Now let me try and reform you a little.
I too once upon a time hated Glock pistols. Being a former machinist turned gun plumber I despise things made of plastic that should be made from steel.
Steel rocks, plastic sucks.
Ok, enough on that.
Then in June of 2006 I went to work as a security contractor in Iraq. I've been here ever since and on my right hip is a Glock 19 issued to me by the agency I work for. It is bone stock except for the grip tape I added to the sides cause my hands get slippery in 130F temperatures.
I've shot this same gun for 2 years and 9 months. I've put over 20,000 rounds through it. I don't clean it very often and when I do its half ass. I decided long ago that I planned on abusing this pistol just so I could see for myself if Glocks measured up to the reputation.
Well, kills me to say it but they do. The only part I've replaced is the slide lock and that was due to the little spring getting bent to piss one day. (still don't know why)
The pistol rarely malfunctions and when it does its usually shooter induced. (I do suffer from the occasional stovepipe when I'm trying to shoot at ludicrous speed.)
A Glock is about as simple as it gets. If its loaded you pull the trigger and it goes bang. If you don't pull the trigger it won't go bang. You can drive over it, throw it, hit someone with it, pee on it. doesn't care. It still won't go bang.
Revert to rule #1 of the 4 cardinal rules of firearms safety.
1. Do not touch trigger until you intend to fire.
If you follow that simple rule the button safety switch thingy that so many crave becomes kinda redundant and silly.
It's also a potential liability because it is one more thing to do should you ever have to use this instrument in an application of lethal force.
How much training can you realistically commit to? 20,000 rounds worth over three years? Probably not so it begs the question:
Why get something complicated when simple does the job?
That's my two cents.
Good luck with your decision.
Armorer, Chief Firearms Instructor
Baghdad Embassy Security Force
US Embassy, Baghdad Iraq
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