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qbi2001
05-01-2010, 7:16 PM
I have always been a metal gun kind of guy. Wheelguns, 1911's, Sigs. anything but a glock. However yesterday I went to look at a new 44mag revolver and ended up putting a G35 on its 10 day wait. Now i have to start reloading for 40s&w. What did I get myself into.

trob
05-01-2010, 7:18 PM
i think everyone should have 1.

dont really need more than that, but i think it should be in everyone's collection.

Sinixstar
05-01-2010, 7:32 PM
i think everyone should have 1.

dont really need more than that, but i think it should be in everyone's collection.

Agreed.
Once you spend some time shooting it, they grow on you very quickly.

nick
05-01-2010, 7:39 PM
You got yourself into having an accurate and reliable handgun in .40 that will last you for a lifetime. Congratulations! :)

My first gun was a G35, and it's still one of my favorites.

stormvet
05-01-2010, 7:42 PM
I would buy one if a good deal came up 19 or 26 only.

Sajedene
05-01-2010, 7:54 PM
i think everyone should have 1.

dont really need more than that, but i think it should be in everyone's collection.

Or two or three :)

You made a fine choice.

Range report!

eastershawn
05-01-2010, 8:16 PM
i had a glock 21 and sold it to buy a springfield 1911 loaded. i like the 1911 a lot, but i kinda wish i kept the glock. the 1911 is super accurate, but the glock is more relable. i have only had a few problems with my 1911, but i had ZERO problems with my glock. plus there is nothing easier to disassemble and clean than a glock. good choice.

plan-b
05-01-2010, 9:43 PM
I felt the same way when I bought my Glock 19 (except for having to look for .40 :D). I figured I should have one if I was gonna build up a collection of any sort. I look at it like a Toyota Camry. Reasonably priced. Extremely reliable. Lots of people have them so there's a lot of aftermarket support in parts & accessories. But like a Camry, it's nothing to get really excited about. You'll be happy shooting it after you get used to the grip angle. It goes kaboom every time and you won't feel bad abusing it a little.

Johansenk
05-01-2010, 9:46 PM
Toyota Camry


If you pull the trigger too hard, will it go full auto?

aca72
05-01-2010, 9:46 PM
"why I bought a glock"

Simple...
You were seeking perfection.

Enjoy your new GLOCK!

Sinixstar
05-01-2010, 9:49 PM
If you pull the trigger too hard, will it go full auto?

One can only dream...

advocatusdiaboli
05-01-2010, 11:27 PM
i think everyone should have 1. dont really need more than that, but i think it should be in everyone's collection.

+1
It is a well-designed firearm, the Glock Safe Action Pistol. No one should not have at least one. Or two. Some of us like Sigs and H&Ks as well and others. But say what you will about the Glock, and I do since I like Sigs, it gets the job done for many who ask no more than that. And that's saying something.

Rock_Islander
05-01-2010, 11:33 PM
I own two 1911s. I am a down to the bones 1911 man.

But, I love shooting my friends' Glocks. They are very accurate. Very light. I HATE the grip shape and angle on them, but I love their low bore axis (almost as low as the 1911's). Overall they're great guns... Oh yeah especially if you consider the price.

I wouldn't feel guilty about buying a Glock at all. Heck I'm thinking about buying one sometime myself.

1911Operator
05-01-2010, 11:39 PM
TRAAADERRRR!!! jk, my first gun was plastic, then i recycled it. where do you think i put my leftovers in? hahahahha, they are nice, a little too top heavy for me and kind of snappy. but, its not hard to get used to. its kind of confusing if you shoot your 1911 and switch off to your glock.

wrightb
05-01-2010, 11:40 PM
Some guns will treat you as good as you treat them, I can give my Glock a cleveland steamer and it'll still love me!

Rock_Islander
05-01-2010, 11:59 PM
TRAAADERRRR!!! jk, my first gun was plastic, then i recycled it. where do you think i put my leftovers in? hahahahha, they are nice, a little too top heavy for me and kind of snappy. but, its not hard to get used to. its kind of confusing if you shoot your 1911 and switch off to your glock.

I hear you man! I'm not a traitor yet, I haven't actually bought the plastic pistol. Haha.

But yeah, 1911s are real easy to get used to. My buddy shot mine today and told me:

"I shouldn't have even bought all this 9mm reloading stuff for my 9's. I shoulda just got .45 components and bought a 1911."

After a quick 50 round session or so with the legendary slim gripped steel pistol, its hard not to fall in love.

The Glock's almost in the same category in impressiveness from the first time shooting it, I mean it's not quite as comfortable to hold, but it's definitely a performance gun.

1911Operator
05-02-2010, 12:13 AM
I hear you man! I'm not a traitor yet, I haven't actually bought the plastic pistol. Haha.

But yeah, 1911s are real easy to get used to. My buddy shot mine today and told me:

"I shouldn't have even bought all this 9mm reloading stuff for my 9's. I shoulda just got .45 components and bought a 1911."

After a quick 50 round session or so with the legendary slim gripped steel pistol, its hard not to fall in love.

The Glock's almost in the same category in impressiveness from the first time shooting it, I mean it's not quite as comfortable to hold, but it's definitely a performance gun.
lol, yeah they are awesome all around, but its nice to have one too. I just bought a para warthog this morning. I dint even the frame was alloy till I took a close look at the specs. Im really glad its alloy too, since its a tiny gun, its the same weight as a G30 and holds the same 10rds of 45acp but with the platform of a 1911.

five.five-six
05-02-2010, 12:15 AM
don't feel bad, I bought 2... and a highpoint... you'll feel better once you have sold it

Rock_Islander
05-02-2010, 12:25 AM
lol, yeah they are awesome all around, but its nice to have one too. I just bought a para warthog this morning. I dint even the frame was alloy till I took a close look at the specs. Im really glad its alloy too, since its a tiny gun, its the same weight as a G30 and holds the same 10rds of 45acp but with the platform of a 1911.

Nice gun. I like those Warthogs. Congrats.

1911Operator
05-02-2010, 12:39 AM
Nice gun. I like those Warthogs. Congrats.

thanks, ill let you know how much the hospital bill is when I snap my wrist in half or my hand falls off shooting +p out of it. hahahahha

Sinixstar
05-02-2010, 12:42 AM
TRAAADERRRR!!! jk, my first gun was plastic, then i recycled it. where do you think i put my leftovers in? hahahahha, they are nice, a little too top heavy for me and kind of snappy. but, its not hard to get used to. its kind of confusing if you shoot your 1911 and switch off to your glock.

I find the opposite to be true. When I go from my glock back to my 1911, i have to be careful else I just bump fire the hell out of my 1911....

1911Operator
05-02-2010, 12:47 AM
Nice gun. I like those Warthogs. Congrats.

thanks, ill let you know how much the hospital bill is when I snap my wrist in half or my hand falls off shooting +p out of it. hahahahha

bsg
05-02-2010, 4:45 AM
i owned Glocks in the past and fully intend on at least replacing the G26. i may even replace the G17 and G19....

-Brady

liberty08
05-02-2010, 5:18 AM
I like my Glock a lot and it's a model 30sf. Never one problem and pretty accurate for the money. I always do the monthly clean and lube like the manual says to.

VictorFranko
05-02-2010, 5:24 AM
The title of this thread should have read:

"Not sure why I did it... but I bought my FIRST glock"

Once you get to shooting it, there will be another in your future!

limitdown
05-02-2010, 5:46 AM
I own various handguns including 2 glocks, 1 H&K, 1 Sig and a 1911. They are all very fun to shoot.

Midian
05-02-2010, 6:31 AM
I find them reprehensibly unattractive and that grip is a pig. But I have never fired one. An XD is as close as I came. =)

However...

I'd certainly try one in .45 ACP or .40, and if it likes me and purrs, I'll take it home.

qbi2001
05-02-2010, 7:56 AM
I realize that there is a very large following for the brand. So not everyone can be wrong. I'm sure it will be an fine firearm. Just need to put a couple hundred rounds through it first, before I make up my mind.

proraptor
05-02-2010, 8:24 AM
Man I love my glocks....I was looking at getting an XD but saw how easy it was to take apart the glock trigger assembly and had to have one

MarioS
05-03-2010, 1:12 AM
Congrats. You'll enjoy it. I think you'll also enjoy all the availability of .40S&W ammo/components right now. .40S&W stuff is everywhere.

jdewolf
05-03-2010, 1:17 AM
You'll learn to love 'em. I remember way back in the day my buddy was into Glocks [well we were kids] and I told them they looked f'n ugly. To me they looked like a gun made out of lego's. I kept that in mind up until the point where I actually got to fire a gun for the first time. Granted the gun was still ugly... but there was an undeniable dark attraction as well.

So I ended up buying a G17 and in a few short months I'll probably own a 21SF. At some point I'll own a P226 because that was a close 2nd place when I was purchasing and a 1911 because some are really beautiful and they have heritage. That's a few years down the line however.

nrvnqsrxk
05-03-2010, 1:31 AM
Where are the pictures?

Congrats on the purchase!

Got10/22?
05-05-2010, 6:03 AM
Congrats!! I still have my 1st Gen G17, never had any issues with it.

ZombieTactics
05-05-2010, 6:15 AM
Join usssssss, be one of ussssss.

DArBad
05-05-2010, 9:10 AM
Congratulation on the purchase!!!

VARIETY in your collection is what you accomplished and its a good thing. Besides, Glocks are rugged pieces--- I am sure you know that already!

23 Blast
05-05-2010, 11:16 AM
I'm in the same boat - after years of being repulsed by plastic guns, I joined the dark side and bought a G19. Like it has been likened to a Toyota Camry - reliable, good quality, reasonable price, but nothing special and nobody oohs and aahs over it.

Mine had issues in the first two mags, but ran fine after that. As far as accuracy, not bad but I doubt i'd win any competitions with it. But then, that's what my 1911 is for! :D

BMWguy206
05-05-2010, 1:38 PM
My first Glock was a G35. 2nd one is a G17. My next handgun could be a 1911 though. Just deciding what kind to get.

Congrats though to the OP.

teflondog
05-05-2010, 2:24 PM
Congratulations. Everytime I plan to buy a Glock, I always end up liking another gun at the store. The first time I ended up buying a USP. The last time I ended up liking the M&P, which is next on my list.