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Let's have a candid conversation about GLOCKs.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TexasGunbie, Oct 11, 2010.

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  1. TexasGunbie

    TexasGunbie Member

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    So there are Glock lovers and haters, I don't see many in the neutral stand.
    Most people that loves Glock name its reliability, durable coat, simplicity, etc.

    What are reasons why people don't like the GLOCK?? :evil:
     
  2. CoRoMo

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    We've done this one too.

    I'm Glock-neutral.
     
  3. youngda9

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    somewhat ugly
    bad ergonomics(they are nicknamed Blocks for a reason)
    bad grip angle for many people
    un-supported chamber
    foreign made.

    Other than that I they are almost perfect.
     
  4. SSN Vet

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    Swung by Cabelas a week ago during the quiet morning hours of a weekday and handled a G19 for the umpteenth time.

    I want to like Glocks, but every time I handle one I just cringe at the "blocky" ergonomics.

    Not trying to dine on anyones sacred cow, I just can't personally warm up to them, when there are so many other choices that feel better in my hand.
     
  5. Derek Zeanah

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    I've owned four or five Glocks, and have never held on to them.

    I have a couple of problems with Glocks: the trigger, and the way they point. Even competition triggers seem mushy to me, and I've never felt that a Glock was as intuitive feeling as a 1911. And that's a real shame, because Glocks have a lot going for them when compared to a 1911 -- weight, capacity, resistance to sweat, etc.
     
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    I don't have a problem with my G17 - I find it as comfortable to hold as my 1911, but not as comfortable as my S&W 66 with finger-groove grips.

    Mine goes bang every time - even with my reloads, but I don't "hotrod" my reloads anyway - never had a problem with the unsupported chamber - I haven't ever seen an issue in person, and the internet (so it MUST be true! :D) seems to have that happening with the more powerful 40.

    Could they be prettier? I suppose - but they weren't built for looks, they were built to be an inexpensive military sidearm that functions every time - from that aspect they seem to have succeeded
     
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    I am sure Glocks are wonderful guns, but if I don't like the way a gun feels in my hand, I just won't buy it. I have not held the new Gen 4 models, if it is a substantial difference I would not hesitate to look at them.
     
  8. CoRoMo

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    I like Glocks. I think I should own one someday, just because. I guess I don't like them enough to have one in my safe right now.

    Still neutral.
     
  9. DonRon

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    Maybe this would be a better question. Why are Glocks so popular and why have they taken over the world as the staple of all handguns? They sure are not pretty and you can't really customize them with a pair of $100.00 grip panels nor can you brag that you have a $2,000.00 one to your friends. They just seem to just keep finding their ways into the holsters and trusted positions of our law enforcement community both here and around the world. Why is that. They don't seem to rust, bust or collect dust.
     
  10. Guillermo

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    I am pretty neutral on Glocks.

    They are very dependable. I had a 19 that was excellent.

    Got rid of it and bought an XD because of the ergonomics.
     
  11. Hk Dan

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    Oh, Don--You can customize a GLOCK far more easily than you can a 1911, and without a gun smith. I think they're popular because you can't claim to have a $2000 one (you can claim to have a $2000 FOUR, though).

    It's all a matter of personal choice. I ditched 1911s for them 10 years ago and haven't looked back. They are ugly, but I don't care about looks (they look fine from the back anyway), I care about having an effective tool to defend my life with, compete with, and enjoy my range time with. I can do that very inexpensively with a GLOCK.
     
  12. TexasGunbie

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    I went the other way instead :). I had to add a hogue grip on my XD because the grip angle felt awkward. In the end I traded for a Glock 34 and it feels natural.
     
  13. Prion

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    I am also one who wants to like them. I've been ready to pull the trigger on a G19 for some time. Every time I go to pick one up I walk away empty handed or with something else.

    I really wish they'd offer one without the grip hump and a less rakish grip angle.

    I have not written off a G19 yet. It is a gun I feel I should own at least once.

    Oh, and get rid of that ridiculous 'Perfection' ad slogan, it's so pompous.
     
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    A lot of these conversations could be avoided if people would just learn to evaluate pistols based on their own set of objective criteria and not worry about what everyone on the internet thinks about it.
     
  15. Guillermo

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    I heard that about you Gunbie

    :neener:

    JK


    Different strokes

    That is why they make different guns.

    I am not going to rag on your choice. It is not like you are shooting a Rohm 44 magnum or a Smith with the IL

    :what:
     
  16. Isher

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    Perhaps this may help in resolving the issue - for all flavors of semi's.

    I call it "blind testing."

    From a standing position, with the weapon on a table or bench in front of you, and a target 7-10 yards away, place your strong hand on the gun and close your eyes. Having done this, still with eyes closed, pick up the gun and bring it to battery, then aim it using your normal stance. Open your eyes, and observe the accuracy of your aim. Review how the handling of the gun felt as you brought it into battery and aimed it. Repeat ten or twelve times, to establish a baseline.

    The results may surprise you, as to which guns really work for you and those which don't.

    FWIW, CZ's by far and away work best for me, so are my weapons of choice.


    Isher
     
  17. M2 Carbine

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    Don't own any Glocks.

    Two different times a friend gave me two Glocks, a 17 and a 26. I ran a lot of magazines through them in a few weeks.
    Pretty much didn't like anything about the guns, so gave them back to my friend.

    Even though I didn't like the 26 I thought I might keep it and use it for a car gun, but it was too unreliable. (Yeah, yeah, I know, Glocks don't jam :D )
     
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    I think Glocks are outstanding combat firearms, and have been for the last 25 years or so. My 2 problems are the trigger and the grip angle. I own a G20 SF because it's a 10mm, not because it's a Glock.
    It's hard to fall in love with a black, poly gun.......I don't care if its a Glock, M&P, XD, etc.
    Place a Glock (or any poly gun) on a table next to an Ed Brown 1911 and you will know why there isn't any "love" for the Glock. But, put me in a life and death situation and I will "love" a Glock more than any 1911.
     
  19. DonRon

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    But that is just like putting streamers on a good bicycle. You only end up taking them off later on. I must have a junk drawer full of all the after market junk they sell for Glocks. It was cheaper that all the junk I stuck in a 1911 tough. Old too soon and smart too late for me I guess.
     
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    For me the CZ 40P points very well. So well in fact I shot this target with my eyes closed the day I bought the gun.
    [​IMG]
     
  21. Big_E

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    Glock neutral here as well.

    I think they are ugly, but they are very very functional. I really suck at shooting the G21 and others, but that is because of the trigger. I will not stop shooting them because of the trigger, I just need to buy one to practice with. I would probably take a M&P or CZ-75 Phantom over a Glock, but the Glock is a reliable tool that has been proven over time.
     
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    I like Glocks because they're basic utilitarian pistols that go bang every time. The two things that does makes me uncomfortable is the unsupported chamber and the light DA trigger (yeah, yeah - it ain't a true DAO...). Would I depend on one? You betcha - in a second. With all that said, that's why I'm a Sigma fan.
     
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    I like Glocks (wouldn't say love), but our household has two of them because for my wife it's what she handles best - for her they are hard to beat. What I do like about them is their simplicity - they are tools built for a specific purpose. Ours have been extremely reliable, and if my wife is going to rely on anything to protect herself her two Glocks are fine by me.

    I think it's funny though, people complain about their ergos, but to me they're more comfortable in the hand than any XD I've ever handled. It's all subjective.
     
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    I'm neutral on them. I think they are good guns that work well at a good price point, but they don't feel good in my hand so I don't personally care for them. I recommend them to friends and relatives if they like the way they feel. In short, good guns, but not for me.
     
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    Glock neutral here.

    I have owned 8 different Glock's and just can't get past the grip angle.

    M&P guy now.

    Peace
     
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