Originally Posted by luckyg
....And he will most certainly "bad mouth" the store and warn his friends to stay away from that store.....
Kind of what is going on here i think.
Fact is there are people who LOVE their tupperware. I am (was, until I let the certificate expire) a GLOCK armor. The guns are great. they have a VERY loyal following much like 1911's do. They are designed as a combat/tactical firearm. They will never win awards for looks. not supposed to. They HAVE infact increased PD wide shooting and qualification scores from 20% - 30% in cases where they were introduced as a new side arm for street officers. Fact is Gaston Glock was stumped about the U.S. market when they first hit the states.
In europe it is considered sloppy and extremely bad training to allow a magazine to "Drop Free" of the gun. Original Glock mags were NOT lined with metal. they were all plastic except for the spring. they were designed to swell in the mag well and the shooter had to do a "Tactical Reload" and save his/her mag. The Austrian were discussed in the US because we were so sloppy to want our mags to hit the ground and not retrieve them. The guns developed a bad reputation in the U.S. (Combat Tupperware) at this time for being cheaply built. Not cheap just a different philosophy. I have seen and done things to a glock that would make a billy goat puke and make the skin of an old D.I. crawl if you did those things to a 1911.
Fact is the Glocks are great guns. So don't think a guy is pushing it when he STRONGLY suggests a glock.
One thing a confirmed 1911 fan will tell you (I am one of those also) (and this goes for just about any other magazine fed gun) is IF you plan to keep this in the night stand for a long time, be sure to pull the mag and empty it and let the spring relax. compressed springs for long periods of time are not good and CAN lead to shell feed issues.
That being said.... I have NEVER seen this happen to a factory glock mag, and have replaced a few colt mag springs in the past.... Just don't fill either one up all the way. Don't think u need capacity plus one in the pipe.