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Glock Alternate (Not the Usual Question)

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

  1. uofaengr

    uofaengr Member

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    If it wasn't for the Gen 4 I would've never gotten into Glock...I'm just not a fan of the Gen 3 at all and don't have any desire for the 5th generation. However, I'd end up having to rent a few, but I have a feeling I might would land in the M&P realm. I just tend to lean towards more common guns. The CZ and FN 509 family look appealing though.
     
  2. tarosean

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    Hmmmmmm.. I started shooting before they existed. I suppose I might still be doing it after they mysteriously disappeared even if they are my Tupperware of choice. Id just pick up more 2011's instead..
     
  3. Fiv3r

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    I sold off my Glocks, so it wouldn't really bother me. I would say SIG may be top of the heap. They have the contracts and are eating into Glock market shares as it is. I'm a bit biased as I like the 320 over most any other polymer pistol.

    I think the FN 509 is better built than the 320. I've got the midsize, and the gun just feels solid and rugged compared to the 320 or Glock. It really doesn't matter. All of them are very realiable and well built firearms. I much prefer the third party glock mag prices to what FN charges for their guns;)
     
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    You know it's funny but regardless of context the thought of missing the Rapture scares the hell out of me
     
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  6. bassjam

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    Lol, not normal, especially in this day and age. I don't know that Colt ever dominated the pistol market, discounting military contracts. And Smith continued to innovate and change, going from hammer mounted firing pins to transfer bars, different frame sizes, offering square and round butts, Airweights and Airlites, blued and stainless, even the hated internal locks were an innovation. Then the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen pistols as they continued to refine semi-auto pistols. I'd argue S&W's and Ruger's willingness to change and innovate is the reason Colt stopped making revolvers and never did that well with modern pistols, because they couldn't keep up with their competition.

    Glock wouldn't even produce a single stack until long after other's were on the market and proven, and even then they wouldn't/couldn't match the small size of the competition.
     
  7. Bill Raby

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    I always figured the plastic striker fired pistols are all pretty much the same.
     
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  8. CoalTrain49

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    Then it's Sig P series alloy. I don't have any tupperware so it would be just another sunrise for me.
     
  9. GunnyUSMC

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    That would be like saying all dogs are pretty much the same. :)
    I've bought several different polymer frame striker fire pistols over the years, made by different companies. Most are basically the same, but also different.
    Just as it is with dog. Basically the same, but different. I've had many different dogs, but for the last 20 years I've stuck with Border Collies.
     
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  10. vba

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    My alternate would be S&W M&P. I own an M&P45 2.0 that I like very much. It is accurate, reliable and has low recoil.
     
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