Glocks are popular, but why? ;)

Big Glock fan here myself!

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Yeah, voted for marketing strategy because I think they did that better than anyone ever. But it only worked because all the other things are ALSO true.

You can have a better mouse trap, but it only matters if you can get people to actually buy it.

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Sounds like just about every 4th of July barbeque in this neck of the woods.

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I’ll put my Ruger Security 9 up against your Glock, any day. Not saying Glocks aren’t good, just not the only reliable pistol out there.

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When I first started shooting I stayed away from Glocks. Simply because everyone talked Glocks and I don’t like being a “crowd” person. I got me a Shield .40, a Ruger LC9, a Springfield XD .40 and I really didn’t like any of them. Then, the big day, I broke stride and got me a Glock 19. Immediately loved it, the fit in hand, the simplicity and reliability, ease of breakdown, etc. Everything about Glock is so much better than the other guns I have. I would say that I shoot Glock 90% of the time and alternate other guns about 10% of the time.

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I just don’t like glocks, striker operation, single action essentially.

Only thing close I have is my Taurus G2C and that has a double action so I can strike the primer again.

That being said, I’m in the market for a glock just to have a pistol for my backpack with a carbine that uses the same mags.

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I actually like my Springfield’s better but glock seems to be popular mostly due to marketing it has become the gun choice of movies/shows and it was once the major choice of law enforcement agencies and in some cases still is and has also been the source of myths and over exaggerations because maybe and in some circumstances yes you can fill your glock magazine with sand and dirt and water and itll still work just fine but why would that even be something you’d consider? Price definitely is not an advantage to glock and to me they don’t fit most people’s hands that well they seem boxy to me and they don’t seem to balance as well

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I was torn between the 43x and the 2.0. We t with the Glock mainly because it felt better in my hand. Really liked the 2.0 though. At my local store they were both 449$ so I had a tough decision to make.

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Like most I agree that all of the choices are right. I own two in .45 acp. Comfortable fit in my hands and very accurate.

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All the above :grin:

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I’ve said it many times. If you try a Glock “You will be assimilated”. Resistance is futile.

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:wink:
Not always the truth.
I’m the member of “Resistance” :grin:

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Borg life isn’t for me. :grin::rofl:

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@Raymond

Before I bought my first gun, I had in my possession a glock that I carried (back in the days when you could have someone else’s gun, in this case, my brothers who was out of state).

Over 6yrs ago, never cared to get a glock since then…

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Other: “Everybody else has one.”

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I don’t like Glocks. They are clunky, don’t fit my hand, and rattle.
For years I’ve CC’ed a Tanfoglio Witness P. Now I carry an ambi HK, because I’m losing function in my right hand. I really like the HK: it is the most accurate pistol I ever shot.

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Yes here too I love my Glocks

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I like the way the name sounds like some body waste hitting the wall

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Not really a Glock fan. I hear they are okay but I think the reason a lot of police forces choose them is they are cheap and Glock subsidies the price. I’m a Springfield guy myself.

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They carry more ammo, which coming from a 1911, was amazing, their trigger safety is more based off the user, no :hammer: , I did mention no hammer, and when I pull the trigger fast or slow it goes bang everytime.

They are usually easier to conceal, for me, I can make a Gen 4, Glock 41 with a tac light disappear on my body.

They are a little more lightweight, my gen 4 Glock 30 I actually forget I’m wearing it sometimes.

Finally for the fit, polish, and finished product that you get they are very affordable.

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