After constantly having other purchases take priority over my first handgun, I finally pulled the trigger (Epic Pun!) and bought a new Glock 17 via Davidson's Gallery of Guns. I am extremely excited to get it.
I paid about $550. Unfortunately I had to unload some of my prized Spydies to afford the gun. My Navaja, My G10 Delica, and my Sage 1 and 3 all ended up in a sale thread on another forum. Crossing my fingers that they all sell before the gun arrives next week so I don't have to pay out of pocket for much of the gun.
I just had a few questions:
Has anyone every used the Davidson's Gun Genie service. If so, what was your experience?
Are there any hidden fees I should be aware of? When using GoG isn't the FFL fee already included in the price? I know the background check likely cost a nominal fee as well, no?
Now onto questions about the gun:
What kind of oil would you recommend? I've always just used standard generic "gun oil" for my long guns. I have some Tuf Glide I use for my Spydies, would this be recommended?
Any basic mods you would suggest for the 17? I was thinking about upgrading the sights and maybe the mag release. I also was looking at a getting a +2 baseplate.
Any info, advice, etc. that you have for a new handgun owner would be much appreciated.