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Glock knowledge on this site

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jakemccoy, Jul 29, 2009.


Do you own a Glock firearm?

  1. Yes.

    70 vote(s)
  2. No, and I don't know too much about them.

    27 vote(s)
  3. No, but I'm somewhat knowledgable about Glock firearms.

    12 vote(s)
  4. No, but I'm quite knowledgable about Glock firearms.

    9 vote(s)
  1. jakemccoy

    jakemccoy Senior Member

    May 26, 2007
    Northern California
    I'm wondering how is the knowledge base here for Glock.

    By the way, I just canceled my account at glocktalk.com. That site is running rampant with too many spoiled, immature children. They've taken over the site. So, I had to leave.
  2. Clarence

    Clarence Active Member

    Apr 19, 2008
    I've owned a few Glocks but they just aren't my cup of tea. I'm pretty much an old school guy. I like 1911's and revolvers.
  3. Mags

    Mags Senior Member

    Apr 8, 2009
    Had 2 glocks now I have 1, wouldnt mind picking up another one sometime. I messed up my first Glock I figure by tinkering with it, I learned from my mistakes but I still had to tinker with my new Glock it however works flawlessly.
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
    I own one.

    I bought a Model 23 about 14 years ago just to see what all the hype was about.
    I will never buy another one.

    It has been totally reliable.
    I put a thumb safety kit on it to better fit my needs & habits.
    As a machine, it does exactly what it is supposed to do.
    As a gun I can really like, it is lacking in several areas.

    It doesn't fit my hand.
    It doesn't point well for me.
    It has as much charisma & history as a box of rocks.

    At heart I'm just an old school guy who likes Colts & S&W's and Winchesters and Brownings.

  5. 3pairs12

    3pairs12 Participating Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    There are a lot of Glock guys here and unlike GT we actually talk about guns.
  6. chinpokojed

    chinpokojed New Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Another Glock owner here (G30), but I don't consider myself super knowledgeable on the subject. Mine's been 100% reliable, and I consider it the perfect carry piece for my needs.

    When I was first shopping for mine I had trouble registering on GT, and frantically tried to get it sorted out, in retrospect I shouldn't have bothered. The general populace doesn't seem interested in the high road, and it's also COVERED in ads.
  7. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 22, 2002
    Kampong Cham, Cambodia
    I got one free by putting my wife's name in a drawing, she shot it 5 shots and handed it to me saying here you can have this.
    It is a G19 and it shoots well and since it has been violated with a rasp and file the grip now fits me. I am looking for some glock 17 and 19 mags cheap and a couple of +2 bottom plates.
  8. JohnBT

    JohnBT Elder

    Dec 26, 2002
    Richmond, Virginia
    "I'm wondering how is the knowledge base here for Glock."

    Allow me to summarize...

    They always work.
    Glock doesn't do recalls, they do upgrades or versions or something.
    They shoot underwater and undermud and underice and all sorts of things.
    Everybody makes parts for them because they need upgrading. No, wait, that didn't come out right. ;)

    My hand doesn't fit Glocks. Therefore my hand is imperfect.

    I love the GNG Lounge. It's my favorite source of breaking news. :uhoh:

  9. weisse52

    weisse52 Participating Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Bountiful, Utah
    I have owned 1 G17, 1 G19, and1 G21's.
    I own none now. Fine for some, not for me

    I agree, I like old Colts and Smiths.
  10. Cowboybootnut

    Cowboybootnut Member

    Sep 23, 2006
    North of Dallas
    I have three, Glocks 17, 19 and 21 SF. I love them. (Is it a sin to love an inanimate object?)

  11. LancerMW

    LancerMW Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    i have 3 Glocks, 19, 22, 27. excelent guns, them and 1911's are really the only things i shoot consistantly
  12. fastbolt

    fastbolt Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Within the lightning
    I own a couple of them.

    After completing my first Glock armorer class I decided I might as well own one as an armorer and instructor (which I often use to justify the purchase of new firearm after attending an armorer class ;) ). I ended up with a couple of them only because I had the chance to pick up a second one, which was LNIB, at a very attractive price not likely to come my way again. The price was just too good to let pass by, so to speak.

    By my estimate I'm just now approaching having fired 10,000 rounds through each of my personally-owned Glocks.

    I've attended a total of 7 armorer classes for a mix of 4 different designs of polymer-framed pistols over the years, so less than half of my armorer classes have involved polymer-framed pistols.

    To date only 2 of those classes were for Glock. Probably enough to maintain a passing familiarity with them, though. I'm thinking I'll probably take at least one more recert class for a couple of the platforms, including Glock.

    In addition I've worked with a fair number of folks who own and carry Glocks, which has involved everything from helping teach proper shooting techniques suited to obtaining good function from them to identifying gun-related problems and making repairs to their Glocks.

    Glocks are fine pistols for their intended usage. I do, however, happen to find some number of features of a couple of the other maker's offerings worthy of respect and feel further refinements and improvements have occurred in the polymer pistol field since Glock became well established in this field.

    As an armorer I think they're relatively easy to maintain, support and repair.

    I think that many owners/users find it a challenge to use a proper grip/locked wrist shooting technique to optimize functioning.

    I also have the personal opinion that Glocks are arguably at their best when chambered in 9mm.

    I will readily admit a personal preference for traditional double action pistols for common defensive purpose as I've used them for a couple of decades for service use.

    I also happen to like a nicely done 1911-style pistol and own several of them. I've carried a number of them as off-duty weapons over the course of my career, although I did turn down an offer to be issued one of a very few available full-size 1911's as a service weapon toward the end of my career. (I was more interested in carrying a lightweight compact alloy duty weapon in my plainclothes assignment. ;) )

    I have many years experience with revolvers and appreciate single action, double action and double action only variants.

    So, Glocks make up a very small, but useful, part of my personal handgun collection, overall.

    I don't have any immediate plans to buy any more of them, though.
  13. Doogledog

    Doogledog Member

    Feb 14, 2008
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I own a G23C. I really enjoy shooting it. I also bought a Storm Lake conversion barrel in 9MM. It shoots great and points well. The only pistols I own that point better are my two 1911's.
  14. CWL

    CWL Mentor

    Jan 6, 2003
    I purchased one of the first Glocks to be sold in the USA, don't have that one anymore but still own 2. Just not my "thing", but I'd carry one if I had to.

    Don't like 'fanboys' of any particular make & platform.
  15. fastbolt

    fastbolt Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Within the lightning
    Simply stated and understandable.

    It's more annoying when working with them on a range, though.

    It's especially tedious when their prized jewel malfunctions or experiences a parts breakage issue which downs the weapon for repair ... having to deal with the emotional issues arising from disbelief and their world view being challenged. :eek:

    All kidding aside, while I certainly understand folks experiencing a certain amount of pride-of-ownership and even being enthusiastic regarding a new purchase, it's always struck me as a bit disappointing that some folks seem fine with substituting pride-of-ownership and a "passionate enthusiasm" for an investment in training and skill development/maintenance.

    It's just a handgun ...
  16. HippieMagic

    HippieMagic Member

    Dec 5, 2006
    West Virginia
    I have a G19 that I actually like. It fits my hand perfectly, feels right, hits what I point at... It actually fits an points well in everyone's hand that I have let shoot it so either all my friends have "perfect hands" or the grip angle is exaggerated a little bit by people who don't like the hype. It is a pretty basic gun though no bells or whistles, no points for style, no flashy looks... it works though and that's all I care about. I do want to get a 1911 for appeal and eventually a desert eagle cause... well just because haha.
  17. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ Senior Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Central Indiana.
    I have a 1991 Glock 17...first couple, three years into the 2nd generation. Never a single malfunction of any kind. I find the ergonomics out-dates by the standard of modern striker fired pistols...like the S&W M&P (of which I own 2).

    You can't really go wrong with a 9mm Glock. The .40s have bad reputation for catastrophic malfunctions. Notice I use the word "reputation"...the actual facts of the matter I cannot speak to.
  18. glocks rock

    glocks rock New Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Mboro TN
    I own 7 Glocks and I love them for their intended purpose. I usually split time CC one of my Glocks with One of my 1911's . Best of both worlds!!!
  19. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Elder

    Jul 30, 2006
    Johnson City, TN
    Big fan of the Glock 19 here. I've had mine for 11 years, and it remains my favorite defensive sidearm despite several worthy challengers. I was less pleased with the 27 and 30. Experience does not necessarily make me an expert, but I am happy to pass on what I do know.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2009
  20. 2RCO

    2RCO Participating Member

    Aug 15, 2007
    I own a glock 26 but am probably least familiar with Glocks out of all pistols.

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