Hey Glock Owners


G Man.40
June 9, 2003, 03:49 PM
What Glock model do you own? , and what is it used primary for?

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June 9, 2003, 03:53 PM
Sold my G19.

Bought it because Glocks were supposed to be a wonder gun. Bad ergonomics, and I hated the trigger.

The thing felt like a 2x4 in my hand.

My shooting group own the G 17, 19, 22, 23, & 35 between them, but they always are coming over to fire my Berettas, Sigs, and Kimber

June 9, 2003, 04:02 PM
Right now?

G29 and G30 that are, truthfully, mostly being used to collect dust. :o

G Man.40
June 9, 2003, 04:04 PM
Berettas not ergonomical, Kimber is over priced, Sigs are are fine weapon, and Glocks are number one!:D

June 9, 2003, 04:06 PM
17, action pistol

June 9, 2003, 04:08 PM
I consider myself a closet Glock owner. My 36 spends 99.99% of the time in the closet locked up. I've evolved towards other guns I like & shoot more often.

June 9, 2003, 04:11 PM
Everyone gets to express an opinion on the board. I hesitate to call any one brand of firearm #1. Glock makes a fine handgun. It just didn't work for me, and a lot of other people.

And, as I already stated. All the Glock owners in my shooting group Like my Berettas, Sigs, and Kimber, along with our other BHP and Para-Ord better than thier own Glocks. Go figure, but then Glocks are #1 aren't they;)

G Man.40
June 9, 2003, 04:14 PM
QUOTE :Everyone gets to express an opinion on the board. I hesitate to call any one brand of firearm #1. Glock makes a fine handgun.

Well I guess I'm entitled to my opinion as well !....#1 ;)

June 9, 2003, 04:27 PM
What were my Glocks used for?

The first worked very well and was used to trade to acquire a Beretta.

The second was at first used to hold fired cases in a stovepipe configuration until it was used to acquire a Smith Model 66.

I'd have to say the second was probably an aberration as most Glocks I have seen have functioned reliably out of the box, and that one did better after breaking in. They just don't fit my hands well and I couldn't get to like the trigger. Personal choice I suppose.

June 9, 2003, 04:45 PM

Glock 34 ~ Home defense (The Best Pistol Ever Built!)

Glock 17 ~ IDPA and GSSF

Glock 19 ~ Cold weather CCW

Glock 26 ~ Warm weather CCW

Glock 21 ~ IDPA

Glock 27 ~ Range/Plinking

Glock 33 ~ Range/Plinking

Glock 29 ~ Range/Hunting sidearm

Glock 30 ~ Range/Plinking

G Man.40
June 9, 2003, 04:50 PM
Glock 34 ~ Home defense (The Best Pistol Ever Built!) and all the rest you stated.

A man with taste in firearms. :D

June 9, 2003, 05:09 PM
G19 ...............Shooting
G36................You Know......shooting
G35(.357sig)...More shooting

June 9, 2003, 05:19 PM
G30, cold weather ccw/range/home defense

G19, range/occasional ccw/home defense

G26, Primary ccw/range/home defense

Love 'em all.

Tom B
June 9, 2003, 05:27 PM
G19/G23/G23C. All are used for home, carry and car as well as range.

June 9, 2003, 05:33 PM
Some of us own SIGs, Walters, S&Ws, Colts, Brownings, etc and we still enjoy shooting Glocks. Glocks are quite accurate if you learn to use their trigger.

Mostly used at the range.


June 9, 2003, 05:49 PM
I own a few Glocks. Well, sixteen in total. My overall favorite is the G20. The G20 is not only my favorite Glock, but my overall favorite pistol. I own two of them, and a G20C. My next favorite Glock is the G33, and I have two of them. Next up are the G29 (own two) and the G32 (only one), in no particular order. I also own a G26, G17, G19C, G21, G30, G36, G31, and G35 (with aftermarket .357 Sig barrel).

I also own Sigs, Walthers, HK USPs, HK P7s, and a few others. Along with my Glocks, I also enjoy my Sigs and Walthers.

June 9, 2003, 07:27 PM
Have: G17 (bedside), G34 (range/plinking), G36 (for the day Ohio gets CCW)
HAD: G27 (too small), G23 & G19 (preferred the feel of a full size frame over the compact's)
in the process of buying a G24 and another G17...

Dave T
June 9, 2003, 07:41 PM
Tamara said it best a month or so back when she said there is a lot to like about a Glock and nothing to love.

After carrying 1911s for over 20 years I gave Glocks a try (for 4 years). I have gone back to the 1911, primarily because I just shoot them better.

I still have my 45 caliber Glocks but I haven't fired one in quite a while. They are safe queens and demo pieces for my classes.

June 9, 2003, 08:13 PM
Glock 22

Range gun.

June 9, 2003, 09:00 PM
Glock 19 -- range, home defense, and Concealed Carry (when I get around to getting the license)

June 9, 2003, 09:59 PM
I have a very old G-17 first generation. I have shot thousands of rounds through it. I can't even begin to guess the number. It has never had a problem. Glock even did some free replacement parts a few years ago. It has a very low serial number. The trigger has been reworked to be 3.5lbs. It takes some getting used to compared to the others. It also took some getting used to being so ugly. I'm still drooling over the Kimbers. Now that is a good lookin gun.

I use the G-17 for home def. and shooting at the range. It has night sites and a few pre-ban mags.

June 9, 2003, 10:40 PM
Glock 17 for home defense (because I can't carry in NY :( )

June 9, 2003, 10:47 PM
Well, Dave, at least you like Glocks. I feel much the same way about 1911s. They are "ok", I have two and another one order, but I'm sad to say it's not love. Glocks I love. SIGs I love. Some S&Ws I love. Anschutz I love... :)

My favorite Glocks are the G17, G20, G26, G30, G31, G33, G35 (with a KKM .357 barrel). The others I have, and like, but I can't say I love my other Glocks. None are compensated. I don't have the "Long Slides". No .380s. No G18. Oh well.

Gaston would be so proud. Excuse me... I have to hug one of my Glocks.


June 9, 2003, 10:50 PM

Mostly used as a gun for the wife until we get her her own pistol. She wants a PPK(:barf:) and I cant bring myself to buy one of those for her. Tryin to get her to the gunshop to feel a Sig P239 which aint much bigger and much preferable.

I also occasionally carry the G21 as a BUG to my Colt.

June 9, 2003, 11:06 PM
26 and carry gun :)

June 9, 2003, 11:15 PM
Used to own a G19 and a G23, but now have none.
Me likey SIGs.
But am pondering a G26, as I had a very positive experience shooting one recently.

Navy joe
June 9, 2003, 11:22 PM
17 & 34. Both for action pistol and carry.

B Coyote
June 10, 2003, 12:00 AM
G19--sitting in the safe, waiting for a new frame.
G23--Carry, when I don't feel like carrying a 1911 (which is rare).
G27--An ankle gun, when I can't carry any other way.
G21--Because it's in .45ACP, and one can never have enough of those.


June 10, 2003, 12:51 AM
G17 for use in IDPA-SSP/ESP classes...

June 10, 2003, 01:19 AM
G22--Duty gun/service weapon, plinker, all around fun gun.
G27--Life preserver (back up gun).

June 10, 2003, 01:35 AM
Glock 21 for just about everything.

June 10, 2003, 01:47 AM
Home Defense - if I can't get to the 12 guage fast enough.

June 10, 2003, 05:27 AM
G19- CCW when I don't have my 1911 or SP-101, and range work.

June 10, 2003, 08:11 AM
G26---confiscated by the wife!!!


G29---safe queen, soon to be sold to finance a Kahr K40!!

June 10, 2003, 08:24 AM
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought in another thread it was pointed out that your modification to the slide release of the G36 is responsible for the problems you have had with the G36.


June 10, 2003, 09:28 AM
17 and 22; both IPSC (Production and Standard).

June 10, 2003, 10:24 AM
The thing felt like a 2x4 in my hand.

I felt that way about a G34 that I shot a couple boxes through. The grip ergonomics were not quite right to me, but I could probably get used to it if I had to. As I was shooting it, I jammed it by hitting the extended mag release button a few times, but that was purely my fault. The gun was accurate, though.

I liked the G19 that I shot once, but not enough to want to give up my Sig P228.

June 10, 2003, 06:34 PM
I use my G-26 for back-up/ off-duty carry. It's accurate, reliable,holds 10+1 of full-power 9 mm,has trijicon N.S., weights about 20oz,and it's the size of a snubbie. What's not to like? If you want concealiblity use the flush mag,want a owb CCW-use a mag w/ grip ext., want a HD gun-use a G-19 mag w/ extention.

June 10, 2003, 07:01 PM
I have a G17L that I use for:
- home defense
- competitive shooting
- recreational shooting

June 10, 2003, 07:38 PM
I don't own Glocks but if I could, it'd be two of each in the 17, 19, and 26. I love the 9s....;) I thought I could get the 36 because it's on our approved list in Massachusetts. The Attorney General doesn't think so -- and it's not for sale. This means if you have a Class B gun permit in this state like I do -- no Glocks for you. :fire: :cuss: :banghead:

June 10, 2003, 07:39 PM
G21, for going hiking, mostly (Galco SS2 shoulder rig, or FOBUS hip). Completely reliable.

June 10, 2003, 09:12 PM
Mine's a G-32.

Purchased to match a factory .40 G-22 barrel that a friend of mine with a hauling business got out of some guy's garage by accident I imagine. It was in a .50-call ammo can full of CLP, cleaning stuff, and an HK P-7 test target.

I said "A .40 Glock barrel! That's worth a hundred bucks at least! I got it for free, so that means a hundred-dollar discount on a brand new switch-barrel gun. Woo-hoo!"

Frustrated with my inability to order a Witness 10 mm, and before the advent of G-29's, I ordered a brand-new G-32 because it was on my list of "order it" guns, albeit down there a ways. I didn't really LIKE Glocks then, but I was frustrated. I told my dealer: "You can get one? Well order the darn thing. I can't get anything ELSE I want, it seems." (I also ordered a S&W 1066 as substitute-standard for the Witness. It showed up before the G-32, and it's a nice gun, but I still want that Witness. But no, not in MY stupid state.)

Now I love it. I put a 3.5# trigger bar in it, and it's a super-plinker. I really like 357 Sig, too. Neat caliber. This gun sold me on wanting a G-29, but I can't afford it until I get a job. (Now, of course, I have to replace My Porsche first. Drat, more delays. :mad: )

All of my guns are plinkers, really. Other than sitting around the house as house-guns, that's all they ever do. I don't carry 'em as I' m a collector with no CCW, and I can't STAND the thought of losing something to confiscation. Even the guns I bought speficallyt as carry guns. Not that I get searched all the time, but I like my guns too much, and they COST. I'm cheap, I don't want to replace 'em.

The sillyest thing is, I still haven't tried the .40 barrel in it yet. And it's gone through 600-ish rounds. So much for the switch-barrel plan!

A. Partisan
June 10, 2003, 09:46 PM
G17 and a G21 both are used for home defense and therapy sessions at the local range.

Quintin Likely
June 10, 2003, 09:55 PM
3rd gen 19, factory night sights, grip plug.

Uses? Range toy, two-legged varmint control device, bludgeoning tool...

June 10, 2003, 11:35 PM
17 - Used predominantly as student gun for CHL testing. Got 5 hi-cap mags for it that have been in storage for years. No need to risk students dinging anything but the 10-rounders ...

36 - Got it 'cause it fits my hand better than any of Gaston's breeds. Plus, I wanted a .45 that could be rode hard and put up wet without losing any sleep over it. The 36 serves as "on-bod carry" gun a few days a year, a supplemental "road travel" gun more frequently. As somewhat of a bonus, my 36 actually cycles with the CCI shot loads and puts an awesome pattern on copperheads and water mocs. :)

June 11, 2003, 12:07 AM
Gen 3 19 factory night sights here too------daily carry gun----nightly back-up to the 870 Marine Magnum.

June 11, 2003, 01:44 AM
2nd generation Glock 19 used for work.

June 11, 2003, 08:32 AM
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought in another thread it was pointed out that your modification to the slide release of the G36 is responsible for the problems you have had with the G36.

Had it switched out for the stock part!! :rolleyes:

Problem continues!! :banghead:

Have not checked to see if the "certified" Glock armorer put in the wrong part!! :scrutiny:

Since it involves taking the gun over to Glockmeister, which is a couple of hours drive from where I live, it will have to wait untill I have the time to do it!! Hence, the label: "DEAD"!!!

June 11, 2003, 08:53 AM
I bought my first Glock in 1989. Since that time I've owned three G17s, a G23, and a G19.
I've sold all of them over the past couple of years though. They're reliable guns, but...I just find that there are other guns out there that are just as reliable but are more accurate, more concealable, and that I like much better.
In my opinion Glocks are definitely not "perfection" and are over-hyped.

June 11, 2003, 10:00 AM
Denfoote, From your January 4th, 2003 04:39 AM post it sounds like your G36 was working fine, "perfect", until you altered it. See below...

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Hi gbelleh,
As you know from TFL I have a G36. Of late it has had some jamming problems. The last time I took it out there was 5 jams out of a box of 50!! A 10% failure rate is not acceptable!!

In my case, I believe that the reason is the fact that I replaced the stock slide stop lever with an aftermarket extended part!! I plan to reinstall the stock lever. The gun was perfect until I did this!!!

The G36 is an excellent gun and I would not hesitate to buy one!! Just remember to keep it stock!!

Glock 36: Grrrrr-yuck perfection...my thoroughbred A** !!!!!!!!!

Kahr MK9: What your Glock 26 wishes it could be, once it grows up!!!

John Lennon was right. Happiness IS a warm gun!!!

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June 11, 2003, 10:25 AM
A G17 that is used to go through airports undetected:evil:

June 11, 2003, 11:08 AM
3rd gen G19 with meps on it. (I use it for IDPA, IPSC, and is my daily carry gun) I have owned in the past: 1rst gen G19, 1rst gen G21, 2nd gen G21, G26 and a 1rst gen G22. I would like to obtain a G34. (just because)

June 11, 2003, 12:14 PM
G19, factory night sights. Daily carry and range.

June 11, 2003, 12:44 PM
29: carry - soon to be truck gun, most likely

- Gabe

C. H. Luke
June 11, 2003, 03:07 PM
CCW a 36 and the one I shoot the most in IDPA is a quite modified 34.
Shoot a 21 & a 20 with a .40 KKM bbl. often in IDPA, etc. too.

June 11, 2003, 03:13 PM
Sold all my Glocks except for the 19.

June 11, 2003, 03:30 PM
I have the G19 and G23. I use the G23 as a favorite carry gun, and the G19 for home defense and occasional carry. I like their reliability, small size/weight, constant trigger pull, lack of manual safety, ease of concealment and high capacity.

I will agree with others that they are not very attractive to look at, and that the grip feels a little too square, "like a 2 X 4". But these things don't matter much in a defensive gun that is kept concealed. I experiment with carrying some of my other 25 or 30 handguns, but keep coming back to the Glocks.

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