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Glocks aren't the best.....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Prion, Feb 18, 2010.

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  1. ol' scratch

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    LOL! I had a friend who did the same thing to his black Ipod. He tried to load his own music, but he used mp4 instead of mp3 and his ipod kaBOOMED too. It HAD to be his black Ipod because my friend is VERY, VERY, careful when he loads music. :neener:
     
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    And there the rest of us......the majority, who, after experiencing difficulties, reliability issues, and complicated, superfluous designs/models have simply come to RESPECT the simplicity and ingenuity.

    You call it fanboyism, but I just call it respect. And, I not only have respect for Glock but many other manufactures as well. When something works as designed and does so in a simple user-friendly interface, how can you not respect it?

    The opposite viewpoint and/or label could be placed on you as the Anti-fanboy - some sort of psychological predisposition to hate something for no rational reason other than it's popularity. Wait they do have a name for that its caled a Hater.
     
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  3. JDGray

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    I'm a Lorcin fanboy!:D Handled my Friends a while back, and finaly found a gun with a fatter grip than a Glock 10mm.:cool:
     
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    If the goblins are after me, and I cannot take care of all of them, and somebody with a handgun comes to help, I don't care what make, model, or caliber his/her handgun is.....because the person coming to help is what is most appreciated....
     
  5. ol' scratch

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    Do the voices in your head chase you too? :)
     
  6. kingmt

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    I haven't read the 80 post here but I didn't read it as a for or against thread. The title makes it look like a Glock bash & shows the OP distast for the Glock chanting but I didn't get Glock bash out of it until the post started.

    I agree that this is why a lot of people defend there property & brag about it. I don't like for someone to tell me my stuff is junk ether. I buy with different concerns then others. I wonder about people that make the comment that you get what you pay for & mean to say that because they paid more then you did theirs is better. When in fact they both come from the same company in China, have the same parts inside, & do the same job just have a different sticker on them & cost more from the other place. I always think that the cheaper one is the best one in this case.
     
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    ARLover. I feel like your post had very little to do with Glocks. Whatever you posted does not concern me. Seemed like a bunch of fluff to me. Come back with something more tangible and concentrated.
     
  8. LiveLife

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    The Glock saga will never end ...

    What if Glock originated from USA by Colt/S&W/Ruger? Will we be having the same discussions?
     
  9. legion3

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    At THR we can have sticky's telling us no more "hate" threads but we can have 4 pages and counting of an OP disrespecting a gun and its supporters. What's the difference? Symantics!

    The difference is systemic Glock dislike is tolerated at THR. And yet Glocks endure even at THR as plenty of pro-Glock supporters are on hand.
     
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    Glockfest Today !!!!!!:p Better than Oktoberfest.



    I like Glocks. Fanboys come with all makes. Why cant be all just get along. :D
     
  12. SwampWolf

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    But if you "just say it", you'll be accused of being a brand basher. Better to just damn with faint praise.

    The Glock discussion aside, I appreciate the psychological study findings the ARLover posted. It helps explain why some guys end up liking their wives and their minivans. :)
     
  13. christcorp

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    It's easy to find a particular gun and say that it's "NOT THE BEST". It's extremely cheap "Not to be confused with inexpensive", and obviously doesn't have any attribute going for it that is better than all others. So it's definitely "NOT THE BEST" at anything.

    However; trying to claim a gun to be "THE BEST" is literally impossible. Anyone who says a particular gun is "THE BEST" is wrong. "Best" would imply that for every single person out there, that this is the gun. That there is no other gun that can be better for any person. A person could claim that a glock 40sw is the "Best" gun in the world. But if 65 year old grandma can't shoot it and handle it, then it's obviously "NOT THE BEST".

    People need to give up on this "BEST" crap. Each person is different. You have right handed, left handed, short hands, long hands, large palms, small palms, tall people, short people, heavy people, light people, people with solid determination and concentration, people who are squeamish and the crack of anything over a pellet gun. So, whatever is "Best" for you, is totally subjective. And anyone who tells you that a particular gun is "The Best" is "Totally WRONG". And that is NOT subjective. That is the truth. Even with individuals determining "Best" for themselves is difficult. A Glock could be their perfect home defense gun. Yet, a Springfield might fit them better as a concealed carry gun. There is no "Best" gun out there. But I do like reading threads/posts that imply that there could possibly be. It shows that some people don't realize that the world doesn't revolve around them and their experiences.
     
  14. RETG

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    I have never owned a Glock, and probably will never own a Glock. However, knowing hundreds of people who have Glocks, they appear to be good reliable handguns. Are they the best? They could be, if when you need a gun you have a Glock.
    Jeff Cooper once stated, “best gun for a gunfight is the one you have with you,” and that can be any gun made. It all depends on what you have decided to carry or have in your house, car, etc., and if it works when you need it.
    I have read the first message and a few of the last messages, so I have not read those messages in between. However, that is enough reading from this thread.
    These anti-Glock threads as well as the anti-9mm, anti-.40, etc., threads really get tiresome after a short period of time and show just how ignorant many people are. Are people this insecure to have nothing better to do than start threads bashing a person’s handgun, preferred caliber, cleaning chemical, lubricating oil?
    People, there is plenty of other topics more important when it comes to weapons in the USA.
     
  15. RobMoore

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    Troll-threads sure are popular this month.
     
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    I just don't really understand all of the hopla about Glocks, or a reason to trash Glocks in favor of some other plastic gun.

    I am not much of a plastic gun fan, much preferring a good 1911, but I have owned a couple of Glocks, and still own a Glock 22. The bigger Glocks have pretty much proven themselves, for a quite a few years to be good reliable handguns. I don't really enjoy shooting any kind of plastic gun, much. but I do trust the reliablility of the larger Glocks because they have earned it. Nuff Said.

    For sheer pleasure of handling and shooting a fine gun, give me a custom 1911 or a fine N-frame Smith and Wesson Revolver any day.
     
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    I have S&W's MR's, Rugers, Glocks, Springfields, JP Saurer, Para, etc, etc. Now, although I do not own any...yet...I am of the opinion that Colt does make the finest non-custom, mass produced pistols.
     
  18. Prion

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    Does anyone actually read the OP or just the title? This isn't a Glock bashing thread! It has nothing to do with the merits or weakness of the Glock. That's the point!!! I just used Glock in the title because of the rampant fanboyism they elicit.

    New THR rule-read the OP and subsequent comments before making a comepletely irrelevat post.

    This thread can die now-RIP
     
  19. easyg

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    So, you're not bashing Glocks, but you're bashing those who like Glocks.

    When you use terms such as "fanboyism" you're trolling, plain and simple.

    The term is not a positive one nor a purely subjective one....it's just a childish and ugly slur.
     
  20. PT1911

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    fanboyism is a slur?... did it hurt your feelings there bud?

    How's about taking that statement as a compliment... Glocks inspire a lot of "fanboyism." IN OTHER WORDS... a hell of a lot of people like the damn things and are passionate about it.

    Everyone who has a gun (brand) that they love has one that they hate (or close.)

    thicken the skin and try again.
     
  21. easyg

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    Yes, it is.
    Heck, where I live even calling a man a "boy" is often taken as an offense unless you're a friend.

    Nope, not a bit.
    But I can see past the BS, and I know a trolling thread when I read one.

    The words we choose to describe something are very important.
    We convey our true feelings through our selection of descriptive words.
     
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    I highly doubt it, as the S&W M&P rather capably demonstrates how well the Glock formula can be recalculated away from the lowest common denominator. Had Ruger, Colt, or S&W come up with the first popular polymer/striker pistol chances are excellent it wouldn't have been an abomination in the grip.

    There's never any getting around the fact that Herr Glock was a curtain rod maker who knew zip point squat about handguns but who had an opportunity to make a handgun for Austrian conscripts who knew zip point squat about shooting.

    Only Glock fans seem to bash M&P or XD pistols, apparently threatened on some level by any success those two designs have on the market. Frankly, the turnabout fever is hilarious to behold when it rages.

    It is one thing to go on about one's Ferrari, or one's Rolex, and quite another for Honda Civic owners wearing Timex watches to rave on how they have the most "perfect" of all possible worlds over Corolla drivers looking at their Casios.

    I find fanboys far less informative than "haters," because critics are far more instructive than cheerleaders are, especially when one disagrees with the criticism.

    "Hater:" I do not like brand 1 because of W, X, Y, & Z.
    "Fanboy:" Brand 1? **** YEAH IT ROCKS! IT'S PERFECT FOR ME--IT'S PERFECT FOR THE VENEZUELAN PRESIDENTIAL GUARD LADIES' AUXILIARY TACTICAL RESPONSE TEAM--IT WILL BE PERFECT FOR YOU TOO!!!
     
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    Yes, a fine example of constructive criticism, that... :rolleyes:
     
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    I smell a closing.
     
  25. Mike J

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    I don't have a problem with Glocks. I don't own one but I have shot a couple of them. I actually liked the way they shot & handled & might consider getting one one day.
    The fanboyism is annoying however. When someone posts a thread asking for suggestions for a metal framed DA/SA semi & 2 posts later someone responds get a Glock. When the OP of a thread asks for information about different models from a specific maker & the response is "get a Glock, You'll thank me" or "Glock Rulez".
    Kinda makes me wonder if these people are smoking something or just too close minded to realize there are some people other options work better for.
     
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