I'll take the hatred a step further.
I hate the Glock, I hate Gaston Glock, and I REALLY hate Glock Fanboys.
Now, I have said on many occassions, this is a very reliable gun, that was produced for people that had no interest in actually taking care of the damn thing.
It's a very simple, "a caveman could use it", weapon. It is easy to take apart, it is easy to clean ( if you find anyone who is actually doing weapon maintenance ) and it's easy to shoot.
Gaston Glock didn't develop this weapon for you. He developed it to sell to the military, and baring that, the police. He never wanted you, as a civilian, to own it.
If you take a look at the entry of the Glock into America, all of their marketing was geared towards the police departments. They had already failed to secure a military contract here in the states, so they set their sights a little lower.
They did traveling road shows where they demostrated that you could drop it in mud and water and shoot it right out of the grime and not have to worry. They would load a weapon and toss it high into the air in front of a group of cops, let it hit the concrete, pick it up and fire it. They would show you a "test gun" that had been submerged in salt water for weeks on end. Bang the salt off the frame and fire it. Oooooh. Ahhhhhh. Neato!
That was their sales pitch. And it was cheap. MUCH cheaper than a lot of other options.
So, they start to get a small market share and Renny Harlin, that IDIOT that he is, decides to immortalize this plastic piece of shi'ite in Die Hard II.
And from THAT monent, the Glock Fanboy was born.
When someone tells you that the Glock is the best weapon available, on the planet, better than everything else, blah, blah, blah..... Ask them this:
What else have you owned??
You are going to be surprised out of the number of people who bought a Glock as their first pistol and just stuck with it. It never failed them, it always went bang and they could all "shoot pretty good with it".
Well, that is great. For you.
But facts being facts, from a gunsmith's standpoint, that weapon is a trainwreck.
Anyone that puts the lone safety of a weapon on the trigger needs to be shot with the weapon and buried with the design under 100 feet of concrete and steel so that design NEVER sees the light of day again.
What is it now? 30 something years and they are on their 4th Generation pistol??
Come see me when they have their Centennial Edition and we will see how it resembles their opening offering.
Oh. And PS - Glock: It Has The Ghey