To get a Glock or NOt to get a Glock

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Whitefang81, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Whitefang81

    Whitefang81 New Member

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    ok want to hear all opnions on Glock pistols, esp. the glock 17, I want to hear all good and bad things about it please
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    I'll list the good stuff, and let someone else handle the bad stuff.
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    Okay, someone elses turn! :D :D :D

    ~Crp
  4. JohnnyRobotic

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    Well i had a chance to run a few rounds through one this weekend, and i thought it was a comfortable gun, very fun to shoot but i didn't do any kind of accuracy testing or anything of that nature
  5. gpostal

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    If your looking for accuracy and reliability go for it

    If your looking for safety forget it {duck here comes glocknut}

    They are great shooters ,but I would never carry one ,or load one around the house ,just don’t trust a gun with no safety ,and internal firing pin ,ya I know it’s a hybrid {cough,bullsheet,cough}
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    I have never shot a Glock before, because I can't get past the grip angle or the width of the grip. They just don't point "naturally" to me either. I don't care for the idea of no safety either, heck even my Millennium has a slide safety. But on the other hand, a whole lotta people love em. To me, if you like it and feel comfortable with it, get it. Who cares what I or anybody else thinks? ;)
  7. antediluvianist

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    Glocks not as safe as revolvers

    Th Glock 17's standard trigger pull is 5.5 lbs.. That's only about half as much as a DA revolver's. All that crap they say about the Glock's being "as safe as a revolver because neither has a safety" is BS. A revolver lying on a table with a 5.5 lb. trigger pull wouldn't be safe either.

    But, if it's just you in the house (you better be sure) , could work.
  8. warpig

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    ignoring the obvious trigger/safety issue just pick one up and point it and then pick up a conventional semi auto and point it, night and day difference for me.

    One is like a brick the other is like a fine knife or something that feels like an extention of your arm.
  9. 45Smashemflat

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    Get what fits your hand and falls into a natural point of aim. Try this, pick the gun up with eyes closed - point it down range and assume a firing position - eyes closed. Now open eyes, how far off of perfect sight alignment are you?

    I'm a 1911 guy - but I don't knock glocks - I just can't shoot them well.

    All safeties are between the ears, get what fits!!
  10. kmad61

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    The Glock is a reliable,accurate first rate weapon.Check out the Springfield XD pistols they are excellent guns for the money,and very similar to the glocks.I have both and love them!!


    :)
  11. needleace

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    I'm a big semi-auto fan-

    -and have several different types from the 1911 to the Glock.
    I just purchased a Glock 21 mainly because after taking a
    tactical shooting class I've found that I should have been
    shooting with a larger grip size. Having a large hand, the
    21 is perfect. I also made a couple of modifications to it.
    I added Dawson Precision fiberoptic sights and change the
    trigger from standard to 3 lbs. I plan to shoot IDPA with it.
    My preferences generally lean towards the 1911, but simplicity
    the Glock is a no-brainer. Easy to take down, simple to use,
    safe in construction, and an easy sight picture with any
    type of sights. I have owned 3 and shot almost all of the
    models except the new .45, and never had any problems
    with any of them. Glock is never a bad choice in a handgun,
    and you will be able to get most of what you put in it if
    you decide to sell later on. Hope this helps, good luck in
    your quest.
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    intersting stuff, guy that taught my firearms safety course had his left index finger removed from such an accident not sure what type of gun but i know it wasn't a glock because he said he has only shot them a few times, they re-attached it but it's tip only reaches to the middle of the middle finger . . .scary stuff
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    Sorry to hear that JR. :(
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    maybe that was why he stoped shooting them
  16. needleace

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    I think if any has concerns of this-

    -then you probably should find another hobby. I think ANY
    firearm has the potential to create a KB, especially if you're
    shooting reloads. Last month, I saw a S&W cylinder from a
    .40 caliber revolver that had been split by a KB. Luckily the shooter was unharmed.
    If the much regurgitated KB is a serious concern and you still want the Glock, then invest in a Barsto barrel and buy the weapon. You will still have the possibilty of a KB. Also, if anyone thinks that this is a phenomenom of Glocks only, then they are sadly naive.
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    Re: I think if any has concerns of this-

    Yeah pretty much every shot is a miniature bomb, if your THAT scared of a kB you could always get a BB gun :D
  18. Zigzag2

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    Point well taken needleace ...

    I had a KB with a new, out of the box Walther TPH-22.
    No serious injury except for the dissapointment. I had high expectaions for it. :(

    However, the lack of shell support seems to be the inherit problem with the Glock.
  19. needleace

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    Agreed Double Z2-

    - it may be the reason Glock only recommends factory loads
    and voids their warranty if you fess up to shooting reloads.
    Everybody shoots reloads that I know, and most are more
    meticulous with the powder measure than any factory.
    Before the 21 I had a 32 and the fireballs created by
    both the S&B and the Speer lawman was at least a 1 1/2 feet.
    w/ the .357 SIG. cal. Scared my buddy in the next range
    stall, he thought I had a KB. Anyway, I always try to upgrade
    the barrel w/ the Glock, but I don't discount it as a decent
    firearm.
  20. antediluvianist

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    Glocks are rather light as home defense guns

    Yes, Glocks were made to be light enough to carry around all day - it was, after all, a military sidearm first.

    But as a home defense gun ,a Glock can be rather light.

    I am used to full-size revolvers or full-size steel semi-autos for homedefense. They weigh about 35 - 38 ounces. A full-size Glock 17 is only 29 ounces, and other Glock models weigh less. The recoil is correspondingly higher. For a home defense gun, the weight is not, in my opinion, ideal.
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