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    Am I the only one who....

    doesn't really like Glock?

    I don't really like the way they look, and IMHO that trigger only safety kinda defies the point. I mean in my mind the point of a safety is that when you pull the trigger it doesn't go bang. Since the only safety is incorporated into the trigger, pull it and it goes bang, why bother?

    I know, I know, it won't fire if you drop it, etc, etc, etc.

    No offense to anybody who owns a Glock, I think they are fantastic guns, just not for me. I'm sure the Glock crowd feels the same way about the 1911. I'm just curious if I'm the only one who feels this way?

    I'm ready to catch a ton of flak now, so fire away.

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    This isn't gonna' be one of those "bash Glocks" threads, is it?

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    I shot a Glock for the first time today, and to tell you the truth, I didnt really care for it that much.

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    I personally like Glocks and presently own only one (10mm). I don't think anybody (including myself) likes a Glock the first time they shoot one. I adjusted to the different trigger and like them OK now. They are not as "nice" or as pretty as a steel gun but they have their place. As we say, extreme utilitarian. And, of course, ANY 10mm rocks.

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    I don't do glocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie
    This isn't gonna' be one of those "bash Glocks" threads, is it?
    I really hadn't hoped so. I was hoping for honest discussion. Just like every other topic in the world it seems like everybody is afraid to speak their mind because they're afraid they might offend somebody.

    Quote Originally Posted by charlie
    I personally like Glocks and presently own only one (10mm). I don't think anybody (including myself) likes a Glock the first time they shoot one.
    I will admit freely that I am not a glock expert. I have handled several but I have never had the opportunity to fire one. Maybe that would change my mind. If somebody wanted to send me one to "evaluate," perhaps on the borrow to own plan......

    Seriously though I would like to shoot one. Currently it's one of those guns that "just isn't right" when I hold it ya know?

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    Rent one and shoot 50 rds. or more. I bet you find it's a lot different that the 1911 and other popular guns but.............most likely it will not jam and will probably group pretty good. I've have 6 or 7 over the years and traded them only to change calibers. If you like 9mm I would recommend trying the G19. I've had two at different times and thought they were one of the best models. I've worked my way to the 10mm and like it a great deal. I also have a Ruger BH .45 LC, two 1911's, a .44 mag S&W, a Colt Woodsman, and others. I like a lot of different guns.

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    Only one I like is the G34 - It's my 4th Glock, and only one I currently have. It has a stock lighter trigger, extended mag release and extended slide stop (U can actually use it as a slide release, unlike the standard ones). And, adj sights.

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    I started out shooting handguns before Glocks were around and it took me a long time to overcome my prejudice against them. I had always shot 1911s and BHPs so the new wave of polymer pistols just wasn't for me, or so I thought. All that changed when I bought my first H&K USP 45 compact. I found out that polymer wasn't so bad after all. Then I had to get more like the P99 and Steyr M9. The more I started looking at Glocks, I knew I would have to eventually own one. My first is a 34 and I like it a lot, shoots great and works 100% out of the box. Mags and parts are cheap and easily found. There really is a lot of good things about the Glock, try one sometime.

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    Yeah who knows, if I fire one I might buy one. Then again maybe that's the reason I've never fired one, I don't have the money to buy one.

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    Well, I was fortunate that my local range has many guns to rent. I've previously rented a Beretta, XD, SW99, CZ75 and Glock 34. Of all of those, I got hooked on the G34 and the SW99/P99.

    Only the G34, P99 and 1911 have ever stood out to me as a "wow" gun when I fired them.

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    I'm about as traditional as they come. S&W revolvers and 1911s.

    First time I saw a Glock I thought "a plastic gun?"
    First time I held a Glock I thought "don't feel right!"
    First time I shot a Glock I thought "wierd trigger".
    Everybody kept telling me "it just takes a little getting used to".

    I have tried. I've got friends who own Glocks and I do shoot them from time to time in an effort to "get used to it".
    Didn't work. I still can't stand the things.
    Its got no character, no tradition and no soul.
    Besides, they're just plain fugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayfox
    Its got no character, no tradition and no soul.
    Besides, they're just plain fugly.
    I agree with you. Its a very plain-jane gun. I look at it as the Toyota Camary of the gun world. Its tried and true, very reliable, but its very blah.

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    I have a Glock wabe the Sigma/40ve by S&W. You keep the right ammo in it and it's a shooter, and I have learn to like it. I am old school in a lot of ways, and there is nothing like steel and wood for a old timer. I think the Sigma will be the only plastic gun I will ever own. I like the XD a bunch but I'll never fork out the beans for one. Glocks are way down on my list, unless it's a steal.

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    When I was looking to buy a handgun a friend of mine brought a bunch of guns to the range for me to try...Sigs, HK, BrowningHP, Glocks. The Glocks didn't come close to any of the others in feel, accuracy or ( let's face it, it counts) looks.
    BTW, the Glocks were the only ones my friend was willing to sell.

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    Well, I used to not be a big polymer frame fan - Have had many guns over the years. Now, all I own are polymer framed guns. Ya just gotta find the right one

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    I'm sort of on the fence with Glock. Generally, I don't like how they feel in my hand and something about them just makes shooting them feel unnatural to me. Except... I really like the 31 and the 23, especially the 23. I think I may even buy a 23 at some point, and if the price of 357 SIG ever drops a little I may get a 31, too. And for some reason... it hurts really bad to admit this stuff! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    I have a Glock wabe the Sigma/40ve by S&W. You keep the right ammo in it and it's a shooter, and I have learn to like it. I am old school in a lot of ways, and there is nothing like steel and wood for a old timer. I think the Sigma will be the only plastic gun I will ever own. I like the XD a bunch but I'll never fork out the beans for one. Glocks are way down on my list, unless it's a steal.
    I agree with Baldy about the Sigma. I've got a SW9VE that's totally, 100% dependable and only cost $300.00 or so. I use it for home defense and a car gun quite often because of the harder trigger pull that is almost like a safety since the only time it fires is when I intend it to fire. That said I have recently bought a S & W MP40 which I love but will not keep it chambered because of the lighter trigger & no safety (except the trigger safety). As for Glocks, I have shot a few other peoples Glocks and they seemed fine. I just can't get excited about them for some reason. I will never like to own a gun that I have to pull the trigger to break down!

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    I've rented a few. They're ok. What turns me off more are the die-hard Glock fans who preach that everything else is a copy of the Glock; and those Glock fans who preach that the only safety ever needed is the trigger; and those Glock fans who chose their gun by its popularity rather than fit and function.

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