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Video - The Glock - America's Gun

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by PTMCCAIN, Jan 16, 2012.

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    PTMCCAIN member

    I put this little video together as an introduction to the Glock for a few of my friends who wanted to know a bit more about it. So, here it is, for what it is worth.

    Link here.
  2. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    How did something made in Austria get the nickname "America's Gun". If any foreign gun were "America's Gun", I'd think it would be the Beretta 92.
  3. Stringfellow

    Stringfellow Well-Known Member

    Was this meant to be a joke?
  4. Nordeste

    Nordeste Well-Known Member

    Why would the Beretta 92 be America's gun, if it's an Italian design from an Italian company?. Agreed that it's manufactured in Maryland, but still a foreign design. Doesn't Glock have a factory in the US?.

    I guess that "America's Gun" title refers to how popular they've become, and that's it.

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  6. jem375

    jem375 Well-Known Member

    America's gun is not the Glock, where have you been for the last 100 years going back into history??... the 1911's were back in the first world war, 2nd world war, Korean War, Vietnam war, and probably still used by some special forces...
  7. Tcruse

    Tcruse Well-Known Member

    I can understand that the "1911" supports would like to think of the 1911 as "America's Gun", however, it is not what the average person is going to pick for a self defense gun. For one, it requires too much maintenance and custom options. It also has not had any technical advancement for many years. The new ones are the same basic design as thoes made 100 years ago.

    For the "non-gun" person, the term Glock has become like Xerox is to copiers. Almost a generic term for a modern auto-loader. Just pay close attention to the TV series that have guns displayed, many times the actual gun on the screen is something other than a Glock, but will be called a Glock. I have recently read an action book, that talked about the "external safty" on his 40 cal Glock. An example of the author using "Glock" as a generic gun rather than a brand name.

    Glock is not the first polymer gun, but it is the gun that made the polymer guns perferred over all metal guns. It has also proven to the most used by LE organizations in the US. Certainly, many other polymer guns used ideas (and copyrights) from Glocks. Glocks have changed the way we think about guns in general.

    So, in my opinion, Glock has as much claim to being the "America's Gun" as any gun has.

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    See comment #5 if you would like to understand the phrase: "America's gun" in reference to the Glock.
  9. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    No, its not.

    It could be an example if a gun-savvy writer referring to a Cominolli thumb safety add-on.

    But most likely, it's a clueless dumb cluck trying to sound like he knows what he's talking about.

    He only knows Glock is a brand name. That's why he used it.

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    Well, heck, I don't know about you fellows but I really like the grip safety and thumb safeties on my Glocks.

  11. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    The reason I said "if any FOREIGN gun were to be America's gun it would be the Beretta 92" is because that is what is standard-issue in the army if they deem you need a pistol.
  12. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer member

    Glock is the Toyota Corolla of guns.
  13. jem375

    jem375 Well-Known Member

    some people can chew gum and walk at the same time... nothing wrong with safeties.. grip safety?.. you have to grip the handgun to fire it anyway, well most people do, obviously you don't...lol
  14. 1911austin

    1911austin Well-Known Member

    Amen brother.
  15. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    Note: This is coming from a Glock fan with several hundred thousand rounds shot through various models.

    With better ergonomics (grip angle, grip size, etc.) and full ambi controls, I could easily see M&Ps becoming the next "America's Gun - Made in USA" if S&W sold them with better triggers that APEX Tactical offers (maybe S&W should consider buying APEX). ;)

    Yes I own both and like them both. With Glocks, I "learned" to accommodate them. With M&P, they accommodate me.
  16. 12gaugeTim

    12gaugeTim Well-Known Member

    I will never refer to a boxy piece of unergonomic foreign plastic as America's gun.
    Sorry, maybe that was a little biased.
    But honestly, who could call anything but a 1911 America's gun? Who could consider any import at all America's gun? This makes me sad :(
  17. digsigs226

    digsigs226 Well-Known Member

    Glock being America's Gun?

    Much like the Dallas Cowbows being "America's team!" :neener:
  18. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Glock? BLECH! The only guns officially adopted as "state guns" are the 1911, for Utah, and the Colt SAA, for Arizona. No other political entity has adopted, like a state bird or flower, an "official" sidearm, other than issued sidearms.
    I'd have to go with either of the above sidearms as America's handgun - both have done FAR more for our country than the G-rock.
  19. 1SOW

    1SOW Well-Known Member



    Winchester Repeating Rifle can contend
    Colt 1911 has already won pistols
    Colt SA six-shooter is also a strong contender for revolvers
    Browning and Thompson set records for machine guns
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  20. dcarch

    dcarch Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here...
    Gentlemen, I believe this was a sincere video expressing his honest opinion.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2012
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