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Who's had negative Glock experience??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by exile870, Jan 15, 2008.

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  1. exile870

    exile870 Member

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    I'm considering a Glock as my next purchase. I've spent time on a Glock Forum and heard all the praise. I'd like to hear now from those of you who have had a negative experience with the Glocks. So here's an opportunity to vent. Thanks.
     
  2. axeman_g

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    besides how they feel...no complaints
    besides the lack of any panache or class... no complaints
    besides the total kool-aid drinking attitude of the fan boys ... no complaints
    besides the exhorbitant price most dealers ask for them... no complaints

    Try a SW M&P... you will not regret the 10 minute investment.
     
  3. P95loser

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    I personally have not had any experience with them other than handling them at the shops. I don't like the way they feel, +1 for the M&P.
     
  4. Navy joe

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    I broke my G34 frame rail at about 30K rounds. Not too negative, it was a known issue and the frame was replaced for free. The hidden negative is how Glock deals with problems, the frame rail breakage was well known and Glock said nothing, just waited for owners to send theirs in. Mine still worked fine with the rail gone, I can imagine that if someone ever died from a broken rail Glock that jammed that Glock would be liable due to their silence.

    All said, I shoot and carry Glocks all the time.
     
  5. CPshooter

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    I don't think you will find very many pistols that can compare to Glock's rather ideal combination of a decent price (when compared to H&Ks, Sigs, etc.), accuracy, and rock-solid reliability/durability for the lifetime you own it. I'm not saying they are the best, because I'd choose other guns over a Glock, but I'm saying that if it fits your hand and you like how it shoots, then by all means do yourself a favor and get one. You shouldn't have any problems with a Glock.
     
  6. jfh

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    I had a Glock 20 blowup, and I don't care to own Glocks anymore.

    Jim H.
     
  7. Trempel

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    Absolutely hated the first Glock that I shot - a G23. After a while realized that I don't dislike the pistol, but the caliber. No more .40S&W for me. I own two 9mm Glocks (G17 + G19) and love them both. Trust my life to them.
     
  8. LB7_Driver

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    I've had a mini-KB in a G-17, not due to the gun, and no damage to the gun.
    That same G-17, an old Gen-I model, is a picky old bitch about the slide holding open after the last shot. Other than that, it shoots great.

    I recently have experience with two new G-19s. They are nicely accurate and very reliable. The standard Glock trigger is harsher than I prefer, though I am used to 1911 triggers and quite spoiled.

    I would buy a Glock again.
     
  9. wally

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    I've two Glocks, a 17 and 21. My negative is there is no gun I shoot worse. Nothing wrong with the gun as I can shoot great groups off sandbags, just when it comes to real shooting they don't work for me.

    Reliable function has not been an issue, so rent one and if it suits you, go for it!

    --wally.
     
  10. biscuitninja

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    My negtative... there just isn't enough usage of these pistols to get a good idea (statistic "breakdown" ha ha) of what goes wrong with these pistols. I think they WAY underestimated the realibility of all the parts. What they wound up with was a pistol that was ALOT more reliable than they though.

    Another downside has been that over the last 20ish years or so that ammo has steadily gone up in pressures. Unfortunatley barrell material has not (usually add more material instead of different material). This has lead to some KB's, but they are very much the exception, not the rule. If you worry, then just get a Bar-STO barrell and forget about it.

    The final negatative experience... they charge too much... and i haven't got one for myself. :banghead::evil:
    good luck
    -bix
     
  11. Bullet

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    Could you explain what happened and what was the cause? :confused:
     
  12. Javelin

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    My only complaint is that my wife seems to think my Glock is hers now!

    :)
     
  13. DENALI

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    I think you're wasting your time presenting a question like this. The net is so full of BS Glock negative's it staggers the imagination. One wit posted that he had two KB's with the same gun during the same range session right here on this forum! Yet you've requested input, so here you go. Go to your nearest range, one who actually rents the guns out, they always have a large quantity of Glocks on hand and talk to the guy's who work there and ask them how often they have problems with the range Glock's. I'm confident after doing this you'll be adding a new Glock to your battery............
     
  14. gbelleh

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    I like Glocks, but I haven't had good luck with them and don't own any currently. I had a Glock 36 that broke its recoil spring assembly during fire (88th round through the brand new gun). It locked the gun up solid (took the gunsmith at the range about 15 minutes to get it loose) and it damaged the frame pretty badly.
    Bought another G36 years later and it had reliability issues.
    I still like Glocks and would like to get a G19 someday soon. My luck has to get better, right?
     
  15. Cougfan2

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    Oh, Dear Jesus, another Glock thread! Kudos to those who love them and respect to those who don't. In the immortal words or Rodney King, "Can't we just all get along?"

    Sarcasm off.
     
  16. beemerphile

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    I am probably too junior on this forum to be talking here, but this is a subject I know something about as a 17 year owner of the brand. The only Glock I have owned that I did not like was my G30. It would stovepipe on me if I didn't use an ironclad two hand hold. Weak hand or injured drill, forget it. Glock said the pistol was fine and I was limp-wristing it. Fine, I sold this piece of Glock Perfection. My other eight Glocks have been great. G17, G19, G20, G21, G22, G23, G26, and G27. My wife has claimed the G19, G26, and G27. The G23 is my daily carry choice over my Sigs, Colt, CZ, and HK's. It is comfortable, reliable, stands up to abuse, and I shoot it well. My G21 has a laser/light combo and is a good high-capacity "bump-in-the-night" bedside gun. The G22 is my "car gun" and the G20 is what I carry on my own property when "working the land". The G17 is my GSSF gun. Can't wrestle the other three away from my wife. I guess they still shoot. She popped a wild racoon with the G19 last month when it tried to pick a fight with her German Shepherd. They are just tupperware. Nothing to fall in love with, but good dependable tools for the most part.
     
  17. DerbyDale

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    Most people who have complaints with a Glock, are the ones who have had a kaBOOM! Thanks in part to them not having a fully supported chamber. :neener: "sorry... I just couldn't help myself..." :D ;)
     
  18. CTPistol

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    Glocks are simple, incredibly reliable guns...nothing wrong with that.

    Just as annoying as the Glock fanboys nare the ANTI-glock fanboys who are totally pro XD or M&P....especially because to most of us they are basically all the same cheap, reliable, unexciting, plastic guns...

    polymer brings out a low-rent group at times. Its like a fistfight in a Walmart parking lot over Ford-vs-Chevy. Just not very meaningful.

    :uhoh:
     
  19. GTSteve03

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    It's got a light trigger with no manual safety, a partially unsupported barrel, and the ergonomics of a brick.

    If I'm going to own a plastic pistol, I will buy the best plastic pistol brand out there, HK.
     
  20. Black Adder LXX

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    I've seen a lot more glocks jam than my beretta. (Which has NEVER jammed). That wouldn't be a problem with me, if not for the 'perfection' crowd claiming that glocks are the 'be all end all'. :)
     
  21. DENALI

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    Jeez Mr. Black Adder lxx that qualify's as your negative Glock experience? Up here in the great white north most reputable gun shops don't even stock the 92's any more for lack of sales......Oh well DoD just bought 10-11,000 more M-9's after a rather loud,failed attempt at dumping them. Maybe next time...
     
  22. tbreed725

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    ive only had one glock that had a malfunctyion it was a g19 and it may have been ammo related but still it was the only one ive had first hand account of.
     
  23. tallpaul

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    One of the things I do like about my 17 is that it is very tool like- not much sentimental value here in it compared to my real guns :D

    I don't care for the ergo's but I do master the tool instead of it masterin me...
     
  24. NGIB

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    Don't own one, wouldn't own one, but they are "Perfection"...
     
  25. EddieCoyle

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    The only negative experience I've had with my Glocks was that one time when I missed the target. It was snowing out, dark, the target was moving, and I sneezed when the shot broke. I only missed by a little bit. Other than that it's been all good.

    Seriously, in terms of reliability, for me the Glocks have been great. I carry a G29.

    I like the S&W M&P though. If they made compact M&Ps in either .45 ACP or 10mm, I'd probably carry one.
     
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