Let me show you something i rarely see on a glock on this forum...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by quantico, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Its called wear... the pistol and holster have lots of cosmetic wear from being fired thousands of times. The gun gets carried a lot. It gets banged into the seatbelts and car doors and door frames.. the gun gets fired and fired and then fired more. I have a lot of gen 2 glocks... at least 3 g19's and two g21's, and a g20 and g23 and g22's .. and g17's.

    Seems almost every glock i see posted is super pristine. Thats great if you collect them i guess.. my glocks get used and get wear and i dont care what they look like. I have a g19 gen 2 police gun that looks like it slid down the road a half mile while the cop on a motorcycle slid maybe.. hope he was fine. The gun still works great.

    I keep all my glocks clean and oiled and full of hornady critical duty ammo.. i like them that way... i just thought we have a lot of new gun owners on the website that might not know about a gun that looks like it worked for a living.

    Battle worn fake wear... makes me ill. If you need to pretend you have used your glock you have hit a new low. So use your guns and enjoy the look you get from honest use.. it will set you free not worrying about getting a scratch...it really will.
     
  2. norcalAF

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    Not a Glock, but I have a Sig P220 carry that was an off duty weapon for a sheriff's deputy. It looks like it could tell some stories, shoots like a dream, even compared to my FIL's P220 combat. Most of my guns have a spot or two of honest wear, they are tools after all!
     

  3. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    My G23's...can you tell which one I carried to work?[​IMG]

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  4. Henny

    Henny NRA Life Benefactor, GOA Life.

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    Carry my Gen5 every day. It looks worse than my Gen2, 23 that I got in the early 90s.

    Not too impressed wit the Gen5 finish.
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    February, it’s a year that I’ve had this pistol. Around 9k through it.
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    Battle worn fake wear haha. I agree with you. It's absurd.
     
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  7. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    Agree with all the posts...they are Tools...I know many are collectible to some members, but to each his own...all mine are tools...tools wear and will show it eventually...honest wear does not detract from their primary mission...to go bang every time I press the trigger...period...
     
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    0EA909E5-9BB0-492B-9B4F-BFF67C683450.jpeg Daily carry-check
    Shot a bunch-check
    Don’t need sandpaper and fancy coatings to make your gun look like s**t.
     
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    This has been my daily carry in a kydex holster for the past decade or so.

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    NYPD GLOCK !.jpg My 2.5 Gen G-27 EDC is well worn, my 2nd Gen G-23 I had refinished as it was too worn (IMHO).The frame looks shiny, and slick. BSA Glock 2.5.JPG
    X-NYPD is a G-19 in the first photo it is well worn also.
     
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    I tend to keep my tools (and other stuff) from looking too "used", but I agree that the "battle worn" treatments look anything but - like fake antiquing of furniture by beating it with chains and the like.

    ETA - Forgot to mention the wear on the outside of driver's side doors of police cruisers and SUVs from holsters, pistol grips and other gear rubbing against them during entry and exit, especially in tight parking spaces. They're very visible on white.
     
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    I must ask did the big scratch come from a drop or scrape against something ? or just holster wear ?
     
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    My G43 is starting show some wear, but as long as it’s not rust, I don’t mind...gives it some character.

    I also don’t get the fake “battle-worn” look.
     
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    That is because most of the guys posting photos on here are posting photos of either their collectible Glocks or the new Glocks they just bought.

    Plenty of well used Glocks on this forum I guarantee it
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  16. Kentucky fan

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    Honest wear is a thing of beauty on any tool imo.
     
  17. Intolerant

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    As long as it goes bang when i hit the bullet start switch, i dont much care what it looks like.
    I dont mind the wear and tear, its rust that i dont much like. The rest just goes with the territory.
     
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  18. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    I’ll try to remember to get some pics, but Glocks hold up amazingly well. Even my duty Glocks don’t look right for their miles-they should look much rougher.
     
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    Yep. Like me, my firearms show some visible wear & tear from a lot of experience over time and from a lot of use. ;)
     
  20. Intolerant

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    I call THAT, beautiful. Its not one of those lazy guns collecting medicaid & food stamps.
     
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