Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

Firearms & Knives - Other Brands Post Your Non-S&W Gun, Knife, and Blade Topics Here


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-07-2020, 02:30 PM
TheHobbyist's Avatar
TheHobbyist TheHobbyist is offline
SWCA Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,817
Likes: 6,164
Liked 2,356 Times in 846 Posts
Default Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?



I am planning on buying a Glock 22 Gen 4 this week from a local at my hunting club. I have never really thought about purchasing one before but thought I should, because I have little to no experience with them and it is a good packaged deal...hardly used, 4 mags, back straps, case, holster and ammo. Seller didn't come outright and say it but I think things may be a little tight money-wise and he knew I collect...

My thought is to become acclimated to it and use it for carry on the farm and possibly concealed carry (have license...) or as a general woods and fishing gun.

Anyone own one? Thoughts on Glock?

They have a sterling reputation, but I always liked wood, bluing, and steel, but I feel that I am or have been missing out and will get it. Thanks in advance.
__________________
Rather be outdoors
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 09-07-2020, 02:37 PM
armorer951's Avatar
armorer951 armorer951 is offline
SWCA Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Evansville, Indiana USA
Posts: 4,964
Likes: 284
Liked 7,270 Times in 2,486 Posts
Default

Admittedly, not the prettiest girl on the block.

While I have zero experience with the model 22, my local police department has been using Glock 21's for the past 20 years or so. Frankly, I was horrified when we switched to them. A lot of water under the bridge since then......not one gun induced failure during that period of time that I'm aware of.

Love them or hate them, their reliability speaks for itself.
__________________
Ret LE, FA Instr, S&W Armorer

Last edited by armorer951; 09-07-2020 at 02:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-07-2020, 02:41 PM
Ματθιας's Avatar
Ματθιας Ματθιας is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Nuke City
Posts: 1,817
Likes: 1,079
Liked 3,741 Times in 1,151 Posts
Default

I own a G22, an LE trade. I also own a number of others.

With a G22 you can get conversion barrels in 9mm and 357sig and have 3 in 1. You do have to use G17 9mm mags, though.

It's a good piece. I think you'll be happy with it!
__________________
Thread Killer.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 09-07-2020, 02:44 PM
quikdraw67's Avatar
quikdraw67 quikdraw67 is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Northeastern PA
Posts: 301
Likes: 331
Liked 622 Times in 195 Posts
Default

Glocks are the Pontiac Azteks of the gun world looks wise, but they are good, solid reliable pistols. Not my cuppa, but if it's a good deal, go for it.
__________________
BTDT, Got The T-Shirt
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 09-07-2020, 02:56 PM
AppStFan AppStFan is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 92
Likes: 34
Liked 105 Times in 51 Posts
Default

I would say to buy it if you can get it for a reasonable price. I have owned and carried Glocks for 30 years both on duty and off duty. Glocks are not for everyone but they are generally reliable, parts are plentiful, and they are easy to work on. Some people complain about the grip angle. I have never had an issue with that.

Some people say Glocks are ugly. The Glock is a basic weapon/tool and they don't have some of the looks, ergonomics, and bells and whistles of some other pistols. With the Glock 22 you can basically have three guns in one. With the proper conversion barrels and magazines you can shoot .40 S&W, .357 Sig, and 9mm.

If you have never owned a Glock, I would say try it. You might find that you like it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 09-07-2020, 03:01 PM
K Frame Keith's Avatar
K Frame Keith K Frame Keith is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pike County PA
Posts: 728
Likes: 1,038
Liked 1,389 Times in 431 Posts
Default

In my past life, I attended the Glock armorers school twice. I agree with Armorer951 completely. Great tools. The only repairs I ever remember making on Glocks were sight changes. Quite a few of our Officers carried Glock but I never bought one.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 09-07-2020, 03:03 PM
Kanewpadle's Avatar
Kanewpadle Kanewpadle is offline
US Veteran
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wrong side of Washington
Posts: 9,649
Likes: 11,976
Liked 15,577 Times in 4,714 Posts
Default

I you look at Glock as a utilitarian gun, you can’t go wrong. Especially if you get it for a good price. IMO, Glock cannot be beat as a strictly utilitarian semi auto.

People complain that they are ugly. Compared to what?
The grip angle is wrong? That can be overcome.

If you drop it, no big deal. Scratch it, no big deal.
__________________
Life Is A Sunny Beach
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 09-07-2020, 03:14 PM
Marshal Too Sweet's Avatar
Marshal Too Sweet Marshal Too Sweet is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 72
Likes: 17
Liked 35 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Look at the Glock as the Craftsman tools you have in you box. Not the prettiest or the fanciest, but it works every time you need it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 09-07-2020, 03:22 PM
ContinentalOp's Avatar
ContinentalOp ContinentalOp is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5,354
Likes: 10,130
Liked 10,047 Times in 3,408 Posts
Default

Glock's solid reputation is well-earned. Very ubiquitous in the self defense world.

I had a Gen3 Glock 23. Good pistol. Shot it well. Had a couple of feeding hiccups early on, but I think I may have been limp-wristing it as it was my first polymer pistol. I'd only shot metal guns before. So something to keep an eye on when you shoot it. Locking your wrist is important. Some people, like me, can get slide bit on the back of the hand sometimes, especially if you have large hands. I believe some of the Gen4 backstraps have a beavertail tang, so that should eliminate that problem.

I tried a Glock 22, but didn't care for it. The finger grooves didn't fit my hands well. The Glock 23 fit perfectly, though. But that's a personal quirk. May or may not be an issue with you.

Some people like to get Glocks and start making changes and modifications right away. Fight that urge. Shoot your gun for a while before making any changes, and make changes that actually address some identified shortcomings. I modified my Glock 23, but they were all made to address things that helped me shoot and handle the gun better.

But yeah, it's a fine pistol. I sold my Glock 23. I prefer hammer-fired DA guns. But I'll probably add a Glock 19 at some point, just because they're so common.

Just my opinion.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 09-07-2020, 03:24 PM
gdogs's Avatar
gdogs gdogs is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: DFW
Posts: 710
Likes: 812
Liked 1,158 Times in 315 Posts
Default

I've got two Glock 22's. One is a Gen II that I picked up surplus, had the slide milled, replaced the night sights, added a 9mm conversion barrel, and ended up dropping the entire gun into a P80 lower that allows the longer 22 slide to fit on a 23 sized grip frame. The other is Gen IV that I also picked up surplus (I think I paid $330). I just recently received the Recover Tactical brace for it, and put some rounds through it last weekend. It really changes the game for me in terms of Glocks. It is compact when folded, weighs nothing, allows for the addition of a second mag on the gun and a light. I can see this package going in the lock box in my truck.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #11  
Old 09-07-2020, 03:25 PM
hittman77's Avatar
hittman77 hittman77 is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,108
Likes: 1,271
Liked 3,010 Times in 941 Posts
Default

Many law enforcement agencies used or are still using them.

I've owned a couple of them and like 99 percent of Glocks they are insanely durable and reliable. I know a couple of LEOs personally why carried them on duty.

I would not hesitate to buy another one. They are very plentiful and reasonably priced.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #12  
Old 09-07-2020, 03:38 PM
pawncop pawncop is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 17,609
Likes: 4,054
Liked 3,982 Times in 1,697 Posts
Default

FWIW, I have three (3) Glocks, 32, 21C, 20. Have also owned a 23.

Solid handguns, the 32 is my off duty sidearm I chose to qualify after retirement from the PD.

The model 22 has been carried by a lot of officers, so I think you are OK.
__________________
I am a sheep dog!
1601 (ret)
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #13  
Old 09-07-2020, 03:59 PM
MyDads38 MyDads38 is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 1,724
Likes: 1,374
Liked 1,147 Times in 621 Posts
Default

I owned a Gen 4 22 for a short time, still have the Gen 4 17. It was a nice shooting handgun, no issues at all. These were my first ever Glocks, bought this year pre-COVID. I sold the 22 to a guy who wanted it more than I did. As far as a 40, I shot it as well/as fast as the 17. I'm a S&W fan boy (and Ruger), it's what I carried on/off duty and competed with in PPC. Only change I've made to the 17 is night sights, otherwise I bought it new and bought some extra mags/holster. If you can get it for a good price, I'd go ahead and buy. Good, solid handguns; that's saying a lot from me! :-)
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #14  
Old 09-07-2020, 04:26 PM
storyman storyman is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Story, WY
Posts: 153
Likes: 647
Liked 700 Times in 104 Posts
Default

This is a picture of the drawer next to my bed, about 18" from my pillow. Glock model 22 with Streamlight M6 tactical laser and light. I don't know what else to say.
Attached Thumbnails
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?-img_1862-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #15  
Old 09-07-2020, 04:36 PM
stevebarracuda stevebarracuda is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 59
Likes: 1
Liked 53 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Just picked up a gen 5 MOS model 34 on saturday. IMHO the best glock yet.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-07-2020, 04:40 PM
Rudi Rudi is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 2,425
Likes: 4,034
Liked 5,665 Times in 1,761 Posts
Default

I had several Glocks over the years. Got rid of them. I just don't like a striker fired pistol. The trigger must be treated with great care. Also, they come with plastic sights. I would certainly replace them with some type of tritium sights. Just my 2 cents. If you want it and it's a good deal go for it.
__________________
No baby we aint
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #17  
Old 09-07-2020, 04:40 PM
Muss Muggins Muss Muggins is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 13,167
Likes: 5,281
Liked 20,901 Times in 6,651 Posts
Default

Glock 22 is a solid pistol. Got ammo? If you do, great. If not, I’d be careful about venturing into a new caliber in the current shortage climate.
__________________
Wisdom comes thru fear . . .
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #18  
Old 09-07-2020, 04:46 PM
gamboolman gamboolman is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: West Tx till Retirement
Posts: 39
Likes: 44
Liked 61 Times in 21 Posts
Default

TH
ms gamboolgal and I both EDC G-26's.
We have been CCW since the mid 90's when it first became legal in Texas.
We have tried revolvers, various 1911's, and other 9mm pistol manufacturers.
Without exception - all the other pistols were not as reliable as our Glocks. And trust me, we spent alot of money on fancy pistols wanting them to reliable EDC weapons.
For us, the Glocks are best, but that's just us.
We settled on Glocks long ago as we carry for self defense.
Glocks go bang and they eat anything.
Spare Magazines & Parts are readily available if needed.
__________________
Lifetime Member - NRA & TSRA
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #19  
Old 09-07-2020, 04:47 PM
mikerjf mikerjf is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 708
Likes: 379
Liked 954 Times in 394 Posts
Default

Remember Charles Lindbergh? Flew the Atlantic, showed pilots how to get range out of their P38's in the Pacific war, consulted all over the aviation industry?

He called his VW Beetle "the best machine I ever owned".

And that right there is what a Glock is like.

Only thing I'd add is, yes, you do want to remain aware of the trigger. Get a kydex holster, not leather. And do the $.25 trigger job (see Youtube).
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #20  
Old 09-07-2020, 04:57 PM
bummer bummer is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: sw pa
Posts: 742
Likes: 144
Liked 340 Times in 145 Posts
Default

40 cal and 10 mm are about the only ammo I can find at the local sporting goods store
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #21  
Old 09-07-2020, 05:00 PM
WCCPHD's Avatar
WCCPHD WCCPHD is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 1,814
Likes: 2,009
Liked 7,709 Times in 1,229 Posts
Default

I don't like Glocks. I often tell people: "Friends don't let friends buy glocks."

This stems from my experience with them in the early 1990's when our agency was considering changing guns. Glock tried to force them on us and when we "speced" them out they filed complaints with state purchase and contract.

Don't like their business practices and their guns don't fit my hands.

I never got over the fact they are ugly, utilitarian and the arrogance of their sales people. While my feelings have nothing to do with how they function, I'll never buy one.
__________________
Bill
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #22  
Old 09-07-2020, 05:01 PM
LVSteve's Avatar
LVSteve LVSteve is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lost Wages, NV
Posts: 12,682
Likes: 13,171
Liked 15,730 Times in 6,067 Posts
Default

The Glock 22 is one of only two 40 S&W Glocks I would buy, the other being the model 35.
__________________
Release the Kraken
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #23  
Old 09-07-2020, 05:06 PM
JohnRippert JohnRippert is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Meadows Place, Texas
Posts: 3,901
Likes: 11,302
Liked 10,007 Times in 2,647 Posts
Default

It would be very good as a woods/fishing gun. Concealed carry might be interesting since it is a full size handgun. If the price is right and you have ammo for it, do it. If worst comes to worst and the political climate changes in November you will be able to flip it for profit easily or keep it as a extra because you never know. I bought a surplus New Orleans PD Glock 22 earlier this year and it is a accurate and reliable handgun. I just do not like the recoil pulse of the .40, as it is quite snappy compared to 9mm.

Last edited by JohnRippert; 09-07-2020 at 05:08 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #24  
Old 09-07-2020, 05:10 PM
Erocksmash's Avatar
Erocksmash Erocksmash is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 1,058
Likes: 1,864
Liked 1,351 Times in 476 Posts
Default

Can't beat a Glock, as a Glock is a Glock, different caliber yet still looks like a Glock...

A very good duty weapon/farm/fish gun forsure does what it is supposed to do under all conditions.... nuff said !
__________________
This is the way....
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #25  
Old 09-07-2020, 05:15 PM
Rhodester Rhodester is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Although I do not own a Glock, I do have a CZ P10c that is similar and a great shooter.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #26  
Old 09-07-2020, 05:20 PM
BillBond BillBond is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 182
Likes: 14
Liked 262 Times in 106 Posts
Default

Unless you have a thing for .40, I would recommend a Glock 17 or 19 for your first glock.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #27  
Old 09-07-2020, 05:20 PM
Plunky McPlunker Plunky McPlunker is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 101
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I have a Glock 21 and I love shooting it. I like how it looks, feels, and it always goes bang. Sucks I can't find .45 ACP ammo in abundance or cheaply now, but I figure things will get better soon. Well, hopefully while I am still physically able to shoot.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #28  
Old 09-07-2020, 05:20 PM
Sistema1927's Avatar
Sistema1927 Sistema1927 is offline
US Veteran
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: "Land of Disenchantment"
Posts: 1,867
Likes: 1,713
Liked 4,672 Times in 1,337 Posts
Default

I have three Glocks, all in 9mm. A Gen 2 17, a Gen 3 26, and a Gen 5 19.

They are good utilitarian handguns. The 17 pulls "bump in the night" duty, and the 19 goes along on road trips. The 26 is just fun to shoot.
__________________
Only a cold warrior
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #29  
Old 09-07-2020, 05:45 PM
swsig's Avatar
swsig swsig is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,373
Likes: 4,143
Liked 5,331 Times in 1,648 Posts
Default

I'd shoot one first to see if I liked it, but that's just me. I've shot three Glocks, and had three different reactions. The G19 was OK, but just OK. It didn't do anything my SIG P320 couldn't do, so I passed. I tried a G42 and hated it. I couldn't shoot it accurately, its trigger was mediocre, and surprisingly for a .380, it was hard to rack. The G29 I actually liked. Accurate, decent trigger, and 10mm goodness, made it one I'd consider purchasing. Thus, I'm a big believer in "Try before I buy".
__________________
What, me worry?

Last edited by swsig; 09-07-2020 at 07:22 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #30  
Old 09-07-2020, 06:12 PM
Murdock Murdock is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Down East Maine
Posts: 768
Likes: 559
Liked 1,038 Times in 311 Posts
Default

If you get it for a good price, buy it. In today's climate you can always get your money back if you don't care for it. They are good, practical tools.

A few years ago, when I was still teaching the NRA personal protection courses, I bought a G19 just to develop enough expertise to teach effectively. Everybody had one, everybody recommended one, everybody wanted one. Mine was OK. Never had a malfunction. Meh.

Glock high reliability is touted everywhere. That said, I have not experienced a weapon induced malfunction in my home-built Colt Essex in years (32,000+ rounds later and lots of learning curve there). I have never had a malfunction in 3 Kimber 1911s, my SIG P229, or my CZ75.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #31  
Old 09-07-2020, 06:15 PM
Wyo's Avatar
Wyo Wyo is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,701
Likes: 680
Liked 3,824 Times in 856 Posts
Default

I'm a diehard 1911 guy when it comes to autos. Been shooting them for 50 years. Having said that, I also have about a dozen Glocks in various sizes and calibers, and I would observe the following:
a) They are ugly. There's just no defending their looks. But they work.
b) They are relatively light and carry a large ammo load. As I get older, the weight matters more and more. And they work.
c) They are inexpensive and you can maintain them about like most people maintain their lawnmower. They will still work.
d) Parts are plentiful and accuracy is generally acceptable if not target grade. And they work. All the time.
e) There are lots of aftermarket parts and things available if you like to tinker and upgrade and they will still work. That is often not true of 1911's. Generally speaking, the most reliable 1911's I've seen are the ones that have been home-gunsmithed the least.
f) They are dishwasher safe.
The trigger takes some getting used to so you'll have to work with it a bit. Don't give up on it after you've fired 50 rounds. It will likely get better. Work with it a while and I bet you'll be glad you got it.
__________________
“Everybody could shoot."
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #32  
Old 09-07-2020, 06:20 PM
billwill's Avatar
billwill billwill is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Mid NC
Posts: 3,040
Likes: 4,181
Liked 4,415 Times in 1,707 Posts
Default

2020 strikes again....a person buying their first Glock....whats next? Enjoy your purchase.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #33  
Old 09-07-2020, 06:38 PM
Glashaus Glashaus is offline
SWCA Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 994
Likes: 1,136
Liked 3,041 Times in 662 Posts
Default

Like has been said, not a thing wrong with Glocks, they have the reliable reputation for a reason. I really didn’t like them until I bought a Gen2 G17 and started shooting it. Now I have a G19C, G22, G23, and a G26, all Gen 3’s to go with my G17. I usually EDC one of them.
__________________
Life NRA, Life TSRA, C&R FFL
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #34  
Old 09-07-2020, 06:45 PM
brucev brucev is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Peach State! GA!!!
Posts: 5,238
Likes: 10,405
Liked 4,652 Times in 1,836 Posts
Default

My identical-twin brother (deceased) served as a LEO for a little over 20 years before his death. He was slow to warm up to the Glock. However, he soon changed his opinion. He said it was a very easy pistol to train new officers on, especially female officers since they usually had no bad habits to unlearn and would listen to instruction.

With his encouragement I bought a G-22. I had owned a 17L and 21. Both were extremely fine pistols. Faultless in every respect. The G-22 was like the others ... excellent in every respect. POI = POA at 15 yds. using common .40 S&W ammunition. With reasonable practice I was able to keep all my rounds inside a 4 inch circle firing the qualification course. Excellent power, capacity and accuracy. Sincerely. bruce.
__________________
<><
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #35  
Old 09-07-2020, 06:59 PM
LCC LCC is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 442
Likes: 511
Liked 1,046 Times in 297 Posts
Default

Glock 17s are the preferred handgun strapped to commercial divers working in shark territories around the globe, known for their reliability in emptying an entire magazine underwater, usually required with the larger sharks. When a bounty was put on Lionfish (deadly venom) in Florida, divers started hunting them with Glocks.
Saw a handgun course instructor deliberately throw his G19 into deep mud, shake it off, and empty the magazine at a target.
Kind of like a good woman..whole lot less important how pretty she is than how reliable she is...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #36  
Old 09-07-2020, 07:02 PM
Liftrat Liftrat is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Colorado
Posts: 49
Likes: 22
Liked 30 Times in 17 Posts
Default

My thoughts have been pretty much covered by the above comments. I have a 22 (Gen 3)that I don’t “like”, but which I’ll hang on to, just because it is so durable and reliable. I’ve taken it rafting, hiking, and on back country motorcycle trips. The only change I’d urge is to replace the plastic sights with something sturdier that suits you. 40 S&W seems to be a not-bad cartridge choice these days - my LGS still has some.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #37  
Old 09-07-2020, 07:19 PM
first-model's Avatar
first-model first-model is offline
SWCA Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 1,027
Likes: 507
Liked 1,036 Times in 378 Posts
Default

All I carry are Glocks. I've owned about 20 over the years; I currently have a 17, 19, 19X, 26, 34, and a 42 (which is great for deep carry).

The damn things just don't break. Other than a threaded KKM barrel for my 34 (good for running a can), I've never done a thing to them other than shoot them and clean them. Parts are dirt-cheap and readily available.

And as others have mentioned, the Glock armorer's classes are available to anyone with a GSSF membership. I highly recommend it.

No, Glocks aren't the prettiest guns on the block. But they work. Every. Damn. Time.

Mike
__________________
SWCA (BOD) 2721, SWHF 388
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #38  
Old 09-07-2020, 07:31 PM
jsbethel jsbethel is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: KY
Posts: 1,855
Likes: 10
Liked 1,532 Times in 788 Posts
Default

I once bought a gen3 Glock 22 from a friend who needed the money. Not being a great fan of the .40S&W round, I used the pistol along with a model 31 barrel to familiarize myself with the .357SIG round. Once that was out of my system, I sold both the pistol and extra barrel.
I have models 17 and 19 with Trijicon night sights that are both early gen3 2-pin pistols. I feel no real pride in ownership for either but they certainly are accurate and reliable. Those 50 round drum magazines tend to make them more fun.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 09-07-2020, 07:42 PM
Old cop Old cop is offline
US Veteran
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6,563
Likes: 2,493
Liked 11,331 Times in 3,250 Posts
Default

We were issued the Glock 23 during the last 10 years of my career and can attest to their reputation for reliable operation so you can’t go wrong.
__________________
Old Cop
LEO (Ret.)
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #40  
Old 09-07-2020, 08:07 PM
okiegtrider's Avatar
okiegtrider okiegtrider is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,913
Likes: 2,496
Liked 3,752 Times in 1,118 Posts
Default

This has to be the most civilized Glock thread I've seen on this board. Like many others in this thread, I say it's hard for you to go wrong with one. Been carrying one daily for a long time now. At this point I don't look for anything else to go out the door with.
__________________
America First
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 09-07-2020, 08:48 PM
growr growr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 4,285
Likes: 2,474
Liked 4,071 Times in 1,517 Posts
Default

I am much happier with an M&P ...Glocks don't fit me at all. Never said they weren't reliable, weren't accurate etc....just don't fit is all.

Yes, I CAN shoot them, but choose otherwise.

Randy
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #42  
Old 09-07-2020, 08:49 PM
jeffrefrig jeffrefrig is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 744
Likes: 1,270
Liked 938 Times in 368 Posts
Default

I would think they're the Model 10 of the polymer semi-auto world. They pretty much always go bang when you pull the trigger.
__________________
No one here gets out alive.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #43  
Old 09-07-2020, 09:18 PM
31FordA 31FordA is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 880
Likes: 6,867
Liked 1,530 Times in 618 Posts
Default

I’m a revolver/1911 guy, but last year I bought a .357 Glock 32. My local cop shop had a deal on .357 Sig ammo, and the Glock was the cheapest gun I could get in the caliber. Even after shooting most of a case of ammo thru it without cleaning it the gun ran flawlessly. It is also very accurate. When everything went nuts this spring I qualified with the Glock. I carry it as a back up to my revolver when going to places where an angry mob is a possibility.
__________________
Wheel guns are real guns.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #44  
Old 09-07-2020, 09:38 PM
Bozz10mm's Avatar
Bozz10mm Bozz10mm is offline
US Veteran
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Georgetown, Tx
Posts: 1,989
Likes: 1,869
Liked 2,195 Times in 944 Posts
Default

I have a couple of Glocks myself. Nothing to be ashamed of. I don't think they are so ugly. Ever seen a Chiappa Rhino?

Last edited by Bozz10mm; 09-07-2020 at 09:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #45  
Old 09-07-2020, 09:38 PM
clang444 clang444 is offline
US Veteran
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: IL
Posts: 1,470
Likes: 641
Liked 2,435 Times in 664 Posts
Default

Good guns, but remember it's a buyer's market for .40 cal guns these days. Everyone has jumped back on the 9mm band wagon so used .40s have been severely depressed (at least until the panic buying set in).

A used .40 Glock should go for significantly less money than a used 9mm Glock.
__________________
My sgntr is mor thn 30 chrctrs
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #46  
Old 09-07-2020, 10:39 PM
lrrifleman's Avatar
lrrifleman lrrifleman is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 3,997
Likes: 12,365
Liked 3,253 Times in 1,485 Posts
Default

I purchased my first Glock earlier this year. Prior to my purchase, I had shot a Glock 3 times. The first time, I shot a 17L, and I really didn't like the feel of the pistol. Two years ago, when I worked my first GSSF match, I was lent a G34 so I could try the match. Last year, while working my club's GSSF match, I was lent a G17Gen4 so I could shoot the match. I didn't like the feel of the finger grooves, but I was able to take the prize for the high score by a handicapped shooter. When I purchased my Glock, I went with a G17Gen5 MOS for maximum match utility.

My suggestions:
1) if you are contemplating purchasing a new Glock, join the GSSF first so you can take advantage of the member discount. The MSRP for a G17Gen5 MOS is over $600, with the member discount it cost about $480.
2) if you reload, Glocks seem to respond well to coated bullets.
3) one way you can become more proficient with your Glock is to join the GSSF and participate in their matches. You don't have to be in the top places to win, they have special category awards and random awards that can vary from pistols to cash to memberships.
__________________
Judge control not gun control!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #47  
Old 09-07-2020, 10:42 PM
Jessie's Avatar
Jessie Jessie is offline
US Veteran
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,495
Likes: 8,257
Liked 11,980 Times in 4,243 Posts
Default

If you’re going to get only one, that’s probably the one to get. That or a 17 and it’s a 17 with the conversion barrel and mags.
If you don’t like it, it will sell.
__________________
“Look life in its iron face”
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #48  
Old 09-08-2020, 06:06 AM
shocker's Avatar
shocker shocker is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,195
Likes: 388
Liked 1,006 Times in 500 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brucev View Post
He said it was a very easy pistol to train new officers on, especially female officers since they usually had no bad habits to unlearn and would listen to instruction.
That's why women make easy students in skilled trades... they have patience and they listen.
Men? It goes in one ear and out the other.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #49  
Old 09-08-2020, 06:36 AM
Cellar Hound Cellar Hound is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback? Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 470
Likes: 610
Liked 1,202 Times in 311 Posts
Default

Although I don’t have any first hand experience with the Glock 22, I do own a G19 Gen 4. Like many others, I bought my first Glock to see what all of the hype was about. Now I know. Even though it’s not the most beautiful gun I own, it has been flawless with reliability. Not one failure since I have owned it. My recommendation would be for you to buy the Glock. I’m sure it won’t be your last.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #50  
Old 09-08-2020, 07:28 AM
Darkenfast Darkenfast is offline
Member
Buying a Glock. Thoughts or feedback?  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 418
Likes: 1,406
Liked 352 Times in 180 Posts
Default

I think I have the hands that the standard frame Glock was designed for. After reading the late Stephen A. Camp's articles on the design and particularly his experience with the 17L, I lucked into just that model (a very early one).

My own experience is that if I grip it correctly, everything "wedges" into place. That's the only way I can describe it. Next, the grip angle feels more revolver-like. If I raise the pistol one-handed, with my eyes closed and then open them, I will usually see aligned sights. Finally, as Camp pointed out, you have to learn the Glock trigger. Mine is fairly light and has smoothed out from dry-firing.

The Model 22 is the same frame size as my 17L, so some of this will apply to both guns.

What DOESN'T apply of course is the six-inch slide and barrel. I love it. I call it my "cheater" gun. Less noise, less recoil. More velocity, more sight radius.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts on Spyderco Knives? Thinking About Buying One. TheHobbyist Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 29 02-02-2017 09:22 PM
So I stroll into Academy with thoughts of buying some ammo fdw Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 58 05-30-2016 04:10 PM
Determined to buy a Glock 19 but...(feedback needed) Grimjaws Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 22 12-10-2013 11:45 AM
I'm looking at buying a S&W No.1, 3rd issue .22 short. Any thoughts on these? dogngun S&W Antiques 10 04-16-2013 01:00 PM
Considering buying a Model 520 -- thoughts? COL Jagdog S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 7 03-25-2012 10:02 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:09 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)