View Poll Results: Does Glock need a new look??

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  • Hell no if it ain't broke don't fix it.

    237 47.98%
  • Keep the old look and come out with a new looking model.

    148 29.96%
  • Change everything from the bottom up.

    68 13.77%
  • Just make some little changes on the slide.

    56 11.34%
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    I would like to see them make some changes and it has nothing to do with looks or grip angle. I shoot a Glock well but I am lefty and the mag release chewed up my hand in between my index and middle finger after about 100 rounds. I now I could grind it and reshape it but there are many other guns that do not bother me. Also being lefty there are many other guns that offer ambi controls. I can operate the right hand controls just fine with my index finger but it is nice to use my thumb.

    If they would strongly consider a Glock it they introduce ambi controls.

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    It always seems that aesthetics are taboo when it comes to looking at firearms. When you purchase a vehicle, its important to have form and function. I feel the same with everything. Function is more important, but jesus, glocks are ugly as sin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanco720 View Post
    It always seems that aesthetics are taboo when it comes to looking at firearms. When you purchase a vehicle, its important to have form and function. I feel the same with everything. Function is more important, but jesus, glocks are ugly as sin.
    Depends on your philosophy. Tanks and Humvees are ugly as sin too, but the military uses them because they're functional, not because they care about form. If you shoot firearms for fun or collect guns, I can see where form is important too, but I think Glock aims for the owner who is looking for the most functional weapon possible, such as law enforcement.

    As it is, I think they're a cool kind of ugly, kind of like A-10s, pugs, and the Seattle Space Needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loadmaster View Post
    I would like to see a slim frame in 9mm.
    I'm with Loadmaster: the biggest reason I sold my Glock 19 and bought a Kahr P9 was the fact that the P9 fit my small-ish hand better.

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    After taking the cc class this past Saturday.. I'm considering a GLOCK.. I kinda dug the 36 they had in the case. The simplicity of the thing is what I like.. It's like a revolver pretty much.. Load, holster, pull, shoot, holster. No decockers or manual safeties to contend with.. And though the slide looks blocky, it also looks super smooth for holster draw and carry without (with less) snags.

    If I could just find one with the rear of the grip that I didn't just hate.. That whole bump thing at the bottom of the grip I still can't get used to.. I could even overcome the grip "angle" if the rear bump wasn't such a bulge of a thing.. Seems like it'd put the recoil into a patch about 1" diameter in the middle of your palm.

    I guess I really have to shoot them more though to come to a decisive decision. I might find them glorious or something. I'm starting to consider one of some .40 or .45 for carry.. Among the 50 gazillion models of the same gun. SF, single or double stack, etc etc etc.

    And I'm learning to agree... With a handgun, it's all 100% function over form. In a SHTF situation, it's a thing you must pull from a holster or other location, get a sight on target, and get off rounds accurately, as quickly as humanly possible and NOT fire when it's not supposed to.. And be sized accordingly for either carry or the safe beauty pageant. Other than that, looks mean absolutely NOTHING. A perp isn't going to say "Dude don't shoot, man that's a pretty stainless blah blah blah you've got there." hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg333 View Post
    Tanks and Humvees are ugly as sin too...
    As it is, I think they're a cool kind of ugly, kind of like A-10s, pugs, and the Seattle Space Needle.

    KG
    Ok, I happen to really like the looks of humvee's, A-10's and pugs.. It's the "so ugly they're cute" factor I guess. hehehe

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    Yes i think they should redesign a new model from the ground up.

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    I think the Glock has a lot in common with my motorcycle; a BMW R1150GS.

    Let me explain. Both the firearm and motorcycle are designed with form following function. In other words, they're both butt ugly to many people, but they do their intended job well.

    To their owners they are beautiful, or become beautiful, because they work so well.

    Maybe it has something to do with their country of origin. One is from Germany and the other Austria.....a coincidence?

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    Glock's may rock but they feel like a block!
    You have to say it fast to get the true feel!

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    I wouldn't change them unless there was a good reason to do so, that is one that could somehow make them better. I own three GLocks and they are dependable, reliable, and easily maintained. If you want pretty buy a Kimber. If you want dependability buy a Glock! No point in change just for the sake of vanity.

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    Glock is defined by their look. To the untrained eye, every black semi-auto pistol is a Glock! What they really need to change is their feel.

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    I voted for no change, but only because I would not expect them to change what I want changed. I would like the rail and finger grooves gone. That's the only thing I would change.

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    I am a big fan of glock I have fired several and owned the 9mm. I curently own the 40. model 23. This is a great gun great accuracy out of the box. Good handle in my hand everything is great for me. I would not like to see any silver lettering or flashy stuff like that. Glocks are combat pistols not show pieces. The only problem that i have with them is i cant recommened them to any of my novice shooting friends because of there total lack of safety. I just dont feel good telling a new shooter to get a gun with no real safety on it. So, I guess that is what i would like to see a new line of civilian model glocks with with a thumb safety like the 1911. I am not an engineer so i dont know how they could make that work but i think it would increase there market. One last point is that for the quality they are a fairly reasonably priced weapon.

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    Sorry forgot to address the plastic guide rod problem. I didnt like them in my glocks either so i replaced them with titanium rods for around 30 to 40 bucks. Problem solved. Just like taking a colt 1911 and adding an extended guide rod titanium firing pin and better guide spring. Maybe even a flash suppressor. These are all things that can be done cheaply and lend more accuracy and dependability to your gun.

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    If you don't like the way it looks or feels - have it modified!

    I sent my frame in to get rid of the finger grooves, stipple the grip, round off the trigger guard and had the mag release scalloped for easier access. If you want a beavertail you can get one added.

    Still waiting for it to come back but I will post pics when it does.

    Check him out - Bowie Tactical Concepts - and no I am not related to him.

    http://www.bowietacticalconcepts.com/pictures.html

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    Ive got a few Glocks, two 17's and a 26. I musta agree that i too think they are ugly a sin. Just a plain, flat no frills "cheap looking" thing, butwhen it comes to reliability and trust. Its number 1 in my book. My slide is so crappy looking form holster wear that i just might get a stainless slide for it. Just to chang eup the look a little.

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    I am sure glock is going to make some with interchangeable cack straps in order to stay in competition with XDm's

    How interesting would it be though if they made an all steele from something like a 1911? nothing flashy just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC_USMC 03 View Post
    How interesting would it be though if they made an all steele from something like a 1911? nothing flashy just a thought
    I think an all metal model would be hard to get up to their standard of being nearly indestructible, since they'd rust. Changeable backstraps would be nice though...

    KG

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg333 View Post
    I think an all metal model would be hard to get up to their standard of being nearly indestructible, since they'd rust.

    the 1911 was put through some of the same test as the glock and did not break.. ie the drive over it with a vehicle in grass, then on stone. It did not break and still worked. it endured many of the same test as the glock and still worked. (I was reading the book in borders about glocks.)

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    I had no idea the Glock was ugly, until I started reading it on this site...!

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    I own a Hummer and a Glock, so I guess I have no sense of style. I like both for the same reasons - they are all business, and the rugged, chiseled, square look really appeals to me. Here's my idea of the perfect Glock:


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    glock new look

    Quote Originally Posted by figaroni View Post
    Ive got a few Glocks, two 17's and a 26. I musta agree that i too think they are ugly a sin. Just a plain, flat no frills "cheap looking" thing, butwhen it comes to reliability and trust. Its number 1 in my book. My slide is so crappy looking form holster wear that i just might get a stainless slide for it. Just to chang eup the look a little.
    hey the finish under the outer layer is stronger than the SS
    keep your existing slide

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    i mean the look was something that turned me off when i was looking for my first gun. 1911's and my baby eagle were just sexy and drew me in

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    Glock makeover

    I think if glock gave an optional sizing on the backstrap. A little smaller grip would fix alot of peoples trigger reach.

    And, maybe shave 1/16" off the width of the slide on the compacts and sub-compacts.

    These two changes and Glocks price point, would kill the competition.

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