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Is Glock a true uni-sex gun?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by nyycanseco33, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. nyycanseco33

    nyycanseco33 Da Fk'n Man

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    Is it a true uni-sex gun that was/is designed for both men and women or was/is it designed for a man and the women have to adjust? Just curious on what the females here on GT think about this. I will eventually buy one for a woman so she may be able to shoot with me and also protect herself in the future... I'm just curious if what I buy for myself is also acceptable for her also


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  2. dango

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  3. Priapism

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    Glocks were designed with men in mind but some women love them. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a woman who has knowledge of handguns it is your job to steer them in the right direction. Most women will want something smaller than a Glock and most don't like the way that Glocks look. They will want a smaller gun. Most women will not take the time to learn how to break down and maintain a semi or get the range time to get all of the benefit of the trigger reset with high capacity. Most women, if you expose them to the Glock enough, will come around.

    For a first gun I will recommend a J frame for a woman. If she has the desire and seems into guns, 2nd gun is a G26, followed by a G19, then a G27, followed by a G23. At this point you have one helluva women.
     
  4. TomB985

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    Not really sure that there is an answer to this one.

    They were originally designed for military use by human beings with four fingers and an opposable thumb. Said creatures align sights with their eyes, wrap their digits, called "fingers", around the grip and fire with the forefinger.

    I've never seen a firearm designed to be operated with gender specific anatomy, so how could you suggest that it's designed for either. That's just like asking if a hammer or power drill is designed for one gender or another...the answer is neither. :supergrin:
     
  5. Priapism

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    Because when Glocks were designed for the military it was almost all men. The grip was designed for medium to large hands. Only SF and Gen 4s are now addressing women's hands and small hands on sissy men.
     
  6. Mungrol

    Mungrol Wanabe Like RTN

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    I have not found any male parts, or any female parts on my glock so I would say that my glock is sexless rather than uni-sex.

    Mungrol Out!!!
     
  7. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    WHOA there podner!

    I have a Gen 4, and I RESEMBLE that remark!

    :tongueout:
     
  8. AA#5

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    No gun is designed for only men.
     
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  9. LawScholar

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    I've been helping a female friend of mine pick out a gun, and she almost can't bear to go to gun stores any more. She's a very alpha, driven person (5 college degrees at age 27) who handles all my guns well, and every single store we go into they hand her something pink and talk to her like a child.

    She has ended up mostly settling on the Glock 19 Gen 4. Women, like men, have varying degrees of hand size. Glocks probably fit men better on the whole, but they work for lots of girls too.
     
  10. JBP55

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    I prefer a Glock to a J frame as a beginner gun for adult males and females and have females switch from revolvers to semi autos quite often. The choice is theirs and many prefer the semi autos even though their husbands told them they needed a small revolver which very few people care to shoot with good defensive ammunition.
     
  11. Gray_Wolf

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    Glocks, like women, are for men and lesbians :supergrin:

    at least my GF things they are ugly.
     
  12. Priapism

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    I always knew that I was a lesbian.
     
  13. LawScholar

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    I've never been sure about the J-frames for noobs either. Small capacity, pretty brisk recoil for sensitive shooters, no sights to speak of. I actually think a J-frame is something of an expert's gun - enough confidence in ability that 5 shots will be fine.

    The argument is simplicity and reliability, but Glock had those same virtues with moderate recoil and a much deeper ammunition supply, not to mention that top-end 9x19 loads are superior to top-end .38 +p loads.
     
  14. Priapism

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    My point was, for a first gun I recommend a J frame because many women will not really get into guns and learn them. Semi's are in fact harder to use for the novice as well as more dangerous for the novice. The minute I recognize that this beginner has taken a liking to guns then I will move them immediately to Glock. Their J frame still has a purpose and is not wasted money.
     
  15. Check my Gat

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    As of Gen 4 I'd say they're officially unisex. Although that being said I'm 6'2" and enjoy using it with no backstrap as I can make my grip on the weapon completely perfect.
     
  16. raven11

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    maybe not the pink poka-dot Gen3

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  17. Rustin

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    Glock grips were designed with roswell crash descendent's in mind.
     
  18. jellis11

    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

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    the plastic part is for girls and the metal part for boys, right?
     
  19. glock_collector

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    Why? did your "thingy" fall off??
     
  20. Melissa5

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    It concerns me when I see a comment/thread that asks what gun is right for a woman. There is no one right answer.

    I believe that the best gun for a woman is the one that she picks out, not the one you think she ought to use. If she doesn't like what you pick, she won't shoot or carry it. Have her hold a bunch of different guns to see what fits her hand the best. Have her shoot the guns that she is interested in. Then let her choose the one that fits best and that she is comfortable with. She may choose a .22 and that's OK. When she gets used to shooting that, she may like shooting enough to buy a gun in a larger caliber. Or, she may be bold and go right for a 10mm or .357.

    Glocks were originally made for men with large hands, but thankfully they have changed enough over the years to be comfortable for women also.

    Thank God I didn't have to learn to shoot on a J-frame. The Airweight that I rented was very snappy and actually hurt to shoot because the backstrap was not covered by the grips.
     
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