Glock Ergonomics

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by kyboy, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. kyboy

    kyboy New Member

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    Im not a glock thumper by any means. I do have a glock , its not my favorite gun but it's a damn good gun. My question is, why do people always say that the ergonomics of the glock is one of its negative attributes? In my opinion this is its best attribute. As a matter of fact, my glock 21 points the most natural and feels the best in my hand out of any of my pistols . Does anyone else feel this is way ? When I hold my glock, it feels the most natural out of any pistol I have shot...
     
  2. Mercator

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    I feel the same way about it. Most owners and LEO do. It is just one of those things some people like to argue about, because nothing more serious is going on. Thankfully.
     

  3. hq357

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    Usually its the old timers that grew up shooting 1911s that dont like the grip angle but I like glocks too I have a 19 the only thing I dont like is how my middle finger rubs under the trigger

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  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    if the grip angle is wrong for it to fit your hand, then it's irrelevent in which pistols a person shot before. many people like the grip angle on the Glocks and many don't. the fit of a pistol is personal fit and what a person shot before really doesn't factor in one bit.

    and if your middle finger is rubbing the trigger guard and you don't like it, then maybe another pistol may be better suited to you than the Glock.
     
  5. kyboy

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    My cousin has a sig 1911 and I liked it but the front of the barrel jumps all over the place. I felt like the glocks recoil went backwards into the palm rather than the front of the barrel bouncing up and down. Just one of the things I noticed. Thats the only 1911 I have ever shot though.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    ergonomics of pistol are purely personal. the grip and how well it fits your hand, the angle of those grips all play into how well we can shoot that pistol. what works well for one person may be a poor choice for another.

    i have shot a lot of Glocks over the years and even though i'm not ahuge fan of the grip of the Glock, i can still shoot pretty decent with them. i have found other pistols that i like the fit of better than the Glock. but i have shot and owned very many pistols over the years so i have learned to adapt to the pistol.
     
  7. Mercator

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    Just so you know, this topic has a high potential of becoming a Chernobyl meltdown. :D
     
  8. kyboy

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    I never realized the passion on both sides when it comes to glocks. I never really read or cared about them until I bought one. I was indifferent and then I bought one on the fly one day cause it was on sale at Christmas and I wanted a .45. I noticed there is not one person who simply dislikes them, they HATE them ! Im just saying that one of the main things I read by the people who hate them is the ergonomics and to me that is the absolute best thing. I have always been under the belief that people tend to hate whats on the top, so I guess its a good sign. I realize there are better guns but for $485 for a .45 that holds 14 rds and feels that good in my hand....I cant pass it up
     
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  10. JW357

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    As Axxe said ergos are specific to individuals.

    However I hear enough people praising, say, M&P ergos and bad-mouthing Glock ergos that I figure there's gotta be some merit to it.

    For me, personally, I have shot several Glocks and hate their feel. I own two M&Ps if that tells ya anything.

    I would wager Smith got the grip angle right for *most* people.

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  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    if it fits and you like it and are happy with the choice you made, then what others think doesn't matter. the Glock has an excellent reputation for being reliable. comes in many different sizes and calibers.

    myself, i'm pretty objective, asthat i see it's pros and cons for me personally. i neither hate the Glock nor love it. it would not be my first choice of pistol to buy if i have other choices that fit my hand better, but i wouldn't pass by one if the deal was right either. i can adapt and work with the Glock, such i can with other pistol brands.

    you're the only one that matters in whether you're happy with the purchase.

    the Glock isn't the be all, or end all brand or type of pistol than any other pistol. if that were the case, there wouldn't be hundreds of different brands and types available.
     
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  12. JW357

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    Glad you're happy with it. That's what is important.

    I don't hate Glocks. I get annoyed by people who seem to think Glocks are the only handgun worth considering, ever. Seems to come with the brand.

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  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    those are what we affectionately call the Glock Fanboys! liking the Glock because it suits your hand and needs and are able to shoot it accurately is one thing, being a fanatic and thinking it's the be all, to end all pistols and the only polymer framed pistol capable of being reliable is totally stupid.

    the Glock is a solid pistol design and very reliable and it's a good choice if it fits the person. it's reputation over the years is proven it's a very capable pistol and will endure for many more years.
     
  14. texaswoodworker

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    I don't care for Glock's ergonomics. It just doesn't feel right to me.

    A 1911 on the other hand feels like it was made for me.
     
  15. MaineMan

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    here is a pic of my 1911 on top on my Glock, the grip angle is almost the same, and both guns point the same for me :) there are things I love about both of them, and they are both trust worthy tools
     

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  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it's all about the ergonomics. i own and shoot a lot of pistols, and for me the 1911 platform seems to be my best fit as well. i love the Beretta 92F and the Taurus PT92 style of pistols, and if i didn't have long fingers, the grips on them would work against me. they are not the slimmest gripped pistol by any means.
     
  17. texaswoodworker

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    It's not just the angle.
     
  18. MaineMan

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    I know what ya mean, there is a difference in the thickness of the grip, and my finger engages the trigger differently, but over all both are very good pistols and a person can get proficient with either I would guess...either way I think both have a place in my home :)
     
  19. Mercator

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    Your socks are at a different angle than the grip. Coincidence? I think not :D
     
  20. WillWork4Ammo

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    I love my Glock 17.But I just recently purchased a used CZ 75 P-07 Duty 9mm with night sights . And although I haven't fired it yet that gun feels perfect in my hands.Much better than the Glock.
    But again,I still love my Glock and I don't plan on getting rid of it.It's not that the Glock doesn't fit my hands great it does.Just that the CZ's grip feels better.But I'll hold judgement until I actually get to fire it since the 17 works great for me.I was needing a compact 9mm like a Glock 19 or a Sig P250 but the CZ was such a good deal I had to get it.
     
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