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    Why the glock hate?

    I don't understand it. I have a ruger p95 and a RIA 1911. I love them dearly. A friend of mine has a glock 26. I've shot it. I can't say I hated it. I do have big ass hands so a sub is too small for me and I couldn't hit tight groups with it. But thats not glocks problem that's an incompatibility between my large hands and a sub conpact lol. I've shot a glock 19 and had no problems.

    I just don't understand why does everyone hate it? And on the opposite side I've noticed there are those "glock only" people and "nothing else compares." but I've never been given a reason why they consider them the best.
    Anyone care to share some opinions?

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    I would certainly not say everyone hates them. I would be more inclined to say that the majority of people like them... Even though they are ugly as hell, which is why I do not like them.

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    It's kind of like brand bashing over in the motorcycle world. Some people think it makes them look sophisticated; the more experienced just leave each to their own.

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    Sometimes it is just the opposite ...Glockaphiles love them so much that they push them for everyone and everything and get a backlash reaction.....Glocks are excellent for what they are, tough, reliable etc.....just not for everyone...........JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by chessail77 View Post
    Sometimes it is just the opposite ...Glockaphiles love them so much that they push them for everyone and everything and get a backlash reaction.....Glocks are excellent for what they are, tough, reliable etc.....just not for everyone...........JJ
    Thru that! Glocks are fugly, reliable and tough. However contrary to what some may have you believe Glocks are not the end all be all of everything. There are many good quality reliable firearms that are NOT Glocks such as Ruger, Kimber, Colt, SIG, Springfield Armory, S&W etc. I don't own a single Glock and most likely never will. I do not care for them at all, yet some glockofiles would disparage someone because their carry weapon isn't a glock. Frankly this just rubs some folks such as myself the wrong way. Your Glock isn't a supergun. Frankly I'll take a Ruger SR9/9c over a Glock 17/19/26 any day, or a SR40/40c over the Glock 22/23/27 or even the corresponding Beretta, Kimber, S&W or SIG pistol 220/228/229/239 over any glock pistol.
    Some glock folks come off like your not carrying a quality firearm unless your carrying a Glock, and that just ticks people off.

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    I own a few different kinds of pistols, such as smith and wesson 686, beretta 92, rugers, colt 1911, and a glock 26. I really like all of those guns and don't see the glock as being superior or inferior to the others. Some people want only glocks, while others act like the 1911 is the holy grail of firearms. I feel like whatever you have fun shooting is the way to go. I put 100 rounds through a brand new Ruger LCP today and had a lot of fun. That little gun will go great with my Ruger LC9. And I also love my glock 26 it is rugged, reliable, very easy to shoot accurately, and a very attractive firearm!

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    There's not a thing wrong with eclectic tastes. I enjoy my Glocks, my Sigs, my Springfield, and may expand my collection further someday. But all of you folks who've answered this thread would fall into the category of savvy enthusiasts, not bashers.

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    I dont hate any weapon except one that isnt reliable.I just dont care for them personally.I am just an ol guy and want steel.I dont care about weight.I just dont like it when someone talks bad about my choice.I am the one who has to be happy and confident with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LefteeTris View Post
    I don't understand it. I have a ruger p95 and a RIA 1911. I love them dearly. A friend of mine has a glock 26. I've shot it. I can't say I hated it. I do have big ass hands so a sub is too small for me and I couldn't hit tight groups with it. But thats not glocks problem that's an incompatibility between my large hands and a sub conpact lol. I've shot a glock 19 and had no problems. I just don't understand why does everyone hate it? And on the opposite side I've noticed there are those "glock only" people and "nothing else compares." but I've never been given a reason why they consider them the best. Anyone care to share some opinions?
    Hi Leftee. It all just a matter of personal preference. We have a gaggle of mighty fine manufactures and models to choose from. We're darn lucky to have so many really fine choices. I don't hate Glocks. I think they're top-notch. I just "prefer" revolvers.

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    The most cited complaint I hear is they don't come up to point of aim for many shooters. Hold one, unloaded of course, in firing stance with your eyes closed. When you open them and look at the sights you will see the Glock is pointing high and you must adjust your point of aim to be on target. A 1911 held the same way will be on target. This all has to do with grip angle. I own 1911s, Ruger and Walter 22s, 2 Glocks, both duty weapons, one issued and one a hi-cap 45 that I always scored 100s with on the range-but I had to pay attention to sight picture. They are reliable, popular with LE due to Murphy's Law-lowest bidder thing. My carry guns are Sig/1911 and Browning HP with the Glocks at home as HD guns. The lack of safety due to ADs is also mentioned. The G17s w 5# triggers we were issued to replace S&W M66s years ago were a nightmare of accident discharges. The G22 we got later, after Sig P220 45s for 7 yrs, were not quite as bad but as a FA Instructor from the G17 days I made sure we trained very hard on weapon safety.

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    Some folks hold strong biases about a number of things. Cars, boats, vacation locations, types of homes, and firearms. I have never understood the 'why' or 'how' anyone could want to be so biased towards a firearms manufacturer. I can understand preferences and believe those are both valid and good. If someone doesn't care for a Glock, that's fine. But to hate the gun, one has to wonder about their mental stability.

    I have biases both for and against certain firearms but my biases are based upon opinions and preferences... particularly preferences. And those are based upon facts as they relate to me and a specific firearm. I may not care for a certain handgun, but I don't hate it. That would be rather ignorant since it is an inanimate object (hard to imagine hating plastic and steel).

    As for Glocks, I like them quite a bit and do carry them. In fact, I'm heading to the range this morning with two of them which have new sights. I want to spend a little time with just them and me seeing how well we do without my usual bi-Monday company at that range. I view Glock as I do most other guns. They're tools. The Glock happens to be one of the best tools in one's tool chest of handgun choices because it does the one thing for which it was designed and built better than just about any other of its siblings: it works... time after time after time.

    For example, last Monday my bi-Monday friend and I were at above said range for our bi-weekly range work. We go through a number of different scenarios with varying targets (not the common or usual kind) and I was using my M&P 9mm Pro Series, which is a fine piece. During the Dot Torture drill, my M&P failed to hold the slide back after the last round a half dozen times. And to automatically ran the slide home to full battery several times when I was doing a rapid reload. Never had this happen with my Glocks. The M&P tends to be a little magazine-sensitive and their factory mags are not of the best design or quality in my opinion. Glock magazines are among the best out there.

    So I say, let the haters hate them... that's their prerogative. Lord knows why they'd discount one of the best self defense combat handguns devised, but they have their reasons and choices. Me? I'll use what works and is best for me.

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    JMO - they are just butt ugly and I don't shoot plastic.Sounds harsh, but that is the way I see it. If other people like them - that's ok but don't try to push them on me.

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    It may be, because they are ugly, maybe, because you see them often in the hands of gangbangers...maybe the trigger....each to his own...I prefer steel, and hammers, and manual safeties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwl1862 View Post
    Thru that! Glocks are fugly, reliable and tough. However contrary to what some may have you believe Glocks are not the end all be all of everything. There are many good quality reliable firearms that are NOT Glocks such as Ruger, Kimber, Colt, SIG, Springfield Armory, S&W etc. I don't own a single Glock and most likely never will. I do not care for them at all, yet some glockofiles would disparage someone because their carry weapon isn't a glock. Frankly this just rubs some folks such as myself the wrong way. Your Glock isn't a supergun. Frankly I'll take a Ruger SR9/9c over a Glock 17/19/26 any day, or a SR40/40c over the Glock 22/23/27 or even the corresponding Beretta, Kimber, S&W or SIG pistol 220/228/229/239 over any glock pistol.
    Some glock folks come off like your not carrying a quality firearm unless your carrying a Glock, and that just ticks people off.
    This is a prime example of what FNISHR mentioned when he referenced motorcycle world brand bashing. You could substitute Harley in the place of Glock and and Honda or Victory or Kawasaki in the place of Ruger and you would have 100's of identical posts on motorcycle boards. When people don't own a single (insert brand here) and most likely never will, I have a very hard time taking their opinion about them with any degree of credibility. It does rub some folks the wrong way when someone says their brand is superior. To have your retort be my brand is Superior and I wouldn't own your brand I fail to discern the difference in the two. Oh well like he also said the more experianced leave each to their own.

    In the motorcycle world I have a saying that goes.................it's that you ride.

    With guns I say.....................Its that you shoot!

    Neither is it a matter of what.

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    Hating an inanimate object is pretty much an exercise in futility. One gains nothing from it.

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    I "was" a glock basher because my brother in law is a cop and he loves glocks. I dont like my brother in law so therefore I'm not going to like glocks. Bashed them for years just because of that. I know, thats the stupidest thing you ever heard but just being honest with you. This saturday went into a gun shop and said what have you got that is a good cc weapon. He thru down a pistol and without looking at it I just grabed it up and instantly I liked it. And guess what, it was a glock 26. I bought it. Not going to bash glocks anymore. The mag release does suck but really like the gun. Oh, by the way, still dont like my brother in law!!

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    Well, jeeze, if God tells us that Glocks aren't the right ones, I guess we ought to listen. Right?
    I'm going to go right out and buy an Italian. Do you think that Sophia Loren is still for sale?

    There are so many different pistols for sale out there.
    When you've chosen and bought one, you want to feel that you've "done the right thing." Right?
    This means that your ego is involved.
    So, if you've bought a Glock, it just has to be the best thing since flush toilets and sliced bread. You love your Glock.
    And if you've bought something else, well, it, too, just has to be the best thing since flush toilets and sliced bread. After all, your ego is involved here.
    So if you own a Glock, it's Glock Love, and everybody else is crazy.
    And if you've chosen something else, why, you just hate those Glocks and the stupid people who bought them.

    Ain't psychology simple?

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    Steve is being nice compared to the other thread,he got me going He's right though,it's a pshycological (or testosterone) thing.If you notice our feminine gender don't think this way and learn to shoot much more easily.

    I have to say it one more time if you believe it or not,Glock is a good piece if you like it.I don't like the gun as a whole,but it works.While I don't like the gun,it's the company that I can't stand.Diversity is good though,I own Harleys,you have Triumphs.There's more than one way to skin a cat,in the end we can end up with the same outcome but get there different ways.

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