A couple days ago, my Glock 19 slipped out of its holster as I was unlocking my front door and landed on my concrete porch with a loud thud. Needless to say I was angry and worried. I quickly inspected the firearm and saw it had no cosmetic damage at all (not a scratch, nor a dent, nothing).
Now while I was amazed by this, still in the back of my mind I thought that something inside had to of been broken. So I took her out yesterday to run 100 rounds through her just to make sure she was functioning properly and you know what happened?...All 100 rounds fired without ANY failures or jams.
(Bringing the total to 500 rounds since I purchased this firearm a few months ago and still no failures at all)
This also gave me a chance to practice some drills from my Magpul Dynamic Art of Handgun DVD
. Here's my target.
These shots were from reloading and drawing drills. I was 10 yards away from the target. The bullets seemed to group to the lower left of the target probably from poor trigger control. I'm still debating on getting that 3.5 pound trigger for my 19.
Lastly, I would like to add that I'm not bragging about the ruggedness of Glock and this isn't some kind of "Torture" test. I'm sure lots of other handguns could hit concrete and still fire. I'm just sharing my stories with you because I'm not a Glock fan, this is my first polymer handgun, and at first I was scared to own one because of all the negative critique I've heard about them. But now that I've experienced Glock first hand, I'm slowly becoming a believer and I can proudly say that I would trust my life to a Glock handgun any day of the week.