Why Glocks, 1911s, and ARs?

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  1. BMG22

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    Hey all,

    So it hit me the other day as I was walking into a store on an ammo hunt. Why is it, that we have these cottege industries (for lack of a better way of putting it) built up around making custom guns of Glocks (lone wolf, ccf, caspian....potential no Glock made parts), 1911s, and AR-types?

    Ok, the simple answer is because they all ROCK! I get that, but why just them? I could be wrong, but I don't know of any other guns that have this kind of custom industry. So why them and not say Sigs or Rugers for example?
     
  2. den888

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    I agree !!! These 3 guns are all designed well and are popular, so there are many industries which produce parts and accessories for them.
     

  3. TexasVine

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    I gravitated recently to both an AR-15 and Glock because you could do modifications. For me, that process is a lot of fun . As far as a individual specific manufacture, I think Glock is the only one that has such an abundant of after market parts.
     
  4. Puppy

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    Don't forget the Ruger 10/22 & Ruger MKII.
     
  5. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    Because there is demand for the custom parts.
    That's why.
    It's in so bad taste to have a plain gun those days.
    Don't You know that?
    Put the night sights first.
    Change the stock or the grips.
    Now You need a tactical sling or at least bigger magazine release button.
    Your old magazine sucks, You need a new one.
    Your night sights sucks You need a combat optic.
    Your stock color is out of date, You need a pink camo now to be cool.
    Wait...the rails...You forgot about them.
    At least four of those plus additional forward grip.
    Now You need a tactical light.
    Damn this thing is ugly and heavy.
    I'm going to sell it and buy a new one for nicer project.
    I don't really like it anymore.
    :whistling:
     
  6. BMG22

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    That's good info to have. Thanks for that!

    Or should I say, "Drat! How dare you?" Because now I want to build a totally custom 10/22.......my check book hates you, but I'm greatful!
     
  7. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    That's EXACTLY how it goes down...
     
  8. harleyfx69

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    or you can just buy / build it the way you want it ,

    regular sights,

    along with plain jane rifles ..
     
  9. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Oh yes the Ruger MK II the only gun I love more than a Glock.
     
  10. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    Glocks, 1911's, and AR15's, what more do you need?
     
  11. hardeyes

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    Hello;

    All are popular with Military/LE, and that makes it's way into the Civilian markets.

    They also offer the end user a very reliable weapon, glocks - simple to use and not hard to work on, 1911 JMB design, and pointability, AR is very modular, etc.

    That will do it.

    hardeyes
     
  12. Novocaine

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    .357 :dunno:
     
  13. bigj480

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    AKs, bolt actions, shotguns, .22s, C&R guns, Title 2 guns etc. Yes, need. :cool:
     
  14. RMTactical

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    Yeah, I suppose that stuff is ok... assuming you already have several AR15's, Glocks, and 1911's... :supergrin:
     
  15. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    Can you really call it an AR until it has...

    Telescoping side-under folding stock
    Flashlight
    VFG w/ bipod
    Visible and infrared laser
    Red-dot w/ magnifier and night vision
    Laser range finder
    Beta-Mag

    Don't forget the microwave oven and cup holder attachments either, gotta have those! :rofl:
     
  16. 45caldan

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    What do those guns have in common?

    1) They all have been around for a long time (the Glock for more than 20 years, the others way longer).

    2) They are very popular with police, military and civilians.

    Sometimes the answer can be very obvious......
     
  17. Broncbuster

    Broncbuster Dying Breed

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    Cause Sigs don't need any help. I do like my Glocks and 1911's but my Sigs are great guns out of the box.
     
  18. RonS

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    You mean like Ruger 10-22s, and Remington 870s and 700s? Mauser 98's? Lots of guns get popular enough to attract support accessories and modifications, then kind of fade away.

    Think of all the stocks, triggers, speedlock kits etc for all of the WWII bolt action rifles.
     
  19. Puppy

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    LOL yea tinkering around with 10/22's is extremely addictive that's for sure.
     
  20. bcmclane

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    1911's because they've been around for a very long time, are a great base platform, made by lots of mfg's, etc...

    AR's because they have a huge following, made by lots of mfg's, platform type makes them easy to mod.

    Glocks because they are very inexpensive, lots of them around, simple platform makes them easy to mod.

    Just my opinion...