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Why do I feel the need to own a Glock?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Triplec, May 16, 2012.

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  1. Triplec

    Triplec Member

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    I have recently filled all my percieved niches for handguns in my life. I've got a p225 for carry and home defense and a Diamondback db9 for deep carry/bug. I am working on mastering these two guns. I love these guns and they are doing exactly what I want them to do (imo). For some reason I feel some kind of force drawing me to purchase a Glock 9mm, probably a G19. Owning my sig and the glock would be redundant imo. I think glocks are ugly and I'm not very fond of full size polymer frame guns. I've never shot a glock and was wondering if any glock owners or sympathizers out there own one just for the sake of owning a glock. I would also like your reasoning that I should or shouldn't get a G19 to add to my little arsenal (Is there a niche for a glock that I haven't realized needed filling? Lol). Thanks for the replies.
     
  2. railroader

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    I kind of did the same thing. I decided I needed a glock 17 so I sold a cz75. Big mistake. It turns out I shot the cz better so I guess for me it was a learning experience. Shoot a glock 1st before you buy one. It might turn out to be the perfect gun for you it just wasn't for me.
     
  3. M1key

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    The Glock 19 is the most popular model among Glock owners and I believe among the top five pistols purchased by women. They are popular for a reason. Check 'em out. BTW, I prefer Gen 2s and Gen 3s. I am not sold on the Gen 4s as yet...

    :cool:

    M
     
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  4. Triplec

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    I've heard a couple people say that about the gen 4's. Why is that?
     
  5. Skylerbone

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    Sympathizer, non-owner. I own an alternative line of polymer pistols (among other handguns) and truly believe for some people they make perfect sense.

    A G19 can be used for carry in the lightening strike event that your Sig experiences failure. If you enjoy hunting, fishing, biking, hiking or camping a Glock (or similar) makes the perfect sidearm to keep in the tent/backpack/tacklebox/hunting vest. A full size long barrel could be used for that rarest of shooters who simply enjoys getting away from it all and going to the range. There are action pistol matches to compete in, family members to instruct and arm and a bathroom gun is a good thing to have if ever your door is kicked down while your pants are down literally.

    Some people can justify one for every room of the house and others only one period. I like buying spares in pairs for interchangability but Glocks are a simple, nearly hassle-free, low cost alternative that can fill any number of roles including a no justifications needed purchase. They aren't Christmas in a basket but there's plenty to like none-the-less.
     
  6. towboat_er

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    I dont like glock. I wont like glock tomorrow, nor next year. But I will have another beer. :cool: :p ;) :cuss:
     
  7. towboat_er

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    On a more serious note. Its my belief that ya cant have too many guns.
    Maybe ya can try one out at a range. Or one of your friends may have one ya can try.
     
  8. M1key

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    Some early Gen4s had teething problems. Something about the new double recoil spring. I believe they are all resolved, but since I own four 19s now, I am not really in the market for one of the Gen4s...yet.

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  9. rskent

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    Because it’s a glock world buddy.
    Simple, reliable, inexpensive what’s not to love?
    Is it perfection? :rolleyes:

    Steve
     
  10. 777TRUTH

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    Shoot one.

    If you like it, get it.

    IMO a person can never have to many guns.
     
  11. Kiln

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    Glocks are so 1980's. Get something that has a less generic look. CZ pistols are great as is the XD line.

    I had a Glock 22 and didn't like it. Still have an XDM .40 that I'd never get rid of.
     
  12. ifit

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    dont get all caught up in the "its a Glock world" or "Glock perfection":rolleyes: LOL...nowadays theres so much selection other than glock, i had 2nd gen glock 17L and 26, sold them both. now i have cz shadow and recently added a new steyr c9-a1. like others stated above try different guns and see which one you like
     
  13. Kiln

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    Seriously, Glocks are a tool and not a trophy. For close to the same price, you can have both rolled into one gun.
     
  14. SabbathWolf

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    I agree with the theory of trying one out first before you just arbitrarily jump on the band wagon so to speak.
    Glocks have a love/hate reputation.
    Some people don't like the trigger or the grip angle either.
    They are perfect for others.
    It's very subjective.
    I tried 3 different Glocks and ended up being an HK guy instead at the end of the day.
    But everybody is different.....
     
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    If you've been shooting conventional gun designs it will take more than a few rounds to get accustomed to a glocks different grip angle and trigger. It is the type of gun you have to buy and make an effort to master. Once you do, you'll find yourself leaving everything else at home.
     
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    Get a Glock and go shoot the GSSF (Glock Sport Shooting Foundation) match in Greeley, Colorado in mid August (or just go to the match, plenty of people will be glad to loan you a gun and ammo to shoot it). You'll meet an unbelievably nice bunch of people. Can't say I've ever made any shooting friends at a Sig or Diamondback match .....
     
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    Lol............
    Is he looking for a match-making service or a pistol?
    :D
     
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    2OP: That's the effect of Glock's subliminal message advertisements hidden in dog food commercials. They are slowly conditioning you to get one.

    The question is, why not ? It is a legendary system with it's own place in gun design history, like it or not. There's nothing wrong with owning one, your friends will still talk with you.
     
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    A Glock is a tool. You need one the same way you need a pocket knife, a hammer, a screwdriver, or a motor vehicle.

    As long as you don't expect to impress other gun owners with it, it'll serve you.
     
  20. Triplec

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    Thanks for the replies. Its interesting to hear everybody's take on things. I'm not quite to the point where I feel my gun is in the same catagory as my hammer or even my power drill. I am starting to get the feel that a glock would be just fine, but like some have said there are better things out now. I just need to get over the "perfection" alure and stigma. Also thanks for helping me figure out some more niches that need filling, my wife will be happy to know that I need a bathroom gun now lol.
     
  21. kim breed

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    every tool box needs a crescent wrench. They shoot every time even when dirty. perfect truck gun. You just have to learn how to shoot a glock. very accurate once you get the hang of it.
     
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    I had/have 9s, a 45, 40, and 357.....so a few months back I felt the need for a g20 because I didn't have a glock.

    I ended up ditching the 357 and 20 because my co-workers liked them better than I did. Now I'm trying to decide another 40 or 45.

    The glock was pretty fun I have to admit, but the main reason I bought it was to say I've owned a glock and I was wanting a fullsized pistol for HD. Now I can continue on my intended path of a fullsized 40 or 45.

    Now what brand is another question. I like my M&P and Sig.....they work and have style. A tool doesn't have to be ugly.
     
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    I feel your pain. But for me the need is chronic and not acute. I've had the "chronic need syndrome" eight times and I'm beginning to have a flare up as of last visit to an LGS.

    I think my next "balm" will be either a model 29 or a 21. Leaning toward the 29 at this point.
     
  24. LeonCarr

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    Because you want to own the most reliable, most durable semiautomatic pistol on the market today.

    A 1911 is what you show your friends. A Glock is what you show your enemies.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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    If I knew ahead of time that I would be invovled in a firefight with a pistol, and I had my choice of pistols, I would choose a Glock 17.

    It is as good as it gets, IMO.
     
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