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Old 02-19-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default What made YOU fall in love w/the Glock?

My dad watched a show on tv about the glock this year and they actually buried a loaded glock in the mud and left it for 30 days....when they came back and dug it up, it still fired w/no problems....I think also on that episode, they dropped a loaded glock from like 10,000ft(loaded) and it didn't go off...anyways, just looking for your thoughts.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
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My love affair is still with hard cold steel and wood furniture, even though the Glock is impressive.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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I read somewhere, I forget where, that before the military adopted the glock they did some test like the ones mentioned above. They apparently left one on the road in the desert for an extended period of time (30 days I think) and came back and it shot with no problems. They did the same kind of testing in the snow as well.
I don't know if this is 100% accurate, but its what I read. It made for a good story anyway!
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Very interesting:
http://www.theprepared.com/index.php...ask=view&id=90

http://membres.multimania.fr/shooter/glock/glock4.html
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My ole man was a Glock armor when I was younger, then he bought me my 1st Glock as a graduation present from the academy....been carrying 1 since 94. I personally like the feel, trigger pull, reliability, and ease of takedown.

I broke the spring rod in my 27 by dropping it on the ground. It still operated fine but cosmetically it bothered me. I sent an email to Glock and they sent me a new 1 FREE!!!
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:14 PM   #6
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I have heard all about the torture testing but I never fell in love with them. I was always a metal frame guy. I bought my first Glock (G29) a couple months ago as my new carry gun. I can't say I am in love but I do like it and plan on buying a few more.
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:14 PM   #7
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........don't listen to Frank. He's a Hi-Point kinda guy.

I was a very small part of the tests when the military was looking for something to replace the 1911's.

I was invited to Crane,Ind. which at the time was a Navel Weapons Test Facility and the armory for most military small arms. There were 8 of us seated at a long narrow table. The Glock guy was introduced and he walked up to the table with 8 Glock 17's in a wooden box. He talked us thru the complete disassembly process.(not simply the barrel and spring/guide rod out of the slide,but COMPLETE)

When we were through, he came down the table with the box and asked all of us to throw all our parts into that box. Then he took the box and violently shook it up. He then dumped all the parts back out on the table and talked us through the assembly process. After all the Glocks were reassembled we shot them to the tune of 500rds per weapon.

Try that with any other pistol. I was sold. Later when I heard that the military had picked Beretta,I was sick. Politics at it's best.

Torture tests aside.....when is the last time that you heard of ANY Glock having ANY kinda problem if it had all OEM original Glock parts installed and was firing SAMMI spec ammo ?????????? --- SAWMAN
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Price, reliability, weight, reliability, accuracy (for what its intended for), reliability, capacity and, oh yeah, reliability! My G19 is at my side more than any other of my guns.
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For me it is the AK of Handguns.
there is no substitute for reliability.

there are more accurate rifles and hand guns than the AK and the Glock but none can match their reliability.

watched a Video where they dropped handguns from a Helicopter onto pavement and the Glock was the only one that would still fire.
It did have the plastic rear sight brake off , but it functioned 100%
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Torture tests aside.....when is the last time that you heard of ANY Glock having ANY kinda problem if it had all OEM original Glock parts installed and was firing SAMMI spec ammo ?????????? --- SAWMAN
They had quite a few Kabooms with some 40s awhile back. Too much of the case head was unsupported. They denied it was the pistols and tried to blame the ammo for quite some time but many of the kabooms wee at police ranges with issued ammo. They eventually settled and fixed the problem.

They're extremely durable and reliable. They're also the ugliest pistol I've ever laid eyes on. I've owned several of them and even shot IPSC with one for a few years but eventually sold them all off and honestly don't miss them a bit.

But that's why we have so many choices.... I don't think you can go wrong with a Glock or many other pistols out there. It's just what you like.
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