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I like my Glocks ... a LOT, but I wish they would drop the whole Perfection marketing. At best it's arrogant and at worst it's just dishonest. I'd much rather they'd return to the old Glock Shooting Sports marketing logo on their clothing and gifts/accessories.
 

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What's arrogant and dishonest about it? They aren't claiming they've built a perfect handgun. It's more to do with an entire package and idea. I got no problems with the 'Perfection'. If Glock said in their marketing 'every gun we build is perfect', I'd prolly raise an eyebrow.
 

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I like my Glocks ... a LOT, but I wish they would drop the whole Perfection marketing. At best it's arrogant and at worst it's just dishonest. I'd much rather they'd return to the old Glock Shooting Sports marketing logo on their clothing and gifts/accessories.
Old?

"Glock Perfection" was used first... before "Glock Shooting Sports" was ever used. The Perfection logos have been revived... they are not new.

Personally, I like the "Perfection" logos better.
 

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I'm pretty sure none of us are on this website because Glock is in the business of marketing an 'idea'. They make firearms. I know that'll come as a shock to some people, but there it is. Claiming otherwise is playing a bit too Clinton/Obama-esque with words.
I'm pretty sure I never claimed Glock Shooting Sports predated Glock Perfection, but let me reread my post and double check. Uhmmm ... nope. I say old because the items they used to market are no longer available except for the low crown hat.
People can vary on their acceptance of a marketing plan (my personal favorite was the use of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" for computers/programming). I prefer the active connotation of Shooting Sports probably because I've been an athlete most of my life.
Glock has a durable and dependable product, but perfection?
 

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I'm pretty sure none of us are on this website because Glock is in the business of marketing an 'idea'. They make firearms. I know that'll come as a shock to some people, but there it is. Claiming otherwise is playing a bit too Clinton/Obama-esque with words.
I'm pretty sure I never claimed Glock Shooting Sports predated Glock Perfection, but let me reread my post and double check. Uhmmm ... nope. I say old because the items they used to market are no longer available except for the low crown hat.
People can vary on their acceptance of a marketing plan (my personal favorite was the use of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" for computers/programming). I prefer the active connotation of Shooting Sports probably because I've been an athlete most of my life.
Glock has a durable and dependable product, but perfection?
So - all of us are wrong & you are right? I am glad you explained that for us.:kidding:

Let me re-read your post: Uhmmm.... yes, OLD predates new! :jumpingjacks:
 

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So - all of us are wrong & you are right? I am glad you explained that for us.:kidding:

Let me re-read your post: Uhmmm.... yes, OLD predates new! :jumpingjacks:

Well, let's (once again) take a look at my original post. Did I say Perfection was a new marketing strategy? Uhmmm ... nope. Looks like you're wrong ... again.
 

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"Glock Perfection" is marketing. Period. End of story. Yes, it's a bit hyperbolic. But that's how marketing works. Don't like it? Don't buy it. That's how the free market works.

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While I agree the whole “Glock Perfection” is a bit sanctimonious, I do wear it proudly. Mainly to piss off my buddies and family who shoot Colts and Sigs.
Maybe Glock could go with something like:

Glock. Okay we may not actually be perfect, but we're a hell of a lot better than the Army's new Sig!

It may be a bit too long to fit on a T-shirt though. Just a thought.
 

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.......Glock perfection - except for their abortion of a grip. A first line pistol company with one of the worst grip designs, ever, on a handgun.
 

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I'm pretty sure none of us are on this website because Glock is in the business of marketing an 'idea'. They make firearms. I know that'll come as a shock to some people, but there it is. Claiming otherwise is playing a bit too Clinton/Obama-esque with words.
I'm pretty sure I never claimed Glock Shooting Sports predated Glock Perfection, but let me reread my post and double check. Uhmmm ... nope. I say old because the items they used to market are no longer available except for the low crown hat.
People can vary on their acceptance of a marketing plan (my personal favorite was the use of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" for computers/programming). I prefer the active connotation of Shooting Sports probably because I've been an athlete most of my life.
Glock has a durable and dependable product, but perfection?
Time to get over yourself, amigo. I can't speak for everybody, but I don't choose glocks for my EDC just because it's a firearm. I bought into the system for a handful of reasons that all come from glock trying to create the perfect combat handgun. Are glocks literally "perfect"? Of course not, and nobody thinks so.

I run glocks because of their unparalleled reliability, parts support, holster support, magazine price and availability, and uniquely uniform profile for carrying (which is part of it's dependability)

The big question, is why the heck does their slogan bother you SOO much that you felt you need to start a thread about it?
 

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.......Glock perfection - except for their abortion of a grip. A first line pistol company with one of the worst grip designs, ever, on a handgun.
You're confusing function with form. I agree it isn't the most comfortable, but this is a gun, not a handlebar. Their grip design is fantastic for actually maintaining control over the firearm.
 

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You're confusing function with form. I agree it isn't the most comfortable, but this is a gun, not a handlebar. Their grip design is fantastic for actually maintaining control over the firearm.
Form and function go, pun intended, hand-in-hand. I'm not a cop or army recruit that has to endure a design because it's what I'm issued and don't have a choice. I love the reliability and simplicity of the Glock design. But if I don't want to pick it up because it feels like sh*t I'll spend my dime elsewhere. Or have the grip modified to my satisfaction.
 

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Form and function go, pun intended, hand-in-hand. I'm not a cop or army recruit that has to endure a design because it's what I'm issued and don't have a choice. I love the reliability and simplicity of the Glock design. But if I don't want to pick it up because it feels like sh*t I'll spend my dime elsewhere. Or have the grip modified to my satisfaction.
Sorry, but you're wrong. Here is an extreme example... the MOST comfortable grip would be one form fitted to the hand, soft, plush, and maybe lined with velvet. While the most comfortable, it would be terrible for controlling the firearm.

A grip that digs into certain places in your hand, and/or a texture that provides mechanical traction against your skin will help control the firearm, but won't "feel good" in your hand.

The glock grip is exactly that. The angle is more extreme to maximize mechanical leverage with your wrist, and the shape AND texture are designed to control the gun by digging into certain places in the palm. Comfortable... no. Leads to excellent control over recoil...yes.

So feel free to not carry the glock because the grip isn't as comfortable in your hand. 'Merica... we get to do what we want. But you're doing yourself a disservice with misinformation.
 

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Sorry, but you're wrong. Here is an extreme example... the MOST comfortable grip would be one form fitted to the hand, soft, plush, and maybe lined with velvet. While the most comfortable, it would be terrible for controlling the firearm.

A grip that digs into certain places in your hand, and/or a texture that provides mechanical traction against your skin will help control the firearm, but won't "feel good" in your hand.

The glock grip is exactly that. The angle is more extreme to maximize mechanical leverage with your wrist, and the shape AND texture are designed to control the gun by digging into certain places in the palm. Comfortable... no. Leads to excellent control over recoil...yes.

So feel free to not carry the glock because the grip isn't as comfortable in your hand. 'Merica... we get to do what we want. But you're doing yourself a disservice with misinformation.
I totally disagree. But, this being 'Murica, I'm right, you're wrong.
 
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