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I rented a Glock 17 today at the range. I own a 24/7 and it was interesting seeing the differences and similarities between the two. The Glock seemed a little lighter, and I really, really liked the trigger pull on it. I can't really judge its accuracy since I'm not really familiar enough with it, but I have to say, I'm a big fan now :). In my opinion, the 24/7 grip beats the Glock's grip hands down though. :thumb:

Anyone else have any thoughts/opinions on the Glock?
 

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Obviously the Glock is a solid gun, otherwise so many cops wouldn't carry them. Your main consideration is the lack of any active safety. That is a deal-breaker to some, while to others it's no big deal. I too love the Taurus grip, that is what sold me on buying the 24/7 Pro.
 

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I have owned many many handguns in my lifetime. I have owned and fired the Glock as well. It's a well built pistol, however, I personally prefer the Taurus 24/7 over any Glock. (I'm not bashing Glock). I also prefer my SA XD .40 SC over my Taurus. It's my main CC weapon in summer, and my Taurus is my main CC in the fall, winter.

I have never been able to get accurate groups from the Glocks, and I've tried many of them, while others seem to do well. (Retired Scout Sniper USMC) so it's not an experience item with me. I can take my Taurus 24/7 .40 and shoot 3 inch groups at 40 yards consistently (don't tell me I can't because I can consistently do it). With the Glock, I can't do this at 15 yards.

With the XD I can shoot 3 inch groups at 15 yards and it's a subcompact!

The Glock is a solid gun, but not for me, and not for many that I know. The safety, as stated by TexasTaurusGuy is a deal breaker to me as well. I like the XD's grip safety, this is my main choice in all handguns that I now own, or have previously owned. I have practiced many, many hours drawing my taurus and taking the safety off at draw, and have become quite proficient at it, but I also like point and fire.
 

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I've owned a Glock 17 since 1990. I agree with everything said above, good and bad. My 27/7 is a better gun, IMO. I have never felt Glock's "trigger safety" to be a reliable way of preventing an AD. It always reminded me of accidentally serving a Rum-and-Coke to an alcoholic and then telling him to just drink the Coke. Sorry if that analogy is a bit obtuse, but it works for me.
 

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For me, my Glock 19 is my most accurate handgun I own. And it's 15 years old with well over 100,000 rounds through it. The hexagonal barrel rifling which Glock employs, IMO, is superior to any conventional polygonal rifling.

I guess I just have a soft spot for Glocks since I've been carrying one on duty for so many years. Soft spot or not, not one of my Glocks has ever failed me in any way whatsoever.

Most people I talk to either love them or hate them---although recently, there have been a few on middle ground concerning this issue.
 

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NYPD in AZ said:
although recently, there have been a few on middle ground concerning this issue.
Count me in "the higher middle ground." If Glock had a different safety, and made them in SS, I'd be a bigger Glock fan. Though I prefer SS, a Glock's Parkerized finish is tops. It withstood 10 years in a damp marine environment on my sailboat.

When I first started looking for a small .45 for a CCW, the Glock 36 was 1st on my list. But as I looked further at different makes and models and considered the compromises, as a total package the Taurus PT-145 in SS came out on top. Glock has many aspects that favor it and I would never fault anyone for preferring their Glock.

My only point is to consider all your options before making your decision. We all have different wants, needs and life experiences.
 

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Can't get the Glock's, not even the slimmed lined new ones, to fit the hand. Otherwise I'd have at least 1 or 2.

Went and bought the Springfield 4 in. XD with night sights. Fits better,takes a bit of getting used to, but it's been a good experience so far.
 

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While I can shoot them, Glocks take more work to me. The angle of the grip isn't good for me, and it doesn't point naturally.

Glock is like any other pistol. They work for some, and not for others. What I really don't care for is Glock's insistence that problems with the pistol are always the fault of the operator, or the ammunition. Yet, they will quietly introduce running changes to the models that, surprisingly, deal with the non-problem.

To each his/her own. :D
 

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Personally I prefer M&P over Glock. It fits my hand MUCH better, IMO it has a nicer trigger and better sights! After I polished the slide flats and removed the beavertail now it's a looker too. 8)

but Glock was the first centerfire handgun/firearm I've ever shot... but I've never owned one mainly because I don't like the grip, otherwise I'd get a G20 or G29.
 

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I have Mill-Pro PT-145, 3rd Gen. Like it a lot and trust it as a carry gun. I also have a Glock 19, 2nd Gen. Love it and completely trust it! I've had it for about nine yrs, put thousands of rounds through it with very few jams. It's not a bad shooter either.
I'm more comfortable with the Glock for home defense, but prefer the Taurus for conceal carry, because of the safety. But each person has their preferences in weaps, so whatever your comfortable with:)
 

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I've tried really hard to like Glocks as they are an awsome firearm IMO, but I just can't. They don't feel "right".
 

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glocks are super non ergonomic for my hand, period. that's all that matters. if i can't hold a handgun well, i damn sure can't shoot it well. i'm in the club that calls them a "block"
 

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There's something about the Glock grip that doesn't fit me...I have a Glock 23 and I find it a great handgun but after I got my PT640 PRO the Glock grip seems a bit loose for me. IMO the PT640 PRO's grip really fits my hand.
 

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I've shot a few Glocks. Accuracy was very good however, I just don't like the way they feel in my hand. I guess Taurus spoiled me with the Ribber grips.
 

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glocks..

they're sold guns, reliable, reasonably priced, gotta love their magazine interchangeability a lot of other makers out there could learn from their example.

with that said i dont like them.. this is'nt to say they're bad i just dont like them.

polymer, ok not a deal breaker.. i have a hi-point and plan on getting a milpro but i definately prefer metal.

striker design.. no 2nd strike ability.

grip angle is wrong.. feels a bit like a bananna to me.

no manual safety.. again not a deal breaker but i like having manual safety.

trigger.. absolutely posotively hate two piece triggers.. this goes for XD's, M&P's and sigmas.

the XD's are or already have came out with manual safety's.. course they also have the grip safety those are good i would'nt mind not having a manual safety if it has a grip safety thats good enough for me, but havening both is even better, i do not consider trigger safety's as an actual safety "action safety" is bogus imo.

if the XD's came out with a solid trigger, but kept the grip and (or) manual safety i would'nt mind having one of those.


only way i'll ever own a glock is if someone's gettin rid of one real cheap, like crack head prices, even though they're fine guns i've no desire to own one.
 

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IMO, Glocks are the most reliable pistol made. Being that said, there are others that fits hands better. Should Glock ever change their grip angle and add back straps, NOTHING could ever compare. Just the new offerings address some of Glocks biggest complaints. But none have come close to their reliablilty and simplicity. I have owned 4 Glocks, I own 2 now and love them. I shoot them well, but have gotten used to the grip. So much so, other guns don't feel right.....which is pretty much every gun out there.
 

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Don't get me started on Glock changing grip angles, back straps, etc. I posted a thread back around February about companies that coast on their success, and Glock was my example. The arguments I heard were that they are the best combat pistol, bar none, and I don't disagree with that, but why not keep trying to improve your product? Just my opinion.
 

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I have fired a glock 19 and wow is it ever dead on lightweight felt just right in my hands damn if i ever win the lotto im gonna have me an arsenal. :shooter:
 

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I love my Glocks. I have gotten used to the grip angle, now all other guns point funny to me. I would like to see them add removable back staps, and change the grip angle. This would remove most of the complaints you hear about Glocks.
 
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