Why I don't own a Glock

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by kde71450, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. kde71450

    kde71450 New Member

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    I love my Ruger SR40c (have to get that out of the way)
    I like some features that Glock has. i like the interchangeability of their mags into any model of same caliber. I like their very pronounced reset. I don't like their feel in my hand. (the Ruger beats them in that by far). I appreciate the Ruger safety trigger (Very Glock like). But in the same sense that's all the safety you get with a Glock. It's not a definitive Bad vs Good. its a matter of personnel choice. They say safety is a mental exercise. The gun instructor i had side works as a personnel body guard, so a manual safety obviously slows him down. I also believe Glocks not very forgiving. They are finicky, and maybe a bit too unforgiving to a novice. maybe sometime time in the future, I'll change my mind. Right now price wise , quality wise ill stick with Ruger & Smith & Wesson (in that order).
     
  2. dutchs

    dutchs New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have Ruger, Glock and Springfield, I like them all for various reasons for each. Isn't this a great country where we can all make these choices!!!! Ohhhh. I went S&W with my AR......sweet!

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  3. kde71450

    kde71450 New Member

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    Yes it is sweet "Freedom Of Choice' and let the market place rule.
     
  4. tater

    tater New Member

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    I have 1 Glock wish I had my money instead.
     
  5. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've never even tried a Glock :eek:.
     
  6. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I love my Glock, I swear by them :)
     
  7. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    What's a Glock? ;)
     
  8. tater

    tater New Member

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    A over rated hunk of black plastic made in a country other than the USA:D





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  9. LCR-lover

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    I had a Glock 21 for 5 or 6 years and sold it, just never could bond with it.
     
  10. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    You tell me ;)
     
  11. kde71450

    kde71450 New Member

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    I had a bit more sympathy here than in the other forum i posted this in. My brother-in-law (retired Police Captain) his service gun was a Colt Python .357 Magnum. (He liked the stopping power of the .357 mag). he told me if he would ever get a semi auto, It would be a Sig Sauer. he did not like Glocks. Its not a matter of hate with me. Next time i go shooting with my friend, I will ask him to bring his 90's Glock with us. I just think being so new, I have heard stories of mishaps with Glocks. I am a very utilitarian type of person. What looks HIP or COOL isn't my thing. It's what works for me. I view Ruger as the Everyman's (Or women) gun. There is a balance between quality and price. at $399.00 for my SR40C, that puts the gun in a category that says the 2nd Amendment isn't just for the RICH. believe me if you can afford a &5K-$6K custom handgun, believe me you show me one of those and i'll give OOHS & AAHS all day long (it's like you are driving your family sedan or SUV and a Ferrari passes you, and a big smile comes to your face) .
     
  12. kde71450

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    If i ever hit Lotto, I would buy one of everything Ruger makes (Except the LCR, that i would buy in every caliber made... it does look sooo cool, and that 22LR version bets its a blast to shoot, and cheap to shoot also). then i would add the M&P40c and the Springfield Xd-S. just to mix the collection up a bit.
     
  13. LT2108

    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Could not of said it better myself, Dutchs !!
     
  14. EasyCZ

    EasyCZ Member

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    Ruger, S&W, CZ, Sig, Glock, Colt, it's all good. When it comes to firearms, I'm "Pro Choice".
     
  15. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    Parent company is not in the US, but they are made in the USA now.
     
  16. tater

    tater New Member

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    When did this happen?:confused:
     
  17. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    Assembly has been happening in Smyrna, GA for years, but now they are doing fabrication in GA too and the slides/frames are now marked made in USA instead of Austria.
     
  18. Rking1550

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  19. MikeInVegas

    MikeInVegas New Member

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    You know, I've got nothing against a Glock per se...but I've shot them in the past and just didn't think they felt right in my hand. Lots of guys I know love 'em. Me, not so much.
     
  20. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Don't own one. Can't remember if I ever fired one. Well.....I do have what I call my "Po' man's Glock." a SW40VE or Sigma.