talking to a guy i know he says to me that to have an h&k you have to be on it more than any gun, you really have to pamper it. he told me to be prepared to lput down some good cash amount just to clean it because you need special thin oils and seriously expensive tools and what not...."unlike a glock" because of how expensive the h&k is it needs a more expensive maintenance...how true is it?
i assume that you must take care of any gun you have as if they all cost $5000 no matter make or model..but he says that this is true but the h&k goes beyond that
All of the polymer guns actually need less care than their metal counterparts - Not to say you should abuse them - but, just keep the rails on the frame oiled, and also oil where the muzzle of the barrel goes through the slide, and where the barrel block rubs on the slide.
It sounds like he is one of these Glock fanatics who hate ANYTHING but a Glock (go to the Glocktalk website, and you will find them there). Is a Glock a good gun? - Yes. Some people like them, some don't. But, HK was making polymer guns before Glock even came out.
You would physically care for a Glock and an HK the exact same way. Many people have their own quirks about what oil to use/how much/where to put the oil, etc. But, the guy is either lying, or he is ignorant of the facts. He's probably just repeating something that another "expert" told him
what about spare parts? are they significant differences between getting parts for either? i know the point of appeal of these weapons is that they wont need spare parts aot but anyway which would be more economic? which of themn has more expensive accessories??? which has more accessories available? which are harder to find (accessories)?
what about spare parts? are they significant differences between getting parts for either? which of themn has more expensive accessories??? which has more accessories available? which are harder to find (accessories)?
thanks alot for the help you guys...
I can still get parts for my P9S so I would quit worrying about parts.
What kind of accessories are you talking about?
Glocks have more accessories - but what accessories do you even want?
I have a Glocklight on my Glock 34 - it's my night stand gun. Other than that - I have no accessories for any of my other guns except for holsters. If U wanna change to night sights, U should find them for either gun pretty easily.
Admittedly, the HK's have less accessories. If you want a flashlight/laser for an HK USP, you either have to buy an expensive one that fit's their proprietary rail, or you can buy a fairly cheap adapter - then you can fit any rail attachment that would fit on a Glock onto an HK.
As for parts - Who knows what can break. U can have 10 different specimens of the same exact gun - some will have problems, some won't. I'd get an extra recoil spring after U fired the gun a lot. Other than that, I don't keep any parts laying around - it's not like I can change them myself anyway. If something breaks, I usually send it back to the manufacturer.
Glock parts are easier to come buy, admittedly. Also, in the US - it's much easier to find a gunsmith who knows how to work on a Glock than it is to find someone who can work on an HK. Glock parts are cheaper too.
I prefer HKs to Glocks. But, with you being in Central America, I don't know how easy it is for you to get something fixed if your gun broke. I suppose, if I knew I'd be stuck for parts and had no access to a smith, I'd buy a Glock 1st. But, I'm not saying that I don't trust my HK - It's just that the Glock is more likely to go more rounds before you have a breakage, I suppose.