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Just curious... your thoughts on Glock Pistols

Glock214

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People mention to me when they either see me carry, or know that I carry a Glock that I should get a different sidearm. They always begin with it being the world’s most dangerous gun. I simply respond with it being known as one of the most reliable guns available. And that I trust my life to my Glock. I have shot several other handguns, including revolvers and just prefer my glock. I am not trying to start a debate on who has the bigger gun or anything lol. I am just seeing what others opinions are on Glock Pistols. And in general what you carry, and why you prefer what you carry.

Carry On!
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stainless1911

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There really isnt anything wrong with a glock. they are great guns.

Some guns fit different people differently. For me, if I close my eyes, start a low ready, then present the weapon, I will open my eyes, and the muzzle will be a few degrees up from what it should be. If I do this with a 1911, an XD, or an M&P for example, the sight picture will be lined up properly.

If the gun fits you naturally, and you're comfortable drawing and firing it, then stick with it.

There is a glock/XD rivalry, but its no different than two high schools football teams from the same town. Other people like metal guns, and still others think that revolvers are the way to go. I consider a revolver to be quaint, antiquated, and lacking in capacity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBdYBc0BLgQ
 
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Glock214

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There really isnt anything wrong with a glock. they are great guns.

Some guns fit different people differently. For me, if I close my eyes, start a low ready, then present the weapon, I will open my eyes, and the gun will be a few degrees up from what it should be. If I do this with a 1911, an XD, or an M&P for example, the sight picture will be lined up properly.

If the gun fits you naturally, and you're comfortable drawing and firing it, then stick with it.

There is a glock/XD rivalry, but its no different than two high schools football teams from the same town. Other people like metal guns, and still others think that revolvers are the way to go. I consider a revolver to be quaint, antiquated, and lacking in capacity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBdYBc0BLgQ

I've actually never fired a 1911, or an XD. A friend of mine has an XD and always says I should get a grown up gun lol. But yet... he never gives me why he feels that his firearm is superior than any other firearm. I have gotten so used to using Glocks, that I have yet to pick one up and not feel comfortable. I like the light frames, and no safeties, I would hate to have to toggle a switch in the event I need to draw. I am open to trying new firearms for range use, and maybe someday everyday carry. What do you carry daily stainless? You know i always carry my G23 gen 4. along with two spare mags. People tell me that is overkill. I say that's being ready for a gunfight if it ever came to that. And sometimes, honestly...I think about carrying a few more mags, but the weight drives me crazy. I need an actual gun belt, current one I'm afraid won't last to many more months. But I can't find any gunbelts that don't look like they belong on the range. And I want it to blend in and look like a regular belt, or as close as possible to one.

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xmanhockey7

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People mention to me when they either see me carry, or know that I carry a Glock that I should get a different sidearm. They always begin with it being the world’s most dangerous gun. I simply respond with it being known as one of the most reliable guns available. And that I trust my life to my Glock. I have shot several other handguns, including revolvers and just prefer my glock. I am not trying to start a debate on who has the bigger gun or anything lol. I am just seeing what others opinions are on Glock Pistols. And in general what you carry, and why you prefer what you carry.

Carry On!
Glock214

I own 3 pistols. Glock 22, Springfield XDm 3.8c 40, and a Sig 238 (this gun kinda isn't in the same category). Glock 22 is my favorite by far. I absolutely love Glocks. They're not expensive, have good capacity, reliable, good trigger. It kind of makes me laugh when I tell people it's a Glock and you get the "my god" reaction. I think it's because so many rappers and the media say "Glock" even if it's a Ruger or something. Plus if you're someone who carries two guns of the same caliber (ex. G22 and G27) your Glock 22 mags will work in the G27. Assuming you have 15+1 in your G22, 9+1 in your G27, and 2 extra 15 round mags (which come with the Glock!) that's 56 rounds of ammo. And if your G22 for, whatever reason isn't working, you have that BUG that your spare mags can take. It's just a great set up.
 

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I carried an XD for a couple years, and absolutely adored that little gun. Now, I am the proud owner of an M&P.40 Pro 5". It has night sights and a custom trigger from APEX. Awesome gun. Im with you on the manual safety, I''ve been carrying without one for too long to ever go back.

If you ever get a chance to shoot an XD, or a 1911, by all means. You might be forced to run out and spend money you shouldnt though, you been warned. :p

Someday, I hope to actually own a stainless1911.
 
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To qualify as a most anything there would have to have been many more GLOCKS for many more years to acquire sufficient instances to compare with other older, arguably more popular designs, designs. Averages, rates, are compared by variations and standard deviations and Glocks' frequency of anything distribution is sparse.

I open carry a SA 1911A1 for its solid weight. I conceale carry an H&K USPc .40 for its features, smoothness and lack of weight. I cherish an Interarms American Eagle Luger for its unmatched beauty.
 
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Glock214

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I own 3 pistols. Glock 22, Springfield XDm 3.8c 40, and a Sig 238 (this gun kinda isn't in the same category). Glock 22 is my favorite by far. I absolutely love Glocks. They're not expensive, have good capacity, reliable, good trigger. It kind of makes me laugh when I tell people it's a Glock and you get the "my god" reaction. I think it's because so many rappers and the media say "Glock" even if it's a Ruger or something. Plus if you're someone who carries two guns of the same caliber (ex. G22 and G27) your Glock 22 mags will work in the G27. Assuming you have 15+1 in your G22, 9+1 in your G27, and 2 extra 15 round mags (which come with the Glock!) that's 56 rounds of ammo. And if your G22 for, whatever reason isn't working, you have that BUG that your spare mags can take. It's just a great set up.

I get the same type of nod look. It's crazy to me that people seem to look down on Glocks, I love them. I am looking at getting a G27 here soon for a bug so that I have interchangeable mags incase like you mention you need to switch guns. I've also thought about just getting another 23 and carrying two identical guns, although it is hard to conceal a G23 with my body frame. My 23 is really noticable when I'm wearing it on my hip. even when in all black. Serpa Level 2 holster so it does stick out a little ways from my body. I've only one of my buddies try a gun grab, and I corrected his *** real quick lol. And it held up without fail. (note, he wasn't trying to grab it to harm me, he was trying to prove a point of a bad guy taking my gun, major fail i might add)
 

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I get the same type of nod look. It's crazy to me that people seem to look down on Glocks, I love them. I am looking at getting a G27 here soon for a bug so that I have interchangeable mags incase like you mention you need to switch guns. I've also thought about just getting another 23 and carrying two identical guns, although it is hard to conceal a G23 with my body frame. My 23 is really noticable when I'm wearing it on my hip. even when in all black. Serpa Level 2 holster so it does stick out a little ways from my body. I've only one of my buddies try a gun grab, and I corrected his *** real quick lol. And it held up without fail. (note, he wasn't trying to grab it to harm me, he was trying to prove a point of a bad guy taking my gun, major fail i might add)

If I were you I'd just get the G27. It is a BUG and IMHO shoots just about as well as my G22. Plus you'll have something smaller incase you have to conceal and the G23 is just too big. But it's you decision.
 

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Glocks are great guns, can't say anything bad about them, but for some people(me included) other guns are just fit better in your hands. I really like the way the XD's fit compared to the glock, so that's what I bought, but if the glock fits you good and is comfortable to shoot then there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I would certainly trust my life to one.
 

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I had a G27 as my primary carry, and it was by far my favorite out of all the polymer guns I've owned (Sig, Glock, Bersa). The only issue I had with it is that my hands are on the smaller side, so double stack frames are harder for me to grip comfortably. I sold it, got the BP9, and went to the range with some friends to try it out. I got to shoot a friend's Kimber, and fell in love! I sold the BP9 and just got a 1911 yesterday for my primary carry.

Still like Glock, just not the best fit for me, personally.
 

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I carried an XD for a couple years, and absolutely adored that little gun. Now, I am the proud owner of an M&P.40 Pro 5". It has night sights and a custom trigger from APEX. Awesome gun. Im with you on the manual safety, I''ve been carrying without one for too long to ever go back.

If you ever get a chance to shoot an XD, or a 1911, by all means. You might be forced to run out and spend money you shouldnt though, you been warned. :p

Someday, I hope to actually own a stainless1911.


Those 1911's look real nice, price...eh not so much. I like I can get a Glock once a year for about 420.00 +tax I've thought about upgrading my trigger, but I've become so used to my factory set trigger pull that I think I'd be too nervous to get the 3.5lb pull. Too many horror stories of accidental discharges that I've known have used the 3.5. I don't see how they do so, I never have my finger onthe trigger until I'm ready to destroy whatever is in my sights. So maybe I will upgrade after all, not a lot to upgrade to on a Glock though. At least that I've been able to find other than barrels, sights, and triggers.
Oh thos 1911's look nice though, Now I wanna shoot one. :cool:

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Glock214

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If I were you I'd just get the G27. It is a BUG and IMHO shoots just about as well as my G22. Plus you'll have something smaller incase you have to conceal and the G23 is just too big. But it's you decision.

I am really leaning towards a G27 also, I like the fact that I can coneal that one alot easier. I think I will go with a 27, I'm thinking about going with a full size Glock like a 22 for home defense strictly. That and so I don't have to leave one of my carry guns at home for the gf for self defense.
 

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Those 1911's look real nice, price...eh not so much. I like I can get a Glock once a year for about 420.00 +tax I've thought about upgrading my trigger, but I've become so used to my factory set trigger pull that I think I'd be too nervous to get the 3.5lb pull. Too many horror stories of accidental discharges that I've known have used the 3.5. I don't see how they do so, I never have my finger onthe trigger until I'm ready to destroy whatever is in my sights. So maybe I will upgrade after all, not a lot to upgrade to on a Glock though. At least that I've been able to find other than barrels, sights, and triggers.
Oh thos 1911's look nice though, Now I wanna shoot one. :cool:

Glock214

A custom trigger doesnt necessarily mean a lighter pull. The FSS kit for the M&P from APEX is still at 4.5 to 5 pounds. I have mine sat at 3 1/2, but I wanted it lighter. The M&P stock trigger is a joke.
 

Glock214

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I had a G27 as my primary carry, and it was by far my favorite out of all the polymer guns I've owned (Sig, Glock, Bersa). The only issue I had with it is that my hands are on the smaller side, so double stack frames are harder for me to grip comfortably. I sold it, got the BP9, and went to the range with some friends to try it out. I got to shoot a friend's Kimber, and fell in love! I sold the BP9 and just got a 1911 yesterday for my primary carry.

Still like Glock, just not the best fit for me, personally.


Oh, those 1911's are really nice guns, I am very interested in those now. Expensive though, but if they are great guns well worth it. I have smaller hands also, however find that my g23 fits very well, I haven't changed the strap, i've been thinking about it seeing what it would feel like with the med or large backstrap, but I figure if it's comfortable now, why change it up. I don't know if I'd like the single stack mags though of the 1911, I like having that extra capacity just incase.
 

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Oh, those 1911's are really nice guns, I am very interested in those now. Expensive though, but if they are great guns well worth it. I have smaller hands also, however find that my g23 fits very well, I haven't changed the strap, i've been thinking about it seeing what it would feel like with the med or large backstrap, but I figure if it's comfortable now, why change it up. I don't know if I'd like the single stack mags though of the 1911, I like having that extra capacity just incase.

You can get a Rock Island 1911 for $399. There are many different manufacturers and many different prices. My first gun was a Bersa Thunder .380 we bought from a friend for $150. Then we ponied up for a Sig P250, then sold that and put that to my Glock 27, then sold that to get my BP9...well, as you can see, it's all about working up. You can also find great deals on used guns if you keep a sharp eye on armlist.com and gunbroker.com
 
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