Love/Hate at the Same Time???

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    Love/Hate at the Same Time???

    Well, I shot a Glock for the first time today. I've handled many at gun stores and never could bring myself to like them. It's like holding a brick in your hand and trying to call it a gun. I never said I disliked them as a gun, just didn't like the grip. Well, today at the range, I took the opportunity to shoot one.

    I absolutely LOVED the way it shot. It was a 27. Now some people are good shots hands down. I don't consider myself one of those people, but I'm definitely getting better every time.

    I shot a mag full of .40 and put them all withing 2 inches at about 10 yards. I don't know that I've ever picked up any gun and done that at first try. When I was finished, the first thing I said was, "I hate it, but it shoots well."

    The same nice fellow also had a tricked out 1911 he let us shoot. Now I'm kind of opposite with 1911s. I have much respect for them due to their history, etc. But I don't like shooting them.

    Now my next two purchases will be a .22 for $aving and a sub compact carry gun. I carried an XD40 for a few days borrowed and loved the size.

    Will it be a Glock, or will it be an XD???? Any rumors of a SubCompact XD45?????
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    I have felt the same for the glock. Feels like I'm holding a 2 x 4 piece of wood. But it sure shoots well.... I still opted for something in SS with an actual hammer...
    If I bought...it would be the Glock in the model 29. Love that 10mm.
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    sure i feel that way about sigs love the way they shoot hate the controls

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    When I saw the title I knew the thread would be about Glocks. :)
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    My Glock 19 is not pretty by any conventional definition, my fingers don't fit the finger grooves right, the trigger guard rubs uncomfortably on my middle finger after 10 -15 practice draws, and it's awfully thick for comfortable IWB carry.

    BUT:

    I shoot it better than any other handgun I've ever owned, I like the simple operation and absolute reliability, and it holds 16 rounds in a lightweight, concealable package. Everytime I think I've found something better, I end up coming back to the Glock.

    That doesn't mean I'm going to stop looking, though .

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    I've shot them and shot them well; and I have a lot of respect for them but for me it's simple ergonomics; they just don't fit me well becasue of the angle on the grip and the thickness. I have small hands and just can't get a good position on the trigger with my finger due to the grip. A friend has a .40 and I've shot it quite a bit and can drill holes with it all day long but I have to concentrate on the grip and it's way too much bulk. I'd like to get a Kahr K40 for the caliber and for the ergonomics.

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    I have no Glock (yet!) but did sorta ''transition'' last year when I fired a NIB 19 and was astonished at accuracy and enjoyment level

    For now SIG will still hold top spot but - who knows ..........
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    "Hi, my name is Gary, and I'm a Glockaholic".

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    The only Glocks that interest me say "10mm AUTO" on the slides.
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    Add me to the "I think they're FUGLY but like the way they handle" crowd.

    The first time I ever saw a Glock my immediate reaction was "what is that plastic mickey-mouse piece of..." After shooting several owned by friends and seeing how well they shot it still took me a long time to break down and buy one . I ended up with a 19 and it has since become my primary EDC. I think the thing I like most about them is the lack of external safeties.
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    If you buy a Glock you can get the .22 conversion for it and save money and have a gun you shoot well at the same time.
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    Gary I to am a Glockaholic and proud of it. I have two and a third will be joining me soon.
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    All defensive shooters should try shooting lots of different handguns.

    If you shoot the GLOCK best then buy one...or two & carry that.

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    I shot a Glock .40 (forget the model though) and it wasn't bad. Myself and my wife could both shoot it well, but, I really like the grip and handling of my XD much better. It just fits my hand better than the Glock. The Glock isn't a bad firearm though. Damn reliable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_1
    Gary I to am a Glockaholic and proud of it. I have two and a third will be joining me soon.
    Mike

    I just purchased my 17th Glock (A 30) for a total of 3 of them presently. I just wish I had all the others back that I've traded off over the years. (I still have the one that started my addiction - the evil "gateway Glock" - a pre-pineapple model 17)

    That original 17 has about 30,000 rounds thru it, with two malfs. The first came as a result of running around 3,000 rounds of really dirty reloads thru it without cleaning to see how much abuse it would take.

    The second one scared the hell out of me - a mag spring broke, leaving me w/ a single shot pistol - and I had been unknowingly carrying it that way for some time. (The moral of that story, boys and girls, is to always carry a spare magazine!!!)

    I've owned a bunch of Sigs, a couple of Berettas, more 1911's and Hi-Powers than I can count, an HK or two and a couple of S&W's. After all of that testing and farting around, if it ain't a Glock, I rarely even pick it up - unless I'm field testing a holster design for something else.

    If you get the necessary training, and can KEEP YOUR FINGER OUT OF THE TRIGGER GUARD, they are, IMHO, the perfect defensive pistol.

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