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Just curious... your thoughts on Glock Pistols

Shadow Bear

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Glocks are great, but I'm leaning toward 1911's. Size/weight isn't a problem for me.

That being said, I'm thinking of selling my G27, with three mags, night sights. And, as soon as I get the G22 put back together, that one can go, too.

No more unsupported chambers for me. Ouch.:eek:
 

Xulld

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I've thought about upgrading my trigger, but I've become so used to my factory set trigger pull that I think I'd be too nervous to get the 3.5lb pull. Too many horror stories of accidental discharges that I've known have used the 3.5.
First Glock I purchased was the G34 for USPSA Production competition. So I have got used to the 3.5 trigger and have been thinking of putting one in my G26 as well. The way I look at it is thus: if the difference of 2 lbs is what is keeping you safe, and not the fact you have proper trigger/finger safety muscle memory, then you are going to have an accident eventually anyways. However if you are practicing proper technique then the weight of the trigger is just not going to matter. The only reliable safety is between your ears.

I would miss the all-steel though.
After a few months and a few thousand rounds I can safety say I will never miss an extra 20 Oz.
 
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yz9890

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"the world's most dangerous handgun"

I've never heard this phrase (or anything similar) about a Glock or any other gun. Who is saying this to you? What data supports this? Is this coming from LEOs, gunsmiths, armorers, safety officers, etc?
 

PX49mm

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Kind of boxy

People mention to me when they either see me carry, or know that I carry a Glock that I should get a different sidearm. They always begin with it being the world’s most dangerous gun. I simply respond with it being known as one of the most reliable guns available. And that I trust my life to my Glock. I have shot several other handguns, including revolvers and just prefer my glock. I am not trying to start a debate on who has the bigger gun or anything lol. I am just seeing what others opinions are on Glock Pistols. And in general what you carry, and why you prefer what you carry.

Carry On!
Glock214

Not to make the Glock fans mad at me but I think that they are too "boxy" I prefer Beretta, the PX4 storm is a very versatile handgun. This just my personal preference.
 

Glock19fan

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Like others have said, one should go with what they are most comfortable with and can shoot the best. I carry a Glock 19 and love it. Very reliable, has good capacity, and is accurate. I have a S&W 9mm Sigma, which is very close to the Glock and in fact is a little slimmer, but dont carry it very often. To me its like die hard truck owners comparing their Dodges, Fords, Chevys etc to each other. To me its just personnal preference.

E.J.
 

Glock214

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My EDC is a Gen 3 G23. I can conceal it well: just a cheap, simple Blackhawk IWB like this View attachment 8106

or, if I am choosing to deep conceal, I use this: View attachment 8107

However, I usually OC and only use the two above if I am doing something that demands I conceal.

In regards to handguns, I also owned the following before they were all lost in a very unfortunate boating accident: a NA Arms .22mag with the beltclip holster, a Heritage .22/ .22 mag that I used for squirrel hunting, a p64 in 9mm (Mak), a Nagant 1895 (7.62×38mmR), and a Ruger Redhawk in .44mag with a 7" Barrel. I would sometimes OC the .44mag when I was going shooting sometime during the day and sometimes the p64 when I wanted to "blend in". I almost always had my NA arms revolver on me and it was my "close-up and personal" bug, but I oc'd that too to avoid having to inform if I was OC. But, since the accident... ;)

When I was going to buy my first CC handgun, I went with the Glock 23 listed above. I love it. IF people have a problem but it works for you, then who cares? One of my most embarrassing new OC moments was having the Glock in an OWB holster without any retention get knocked out of the holster when I was up on my roof doing some repairs. The pistol slid down the roof, fell a few feet to the lower section of roof, dropped off that ledge, hit my ladder, hit my deck, and tumbled down on to rocky ground. No discharge, no damage besides the edge of the rear sight had a small gash. I thought about taking it out but have decided to leave it there as a memento of my foolishness. I think Glocks are as safe as anything else I would carry, as I would never use a manual safety anyway. Keep your finger off the trigger and it should not be a problem. (Regarding reloaded ammo in a Glock, that is another issue with which I don't wish to derail this thread. Google it if you need more information)

* I did add reinforcement to my Smartcarry holster in the area near the trigger guard; when wearing the holster and re-holstering I noticed that the fabric could conceivably enter the trigger guard; I have enough children already but a shot "there" would NOT be enjoyable at all. But, as I said, any pistol would be a concern because I would never use the external safety anyway.

I thought you carried a G23 also, I love mine. Except the grip as others have mentioned. The rough texture finish is rough when shooting. Sometimes makes me have to wear shooting gloves. But I force myself to shoot without them, because I don't think I will always be wearing gloves lol. I love my G23, shoots great, I do take others opinions when thinking about purchasing a sidearm, or when thinking about a bug. However I always make the best decision for myself. I like to see things as others do to make a well informed decision. (whoa, all those problem solving theory classes with weighing the pro's and cons of things does work... lol ) Ouch, that is embarressing I never had anything like that happen. However while I was practicing my draw one day (with a double verified empty pistol) breaking in my serpa. I went to draw, and broke a belt, luckily I was alone and no one watching, or even worse, in a self defense scenerio. Holster, belt and all came with the draw. Along with pants dropped lol. Yeah, a shot in that "area" would be no good. I would not use an external safety either. I am to comfortable with my draw and point motions now, if I was to throw a safety switch in there I would be screwed without plenty of practice in a self defense scenerio. I luckily have never dropped my Glock, although I have been tempted to see what torture tests it will still cycle through. But then I think about how much I spent and that this is my Only pistol at the moment. I begin to just look at youtube videos of other torturing their Glocks and firing them afterwards. I did see the video of a Glock having something like a 1000 rounds through it in under 15 minutes. and the guide rod melting, and I believe a spring coming out and still kept firing. That is crazy to think about. How hot must that slide have been?
I am sticking with my 23 for carry, however will ben purchasing a 27 for a bug based on lots of positive reviews on this thread. I believe someone here mentioned selling a 27 as well. Thanks for everyones comments on their views of Glocks, I always find it interesting to hear what others think about sidearms. I still wish to fire a 1911 though, sharp looking gun.

Carry On!

Glock214
 

fadepoint89

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I think a majority of peoples beef with glocks is due to the polymer and a lot of rappers use it in their songs. But the facts are almost 65% of the police force carry glocks. They are reliable, accurate, durable, and affordable. My coworker was in the military, a firearms instructor and a police officer. He said he purposely shot 2000 rounds through his glock without cleaning it just to TRY and make it jam and not once did it jam. I own a Glock 23 4th Gen and I love it. I've shot 220 rounds through it without any prior handgun experience and I can already put them in a 1 1/2 inch group from 20-30 ft away and not one jam. All that being said... any gun is better then no gun and its all based on preference. If someone criticizes you for owning one they are ignorant. Period.

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DreQo

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I'm surprised no one has really pointed out the obvious here. Glocks are ugly!!! :) I always thought they were the ugliest modern handgun, until I saw a hi-point, that is. Not that a purdy gun kills any better than an ugly one lol.

Really, though, my main beef with glocks has been what others have said: the grip angle doesn't provide natural sight alignment for me. I generally carry a 1911, which seems to hit center of mass even with my eyes closed. I also have a Walther PPS .40 for deeper concealment which I have to pull the trigger to break down. That has never really bothered me, though. I just rack the slide a dozen times and stare intently into the chamber to make damned sure there's no ammo hiding in there.

Would I ever buy a glock? Probably not.
Would I take one for free? Probably.
Would I trust my life to one? Absolutely.
 

SouthernBoy

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I have Apex Tactical trigger mods to all of my M&P's. The best setup I have found is their USB with their hard sear. This will result in a trigger pull of 5 pounds (digitally measured) or less. My M&P 9 Pro Series 4.25" has just the USB, since the Pro comes with an improve sear, and it comes in at 4 pounds 12 ounces.

Apex parts are some of the best components you can install in an M&P.


As for Glocks, they are probably the best of the lot for a solid, unencumbered working defensive arm. Proven reliability, beautifully simplistic, and about as good as it gets for its class of handguns.
 
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ickthus

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It is an entry level striker fire combat pistol. It goes bang every time and even and idiot can shoot it. By far not the best at anything else like ergonomics, trigger, accuracy, function, safety's... but when you want to shoot something within 21 feet of you it really doesn't matter what you use as long as it goes bang every time. you can hit them with a brick at that range. If you like the glock shoot it but don't fool yourself that is anything other than a dependable handgun and there are plenty of other brands just as dependable on the market. You will find that muzzle control (holding still while pulling the trigger), trigger pull (striker/DOA/SA-DA), ergonomics (fit to hand and natural aim point) in a dependable gun to be an individual fit and not a one size fits all like the glockmaster gun instructors will tell you. My nephew loves his glocks but has moved on to better fit and function but still shoots his glock now and then.
 
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Xulld

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Agree. I think alot of people arent doing their homework before they start bashing
the Glock safety.

Just because there isnt an external safety doesent mean its not safe.

I do think however, if you own a glock, you must have a bit more conscience
when handling the weapon. If you pull the trigger its gonna shoot.

Isnt that what guns are suppose to do in the first place?
Right, if you are pulling the triggers of other guns while loaded and not intending to fire . . . even with safeties engaged . . you are making a mistake which can eventually kill you or someone else. The ultimate safety of any gun is between your ears. Use it always in every situation and you will never form a bad habit which relies on a mechanism. Anytime my glock comes out of its holster its all about keeping my finger somewhere other than on the trigger. When I go to break down the weapon, no matter what state I think the gun is in, its loaded. Thus the first step is to unload it.

I love my Glocks, but then again I can say something nice about almost every gun. Im a bad example, if everyone was like me they would just keep buying guns and have almost nothing bad to say about most of them.
 

Yard Sale

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Lightweight, reliable, simple, accurate

Cheaply-constructed receiver and internal parts, crappy sights, crappy trigger, grip angle points high for most users

After 13 years of carrying Glocks daily, I recently shot and killed something...

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MainelyGlock

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I love Glocks! I've shot quite a few different kinds, but own two Glock 22's. One a Gen 3, and one a Gen 4. I did have a Glock 17 for awhile, but I prefer the .40S&W more. That being said, I'm currently looking to buy a G19 soon. Out of all the handguns I own, it fits my hand the best and is the easier for me to use and hold. The only other gun (that I sadly do not own) that fits better is a Walther PPQ. As for carrying, I've recently begun carrying my Gen4 G22 with two extra mags.
 

ship4brains

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I recently purchased a Glock 26 for pocket / IWB carry. Initially, I disliked the grip and the angle of the grip. After shooting it just one time, I found it be very accurate and comfortable to shoot. I have gotten used to the grip. This is my first Glock...I may consider others.
 

berettabone

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It is an entry level striker fire combat pistol. It goes bang every time and even and idiot can shoot it. By far not the best at anything else like ergonomics, trigger, accuracy, function, safety's... but when you want to shoot something within 21 feet of you it really doesn't matter what you use as long as it goes bang every time. you can hit them with a brick at that range. If you like the glock shoot it but don't fool yourself that is anything other than a dependable handgun and there are plenty of other brands just as dependable on the market. You will find that muzzle control (holding still while pulling the trigger), trigger pull (striker/DOA/SA-DA), ergonomics (fit to hand and natural aim point) in a dependable gun to be an individual fit and not a one size fits all like the glockmaster gun instructors will tell you. My nephew loves his glocks but has moved on to better fit and function but still shoots his glock now and then.

And if you tie 6 or more of them together, they make great boat anchors......
 

DeltaOps

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I love my Glock 21 gen 3. I would not sell it for anything. I bought it used in excellent condition for $499. Bought Hi Viz sights and a SS rod Assembly.

I have fired:

Sig 229
1911's
sig 226
sigma
walthers
M&P 9
and many others.

I liked all the pistols I fired and will continue to fire many more at the range. I like the way the 229 feels as well as the M&P 9, however, I love my Glock. I love the feel of it in my hands and on my side. My next purchase will be either a g30 or 36 for when i really need to CC.
 

Levi

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The Glock 19 is a great gun. It's accuracy is amazing and it's the least problematic semi-auto I've ever fired. It's the only polymer frame firearm I'd ever consider buying.

Over all, Glocks are dependable, simple, and tough. The only thing I don't like is the recoil and muzzle flip because of how light they are.
 
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