I still like my G37 in OD, though..........:mrgreen:
I still like my G37 in OD, though..........:mrgreen:
I don't worry about that - all the Glock nay-sayers love these kinda pictures. Turth is - it could happen to any gun. And, the issues seem to almost always revolve around the 40 cal - it is such a high pressure round. Even when not shooting lead (so no worry of build up), many people have issues w/ reloads in the caliber. The brass weakens over time, and eventually there is a case rupture.
In 1995, I had a squib in a Glock 17 due to bad reloads. Bulged the barrel VERY badly - but, all other parts of the gun were fine (took a gun smith to get the gun apart). Ever since then - I refuse to use any reloads.
My head has been turned since I first posted this.
I have seen the error of my ways, and have been directed toward the light: .45 caliber and 1911 shall lead the way. :smt071
There is Kimber Compact CDP II in my future.
In the meantime, I stll love my Ruger P89 and my Single Action Blackhawk .357.
now you tell me.
I guess I'll just have to limp by with what I got, or will get.
my...my....my....ever heard the phrase "Glock Perfection"?
A Glock is a good gun... It is far from perfection.....
Glocks wont discharge either if dropped. The firing pin safety comes as close to a guaranty as you can get that if the trigger isn't pulled, the striker cannot move forward. People have dropped loaded Glocks from several hundred feet and no discharges. I do agree that Berettas are easy to disassemble for field stripping, but for me, they are no easier than Glocks. As for full disassembly, I think Glocks are the easiest guns out there.
I have spoken to a number of shooters who have purchased the XDs. In general, they are pleased with the gun. The only complaint I have heard them mention is that the finish isn't as durable as the Glock tenifer finish. One guy who shoots IDPA frequently complained that he had to oil the gun the same day he shot it if it got wet or he would find a little rust starting to form on the outside the next day. But, for accuracy, reliability, price and ease of pointing, they like the gun. Some of them raved about the 5" barreled .45.
I will stick with my Glocks but I can understand why the XD's are attractive guns.
Eventually I will own ever model.
I carried a Glock 22C for 10 years as a duty gun. I never had a single malfunction, which for me, matters alot more than the way it looks. I actually like the look though. For cops, external manual safeties are bad. Pull the trigger, go bang! is good for you when the perverbial fecal material hits the air moving device. Some Glock positives...
No external hammer to get snagged, lightweight, tenifer finish is amazing, hexagonal rifling is extremely accurate and durable if you stick to copper jackets. You can freeze 'em, drop 'em, soak 'em, dirty 'em and they still fire. Limp wristing any gun will cause malfunctions. The moment about your wrist(that is a torque term) is extremely low due to the fact the bore is very close to your grip. This results in less muzzle flip and lower perceived recoil, but fat handed boys may get bit by the slide. The glock employs three safeties: trigger safety, firing pin safety, and drop safety. All of these are defeated by sqeezing the trigger.
I would encourage anyone considering a Glock to opt for the 'C' model. Those little cuts in the barrel and slide do amazing things for the accuracy of the weapon and fast follow-up shots.
Now with all of that said, I REALLY like my FN FiveSeven. 31 rounds in a loaded handgun??? Who could argue with that??? Although I'm having to get used to that dang safety!!!!! :mrgreen:
I am new to the forum but not new to guns. Guns are like trucks, you will have your Ford guys, Chevy and Dodges, all will claim to be the best. When it come to a firearm the best one for you is one that goes bang every time you pull the trigger and one that you can constantly shoot accuratley. What may be the perfect gun for me may not work at all for you. A good Sat afternnon plinker does not a good concealment gun make, so you see there are lots of variables. My best advice is shoot as many different guns as you can until you find one that you really like and are accurate with. For conceal carry, you can't beat the finish on the Glocks, at the very least you want a SS finish because of sweat and holster wear. A Glock like revolvers are very simple to operate, no saftey's, you basically aim and pull the trigger. The carry gun I chose was a Glock 23, this is the sub compact 40 cal. The 40 cal is a awesome man stopper, I can use the short 10 round mags when concealment is very important, or I can use the 13 rounders with the +2 extensions when firepower is more important. My best advice to you is shoot as many guns as you can as often as you can and don't listen to " My _______ is the best gun ever made" bull.
i know im new here and a little new to the glock but this was one of the reasons why i bought the glock 22
I love my Glock 35. I just recently tried out an H&K P2000SK with LEM trigger, in .40 caliber. It was good...but the LEM trigger break is located opposite from the rear...like my Glock 35 trigger. Maybe it takes getting used to, but the trigger on my Glock is awesome: 3.5lb. connectory with NY1 trigger springs.
I was with a friend who had a Springer 1911A1 GI version and that thing kept jamming on him. Even when shooting my Glock without cleaning, I've never had jams or issues.
Stop using reloads.
Well, everyone else has thrown their two cents in, why not me...
I have a Glock 34, a Walther P99 (9mm), a SIG P229 (.40), a Glock 27 and a S&W 41.
I really like the G34. It's a nice gun, feels good in my hand, shoots well, reliable, etc. Looks like a brick.
I'm generally a fan of DA/SA or SA, and I like the P99 for that reason. I just got it recently but I have to say I am pretty impressed. It is a bit easier to field strip than the Glock, and I like the crisp SA trigger pull.
I bought the SIG because I wanted something that wasn't polymer, and I am very happy with the SIG. I also suffered from the "low left" problem with the SIG's rather heavy trigger pull, so I had it lightened a bit. It's now about 4lbs.
I bought the 27 because I wanted something subcompact and it was available. I like it, but I feel like my wrist is gonna snap off when I fire it.
The S&W is accurate as hell, cheap to shoot, etc., but is finicky and fragile.
The pistol I enjoy shooting the most is my father's Wilson CQB. It's a dream. But then it's also a $2K pistol, it had better be a dream. I recently decided on a Nighthawk Custom, and my local dealer is getting a couple that I'll take a look at.
Ya, there ugly but they go bang every time which is why I carry a G23 everyday. I like the fact that there is no external safety. My Glock is my first semiautomatic coming over from shooting a Ruger Security-Six. Same operation. Pull trigger- gun go bang. It's not like it has a hair trigger which I need to worry about. Put the revolver into single action and you have a light trigger. One of my team mates on a special team in the Air Force shot a hostage that way. Luckily, it was an exercise. No hole in good guy.
I've owned, it seems, practically every different type of 9mm handgun on the planet, and I've also owned .40 handguns, along with several different 1911's.
I sold every last one of them and do not miss a single one except for the Glocks I had to sell. I only have one handgun now, a Glock 19 with nightsights, and I will never part with it. For me, Glocks are the perfect handgun. The most dependable, easiest to clean and maintain, and I find Glocks to be just as accurate as any of the other handguns I have owned. And the big bonus for me is they are light weight, yet to me seem to have the sofest recoil in any caliber of any handgun I've had. I owned a Beretta 96 for a short time and it kicked harder than the Glock 23 I used to own. I wish I had all the Glocks I've owned over the years back. I sold them at various times because I had a desperate shortage in cash flows. I used to own a G17, two G19s, g26, G23, G22, and a G36. Even not liking the .40 and .45 calibers, I wish I had all of those back.
I used to drink two quarts of Gaston's Kool Aid every day.
I too used to carry a G26. I was pretty good with it!!!
Then I discovered the Walther PPK/S.
It fit my hand way better than the G26 ever did.
Once I got used to that 22lb trigger, I found I could shoot it every bit as good as the Glock!!