Originally Posted by glocknloaded
More to it then price.. A lot of guns in the same price range as Glock. Glock is just proven itself beyond a responsible doubt,
Almost all modern handguns have proven to be good reliable guns beyond any reasonable doubt. Some way more so than GLOCK. Most every manufacturer has a model at least as reliable. As someone mentioned earlier, even the hi point c9 has gone through ridiculous torture tests (I highly recommend looking up the 4-5 part video series). I'd like to see someone hammer a lag bolt into the bore of any gun and then shoot it. The hi point survived with a bulged barrel, then kept on trucking with no major loss in accuracy (not the most accurate to begin with). And if I'm not mistaken... I think their customer service agreed to repair the gun... but then the sadistic gun store owners in the video decided to just completely destroy it by filling the barrel with powder, plugging it with a lag bolt, and firing it.
GLOCK markets to LEAs way more aggressively than these others mentioned.
When it comes to private purchase, you're correct. But there are many buyers who foolishly base their decision on what the local PD can get cheaper than anything else.
There's nothing wrong with liking it. Especially if one's reasons are entirely their own. But quite frankly, I get pissed when people buy one and say, "it must be the greatest gun ever, all the police departments use it!"
Well I'm a Marine combat vet. Maybe people should all buy M9's, because it's what all Marines outside of special forces are issued (when someone decides they rate a pistol). And the US Military, the most powerful in the world, adopted it in 86(?). And it's way older than GLOCK!
See how silly that reasoning is?
Yeah... I just believe when someone buys a GLOCK, it should be because that's what they really want, not because of any kind of inadvertent endorsement. To those that have one and love it for their own reasons? Good for you.