Originally Posted by ArizonaLawman
Amen...the GLOCK is what the 1911 USED TO BE.
Glock: FIGHTING HANDGUN OF THE 21st CENTURY.
1911...BELOVED OLD WAR HORSE.
I still love my 1911's and my Hi Powers...but I don't trust either as much as I trust my Glock. Not even my Wilson or my Ed Brown have had the 100% reliability that ALL of my Glocks have had.
Do I "LIKE" the 1911 better? In many ways yes. Do I trust it as much? Nope.
I couldn't agree more!
My very first pistol was my Grandpa's Colt M1911 (1911A1) and it is a rugged, reliable, accurate weapon. I've intentionally dropped in mud, water, sand, and HORSE CRAP just to see if it would fire. IT DID. EVERY TIME
On top of all of that, it is an easy maintained weapon. There's a real reason the US used it for so long. Don't ask me what they were thinking when they went to the M9!!!
On the other hand, my Glock pistols are un-matched when it comes to reliability, efficiency, and usability. All of my Glocks are easy to maintain, easily customized, fire extremely well, and are equally safe.
I've probably fired over 17,000 rounds out of my Glock 23,27, and 31. Ive always kept them tediously clean and lubricated and they've NEVER misfired or jammed.
When I was in Iraq, I was carrying my Sidearm, a Beretta M9 (9mm Parabelllum for you newbies) and engaged an insurgent. I hit him 4 times center mass, the M9 jammed, and he kept spraying with an RPK. A SEAL brought up a Glock 22, tapped him once snd he laid back.
That sold me on Glock and since then I haven't bought anything but Glock.....