Originally Posted by oldman45
Each to his own opinion.
However, there are more accidental discharges with Glocks than 1911.
More agencies are leaving Glock than ever before. Glock bought their popularity into law enforcement as well as the mindset of Hollywood and over the years has proven not to be so good and the lawsuits against Glock are piling up. The 1911 also does not suffer from Glock KaBoom. And before you think I am not a Glock owner, I am. I own several of them and always bought my duty gun when they were rotated out.
If a person is properly trained and practiced, they do not need a bucket load of ammo. Many of us now carry a 1911 in .45acp with eight rounds and feel comfortable doing so.
Oldman45, your post sounds like a response, yet we agree. I said that the 1911 in Condition 0 was safer than the Glock, thanks to the grip safety
. AD's with the Glock are legendary. Just type "Glock accidental discharge" on Youtube, and you'll see plenty, including the famous police officer talking to a children's classroom.
As to the mag capacity, I also agree, especially since stats show that the average civilian "gunfight" is fewer than three rounds per shooter
. Even eight or nine seems more than enough. And some people say that one .45 is worth two 9mm rounds anyway. (Please, everyone, no 9 vs .45 in this thread!).
I no longer own a Glock, but I stand by my opinion that the G19 is the best all-purpose handgun. Compact but not tiny, lots of rounds, full sized rail, cheap to practice, and a long enough barrel to be accurate--with the aforementioned practice, of course. No, I don't carry on, and I wouldn't want my sister to, but it is quite versatile.