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Why do people (not ya'll) get so worried about Glocks? Revolvers ...
February 3rd, 2006 02:22 PM
Since we're way off the topic anyway... I must pose the devil's advocate question.
Why do people (not ya'll) get so worried about Glocks? Revolvers operate the same exact way (pull trigger go bang no safety mechanisms beyond the trigger pull) and I've been shooting, holstering, and stowing them places for... well... over half my life now (such as it is).
My 686, 629, GP100, etc have absolutely zero safeties of any sort beyond the trigger guard. No nervousness on my part, no accidents. At least the Glock has the Rube Goldberg trigger.
As much as I have come to like the elegant grip safety of the XD design (Was skeptical at first) and agree it's inherently mechanically safer, I don't really think the Glock pistol is any more or less safe than its owner.
February 3rd, 2006 02:22 PM
February 3rd, 2006 02:28 PM
It's because of the trigger and it is an real issue. The Glock has about a 5# pull weight with about a 0.25" stroke. It's easy to shoot. Compare that with a revolver trigger with probably a 9 - 12 pound pull and a 1 inch or so stroke.
Ernst Langdon was involved in a study that indicated the stroke is really more important that the weight.
Masod Ayoob once said, "A good thing about a Glock is they're easy to shoot. A bad thing about a Glock is they're easy to shoot." There's a lot of truth to that.
February 3rd, 2006 02:32 PM
My thinking too Ron - totally. That is why the DA pull on the SIG represents a very good ''safety'' - similar to a revo.
a study that indicated the stroke is really more important that the weight.
For me the Glock stroke is a bit worrysome. Not for shooting, that's just fine - but the periods in between - shall we say collectively ''handling''.
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February 3rd, 2006 02:44 PM
Me too. I can only imagine what it would feel like to have a LEO thinking I'm a BG with his Glock pointed at me and notice that his finger is on the trigger.
Originally Posted by P95Carry
February 3rd, 2006 02:48 PM
It doesn't worry me because....
I keep my finger off the trigger
I always use a holster
I re-holster slowly
And I don't mean to sound condescending in any way. I know everybody here knows to keep their finger off the trigger, and I’m sure they follow that religiously like I do. What I mean is that as long as I do those three things, I personally have a very high comfort level with Glocks.
Blessed be the Lord my rock who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. Psalm 144:1
Si vis pacem, para bellum
February 3rd, 2006 06:12 PM
Doesn't worry me .. Hold on gotta squeeze into my nomex suit..
Because it take 30 rounds for most cops to hit ya anyway
February 4th, 2006 08:02 AM
Nice, Thanks alot. It turns out the deal got sweeter and im getting the XD this Tuseday. Im also getting a cash difference so i can pick up a few hundred rounds of ammo and still get the wifey her carry gun. Ill pick up some wolf ammo and shoot it through and see what i come up with but ill also look into some blazer or UMC too. I guess when buying your first "new gun" you should find out what shoots best for the money and experiance these things yourself... Thanks again for all the info! I saw thouse Winchester SXT at midwayusa.com they were a little spendy but hey for something thats getting all the raves in the personal defence ammo world. It might be worth giving them a shoT
Originally Posted by Euclidean
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February 6th, 2006 08:36 AM
Sunday I compared my XD9 Tactical, my XD Bitone with Springfield Armory (SA) Carry Triggger job, and my Sig 226R, also 9mm, using WWB from Walmart, and I made some picks.
I set up two B-27 targets, one at 18 feet and one at 28 feet. The goal was to see if I could determine any significant difference in accuracy between the three guns. All shots were slow fire and the first shot from the Sig was DA just like it would be if I had to shoot it to defend myself. I shot five shots from each gun and repeated the process.
It was 31º and I had to wear some knit gloves (all I had with me). I shot the target at 18 feet first. I shot five shots with the XD9 Tactical first at the left "7" on the B-27. The XD9 was next on the right "7", and then five shots from the Sig 226R on the top "7". Results are in the first two pics. And, that's a quarter completely covering the five shots from the XD9 Tactical and a nickel almost completely covering the five shots from the Sig 226R. And the slide is so loose on the Sig you can shake it and it rattles. It doesn't seem to affect accuracy.
I'm not sure what's going on with the XD9; it should have grouped better and I think it will.
The third pic is about 20 shots from each gun at 28 feet. I shot one too many evolutions and knew it when I did it. I was getting pretty tired and the last evolution spread the groups out significantly. But, the guns do shoot well and the WWB ammo appears to be quite accurate and consistant.
And, I KNOW, I KNOW - the date on my camera is wrong.
February 6th, 2006 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by Tangle
Hey Do ya know the Date is wrong in your Camera?
That some good shooting there for such cold weather.
February 6th, 2006 12:44 PM
Does anyone really know what time it is? Hey, there may be a song in there somewhere.
Originally Posted by Bud White
February 6th, 2006 02:11 PM
The XD is like anything else... each particular gun seems to group certain brands slightly tighter. Compare my pics of unsupported rapid fire at 7 yards in the original post between the SXT and the Wolf. I was all over the place with the Wolf. The SXT groups quite nicely. The shots that were off was because of me not the ammo.
Ughhhh need to shoot more. Time to spend another day with the 10/22...
February 6th, 2006 07:38 PM
Not exactly. Glocks are not DAs, but striker fired, would be like carrying a revolver at at half-cock (if you could).
Why do people (not ya'll) get so worried about Glocks? Revolvers operate the same exact way
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February 6th, 2006 07:47 PM
True. Glocks are weird like that.
February 6th, 2006 07:54 PM
Thats True but they do have a heavy trigger pull not as heavy as a da Revolver..
Originally Posted by OD
Also springer has almsot same trigger pull and yeah its got the grip safety on it but 99% of the time you hand is depressing the grip safety even when holstering ..
I have one of each and can say there's not much difference between a glock and XD
February 6th, 2006 07:56 PM
I beg to differ. There's a world of difference in a Glock and an XD. Granted it's not like comparing a Mateba to a falling block target pistol...
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