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Glock Alternate (Not the Usual Question)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 94045, May 20, 2019.

  1. RevolvingGarbage

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    L9A1

    I don't think the Steyr would even sell all that much better if Glock ceased to exist, but it's still the top pick in my book.
     
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    I like Glocks and carry Glocks and practice with Glocks not because they're striker fired and not because they're polymer and not because they're cool or tactical or whatever - I like them because they fire useful SD/HD chamberings and they fit me. If the Glocks all disappeared tomorrow - I would have to find something else that met those simple criteria - be chambered in something useful for SD/HD, and fit me.

    Right now, the alternatives would seem to be either a P08, a Benelli B76, a Pardini GT, or a Steyr. Of those - I can best afford the Steyr. :)
     
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    I like my Glocks just fine.

    My M&P and PPQ and polymer Witnesses are fine, too.

    I'm still more of a revolver guy anyway, really.
     
  4. joseywales76

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    Fn 509. Great pistol


    Only reason I run glocks. They are cheap. They are everywhere. And they work. I can't remember the last time if ever I had a glock jam or fail to fire....
     
  5. joseywales76

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    I can buy two used glocks for price of one fn509
     
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    Don't care for Glocks, and am considering adding another smaller Canik, M&P, or Ruger, to my Tp9SFX...... So yeah one of those.
     
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    always liked the springfield xd, i was raised on them. dad even had the early one's before the xd came out. i like the walthers to. i like glocks as well, there all pretty good get what fits you.
     
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    If we talk G19/G17, then I'd get a SIG P320 or XD Mod.2. Either of them has advantages. In the single stack area, we already have Shield and P365, so it's not like G43 disappearing would change much. The only segment that's going to suffer much is the mid-size .380, where G42 has no equivalent. But I could make do with a Ruger LCP II or SCCY CPX-3 until someone makes a replacement for G42.
     
  9. bannockburn

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    rbernie

    I had a Benelli B76 years ago. Loved the grip shape and all but that gun was way too complex for a 9mm. service pistol! And it had a single stack magazine and was really only reliable with ball ammo!

    Sold it to a friend of mine who was fascinated by the design.
     
  10. Pat Riot

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    I guess I would have to go back to my 1911’s...Bwah-Hah-Hahahahahaha
    Just kidding...:rofl:

    Seriously though, this is quite an interesting concept. I guess I would just have to make do with the Glocks I have now.
    I am not real enamored with many autoloaders. I was impressed with the H&K VP9SK. Maybe I might consider one of those but then maybe I would stick with my revolvers. I would definitely have to rent some different guns to see if there were any others I like as much as Glocks.
     
  11. tactikel

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    Springfield XD series. Copied from Glock, added a grip safety. Does everything a Glock does. My XD service .45 has 7000 rounds thru her, it will not jam unless it's loaded with wadcutters. The most accurate centerfire auto I have owned. XD, XD-M, S, or E all good.
     
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    I live a Glock free existence. For polymer I have a few Rugers, a couple XDms, a Walther PPS and a STI GP6C.
     
  13. bannockburn

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    Like the look of your Steyr L9-A1! I have an early M9 and got it mainly because I liked the ergonomics of the gun itself and was very intrigued by the trapezoidal sights.

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    Had to give this a little thought but I wouldn't lose anything.
     
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    Walther P99 AS for me
     
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    I thought that was normal.

    How long did Colt dominate the US Pistol Market?

    How did S&W dominate the US Revolver Market?
     
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    They do but until recently the Glock 17/ 19/22/23/26/27 seemed to outsell the M&P Doublestack line and Glock didn't compete in Singlestack 9/40 Line.

    If you talk to the local retailers the best selling double stack seems to be the Taurus G2C but I wouldn't consider it the market leader in influence.
     
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    VP9SK
    $487
    $556 w/ NS

    Doesn't seem all that bad.
     
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    If Glock the company were to disappear on Monday, come Tuesday another firearms manufacturer would buy the company and carry on. Short to say the Glock line ain't going anywhere. No need to speculate or pre-plan.
     
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    That's not bad, but M&P 2.0 Compact 9mm for $379. Truth be told, I would also prefer that the VP9SK have a button mag release, just because that's what I've used for years.
     
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  24. RevolvingGarbage

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    Thanks! That is an early one for sure. I hope I get the chance to try out one such as yours someday to compare. The sights are a major factor in my appreciation for this gun. 147gr rounds print exactly on top of the triangle at about 20 yards, and with the surprisingly good trigger it's easy to hit even very small targets at longer ranges.

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  25. WestKentucky

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    There are some good guns coming from “across the pond” that are very affordable and seem to be of good quality. I would expect one of those manufacturers to significantly bump in market share. M&P has a good showing already, as does the XD but I think people would look for something different, and cheap is a huge draw.
     
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