UNCATEGORIZED Glock: The Gun That Is So Reliable You Don’t Have To Clean It?

Seadog

Sharpshooter
Supporting Member
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Sep 22, 2009
Messages
4,722
Reaction score
4,844
Location
Boondocks
Personally I think Glocks are great pistols. However it took me a long time to warm up to them inspite of all the positive press on them:

1) Plastic Frame - Does not contribute to pride of ownership;
2) Stamped Steel Slide release - pride of ownership issue
3) Trigger - When dry firing one can feel the springs vibrate, and it is not as glass rod breaking as a 1911, Hi Power or Sig.
4) Liked SA XD line Triggers Better, as well as Steyr M series Triggers, no suction cup plunger spring feel.

With that said I have warmed up to Glocks and do like them. Now if I could only retrieve my firearms from the bottom of Overholtzer I would be much happier (stupid boating accident!).
I was a 1911 guy myself. Still like them. I was in the same boat. I agree with everything you posted about the Tupperware guns. It took me a while to warm up to them.

The only reason I got one, was a friend was getting rid of one cheap and I couldn’t pass it up. I didn’t like the triggers, I didn’t like the plastic frames, pretty much everything you summed up. The trigger in my opinion sucked donkey balls. But after a while I got used to it and appreciate it for what it is. And it’s a pretty accurate little shooter.
 

TedKennedy

Sharpshooter
Supporting Member
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Oct 9, 2012
Messages
8,921
Reaction score
6,054
Location
Tulsa
I have several old pistols, blued steel, wood, bakelight - I love them all. All have historical significance, and were built when a people had pride. I won't ever get rid of them.

I compete in run n guns. My gear gets muddy, full of dust and sand, sometimes submerged in water. After participating in these endeavors for a few years I bought a Glock. It's not beautiful, it doesn't have the "feel" of a Walther or CZ, it has no historical value whatsoever. If it were to break, I could easily replace it with an identical one, similar to buying tires.

Why choose such a weapon? Because it works. Every time.

Anyone with doubt needs to post up on a pistol stage at a runngun and make a list of pistol failures and see which ones succeed.
 

ttown

Sharpshooter
Supporting Member
Special Hen Supporter
Joined
Jun 13, 2007
Messages
3,773
Reaction score
3,216
Location
Oologah
A gun for the masses, just like the VW was produced for the average worker.
They are affordable unlike the cost of a machined pistol at today’s prices IMO.
A gun is a tool but I do like old school collectibles. JMO
 

PDS

Marksman
Special Hen
Joined
Aug 13, 2022
Messages
28
Reaction score
14
Location
Oklahoma
Personally I think Glocks are great pistols. However it took me a long time to warm up to them inspite of all the positive press on them:

1) Plastic Frame - Does not contribute to pride of ownership;
2) Stamped Steel Slide release - pride of ownership issue
3) Trigger - When dry firing one can feel the springs vibrate, and it is not as glass rod breaking as a 1911, Hi Power or Sig.
4) Liked SA XD line Triggers Better, as well as Steyr M series Triggers, no suction cup plunger spring feel.

With that said I have warmed up to Glocks and do like them. Now if I could only retrieve my firearms from the bottom of Overholtzer I would be much happier (stupid boating accident!).
Sure am fond of Rugar
 

Latest posts

Top Bottom