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I didn't want to want a Glock, but...

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by NoviceSquared, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    I've finally settled on a carry piece, after trying a few other options.

    Compact 1911, LC9, LCP, sp101, 4516. None of them were quite right.

    I left Glock last on my list, because I didn't want to like it. But durn it, I do like it. A lot. O_O

    Is there something wrong with me? Did someone slip me some kool-aid when I wasn't looking?

    My old-fashioned John-Browning, wheel-gun, all-polymer-guns-are-garbage friends are gonna give me heck, but I'm happy. :)
     
  2. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    They are first on my list, but glad you came around. Hands down the go to gun! Easy to use, reliable, and plenty of stuff out there for them. I have argued with guys over it but my $500 dollar glock shot better groups (FOR ME) than either of my 12-1500 dollar 1911's! I would rather own three Glocks that function and are reliable than one 1911 that is nice to look at. IMHO.
    And here comes the incoming artillery in 5....4....3....2....1....
     
  3. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    I didn't want a Glock either... now I have three.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there's definitely something wrong with you, but it's not too late! Just leave the Glock on my doorstep in a brown paper bag and I'll dispose of it for you. No one needs to know about it but you and me..........Oh yeah, and all the other forum members here.

    Seriously. I tried a Glock several years ago and tried to like it, but I just couldn't shoot the thing worth a darn. Nothing wrong with the pistol. I'm just so used to 1911's and wheel guns that anything else just feels wrong in my hand, but if it works for you, good on ya!
     
  5. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    I see nothing wrong with the Glock, I have a couple. I used to hate them. I've "come around", but from an ergonomics standpoint, even though I carry one daily, I still prefer my Smith & Wesson M&P.
     
  6. Glockman19

    Glockman19 Hillsboro Active Member

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    No Kool Aid needed...... A Glock is a Glock and a lot of People will trash them their entire life because Glocks dont fit their hand. I chose a Glock because they are simple and reliable. I will probably buy another one and I will buy other brands of pistols as well. Dont let the Glock Haters get you down, There are just as many Pro Glock people out there so you have back up:thumbup:
     
  7. m469699

    m469699 Beaverton Member

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    I was a 1911 snob having used them exclusively and still owning 6 even after selling a few. Now use a Glock and looking get a few more! And I don't even think I'm sick. I just like the concept of a simple, reliable pistol that is relatively inexpensive. Before too long, I will probably use Glocks primarily. Strangely, there are Glock snobs even amongst Glocksters. :D
     
  8. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Glocks are like pull on diapers. They may like like big boy drawers, but the are still diapers.
     
  9. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    Here we go. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I doubt a single person on here would question my love of good, old fashions, all steel firearms. The shinier the better. But what have I been carrying lately? I alternate between my Glock 33 and my S&W M&P40c. It just depends on the weather and which holster I am wearing.
     
  11. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    How does the weather affect the choice?
     
  12. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    If the weather is cooler and I have an undershirt on I wear my hybrid holster and the Glock 33. if the weather is warmer and I am just wearing an untucked printed t-shirt I wear my N82 Tactical holster and the M&P40c that fits it.
     
  13. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    I see.

    I strongly considered getting one of those, but with only the one small belt clip it seemed like the cant would be all over the place. Am I just letting my imagination run away with me?
     
  14. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The holster is very stable. The rear of the holster has a very good grip to it.

     
  15. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    Alright, I'll try one out sometime.

    Also, add me to the list of people who'd like to buy you a beer (not a euphemism. ...Well, we'll see how it goes).
     
  16. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    We get along just fine at my house.
    Dave
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  17. hackercat13

    hackercat13 Steilacoom, WA Active Member

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    I love my Glock 17, but the grips are a bit blocky for me (I have small, thick hands). I picked up a M&P (love the grips, hate the trigger) and a Springfield XD. Shooting the bejesus out of them all, and when a winner emerges, I'll buy a second! All that said, it's my Glock in the bedside gun vault.
     
  18. rsmccsman

    rsmccsman Hillsboro Go Blazers!

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    Well if they help you not get poop running down your leg then what's wrong with that?
     
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    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    I like this one!
     
  20. NoviceSquared

    NoviceSquared portland Member

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    Diapers that can shoot out bullets at 1000 feet per second, yes, I agree. A flawless simile.
     
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