A glock is a gun everyone should have at one point in their life in my opinion. It's reliable, low maintenance, and inexpensive for what you get. Glocks are the best bang for your buck IMO.
70% of the handgun owners on this forum own a Glock....that is an amazing number.
Hey, Shipwreck....Do you own a Glock?...don't be afraid...you can tell us...we won't think any less of you!
wonder how many chevy owners would respond to a chevy poll on a chevy thread in a car forum? i bet it too would be amazing
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My husband bought a G21 and that was the first Glock I ever shot. Didn't do too badly with it, but it didn't feel quite right in my hands, I didn't feel like I had much control over it. I somehow got it set in my mind that I wanted a 9mm pistol. I went to firearms dealer and happen to go on a Glock competition weekend. One of the guys asked me why I wanted the gun. I told him that for the time being (over a year ago), it would be mainly for target and maybe a home self defense gun. I did tell him though that I might want to get my CCW and wouldn't want to get a different gun. He took me immediately to the Glocks and pulled out a Gen 3 G19. I knew as soon as I picked it up that it fit better in my hands and that I could get a good grip on it. I have had a few occasions where I have stove piped it or FTE but it was due to my limpwristing it. Now that I have a solid grip and stance, I RARELY have any problems with it. As a matter of fact I qualifed for my CPL class with it today. I am a strong believer that no matter what gun you choose, if you don't like the way it feels in your hands, you're not going to shoot it well. Whether it's a Glock, Kimber, Bersa, S&W, whatever. So with that in mind, make sure you go and hold a lot of guns before you buy any. I don't like the Gen 4 Glocks because I think the grip is too "prickly" and it hurts my hands. Happy shooting and good luck with whatever you decide!!!!
Everyone Should own at least 1 or 2 Glocks...Or More...JMHO..
Actually, the smaller (G19/G26 size) guns use one style of barrel lug, and the larger guns use another that is slightly different, so the factory barrels between these two groups are not interchangeable. Some of the aftermarket companies make barrels for the shorter guns that are as long as the full-size guns' barrels, but they use the same lockup lug as the short guns' stock barrels to make this work; these longer barrels can't be safely used in the full-size guns themselves. Of course the shorter-than-normal barrels aren't safe for use in the longer slides of the larger guns.
And then there are the differences like balance, sight radius, minor differences in the location of the "hump" on the rear of the grip which changes the "feel" of the gun in your hand; LOTS of reasons to actually collect the different size guns/frames. Add in the different frame gripping surfaces and finger-groove options (Gen1, Gen2, Gen3, Gen3 RTF-2, Gen4), and they're worse than potato chips; no one can have just one!
I am an older Combat Veteran and have been a pistoleer (including revolvers) most of my adult life I find I am into more old school pistols like Colt, Walther, Luger and Sig Sauer. However, I carry a Glock 36 as my PPW and I love to shoot my Clock 17 at the range. Folks, that should tell you something.
I have a Glock 19 Gen3. Don't love the feel. Didn't like the factory sights (replaced them with the Advantage Tactical pyramid). Still working on getting good with the trigger.
But it's been 100% reliable with minimal maintenance, and it shoots where I point it.
G19 was my first handgun. 5000 rounds and never ever gone wrong.
No, no Glocks now.
I have previously owned a G17, G19, G34, G26 and G17RTF2 over the years (among many other guns)
The RTF2 was the last one I had. I did like some of the changes, but I got sick of getting hit in the forehead with ejected brass no matter what I had done to the gun. I also prefer DA/SA guns, so I sold it to but something else.
The very first G17 I bought in 1993 was my first gun. It was a super lemon that jammed all the time. Even sent it back to Glock once. Had a smith look at it too. G19 was okay, but the G19 and G26 - I always shot it low and left. It wasn't until I got the G34 a few years later that I had a Glock I could shoot well.
The stock trigger was 1 lb lighter, and apparently that was enough to solve my low/left problem with a Glock. But, when I got really into the P99, I got sick of the mushy Glock trigger and sold the G34.
I have zero plans to ever buy another Glock. Sorry
It's weird....I like to look at Glocks and read about them but I have no desire to own one. No doubt they are excellent handguns but there are other handguns I'd rather pick-up at the $450-$600 price point.
I am going to be picking one of these bad boys up very soon. I like the fact that Glock is a reliable gun and that you can find parts for them everywhere. I will be getting either a 19 or 17 in 9mm sometime in the next week or two depending on the deals that I find.
I don't own a Glock and do not plan on purchasing one.
My G31 is nails. Looking forward to picking up an FDE Gen 4 G19.
I change my want to..to yes !!
Glock 19 ..
I don't know what took me so long ..
Here we go again!
I own the following Glocks and love them all: G21C, G23, G26, G29SF, G30S, G36.
I have six 40cal Glocks and they all ROCK :smt068
I have two a G26 and a G30, shocked the hell out of my wife and me too, as I swore at one time that I'd never buy one, well I didn't I bought two! I don't care for the looks of the full size Glocks, but the compacts are really cool.
I have a G17 gen 2 police trade-in bought years ago. Always reliable but not my first choice in 9mm. I prefer my old P226 and particularly my CZ 75B over the G17. In the past I had once fired a G22, thought it okay but nothing special. Recently went shooting with a buddy and his new G19 gen 4. Now that got my attention. The gen 4 felt good in my XL hands and both the owner and I were impressed with it. At this time I am saving up the scratch for a CCW carry piece and the G19 gen 4 is in the running along with several others: G26, CZ 75B Compact, CZ P07, S&W Shield, CW9 and one or two others.
If you truly need a pistol this powerful then they are perfect. The next more powerful handguns are the 38 special and the 357 which are revolvers, so that gives you an ammo capacity problem with the revolvers. But those were also designed with police work in mind, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s for Chicago and NYC where the mobs were bootlegging.
The downside to a 10mm or a 40 is that with the extra power, the bullet keeps travelling longer, and this gives a greater potential for more collateral damage.
The other downside is that with a 9mm or a 45 ACP the recoil is less, so therefore you can recover and shoot faster with a 9mm or a 45 ACP than anyone can with a 10mm or a 40.
It all depends on what you need and what you want.