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Old 10-22-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Have a question.

I know the grip angle is more on a glock. I have always heard it was designed to point the gun properly from combat positions. I was wondering if anyone thinks the steeper grip angle also allows the round to more easily enter the chamber from the magazine? Just kind of makes sense to me and maybe is part of the guns fantastic reliability.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:42 AM   #2
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The grip angle thing is basically a myth. There is about a 1 degree difference from most guns. Doesn't affect chambering. Gun works upside down too. Lol
I like that your thinking though.

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I don't know about the grip angle, but most people who pick up the Glock seem to hate the way it feels. I guess they may be right to a certain extent. I always hear the XD feels much better. I tell them to get an XD then and there's nothing wrong with them. What most don't understand is that the Glock has a way of becoming more comfortable when gotten used to, which most people seem to experience. I stuck the A-Grip on my G27 and it feels real good in the hand. On a sub compact you can even extend the grip. It's also been very dependable, which is most important when carrying concealed.

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I think this is the theory on grip angles. A straighter up and down grip angle, like on a 1911 or Glocks, makes it easier to aim. A more slanted grip angle, like on a Luger or Ruger, makes it easier to handle recoil.

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IMO this is one area where the S&W M&P series has it all over Glock. I love my Glock, but the M&P is set at the optimum angle.

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IMO this is one area where the S&W M&P series has it all over Glock. I love my Glock, but the M&P is set at the optimum angle.
I have to admit this is one of the more puzzling criticisms I see in various on line forums.

On all my years of shooting I have never picked op a gun and felt "Oh my god, this grip angle is all wrong! I can't shoot this handgun well!" I've got double and single action revolvers, As well as auto pistols from several different makers. The all have different grip angles but I somehow manage to cope.

This isn't a slam against you, danolator. I just don't get it... 😕
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If we're talking comfortable grips I have to say one of my favorites where my autos are concerned is my T-Series Browning HP, which I purchased in '69. I couldn't improve how well it fits in my hand, especially when firing it.

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Glocks angle is perfect. John Browning missed perfection by one degree.

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Glocks angle is perfect. John Browning missed perfection by one degree.
Damn, I never realized it. I'm tossing it in a crusher.
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Glocks angle is perfect. John Browning missed perfection by one degree.
I've often wondered how 1 degree could turn so many people off.
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