I haven't had time to test it. I'm going this weekend. :)
Originally Posted by sbc_pd10
I've had friends and a couple of our department instructors shoot the weapon and there were still issues. I also agree that the RSA should likely fix the issue since that seems to be the common culprit (based on what I've read/heard).
The other thing you should try if you continue to have issues is to have someone else shoot the gun. None of us are perfect and sometimes its the shooter and not the firearm. It could be something simple. Most likely the recoil spring assembly will fix your problem though.
I understand. But IMO, there are reasons to be concerned based on the amount of reports that have been posted online with people having similar issues. It really sucks and it's sad to see it for Glocks as well. I've owned and shot many other models and never had any issues. I haven't lost faith in Glocks reliability and reputation, but rather in my weapon.
I posted here with what I found because of what the question posed by the original poster stated. So while you may have concerns, my reply asking if there were still concerns was posed to him since it was he who brought up the question to begin with.
I agree with you. I had 3 hours to purchase a firearm (started in the middle of a major operation). My new duty weapon is going to be an XDm 45. I've already purchased it. I'm breaking it in this weekend and just need to find my duty holster for it.
I personally don't like compact firearms for duty weapons but whatever suits you I guess is the way to go. While I carry a 9mm at work, I would not do so if there was another option but at this time I could not switch calibers. Its not an ideal round for LE use imo and depending on what you decide to do, I would suggest that if you do go with something else try a .40 or a .357 sig.
They do not issue firearms. Like I said above I had about 3 hours to purchase a weapon and that limited my choices. The place that was closest only carried Glocks. If I had more time, I would have seriously considered some other options. I don't like the feel of most of the Glocks, and that's the main reason I went with the G19. I prefer the 45 round personally.
Just out of curiosity, and I may have missed it, does your agency not issue a firearm? If they do, what is it and what made you decide to carry something else? My agency issues smith auto-loaders atm but they are not M&Ps. They are older model smiths and really need to be replaced. I hated the duty weapon they issued even though I shoot it well and the decision to move to something else was easy for me. Since I have switched though, and also since I have an excellent relationship with my Chief and the ability to suggest equipment purchases, they are talking now about trying to upgrade our current firearms. It doesn't hurt that I have shot higher scores than him the last few times out to the range and after switching firearms my scores are even higher hahah.