Some of you who have gotten to know me on here have probably come to know that I am a fan of Glocks. Some of you have probably thought I am a Glock boy, and maybe there is some truth to that; however, I think it is pertinent to point out that the reason that I chose this forum, as opposed to a "Glock" forum, is b/c it encompasses a majority of fine guns out there. So I said all that to say that I am a fan of quality firearms. I like many! As I've stated multiple times, my favorite all time pistol is the Sig P226, but the reason I carry a Glock is that I feel that it is the best bang for the buck that I need. If I were an operator or a police officer, I would very likely carry a Sig P226 b/c I think it is one of the premier, most sought after combat handguns in the world, but for everyday, walking around defense, you just can't beat the Glock.
First, price point makes all the difference in the world, and for the one pistol that I feel does actually compete with Glock, the M&P, Glock beats it on a few points. The main point being abuse. The Glock can take more abuse than the M&P. The Glock can go longer than the M&P before it has to be cleaned to prevent jamming, and the factory trigger on the Glock is cleaner than that on the M&P. Now, the M&P, to date, is the only polymer frame striker fire pistol that can truly compete with Glock, not just on price, but also in offerings chambered for multiple rounds. Both offer several sizes for each caliber, something no other maker can do to date. However, that said, given the differences I've mentioned, that is why I chose to carry the Glock.
I have my second HK on order now. My first HK was the MK23, but I bought it only to take it shooting with the boys, and promptly sold it the next week. I will say I am looking forward to getting my HK VP9, and I really want to get my hands on the Sig P320 soon, but I will be hard pressed to replace my EDC Glock 19 with anything else, although I am curious to see if the HK or Sig will be able to.
Now, for the safe, I have a CZ-75B and love it. And as I go, I will get another Sig P226, a 1911 and the BHP, and maybe even a Beretta M9 (just for old time's sake) for the arsenal, but those will be more for keep sakes and range shooting rather than EDC. I would not be opposed to carrying any of these vaunted pistols, but unless I find myself in the field operating, I doubt that I'll be using anything other than a good striker fire pistol again. They are just simple to operate, reliable and safe. And although I am getting the VP9 and will likely get the P320, and I have to admit I am intrigued by the Karh series of pistols, none of these beats the Glock. Inexpensive, safe, reliable, tough, accurate. Glock. Yep! That's why I choos Glock for EDC. Make sense?
I was looking for a Glock when I first went gun shopping about 18 months ago but ended up with a Walther PPX and was so happy with it I now have two Walthers. We also have added an M&P Shield and a Ruger to the collection. Plans are to still add a Glock 19 at some point, but I am leaning towards another Walther and/or a CZ ahead of it.
I have yet to shoot a Walther, and I think I might next time I go to the range. Last time I checked, they did not have the PPQ, which is the only Walther I really would like to shoot, but I'll check to see. I really like the way it looks and feels in the hand. I can tell you from experience that if you do get the Glock 19 or the CZ you won't be disappointed. It honestly took me a long, LONG time to finally slip on over to the Glock for EDC, but the 19 is just such a damn fine EDC platform, and when the Gen4s came out, it fit my hand perfectly. The Gen 3s are just a little bit too bulky in the hand, but the Gen4 grips are 1/32" narrower, and it makes all the difference for me. I have the CZ-75B and LOVE it. I will get the compact before long. I have not shot it, but I have handled it in a store and it is really, really nice to the feel. I know how they shoot, that that is a no brainer. Man, this crap is just fun!!! LOL
A GLOCK is the simplest pistol to operate and maintain. I also think it is the safest to handle (if in factory configuration). While it has three integral safeties, none are manually engaged unless you consider the trigger safety. With a GLOCK, you MUST keep your finger away from the trigger until you have decided to pull it.
I have three myself , all gen 4. They have all been great no complaints. I like the simplicity, low bore axis, and reliability. They just work for me. I have nothing against other pistols I am just happy with what I have. As of late I have been on a S&W wheel gun kick. It is turning into an expensive habit that is hard to break. Someday I want to get a nice 1911 type pistol, not to replace my glock just to add to the arsenal.