This is a discussion on Glock Talk at Academy Sports within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was at Academy Sports the other day looking for defensive ammo for my .40 cal. As I'm browsing the ammo shelf, I could overhear ...
I was at Academy Sports the other day looking for defensive ammo for my .40 cal. As I'm browsing the ammo shelf, I could overhear three guys from the gun counter debating if Glock pistols were really the best of the best.
One guy was obviously a staunch Glocker and wouldn't yield to the other guys' argument against Glock. Their words sounded as if they were taken right from some of the forum discussions here; I couldn't help but smile.
Then the debate finally ends with the young guy telling the Glock guy that he's been drinking too much Glock Kool-Aide! I laughed out loud at that one and had to see these guys.
I asked, "Who's been drinking the Glock Kool-Aide?" and the young guy points to an older gentleman with a white mustache checking out a Glock on the counter.
"He's drank so much his mustache is red! Can't you tell?"
I laughed and left.
BTW: I have no opinion on Glocks yet. I have fired a .45 Glock and liked it, but my SIG looks much cooler!
"Was there no end to the conspiracy of irrational prejudice against Red Ryder and his peacemaker?"
Revolvers, “more elegant weapons for a more civilized age.”
I sometimes help people pick out handguns for SD purposes,I point out the pros and cons of all the manufacturers and their offerings,I then let them select the firearm that they like the best and fits their budget.
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
LOL! Glocktards. I'm gonna befriend you on that one. This should go into the hall of shame by all means! I'm not sure the last time I laughed this much.
Hey.......you never know what you'll come up on in a gun shop or sporting goods store in conversation. Alabama? I figure the rhetoric is close to my home state. Once in a while my ears perk up for a conversation......thing is....I immediately think the conversation is too loud if it can be overheard. I seldom interfere with an overheard conversation. I merely learn from it and sometimes reassess my environment.
I have to agree with Dukalmighty. There is no "best gun", is there? Different guns has different uses. Some are surely better than others, but price also matters, especially these days. I worry people looking for their first handgun sometimes get put off by strongly conflicting advice. I just try to steer them toward practical, well-made guns. Glock, Ruger, S&W, SS, Kimber, Colt, Beretta, none of these is bad- all are well-made and can be excellent choices. More important is this: what is its purpose, how much do you know about guns, have you shot before, and will you practice? If the answers are self-defense, not much, not much, and not much, I recommend a revolver in medium caliber of good quality. I also agree with Ram Rod- Alabama has loud conversations and guys with strongly-held opinions!
Six for sure...Uh, I mean Five. Five for sure..
It was like an episode of "Defensive Carry - Live!"
I go into Academy quite often and look..... And listen. I hear all kinds of good stuff there.
Stop whining and go do something that makes a difference!
If you think that I may be talking to you, then I am.
Sometimes the Kool Aid is spiked.
Gave a private instruction session this past Saturday to a petite little gal, and I took 6 different handguns of all calibers and action types. It has been my experience with the ladies, which make up about 99% of my clients, that they seem to prefer the Glock 19, or, 1911 above all others.
And, I have found that they shoot the 1911 very well, which I believe is due to the easy reach to the trigger. They also initially, prefer it over a Glock until they get real comfortable with guns, and then eventually gravitate to the lighter weight of the Glock.
" Blessed is that man, who when facing death, thinks only of his front sight"
Hmmm, not much I can say I guess, I'm drowning in Kimber 1911 and Glock 17 kool aid - a verrrrry powerful mixture I might add.
I'm too young to be this old!
Getting old isn't good for you!
I catch myself using my Glock's as comparisons for other things. When friends ask me if I approve of a new girl friend or whatnot I ask them..."Well, is she reliable? Is she simple to maintain? Does she hold up well? Does she have an "inner beauty"? Yes? Then go for it!"
Yes, I know, issues.
"60% of the time...it works every time..." -Brian Fantana