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Why I chose a glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Porterhouse83, May 27, 2012.

  1. Porterhouse83

    Porterhouse83

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    1) The grip felt so much better than the grip of other polymer framed pistols I held.

    2) Years ago I watched a guy purposely drop his glock in sand with the action open, Kicked it around a bit and then proceeded to empty all 3 mags with not one failure. I am still impressed to this day.

    3) Its so easy to strip.

    4) I actually like the looks of it.

    5) Repairs are simple.

    1911s are my favorite but that has mostly to do with me being a WWI and WWII nut. Love vintage firearms. Glock now has a place in my home.
     
  2. barth

    barth six barrels

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    1) Reliability
    2) Ease of Maintenance
    3) Cross Model Part Compatibility
    4) Availability of Third Party Parts and Accessories.
     

  3. DarkShooter

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    ^^^ All of the above! And at a price point lower than many others, especially non base model 1911's.
     
  4. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

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    Add to everyone else's list, lightweight. Maybe no lighter than other polymer framed pistols, but a lot lighter that the full sized 1911 I carried for 20 years.
     
  5. shadowman024

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    ease of repair is what has me hooked
     
  6. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

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    Not to hi-jack or change up but in the current edition of American Handgunner magazine, they have an interesting article about a trip to Utah to the Browning museum. They write about seeing and disassembling a 1910 and another, hammerless 1911 from JM Browning's shop. Different and interesting.

    http://www.americanhandgunner.com/
     
  7. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

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    In addition it's priced right!
     
  8. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I forgot the lightweight part.
    Yup, I noticed the difference.

    Glock G27/357 4.16"--27.0 (10/125)
    Sig P239/357---------34.0 (8/125)
     
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  9. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Each persons reasons can vary but many can agree with your points.









    :50cal:
     
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  10. tuica

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    All of those great reasons listed above. In over 35 years of handgunning, there are few modern, and older, pistols I have not fired/carried/handled. Considering the totality of the product - Glock makes the best defensive pistol ever. Have a great Memorial Day. Cheers.
     
  11. bigblock

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    My Glock 19 is the only gun to never fail me in any way.
     
  12. SIGlock

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    Glock can't be ugly. I knew it. As we can see, this guy is a 1911 dude....but he actually like the looks of a Glock.

    Glock is beautiful to me. It has that unique "form follow function" that is none like any other polymer pistols.

    I used to think the prettiest look pistol was a SIG. Now, Glock is is more beautful. The 1911 is still "butt" ugly.:supergrin:
     
  13. PhotoFeller

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    You guys have nailed the key reasons for owning Glock, so I can't add a thing.

    When Glock first came on the scene, I was offended by the look. I was raised on revolvers and 1911s, and thats what handguns were supposed to look like. It probably took 10 years for me to really come to appreciate Glock pistols, to get past the traditional look fixation.

    One day at a gun show, I picked up a G19 and everything changed. The balance, weight, capacity and all the other positives you've posted came together to convince me that Glock was revolutionary. It covered all handgunner self defense needs. I've been carrying one ever since.
     
  14. Handy with the Steel

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    I carry the 17, i carry it because it is a powerhouse. 18 rounds that can can be accurately, and rapidly fired. I recently watched a convenience store robbery video and the clerk fought off 2 assailants with a little 6:crying: shot hold out piece, i just kept thinking how much better he would of faired if he had the ability to lay down a heavy volume of fire as is possible with a gun like the 17.
     
  15. Bill Dncn

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    For me I'll add that the center line of the Glock's bore is lower in my grip. When I pick up an XD (for example) it seems so tall. Glock feels like an extension of my arms while some others feel like I'm holding a hammer.
     
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  16. ShapesAndColors

    ShapesAndColors Life is good..

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    This is a big one for me. I can tame the recoil very well because of it.
     
  17. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I agree low bore axis is big.
    The only gun I have with as low, or lower,
    bore axis is my sweetheart Kahr MK40 Elite.
    Even being a micro, with a 3.0" barrel,
    it has distinctly less felt recoil than my Glock G27.

    But the MK40 is an all stainless steel gun weighing 5 oz more than the G27.
    And is a 5+1 rather than 9+1 gun.

    Guess which one I carry - LOL!
     
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  18. Rustin

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    Glock is a classic.It points naturally and shoot's wonderfully.
     
  19. Ranger45

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    Can't add to what's been said here. I own other pistols, but my Glocks are my "go to" guns!