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Has Glock missed the boat?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Melissa5, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Melissa5

    Melissa5

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    Smith & Wesson is jumping on the small, thin 9mm boat with the new M&P 9 Shield. I'm tired of waiting on Glock and think I will give this new gun a try when it is available.

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  2. lyodbraun

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    I dont think Glock is missing anything yeah alot of people want those slim single stack guns but Glock cant even keep up with the demand of their current guns, so I doubt they will have any of those types out anytime soon, not only that I just dont think Glock has a need or or just dont want to get into making all those types of weapons... when what they have no fits mosts needs... just my thoughts and 2cents
     

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    I agree with you but let me ask you this what about the g36?


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  4. lyodbraun

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    yeah that Glock 36 you notice though is the only one they ever made thin, so why did they never make any of the other model like that ???? something to think about ... ya know makes sense to get a hold on the market with the slim frames and more pocket sized guns, but just dont think Glock wants in on that side of the
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  5. LawScholar

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    I think Glock is doing fine, but I do think single-stack Glock 9 mm and .40 models would sell well. I'd be interested. Heck, I'd be interested in the G36 if you could get a flush floorplate for it.
     
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    Import points game probably.
     
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    Bingo! Which is why we'll never see Glocks .380 here.
     
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    I have no problem concealing my G27 with it's standard width, and I think many feel the same way, so why would Glock make a slim line besides the G36, if people keep buying the regular ones? Maybe Glock is using the "if ain't broke don't fix it" philosophy...just my .02
     
  9. jb1911

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    My G26 is thin enough for me and it holds ten rounds.
     
  10. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    That no long applies as Glock manufactures some of their weapons here for import to other countries that won't deal with Austrian companies. No reason a single stack couldn't be made here for use here.
     
  11. Melissa5

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    Exactly!!!
     
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    Anyone know if this is real? Photoshop is amazing.:dunno:I guess we'll all find out on April 12th.

    Like someone else posted, why would Glock intro a new single stack pistol when they can't keep up with production of their current models?
     
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    I dont have baby hands and would prefer the increase in the mags over something "thin and small".... People have cc fullsize 1911s for years, most people that carried large cap or big bore pistols in the past are sticking with them. The single stack 9mms and 380s are brought about by new CCers in my opinion.
     
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    Glock missed the boat a long time ago.
     
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    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    Because as any successful company knows, if you want to stay successful, you need to anticipate the needs of your customers. Glocks are selling well now, because all guns are selling well. Once this election is over and things settle down, many people are going to be looking for a thin, reliable pistol. If Glock isn't answering, they will go elsewhere.
     
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    Been looking at this pic for the past 2 days... Looks like an extended mag in this pic. If that extended mag carries at least 10 and they ship it with a more flush fitting 7-8round mag... It's gonna be GOLDEN.... Well for initial sales at least...




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  17. TSAX

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    :agree:, but it also would be nice to a single stack 9 and compare








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    :agree:, sales will be high early, this will be popular/in demand and I wonder what the price point is.








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    OK, I just talked to a pretty reliable guy that went through the S&W armorers course and he said that they were told the Shield will be modeled on the PPS.
     
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    Maybe Glock is waiting to see the pros & cons about each of the single stack 9mm's coming out and are listening to people and then will make the perfect one and trump all the rest or maybe not :dunno:

    I will say if Glock came out with one, it would sell in a hurry like a gun version of the newest iPad/iPhone and they'd have to have enough to meet the early demand.







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