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Old 07-27-2010, 03:35 PM   #11
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Pro: great price, reliable, accurate

Cons: safety position, ergonomics

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K, is there any gun that has pretty much no cons?

I want a light weight reliable pistol that has high ammo capacity and is safe.
Why? Because I want a pistol that will pretty much never fail me.

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K, is there any gun that has pretty much no cons?
No. Everyone can find something wrong with every pistol. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. What do YOU think? You are the one that has to pack the damn thing around.

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I want a light weight reliable pistol that has high ammo capacity and is safe.
Why? Because I want a pistol that will pretty much never fail me.
With that criteria, I would say get the Glock IF you like the way it feels in your hands.
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There is no one perfect handgun.

However, the Springfield XD and XDM series adds a few improvements over a Glock.
More comfortable grip angle, grip safety and optional thumb safety.

I strongly recommend looking at the XD.
IMO a Glock is an accident waiting to happen.

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More comfortable grip angle
That's YOUR opinion. I, personally, thought that the XD felt horrible in MY hands. My Glock fits ME perfectly.

I'm not trying to start a debate, but the OP needs to find out what works for the OP.
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That's YOUR opinion. I, personally, thought that the XD felt horrible in MY hands. My Glock fits ME perfectly.

I'm not trying to start a debate, but the OP needs to find out what works for the OP.
Agreed +100000
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IMHO the Glock is easy to shoot, but too easy to shoot unintentionally. Many people find them difficult to shoot WELL. The trigger breaks in an unusual manner and tends to throw shots low left for right handed shooters. This can be overcome with training and practice.

The grip angle is different than every other pistol ever made except the Luger. Once again my opinion, If you choose to buy a Glock, get rid of EVERY OTHER HANDGUN you own. Go 100% GLock or go 0% Glock.

For my paws, the fingergrooves in the newer frames are in the exact wrong place. If you have a "normal" hand, you will not have trouble.

Many people complain about a Glock feeling like a 2X2 in their hand. To each his own.

If the grip feels good to you, they are simple, rugged reliable pistols.

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Biggest Con I know of is Glock doesn't provide a safety, other than the split-trigger assembly. Great for a gun used by trained military/police, not so great for the not particularly well-trained citizen though

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I'm just now getting up off the floor that Cane stepped back from this softball pitch. This is a moment in history that should not be forgotten. I think he is still reeling from Benning's admission.

I own a Glock. If I had it to do over again, I'd buy an XDm or XD. I don't mind the lack of an external safety too much, but it is not a weapon I'd want to be handling while lecturing a class stuffed with high schoolers.

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Actual cons from my perspective:

-The biggest single concern in any venture has to be safety. Glock trails the field WRT safety. Between KB's and ND's, Glock owns.

-Ergonomics just don't suit ME. For many, I'm sure they are a natural fit, but for me it's like trying to aim a bent dustpan.

-Balance and heft. Glocks are nose-light, but then again from the age of 14 until the Navy went to the Beretta's the only autoloader I fired was the 1911 chambered in .45 cal. This isn't a sales pitch, but the SA XD series more closely mimics the 1911 balance, if not heft.

-Price. You can get a lot more gun for a lot less money.

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