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chrisf
05-25-2012, 7:14 PM
Some of those who seen my post know I HATE GLOCKS but; Today I was shooting at chabot and tried a guys glock 19c??? I think. It was sweet. I may now go get one :D As much as I hate to admit it.....

morrcarr67
05-25-2012, 7:17 PM
Sorry. I've shot them and I still don't like them.

Moto
05-25-2012, 7:22 PM
Why would anyone hate Glocks?
It's like hating puppies. Who does that?

PandaLuv
05-25-2012, 7:23 PM
Some of those who seen my post know I HATE GLOCKS but; Today I was shooting at chabot and tried a guys glock 19c??? I think. It was sweet. I may now go get one :D As much as I hate to admit it.....

LMAO!


so this whole time you were bad mouthing it without even trying it first...
lol jk

dem0critus
05-25-2012, 7:25 PM
I don't hate on glocks but I just don't like the way they feel, and don't know how you can compare a glock trigger to that of a 1911 or some of the other autos out there. I could get used to it tho.

But hey, according to the interwebz they're more dependable than anything else apparently. I won't lie, I will certainly buy one myself soon.

chrisf
05-25-2012, 7:25 PM
LMAO!


so this whole time you were bad mouthing it without even trying it first...
lol jk
No I've shot one before. It must have been a lemon or just the model I didn't like or something. :confused:

PandaLuv
05-25-2012, 7:25 PM
Why would anyone hate Glocks?
It's like hating puppies. Who does that?

who compares puppies to glocks?

wtf....

chrisf
05-25-2012, 7:25 PM
First shot dead center from I think 15 yards.

rubber duckie
05-25-2012, 7:26 PM
Why would anyone hate Glocks?


because i have 2 airsoft KWA glocks that feel like the real thing. if i wanted to shoot a toy, i would go shoot bbs in my garage.

.45 ftw!
05-25-2012, 7:27 PM
I love mine. They're awesome if you hate cleaning stuff ;)

PandaLuv
05-25-2012, 7:28 PM
because i have 2 airsoft KWA glocks that feel like the real thing. if i wanted to shoot a toy, i would go shoot bbs in my garage.

lmao!


no! RUN DUCKIE! HERE THEY COME!!!!


:hide:

MyGlock17
05-25-2012, 7:31 PM
Some of those who seen my post know I HATE GLOCKS but; Today I was shooting at chabot and tried a guys glock 19c??? I think. It was sweet. I may now go get one :D As much as I hate to admit it.....

You know what Chrisf..I was just like you a few year back...I hated Glocks and was more into 1911s and revolvers...It took me a while to get use to the way they look..But after a while it started to look sexy as hell to me for some reason..The more you read into Glocks and the more you watch videos of them you start to really fall in love with them...So i bought my 1st Glock 17...Wasn't in love with it right away i didn't like the trigger..So i bought the 3.5lb trigger connector and man it made a huge difference for me...I changed the sights also to TRUGLO TFO sights and love them..Believe it or not my brother is also in love with my Glock 17 and he wants to trade me his HK USP .40 for it lol...But you know what i love my Glock to much to trade it in...But yeah man it's not about jumping in the bandwagon...Cause i sure didn't feel that way when i bought mine..Shoot i was a 1911 guy if anything...Plus you can do so much to a Glock so many accessories for it...Good luck on your purchase if you ever decide to get one..I know you hated Glocks before but trust me you won't regret it....

VictorFranko
05-25-2012, 7:31 PM
They're awesome if you hate cleaning stuff

and they're awesome if you like cleaning stuff (read easy to clean).

mc21
05-25-2012, 7:37 PM
Why would anyone hate Glocks?
It's like hating puppies. Who does that?


It's like hating ugly puppies. I've done that.


because i have 2 airsoft KWA glocks that feel like the real thing. if i wanted to shoot a toy, i would go shoot bbs in my garage.

Great idea! Now I can get a fix in between range visits.:D

den888
05-25-2012, 7:42 PM
I always hated Glocks until I shot my friend's G19. Then, I went over to the "dark side" and bought a few.

AK all day
05-25-2012, 7:42 PM
Glock is the firearm I am around most, as a matter of fact, the only other pistol I have shot besides .22s was a beretta 92. I personally love the reliability, looks, and overall design. The recoil on the other had is pretty snappy. Also, I really love Wood furniture and I can't get wood On a Glock... Haha it's good to hear you have stopped being a "gun racist". All guns work, except IO AKs....

Vomtaylor
05-25-2012, 7:44 PM
Glocks rule.... One of the best battle handguns (IMO) it's like the ak47 of pistols.

gregshin
05-25-2012, 7:49 PM
I own tricked out g34 I love longer sight radius but wait till u get the cz bug best all steel bang for the buck

BlackDrop50
05-25-2012, 8:08 PM
G29 FTW

drkphibr
05-25-2012, 8:09 PM
Sorry. I've shot them and I still don't like them.

+1 ^

erskatedoc
05-25-2012, 8:13 PM
Me Too

Shot a G17 9mm - I was at the range with my wilson 45 and Sig p220. My buddy showed up with his glock 17. I shot 20 rounds. I was suprised how light the gun was.

Overall fun and easy to shoot - May have to add one to the collection.

Moto
05-25-2012, 8:27 PM
It's like hating ugly puppies. I've done that.


Sir, How dare you!

:cool2:

Moto
05-25-2012, 8:28 PM
Me Too

Shot a G17 9mm - I was at the range with my wilson 45 and Sig p220. My buddy showed up with his glock 17. I shot 20 rounds. I was suprised how light the gun was.

Overall fun and easy to shoot - May have to add one to the collection.

You should! :)

daybreak
05-25-2012, 8:33 PM
I know there are people who shoot glocks and then Hate them. But it sure sounds like there are people who hate glocks who haven't shot them, then shoot them, then love them.

Glad you didn't get a lemon this time around OP, and cool that you got a second go at them.

far from tactical
05-25-2012, 8:52 PM
welcome to the glock family

Joe
05-25-2012, 8:55 PM
Sorry. I've shot them and I still don't like them.

It's alright. No ones perfect

fullspeed1
05-25-2012, 8:59 PM
It's alright. No ones perfect

Well, At least Glocks are;)

Fishslayer
05-25-2012, 9:11 PM
A G19c was the first glop I ever fired. It had a worked trigger & Trijicon sights. Tore a ragged hole in the black at 10 yards.:eek:

I was pretty shocked by the accuracy and the grip works really well for me.

Still think the fanboiz are a bunch of annoying jackwagons...:p

A proper handgun is made of metal and it has a hammer.

giantsfan
05-25-2012, 9:14 PM
I bought a G20 before I even knew what a Glock was..took it to the range and was just blown away by how nice it was to shoot..then I sold it..that was a mistake.

Then I fell out of love with how they look..damn they just aren't that good looking. But damn they are dependable, shoot straight for the most part and have TONS of options..so I'm getting one. G19 or G23..tossed up about the Gen4 thing and my permit though so I think I'll get a Gen3 although the mag release on the 4 is PERFECT..there is a used one for sale on the private firearms side but the guy wants $600 for it..and another Gen3 for $500..

Gonna get one really soon..damn ugly but it's my best option out there.

fullspeed1
05-25-2012, 9:49 PM
I always hated Glocks until I shot my friend's G19. Then, I went over to the "dark side" and bought a few.

Same thing happened to me....I bad mouthed Glocks until I actually shot my buddies G19, Then I ended up purchasing 3 Glocks within the next year.

pyromensch
05-25-2012, 9:52 PM
never hated glocks...just never felt right for me


reminds me of the adds that s&w, had in the 80's against ruger ,(revolvers), 'thick is great, for meatloaf', or something like that.

stormvet
05-25-2012, 10:16 PM
Why would anyone hate any gun. Its a tool, you may prefer to use a one tool over another for various reasons but to invest that much emotion into a steel and plastic object is silly.

Shoot-it
05-25-2012, 10:20 PM
G19 handle is to thick i like the xd feel better.the g23 is not a bad fitting gun.Last gun i shot was a friends Taurus Beretta clone that thing was sweet very accurate .

CSACANNONEER
05-25-2012, 10:27 PM
I've shot a lot of Glocks. I've owned one for about the last six years ('cause I got it cheap) and, I STILL DON'T LIKE THEM!

stormvet
05-25-2012, 10:29 PM
G19 & 23 are the same size gun. The grips are the same.

straykiller
05-25-2012, 11:14 PM
Sorry. I've shot them and I still don't like them.

+1, they dont feel good at all in my hands, sigs on the other hand feel fantastic.

zfields
05-25-2012, 11:19 PM
I hate how they feel, but I shoot them good.


Still cant bring myself to buy one.

Mr.1904
05-25-2012, 11:48 PM
@rubber duckie.

Are you serious?

cwin
05-26-2012, 12:01 AM
When I first started shooting many years ago, I tried a Glock and hated it. Recently, I rented one at the range for the heck of it and ended up loving it. I just picked up a NIB OD Glock 17 today, my second Glock purchase.

Oceanbob
05-26-2012, 1:04 AM
First Glock 17 (Gen1) in 1987 ish. Until then I shot, built and owned 1911s in .45. Some custom (still have a Jim Hoag).....

Took the new GLOCK to an outdoor range; not many people had seen the plastic gun yet........most of my time was letting others shoot it. Bought another, exactly the same model. Then bought 2 GLOCK 23s (gen 2s) 2 GLOCK 20s (Gen2) 2 GLOCK 21s (Gen2)....it never stops. Bought and sold dozens of them as the years passed.

In the meantime, still buy and own 1911s Beretta's, Smith wheel guns, Sigs, etc...but leaving town with ONE HANDGUN it would be a GLOCK.

(and my HK91)

:D

Lumpia is sarap!
05-26-2012, 1:08 AM
"Thy Glock will set you free from the tyranny of nickel plated sissy pistols." Glock 3:16
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/DSCN3356.jpg

Brandon04GT
05-26-2012, 1:16 AM
^^ This is kinda off topic but isn't it annoying to have to get hold of that trademark symbol for your username every time you have to log in?

Oceanbob
05-26-2012, 1:16 AM
Love that....!..



"Thy Glock will set you free from the tyranny of nickel plated sissy pistols." Glock 3:16
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/DSCN3356.jpg

Hamstur
05-26-2012, 1:24 AM
Glocks rule.... One of the best battle handguns (IMO) it's like the ak47 of pistols.

Go check out a carbine match & count how many AK47s jam under pressure.

Best thing I love about Glocks -- people act like they are regularly in situations where they have to feed the gun to a rhinoceros, wait for it to get pooped out, driven over by a dump truck, then having to stop by the 7-Eleven on the way home from work, the one located in the Gaza Strip.

Yes they are reliable, but trust me ... the paper that 99.99% of people shoot at won't know the difference.

scglock
05-26-2012, 2:35 AM
I love my gen4 19. Chose it because of the ability to change backstraps. Fits my hand way better than gen3's do but love them all :)

tbhracing
05-26-2012, 2:37 AM
Try the Glock 17 and wonder how you became a good shot. They shoot straight and accurate.

Wombats Are Dangerous
05-26-2012, 5:55 AM
It's like hating ugly puppies. I've done that.


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

fullspeed1
05-26-2012, 6:53 AM
Go check out a carbine match & count how many AK47s jam under pressure.

Best thing I love about Glocks -- people act like they are regularly in situations where they have to feed the gun to a rhinoceros, wait for it to get pooped out, driven over by a dump truck, then having to stop by the 7-Eleven on the way home from work, the one located in the Gaza Strip.

Yes they are reliable, but trust me ... the paper that 99.99% of people shoot at won't know the difference.

Impressive, I want to feed my Glock to a Rhino!!!!

USMC 82-86
05-26-2012, 8:29 AM
I was in the same boat. I would walk by Glocks in the counter and not even take a second look. I didn't care what the price was, I don't think it was because it was a Glock but a plastic gun. I had always shot guns made of steel. I broke down and tried one because a employee that I knew at one of the gun stores asked me to just try one.

I tried it just to get it over and done. Well I actually liked it so much I bought a G19 and then another of the same model. I have traded one of them but will get another Glock. I have a HK USP that I really like, but for the money and quality of the Glock you can't beat the value. They are a great gun.

fullspeed1
05-26-2012, 8:37 AM
For all that love it and hate it:D

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr250/fullspeed1/fd1f34b7.jpg

sneather
05-26-2012, 9:27 AM
never hated glocks...just never felt right for me


reminds me of the adds that s&w, had in the 80's against ruger ,(revolvers), 'thick is great, for meatloaf', or something like that.

Ha! I vaguely remember something like that.
Ruger should retort now, that locks are great...for gym lockers.

rimfire78
05-26-2012, 10:34 AM
They're great! Dings the 100 yard bell almost every time, and when it doesn't, it's not the Glock19's fault. ;)

drunktank
05-26-2012, 10:39 AM
Maybe I'm different than some, but a firearm is a tool to me. If it's the right platform for me - trigger, controls, size, weight, design, and reliable - then its good to go. GLOCK makes a good overall product, as do many other manufacturers.

I wouldn't hate my $1000 Milwaukee set just because I like my Hilti set better. Doesn't make the Milwaukee junk. No point in hating a tool unless it IS junk!

novabrian
05-26-2012, 10:43 AM
The Glock koolaid taste great.

Mr.1904
05-26-2012, 10:44 AM
It's an acquired taste, like wine.

I honestly got into pistols with other pistols on my preferred list. But as time went on they definitely grew on me and now i own 3, i only own 3 pistols. (currently)

fullspeed1
05-26-2012, 10:57 AM
The Glock koolaid taste great.

It sure does;)

HighLander51
05-26-2012, 12:55 PM
Some of those who seen my post know I HATE GLOCKS but; Today I was shooting at chabot and tried a guys glock 19c??? I think. It was sweet. I may now go get one :D As much as I hate to admit it.....

A Glock is just a cheap, ugly hammer, but it's reliable and runs pretty much forever. However, if you don't use it for carry, competition, or home defense, I don't really know why anyone would buy one. There are other guns with far better triggers if you just want to shoot from a bench on a piece of paper.

The G17 on the bottom I bought used in 2005 and have run just over 80,000 rounds thru it in competition. I have a G31 and G23 on my permit.

http://www.californiavtxriders.com/phpBB3/gallery/image35553.jpg

Bastard
05-26-2012, 1:13 PM
Some of those who seen my post know I HATE GLOCKS but; Today I was shooting at chabot and tried a guys glock 19c??? I think. It was sweet. I may now go get one :D As much as I hate to admit it.....

try another one before you buy, unless you are specifically looking for a 19c as the "C" models handle better IMO (I have 2 17Cs)

I don't hate Glocks I just think that are ugly & have a weird trigger pull, but damn they shoot.

fallenknight308
05-26-2012, 1:42 PM
I like 1911's over Glock only because of how they feel in my "ham-hands"
That said, I want a G21sf :D

AeroEngi
05-26-2012, 2:06 PM
Sorry. I've shot them and I still don't like them.

This! I still prefer my Sig's and 1911's.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2

capturedlive
05-26-2012, 2:14 PM
Why would anyone hate any gun. Its a tool, you may prefer to use a one tool over another for various reasons but to invest that much emotion into a steel and plastic object is silly.

Why would anybody hate their tool?

I just came over to the Glock side and will be springing my G19 from jail this Monday. That is, if I don't have to take the critters to the beach...

Lead Waster
05-26-2012, 8:31 PM
Liking one thing doesn't automatically make you hate other things. People are so weird on this board. Why can't you like more than one brand? You can! Go ahead and have Glock living next to your 1911 in the safe. Put an RIA next to your Les Baer, they don't care.

chrisf
05-26-2012, 8:43 PM
After thinking. The M&p still has my heart...

Shenaniguns
05-26-2012, 9:07 PM
This is my 8th Glock so far:
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/93dbf6e9.jpg

WnP
05-26-2012, 9:07 PM
I shot a Glock 17 for the first time last week and instantly wanted one. I felt more comfortable with it than my Colt 1911 Series 70.

fullspeed1
05-26-2012, 10:30 PM
This is my 8th Glock so far:
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad251/SShenaniguns/93dbf6e9.jpg

Welcome back, And nice Gen4;)

Dhena81
05-26-2012, 10:35 PM
Because it feels like an extension of my arm. IMO there really is nothing realistically more to look for in a pistol. Sure I love Sig's and 1911's but nothing quite gives me the satisfaction of a Glock 17. I think its ridiculous people think there's an issue with the grip angle it doesn't matter a comfortable gun doesn't make you shoot it better anyways.



http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af260/dhena81/Eotech/IMG_0760.jpg

Turbinator
05-26-2012, 11:14 PM
Other things that began to turn me onto Glock were the idea of both a concealed hammer

No hammer - they are striker fired.

Turby

Distro
05-27-2012, 2:31 AM
I seem to see this a lot, including with myself.

Why do you think this is?

Some people complain about not liking the way a Glock feels in their hand (hype?, truth?, psychological because they read about it before trying?) and if it was their first introduction to pistols it could probably be hard or not worth it to adjust to it in their heads/hands. This causes a person to stray away and try a different brand, and because it "can't be as bad" as a Glock they learn to use it.

After being familiar with handguns they can then easily adjust to whatever the Glock feels like now, which isn't hard as before when they had no experience with them.

HighLander51
05-27-2012, 6:33 AM
Other things that began to turn me onto Glock were the idea of both a concealed hammer, as well as a "no maintenance required" idea that came with the gun. I remember reading this thread,


Glocks don't have hammers, they are hammers. And some maintenance is required, very little, but some.

Glocks are striker fired. Notice the un-captured guide rod assembly without flat wound spring on this early G19

http://i46.tinypic.com/awez5l.jpg

fullspeed1
05-27-2012, 6:44 AM
No hammer - they are striker fired.

Turby

Turby, I think he meant to say it can be used as a hammer...

sammy
05-27-2012, 1:24 PM
We are all entitled to change our minds. The first Glock I tried jammed constantly, was inaccurate and just hated it. Since I was new to guns I had a limp wrist (It only jammed with me shooting it) and a wicked flinch did not help. Now I love them.

Turbinator
05-27-2012, 1:34 PM
Turby, I think he meant to say it can be used as a hammer...

I was pretty sure that honor goes to Ruger Redhawks, or so I've read. :)

Turby

23 Blast
05-27-2012, 3:04 PM
Have owned 5 Glocks, still have 2. I like that they're simple and reliable and accurate. My G30 is surprisingly accurate for such a small pistol, but I found that I'm really good with the first magazine, then get progressively worse if I keep shooting it because it does have snappy recoil and pinches my pinkie, and that starts to degrade my concentration.

The grip angle thing is just a matter of getting used to it. If you grew up shooting 1911's, then yes, a Glock will feel unnatural to you at first, and that it why some people dislike them. If you grow up shooting Glocks, the reverse will likely be true. My first handgun or any type was a double-action .22 revolver, so it was actually halfway between the angle of a 1911 and a Glock. If I haven't shot my Glock in a while, I have to mentally remind myself that I'm shooting the Glock and point my wrist accordingly.

Dakine_surf
05-27-2012, 4:02 PM
I have always loved to hate on glocks, but mainly because of the stupid fanboys who should say glock or nothing, the even dumber rappers that fired them sideways, and the monumentally dumb athletes who carried them in the waistband of their pants and shot themselves in night clubs....

I also loved to hate the grip angle and Terrible traction on the slide... Kinda like this guy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTEswkc4lPs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Even a glock guy can laugh at that video...

That being said my only real experience had been with 19's and a 27... I recently went to the range with a buddy and shot his well broken in 17. Guess what... Freakin rocked it! Accurate at all distances and double and triple taps were like butter. I still love my 1911, and my sigs, but the 17 really changed my perception. I think it was the longer sight radius, but I shot it better than I had ever shot a glock before. Needless to say, now I am in the market for a used 17 preferably with a long slide so I can build a race gun...

goldengate
05-27-2012, 4:28 PM
I can shoot the Glock accurately, but just can't get comfortable with it. The ergonomic is just off on it.

HighLander51
05-27-2012, 4:36 PM
The first Glock I tried jammed constantly, was inaccurate and just hated it. Since I was new to guns I had a limp wrist (It only jammed with me shooting it)

What limp wrist?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jNWbABwQYM&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSa5utWsxcI&feature=plcp

dadoody
05-27-2012, 4:38 PM
Sorry. I've shot them and I still don't like them.

I own one and I don't really like them.

Ranger20
05-30-2012, 5:26 PM
Chris F. It's what matters to you that counts...
Everything else is just opinion... lots of those around...

Lots of great guns out there...
Glock is one of them.. Just my opinion ;)

Here is my G19 GenII

Christian F.

http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r614/windward22/G19GenII-1.jpg

After well over 60 handguns...
Its the G19 above that I trust everyday...

nitewing117
05-30-2012, 5:40 PM
I don't have anything against Glocks, but with every Glock I've fired, the slide contacts with the meaty part of my thumb and occasionally breaks skin. I use a textbook thumbs forward grip as high up in the beavertail as I can get it, so maybe I just have massive (or fat) hands that arent glock friendly.

tacticalcity
05-30-2012, 6:05 PM
who compares puppies to glocks?

wtf....

Good Glock. Such a good Glock. Who loves you? Daddy does. Yes he does. Yes he does.;)

Actually like my Glock better. Doesn't pee or poop on the rug.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh183/tacticalcity/My%20Glocks/Glock_10_2_11.jpg

tacticalcity
05-30-2012, 6:07 PM
I don't have anything against Glocks, but with every Glock I've fired, the slide contacts with the meaty part of my thumb and occasionally breaks skin. I use a textbook thumbs forward grip as high up in the beavertail as I can get it, so maybe I just have massive (or fat) hands that arent glock friendly.

They make a part that fixes that for those of us with extra meaty webs on our hands. Works pretty good, looks ugly though.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh183/tacticalcity/My%20Glocks/GLOCK_TAIL.jpg

nitewing117
05-30-2012, 11:27 PM
They make a part that fixes that for those of us with extra meaty webs on our hands. Works pretty good, looks ugly though.


Good to know - thanks for the info.

sneather
05-31-2012, 8:23 AM
Besides the interchangeable back-strap, and slightly more textured grip, is there really anything else which would warrant the extra hassle and expense of doing a SSE for a Gen4 over a Gen3? Just curious.

fullspeed1
05-31-2012, 8:35 AM
Besides the interchangeable back-strap, and slightly more textured grip, is there really anything else which would warrant the extra hassle and expense of doing a SSE for a Gen4 over a Gen3? Just curious.

No:D

Shenaniguns
05-31-2012, 8:51 AM
Besides the interchangeable back-strap, and slightly more textured grip, is there really anything else which would warrant the extra hassle and expense of doing a SSE for a Gen4 over a Gen3? Just curious.


It feels much more ergonomic IMO and in my hands my G19 G4 is the most precise shooting Glock I've owned out of 8.

Lumpia is sarap!
05-31-2012, 8:54 AM
In God (and Glocks) we trust:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/Gregdog/Pin%20Ups/DSCN3369.jpg

SdBoltz
05-31-2012, 4:15 PM
Why would anyone hate Glocks?
It's like hating puppies. Who does that?

Hating Glocks is like hating the Yankees. So many people love em.. hard to beat them. They are always around or talked about... just overall played out. It's like that "Okay" looking woman that throws herself at you... you'll take it... but there's no real excitement there.

I dont hate Glocks but don't have any interest in buying one simply because I personally view them as being a dime a dozen. They are always in stock and easy to find. There is no sense of urgency to find or get one.

On the other hand I have paid off a CZ-SP01 at Turners and I'm still on a waiting list.. waiting... and waiting... and drooling over pics of other peoples CZ's. Waiting by the phone for that phone call.

sneather
05-31-2012, 5:09 PM
It feels much more ergonomic IMO and in my hands my G19 G4 is the most precise shooting Glock I've owned out of 8.

Isn't the grip angle exactly, and essentially the entire shape, exactly the same as the G3? Besides the texture, is there something else which has changed? Or is it just that the interchangeable back-strap really does make a big difference?

Mechanically, the G3 & G4 slide & barrel are identical, right? I believe that the recoil spring and guide rod have changed on the G4, though, right?

Grumpyoldretiredcop
05-31-2012, 7:07 PM
Some of those who seen my post know I HATE GLOCKS but; Today I was shooting at chabot and tried a guys glock 19c??? I think. It was sweet. I may now go get one :D As much as I hate to admit it.....

Just be careful if you ever find yourself shooting from a retention position... you might get something scorched. :eek: That's the only thing that made me choose the standard 19 over the 19C though.

Shenaniguns
05-31-2012, 8:05 PM
Isn't the grip angle exactly, and essentially the entire shape, exactly the same as the G3? Besides the texture, is there something else which has changed? Or is it just that the interchangeable back-strap really does make a big difference?

Mechanically, the G3 & G4 slide & barrel are identical, right? I believe that the recoil spring and guide rod have changed on the G4, though, right?


It's not the same as it feels closer to a grip reduction, but the angle and basic shape is the same though there is more room for your middle finger now.

Lead Waster
05-31-2012, 8:10 PM
If you buy the "c" version of a Glock you can spend 100 bucks and get a non ported barrel if you want, but not the other way around.

Shenaniguns
05-31-2012, 8:11 PM
The compensated Glocks are worthless IMO.

sammy
05-31-2012, 8:18 PM
The compensated Glocks are worthless IMO.

I agree 100%. It is all about the way you hold the pistol. My G26 does not recoil any more than the G34. Compensated gun are just louder with loss of velocity.

To the OP, I would invest in a Lone Wolf uncompensated barrel. You can shoot lead bullets as a bonus.

Bro KV
05-31-2012, 8:31 PM
I've been shooting for 25 years and finally shot one last month. Loved it and bought a 32 357Sig and love the crap out of it. So I just bought a 20SF and 21SF to go with it.

giantsfan
05-31-2012, 9:30 PM
Besides the interchangeable back-strap, and slightly more textured grip, is there really anything else which would warrant the extra hassle and expense of doing a SSE for a Gen4 over a Gen3? Just curious.

What I like about the Gen4 is the larger mag release. I know you can change them out on the Gen3 but I want to carry a G19 or 23 and my county doesn't allow modifications to stock. The Gen4 comes with larger release..stock.

Not a mandatory thing but it would be nice.

Foriegn power
05-31-2012, 9:32 PM
Glocks are one of the best pistols out there! My opinion but I think reliability factor is supreme.

Capybara
05-31-2012, 9:42 PM
I am generally a contrarian. I rarely like what the the mass majority likes. Most people don't like the Uzi, I love mine. Most people didn't like the Ruger shotguns, they liked the Beretta or Brownings, I love my Ruger Red Label Sporting Clays.

It seems like no guns have as extreme a following as the Glock. I have never shot one. I have held one and it felt awful in my hand, that grip angle, yada, yada. But I know that holding it and shooting it are two different things. I am open minded enough to know that when I shoot one, I will either love it or hate it. I am willing to give it a chance. The cheap and practical side of me likes the idea of the Glock, they are cheap, I know that they are reliable. Generally, I hate DA triggers, I much prefer the SA of my 1911-A1 but I am not a big handgun shooter anyway, I need help (taking a class this month with my daughter).

So I am open-minded, I will see what all of the fanboyism is about and will see if I am destined to be a Glock lover.