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One advantage of a Glock over other SA's

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rock jock, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. rock jock

    rock jock Well-Known Member

    I have been rotating between my Kimber Compact, Walther P99, and G23 in IDPA matches over the past several months. Each has its own distinctive qualities and appeal. I like them all. BUT, I do notice one feature of a Glock that appeals to me over the others - namely, its low bore axis. I mean, that barrel is sitting literally right on top of your hand, or so it seems. As a consequence, the sights are low, low, low and I have found that I pick them up much faster than the 1911 or P99. Anyone else find this to be the advantage that I do?
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2003
  2. Hk Paul

    Hk Paul Well-Known Member

    Yep a lower bore axis sure does do wonders, but part of the fast aquisition would be te sights. The human eye tends to want to center somthing, so when you have a box and a circle shape, it kind of wants to center that.

    No auto is comparable to the 1911.

    HSMITH Well-Known Member

    Any pistol can be that fast for you, but I suspect that your guns are telling you what FITS YOU.....
  4. cratz2

    cratz2 Well-Known Member

    I've been a 1911 guy pretty much forever so that is the grip angle I present naturally. The more rakish angle of the Glock isn't quite as natural for me though I'm sure it could become so with practice. I'm just not willing to do the practice.

    The really noticable difference in bore axes is in comparing a Glock to a SIG. World of difference. Much prefer the Glock. Compared to the Glock, the SIG feels like the bore is ON TOP of the Glock barrel.
  5. HBAR & grille

    HBAR & grille Member

    i was weaned on .45acp with a Glock 30. Shot it in IDPA for a few years... decided to go with something a little less touchy for concealed carry, so I bought a P239 SIG.

    Talk about a wake up call. Sheesh. The dot-the-I combat sights were wonderful, however, they shot about six inches low for me at 25 yds. I decided that I would still be shooting Glock in IDPA, and carrying SIG so I made the decision to buy MMC adjustable sights for the SIG. Turns out they make a box outline sight, so that's what I put on the SIG, to mimic the sights I was used to.

    Once adjusted to put the round in the black, I can now switch between the SIG and the Glock without a hitch. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who hasn't had my odd shooting history, but hey -- it worked for me.

    Now I own a couple SIG's and a couple Glocks.

    There's probably a Les Baer down the road with my name on it. I'm patient :)
  6. rock jock

    rock jock Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I agree the sights do make a difference. I hate the stock sights on my P99. I'll probably switch them out for some Mepros soon.

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