Originally Posted by j4454
Lets not over state glocks. If 98% of departments use glocks it's 98% because of economics not quality. Glocks are fine weapons and are very simple I've shot and carried many but the reliability is over stated. It is no more or less than any other major manufacturer. I've seen whole batches of glocks returned because of functioning problems. It can happen to any manufacturer. Glocks really don't like limp writing either. You have to test the Internet isn't always true.
This guy got a great deal and an awesome first gun.
It is 98%. And they ARE more reliable than most in their price range.
It may be because of "economics" that the law enforcement chooses Glock, but if other pistols are just as good for the same price, than 98% of them wouldn't be using Glock. It proves that they ARE a more reliable pistol for the price.
No one ever said "glock is the best pistol ever, period".
And I'm not over stating anything.
You say "you've seen whole bunches of Glocks returned due to functioning problems" If this story is true, it was simply a production error caused by a human or a malfunction of the production equipment, not a flaw in the Glock design.
Which is almost certain, because if that many Glocks in a batch malfunctioned it would be so extremely statistically significant that it would obviously point to human error. (Look up "statistically significant" or take an advanced statistics course)
These production errors dont change the fact that the design of the glock allows it to be one of the most reliable pistols in the world.