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Old 06-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #71
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How is any one weapon better than the other if the user isn't comfortable with it? I've found after a while that Sig is probably my favorite builder. I have Glock, FN, HK , Beretta Taurus, CZ, and 4 different Springfield and out of all if them my Sig 1911 is my favorite. I traded the HK P30, decided I didn't like the trigger so its was traded for another 1911.
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95% of the time that is the issue. The other 5% is lack of maintenance.
In a possible hand to hand engagement with a bad guy it is very possible that a person might not be able to gripe the weapon properly and based on your statement could have a 95% chance of a stove pipe, IMO that makes the gun unreliable, in all the years that I have been shooting have I experienced a limp wrist failure, but I don't own a Glock.
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In a possible hand to hand engagement with a bad guy it is very possible that a person might not be able to gripe the weapon properly and based on your statement could have a 95% chance of a stove pipe, IMO that makes the gun unreliable, in all the years that I have been shooting have I experienced a limp wrist failure, but I don't own a Glock.
Limp wristing can cause a failure in pretty much any auto loader handgun.

I don't like the Glock for a few reasons but reliability is none of them. Simply put...They work. I've owned a few over the years because I wanted to see if it was me or the gun that had the problem. And it come down to me, they just don't fit me well. I don't care or the trigger, the overall feel, and the rabid illogical fan-base that uses the most the cops have them and it's not because of their aggressive pricing to LEO. But, they do work. They are plenty accurate enough for a combat pistol, they are very reliable, and pretty easy to maintain.

I'd not have an issue trusting a Glock as far as it's reliability. I honestly can't see how anyone could. They are a proven pistol in that aspect for sure. I can't help but see the irony in the outdated mind set though being that is what I have heard out of Glock fan boys for years about 1911s

There's a real god reason there are so many different designs in handguns. Because there is no one design that caters to all gun owners. The idea of being outdated in any of them is more about fans spouting their preferences without saying "well...I just don't like them". Me? I just don't like them. They feel like holding onto a plastic turd. but they will shoot...No doubt about it.
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A limp wrist won't cause a failure in a revolver. But you won't follow through so your shooting will be erratic. A limp wrist is something that needs to be corrected.

My cousin is a Highway Patrol self defense instructor. I was considering buying a glock and he said don't buy a Glock. He came by a couple days later with a Glock and some snap caps. When I attempted to draw the Glock he tried to disarm me. More than once I heard the click of the striker hitting the snap cap while the gun was holstered. When someone tries to disarm you it's human nature to clench. When you do clench that booger hook is going to slide down on the trigger. We tried the same exercise with my 1911. Most of the time I would have shot him in the leg/thigh. Not once did I drop the hammer on the 1911 while it was in my holster. In the end I bought a Ruger P95.

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Go on YouTube and search glock torture test. After you watch that search glock vs HK.
In the Glock torture test by big bore from Adco he buries the gun for a year or two, digs it up cleans it with some water and then shoots the crap out of it.
People complain that Glocks have not been updated . seriously ? Why would they change anything when its the most reliable handgun in the world. Why would they change when the other mfgs continually copy what they have done.
HK is a good gun but way overpriced IMO. To me why would I buy one HK when I could get 2 Glocks .
People hate Glocks for a multitude of reasons but when the facts are shown they are #1 in sales and they are the most reliable period.
I'm a competitive shooter and I shoot a G34 and a G17. My G17 has over 20,000 rounds thru it without one single malfunction. My G34 is only a few months old so it round count is only about 2,000 but still ... No malfs at all.
Bottom line is haters will hate but facts are facts and a Glock cannot be beat.
Thanks for the entertainment before bed lol.
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I am 6"7" tall and weigh 500 pounds. I can do the max weight on a leg press machine, with one leg, as many reps as you want. I bend silverware when I eat, break doorknobs off all the time (assumed the door was unlocked) and generally break and wear stuff out, other people use day in and day out with no problems.

I have had my Glock 20, two decades, and never have any trouble with it.

Glocks might be designed in Austria, but they are built like a German tank.

I take care of mine, but you can freeze them in hello, store them in a bucket of salt mud, bucket of sand and water, drop them off tall buildings, drag them behind fast moving cars on gravel roads, for miles, with no negligent discharge, but the pistol still shoots.

I use a modified BlackHawk Serpa II with a Trigger Block Safety, so I know in order to use my sidearm, several steps must follow to allow the gun to fire. Not a fan of Glock Leg, never want to try it.

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A limp wrist won't cause a failure in a revolver. But you won't follow through so your shooting will be erratic. A limp wrist is something that needs to be corrected.

My cousin is a Highway Patrol self defense instructor. I was considering buying a glock and he said don't buy a Glock. He came by a couple days later with a Glock and some snap caps. When I attempted to draw the Glock he tried to disarm me. More than once I heard the click of the striker hitting the snap cap while the gun was holstered. When someone tries to disarm you it's human nature to clench. When you do clench that booger hook is going to slide down on the trigger. We tried the same exercise with my 1911. Most of the time I would have shot him in the leg/thigh. Not once did I drop the hammer on the 1911 while it was in my holster. In the end I bought a Ruger P95.
Safe T Blok. Retires Glock Leg once and for all.
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The only time I have seen a Glock stove pipe us from operator inducement. LIMP WRIST
Amen brother. It might happen once in a few thousand weapons, but big gun manufacturers like S&W, Sig, Ruger, & especially Glock are known for their reliability right out of the box. Glock, in particular, has the reputation of eating virtually every kind of ammo. The issue here is, more than likely, limp wrist.
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Glocks are the most reliable pistols on the planet over 6000 rounds on my Glock 30 no trouble at all.

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Glocks are the most reliable pistols on the planet over 6000 rounds on my Glock 30 no trouble at all.
Can other makes of handguns not shoot that many rounds without stoppages. I have 7000 rds through my CZ 75 so does that makes the CZ the most reliable handgun on the planet.
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