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Glock popularity?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Alliance50, May 9, 2012.

  1. Hi all

    I would like to hear some stories of people who carry, that have
    changed their carry guns and why.

    What I would like to know for example is if you have carried a glock for the last 15 yrs and you now have changed to a sig sauer or a 1911, or maybe you went from sig or 1911 to glock.
    And please mention what and wether or not you switched calibers.

    This just for information because I have been noticing a lot more sig sauers (P220) at the ranges I go to.

    Thanks everyone!:wavey:
     
  2. bac1023

    bac1023

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    I used to carry a Glock years ago, but changed to a 911 because I shoot them much better.

    The 1911 is my favorite platform, so why not carry it?
     


  3. My wife had a Glock 19. I carried it a few times and it's a good gun. It shot just fine. I don't care for them mostly I suppose because everybody and his cousin has one. That fact alone tells me they're good guns, even if I don't want one.

    I prefer a revolver to tell you the truth, but for now I'm carrying a M&P shield. I've come to the conclusion I'd rather beat up a plastic semi, than I would a classic blue steel revolver. A Glock would serve the puprpose just as well as the shield. The shield was just "there" when I went looking.
     
  4. MajorD

    MajorD

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    my criteria is simple- does it work? as long as it works I don't much care what quality brand gun I am carrying. in my Carry rotation are Colts, les baer, seecamp smith and wesson and glock. In the past it has included H&K, Beretta sig walther.
     
  5. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

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    Carried a Glock for many years. Don't own one anymore. I have moved on to other platforms that I shoot better and have the features that suit me.
     
  6. If you don't mind what Platform did you go to?
     
  7. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    Glock has been my EDC for almost fifteen years.

    Somebody will have to build a more reliable pistol for me to change. No one has done so, yet.
     
  8. The Retired Sarge

    The Retired Sarge "The Sarge"

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    Carried Glock and SIG Sauer for many years. Three years ago I bought my first HK, a P30. Marveled at the extreme quality. Took a serious inquiry into HK engineering and quality control processes. You just don't hear hardly any problems with HK products and their scheduled parts replacement is at almost unreal round counts. The path Glock has chosen with their recent productions really bothers me. So I went all HK. My current EDC is a HK P2000 V3 in 9mm. Bill
     
  9. I use to carry Glock 30sf but now I carry a M&P 9 or 1911. The M&P gets carried more than the 1911. I no longer own a Glock . After shooting the M&P I just didn't care much for the Glock anymore.
     
  10. James Dean

    James Dean

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    I bought my first HK, a USPc and its built like a tank. Quality inside and out, and shoots very nice. But for CC a Glock 26/27 is a hard hand to beat. They are small, reliable, light, and have great mag capacity. Add a + 2 base plate to either the 26/27 and don't leave home without either.
     
  11. jay-bird

    jay-bird goin' broke

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    If you add a +2 baseplate, why not just carry the G19?

    The only reason I carry the 26 is because of the smaller handle.

    In a SD situation, are you really going to need 13 shots instead of 11?
     
  12. gumbee

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    Had to carry a 23 at work, so my EDC now in retirement is a 2022 also in 40. Love the trigger, that's why.
     
  13. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    For the last +decade daily it has been a USP .45. A couple years ago I got a G26 for weekends because it is smaller.
     
  14. arclight610

    arclight610

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    I use to carry a Glock 19, but now I don't carry (moved to IL). I sold it for a 1911 and later bought a Sig Sp2022.

    My new rape whistle has all the stopping power I need.
     
  15. I carried a wheel gun for years and moved to a semi-auto about 5 years ago. I had no idea what I wanted but hi-cap 9mm seemed to be it. I bought a Sigma, liked it so much I got my wife one. Few months ago she wanted something smaller and the G26 fit that. While at the shop getting her a G26 a G30 winked at me and became my new EDC. Where have they been all this time? I'll never knock the Sigma's as they were 100% reliable good shooters with thousands of rounds down range. Just is no denying it, the Glock trigger rocks compared to the Sigma's.
     
  16. countrygun

    countrygun

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    Sigh........

    Me and Glocks.

    I got my first Glock (22c) a few years ago because the wife thought I needed a polymer,.40,Glock. Until then I had none of those things. I was underimpressed frankly. Within a couple of months picked up a Sig 2340. Now there is a plastic .40 I can like. Nothing really wrong with the Glock, just nothing to it that blew my skirt up. I got the grip angle "thing" out of the way but it just isn't as accurate as the 2340 in my hands. I learned to shoot decades ago with a Ruger standard and a 1911, progressing to a S&W 27 and K-22, then was taught the DA/SA method on second generation Smith autos. The Glock trigger solves no problems for me

    I was so impressed with the 2340 that I picked up a 2022 triple serialed German. THAT is the plastic 9mm for me. Much more accurate than any stock Glock I've fired. Since I have the ability to shoot well enough to tell the difference why shouldn't I have the better shooter?

    I am not a Glock "hater" in fact i got in trouble on another Forum with the owner (who falls all over himself when someone says "Glock") simply because I gave the Glock what I considered to be a compliment. I compared Glocks to the bill of fare at McDonalds. They are everywhere, they are consistent and no matter where you get one it will be the same as the one you get clear across the Country, it takes no major hurdles to order a different caliber and transition. All in all I thought it a compliment to Glock, apparently the success of McDonalds is considered an insult to some fanboys.

    Fast forward to 6 weeks ago. I ordered an received a Glock 20 SF. I was beginning to worry about the years of shooting 10mm in my Witness and wanted another 10mm "in case" having reloading gear and brass in quantity. I am probably never going to own a Glock smaller than my 22c since I am trained and long practiced, on other systems and a "small" Glock doesn't give my any capabilities I don't already have in carry pistols.

    If you like them, go for it, it's a great Country where we have so many choices in firearms, celebrate that by picking what you like.
     
  17. James Dean

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    Even with a +2 the G26 is still smaller than my G19. I like the extended mag for the draw, as well as the +2 rounds. I feel much more comfortable with more rounds. True if your up against one person 11 is a lot of rounds, but what if you come home, or you walk into a store or restaurant and there is a multiple threat? I like to prepare for the worst and hope for the best within reason.
     
  18. ESI Agent

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    Carried a Glock 17 for about 15 years and now usually carry a Ruger P345 or others like the SR9c,P95. I shoot better with my P95,P345 then with my Glock 17 or 22, the Rugers do the same job as my glocks but do it for less. :supergrin:
     
  19. Dan Glock

    Dan Glock

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    Started with a Glock 26, glock 36, glock 23.
    Now only own the 23, and two new m&p's... Feel better and shoot them better. Now carry my shield! Looking for a m&p 9 pro
     
  20. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    In my opinion if you are going to carry IWB you cannot beat a G19. Small enough to conceal, lots of firepower, goes bang every time. 17 round mags for reloads. You don't need a pretty sissy 1911 with a ultra tuned action and a light match grade trigger to carry.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2012