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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by XDRoX, Jan 22, 2017.
Just wondering how you feel about the looks of a Glock.
I prefer the look of the Glock model 81 field knife with saw edge over the model 78.
Utilitarian in form, and function. Works for me.
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There are many guns more aesthetically pleasing, but a Glock is very functional looking...I believe it's been called a brick more than once. It does kind of grow on you though.
I'm trying to think back when I first saw one. I don't quite remember but I bet I didn't think anything too great about it. But, yes, I couldn't agree more. Because of what it is and because of how well it does it, I seem to find great beauty in them nowadays.
Yes, form that follows function.
"Stylizing" would trivialize the gun.
It's purity of form is something that is unique to Glock.
I am an old school revolver guy. Rather have all steel guns. But personally I feel Glock pistols are utilitarian in looks. They are ugly but I've gotten over that. Love how they shoot and I enjoy working on them. Glock pistols are so easy to maintain and mod.
Form follows function:
Good looking firearm:
Not the prettiest lady at the dance but by God, you can count on her when you need her in your corner.
They look like Crap, one of the worst looking guns available
Reliable yes, as are many other Guns out there that look better and are built better and do the Job and are just as reliable
They have lived off that reliability spin for so long.....
Glocks are like a model T that all came in black and looked the same. People have added color and their own perspective to make the product more palatable. Through the years the profiles still remain the same, somewhat durable and mechanically more often than not dependable.
I do not think the Glock will go down in history as pleasing or appealing as long as wood, craftsmanship and artistry remain in man. If I'm to look at something artistic it will be my Ruger not my Glocks.
Glock has also added color.
Everything you need, nothing you don't.
The function part is what is critical. Also explains all the copy cats of today.
The glock reminds me of some of the girls I seen back in my young drinking days.After a couple beers,they all looked good.
Since forever I've considered the Glock pistol to be blocky and completely unattractive, and it wasn't until I used a loaner G17 during a CHL class had I ever laid my hands upon one let alone even consider owning one. The design has evidentally grown on me as I own 4 models, but I hardly consider them the be all and end all with other makes such as Tanfoglio, Detonics, Springfield Armory, S&W, Beretta, etc. taking up more room in my safes.
There's no doubt that Glocks perform as designed, but I honestly find greater pleasure in owning 100% steel pistols, being particularly fond of my ever growing collection of milsurps, ranging from Cz. 52's to Tokarevs to Makarovs to Walther PPK/S' and their many variants, to the 1895 Nagant revolver. Each of these pistols have a unique history, and if only they could talk...but what would a Glock pistol say or relate(?), how it spent it's life mostly confined to a holster, how it had it's parts routinely changed out by its owner, or how it was unhappy about having it's grip texture modified by the heat of a soldering pen?! Mere ammo capacity is overrated, with most if not all of the time proven milsurp designs of lesser ammunition capacity still performing their duty today after over 50+ years of use, happily maintaining decent accuracy potential, enjoying for the most part no parts breakage, and all the while being quite affordable as well, being quite the testament to good 'ol metal. It will be interesting to see if Glock pistols will endure the test of time as these milsurps have...
...ie., my M1895 Nagant pistol shown below, manufactured by Izhevsk in 1944. It's still going strong, and I can only hope to function and look as well as it does after 73 years...
the places looks matter more than character: models, Hollywood, closing time.
in the real world, I opt for integrity.
i enjoy eye candy as much as anyone, but in it's place.
I don't particularly like the looks of a two finger grip Glock verses another brand, but the full size including the G19/23/32 all look like normal pistols, to me. Not flashy like a 1911 or Smith, but not ugly....just normal.
I think the saw edge is more useful, but prefer the look of the straight edge.