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Thread: The Annual Glock Thread!!

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    The Annual Glock Thread!!

    It's here! Time to talk about Glock, the fantastic plastic that conquered the world! Love 'em or hate 'em, you've most likely got one-- or maybe even more! Tell us about yours, whatever model, barrel length, modification, or caliber. Why do you like yours? Make converts. You can discuss fixing them, making them from 80% receivers, and how on one dark night in an alley one saved your bacon. All things Glock. Photos encouraged.

    To get things rolling, here is one of mine. Actually, I have three, but two left for vacation in the Alps.

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    DG

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    Had 2. Didn't like them. Won't own another.

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    I’ve got 3, all Gen 4: A 17, 19, and a 43. I had a 26 but sold it when the 43 hit the market about 6 years ago. I hated everything about them until I held a 4th Gen. I know I’m definitely in the minority, but I thought the 4th Gen was the pinnacle. Don’t get me wrong, I view them as a tool, but tools are worthy of respect as well. I’d imagine that the way I view Glocks now is similar to the way the S&W M10 and Colt OP were viewed in the 50’s. Tools.

    Now I need to find a Glock 20, 31 & 32 Gen 4 before they go out of production. I can’t stand to have a set that doesn’t match.

    That’s a nice pistol DG, is that a Gen 3, 40?

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    I have seven of them. Many years ago I said I would "never" own another after I got rid of a M36 and the mid size 40 S&W I had what ever that model is.
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    I have one, planning on selling it. I don't hate them, but there isn't anything about them that really excites me.

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    Well, I haven’t owned one but I’ve held several. A 1911 trumps Glock, in my opinion.
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    the only thing 'good' about a Glock is the price point, that is, its a cheap gun.
    accuracy is not really great, finish is not particurlarly great, nothing about it is really 'great'
    it is merely 'good' for its price point.
    it is good in all aspects, but not great at anything

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    I had one, a Glock 17C. I bought it for use in IPSC and IDPA matches. I ended up trading it off because it just didn't fit my hands well, or feel very comfortable shooting it. Accuracy was good, reliability was excellent, I just didn't like it so down the road it went. It's all a personal choice so I'm not knocking the platform. For the competitions, I got a Para Ordnance P14-45 and never looked back. For carry it's a Kimber Classic Model Custom 45ACP, one of the very guns first produced in Clackamas, OR. before Kimber moved to New York.

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    As far as conquering the world goes, I don't have a single Glock in the safe, but the last time I looked a SIG 320, a Kahr, and three different flavors of Ruger polymer-framed pistols had crawled in there. And then there is also the AR 9mm carbine that takes Glock magazines. Maybe, just maybe, these new-fangled plastic pistols aren't just a passing fad.
    Remember: Ammo will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no ammo.

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    I have three. Getting rid of all my 1911’s...three gone and two to go. The Glock is a superb SD gun.

    My fun guns are revolvers as I hate picking up brass. The Glocks are for when there is serious business afoot
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarrinvz24 View Post

    That’s a nice pistol DG, is that a Gen 3, 40?
    Yes! Used police pistol purchased around 2002,

    DG

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    I didn't warm up to the m22 .40 S&W that I had so I let it go. My daughter has a Glock .380 and my brother has a longslide 10mm; I really enjoy shooting both of those. They are easy to hit with. If they made a single stack .45, I might buy one.

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    Gen 3 G30 hi grip and remove the finger grooves ( just work it with sandpaper till it fits) talon grip wrap...heinie straight 8 night sights and a Jarvis barrel... Wolff non captured guide rod and 21lb recoil spring... accurate and packs easy... all i need in a carry pistol...

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    Don't own any but I do have Glock Mags for my Ruger PC. Might get one to match the Ruger PC for a travel gun set. I sell a bunch of them but I personally have never cared for the triggers.
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    In my opinion, there are four kinds of centerfire handguns in the world:

    1. Glocks

    2. 1911's

    3. Revolvers

    4. Those that are not worth my time

    Of the first three (#4 being a great generalization), only the Glock is pretty much rust-proof, doesn't need parts hand fitted, and can pretty much be repaired by swapping a part or series of parts that might get listed on the "Causes of problems" troubleshooting checklist. While it helps if you understand how the parts interact, this is a lot less critical to keeping a Glock running that a great many other options. If you know how to change parts on one, you're usually set. Love the 1911 as I do, they really need the benefit of someone who understands what's going on under the hood. Love revolvers as I do, the "sequence of consecutive miracles" required to rotate, time, and fire all those individual chambers can easily get beyond the brainpower of the casual tinkerer.

    You really can't beat a Glock's score on a matrix of simple, durable, reliable, and affordable
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    I've had 6 over the years, still have 2; a very early M23 and a very early M21.
    The others just slipped away, nothing wrong with them.
    Do just Love My Glocks, a lot more with Wolf bbl's. And captive recoil springs.
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    ive got 7 glocks. there good guns. I wouldnt sell them but i doubt id buy another. Not when i can get an Smith M&P thats just as good for a couple hundred less that is also alot more ergonomic. No semi auto feels better in my hand then a full sized M&P. Even the compact ones put the compact glocks to shame in that department. About any gun made feels better in the hand then a 26 or 27 or 29 without an extension mag. They do go bang everytime though but that selling point is old in the tooth. LOTS of semi autos can make that claim today. One positive about glocks though is they up till now anyway resisted the pressure to put a stupid safety on there guns. Absolute only gun ill carry with a safety is a 1911 and to be honest rarely carry them anymore. Ill add too that ive had better luck with accuracy with M&Ps vs glocks too. Especially with cast.
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    Picked up a Glock M37 45 GAP police surplus years ago. It has a Bar-Sto barrel and Heinie sights and will shoot with any Colt Gold Cup. I shoot it in IDPA competition. It is fun watching people trying to figure out what I'm shooting.

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    Only have 2, 30 and 19. 30 is my EDC. I look at a Glock as a tool, not a fashion statement.

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    I have a 1988 vintage Glock 22 and added a Bar-Sto .357 Sig barrel for fun, also a Glock 19.

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