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Old 12-02-2010, 23:42   #26
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Reliability and price
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:39   #27
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That they are GLOCKs. I even like the way they look.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:32   #28
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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.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:46   #29
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Reliability & very easy to maintain! I can play gunsmith with my Glocks, but I can't with my other firearms!
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:59   #30
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Versatility, Aftermarket parts and Customer service all tie for "favorite" things.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:09   #31
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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.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:34   #32
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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.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:03   #33
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Reliability & very easy to maintain! I can play gunsmith with my Glocks....
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.


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Old 12-03-2010, 09:44   #34
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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.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:01   #35
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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.

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Reliability & very easy to maintain! I can play gunsmith with my Glocks, but I can't with my other firearms!
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.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:07   #36
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The price, reliability,trigger, capacity, and its looks
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:05   #37
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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.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:07   #38
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I like the way they look.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:16   #39
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they are the pistol by which all others are compared to.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:26   #40
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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.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:49   #41
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You can't bust em!!! some guns cost twice as much but won't do half the work of a GLOCK!
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Old 12-03-2010, 13:01   #42
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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!
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Old 12-03-2010, 15:32   #43
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Old 12-03-2010, 16:33   #44
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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


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Old 12-03-2010, 16:53   #45
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It comes in a 10mm.
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Old 12-03-2010, 20:34   #46
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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.
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Old 12-03-2010, 21:01   #47
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Glock 19&26. Need I say more?
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Old 12-03-2010, 21:05   #48
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simplicity. glock doesn't bother with the bells and whistles. it's the perfect utilitarian gun.
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