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TSAX
12-02-2010, 19:55
I got into a debate about what I liked best about Glocks with friends. I had the most different answers and said their versatilty was the coolest before XD and S&W copied their idea of shooting a full size mag in a compact or subcompact gun and the C models. But all the other viewspoints went from the ease of customizing to the quality to even box bar sights.

What is your favorite thing about Glocks?

VA_Glocker
12-02-2010, 19:59
It being a GLOCK.!!

deeHKman
12-02-2010, 20:09
This post covers all my reason's

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1289038

DustyDawg48
12-02-2010, 20:09
Simplicity! Plus I love one platform multiple calibers. Only one trigger to learn! Oh... and it being a Glock!

Kentucky Shooter
12-02-2010, 20:12
1) economical, at least relatively speaking; and 2) they work.

uzimon
12-02-2010, 20:13
light, reliable as an ak, tough finish (i had a 20 i would stash under rocks):supergrin:

TSAX
12-02-2010, 20:16
1) economical, at least relatively speaking; and 2) they work.

Holy cow, I completely forgot, you are dead on, where else are you gonna get a gun with the everything like the G17 for $398 for the qualified or $425 from the GSSF and the $35 fee. :woohoo:

Dawolf
12-02-2010, 20:16
The gun I want when my life or my loved ones life are in peril.

kdm2
12-02-2010, 20:27
It goes bang every time.

SIGlock
12-02-2010, 20:29
I can say it in one word: PERFECTION.

313DylanG23
12-02-2010, 20:31
It goes bang every time.


Nothing compares to this point. When the day comes I have to pull my weapon I want it to fire without issue.

zigzagg321
12-02-2010, 20:36
I like Glock because of my 3000+ round 26 than hasn't hiccuped once.

OrangePwr9
12-02-2010, 20:40
It's light
It's tough
It doesn't have to be babied to protect it from being uglified
because it's ugly out of the box

NHmike
12-02-2010, 20:45
Simple. easy to maintain and reliable.

Sonnytoo
12-02-2010, 20:54
Reliability. Everything else follows.
Sonnytoo

jeager
12-02-2010, 21:00
Quick Recovery for that follow-up shot!

(which is oftentimes more accurate than the first!)

Craigaz
12-02-2010, 21:03
You can treat them like an old lawnmower and they don't seem to care.

den888
12-02-2010, 21:36
Reliability.

VAisForGlockers
12-02-2010, 21:37
This website :supergrin:

janice6
12-02-2010, 22:05
No bells, no whistles, no fancy parts.n If I pull the trigger, anytime, it shoots.

unit1069
12-02-2010, 22:19
Another vote for absolute reliability.

There's no higher priority when your life is on the line, whatever one's choice of self-defense firearms is.

AZ Husker
12-02-2010, 22:21
The consistently poor trigger. Once you've mastered one, you can shoot them all.

xidica
12-02-2010, 22:26
Reliability, and the huge amount of aftermarket parts and knowledge on these forums. Also, the simplicity of the design makes it so easy to do everything yourself if you want to.

glockguerilla
12-02-2010, 22:57
H&K, Smith, Kimber, Colt: The guns you show your friends. Glock: The gun you show your enemies.

Veedubklown
12-02-2010, 23:32
You can kick it in dirt, drown it, drop it, spit on it, pick it up, shoot it, and hit your target. It's not shiney, doesn't attract finger prints, and doesn't hate you if you don't clean it after the range. It'll eat whatever you want to feed it, and only asks for more. It's comfortable to shoot, easy to work on, and you can change anything about it through the aftermarket. If eugene stoner took the idea of the AK's reliability and made a pistol, it would be the glock. It's being copied as much as the AR and 1911 now, because of the same reasons - they work.

r126NYC
12-02-2010, 23:42
Reliability and price :cool:

Case de Callier
12-03-2010, 02:39
That they are GLOCKs. I even like the way they look.

ede
12-03-2010, 03:32
in my mind value to cost ratio is high as is relialibity. glock also keeps giving me more glocks for shooting glocks, no other maker is doing that.

multo17
12-03-2010, 03:46
Reliability & very easy to maintain! I can play gunsmith with my Glocks, but I can't with my other firearms! :cool:

Kegs
12-03-2010, 03:59
Versatility, Aftermarket parts and Customer service all tie for "favorite" things.

jdavionic
12-03-2010, 04:09
My favorite thing about Glocks? Consistency and simplicity. The guns consistently work under a variety of conditions and are seemingly immune to varients in ammo types.

Simplicity - I own both Glocks and an XD, along with several other guns. I love the XD. Great gun, no issues. Carry it often. However, I've worked on both guns and without a doubt, the Glocks are much easier to work with compared to the XD.

donovan655
12-03-2010, 06:34
Above all else the sterling and hysterical reputation for reliability that has been proven so many times, in so many ways, it is literally a dead horse.

I have a G26 and a brand new G17. I have tired and tried to find a sub compact that is reliable enough for me to practice alot with and still trust as a carry piece and a back up gun. The G26 solved that problem in impressive fashion... and I was a card carrying member of the glock hater club. I liked the 26 so much I bought a G17 for a bedside gun.

Other things:

Simplicity: one lever and a trigger.

Finish: unbeliveably tough finish.

Frame: the polymer that glock uses doesn't feel cheap like other polymers.

Availability: you can get spare parts in numerous places.

Price; For what you get, you'd think you'd have bought a 1500 handgun.

Legend: I bought my G17 (also have a G26) for all the above reasons, but I also have a thing for 9mms that are and will be a legendary firearm. Something historians will be talking about.

NailShooter
12-03-2010, 07:03
Reliability & very easy to maintain! I can play gunsmith with my Glocks.... :cool:

Pretty good summation by multo.


I have a number of Glocks myself. Everyone of them works every time I pull the trigger. I can ignore them indefinitely and when I reach for one it will not be rusty. Leaves me more time to rub down the other brands with silicone and oil. :whistling:

Regards,

Nail

Rusty Shackleford
12-03-2010, 09:44
Simplicity and finish.

I've owned plenty of other guns that were equally as reliable.
Some were better ergonomically, some were more attractive.

I've yet to try a gun that can be so easily completely disassembled with improvised tools in the field, or one with a factory finish that holds up as well as that found on Glock pistols.

KarlThomas
12-03-2010, 10:01
I love the durability. There are hardly any signs of firing through my G17 after a couple thousand rounds. It's nice knowing this gun will be with me always, as long as I don't strap dynamite to it.


Reliability & very easy to maintain! I can play gunsmith with my Glocks, but I can't with my other firearms! :cool:

Yes, and playing gunsmith is quite nice. I know that if something WERE to go wrong with my glock, I wouldn't have to send it in and be without my gun for a month. I can find most parts for it easily and cheap and can do the work myself.

trekgod3
12-03-2010, 10:07
The price, reliability,trigger, capacity, and its looks

ElrodCod
12-03-2010, 11:05
Compared to the 1911, in which almost every part requires fitting, the Glock is as close to plug & play as you can get. The parts are inexpensive, readily aavailable from your favorite vendor, and do not need a hammer for installation. They're reliable and as accurate as you are.

hamburger
12-03-2010, 11:07
:tease:I like the way they look.

matt c
12-03-2010, 12:16
they are the pistol by which all others are compared to.

brisk21
12-03-2010, 12:26
There are so many things I like about it that makes it my favorite pistol I don't have time to go through all of them. One that sticks out for me is the trigger action. short, crisp trigger break that is very easy to know where and when it will break with an equally short and "feelable" trigger reset.

Nightrain
12-03-2010, 12:49
You can't bust em!!! some guns cost twice as much but won't do half the work of a GLOCK!

Flinger
12-03-2010, 13:01
Dependability, simplicity, versatility, functionality and value.
It even feels good in my hand. May not be the prettiest handgun I ever owned but it does look better than my Hi Point C9, well almost!

pizza_pablo
12-03-2010, 15:32
UTTER RELIABILITY IN AN AFFORDABLE PLATFORM SO SIMPLE A MONKEY LIKE ME CAN WORK ON IT! :thumbsup:

sp0rkeh
12-03-2010, 16:33
price
weight
capacity
low bore


philosophy of use I.E. what I like to call POU
how you doing? I.E. what I like to call HYD
your mileage may vary. I.E. what I like to call YMMV








duracoat

:innocent:

TexasVine
12-03-2010, 16:53
It comes in a 10mm.

Montezuma
12-03-2010, 20:34
Really, what does it for me is the trigger- I cannot find a trigger that I enjoy more (outside of 1911s, of course).

Other than that they are dirt cheap and REPLACEABLE. I have a few guns that I will probably never sell but if my glocks were to be stolen or otherwise taken from me, I wouldn't shed a tear - I'd simply head to the nearest gun store and buy another that, after a new pair of nights sights, would be just as good as the one it was replacing.

I'm not at a point in my life where I want to start "collecting" firearms right now, though I am sure maybe some day I will... for now, I want guns that will work and work well with a minimal amount of fuss. I can't think of a gun that better fits that definition than Glocks.

samuse
12-03-2010, 21:01
Glock 19&26. Need I say more?

keith56
12-03-2010, 21:05
Its MONKEYPROOF

doneroman
12-03-2010, 22:18
Fast tear downs!

KaPPaBaLL
12-03-2010, 22:19
simplicity. glock doesn't bother with the bells and whistles. it's the perfect utilitarian gun.

voyager4520
12-04-2010, 04:13
They're simple and I can find any factory part I want for them.

dickmartin
12-04-2010, 05:41
Reliability. If it doesn't go BANG every time I pull the trigger I couldn't trust it to protect me or my family. Also, after carrying all-steel M1911s for many years I've become partial to Glock's lighter weight.

GammaDriver
12-04-2010, 06:07
My favorite thing is a 'package deal' of things with Glocks.

Of the things that are important to me, Glocks usually exhibit them more than any other mass produced pistol. If and when I believe some other mass produced pistol has proven itself to my ideals, I will be a fan of it, too.

Reliability, trigger, accuracy. perceived recoil, simplicity of design, corrosion resistance, and other things all come into play. I really do believe that numerous pistol manufacturers have attempted to copy some of the features to sell their pistols, but they were all falling pretty short until the Generation 4 9mm's came along, lol.

GlockGuyGip
12-04-2010, 07:34
I don't purchase gen4's but my reason i choose Glock is because its a firearm i can trust. Right out of the box.

There's many other reasons, but that is one of my main reasons.

Angry Fist
12-04-2010, 07:44
I pick up serious trim with mt GT hat on... the ladies can't resist. That's why! :tongueout:



That, and I want all the nukes to make it out of the silo when its time for war. Gotta go with reliability.

Grovenator
12-04-2010, 08:20
It's dead reliable, easy to maintain, easy to learn the manual of arms, replacement parts are cheap and it's just plain scary looking! When the GLOCK comes out nobody's makin jokes!

Bearlaker
12-04-2010, 09:57
What everyone else said and my G19 can balance on it's butt and slide plate, or on the front of the dustcover and bottom of the frontstrap.
I'm working on teaching it to roll over.

woodrowNC
12-04-2010, 10:04
I got into a debate about what I liked best about Glocks with friends. I had the most different answers and said their versatilty was the coolest before XD and S&W copied their idea of shooting a full size mag in a compact or subcompact gun and the C models. But all the other viewspoints went from the ease of customizing to the quality to even box bar sights.

What is your favorite thing about Glocks?

if someone breaks into my house and steals my glocks and nothing else, i'm not gonna be upset.

happyguy
12-04-2010, 11:59
A) Out of the box reliability.

B) Durability

Regards,
Happyguy :)

The Habit
12-04-2010, 12:09
Low maintenance and the tolerance for abuse. I ran my G23 over 5k rounds without cleaning or a drop of lube and the darn thing just kept running. Zero malfs, ever. I finally cleaned it and lubed it just because I felt bad. A G36 and G27 later? Same opinion. The things just run.

HWA GLOCKER
12-04-2010, 12:17
Because I trust my life with glock.

MP1983
12-04-2010, 16:57
absolute perfection of the K.I.S.S. principle...Glock perfection...

plus, the 17 fits my hand like a glove & has next to zero perceived recoil and holds up to 20 rounds w/ a plus-2 mag extension...

matt c
12-04-2010, 17:16
I don;t know about you guys... but the day i brought home my first glock... my wife's boobs gained 2 cup sizes...

SNH Glocks
12-04-2010, 17:25
They are very reliable and relatively simple.

pizza_pablo
12-04-2010, 18:22
I don;t know about you guys... but the day i brought home my first glock... my wife's boobs gained 2 cup sizes...
I don't know what that means...:dunno:

F350
12-04-2010, 18:35
Because they start out butt ugly you don't mind the wear and tear a carry guns gets.

red devil
12-04-2010, 18:37
elegance of simplicity

Wooderson76
12-04-2010, 19:59
the fact that mine will never see a gunsmith!!!

glockisrock
12-04-2010, 21:32
Everything i wanted to say has been said already, It is a great gun. The one thing i did not see about Glock with this thread is how popular the gun is with tv shows, movies and anything else on tv you see with guns, now that is what i call bragging rights.

CBH
12-06-2010, 18:26
It finally dawned on me! One reason that I like my Glocks is because they all look basically the same! As long as I only get one of them out at a time, my wife never knows how many I really have!
She just thinks that I'm shooting "The Glock" again! :supergrin:

Angry Fist
12-06-2010, 18:27
It finally dawned on me! One reason that I like my Glocks is because they all look basically the same! As long as I only get one of them out at a time, my wife never knows how many I really have!
She just thinks that I'm shooting "The Glock" again! :supergrin:
Don't ever buy her one... and she'll never catch on! :supergrin:

smooth1
12-06-2010, 18:39
They Work!

dc2integra
12-06-2010, 19:15
they are the most reliable handguns out there

GTlight
12-06-2010, 20:42
Complete trust in "in the gravest extreme."

Apothecurious
12-06-2010, 20:47
This is an easy answer:

Reliability, Simplicity and Effectiveness, all three describe Glock IMO.

ambluemax
12-06-2010, 22:46
I like the rugged simplicity. Same cool factor as an AK, nothing refined but wicked tough.

Being primarily of the 1911 persuation, they are fun just because they are so different. Puts some variety into my shooting; keeps things fresh.

DasBulk
12-06-2010, 23:27
My 19 has been on my side for over a year now. Been to the range plenty and has a few thousand rounds through it and all the while, is has worked without fault. That is my favorite thing. It works.

zigzagg321
12-06-2010, 23:34
pull the trigger, it goes bang. no fuss, no muss.

racine
12-07-2010, 10:49
Tough, easy to clean, reliable, doesn't rust, etc, etc,etc...

like.oof!
12-07-2010, 11:22
the PRICE for military. ;] and what everybody else said.

PA_Shooter
12-07-2010, 12:52
Simple, versatile, and pretty much indestructible!

Seawolf
12-07-2010, 13:20
Because Glocks can do what any other gun twice it's cost can do.

TSAX
12-09-2010, 04:09
Because Glocks can do what any other gun twice it's cost can do.

Even better with the GSSF membership or the LE/Mil discount

Pappy John
12-09-2010, 09:57
Lots of reasons already mentioned, so I'll go with the low bore axis, that makes recoil so easy to deal with and recover from for multiple shots on target in a short space of time.


Even in 10mm.

g-daddy
12-09-2010, 11:02
All the reasons posted are valid. As I get older (mid 50's now) I am impressed with how pointable the Glock is. And there are so many sight options available that you can find something right for you.

And Ditto to anybody that stresses LOW BORE AXIS!:agree:

After handling multiple Glocks, many of the other firearms begin to feel like power tools.

(So where do you change the batteries in them anyway?:dunno:)

Comedian
12-09-2010, 12:00
Reliability, simplicity, durability, RTF2 grip rocks, accurate, light weight, excellent finish. Its close to perfect.:cool:

glock192327
12-09-2010, 12:37
My favorite thing I like about them? It would hands down have to be, that I can wear one on my wrist, and not be late anywhere I go. You can have yours on the wall, but after you leave where you are, it doesn't help you. Also helps to have one in the car too. I won't be without one, ever....

Oh wait, you said Glocks? Sorry. In that case, my favorite thing about Glocks is they're ugly....just like my women...

nelsone
12-09-2010, 12:52
It's a great gun for lefties.
Plus like brisk21 said, it has incredibly short trigger reset, which to me is more important than a SA trigger in an emergency.

DWARREN123
12-09-2010, 14:08
Reliability!

Troy106
12-12-2010, 03:47
easy to find stuff for glocks

USAF 94535
12-17-2010, 07:50
I like that its shoots great out the box with no mods and no stupid breaking in period

USAF 94535
12-17-2010, 07:56
Oh 1 more thing the price vs quality ratio.

My2Dogs
12-17-2010, 08:37
I love my Glocks because I don't have to clean them all the time, and when I do I just wipe them down with a patch and im good to go. Durable and dependable.

bigdaddyjav
12-17-2010, 11:06
They are out of the box reliable, great value NIB, even better value when bought used, great customer service, no matter if you're owner #7, parts and accessories galore, most parts swaps can be done by owner (YouTube has tons of videos). They are my tools and I treat them as such, and not as blingy shiny bedazzling spectacles that have paper pedigrees to gloat over.

b1012sharp
12-17-2010, 11:35
Reliability and the way it smells after a rain................(?)

loneeagle
12-17-2010, 11:36
Tons of accessories and like the old timex commerical goes takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
Plus I consider Glock a tool not pretty but very dependable and reliable.
they are simple and great guns.
I feel great going out in the world with it by my side and even better if you run into a zombie or two!!

Another Miller
12-17-2010, 12:22
It works

I bought one new years ago,a g17,and it has yet to have even 1 single hiccup.Ive had new sigs before(p226),a new beretta(92fs and a 92 g elite),new colt 80 series 1911 and they all had to have a break in period.Sure eventually they ran fine but during the break in, they were absolutely unreliable.

My glock, fired all 17 with no problems,straight from the box.zero, zilch,nadda one.

Beware Owner
12-17-2010, 12:26
That I have them. :tongueout:

ColCol
12-17-2010, 12:27
Two things...accuracy and reliability. Can't say that about some others I've owned.

Bren
12-17-2010, 12:44
in my mind value to cost ratio is high as is relialibity. glock also keeps giving me more glocks for shooting glocks, no other maker is doing that.

Heck, that's nothing, I keep shooting Glocks and getting free Smith & Wessons. So far I have brought home an M&P .45 and a 637 and my wife has brought home an M&P .45, but all from matches where we shot Glock 17's.

I stick with the Glock for competition - the trigger pull is the same for the first and second shot and I don't try to compete with any gun that isn't, in any sport (neither do most other people). It is simple, reliable, durable, etc. - I have owned and shot a lot of guns of a lot of brands and if I ever find one that is even a little bit better than Glock, I'll dump the Glocks and use it, regardless of price. I haven't found one since I got my first Glock around 20 years ago.

guns54
12-17-2010, 13:49
Its a glock. You cant beat it.

hawkeye10
12-17-2010, 14:06
:wavey: They are so pretty. :rofl: I just had to say it. Don

NAC
12-17-2010, 14:10
This has been said but I'll say it again. The price point of the weapon especially under the Homeland Security program. The parts availability and parts price, ease of maintenance (I've detail stripped one of my Glocks before with a nail). The best finish in the industry IMO. Did I miss anything, I'm sure I did.

Sonnytoo
12-17-2010, 14:16
...that I have five in 3 calibers...and want more.
Sonnytoo

TSAX
12-17-2010, 16:02
...that I have five in 3 calibers...and want more.
Sonnytoo

15 Glocks and counting :yourock: ..... I wonder aside from Gaston who has 1 of every model.

NAC
12-17-2010, 16:47
15 Glocks and counting :yourock: ..... I wonder aside from Gaston who has 1 of every model.

I'm working on it :whistling:

Troy106
12-17-2010, 18:49
I like the fact there are so many wanna be Glocks and haters on Glock.
Remember when people complain that there were no external/manual safety.
Look now at the SW M&P, SD, Sigma then XD, Sig 250/290, PPS, LCP, TCP and so on and so that don't have the manual safety and is not 1911.

Remember all those haters that said its "plastic" and wont hold up. Glocks can last past 1911 and wait the M&P, Sig P250, XD and more are "plastic".

Then all the haters tried to find another thing wrong with the lack of grips and now we have the Generation4! Glock continues to kick you know. :tongueout:

thinktwice
12-17-2010, 19:31
Reliability, Simplicity, and THEY WORK!!

USAF 94535
12-17-2010, 19:45
...that I have five in 3 calibers...and want more.
Sonnytoo

15 Glocks and counting :yourock: ..... I wonder aside from Gaston who has 1 of every model.

I'm working on it :whistling:

Holy cow I just got one you people are truly blessed. :holysheep:

2ndamd
12-17-2010, 21:01
Two reasons for Glocks:
1. parts availability
2. tennifer finish

I like shooting traditional da/sa autos more than Glocks. But, shooting is a controlled explosion. Parts need to be replaced after controlling so many number of explosions.

I have yet to find another gun maker that has so many parts available and is easy to work on. If Ruger offered parts for their GP100s, like Glock does, I would own nothing but GP100s.

Toorop
12-17-2010, 21:37
The fact that it is souless and I am not worried if the gun gets marred. As well as the fact it is a very reliable and simple gun.

kamonjj
12-17-2010, 22:02
Well like everybody else said. Reliable. The finish is tough. The aftermarket is huge. Easy to break down and reassemble. Plus since I have an rtf with gills, it sticks to my hand like glue.

GaleForce
12-17-2010, 22:25
I can't pick just one; reliability, durability, and simplicity would be my top 3 though. I have a brand new G-19, 650 rds through it so far, not a single jam (except when I was teaching my dad to shoot it and he limp wristed the hell out of it). I like that if I am unsure about how well I cleaned it, or if I missed something and didn't realize, it will still fire fine and most likely will not fail. Hell you can just neglect the hell out of it and it will still show you some love. Also value for money can't be beaten because of the above three qualities and a new one can be had for under $500.

Also I know some people think Glocks are fugly but I disagree. I think there is beauty in simplicity and utility. I do admit I like stainless guns and a beautiful 1911 is always great too but my next gun will probably be (if not another Glock) something like a Sig which would be all black again. One day I'd like to own a very expensive, very beautiful 1911 though. I might end up going for a sub-compact Glock though since I don't like carrying in my waistband (and the clothes I wear usually wouldn't conceal it too well unless I wore a very big button down shirt or t-shirt). I can fit a G-19 easily in the pocket of a northface jacket (the lighter one, not the big puffy one) and probably a G-17 as well since the pockets are gigantic. I could also probably fit a G-19 in a cargo pocket but having a G-26 would be nice to be able to put in any pocket (or whatever sub-compact I decide on). Problem there is that the weather down here doesn't normally necessitate a jacket and I normally don't wear cargo pants or shorts except on Fridays due to the dress code at work.

EDIT: Actually I just put my G-19 in the pocket of the shorts I'm wearing now and it is completely concealed. Still I'd probably go sub-compact for pocket carry for less weight and bulk.

I hope I didn't take this off topic too much but I think everything mentioned can be interpreted as why I like Glocks. :)

RayB
12-18-2010, 05:25
Oh, I don't know... Maybe the 14,000 + rounds without a single hiccup thingy counts for something... :dunno:

--Ray

2740dmx
12-18-2010, 05:36
subcompact glocks are my favorite:

super reliable feeding and ejecting

lightweight/compact size

very durable finish

availability of parts and holsters

great price

Glock+2
12-18-2010, 10:13
Simplicity! Plus I love one platform multiple calibers. Only one trigger to learn! Oh... and it being a Glock!


yup....

USAF 94535
12-18-2010, 18:13
i just found out today it can eat all kinds of ammo, we shot wolf, pmc, umc, and reloads. my 1911 guns are so selective on what feeds through it and the you have to polish the feed ramp, get a stronger ejector, takes up too much maintenance. i feel like a teenager that just found internet "adult materials"

Steel Head
12-18-2010, 19:01
That it can sit I a pair of sweaty(and accasionaly submerged) fishin waders for weeks/months at a time and come lookin and shootin like brand new.

tedwhite
12-18-2010, 19:52
I don't have to think about grip safety, thumb safety, decocked or not decocked - just draw and shoot; kinda like my old Chiefs Special only it's got a 4.02" barrel (G19) instead of a 1.9" barrel, and 15+1 rounds of ammo instead of 5.

But I still carry the snubby now and then. Nostalgia thing I guess. I grew up with revolvers.

foxj66
12-18-2010, 19:54
simple cheap and work

RayB
12-19-2010, 05:30
Oh, shucks... :whistling:

And I had a G30 lined up too... ;)

--Ray

craig19
12-19-2010, 06:10
It goes bang every time.

:goodpost:

Troy106
12-23-2010, 12:44
My new favorite thing, just saw this video and now this is what I want for Xmas.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBjUDCyDCuI

Troy106
12-24-2010, 13:19
New favorite thing about Glocks is that 1911 maniacs are jealous of Glocks success. :tongueout::tongueout::tongueout::tongueout::tongueout::tongueout:

Troy106
12-24-2010, 13:23
New favorite thing about Glocks is that 1911 maniacs are jealous of Glocks success. :tongueout::tongueout::tongueout::tongueout::tongueout::tongueout:

Also the S&W faithful because the Sigma was a horrible knock of and MP firearms does not have a external safety after so many complained so much about Glock not having a thumb or ambi or grip or whatever garbage 1911 safety or 92FS safety.

Tril
12-24-2010, 17:15
at the end of the day, the thing i appreciate the most, is the ease of cleaning. after the end of long trip to the range, the big, open, square shape of the glock slide is soooooo much easier to thoroughly clean than most of the other pistols i have experience with.

TSAX
12-25-2010, 02:04
So many good points on here but how about all the different sight options. It seems as if Glock has more sight options than any other gun except maybe the 1911.

XS sights (Big or standard)
the Warren Tactical series (over 8 sets)
the Henie Slant Pro (over 5 sets)
the AmeriGlo collection (over 15 sets)
the Meprolights (about 7 combos)

the various fiber optics versions like Tru Glo
the Trijicons
the Sure Sight
the Advantage Tactical
PT Night Sights collection (over ten sets)

the factory box bar (steel, adj., plastic)
the dude that sells the glow in the dark stickers
the glow in the dark paint set
and there are probably more I forgot to mention

Glock 17L
12-25-2010, 04:31
You get alot of bang for your buck with Glock that you don't really get with the other manufacturers..
Quality Finish
Reliability
Ease a Maintenance
Light Weight
Great Price

TangoFoxtrot
12-25-2010, 05:28
Modularity

carguy2244
12-25-2010, 10:40
Reliability.

egl1962
12-25-2010, 10:44
it was reliability until the gen4's came out.

drider
12-25-2010, 12:09
Utilitarian type pistol and it's a G!

Donzi Gt250
12-25-2010, 13:50
The 1911 guys hate them.:tongueout:

http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=88888

GeorgiaGlocker
12-25-2010, 16:47
Reliabilty and great service.

USAF 94535
12-25-2010, 18:10
The 1911 guys hate them.:tongueout:


i used to feel that way until i shot one. i was one of those plastic wont last and 1911 is king types. i am not afraid to say i was wrong. the glocks i shot were very nice and never had issue. the 1911 has been up and down with ammo consistency. one type feeds consistently into my sti does not in my para, then the rounds i use to feed the para wont feed my kimber or sig 1911. so i spend extra or more like wasted money on springs, having a gunsmith polish the feed ramp, guide rods, and other crap and then breaking everything in again.

my glocks has eaten everything from reloads, wolfman, federally, chevy blazer, win-chucker, pointy spear and some company that start with an r

Troy106
12-27-2010, 09:29
i used to feel that way until i shot one. i was one of those plastic wont last and 1911 is king types. i am not afraid to say i was wrong. the glocks i shot were very nice and never had issue. the 1911 has been up and down with ammo consistency. one type feeds consistently into my sti does not in my para, then the rounds i use to feed the para wont feed my kimber or sig 1911. so i spend extra or more like wasted money on springs, having a gunsmith polish the feed ramp, guide rods, and other crap and then breaking everything in again.

my glocks has eaten everything from reloads, wolfman, federally, chevy blazer, win-chucker, pointy spear and some company that start with an r

Glad you came over to the new generation of pistols and are not stuck in the 1911 mentality of your not allowed to buy any other gun, were better than you stuck up personality, or I can carry 7, 8, 10 rounds vs the 17, 33 in 9mm, 15, 22 in 40 SW and yes we can carry 13, 25 with Scherer mag and 30 with Magpul mag of 45 ACP so eat that 1911 maniacs. :tongueout::tongueout::tongueout::tongueout::tongueout:

:welcome:

Josh82
12-27-2010, 11:03
I enjoy the fact that it goes bang everytime i pull the trigger. The brass may wack me in the forehead a time or two but it's nice that it ejects and just flat out works. Even though I clean mine everytime after use, I don't have to force myself to either. I know I can stake mine and my families life on it.

glockvit
12-27-2010, 11:07
You can't beat the simplicity of the Glock, thats why I am getting one... ASAP.

Diesel_Bomber
12-27-2010, 11:30
1.) Absolute reliability. "All skill is in vain when an angel blows the powder from the flintlock of your musket." While a Glock is not completely immune to crap ammo and poor maintenance, I feel it is more immune than all other semi-autos.

2.) Simplicity, both in design and operation, both of which add to my first point. Point and click, no safeties, very few moving parts, etc.

volsbear
12-27-2010, 11:35
I'm grateful that my last one didn't take my fingers off when it came apart at the pistol range.

tnpatriot
12-30-2010, 21:41
My G19 has everything I need and nothing that I don't :thumbsup:

Grovenator
12-30-2010, 21:50
You can kick it in dirt, drown it, drop it, spit on it, pick it up, shoot it, and hit your target. It's not shiney, doesn't attract finger prints, and doesn't hate you if you don't clean it after the range. It'll eat whatever you want to feed it, and only asks for more. It's comfortable to shoot, easy to work on, and you can change anything about it through the aftermarket. If eugene stoner took the idea of the AK's reliability and made a pistol, it would be the glock. It's being copied as much as the AR and 1911 now, because of the same reasons - they work.


QFT! This is it in a nutshell. :perfect10:

glock2740
12-30-2010, 21:51
They go bang EVERY time you pull the trigger? :dunno:

Wake County Glockman
12-30-2010, 22:00
Easy to load, easy to pronounce (1 syllable) I can change my trigger connector, and extractor and don't need a freaking gunsmith. :tongueout:I can clean it in 10 -15 minutes or do full break-down and do it in 1 - 2 hours. I can break it down in so manny parts it would be rendered harmless to the average Joe :rofl:put all the parts in a plastic bag and put it back together 6 months later. :supergrin:

dodgecope89
12-30-2010, 22:02
Well obviousley when i started looking for a pistol there was no question they were reliable and time proven but what i really like is how easy parts are to find and how easily customizable they are.

Glock 17L
12-30-2010, 23:00
Reliablity, Cost, Effectiveness, Ruggedness, The ability of the smaller pistols to take their counterparts magazines is also a plus..
Glock Pistols just plain work if not tinkered around with..
How many other pistols can have their trigger pull lightened by just sliding a 3.5/4.5 connector in?? There are a few but their all copies of Glocks & don't count..
I've had Glocks for over 20 years now & they are the pinnacle in which all others are measured against.

gulley001
01-10-2011, 00:23
I love the fact that i dont have to baby it like my 1911!!!

RyanBDawg
01-10-2011, 01:05
The absolute simplicity of the design. So easy to take apart, clean, replace parts etc... One of the most accurate, if not the most accurate guns that I have ever shot, hands down, but yet the most simple gun to take down and clean... That really amazes me!

Oh yea, and I can carry it all day in southern summer heat, and almost forget that I have it on my hip at times, the lightness of the gun also amazes!

AWESOMO 4000
01-11-2011, 23:55
Whenever I carry my SIG OWB, I freak out about the rivet on my jeans scratching the slide.

Whenever I carry my M92 IWB, I fret about the weight and the hammer digging into my side. God forbid something nick it in the console of my car!

The Glock...never give it a second thought, if it gets nicked up or scratched...well, it won't because it's coated in some sort of granite like diamond-proof force field. If it does get beat up....eh, whatever. It's plastic. I'll get a new one. They're only like $450.

Not that I am abusive to it, it's just tough as nails, not particularly pretty, and doesn't ever really do anything wrong. It's like a stripped out 3/4 ton 4x4. Doesn't try to impress or be anything it's not. Just an honest, trustworthy tool that starts every time, and does it's job without protest.

GRT45
01-12-2011, 09:25
The mark of a master craftsman is one who concentrates all his attention on a vision of the end result, not wasting time or thought on the tools he owns and uses. A master has evolved past the stage of acquiring, testing, maintaining and discarding unhelpful tools.

The thing I like most about a Glock is, in form and function, it is not distracting. More than other pistols, a Glock allows a novice to move past the hardware and focus his mind on skills, trust he will improve, and become a master shooter faster if he wills it.