Originally Posted by sputnik1988
BTW, I don't buy into the whole "perfection" thing, its a machine not a miracle. The only reason I'm even considering it is like i said, it fits my hand like a glove.
When I first started getting into shooting, Ii really wanted to hate Glocks, and did for a while. However, I eventually saw the light. I never have, and still don't buy into Glock "Perfection", and I honestly don't think many people do. For me, it's more like Glock "Awesomeness".
Originally Posted by TimKS
Why should I pick up my first Glock?
...because they go BANG every time.
As Tim said, they're reliable, but to me, that's not a valid argument on why someone should buy a gun because in my eyes, all guns should be and can be reliable. Most of mine have been 100% reliable.
For me there are two main reasons that I like Glocks, and another for why I like the 19 specifically.
I may be the odd one out here, but I like the Glock hump and grip angle. People can complain about it, and show diagrams of it and why it isn't ergonomic, but all I know is that they fit my hands well and I can flat out shoot them, better than I shoot any other pistols at this point.
The other reason I like Glocks is their simplicity. I can have my 19 totally detail stripped in about 3 minutes, and back together in about 5. Want a different slide release? You can change it out. Want a lighter trigger? You can make it happen with little work. Mag release too short for you? Take 2 minutes and put in a longer one.
I know there are aftermarket parts for other pistols, but rarely are they as easy to change out as they are in a Glock. I'm pretty sure I could give a monkey and Glock tool and have him go to town.
The main reason I like the Glock 19, is as James Yeager from Tactical Response says, "It's big enough to fight with but small enough to carry." The 19 is my EDC gun, and I have no problem concealing it in my Florida summer clothes. I wear the same types and size of clothes I do now as I did before I started carrying. Large shirt and shorts. The grip is big enough for your whole hand, has a 15 round capacity which can be increased to 17, 19 or 33 with other mags, and has a 4" barrel. All of these things make it a perfectly capable fighting pistol.
I have a Glock 26 with a Crossbreed, but it always stays at home while my 19 in a Raven is always on my side.
If this convinces you, great, it not, that's ok too. The Glock 19 Gen3 is my personal favorite handgun at this point in time, but it may not be right for you. If you spend the $50 to rent it, in my opinion that's money well spent. Most of that is ammo and the range fee anyway, which is something you have to pay for regardless.