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Two things about Glocks.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, May 24, 2012.

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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    Dear THR,
    What are two things about Glocks that you like and what are two things that you do not like about Glocks?

    Two things that I like about Glocks:
    1. They are available in all popular calibers.
    2. Their reliability is second to none.

    Two things that I do not like about Glocks:
    1. Ergonomics: Their thick and blocky profile.
    2. I seriously can not think of second reason other than what some complain about, which is lack of safety while carrying one in the chamber. I have carried it with live round for a long time with confidence, but I do understand some people's hesitation. In fact, I much rather prefer a pistol with decocker like usp or sig when carrying a live round.

    Thanks
     
  2. beeenbag

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    pros

    1. They are very simple.

    2. They are tough as nails

    cons

    1. They are imported

    2. Polygonal rifling

    Of course these are my personal pros and cons. YMMV
     
  3. dubya450

    dubya450 Member

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    Pros
    1) cheap
    2) very reliable

    Cons
    1) the big bulge in the back strap - ergos
    2)
     
  4. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Member

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    Pros:
    1. Parts availability
    2. Rugged finish and reliability (2 part really)

    Cons:
    1. Somewhat uncomfortable, unless you have fingers like E.T.
    2. Stock sights suck, and benefit really from aftermarket.

    I like the compact models, all the rest can suck eggs.
     
  5. Swing

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    Pros.
    1.) Never, ever found a more reliable auto.
    2.) Very affordable.

    Cons.
    1.) Uglier than sin.
    2.) Grip may feel "weird" if you've spent most of your time on other autos.
     
  6. FullEffect1911

    FullEffect1911 Member

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    Pros:
    1: Reliability
    2: Durability
    This list can go on and on for me. I haven't found a handgun with a longer list of positive qualities than a Glock.

    Cons:
    1: The trigger guard gives me Glock Knuckle after a while.
    2: A relatively thin breech face.
     
  7. Warp

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    Only two things? Okay...

    Like:
    1. Reliability.
    2. Durability.

    Dislike:
    1. No single stack 9 in the lineup (not that the ATF would let it in anyway...grumblelll)
    2. They flubbed some of the models. (30SF, 36, 4th gen 9x19)
     
  8. Wanderling

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    It's hard to pick just two.

    +: Simplicity. Ease of use for a complete novice, both in shooting and in maintaining the gun. Reliability. Light weight. Respectable accuracy. Reasonable cost. Good customer service. All of these are more or less equally important to me.

    -: Grip could be more comfortable. No safety option (I installed an aftermarket one on mine). Plastic sights (although I do like them a lot, I am kind of concerned with snagging one). Use of reloads is verbotten by Glock (although many people still do).

    Overall, I am happy with mine, and G26 is high on my list for the next purchase.
     
  9. dogtown tom

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    Pros:
    Reliability
    Simplicity

    Cons:
    No factory .22 conversion
    No Glock 26L




    No single stack 9 is a Glock decision......ATF has nothing to do with it.
    A 9mm single stack garners the exact same number of points as a double stack.

    Some Glocks are "Made in the USA"
     
  10. Skribs

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    Pros:
    -Options, both factory and after-market. I don't think there's much other choices for new guns for 10mm, and they have a lot of options. They are also the cheapest way to get a .50 GI pistol (for both those calibers, 10mm and .50 GI, I intend to get Glocks down the road).
    -Simple, you just point and shoot. No worrying about safety, no different pull on a DA/SA, just point and shoot, and it will shoot every time.

    Cons:
    -Trigger pull required for disassembly. This honestly was the dealbreaker to me over some other similar options when selecting my first pistol, I consider it a safety issue.
    -Capacity. The Glock holds a lot, but in 9, .40, and .45 there are higher capacity options (at least, with flush magazines) from various manufacturers.

    Glocks were the only option for something like them when they came out. Now they're amongst the crowd.
     
  11. beatledog7

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    Pros:
    - Lots of threads about them on gun forums
    - Dead easy to use
    Cons:
    - Not a barbecue gun
    - Lots of threads about them on gun forums
     
  12. coolluke01

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    Pro

    1. I shoot them better than anything
    2. Grip angle. Perfection!


    Cons

    1. They aren't free
    2. I always want more.
     
  13. jfrey

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    Pros:
    1. reliability
    2. ruggedness

    Cons:
    1. sights (plastic sights don't cut it)
    2. trigger (needs a refined design)
     
  14. gunnutery

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    Pros:
    1) Simplicity at it's best, no active safeties and decocks to worry about, plus 30-some parts = fewer things to break.
    2) Reliablility

    Cons:
    1) As said before, ugly as sin, but I think they look better since the change to rails and finger groves. The first time I saw a gen 1 or 2 I turned up my nose right away just based on looks.
    2) Stock sights.
     
  15. JEB

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    pros:

    1: super easy to work on
    2: they always shoot well for me

    cons:

    1: polygonal rifling/loose chamber (as far as i am concerned, the FIRST thing a new glock needs is an aftermarket barrel with a tight chamber and conventional land/groove rifling)
    2: glock bite. i always run my glock in competitions and have yet to walk away from one without bleeding. i have a nice chunk on scar tissue built up at the base of my right (strong) hand from being torn open so many times.
     
  16. Nushif

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    Yay Glocks!

    Pros:
    Reliability!
    Simplicity!

    Cons:
    Only one model has ever fit my hand.
    While customizable, nobody seems to do any major surgery, for some reason.
     
  17. gunnutery

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    Has that led to any flinching?
     
  18. Warp

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    I can't help but wonder what you are doing wrong. I have many thousands of rounds downrange through 6 different Glock pistols that I have owned or possessed long term...all different models across 3 different calibers...and I have never once had blood drawn.

    What is happening that you keep hurting yourself?
     
  19. psyopspec

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    Pros:
    1) The mid-size fits well/points naturally for me.
    2) I can do all my own maintenance with parts that are inexpensive and readily available.

    Cons:
    1) Dislike the stock plastic sights - they break too easily.
    2) Have to shift my grip to reach the mag release (fixed by going with an extended mag release).
     
  20. Fishbed77

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    Pros
    1) readily available
    2) functional

    Cons
    1) horrible trigger feel
    2) not as good as a Walther
     
  21. skiking

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    Pros
    1: Dead simple to use
    2: Reliable

    Cons
    1: Grip too small, even the 20 & 21
    2: Have to pull trigger to disassemble
     
  22. C0untZer0

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    1) There are more aftermarket things for Glocks than any other handgun

    2) They're modular so you can completely change your gun around, drop-in parts, and customize them without being a gunsmith


    The bad:

    1) The stock triggers are awfull

    2) Stock sights are awfull
     
  23. C0untZer0

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  24. meanmrmustard

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    I take it you've not searched for 1911 after market goodies!
     
  25. wildehond

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    1. Reliability/Simplicity
    2. Trigger. Works for me.

    Dislikes:
    1. finger groves.
     
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