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After years of being a devout anti Glock guy, I went to the range with a buddy yesterday. He brought his Glock 19 with him and I shot it.

I’m sad to say I liked it. Having never handled one before I was pretty impressed. The grip felt pretty decent in my hand. When I picked the polymer magazine I was surprised how solid it felt. The cheesy field goal post sight lined up quickly and I fired off a nice 2.5 inch group at 10 yards on the first mag.

Being a tried and true Walther guy.. PPQ, PPS, and yes even a CCP, I’m ashamed of how much I liked this Glock 19.

I’m not up on the differences between each gen, but I think it was a gen 3. I might have to go pick one up 🤔
 

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Being a tried and true Walther guy.. PPQ, PPS, and yes even a CCP, I’m ashamed of how much I liked this Glock 19.
As in the Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve-Step Program, the very first step is admitting to oneself that one has a problem. You seem to have mastered this first step with bravour, so the prospects for a full recovery seem good.

Keep coming to the monthly meetings, avoid contact with Glock people (they're usually easy to spot) and, above all, avoid watching Hickok45 videos.

Good luck with your recovery.

Balor
 

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After years of being a devout anti Glock guy, I went to the range with a buddy yesterday. He brought his Glock 19 with him and I shot it.

I’m sad to say I liked it. Having never handled one before I was pretty impressed. The grip felt pretty decent in my hand. When I picked the polymer magazine I was surprised how solid it felt. The cheesy field goal post sight lined up quickly and I fired off a nice 2.5 inch group at 10 yards on the first mag.

Being a tried and true Walther guy.. PPQ, PPS, and yes even a CCP, I’m ashamed of how much I liked this Glock 19.

I’m not up on the differences between each gen, but I think it was a gen 3. I might have to go pick one up 🤔
No reason to be ashamed. Glock IMO is a value gun every bit as good or better in some respects than Sig, HK, Walther, CZ, etc. with excellent aftermarket support. I absolutely love Glocks, and carry a Glock 23 (.40 cal) far more than anything else. My HD pistols are almost entirely Glocks. I would feel fine with other brands, but IME Glocks simply work very very well. And I would not be fraught with distress if it were confiscated in the event of a shooting/investigation and thereafter damaged (unlike a much more pricey heirloom type gun).
 

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I have 2 gen 2 17s, a gen 3 19 and had a gen 3 26.
The best shooter for me is the 19...just all too thick for my ccw sensibilities. I'm also not in love with the feel of the grips...a little too 2x4ish for me.
The round count on one of the 17s is too high to guess and is still fine with new mags and guide rod and spring.
I wish I could love the feel of them but I do love the dependability.
 

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There's nothing wrong with liking Glocks Jaake. I have six of them myself, including a G19 Gen4.
 

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imaoldfart loves his glocks.




He uses 'em for sinkers for his bank lines. I figured they'd be too damned ugly, scare all the fish off, but hell, I reckon not..

Jabs aside, they're reliable, and have a hell of an aftermarket. I'd compare them to chevy trucks, but then the word reliable becomes a misnomer.

I about snagged myself a G26 about a year ago, actually carried it for a couple of weeks. Couldn't get over that horrid grip, and in the end, let the seller have it back. I wasn't out any cash, except for the 5 boxes of ammo i ran through it. The recoil seemed a little softer than my PPS, it's a 9mm too, but of course the G26 is double stack mags...PPS isn't. I digress..if you want one, get one. It likely won't let you down, assuming things don't break and you maintain it.
 

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I got tired of being a beta tester with too many different manufactures. So one of my tried a true self defense hand gun that has never failed and fits my hand too, love the grip angle is a Glock 26 gen 3.
 

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I carried a Glock 32 at my business for years and felt comfortable and confident with it. Shot it many hundreds of rounds with never a failure of any kind. I never got over it's ugliness though even as reliable as it was.
The reason I got rid of it may be hard for you to understand. Every time I shot it a lot fast without taking time to adjust my grip it would give me slide bite on my big thumb knuckle. I've had it split open so many times that I have a permanent scar.
I can surely understand why a person would hear bad things about Glock's as many as has been sold. If I could only have one pistol for everything, it just might be a tried and tested Glock. Please don't get me wrong, I am not a Glock lover, I just think they are quality ugly firearms.

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I just think they are quality ugly firearms.
Customer to dealer: “I'd like a quality ugly firearm, please”

Dealer to customer: “Oh yes sir! Of course sir, we have plenty of those! Which one would you like to see - the G17, the G19, the G26.........?”

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Yes, sir, they keep plenty of those ugly things around. The reason? They sell!!! I wonder how many Glock's have been sold compared with other pistols? This would include law enforcement.
The reason I said I "might" choose one if I could have only one pistol is the availability of parts everywhere. Same reason it would be a 9mm, ammo is everywhere you look.
Balor, I'm glad you had a chuckle about the "quality ugly" firearm and they are ugly to me. I'm sure there are those that think they are fabulous looking, I'm just not one of those. To each his own. Mr. Balor, your not one of those "Glock" closet men that keep their Glocks hid in the closet are you? Just kidding.
All you guys & girls have a great safe holiday season.

Jim D
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I’d rather have a G36 fall to the bottom at Channel 5 than a Colt GM.
Glocks were just a dream in ‘80 but a Smith&Wesson M59 fit the bill and the Colt stays home.
My son has the G19 and G42 with him as well as the 629 in the Rockies.

I prefer DA/SA or 1911s with respect to triggers..... and that is why the PPKs works for me.

I bought my son a Ruger LCP/CT but he didn’t like the high bore/axis relationship so as soon as the G42s were out and reliable we bought one.
The LCP is the designated Kayak gun.
 

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Glocks used to be like the Apple I Phone. Class leader. Everyone had to have the next model. Now there are a lot of much better alternatives, however you can’t ignore the Glock “system” and simplicity.
 

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My nephew in-law has an INSANE Glock collection, his LGS in GA makes sure he gets one of the new release "first batch" Glocks EVERY time.
 

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At the time I got my Glock 32, I was a lot younger, married with children, and that was my only pistol. That was all I could afford then $279.00. And to top that off I could get 357 Sig Gold Dot's by the case for free, all I wanted to shoot and I shot plenty. Wish I could still get them like that.

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Carry a G19 everyday.
I finally gave in one day after avoiding them all these years.
Love the way I can disassemble the slide like a 1911.
It's just simplicity at its finest imo.
 

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I have a G23 Gen 4 and really like it. I recently took it to the Glock factory in GA and let them put night sights on it. They also made a couple additional changes at no cost. Their service is second to none in my book. As for the gun, it's like a rock and has shot everything so far. It even shot crappy ammo my Walther and M&P had failures with.
 
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