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This is not a Glock kool-aid post...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    ...despite how it might come across. :)

    I am not trying to make a definitive value statement or trying to start any heated debates. I am merely putting into print a thought that crossed my mind today.

    It really is funny how things work out sometimes. I was never really fond of Glocks. They just did nothing for me. In fact I did not like polymer guns at all. I did start to see a place for Glocks in my collection when I discovered the sub-compacts and did buy a couple of them. Then along came the Springfield Armory XD series.

    Now these were what I thought Glock should have been all along. I liked the styling better, I liked the addition of the grip safety, I liked the cocking indicator, I liked the loaded chamber flag, and I just liked the overall feel of the gun. I thought for sure these would push my Glocks right out of the picture.

    Flash forward about a year and now both of my XD's are gone and my baby Glocks are still loved and trusted companions. It is funny how initial impressions do not pan out sometimes. Every now and then the ugly duckling grows on you are out performs it's rival. :)

    For those of you that want to think this is just a kool-aid post no matter what I say...

    Glock-Aid.jpg
     
  2. Weebs

    Weebs Clackamas County Member

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    Glocks come in and out of my life faster than the girls I date. (that's pretty fast actually)

    To each their own!
     
  3. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Now thats a t-shirt logo...lol
     
  4. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Still have no glocks.
    Don't want one yet, either.
    meh.
    to each his or her own.
     
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    This one never fails to crack me up:

    howaglockworks.gif
     
  6. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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    I thought for awhile about pickin' up a Glock but I shoot a lot of lead and since I like my hands so much, I went with the XD.

    Maybe thats why Kool Aid man is standing in a puddle...he knows of his impending doom.
     
  7. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Classic!
     
  8. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    Okay. NOW i feel gyped.

    Please finish the story on what it is about the glocks made you like them more than the XDs in the end!!!
    (I am curious as I am stuck between baby glock, xd and sig 239 for a carry piece!)

    Geeze Playboy.
    :poke:
     
  9. packman

    packman coast Active Member

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    i shot a few glocks and didn't like the way they felt in my hand
    then at a defensive handgun course we put our guns on the ground and
    changed positions and shot unfamiliar guns. when i saw an xd i thought
    **** i'm not going to like this thing then my mind was changed after a few
    rounds, but still don't have one. it's a 1911 thing i guess
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    My advice is always go to the range and rent the guns you are considering buying first, there is no "right" gun for everyone and someone will always put brand x down. I'm not brand loyal personally I would buy a model if it fits the specs I'm looking for. My Picture I posted was as a joke, I certainly wouldn't want to dissuade someone from buying a Glock if it does what they want. I carry an LCP or a XD40 subcompact depending on the weather and dress, but just because those fit my needs doesn't mean it will fit the next persons.
     
  11. NWMoss

    NWMoss Lost, permanently... Member

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    Guess it's time to visit The Place to Shoot for me!
     
  12. Contento

    Contento Seattle Member

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    If you had an XDm instead of an XD it would never leave your hand!
     
  13. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Until they put out a Sub Compact XDm I will hang onto the XD
     
  14. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    A sub-compact XDm would be something I would be interested in too.
     
  15. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    It's probably in the works.