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  1. #11
    I admit when they first came on the seen I was not to impressed. It was not until about 4 years ago or so that I got one. A 19. Today my main carry is an HK but the Glock is often a back up. Both are tupperwear. I have never had a hic up out of it. And I shoot it as well if not better than most of my other guns. Like 6 shooter said we are all differant and what works for one does not always work for others. I for one do not care for the 1911's because I do not like single action auto's.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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  3. I've shot Glocks in about every caliber that they are offered in and I still don't like them.

    It has nothing to do with the action (although I'm not real crazy about a 5 pound trigger pull and no manual safety- and that little dingus on the trigger doesn't qualify in my mind as a manual safety and I don't like striker fired guns in general) nor does it have anything to do with the polymer frame. To tell the truth, I like the way they recoil in comparison to other pistols in the same caliber.

    My biggest problem with the Glock is the fact that they don't point naturally in my hand. Every time I pick one up, it is pointing in a new and different direction. That's enough of a reason for me to leave them to all of the Glock aficionados out there.

  4. #13
    Love my Glocks, and my 1911's.

    "..One should not have a favorite weapon.."-Miyamoto Musashi

    -Doc

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtg452 View Post
    I'm not real crazy about a 5 pound trigger pull and no manual safety- and that little dingus on the trigger doesn't qualify in my mind as a manual safety.
    I find it totally silly, that when the same mechanical operating principal that has successfully served the double action revolver for over 120 years, is employed on an auto pistol, people right away start suggesting it will result in a dangerous condition. An auto pistol doesn't need 27 buttons and levers to operate safely. It is a self defense weapon, not a business jet. Bill T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billt View Post
    I find it totally silly, that when the same mechanical operating principal that has successfully served the double action revolver for over 120 years, is employed on an auto pistol, people right away start suggesting it will result in a dangerous condition. An auto pistol doesn't need 27 buttons and levers to operate safely. It is a self defense weapon, not a business jet. Bill T.
    That works for me... I've found that at 5lbs the trigger works fine for me. No safeties needed with good handling practices and a good holster.

    I have 2 poly guns that I do like. Smith & Wesson M&Ps. It was the feel in hand and ability to shoot well that sold me along with the great reviews and being US made. Overall feel for me, was better than Glock. I used to attend and shoot the Glock Sport Shoot events (when Glock was welcome here in MA 1996-98) and used the 17, 19, 22, 23, and 27 so I have use case testing to base my decision on. Perhaps I'll buy one if the right one comes along, but I'm OK if I never do get one.

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    Love em' or hate em', I shoot them more accurately than any other pistol on the market.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by billt View Post
    I find it totally silly, that when the same mechanical operating principal that has successfully served the double action revolver for over 120 years, is employed on an auto pistol, people right away start suggesting it will result in a dangerous condition. An auto pistol doesn't need 27 buttons and levers to operate safely. It is a self defense weapon, not a business jet. Bill T.
    Hey Bill,

    Where did you find a DA wheelgun that has a 5 pound DA trigger pull??

    The Smith and Wesson Performance Center 625 I had came with a 8 pound trigger pull. True it was the smoothest factory trigger pull I've ever tried, but it was still an 8 pound pull. AND 8 pounds DA for a revolver is considered LIGHT.

    The heavy trigger pull, along with the long trigger stroke is part of what makes the DA revolver safe. If Plexico Burris had been carrying a wheelgun instead of a Glock, he never would have been able to shoot himself in the leg.

    I have NO problem with the Double Action. I DO have a problem with what essentially is a long stroke SINGLE action (a 5 pound trigger pull is well within realm of factory SA trigger pulls) with no safety. I have a Series 70 Combat Commander in the safe right now that has a 5.5 pound trigger pull. I would never even consider carrying it with the thumb safety off and the grip safety tied down.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    1911's rust better and can be used as hammers for greater effect than Glocks. In addition the 1911 and Browning High Power have got to be the ugliest pistol designs ever.
    Absolute and utter heresy, wash out your out mouth this instant :)

    The Browning Hi-Power are the uber pistols of the world and glocks just haven't got the right stuff to match them.

    Bold, beautiful and packing a punch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G50AE View Post
    1911's rust better and can be used as hammers for greater effect than Glocks. In addition the 1911 and Browning High Power have got to be the ugliest pistol designs ever.
    While I don't agree with the 1911 comment, the Hi-Power is by far the ugliest gun I have ever seen. Yet at the same time it has a certain type of appeal that has put the gun on my list to buy. I guess that is what happens when you don't change the design of something for almost 100 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberated Brit View Post
    Now I've been thinking, maybe glocks have a certain appeal to the younger generation out there?
    I was a generation X kinda guy (child of the 70s), but maybe it's the children of the late 80s to 90s (generation Y) that seem to be grooved up by the glocks?
    You know, they are the new pistol on the block, they are simple-looking, plastic fantastic etc etc.
    I'm over 60 so not really younger generation. Never liked the 1911 much when the army issued it and I still don't.

    I've carried just over 35 years now, carried S&W, Ruger and HK at work but my Glock is my favorite and EDC since I retired.

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