will agree with the calibers choice, its all about versatility. The two calibers lets you load a wide range of bullets weights and pressures.
As for Jerry’s other two guns, he picks a rifle in .22LR and a 12-gauge shotgun. We agree with these picks, even though we do part ways on the handgun choice.
What about you what’s your favorite three guns for survival?, let us know in the comment below.
Sources: Jerry Miculek, Jon Stokes
The never ending debate of which is better for every day carry and personal protection continues. Here are some threads expressing their sentiments on Glocks and 1911 forums.
First off its really a never ending battle that isn’t comparably fair, but I’ll say a few things.
The best firearm, in this case a Glock or 1911 is the one you’re most proficient shooting.
I’d say the pure fact that a gun made within the last 30 years that can even come up in conversation to rival a 100+ year old respected firearm has certainly accomplished something, Glocks aren’t made to show off, but the reliability has made it a beauty to those that own them.
1911, well.. Holding a piece of history that fits your hand perfect just gives you a well rounded feeling and although more recent firearms allow for larger mag capacity and such, it isn’t going away anytime soon. Personally I’m a true Glock fan, but I don’t have anything bad to say about either. Excellent firearms. I’ll take both:)
I like the glock because it’s more fun to say. “I’MMA GLOCK YOU IN DA FACE!”
1911 is a much nicer platform. Glocks are notoriously hard to get sighted in correctly due to the lack of a true iron sight, and instead just the dots on the slide. Try shooting both at your local gun club/range, I would be willing to bet you prefer the 1911.
I don’t think anyone would say the Glock is a bad pistol because it’s not. They’re incredibly reliable, if ugly, tools. I think most people, at least on a 1911 forum, will say that that the feel of a 1911 in the hand and the trigger will beat the snot out of a Glock any day of the week.
Consistent training with both. I can now grab the Glock and with eyes closed, come to a Natural Point of Aim. Sights dead on. But that’s also thousands of draws from different positions. Can do the same with a 1911. Think based on the grip feel, I recognize it and based on muscle memory of the grip, the NPA is easy to differentiate between.
Vintage, I completely agree that the 1911 grip angle and trigger cant be beat.
Really, there’s a debate? They’re both great weapons. They both go bang. One is pretty, one isn’t. One’s expensive, one isn’t. One has ergonomics, one doesn’t. What’s the debate?
Why does is have to be either/or? Why the debate and drama?
If you like both the universe will not implode.
I buy the guns I like. End of story.
Maybe Glocks are like a Honda Civic with a big wing on the trunk, a four speed automatic, some go fast stickers and a bottle of nitrous.
1911s are like a finely turned sports car with rear wheel drive a manual transmission.
Yeah, you can make the Honda work, it’ll get you around town, the 16 year olds at 7-11 will be impressed and you can tell yourself it is just as good as the finely turned sports car, but well…..
So to summarize, either pistol will work just fine as long as you take care of it and train with it often. Yes, the drama of comparing the two is a bit unnecessary. To paraphrase one forumgoer: “Whichever you go with, if you practice it enough you’ll be ahead of most.”
Story by Sam Morstan