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Why oh why did I shoot that GLOCK?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ghettofab, Dec 1, 2007.

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  1. ghettofab

    ghettofab Member

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    I can't believe it. I really can't. I shot a GLOCK 22 today, and I can't hate them anymore. The experience was surreal. It was like the pistol was firing guided bullets. I couldn't miss. I shoot 1911s and CZs, and the grip of that plastic pistola felt....um....disgusting at first. Don't get me started on the trigger and its dingus. That all changed when I depressed the dingus and squeezed the trigger. 22 squeezes, 22 hits in the black. I don't know what to do. I suppose I'll just have to buy one for myself. :D Oh well, just ruminating. Anyone had the same experience?
     
  2. Blarelli

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    Eh, I kind of get the opposite. Whenever I shoot a glock, I am reminded of why I don't like them. Oh well, to each his own. Glad it performed good for you.
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    I got my Glock 19 in 1998. Up to that point I had been shooting revolvers and DA/SA autos, and not as well as I would have liked to. Because of the short, light, consistent trigger pull and better hand fit, I grouped much tighter with that Glock. Although other guns have come along, I still compare them to my Glock. I recently spent a few bucks to upgrade it to night sights.
     
  4. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    Dont you just love the variety of pistols available today? :) No matter what you like or dont like, there is something for everyone. Gheettofab likes Glocks and Blarelli doesn't...and they're both right.
     
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    Geno Member

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    taurusowners reflected:

    Yes, you are correct!

    gehttofab reflected:

    That is what happened with me as well. At this point, I have so many different types of pistols, and each is comfortable in it own right, but not the same comfort.

    We are blessed with a massive and wonderful selection of firearms!

    Doc2005
     
  6. R&J

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    "Anyone had the same experience?"

    Happiness is, brother. :D

    They work for me too--and Judy! ;)

    G17, G19 & G21...

    Fact is, I've rented all but the GAP models, and 10 mm. But I bought a 10 mm KKM Conversion Barrel for my G21... :cool:

    Kind of like driving VW's... :)

    --Ray
     
  7. JDGray

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    Glocks are great shooters. Hard to beat a Glock trigger with a 3.5 connector, unless you get a 1911.:D
     
  8. Snarlingiron

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    I've pressed the dingus and trigger on my Glock 19 about 10,000 times so far. I just know if I keep pressing it, this cheap tupperware pistol with the crappy trigger and kaboom problems is going to fail... It just has to, then I can go back to hating them!
     
  9. Nautilus

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    Similar experience here... I've always been a 1911 guy. My brother bought a glock 22 three years ago and I put a couple mags threw it.... I hated it. The trigger was mushy, the grip angle didn't feel natural & it was ugly.

    So a year later when I decided I wanted to add a hi-cap 9mm to my collection I stayed away from the glocks. Well after buying then trading back in 3-4 different pistols and not being happy with any of them... I decided to give in and buy a glock. I didn't even pick it up, I just pointed to that ugly new G17 in the glass cases and said "I'll take it".

    It's the only time I've left a gun shop with a new handgun I thought I was going to hate... That night I spent some time toying with it, tearing it aprt, cleaning it and putting it back together several times. I'll admit I was slightly impressed by the simplicity of it.

    The next day I took 500 rds of WWB 115gr FMJ and an assortment of different kinds of JHP with me to the range. I was going to give it my own little torture test. My first 50 shots of so were not very accurate... but I slowly started getting used to the grip and finding the feel of the trigger. Mag after mag I got more accurate.

    It ate up all 500 of the FMJ that day and nearly 100 JHP rounds. I now have over 2500 rounds through it without a single failure. No ftf, fte... nothing, and I'm getting very accurate with it. I've been converted and my nightstand gun is now this G17... I love it and I'll trust my life on it.
     
  10. 1911 guy

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    If you like them, buy one.

    Shooting a handgun is 50% gun fit. If Glocks fit your hands, go for it. Me, I feel like I'm holding a pregnant 2X4 with a funky grip. They're not "bad" guns, they're just not for me. Maybe 1911's and CZ's aren't for you.

    I like to rag on the "Glocks are the best" crowd, but if you shoot it well, no shame, just hits.
     
  11. wally

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    I couldn't hit worth beans with my Glok 17 & 21 until I got the 3.5 lb connectors. Then I was decent but still worse than with just about anything else I have. Nothing wrong with the guns as I shoot great groups with them off a rest,

    I do question if Glocks with 3.5 lb cnnectors are safe for carry.

    I didn't like the XD until I shot one, that was the first plastic non cocked and locked gun (I have Kimber BP and Witness-P guns) that worked for me. I like the new M&P a bit better. The Taurus 24/7 feels great in my hand and in dry-fire, but I shoot it about as badly as the Glocks.

    If you shoot the Glocks well and don't care about using lead bullets for reloading and shooting economy (or are willing to buy an aftermarket barrel to do so), they are great guns and pretty much set the bar for out of the box reliability.

    --wally.
     
  12. Jim_M

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    Your attention focus changes with new things. It's never the arrow, just the Indian. Good chance that in a few hundred more rounds you'd swear the barrel is bent. A new driver has the exact effect on a golfer. Elevated attention and focus = nicely shaped 300 yd drives. And, in most cases followed soon their after with the poor attention and focus that "drove" us to a new gun in the first place.


    Jim M
     
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    I agree 110%
     
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    The more I shoot them, the more I like them. Mine are all customized, but the basic simple design of the gun is very endearing. Save for some special things, it's DIY, very reliable, and even with all the stuff added to it, very reasonable.
     
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    The Glock 34 I had was probably my most accurate and consistent gun in my hands. I could double tap all day long with it, and still keep relatively tight groups considering my level of experience and the rapid fire I was doing with it. I've toyed with the idea of buying another.
     
  16. plexreticle

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    Most people that hate Glocks never have shot one.
     
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    I only own one (Glock) and I like it. Moving from a Hipower to a glock, the glock felt big and blocky.:barf: It took about 200 rounds and a couple of hundred dry fires to get used to it. Now it feels like it was made for my hand. :confused:weird huh?:confused:

    To know if you like a gun you have to shoot it. I thought the 9mm M&P compact felt much better in the hand than the glock 26. When shooting both, the glock was the more comfortable in every way.

    To those who have held a glock but never fired one, rent one and give it a try (100-200 rnds). It does seem to be a love it or hate it kind of gun so you'll find out your own opinion in short order.:D
     
  18. Hoppy590

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    i had the direct opposite interaction with glocks, but hey, so long as you try things and own a gun, cool!
     
  19. Pistol Toter

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    Glock 21 is BORING!

    For all those that have to own the 21SF; I've got a 21, my hands are average and I have absolutely no problem DRILLING the X out of a B29 at 25 yards just as fast as I can pull that last little bit of trigger. It is totaly boring! That thing slings them 230 grain ashtrays slicker than whistle. Ugly, no sex appeal, no soul but a fine tool. I can't make myself miss. Oh and it's got Mepros on it. If I go out late at night, it's with me.
     
  20. ghettofab

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    Thanks for the responses, guys. I'll be looking into a 17 or 19 in the near future, I think. Although I liked the way the .40 shot, I don't like the price of ammo, so I'll just let it share ammo with my 75b. As I drift inexorably toward plasticdom....
     
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    Not a thing wrong with a Glock. If I could find a way to get one to fit my hand, I'd probably own a few.
     
  22. Shooters Plus

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    Coming from 1911's I had trouble at first with the grip angle on the Glock but after shooting them both pretty much equally, I now have no trouble transitioning from one to the other.
     
  23. gudel

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    the 22 is a badass isn't it? :)
    I bought another 17 to replace my old 17. This one seem even more accurate than the old 17 and the 22.
     
  24. 10-Ring

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    I have owned a few Glocks but it wasn't until my 19 that I saw the light :cool: Gotta love'em ;)
     
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    Welcome to the dark side. :evil:
     
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