Glock vs hk

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by morrow12tech, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. morrow12tech

    morrow12tech New Member

    What are the pros and cons of these to gun company's and how do they compare to each other in shooting and in liability
  2. Diesel44

    Diesel44 New Member

    My main thought on the differences are that the Glock is striker fired while the HK is traditional DA/SA.

    Glock costs much less than a similar HK.

    Both reliable combat pistols. Would bet my life on either.

    There are more but these are what stand out the most to me.

  3. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

    If I was offered a choice, I would go w HK. Over- engineered can be a good thing. The MK 23 was tested and passed military trials - same design as USP line. They've worked on ergonomics a bit (there was room for improvement) P -30 just fired 90K rds.

    Does the Glock get the same job done - yes, it is the best bang for the budget.
  4. glockcoma

    glockcoma New Member

    I prefer the glock but the hk are nice too. I like the glock platform better. If something breaks on it or if you want too upgrade ur glock you can do so with ease no gunsmithing required. Very user friendly and spare parts are available every where. Hk break you have to send it in no parts available. I have two glocks 17 & 23 can detail strip and change out any part with ease.
  5. MustangBOSS9

    MustangBOSS9 New Member

    I checked out a friends P-30 a while back. It was very nice. I decided on Glock, just my preference. Cost was definitely a factor.
    On a side note, I asked him where the safety was and he said he carried without one the pipe. That's his safety. I would personally have the manual thumb safety. They make them both ways. To each there own.
  6. RecklessRegard

    RecklessRegard New Member

    Glocks are hideous. But, that doesn't keep me from carrying a Glock daily. Truly my choice? CCW is, but not duty. I choose to carry a Glock off duty because it is easier to stay proficient with one style/make if firearm.

    HK are known for quality and reliability. They aren't, however, on my short or long list.

    Shoot a couple different Glocks and a couple different HKs. Thats the only way you can justify your purchase.
  7. msup752

    msup752 New Member

    My HK USP in Stainless broke a leaf spring after 500 rounds. It is probably the exception rather than the norm but I have owned many Glocks with zero parts breaking. I ended up getting it fixed under warranty and trading it for a brand new G19.
    I love the HK P7 and carry one when size matters. I love the design.
    HK's are very expensive but one of the best hammer style guns.
    Except for my old 1911, I only have striker fired pistols.
  8. Jkl-28

    Jkl-28 New Member

    I would go with Glock everytime!... Not saying that HK is bad I just like glock's durability,simplicity,reability better I have owned a Glock for like 5 years and have never had any problems at all! In my opinion Glock is THE way to go
  9. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

    H&K over a glock any day, better machining, better overal quality, it hard to ask most people that have only ever drove a Ford focus which do you prefer the focus or the BMW 5 series. You figure out which is which
  10. DustyDawg48

    DustyDawg48 New Member

    HK does have some fantastic offerings but at 2 or 3 times the price. My only deal breaker on owning an HK is I don't like DA/SA pistols; it's one of the only reasons I don't own a Beretta 92/M9. I carry and shoot either Glocks, M&Ps or 1911 and I like a constant trigger pull, even though I'm 100% positive that the HK triggers are finer than frog hair I want it to be the same all the time.

    The Glocks edge out every other gun manufacturer in aftermarket part availability and are probably only 2nd to the 1911 in parts available for a specific style or platform. You can find magazines, holsters and every other conceivable item for a Glock at just about every gun shop but I couldn't tell you the last time I went to a shop and saw a rack of HK mags.

    In the end weapons from both manufacturers are going to give you a ton of reliable service so it's up to you and your wallet on how you want to get from A to B but before I lay down the coin for either, take a look at what it is going to cost you for a holster and 5 extra magazines from a few places and factor that in to the equation. If you can get the HK extras for the same cost and availability as the Glocks and don't mind the price difference between the two, go with what you like.
  11. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

    Excellent points above but I am wondering if it's really a fair comparison ? The Sig is really a better apple to apple choice.

    Full Disclosure:
    I bought a USP 45 in 1995 for $522 and was given a USPC in 45 by a friend for safe keeping. Yeah, I know, everyone should have at least one friend like him...He paid $560. This was before prices went nuts.

    In the East Coast, HK sells for approx $900 and the Glock for $500 Base Line. HK does have its own in-house forging which helps quality control.
  12. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

    Dont let the others confuse you.
    Try to make it simplest as possible:
    Go to range, rent both guns and see how u feel them on your hands such as grip, recoil and accuracy.
    Second, follow your heart and your budget. The gun itself is what you will be depending your life with.
    Just my 2c, hope it helps.

    Ps: I'm a Glock owner, i own 2 and i love my Glocks! They're the best to me but it doesn't mean the best to you.
  13. nccinstaller

    nccinstaller New Member

    I have both an hk and a couple glocks. i cant say anything bad about either brand. I find the hk to be a little more accurate and fit n finish better also but not dramaticlly different. I dont think u can go wrong with either try both for sure
  14. TekST165

    TekST165 New Member

    +1 for Glock.
    Found an article written by a glock owner, who completely thrashed his model 19. This guy burried it in sand, put a 1,000 rnds thru it. Burried it in mud, put a 1,000 rnds thru it. burried it in snow, put a 1,000 rnds thru it. Ran over it with an ford explorer, put a 1,000 rnds thru it. threw it out of a plane, put a 1,000 rnds thru it. The just dont die.

    On a side come walther gets no love here? I own a ppq...and its by far my favorite pistol that ive ever shot.
  15. 1stMarine

    1stMarine New Member

    Glock, they just seem to understand what makes a pistol "good". Perfect grip angle,very comfortable, very light, very accurate, very reliable, very simple. Thing is though for the most part if you pick one up and don't like it, chances are you never will. H&K gets it right too, I just personally know them for their rifles and submachineguns and not so much in the way of pistols. (Wonder if its possible/ practical to make a rollerlock pistol... oh well question for another day). H&K is also more traditional in their pistols as opposed to Glock, using a hammer instead of striker, or steel instead of ceremics.

    Never Forget.