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Old 02-01-2013, 20:38   #21
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No, not really owning one with its industry WORST grips turned me from a kool aid drinker into a EX-Glock owner. Im just as happy with my SR9c..as a matter of fact I consider it a upgrade. The ONLY glock id own(like to own) is the 36. and ive never found one at what I consider a reasonable price so..I doubt(i wont say never) but i doubt i will ever own a glock again unless they fully resdeign the grips.
You got that right.......worst grips of any automatic pistol I've ever owned.......

You'd have to pry my G17 out of my cold dead hands to get it from me, though!

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Old 02-01-2013, 20:55   #22
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Last year I traded off a G23 and was Glockless for the first time in 20 years. Didn't last long. Last week doing some trading I now have a G33.
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Old 02-01-2013, 21:15   #23
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Old 02-01-2013, 21:28   #24
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I let Larry Vickers talk me into all sorts of fine-tuning on my Gen 3 G19 - and, guess what, I like it more than ever!
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:28   #25
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No, not really owning one with its industry WORST grips turned me from a kool aid drinker into a EX-Glock owner. Im just as happy with my SR9c..as a matter of fact I consider it a upgrade. The ONLY glock id own(like to own) is the 36. and ive never found one at what I consider a reasonable price so..I doubt(i wont say never) but i doubt i will ever own a glock again unless they fully resdeign the grips.
Yeah- I hear ya, that's why your here, right?
I've owned Colt,S&W,Ruger,Les Baer and Magnum Research, and still have a Springfield TRP. My Glock-21
is my go to, hand gun. I've owned a G22,G23,G30. I'll alway's own a Glock.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:36   #26
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After shooting a S&W M&P I have no desire to own a Glock. The M&P is superior in my opinion.

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Old 02-02-2013, 18:22   #27
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My gen 2 g17 is reliable, parts/accessories are relatively cheap. I am still not sold on it though. I am going to give it a few more rounds in a lower pressure situation than the reserve police course and see how I feel. See how much is me and how much is the gun. Just not clicking with me. But I can see why people like them. Just not sure they are the gun for me.
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Old 02-02-2013, 19:02   #28
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I have owned a 23, 27 and 17, sold them all. Just not good ergonomics for me. I can certainly see why folks love them as they are world class defensive handguns but I do not think they are the best choice for everyone.
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:35   #29
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Yes they are! I often try another brand, SIG, XD, Para, S&W - but overall, Glocks are the best for many reasons. One reason being that they currently sell around 30 models in the US - so there should be one model, or several (I just purchased G # six) to fit everyone's needs. Cheers.
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:01   #30
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I've held many different guns. Only ones I've shot are Glock and Walther PPS. I currently own a G19 Gen4 and G27 Gen4. I have a co-worker who wants to go shooting and he wants to bring his Sig P226. He said he'll let me try it out so we'll see if I get hit with the Sig bug.
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Old 02-03-2013, 15:12   #31
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Simple, effective and reliable, nuff said.........
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Old 02-03-2013, 21:09   #32
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Interesting comments.

I've never understood the complaints about the Glocks' grip angle and ergonomics. Never bothered me. I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't read complaints about it on forums.

I recently bought an M&P .40. The ergonomics and feel are better, more natural. I think the M&P's are more refined than the Glock. However the stock trigger isn't nearly as good IMO.
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Old 02-03-2013, 21:18   #33
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Glocks are like the whore down the block back when you were a young man. You used the skank when needed. Swore you'll never go back to the slut every time. But always did because of the sheer availability and the wonderful cheap spare parts.
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Old 02-03-2013, 22:14   #34
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I can't say I've ever owned a Glock, though this time around - am considering it. However, my experiences with the G27 was not a good one. It was hard to control, it wasn't comfortable to shoot, and my accuracy really suffered as a result. However, it DID feel solid and for a range rental - seemed to be really good shape and hold up well to 'beat it like a rental' attitudes.
Don't let the caliber throw you off course. I shot a Glock G-22 with WWB 180-grain FMJ and had that been my only experience I would have passed on the one Glock I own.

There's no substitute for total gun/ammo reliability and that one Glock I own is the only firearm I own that has been perfect since Day One with every ammo I've put through it, along with being remarkable accurate.

Give the Glocks in other calibers a run-through before you decide to reject them.
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Old 02-03-2013, 22:52   #35
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I handled and watched a student shoot a Gen 1 Glock 17 at my CHL class Saturday. It was dirty and worn but kept on shootin'.

I shot a G27 for the first time one day last week. I expected it to be bad after all I read on the internet. It wasn't bad at all to me. The owner was a new shooter and shot it well. The .40 S&W pistols don't bother me at all. It is an individual thing I guess.
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Old 02-04-2013, 17:00   #36
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Interesting comments.

I've never understood the complaints about the Glocks' grip angle and ergonomics. Never bothered me. I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't read complaints about it on forums.

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To me I think it comes down to experience. I have experience on other platforms that are different. Also I prefer an ambidextrous mag release such as on a HK USP or on the XD line of pistols. Not saying the glock would be a bad choice for others, but it is taking me some time to adapt.

I think the time I have spent using other guns makes the glock harder to use well. On the positive side it is reliable. I think mechanical accuracy is probably acceptable, if I could get used to it. Don't like the sights all that much. Would prefer dot the i type sights like a sig 229 I used to have. That was accurate and fast for me.

I am going to give it some more range time and see if I can improve. However at the price/availability of ammo or burning through my stock I am not sure how much time I can give it. Maybe Wed or Friday I can get some more time in depending on the weather.
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