This is a discussion on Guns I won't ever own within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Mike1956 For years I swore up and down I would never own a Glock, let alone carry one. Now, I cannot imagine ...
I can dream......
Kimbers are the guns you show your friends....Glocks are the ones you show your enemies.
Hi Point, Taurus, and Glocks.... yeah I went there
"You cannot invade the mainland United States.
There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass"
- Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Sig P238/Beretta PX4 Storm/Kimber Ultra Carry II
I think its risky to say, "I'll never own a ____ (fill in the blank). No one knows what tomorrow holds and your favorite gun manufacturer could very well be snatched up and acquired by another, for example, i.e., Browning acquiring Winchester, Remington acquiring Marlin, etc.
Old man Glock, also is not going to live forever and most likely when he passes, Glock may very well be a different company. The Glock you swear by now may no longer be if there is a restructuring. Conversely, A manufacturer that you hate could come out with an innovative product that you may find yourself swearing by, etc. So although it may be less risky to say, I'll never have a revolver or a 1911 or any other platform per se, I wouldn't swear by that either. Ask Glockman how his 1911 is winning him over and talk to the many people on this forum that have been won over by Glocks. As Nutnfancy says, to keep himself from being painted in a box, opinions and views are a snapshot in time and are subject to change.
I'll at least handle anything. Initial grip first impressions typically make the decision, then trigger pull.
I've had a few that felt good, bought them, fired 150 rounds, then sold them as incompatible with my shooting style/grip.
I'm also very brand loyal to Baby Eagles (IWI), yet am having issues with my first polymer version. Still undecided with it. Here's to hoping I just got a poor QC gun off the line. I may buy a second one to see if there is a pattern.
Glocks I will never own on principle (they're like Harley Davidsons - Too many people regard them as status symbols).
Hit my limit for speculation, the sky is falling, and gun owners fighting amongst themselves.
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!
never thought id buy a glock, till i shot one and i ended up buying a Gen3 G19 last week for a steal, but i would never own a taurus revolver or most of their autos... just dont like em...
Someone earlier said that what you will or won't own often changes over time. In 1981 I purchased a .38 caliber Charter Arms Undercover because I was young and poor and could afford it. But because of the bad publicity Charter Arms got in those days as makers of cheap "Saturday night specials", I quickly regretted my purchase and put Charter Arms on my list of guns I'd never buy again. (It also wouldn't shoot +P rounds, so I thought that meant it was a piece of junk.) Fast forward thirty years. I still have this little snubbie, and now I think it's a well-made revolver that shoots straight and true. I either carry it or my new Ruger LC9.
Handled some nice 1911's this past weekend at the gun show... Whoooowe, some sweet feeling steel, letme tell ya.. Good thing the wife took the credit card, or I might be on gun restriction for quite a while....
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson
I haven't read all the above posts...but I will not own anything that doesn't have a reputation of running 100% out of the box. I don't get to the range as much as I like to.