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does glocke12 need a Glock
#1
I am really a 1911 (and steel frame guns in general) shooter...aside from my 1911s, I own and enjoy shooting a sig 226 and a 92fs...

Glocks (and polymer framed guns in general) have just never really held that much of an interest for me, especially from an aesthetics standpoint...In addition I find the trigger pull to be rather unpleasant (at least on the ones Ive shot).

However, it has been several years since I have fired a Glock, and lately I have been rethinking that position [/b], wondering if I may actually be missing out.

Someone tell me why (or why I don't) need a Glock...
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#2
'Cause they are perfect! Stirpot Why not ask if Ford or Chevy is better while you are at it. Stirpot Wink

Ok, someone had to get that out of the way.

Seriously, though, they have changed a LOT with the Gen4 Glocks. It might be worth at least holding one to see if the modifications have made it any more to your liking.

I like that they are workhorses, relatively inexpensive, and have good magazine capacity. I hate their grip, grip angle, and trigger guard.
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#3
I was weaned on 1911's. There were NO Glocks.

I was one of the first USA Glock Owners back in early 1988. Gen 2 G19.

For years I went back and forth between my Colt Series '70 and the G19.

Conclusion: 1911's are classic, beautiful as a gun gets, and a proven weapon but Glocks are, at least those I've shot, utterly reliable, easy to shoot, easy to carry and IMHO tactically superior.
Especially with the advent of vastly improved 9mm ammunition.

Current EDC is a Gen. 4, G26 and my love grows daily.
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glocke12;65779 Wrote:Someone tell me why (or why I don't) need a Glock...

What? Are you not able to figure that out for yourself?

Sorry (not really) for being blunt, but there is a shit ton of info on these and other firearms. You need only be concerned with whether you can utilize the firearm you choose.
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rmagill;65783 Wrote:'Cause they are perfect! Stirpot Why not ask if Ford or Chevy is better while you are at it. Stirpot Wink

Ok, someone had to get that out of the way.

Seriously, though, they have changed a LOT with the Gen4 Glocks. It might be worth at least holding one to see if the modifications have made it any more to your liking.

I like that they are workhorses, relatively inexpensive, and have good magazine capacity. I hate their grip, grip angle, and trigger guard.

I had that opinion for years too. But when I just handled the gun naturally and focused "front sight" rather then perfect "sight alignment" that's when it all changed.

For all intent and purposes I don't even need a rear sight other than shooting bullseyes. And that's not what a Glock is for.

In fact, the angle of the grip, for me, allows the front sight to be far more prominent, due to that angle, and easier to instantly pick up than any other weapon.
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Gun;65799 Wrote:
glocke12;65779 Wrote:Someone tell me why (or why I don't) need a Glock...

What? Are you not able to figure that out for yourself?

Sorry (not really) for being blunt, but there is a shit ton of info on these and other firearms. You need only be concerned with whether you can utilize the firearm you choose.

Dude, if you having nothing constructive to add why bother replying?

Oh, sorry to be blunt.
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I was weaned on 1911s and Hi-Powers, my first real instructor was a real JMB fan. Having shot and used both for much longer than I care to remember I have to tell you that I do enjoy Glocks, occasionally, and I own a few. My preference though as far as polymer guns go, based on grip angle and comfort, are the Springfield XD/XDm series of guns. They are much closer to the JMB grip angle and are much more comfortable in my hands. Of course YMMV.
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glocke12;65815 Wrote:Dude, if you having nothing constructive to add why bother replying?

Oh, sorry to be blunt.

I think he is sort of saying that you are asking a unanswerable question since its more a question about personal preference. Me? I like Glocks but what I like will be meaningless to anybody else. But if forced to vote I will say that based on your username alone you should buy one Wink

Oh, I'm never sorry to be blunt. Smile
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#9
I hated Glocks until I owned one. I don't know what it is now but I love them. The stock trigger still sucks. I highly recommend looking into the Fulcrum ultimate kit if you take the plunge, it really makes a huge difference. I have it in my 23 and 21. I was recently handed a model 22 by a friend at my club, I jerked my first shot due to the excess pull weight of the stock trigger that I'm just not used to anymore.
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csmith;65852 Wrote:I hated Glocks until I owned one. I don't know what it is now but I love them. The stock trigger still sucks. I highly recommend looking into the Fulcrum ultimate kit if you take the plunge, it really makes a huge difference. I have it in my 23 and 21. I was recently handed a model 22 by a friend at my club, I jerked my first shot due to the excess pull weight of the stock trigger that I'm just not used to anymore.

The Gen 4 trigger in my G26 is damn good. Put the "dot" connector ($8) in the G19 (with a NY1) and no complaints with that either.
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