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Glock-----> Hate 'em or Like 'em?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by prezzz, May 27, 2004.

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Hate Glocks? or Like Glocks?

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  2. Like

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  1. prezzz

    prezzz Member

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    You here it over and over. You either really hate Glocks, or really like Glocks. So, let's find out how they do. Hate or Like?
     
  2. lee n. field

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    indifferent.
     
  3. 2nd Amendment

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    I can't answer because Glocks inspire no emotion in me. They are the epitome of "firearm as tool". Utilitarian, to the point and almost flawlessly functional. You simply can't hate that. OTOH they have no soul. They don't "inspire" emotions. They aren't interesting to tinker with nor do they lend themselves to individuality. If I want a tool that I generally know will work I'll pick up a Glock. if I want something I can reasonably expect to work AND find an emotional attachment to/enjoyment in using I'll pick up a great many others.
     
  4. prezzz

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    You just described a hammer perfectly.
     
  5. Dionysusigma

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    Ironic, as a hammer is what almost all firearms have, Glocks included in the exception.

    That being said, I agree with 2nd Amendment, but I can't remember a hammer I've ever seen with such an odd grip angle. :( :rolleyes:
     
  6. MountainPeak

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    I own a G20, 22 and 30. All have been very reliable and reasonably accurate. I do not like them or hate them. If I had a fire, and could only save some of my firearms, would they be high on my priority list? NOPE.
     
  7. SAG0282

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    I like Glocks, but not nearly as much as SIGs.
     
  8. rayra

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    indifferent.
     
  9. Sean Smith

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    *Shrug*

    Used to like them, now I just don't care about them. Grip like a brick, cheap breakable sights, crummy trigger pull, accuracy anywhere from good to horrible. But they usually work well.
     
  10. cratz2

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    Between hate and like, I guess I like them. I certainly don't love them and I don't understant folks that want ten different models.

    Glocks, SIGs and Berettas are all tools in my opinion. 1911s, CZs and BHPs can be a bit more of an emotional thing.

    :p
     
  11. ny32182

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    I don't have experience with many of them, and I'm sure they are quite reliable, but:

    1) The ergonomics of the G17 are such a poor fit for me, that they will actually make my trigger finger blister/bleed after a few hundred rounds.

    2) KB!

    In general, I much prefer modern SA/DA metal handguns to any other style, especially for 'serious' purposes.
     
  12. Preacherman

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    2nd Amendment put it well, as did Tamara some time ago when she said something to the effect that "there's nothing to love about a Glock, but a lot to like". They're stone-cold reliable, combat-accurate, have a reasonably simple manual of arms, and tend to go BANG every time you pull the trigger. For this reason, I like them very much as basic, reliable tools. I don't have an emotional attachment to any of my guns - I want tools, not toys!

    (Getting shot on several occasions will rapidly cure you of emotional attachments to firearms... you'll insist on high-quality life-saving tools! How do I know this, you ask? Trust me. I know this.)
     
  13. Boats

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    I don't hate them. They popularized polymer, and the Glock 17 ushered in an era which has seen some polymer autos I think are much better than Glocks for my tastes.

    So no, I don't hate Glock the product. I am not wild about Glock the company--to the point of disdain--and I hate the gimmick marketing. That said, I have no need for a Glock, so I guess I really don't care one way or the other if they disappeared tomorrow or remain on the scene forever.

    As long as they don't try to make a revolver or a Garand, I'll just keep a cool distance from hating them.:evil:
     
  14. HSMITH

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    Like 'em. Don't know many if any that have put a thousand rounds through one that don't at least respect Glocks and most like them very much after a little use.
     
  15. doofus

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    I like 'em:

    1. Utterly reliable - They go bang every time. Regardless what you may hear about KB! reports, remember that any pistol can go Kaboom if sufficiently overpressured.

    2. Combat accuracy - The standard models aren't tack drivers, but they shoot better than I do. The long-slide models are typically far more accurate. After-market barrels and trigger jobs can usually remedy any accuracy complaints.

    3. Durable - I'm essentially a lazy person. I like the fact that you don't have to worry about cleaning/oiling/baby-sitting Glocks (or Walther P99s for that matter).
     
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    I like the 9mm models. I don't know if I'd own one in .40 S&W because of the kaboom! issues. But I think for their intended role as a defense/service pistol, I think they are a great choice.
     
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    I've always thought they were ugly. Picked up a 17 and 21 with three Full Cap mags for each for a good price a few months before the AWB.

    Major safe queens. I hate the trigger. I've yet to find anything other than a Jennings that I hit worse with. Its not the guns as both are very accurate off a rest, but hand held farther than a car length I'm much better off with just about anything else as I can't grok when trigger will trip. That's why 1911s rule -- the crisp trigger always trips exactly when I want it to.

    When my wife first started shooting she wanted to use the Glock 17 because it was so "cool" on all the TV shows. She couldn't shoot worth crap but had fun. When she wanted to really learn I brought out the GLock and Taurus PT92 and let her shoot both. She started hitting with the Taurus and has quickly lost all intrest in the Glock -- these are the only two autoloaders I have that she can rack the slide on, barely at that.

    --wally.
     
  18. FunYet

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    Like 'em. For some reason or another I’m a very accurate shot with Glocks. When I started shooting a few years ago I more or less learned on Glocks (because that’s what was at hand) so I had nothing else to compare them to. I read reports of people who dislike the trigger, but it’s never been an issue for me. Rugged guns! I’m not a Glock-Groupie, though. Many different guns that I enjoy shooting.
     
  19. jem375

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    well, they don't go bang every time............had 3 malfunctions in my G26 in the first 200 rounds..........glock triggers suck, had to put the 3.5 LB connector in mine and now it shoots fairly well....still can't shoot it as well as some of my other handguns....
     
  20. Black Majik

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    I'm starting to like em'... as a few of my posts lately can show... :eek:
     
  21. Feanaro

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    Dislike(Hate is too strong a word for a thing that can't feel or think) strongly. Bad ergonomics, crud trigger, too easy to break sights, no manual safety(Some people like them, some don't. I do.) and messed up "not as light as an SA but no second strike capability like a DA" action. All IMO of course. They keep on working, I'll give 'em that. Light too.
     
  22. Edmond

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    I like them for their simplicity. They're so easy to take apart and clean; both of my guns are Glocks, also my first guns. The boss has a Kimber .45 and I've seen him take that thing apart. It doesn't look easy! But that Kimber is one fine weapon; I wouldn't mind owning one, but they're too expensive for me!:(
     
  23. GigaBuist

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    I dislike them.

    The grip is wonky. It takes some getting used to.

    The trigger is so bad even a 1st time shooter notices the spongy feeling!

    They're plain. You can't dress one up at all. They have no soul.

    The no-manual safety thing freaks me out sometimes. You have to be damned careful when handling one and shoving it into a holster in condition 1.

    The .40 is known for kB problems. Maybe it's resolved, maybe not.

    With that said, if I walk out of the residence with a gun on my hip my first choice is my Glock 23C in .40cal. Sure, I hate some thing about it -- but if push came to shove I wouldn't have any worries at all if that bugger came outta my holster.

    Yeah, it has no soul, but I've never seen a gun ask the operator "but do you really love me?" before it fired a round off.

    Yeah, I hate 'em - but it's the only brand I own two of :evil:
     
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    I love all firearms. I prefer to carry and shoot firearms other than Glock but Glock is still lovable!
     
  25. Edmond

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    I'm in the boat where if you squeeze the trigger and the gun goes bang, I like it.:D

    There is no firearm that I dislike.
     
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