This is a discussion on Why Glock? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; i bought my 23 for reliability, price, and because i could buy conversion barrels for .357 and 9mm. swiss army knife factor....
i bought my 23 for reliability, price, and because i could buy conversion barrels for .357 and 9mm. swiss army knife factor.
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Glock 23, mic holster, clipdraw, abdominal carry.
newbies of the world looking for a good carry gun. My experience with any Glock I touch has been just as they advertise: Perfection. Are there other pistols that are as reliable? I'll let you know in twenty years after I put a few more rounds down range from some of the new kids on the block. Until then, I will voice my opinions as a "Veteran Glock Fanboy" with the perfect round count to back it up.
"Said I never had any use for one.....never said I didn't know how to use it. " Matthew Quiqley
Because you need to conform.... I choose not to that's why I say Ruger!
Look I already admitted that I saw a guy shoot fantastic with a Glock chambered for the 9. I saw another guy that could only hit ONE bowling pin, with 17 rounds or so in his Glock chambered for the 40. I cleaned up 8 for 8 with my Ruger P345.
The fact that there are love/hate thing going on about the Glocks, indicates that there are issues there. It seems that you either love them or hate them. Just because they go bang every time, is not the reason to strap one on for EDC. You gotta be able to hit what you are aiming at. I tried them, and found them unacceptable. I'll say the same thing thats been repeated over and over in this threads. Buy a gun that you are confortable with, and can shoot accurately. I tried several guns.... begged, borrowed, or rented, before I bought the gun I'm comfortable with. Its the ONLY way to go.
Every human being being different, it stands to reason that some people will shoot different guns well. For the ones of us that do well with Glocks, we like them, alot, because they are reasonably priced, rugged, reliable and accurate. Now, even though I really like Glocks (although I don't believe I am yet at the "fanboy" level), I never bad talk other people's choices of sidearm. If you find one you really like and you shoot it well and it's reliable, I say enjoy it in good health.
I want my gun to match my truck. Ugly and reliable.
I like big Glocks, but I preferred the XD for my EDC which is subcompact size. Whatever floats your boat. I need a few more guns and Glocks are definitely on the list.
I like to drool over pretty guns, but owning anything "fancy looking" really isn't my style. I want to be able to work it hard day in and day out and not worry about pretty. Glock fits the bill.
Why not? LoL
I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them. -- John Wayne as John B. Books in "The Shootist"
-It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...
I used to wear Hagars at work, with their nice large pockets. But they were getting tore up bad. Now we wear Dickies. Those thing take a beating without a mark. I can still carry my piece in my pocket and remain out of sight. There was an adjustment period there as well.
2" groups? Thousands?? OK. What do you consider HD range? I thought HD range is from 0 to 25'?
Otherwise we both are saying the same thing, just different in how we are getting the same message across. I'll concede your point that it's not the gun's fault, for the reasons that you posted.
If my only experience with a Glock was shooting 2 foot groups from 0-25 feet, I wouldn't own one either.
No gun should be shooting 2 foot groups at 25 feet. If it is - there is something terribly wrong with either the gun or the shooter or both. Maybe .40 loaded in a .45 magazine? I can't imagine that kind of accuracy from a factory gun. That's just scary.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
I like the Glock because it is now the standard, in my opinion, against which all other pistols are being measured. It is lightweight, reliable, easy to fix, and very customizable, as well as there exists parts everywhere.
Easy answer: Because they work. Glock is simply one of the best made, best performing and most dependable platforms in the world, at any price (and their price ain't bad for what you get). It is no coincidence that they hold the majority of the U.S. LE market and are so popular with shooters around the globe.
"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
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--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
Glock is one of MANY fine firearms out there. I have a 27 and a 23, love them, BUT my primary carry is a M&P40c.