This is a discussion on Glock 19......Again! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by StormRider Glocks are great guns, just not for me. It kills me when people say that! Nothin' personal, StormRider....
So much going for it: OUT of the box reliabilty
finish(almost impossible to destroy)
It is "Good to Go" all around. Ounce for ounce the best 9mm in the world IMHO. I believe if one had to pick TWO autos that
changed the game in the 20th century it would be the Colt 1911 and the Glock 9mm.
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When I leave the home port:
S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP
Glocks are the best in my opinion.
That is funny no professional has ever told me to carry a Glock or any other brand . They have advised avoiding a couple.
Professionals are professionals for a reason.They choose the Glock in large numbers for a reason amateurs may never understand.
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Sorry but most Law enforcement carry what they are told to by the bean counters and Officials there are some that buy their own but the percentage is low.
Army nor Marine corp carry glocks they would not hold up . The first ones were good for their time and not bad even today the newer one trade on a name. and a history.
I bought my first Glock 17 back in the mid 80's when they first came out. (wish I had kept that one) Never had a moments trouble with it and I fired thousands of rounds through it. I then bought a Gen 2 G19 about 1990 (still have it) and it too has never failed to go bang. You just can't get more reliable than that.
That's why I like the GLOCK pistol.
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A Glock 19 is my Spring and Summer gun. I carry it in either a Kydex IWB holster or in a Galco Balistic Nylon Butt Pac. My summer attire is shorts, T-Shirt, tennis shoes and a ball cap.
We had three inches of snow on the ground yesterday and I have a 1911 Commander on. Easier to conceal for me.
I've been carrying guns on my person for the last 45 years or so. I know what works for me and what will save my bacon.
To each his own.
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