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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by pairof44sp, Jul 1, 2020.
You also asked about Glocks in particular, made a thread just for that. Don't worry, some of us "get it".
The word "worth" means different things to different people, e.g., I see nothing in a Gen1 G19 that makes it worth any more than a Gen4 G19, and I see no value in a Gen4 G19.
Some see value in old money, I don't.
Some see value in Beanie Babies, I don't.
Some see value in Hummel figurines, I don't.
Now, do the above objects have value? Sure, if someone wants to buy and own them; if not, then they have no value. So an object's "worth" is really only a matter of someone's perception of value along with their personal desires to own an inanimate object that they derive pleasure from possessing.
just like a house. the owner may value it at $400,00, but the customers may only see $300,00
or, a bidding war starts, cuz someone's gotta have it
A Glock is a high quality tool. Designed for function , simplicity , ease of use , durability and accuracy . It is designed as a modern duty service pistol with many civilian applications. Daily service use in a variety of conditions make a Glock a pistol that can be used - not just stored in a safe as a future collectible. Buy what you want . I carry Glock.
Yes, I know. It was the "Snubbie Club" subforum that brought me here.
G20? Are you crazy? Ouch!
Glocks are at first glance and handling quite odd. It's like the AR that way. It looks weird at first but has become so pervasive that now they just seem the norm.
The trigger gives the initial impression of a cheap plastic toy gun. But over time the thing becomes fairly easy to manipulate and the spongy feel is usually not noticed when firing.
The grip frame angle is revolver like. Usually it is goofy feeling initially but lends itself to point-ability and rapid fire shooting very well. For me the Glock angle has become the standard.
I'd definitely prefer a nicer handgun for fun. But for a low maintenance and highly durable and dependable self defense tool, there still isn't anything clearly better out there.
Another amazing thing about Glocks is that the polymer frame flexes to absorb recoil and recoil in the Glock 20, even with the full power Underwood and Buffalo Bore loads is very mild unless you're someone who weighs about 120 pounds, has delicate hands, and has to sit down to pee.
Actually I've seen some young girls who have no problem shooting a Glock 20. The 10mm may be the "Magnum" of semi-autos, but it's not a real magnum compared to a 41 , 44, or a hot 45 Colt in a revolver. The 10mm is more comparable to a 357 Magnum which is really only a "Beginning" Magnum, although no one in their right mind would want to fire a 357 out of an airweight J-frame.
They work. The only handgun that I will take out of the box new, load it and put it on my belt. I trust them.
I might add:
Good value if purchased through the GSSF or Blue Label programs
Lighter weight compared to many comparable guns
A couple of years ago I was changing clothes and undid my belt. My 27 fell out of the holster and as it dropped I was looking straight down the barrel with a round in the chamber.
The gun fell directly on the rear of the slide and didn't go off.
I am greatful to the engineer that made it not possible to go off.
Thats pretty awesome, eh?
Amen to #11!
Doesn't hurt that most police departments and law enforcement agencies use(d) Glocks. Now add to that International use, military and general public availability. With all that money pouring into the company, enough for generous TV advertising on Gun shows, magazines and large displays at SHOT, NRA and other trade shows. With the relative simplicity of the gun they can manufacture a lot more pistols than guns requiring more tolerance for assembly. And so easy to teach firearms with, hence quickly adapted by Police Academies. They got an early jump on the plastic, striker fired market and haven't let go. Had a close friend that was the regional Glock Rep, and he did an amazing amount of PR work for the company. All of this adds up to sales.
OP...they are the standard by which all others are measured.
Reliability, simplicity, affordability, and capacity.
very few parts comprise entire assembly- less variables to fail
impervious to abuse (not delicate)
Nitride coating (industry first- resists rust)
not mag picky
cheapest, yet most reliable, mags in industry
lots of aftermarket options
relatively cheap to buy
nearly indestructible workhorse
great customer service
lots of cumulative user experience reaffirming all of the above
Get yourself a Glock 19 and shoot it. You will be impressed depending on your shooting background and proficiency.
How does "shooting background" and "proficiency" have anything to do with being impressed with a G19?
Simple and easy to maintain.
Not exactly better than others, but they were first.