This is a discussion on Why Glock? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by mano3 I think I'm seeing the light... Careful...don't sip the Kool-aid...
Glock Kool-Aid is not to be sipped...
It must be chugged!
"Death is lighter than a feather, but Duty is heavier than a mountain" Robert Jordan
Glock 19 Gen 4
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Right, and it must be drunk from a dirty glass!!Glock Kool-Aid is not to be sipped...It must be chugged!
It's the M1911 Cool Aid that is made for sipping and to be enjoyed with a fine cigar.
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge." Daniel J. Boorstin
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My police chief and her husband both carry Glocks, as well as most of the cops on the local force. That's a tell-all right there!
US Air Force, 1986 - 2007
"To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them..." George Mason
My opinion shouldn't be taken seriously due to the fact that I've been shooting guns for over 30 years and have only recently been active on gun forums, where all the real world knowledge apparently is.
never had a failure of any kind in my Glocks over the past 17 years.....now on my 4th Glock 19, 3rd Glock 26 and now have quite a Glock family. No matter the caliber, the outcome is always the same.
Perfect performance. Plenty reason to carry one.
Kimbers are the guns you show your friends....Glocks are the ones you show your enemies.
I have both the G21 and a SA Loaded 1911. Both are good guns and fun to shoot. The G21 has 5 more rounds on board (13+1 v 8+1), it is lighter and has fewer complications. Further, if you drop my SA Loaded 1911, it might go bang - not likely, but possible. If you drop the G21, all you do is mess up the finish - maybe. There are internal safeties in the Glock that prevent the firing pin from getting to the primer unless you pull the trigger. The G21 also fits my hand much better. I just have G21 sized hands.
Now, I also own a G30. For CC, I prefer the G30 with its 10+1 and an additional G21 mag. This splits the difference on the capacity, but it is easier than either the G21 or 1911 to carry concealed - for me.
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"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny." Thomas Jefferson
You are only paranoid until you are right - then you are a visionary.
Glocks have to grow on you!
I used to hate them...would never have one of them "Bricks", errrr, Glocks.
Then I met the Glock-36...I was super impressed.
Then I took the Glock Armorer Course and learned all about the history and simplicity.
Now I own 5 Glocks.
To each his own. There are many fine guns out there, and it's a personal decision.
The Glock line is mine!
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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I finally fell to all the peer pressure and bought the great Glock 19. Brand new Gen 4.
I shot it for the first time yesterday. 90 rounds, 2 jams and took lots of wicked brass to the dome!!! Some of the brass barely made it out of the ejection port and some even ejected to the left...
I was accurate with it though. I can see myself growing to like it. Pretty sure it will never replace my edc but I did like it more than I thought I would.
The only other pistol I have owned that jammed on me was a beautiful 1911...
"I finally fell to all the peer pressure..."
I think the above statement says the obvious.
Because everybody else is doing it.
No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893
Me being a 1911 person - My advice to you is that if you have handled and shot a GLOCK 21 .45ACP & you like it then buy one for yourself. Certainly you're not going to limit yourself to only one handgun for the rest of your life so buy a 1911 later on should you ever decide that you want one. The 1911 is not going anywhere and you'll still be able to buy one 20 30 40 years from today.
One thing that I DO take issue with in an above post is that a 1911 does not require a 500 round BREAK IN period.
One manufacturer and that would be Kimber "suggests" a 500 round "break in" before purchasers start complaining that their particular Kimber is not functioning properly. And that would only be if a particular shooter has a Kimber that is experiencing function related problems and the majority of Kimber owners have no such problems thus do not need the break in period.
Certainly COLT does not suggest or recommend any break in period.