Ya can't argue with success.
The Glock is simply a machine like any other gun. Like as been said..I got mine for free...it goes bang when I pull the trigger and it puts bullets where I can put them to the best of my ability.
Definitely. My gripe is more with the warped ideas many people seem to have about success, i.e. Glock is impervious to all forces of nature and all other guns will explode into a million tiny little pieces when farted on by a 6 year old girl.
People need to step away from the James Yeager.
The "advantage" of the Glock for me is that its a pistol I wouldn't worry about if I had to crawl through a mud pit. Not that other guns couldn't operate in the same conditions, I just don't care as much. The Glock is the trunk gun of the pistol world for me. :)
A Kimber custom? Not so much. :)
The Glock love/hate really goes hand in hand with the 1911 love/hate. I get sick of it. People begin with valid points about advantages and disadvantages of each, then they generally go full retard. Glocks suck!!!! No, 1911s suck!!! No, your mama sucks!!!
My solution is to own both. Preferably several of each. Problem solved.
When our agency changed to the Glock 22, I had to change out from my Sig 226. Because my duty weapon was a Glock, I also changed my off duty carry to the Glock 27. They do the job, but are nowhere near the weapon the Sig is. Of course, that is just my opinion.
I've had both 1911s and Glocks and I'd say they both suck. Not really, I actually like both, but neither of them has what *I* want in a pistol anymore. Unless I find myself able to justify a Nighthawk, I will stick with SIG and maybe pick up a P30 at some point as well.
Devil might be the opposite type of gunowner that I am. I just like to have a few that I like a lot. I start panicking and freaking out when I have too many types of guns. Not really, but I only tend to shoot the ones I like a lot, so the rest just chills there and that makes me want to sell them (personally).
I bet you that at least 50% of you guys have a larger collection than I do.
BTW, the main thing I like about the Glock is that its really light for what it can do.
I've only fired three truly reliable handguns, out of 5-10 that I've fired enough to know if its reliable. Those three are Beretta Cougar/Stoeger Cougar, Smith and Wesson M&P, and Glock 17. Out of the three, I've found the Glock to be least reliable. Now that I've said that, I better go run for cover.
Basically what I'm trying to say is that I have never found Glocks to be that particularly reliable out of the guns that are known for reliability. I expect this kind of reliability out of any good pistol. What they may actually be, is that they are super durable.