I agree much with Txpossum. But I'll go on to add...
The lack of anything more than that dingus on the trigger does bother me. Yes, DA revolvers don't have an external safety, but they also have a much, MUCH, heavier, and usually longer, trigger pull. Anywhere from 10-20 pounds depending on year, make, model, and country of origin. The GLOCK has what? A standard 5-7 pound pull, or thereabouts (not counting new york triggers or aftermarket trigger jobs)? And the dingus does nothing as far as I'm concerned. If the trigger hangs on anything, what is the likelihood that it will hang up anywhere other than on the face?
My biggest problem with GLOCK, in itself, is that even for all those who say "it's ergonomically designed", sure, the designers had ergos in mind when they designed it, as a checklist of everything NOT to do with it.
The reason I talk **** about them? To piss off the fanboys. There is a marked difference between fanboys of GLOCKs, and fanboys of 1911's, even among the most rabid of either camp. GLOCK fanboys (obviously not speaking to or of all
of them), tend to sometimes insult a person's intelligence, masculinity, family, and sexual preferences when they find someone who doesn't like GLOCK. 1911 fanboys can, have, and will do the same, but it's not quite as prevalent. Those that do, it seems, usually tend to be Kimber nuts and talk smack about even 1911 fans who don't like Kimber
Plus, if it's been "Perfection" from day one, why are we on the 4th generation? The basic premise for the true
1911 has survived over 100 years with no major design changes.
That said, I will one day own a GLOCK 17. It does work, is reliable, simple to operate and maintain, shoots the cheap 9MM, and while you can get a 9MM in nearly any platform, they don't all have 33 round mags available. I'd give my left nut for a select fire GLOCK 18 though.
It's also fun to pick on the fanboys by pointing out that they're misspelling GLOCK when they don't use all caps...
It's a patented brand, the correct spelling is always with all caps.
Oh my... I miss the days when I was allowed into the GLOCK forum. I trolled my ass off in there.