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Return of Glock Shooting Sports?

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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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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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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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I totally disagree. But, this being 'Murica, I'm right, you're wrong.
Ok, how about we take it down to a simple level. Two identical polymer striker guns, one has a completely 100% smooth surface on the grip, the other one is stippled or textured. Which would be more comfortable to hold, and which would provide better control over the gun?
 
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