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Old 01-22-2006, 18:10   #141
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I like the 1911. Use to have a para LDA that was great and I kick myself for selling it. But the design is from, errr.. year 1911. Can't compare with Glocks etc....

But I still likem a lot for not owning one.
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Old 01-22-2006, 21:01   #142
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I knew a SWAT officer who was repelling a three story building in training, his Sig got ripped from his holster and fell to the conctrete, shattering the frame on impact. A fellow officer, carring a Glock 22 laughed. The bet was on and the Glock was unloaded and tossed off the same three story building, the tritium vile in the front sight broke, but the G22 was fine. Take it for what it's worth.

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Old 01-22-2006, 21:57   #143
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I knew a SWAT officer who was repelling a three story building in training, his Sig got ripped from his holster and fell to the conctrete, shattering the frame on impact. A fellow officer, carring a Glock 22 laughed. The bet was on and the Glock was unloaded and tossed off the same three story building, the tritium vile in the front sight broke, but the G22 was fine. Take it for what it's worth.

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What it's worth? It's worth BUYING A GLOCK AS MY NEXT PISTOL!!;f Seriously though, his tests, and stories like the two above, are waht really made me decide for sure that I want a GLOCK as my next pistol (Well, that, and shooting a G21 and a G30.).


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Old 01-22-2006, 22:04   #144
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I just picked up my 21
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Old 01-22-2006, 22:07   #145
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Congratulations. You'll LOVE IT! It's a TACKDRIVER! (Don't own one yet, but I HAVE shot one, better than I've ever shot any other firearm, I might add.)


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Old 01-23-2006, 08:37   #146
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Thanks, but I already know I love it. I use to carry one before switching to the G-22. Now I'm going back.
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Old 01-23-2006, 10:52   #147
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a brief thanks

Thank you for your hard and competent work for al of us on GT. It was tests like you have done that brought me to Glock almost a decade and a half ago now. I’m a 9mm and .40 guy my self but if your 21 will “take it” like that so will my .40’s. I appreciate it, and please keep on posting! Maybe someday you can put together a book to compete with “The Complete Glock Reference Guide”! I’ll buy a copy! Seriously, I do appreciate the posting and the expense and time you have one to!
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Old 01-25-2006, 11:42   #148
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Used to own a 21 (or two), sold it (them), just bought another one. Good to know they are so durable, but I guess this test could have easily been done with ANY model Glock since they are all virtually the same, well at least where it counts they are. I think I will hold onto this one. Thanks for all the hard (fun) work!
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Old 01-25-2006, 11:58   #149
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Glock not dependable

I wish I could say that my Glock 26 was that dependable. I bought a new one and within the first 100 rounds (Winchester 115 gr. FMJs) I had 3 FTF (light strikes on the primer).
I sent it back to Symrna where they supposedly "fixed" it. When I got it back I ran another box through it of the same ammo. and had light strikes at 70rds, 106,rds, and 110 rounds.
Before someone critisizes my grip, let me say that I teach CHL plus for almost 3 years I test fired guns for the local police dept crime lab., so I'm not a limp wristed shooter.
Yes, it's going back to Smyrna again!
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Old 01-25-2006, 13:58   #150
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As for the bullet tests, I've only heard of one incident involving a CA LEO whose 226 took a centerfire round of some sort, he fired once and they took off. IIRC it could not fire after that, but then the GLOCK was dealing with rimfire rounds so it's tough to say. I'd day the stamped steel slide variants would fare worse, but who knows.
Please explain this. There's no such thing as a rimfire Glock...is there?
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Old 01-25-2006, 14:05   #151
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Old 01-25-2006, 22:23   #152
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Please explain this. There's no such thing as a rimfire Glock...is there?

You are just reading it wrong, he is referencing where he shot the G21 with a .22 .
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Old 01-29-2006, 16:37   #154
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You're right. There are pics too.
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WOW !! I'll describe this in my instructor training classes...
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:27   #156
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I think the number one thing here is that Glock will perform in any hostile condition. The only drawback of Glock's is that they are not for looks, they are ugly, and honestly they lack soul. They look like they were designed by machines for machines, a tool, without character. This is why the JM Browning designs will live on forever simply because Glock may function but few pick it up to admire it. I think Glock could easily change this, maybe contour the slide a bit, put some lines in it, add a saftey option for those who want it, etc.
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:38   #157
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Old 01-30-2006, 14:07   #158
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beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Personally, I think glocks are great looking guns. If you want engraving and precious walnut stock carvings- then buy a winchester commemerative to hang over the fireplace. Glocks look like a professional. When someone sees a glock, they are thinking "ah crap- they mean business" I will slightly agree that the older glocks without finger groves or sight rails are somewhat less attractive to me- but as far as J.Browning's design is concerned, I think to myself on sight
A.Is the gun going to function properly ever time?
B.If it does, how much money did they spend to get it to do so.
C.What sort of conditions would that gun in particular hold up in?
D.IF or WHEN it malfunctions, how much is going to be spent in repairing the break down?
I'm the sort of guy that likes knowing my gun has a higher survivability rate if I dropped it out of a moving vehicle at 80mph. I think of glocks as the Volvo's of the gun world. They can take a hell of a beating and still function, and while the earlier models may have been blocky (yet utilitarian), the later models are starting to have more curve/sex appeal and still maintain the utilitarian part that made them famous.

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Old 01-30-2006, 16:04   #159
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"That which in itself has the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty."
In other words. When it goes bang instead of click. That is a beautiful thing. Specially if S is hitting the fan.
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Old 01-30-2006, 17:51   #160
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bigbore...

In a word - YES. Your 21 has proven its durability. I am sure hoping my G19 is at least half the "man" your 21 is.

Reading through most every reply here there are three things I've recognized:

(1) a real effort to legitimately test and honestly proof it all with photos, videos, and text; and,

(2) an example of a practical, rather than theoretical, critical examination effort to prove a subject's reliability under stressed conditions; and,

(3) that this was done without a "jaundiced eye" or snide or snickered comment when other brands tested had problematic results.

Thank you, big bore... and thanks too, to those who helped you.

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