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Old February 14, 2019, 20:13   #1
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To Glock or not to Glock....

My answers to the recent "if only one gun" threads included a couple of Glocks, but only as second choices. My first choice in a 9mm was, of course, a Hi Power. A Hi Power was also my choice in a .40 ( I REALLY like my 9 & 40 HPs). But, I admitted that it would not break me up too badly if I was stuck with either a G19 or G23.

But, a Glock .45 was not anywhere on my list of only one .45. And I actually own a G41. But then there are A LOT of .45s I like better than a Glock.
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Old February 14, 2019, 20:24   #2
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Iím an admitted Glock fanboy. That isnít to say that I donít shoot and enjoy other handguns, but the ďplatformĒ (I hate that term) I have the most experience with is easily the Glock as Iíve been shooting them regularly since the late-1990s. I have a few nice 1911s and I have a propensity to acquire S&W revolvers, but when it comes to function and use (range, ccw, etc) always a Glock for me.
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Old February 15, 2019, 00:44   #3
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A Glock is a great *tool* gun. Works good, accurate, and doesn't carry the tax of buying an exotic.
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Old February 15, 2019, 08:43   #4
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Only two types of Glockers.

Thems what say they never done it...

And thems what say they gived it up
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Old February 15, 2019, 12:18   #5
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Nothing wrong with owning a glock...
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Old February 15, 2019, 17:55   #6
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Yes to Glocking.

No to the cliche Shakespeare "To ____ or not to _____" routine.
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Old February 16, 2019, 04:22   #7
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Nothing wrong with owning a glock...
Iím to the point where I have duplicates of multiple models...
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Old February 16, 2019, 08:25   #8
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I Glocked once,,,and I like it.

Does that make me evil???
It depends

Are you bald?
Do you have a cat?
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Old March 07, 2019, 01:04   #9
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I am not a glock fanboy, but I will use any tool if it's the right tool.
Wife wanted to try a high capacity 9mm - she has small hands
She passed on several guns - the SIG P226 was close to acceptable
but she settled on a Browning P35 HiPower clone.

Modified it for her small hands - but she didn't like the strip the magazine and if she wanted to play with her all girl gun club friends you can't disconnect any of
the safeties.

Rented some Glocks - not interested in stock factory gun - went to a women's shoot were the IDPA/USPSA champions were letting other women were allowed
to use their "race" glocks. Hey Mikey - she likes it.

So looked around found Gen 3 Glock 22 40 S&W for cheap from police trade-in's and you can drop in a 9mm conversion barrel - so modified it with a sander to fit her small hands better - added extended slide release, 3 dot sights, glock grip plug and she's good about finger off the trigger so that's what she's going to train with.

I will still say it's an ugly gun but a good tool with some down sides but I would say get one and give it a fair shake and don't drink the koolaid unless you have to
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I say...Pretty is as pretty does.
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Old March 07, 2019, 11:27   #11
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I have several. Why? Because they go bang when you pull the trigger and they don't jam.
Not the prettiest pistol but very good as a utilitarian tool.
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Old March 13, 2019, 00:36   #12
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I say go for it, It's a good street gun that you won't worry about getting sweaty or wet in the rain. Hell I took mine in the shower to get mud out of once. It's also very briefly been in the ocean and recently I woke up in the morning in eastern Oregon and it had a 1/2 of snow on it.

I wouldn't even do any of those things with your Hi Power.
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Old March 13, 2019, 09:02   #13
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I don't like any 45's, but a big 10mm and 357 Sig fan. The only 1911 I own is a Colt Delta Elite.

Best Glock made is the G20SF, followed by the 3rd gen G19.
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Old March 13, 2019, 10:23   #14
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I finally rented a G19 at a range a while back, I think the last Gen (4?) It was WELL used.

It was 'okay'. I didn't particularly care for the ergonomics but didn't feel like it was a deal breaker either. The trigger felt a little grungy but as a rental lord knows how much abuse and thousands of rounds it's seen.

It did the job and I was fairly accurate with it. I just was not impressed. Maybe some better grip panels would have made it feel better. I think it would be a decent carry gun just due to the nice light weight and (relatively) compact size to it.

But it was nothing to rave about or made me feel 'wow I gotta buy me one of these today!"
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I carry a Glock for work, not by choice. My personal range time is limited, therefor if I am going to shoot a handgun, the time is best served shooting my issued Glocks. Even after a year, I still cannot get used to it. I donít have issues qualifying expert, and no issues performing during drills. The gun just isnít comfortable and intuitive, likely due to my previous training with others guns (primarily SIG). I have to think about the he gun more than I should have to, and perpetually correct how I hold it, and finger position on the trigger.... old habits die hard I guess. I do punch targets better off hand with a Glock than Indid with my SIGs.

I donít have an issue with Glocks. There are fine guns for right shooter.
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I have "done it" .. the trigger sux .. I'll never "Glock" again ..

+ they evaporate over time as all hydrocarbon products do .. !!!
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To each, their own. I’ve always found that HK and SIG have such a high bore-axis to me that I can’t get used to them. Don’t have any experience with the M&P line.
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I have "done it" .. the trigger sux .. I'll never "Glock" again ..

+ they evaporate over time as all hydrocarbon products do .. !!!
Well, technically all iron based productes become one with the miasma too in enough time.

I prefer my M9 over the Glunk.
But I think my M9 has a plastic trigger.
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Well, technically all iron based productes become one with the miasma too in enough time.

I prefer my M9 over the Glunk.
But I think my M9 has a plastic trigger.

Well .. it seems you do have one redeeming quality .. maybe 2 ..
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To each, their own. Iíve always found that HK and SIG have such a high bore-axis to me that I canít get used to them. Donít have any experience with the M&P line.
I am really happy with my M&P Pro 9mm. If you get a chance to shoot one, I would recommend it. A few years back I met up with a couple local cops at the conservation club and put rounds down range. I had a chance to shoot one of their M&Ps (they were still rocking .40s). I was surprised by how well I shot with the unfamiliar gun (so weíre they)! I was carrying a SIG P226 DAK in .40 at the time (which I hated, but I was proficient). I immediately bought an M&P Pro in 9mm. A couple months later, I was issued and ramped up on Glocks. Iím pretty much stuck shooting my service Glocks exclusively. If I had a choice, I would lean toward the M&P for duty.
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