New Glock fanboy

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by blackxpress, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. blackxpress

    blackxpress New Member

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    This past Saturday, after 30 years of handgun ownership, I finally bought my first Glock. A G20 SF gen 3. All I can say is, WOW!!! I bought it at a place that has an indoor range so I was able to shoot it right away. I put 100 rounds through it on Saturday and was just blown away by how good it shoots even compared to my M&P 40 which up to now was my EDC gun. A few days ago I took both of them and had Truglo TFO sights installed on them so, of course, I had to go to the range today and try them out. I put 100 rounds through the M&P first. It was its usual sweet shooting self and I was a little more accurate than usual with the new sights. Then I put it away and pulled out the Glock and man, oh man! It made my M&P 40 seem like a pea shooter. Equally as accurate if not more so. Very comfortable in my somewhat huge hands in spite of the extra recoil. Granted I was shooting PMC target ammo and not full power loads but I don't have any doubt the recoil will be plenty manageable once I get a hold of some of the hot stuff. This is also my first experience with 10mm and I just can't for the life of me understand why the 10mm round is not more popular. It doesn't kick any more than a 357 magnum (actually less than a short barreled 357) and it doesn't kick nearly as hard as a .44 mag. Yes, it's a fairly large gun for a semi-auto but not really any bigger than a full framed .45. I bought a custom made Stoner OWB holster for it and I hardly even notice I'm carrying it. I have also carried it in the Comp-tac IWB holster that goes with my M&P 40. It's a little snug but it does fit and even with my shirt tucked in it isn't too bad to carry all day. The trick to carrying a big gun is to get a good holster for it. Oh well, now I'm rambling but I just can't quit gushing about how much I love my new Glock 20. Can't understand why everybody doesn't buy one.
     
  2. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What do you like about it compared with other handguns and what does it do better.? Everyone has their preferences I personally wouldn't have one about me unless someone give me one then I would sell it. Poor trigger don't like the grip angle in fact there is nothing I can think of that I like about the Glock. PS As long as you like it enjoy.
     
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  3. JW357

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    I'm not gonna rain on your parade, but I agree with Manta. It just doesn't fit my hand right.

    But I'm glad you enjoy it and have already put a fair amount of rounds through it. Treat it right and it'll treat you right. Congrats.
     
  4. Jagermeister

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    I use to own a Glock 17 back in the day (89 or 90). It was ok, but I sold it. I like their knives though. I always carry a few. They are cheap, good for dirty jobs and easily thrown away. Like all their products. Here is the old carry holster I got from Austria, and one of their knives that I own. The knives cost around 20 euros!
     

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  5. Chubbyhawaiian

    Chubbyhawaiian New Member

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    I share your enthusiasm with the new glock purchase. I just got my first one today and love it. I got the 30s. For me the best part is its pretty compatible with most of my holsters for my xd9 subcompact. And its lighter. I just put 450 rounds down range with it and had a few hiccups though. I had one fail to feed/jam with winchester ranger +p le hollow points, and a fail to eject on a Remington golden saber. When the Remington went off it felt weak and weird so I'm guessing it was just a dud which is why it didn't cycle. No issues at all with PMC hardball though.
     
  6. fupuk

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    I bought a 21 for a carry weapon a few months ago. This is my second glock and ive never had any problems out of them at all except when I used a Korean made magazine out of my glock 17. They are fairly inexpensive and accurate. The only thing ive done with either of them is paint the front sight with green nail polish. Good luck with your purchase.
     
  7. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    Whatever floats your boat. Try not to OD on the Kool-Aid.
     
  8. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    i was very hesitant when i bought my first glock but have not regreted yet,it actually became my primary cc pistol.
     
  9. KG7IL

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    Congratulations on your new purchase. 10mm should be fun.
    I'll stay on the 'Don't like the trigger and grip" side. Glad it fits your hand well.
     
  10. Warrior1256

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    Congrats. I, too, had been a firearm owner for decades before purchasing a Glock. When I was working in corrections the Glock 21SF was my last duty gun. Was so impressed with it I bought one of my own shortly after retirement. Has been my primary carry gun since.
     
  11. blackxpress

    blackxpress New Member

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    I can understand that. The reason I hadn't bought a Glock before now is because of the trigger and grip. My M&P 40 was my first DAO handgun and it took me a long time to get used to that trigger. When I bought that gun I narrowed it down to the M&P and a Glock 22. I chose the M&P because it felt so much better in my hand (in the store). I bought the G20 primarily because of the caliber. Had always wanted a 10mm and the G20 was available and affordable. Just holding it in the store it felt like holding a brick but I bought it anyway. What I discovered was that it feels great in my hand when I'm actually shooting it. The grip angle doesn't feel the least bit awkward to me. As for the trigger, I like it better than the M&P. Not near as much travel, more positive reset and the pull is lighter.
     
  12. AR10

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    As a NRA CRSO, the guns most reliable on the range are often times Glocks. Keep your finger off the trigger until you see your sights on the target. Keep your clothing free of your dedicated Glock holster as you reholster. Obey all gun safety rules, and Glocks will treat you pretty well.
     
  13. Warrior1256

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    The 21 was also my first Glock. It was my lasy duty weapon before I retired. Liked it so well I bought one of my own.
     
  14. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I like mine alot. Its pretty light weight considering the fire power it holds. And It conceals very well also.
     
  15. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think the M&P's slide is a better design for those with a physical disability, but if the Glock works for you then great.

    I currently own a 17 Gen 4. It works, which is what I wanted from the pistol.

    I think half the whining and crying about Glocks is emotional baggage and the other half are people who don't know how to shoot a pistol. I've shot Glocks, HK's, SAI XD's, Rugers, SiG's, S&W M&P's, 1911's from various manufacturers, and other random makes and models I can't recall at the moment.

    From all the shooting I've done, I've never shot any specific semi-auto pistol so much better than the others that I just had to have a specific make or model. All of them can easily and repeatedly hit a playing card at 15 yards with factory ball ammunition and most are quite a bit more accurate than that.
     
  16. PotageeMilitant

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    A wise man once told me, "A GLOCK is like the ugly chick you take home that ends up blowing your mind because she's willing to do whatever it takes to keep you happy."

    When you're in a gun shop and you're looking for a new "toy", you're looking for something sexy, sleek, and downright nasty... You've got your Sigs, M&Ps, 1911s, and even some Comp ready pistols on the wall... And then you've got your GLOCKs. Flat black, NO chrome, NO shiny steel, NO buttons or obvious switches, just a plain ole pistol.

    I would dare to say that this is what deters MOST from the GLOCK. Yes, some have given it a chance and found that it didn't fit them well after going thru hundreds of rounds (Ya' can't win 'em all right?). But one of the things that makes a GLOCK so good is its ergonomics. That and its attention to simplicity (if that even makes sense). It just feels natural.
     
  17. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would rather take a good looking chick home that is willing to do what ever I want. But if people are happy with ugly chicks that's fine some people have lower standards. :)
     
  18. JW357

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    I literally don't think I've ever heard of someone saying a Glock has superior ergos as compared to, say, an M&P. Or a 1911. Or even a Sig, which I tend to like less than some others, because it has a high bore axis. Still better ergos than a Glock.

    My opinion, of course. That, and the fact that I've heard plenty of Glock lovers complain about their ergos.
     
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  19. DeltaF

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    Glock fits my hand better than any of the others. But that's probably because my Glock 22 beat my hand into submission after firing tens of thousands of rounds with its crappy recoil. :D
     
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