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I Keep Going Back To Glock!

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ShaneS, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    You got that right.......worst grips of any automatic pistol I've ever owned....... :wavey:

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


  2. 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.

  3. Boats

    Boats Not Assimilated

    Dec 22, 2002
    Somewhere in Oregon
    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.:cool:
  4. mister happy

    mister happy Lefty

    Mar 18, 2009
    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!
  5. glockin-45


    Feb 24, 2009
    North Carolina
    Yeah- I hear ya, that's why your here, right?:upeyes:
    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.:cool:
  6. After shooting a S&W M&P I have no desire to own a Glock. The M&P is superior in my opinion.

    Sent from my Obama phone.
  7. silentpoet


    Jan 11, 2007
    This Old Caddy
    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.
  8. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    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.
  9. tuica


    Apr 28, 2009
    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.
  10. rolltide_pisco

    rolltide_pisco NRA Life Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Western Kentucky
    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.
  11. Dawolf


    Sep 18, 2010
    Simple, effective and reliable, nuff said.........
  12. ShaneS

    ShaneS Millennium Member

    Oct 22, 1999
    Greater D/FW Texas, USA
    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.
  13. IllinoisGun


    Oct 12, 2011
    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.
  14. unit1069


    Oct 10, 2007
    So. Central US
    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.
  15. ShaneS

    ShaneS Millennium Member

    Oct 22, 1999
    Greater D/FW Texas, USA
    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.
  16. silentpoet


    Jan 11, 2007
    This Old Caddy
    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.