Glocks are popular, but why? ;)

They are boxy, I like boxy designs.

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I have used my glock 21 in many situations from dusty,rainy, dry, in water and it has never let me down and is one of the best feeling and maneuvering full size guns I have ever had I have huge hands and most guns feel awkward I prefer it to my 1911 or S&W 40 cal.

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That definitely makes a difference, @Thomas86! Some Glocks are too big for my hands and others are too small. (I feel like Goldilocks saying that, but it’s true!)

Glad to have you here!

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Respectfully to everyone on the subject of GLOCKS. When the Glock was built and interduce

to the world, it is a light weight, easy to handle, and build or rebuild when need. It is easy to

clean and reassemble. There are approximately 34 to 37 parts and very easy to carry. The

Glock can be customized to your favorite flavor and handling, with that same feeling of excitement

that made you to buy that Glock. Sights, trigger, MOS, Calibers, internal parts, and conversions,

maybe, or just like it is and never forget there are 3 safeties for your protection unless I forgot one

somewhere. The only one I do not like as much is the 27 Gen 4, and that leaves me with the other

4 Glocks.

Glock is great to have if it fits you personally. I love the 20 Gen 4 and the 30 Gen4. What a blast to have.

thank you!

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Not really sure, personal opinion I guess. Personally i don’t like them but that’s my opinion. I own 3 and I just use them for classes and if a student is comfortable with it then I suggest that is what they get but i let them try a number of different manufacturers models as well as give them the pros/cons for each to make a solid educated decision once they are ready to go to the store and make a purchase.

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All the interchangeable parts are a big factor as well for me. I have a glock 19 and any double stack 9mm magazine will work (minus a 26 mag). I know I’m stretching the ice real thin here but if I where in a position to need another magazine the probability of another person or law enforcement having a mag that I could use is much higher than some other brands.

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@Walter3 Ok! I see where you’re going with this! And it’s entirely possible.

Way back when I thought they were just functionally efficient and ‘solid.’ But when they started offering the rainbow of Nitron coatings that made my eyes roll… and the Mercedes thang really fit… Not that I wanted one “That way!”

But, looking at old-style American SIGs? …I could go with a 5, 6, or7 series Beamer! and if that fit, then the old European P220 I have would be more like my R100s motorcycle from back in the late 1980s!
Ha! That all made me happy, and explains, to me, why I just like 'em like I do!
Cheers!

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not really a glock fan but not a glock hater either the firearm isnt really that bad yes the ergonomics arent the greatest but for what it is its reliable and have never had any malfunctions that was not shooter caused and has worked for me but my go to is my sig p320 better egomonics for me personally better recoil management and just as reliable as a glock

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I’ve been a Glock owner for about 10 months. I’ve carried M&P for the majority of my tenure but the gauntlet I’ve taken my G17 though has been a testament of just how much it can truly take. Which sparked me to purchase my G45. And I am quite pleased to say the least. #GlockNation

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I don’t own a Glock. For :point_down: reason.
I don’t own any weapon that doesn’t have a safety mechanism.

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I have owned a few different brands and have reasons that I liked or disliked any of them. My oldest favorite is a .357 magnum revolver that just happens to be an old school Taurus. Other than that, the pistols that I have owned were less than what I expected with either hand fitment issues or reliability issues being the biggest complaints for me. A friend turned me to Glock when he invited me to the range and brought his assortment of models with him. I have larger hands and even the little 26 was surprisingly controllable in my opinion. I also never had any reliability issues with any of the many rounds that bit of us sent down range. I found an excellent deal on my 27 and was more than impressed with performance and accuracy, especially for it being a snappy round in a smaller gun. I love it so much that it is my go to and my carry gun every day. The only thing that I changed were some truglow night sights and I am more than happy with it after years of easy maintenance and great performance!

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Sorry not a glock fan at all but they are a very durable gun so I don’t hate them just not falling in line with what everyone else says

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I’d say their reputation. Most guys I know…some Glock was their 1st handgun. I also think the availability of aftermarket products, which lends itself to customization, is part of the appeal. But, to each his own. Growing up, it seemed that Glocks were mentioned in hip-hop lyrics often for whatever reason, and that brings about a certain curiosity. The 1st handgun I ever shot was a Glock 19. But, I still don’t own one. :v:t5:

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Personal reference. I bought a Glock because a friend who is a military consultant suggested a Glock 19 when I asked about my first gun. After having done so, I realized a Glock 19 isn’t a very good concealed carry choice, so one day I will get something smaller. It might still be a Glock, however!

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Quite frankly, all the listed options apply… but in my experience, all my handguns I’ve purchased have all the options as well. Shield 45 and 9, Glock 34, 1911, Springfield XDS 9mm, Shield 380EZ all have been great performers for me.

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I don’t normally carry my Glock, but when I first bought it I did. The best safety any gun can have is the person carrying it. Train for the environment and the handgun.

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Yep. That’s why I change the stock hardware out for more ergonomic aftermarket pieces. Makes a great gun even better.

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When we first got out Glocks there was no aftermarket. :grinning:

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All good reasons, but not my choice… it comes down to biomechanics… Glocks work, but are not my best option. When I draw I have to to bring the muzzle up to get on target. XD and 1911 grips work best for me due to grip angle. But choosing one as the endall be all or “fan boy” does not help others pick the right pistol for their hand, body, grip. Get what works for you as an individual, do not get sucked into any hype regardless of brand or platform.

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It has 3 safeties’, sir. One of those safeties’’ is you and following your training. I respectfully answer and hope you will go to Glock’s web page and explore some and window shop.
Manual safety, for examples, the Sig Sauer M17 P320, 9mm and the Famous 1911, .45 are need and required, but you are the best safety there is.

Thanks

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