I'm not anti Glock. Currently in my safe sit 2 -21's and a 17 and 19.HotGuns, I was anti Glock for a long time. I was issued one on an assignment in 2003 and love their perfect simplicity. To me they are perfect, my G30 sees alot more carry time than my $1000+ dollar 1911. I never said anything about EVERYONE, did I?
If they are perfect to you, that is all that matters.
Here's a fact though.
When taking classes of 40-50 students to the gun range to qualify them for their CHL's we usually have several "loaner" pistols of various makes and brands that are brought by the Instructors so that anyone that wants to shoot a gun after the class is over may do so.
We do this so that interested people can actually pickup, manipulate and shoot if they want to different guns that they may have heard about or read about somewhere.
Now this is where is gets interesting. The Glocks will be usually be the first pistols to get picked up and shot...because that is what everyone hears about or sees alot on TV. They will shoot them and think that they are just sooo cool. Then, they'll try something else.
Once they try an XD, the comments are always the same. "It feels so much better in the hand than the Glock" pretty much sums it up.
Once they shoot the XD, the pretty much forget the Glock, and the Glocks get lonely after that.
Now, I fully realize that this will make many hard core Glock owners uncomfortable with this fact, but it is what it is.
In truth though, it doesn't matter. If you love your Glock and are proficient with it, more power to ya. You'll be the one that has to depend on it to save your life, so it doesn't matter what anyone thinks.
This new style lower is trying to capture the segment of the market that has picked up a Glock at one time or another and put it back down in hopes of finding something that suits them better. Some people that are Glock lovers will want to try the lower just because as humans being we are always in the search for something better.If you happen to have small hands, this lower may be the difference between owning a Glock or not owning one.