Only one opinion but after watching the clip it would seem that, instead of illustrating a natural grasp of the Glock, the finger appears to be artificially adjusting itself in order to promote the angle that shows the Glock to best advantage. The last time the three pistols were grasped in profile to the camera (beginning at 1:52), it was apparent that the Glock also pointed just as low as the other two did until the grasp/finger adjustment was made.
I'm known to be thick-headed but don't understand the positive advantages of "breaking the wrist" as an aid to pointing the handgun as is suggested in the clip.
I'm not at all a fan of Glock handguns however it has nothing to do with the gun's point-ability. A handgun's point-ability is subjective and while point-ability is a desirable feature it isn't nearly as crucial as it's made out to be. One can easily master a handgun having perhaps less "point-ability" but being balanced by other desirable features. A whole lot of the "pistol switcheroo" we sometimes see in Forum thread discussion is the result of uninitiated folks making a gun shop selection based on the fact that "it felt good" when handled over the counter of the pistol case but didn't work out so well once they lived with the gun and became more familiar with shooting it and with shooting in general.
Humans are adaptable and can easily learn to accommodate handgun handling differences with a familiarity bred through practice.
To me the Glock points a bit high to suit my own tastes. The Glock points much like a Luger which has much the same grip angle and I could happily live with that characteristic.
At least you made a video. I'm way too self-conscious to be eloquent enough to state my case, all while illustrating it in front of a camera.
It's funny about this subjective "point-ibility" thing. The two guns which seem to possess that trait in largest measure for me are the full-sized 1911 guns with short triggers/arched mainspring housings and ... wait for it... the Colt Single Action Army.
Having said that, I've spent far more time behind 1911s with flat mainspring housings and long triggers so they feel comfortingly familiar. Not sure my old Smith & Wesson Model 10 really possesses any special pointing characteristics for me but the familiarity bred of long usage makes it surest "pointer" of them all in my hands.
Apparently I don't break my wrist when pointing. I've been sitting here talking to a relative on the phone while pointing at objects in the room. Maybe I just don't know what constitutes breaking one's wrist when pointing a finger or a handgun.
Similar to my experience with them. But when I "lean into it" ('athletic' stance), it's just about right. Without that, just lobbing off a couple rounds toward the target, I'm generally high and left (lefty, here); but, "leaning into it," everything's spot-on. In a very real sense, I find its angle and pointability promoting a better stance, better form, resulting in overall better POI and follow-up consistency. Funny how Gaston saw all of this, during the design phase. Kudos.To me the Glock points a bit high to suit my own tastes.
I have heard this about Glocks and I gotta tell ya, I don't get it. I have owned 1911s, Rugers ,S&W M&Ps ,Glocks ,to mention a few ,and I have never had any problem switching from any other gun to a Glock and ever noticed this grip angle thing, and never had any problem shooting any of them. I think you have to be looking for a reason not to like a Glock to make this argument. They all have sights on them and if you get a good sight picture with any of them, and a good target picture with any of them, your likely to hit what your aiming at. Maybe a Glock doesn't fit everyone's hand, or doesn't "feel good" in everyone's hand, but you could say that about any gun. I think some of this stuff can be over analyzed. Grip angle?, really.
What I don't get is all the arguing about this stuff. It seems completely subjective. The way I grip a handgun is different than how anyone else grips it, even if we are using the exact same hand placement, because no two people have the exact same hands. So, isn't the proper answer, "the best handgun is the one that fits best in your hand and you can shoot the best?"
I love the angle of the Glock grip. It feels more natural to me.
Now, if I could only get a Glock with the same Glock grip angle, but the shape of an XDm grip.... That would be my perfect pistol. :danceban: Love the feel of the XDm grip.
By the way, I like your videos.
Evaluating the distinctions and highlighting how it can affect things is a worthy endeavor. Lots of folks don't appreciate how such little difference can mean so much. It is subjective. If nothing else, presenting the distinctions so folks are aware (particularly noobs looking for their first guns) can help people avoid going down the multi-purchase route blindly.What I don't get is all the arguing about this stuff. It seems completely subjective.