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Intresting.... Glock Tested thread

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Runningman, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Runningman

    Runningman Well-Known Member

  2. bluecowdawg

    bluecowdawg Well-Known Member


    thats all i can say........oh, and i maybe in the market for a Glock:D
  3. Marcus L.

    Marcus L. Well-Known Member

    Impressive, but most modern day defensive pistols using modern materials will have very similar results. I would say that the newer S&W M&P would probably last longer and handle being buried better than the Glock since it uses a better quality stainless steel slide and barrel. It also uses conventional rifling with a reduced twist rate which increases barrel life and reduces recoiling torque.

    Kudos to Gaston though, he definately raised the bar for handgun durability and simplicity of design.
  4. atblis

    atblis Well-Known Member

    Take that quote, remove the nonsense about twist rate, and replace conventional with polygonal and....you've got what everybody's been saying regarding polygonal in comparison to conventional rifling.
  5. 357sigRog

    357sigRog Well-Known Member

    This test just shows how durable and reliable Glocks are. I did not buy one to get on the band-wagon but because they have proven to be durable, reliable and accurate guns.
  6. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    On reliability, Glocks, and 9mm Glocks in particular, have proven themselves very, very reliable with a minimal of maintenance over very, very impressive round counts.

    This in an age where manufacturers typically warranty their pistols for 10,000 rounds.
  7. FoMoGo

    FoMoGo Well-Known Member

    When I decide to bury a gun in the back yard...
    I am going to make sure its a glock.

  8. Pulse

    Pulse Well-Known Member

    just out of curiosity, who only gives a 10k round warranty?
  9. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    When governmental entities (fed, state, local) purchase pistols the standard warranty range is 10,000 rounds. Glock, Sig, and H&K warranty their pitols for 10,000 to the US federal gov't, for example. Subsequently, every 10,000 rounds I turn in my pistol for a new one whether I need to or not.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008
  10. Pulse

    Pulse Well-Known Member

    do you do the spring changes?
    SIG for example recommends to change the recoil spring at the 6k round mark, but the biger parts like barrel or slide have a average live expectancy of 60k-70k rounds for 9mm.

    do you get a production new one or is it just send back to the manufacturer for a checkout and get one that was issued to someone else and had the checkup done before?
  11. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Well-Known Member


    im not buying a glock but not because they "arent reliable" thats crap if there is one thing the glock has for sure its reliability

    i dont want a glock because
    1 its ugly im into perty guns (ie walnut blueing ect...)
    2 i hate the triggers but i jsut dont like da triggers they bug me
    3 price is outa my range for now

    maybe when im older and settled down and have some money i may get a glock for carry because then its all about needing the gun to work when its needed not and actually shouldnt be seen lol
  12. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Pulse, it depends on a given federal/state/local agency and their given contracts.

    I've been issued a Glocks, Sigs, and HKs over the years. I ran one past the 10,000 round mark that was replaced with a NIB pistol. I ran a lightly used pistol pistol near the 10,000 round mark that was replaced with a NIB pistol. As I understand it, sometimes they are rebuilt, sometimes they are excised to other federal/state/local agencies, and sometimes they are retired, depending on... I do not know. I do know that given the price points of the larger contracts, rebuilding is not as popular an option as it might otherwise be.
  13. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    What government agency did you work for that let you shoot a pistol that much?
  14. kilo729

    kilo729 Well-Known Member

    He cleaned it after he dug it up, that's not that impressive. :/
  15. jocko

    jocko Well-Known Member


    awfully strange to SOME ANYWAY that every gun is compared to GLOCKS. not kel tecs or Bersa's.


    smoke um if you got um:neener::neener:

    I certainly ain't buying the barrel life crap on glocks.
  16. J.R.W.

    J.R.W. Well-Known Member

    I feel better about the 23C I just bought. All that really comes to mind is:


    That gun really has proved "to hell and back reliability". I wish I had the $ and time to replicate the tests with a few other brands/platforms for comparison.
  17. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    "What government agency did you work for that let you shoot a pistol that much?"

    One which frowns on confirming such things on a public forum.

    I've been fortunate in being able to run approximately 2500-3000 rounds a year through my primary pistol and approximately 1,000 rounds a year through my secondary pistol. And then there are the long arms...
  18. Doc_Jude

    Doc_Jude Well-Known Member


    or perhaps...



    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  19. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv Well-Known Member

    No, whats awefully strange is that Glock never campares themself to ANYONE. I haven't seen one of these silly torture test that was done head to head with its competition. Most if not all high quality firearms can do the same things. They feed on the ignorant who ASSUME that because Glock does it no one else can but they have never given one IOTA of evidence to support that.
  20. ljnowell

    ljnowell Well-Known Member

    Actually its not the ignorant masses, the glock has been tested and proven to take the abuse. Its the other guns that have "never given one IOTA of evidence" to support that they can withstand it. I know you like to flamebait anyone that says glock so lets not ruin another thread because you saw it contains the "G" word in it.

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