Is Glock the Prince
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion > Is Glock the Prince

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2012, 04:46 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
11Handicap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati,Ohio
Posts: 42
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Is Glock the Prince

I am new to firearms and enjoying learning. I have quickly noticed people are very passionate about their Glocks. Is it that it’s that good a pistol or is it one of those things where guys just like them? I feel left out; I am considering renting one at the range so I can say me too.
Why does everyone like them? Do they shoot really well, reliable or what. It’s the only handgun I seem to have noticed everyone seems to like and talks about. And my friends either have one or want one.
What’s the deal???

__________________
11Handicap is offline  
 

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-01-2012, 04:55 AM   #2
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 18,048
Liked 5995 Times on 3136 Posts
Likes Given: 428

Default

there are much better guns out there but thats my opinion on what i like. unless you actually try one and a few other types of guns for yourself no one else has a valid opinion as to what you like.

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Old 02-01-2012, 05:21 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: wyoming
Posts: 1,799
Liked 61 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Do a search on Glocks that have wounded owners. There are much better handguns than the "Rappers" Special.

__________________
Durangokid is offline  
 
Old 02-01-2012, 05:36 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MrWray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 6,390
Liked 1012 Times on 607 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

There will always be a place in my collection for a Glock, back whenever i turned 21 and started my LE career,a G17 is what i was introduced to and what i trained with. Ive also had a G23c and a G32, I now have a G31 .357sig and its a good gun. There has been people that have had the rare holster malfunction where holstering caused the gun to discharge "holsters fault", but as long as your not negligent you can go a lifetime without a negligent discharge... But for the record my favorite hangun is the 1911A1

__________________

Semper paratus.....virtute et armis


Last edited by MrWray; 02-01-2012 at 05:40 AM.
MrWray is offline  
 
Old 02-01-2012, 05:40 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
007BondJamesBond007's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan,Michigan
Posts: 428
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Glocks are a good gun but there is much better guns out there.

__________________

“There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.” Ted Nugent

007BondJamesBond007 is offline  
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:04 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,657
Liked 1069 Times on 752 Posts
Likes Given: 1073

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 11Handicap View Post
I am new to firearms and enjoying learning. I have quickly noticed people are very passionate about their Glocks. Is it that it’s that good a pistol or is it one of those things where guys just like them? I feel left out; I am considering renting one at the range so I can say me too.
Why does everyone like them? Do they shoot really well, reliable or what. It’s the only handgun I seem to have noticed everyone seems to like and talks about. And my friends either have one or want one.
What’s the deal???

"It’s the only handgun I seem to have noticed everyone seems to like and talks about." Don't get out much do you, Handicap!

Definitely try out as many handguns as you can before buying anything. And try the leading trigger actions - SA, DA/SA, DAO and Glock's Safe Action. Find out what works for you.

My first handguns were revolvers and a Colt Series 70 1911. I still love them and many others as well. But I've been won over by Glock, it's a fine choice so definitely give it a try. There are many fine guns so find what works for you - not what works for someone else.
__________________

______
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
________________________________________
US Army 1966-69, VFW Life Member, Retired Geek

Quentin is offline  
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:18 AM   #7
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 10,329
Liked 2993 Times on 1560 Posts
Likes Given: 278

Default

Glocks are generally reliable and reasonably accurate. They are light weight and have good capacity. They are simple to shoot, point and click.

Glocks will not shoot unjacketed bullets through the factory barrel. They have very loose chamber dimensions that leads to deformed brass. Many have unsupported chambers that may lead to catastrophic failure (some amount of conjecture) (look up Glockkb). They have an unusual grip angle that causes them to point differently than other pistols. They are easy to shoot unintentionally/negligently. They have a pricing scheme designed to make too much profit from civilian buyers (IMHO). Gaston GLock is, was and always will be a NAZI.

__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:33 AM   #8
Lifetime Supporting Member
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains,CA
Posts: 14,548
Liked 8825 Times on 5105 Posts
Likes Given: 11519

Default

I own a Glock, I also own several other pistols. I prefer the revolvers over semi-autos myself, but it is only a marginal preference. I also prefer Ruger generally, but that's probably because I don't own any Colts and I don't own a 1911. I do own a couple of S&W revolvers, and I love 'em but the Rugers are my preference (again, by a thin margin). Beretta makes a fine pistol as well. I have fired many 1911's and really want to own one but none have come up in my price range so far.

The Glock wins against everything else on the market in durability hands down as far as I know. But I don't treat my guns (even the Glock) badly. Try one out and add it to your collection. Try other pistols out though, you might find that you like them as well.

__________________
Vikingdad is offline  
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:37 AM   #9
RIP my good and faithful dog.
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 23,924
Liked 7795 Times on 4682 Posts
Likes Given: 9798

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vikingdad View Post
I own a Glock, I also own several other pistols. I prefer the revolvers over semi-autos myself, but it is only a marginal preference. I also prefer Ruger generally, but that's probably because I don't own any Colts and I don't own a 1911. I do own a couple of S&W revolvers, and I love 'em but the Rugers are my preference (again, by a thin margin). Beretta makes a fine pistol as well. I have fired many 1911's and really want to own one but none have come up in my price range so far.

The Glock wins against everything else on the market in durability hands down as far as I know. But I don't treat my guns (even the Glock) badly. Try one out and add it to your collection. Try other pistols out though, you might find that you like them as well.
Dang! A man after my own heart. I like revolvers, too, and I only own two guns and they are both Rugers. I think I would like Colts and S&W but I haven't had much experience with either yet. I would love to own a Colt 1911. But, like Vikingdad, money always gets in the way of me having as much fun as I'd like.
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is online now  
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:44 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: wyoming
Posts: 1,799
Liked 61 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Glocks are not called "KB" KaBoom pistols for no reason. They Kaboom in your hand and its no fun. I will not stand near anyone on the range shooting one these guns.

http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/glock-kb2.html

__________________
Durangokid is offline  
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Frame from 3rd gen Glock 32 interchangeable with 2nd gen Glock 19/23? FlintandSteel General Handgun Discussion 3 02-09-2011 05:19 PM
Whos Better? Prince and the New Power Generation or Morris Day and the Time spittinfire The Club House 13 02-03-2011 10:32 PM
Who's The Farm Welfare Prince of Your County alsaqr Politics, Religion and Controversy 22 12-28-2010 08:20 PM
Gangs Taking Control of Port au Prince CA357 Politics, Religion and Controversy 0 01-22-2010 04:39 PM