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I feel there is no other gun that I would rather trust my life to then my Glock. I have never had a jam, misfire, or malfunction. I like the fact that when I take it from my holster it is ready to fire. I do not have to worry whether the safety is on or whether I am in Single or double action which causes a different trigger pull on most guns. I have a third generation Glock which for me is the only one that was ever comfortable to hold and shoot. The first time I held a third generation I knew I had to have one. I would suggest to anyone buying a pistol for work or personal protection to consider the Glock. The model 22 is a 40 Caliber which I personally believe to be the perfect balance between power and accuracy. I also like the model 22 for use as a duty weapon it is not to long or to heavy. Overall it is just a **** good gun.
 

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I've got a G27, which is also .40S&W caliber. It's one of the so-called Baby Glocks. When I first shot one of these smaller guns, I expected it to be somewhat difficult to handle because of the short grip (nowhere to put the little finger). I was very surprised that it was very easy to shoot. I had no trouble at all keeping control of the recoil, even with the pinkie hanging loose.

The G27 is very easy to shoot. However, I'm not quite as accurate with it as I am with my SW99, which is my favorite autoloader in my collection.
 

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I like the G22, and think it’s a fine weapon. I prefer the G23 as a duty weapon, for me it is much “quicker” out of the holster with comparable accuracy. Unfortunately, I lost that one in the divorce (got the dog though). :D I have the G27, VERY nice piece, but it’s now in the safe thanks to a 14oz 40 I’m in love with.

Overall, you cannot go wrong with a Glock, especially in 40 S&W.
 

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I like my Glock 23 a lot. I also like the model 22 magazine that I have as my packing spare.

14 rounds out of the holster, 15 rounds after reload.

If I have the money, I'd have a 22 and a 27, but those would be "Wants" not "Needs".
 

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I do love the G22. I love the G17 a little more, though. I feel more confidant with the G17, knowing that it is the original design, Maybe the thought of KBs scare me a little. That said, I still do carry my G22 most every day, because it is what all of the local constibulary pack, mostly stoked with 180 grain Gold Dots. That is a snappy round coming from that lightweight pistol, to be sure, and with an impressive real-world record.

The slide peaning worries me a bit, though. It's obvious to me that it wasn't Gaston's intention to have the locking block gouge holes in the slide. My 9mm and .45 ACP Glocks only have slight depressions in their slides, despite regular use. That G22, though, has some pretty serious divots. I know that Glock assures us that it will not affect the funxtion of the pistol. It sure as **** isn't intentional, however.
 

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I too love Glocks. My wife and I both carry one daily She has the G26, and mine is the G23. It is a Gen 3 with a Hogue grip.



I had some "Fluff and Buff" done to mine. The feed ramp, firing pin safety and a few other internal parts have been machined and polished, and some material removed under the trigger guard for my fat middle finger.

 

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I too love Glocks. My wife and I both carry one daily She has the G26, and mine is the G23. It is a Gen 3 with a Hogue grip.



I had some "Fluff and Buff" done to mine. The feed ramp, firing pin safety and a few other internal parts have been machined and polished, and some material removed under the trigger guard for my fat middle finger.

Does the Hogue Grip move around or need to be adjusted alot?
 

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No, it fits very tightly, and was actually a pain in the @$$ to put on. There are depressions on the inside of the Hogue where the finger grooves fit inside, so that helps to keep it from moving. Feels very nice in the hand! :)
 

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I have shot er 6000 rounds through Glock Pistols without one problem atributed to the gun. I had only one problem and it was with the ammunition. It was bottle necked when the bullet was seated in the casing. I carried a Glock 17 for several years as a poolice officer as our policy woulnd't let us go bigger, Then I changed Depts and promptly bought a G-22. Carried it on SWAT and in New Orleans after Katrina and I never had a worry. The only thing I have done to them is put on an extended slide stop lever and magazine release... Just makes it a bit more comfortable for me.
 

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SGT Jensen said:
I too love Glocks. My wife and I both carry one daily She has the G26, and mine is the G23. It is a Gen 3 with a Hogue grip.



I had some "Fluff and Buff" done to mine. The feed ramp, firing pin safety and a few other internal parts have been machined and polished, and some material removed under the trigger guard for my fat middle finger.

Man I feel like someone just showed me a picture of their ugly baby and want my to say how good it looks.

From what I have read and heard, Glocks are fine pistols, but they do have a face that only a mother could love. :shock:

I have shot them and there are people I love who own them, but I would be far less than truthful, if I said I thought they looked good, felt good in my hand, or had a natural point to target.

Sorry but this little boy says that the emperor has no clothes.

Tarzan
 

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Tarzan1888 said:
Man I feel like someone just showed me a picture of their ugly baby and want my to say how good it looks.
This is how I feel about Springfield XD's. Nice guns, just looks wierd to me.
To tell you the truth I agree. I said before I don't own either gun.

I do like the feel etc. of the XD much better though.

If you want to talk beautiful guns lets start talking 1911's, like my SA M1911 A1 GI or snubby's like my Taurus 617 SS. :D

Tarzan

PS glad to see that you did't take it personally, I was joking.
 

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I posted this on USAcarry.com and thought I would post here as well.

Getting a Glock, or any other firearm, is a personal choice. What may work for someone else may not work for you. When I first started getting into guns for personal defense, about 12 years ago, I didn't like Glocks. But, then they came out with Gen 3 frame and they didn't seem so bad, but I still wasn't that big of a fan of them.

Later I wanted a small handgun and eventually choose the G27. At the time I all ready had a Sig 226 and a HK USP Compact. As time went on and I changed Departments I was issued a G22 and I started to like them. I have since changed Departments, for the last time, and I was given a choice of G17 or G19. I went with the G17 because it was bigger. I have since become a big fan of them. So much so that I have sold my Sig and HK and ended up buying more Glocks. I now own four Glocks plus the one I'm issued. I hope to get more.

They have got to be one of the most reliable and durable handguns out there. I think that has got to be one of the most important things a person should check into when getting a gun for personal defense.

I know there is a lot of things said about Glocks being unsafe. To me the gun isn't unsafe, it's the person that is handling it that is unsafe. Some people think Glocks are ugly and don't use them for that reason, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if asthetics are what you are using to decide on what gun you use for personal defense, then you need to get a new Mindset.

I don't use Glocks because they are pretty or ugly, I use them because it works everytime I pull the trigger, they require less maintenance than other guns, I'm accurate with it, the magazines hold a lot of ammo, the smaller Glocks will take magazines for bigger Glocks, there are a lot of accessories for them thus making them cheaper and easier to get, and Glocks are more in the middle to lower end of the price scale, although this depends on your area.

For me Glocks are about as perfect as a gun as you can get. Again that is for me, I realize this is not so for everyone. So go to a gun store that has an indoor range and that rents handguns. Shoot the ones you are interested in and then decide which one is the best for YOU. YOU are the one that is going to have to live with the decision.

I am actually looking for a gun store that has Glocks, XD's, and M&P's so I can try them side by side each other to see which one like and if it ends up not being the Glock, then I just might get rid of the Glocks and go with the other that I like better.
 

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Tarzan1888 said:
Man I feel like someone just showed me a picture of their ugly baby and want my to say how good it looks.

From what I have read and heard, Glocks are fine pistols, but they do have a face that only a mother could love. :shock:

I have shot them and there are people I love who own them, but I would be far less than truthful, if I said I thought they looked good, felt good in my hand, or had a natural point to target.

Sorry but this little boy says that the emperor has no clothes.

Tarzan
I would agree that Glocks aren't the best looking gun around, but they were never designed to be pretty.

I love my 23 that I just picked up, but not because I think it's the best looking gun around. I loved how it handled on the range, and I know that it will do what I need it to when I need it to.

The main thing is that you've got to find what works for you. If it doesn't feel right in your hand then I don't blame you one bit for not getting one. I can respect someone for not getting a gun just because all his friends do it. Can't really argue with a man's opinion, so I won't try.

I will say that I love mine and I would suggest anyone in the market at least take the time to rent one and see what they think. If it doesn't suit you then fine. If it does then just budget for the ammo because you're going to want to shoot it all the time.
 

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Hollywood seems to think they look OK (e.g., **** Boy, 16 Blocks, Law & Order, The Shield, The Fugitive, The Life Aquatic, Without a Trace, The Unit, The Closer, CSI: Vegas, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Man on Fire, Out of Time, etc). I like the look, but then, I drive a Honda. :wink:
 

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UtahCFP said:
Hollywood seems to think they look OK (e.g., [auto-edited] Boy, 16 Blocks, Law & Order, The Shield, The Fugitive, The Life Aquatic, Without a Trace, The Unit, The Closer, CSI: Vegas, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Man on Fire, Out of Time, etc). I like the look, but then, I drive a Honda. :wink:
Maybe it's not that they "look OK" but that they look so ugly and mean and horrifying!!! Hahahaha... :flamethrower:
 

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I love my G22. If we are talking looks the Hi-Point is the ugliest gun!! when I bought my G22 I sold my Hi-Point .40 and acutely made money on the sale from when I bought it.
 

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I carry a g 23 for on and off duty carry with a g27 and a berretta 3032 as backups

I aggree the g23 does seem to be a faster draw out of the holster than the g22
 

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I am actually looking for a gun store that has Glocks, XD's, and M&P's so I can try them side by side each other to see which one like and if it ends up not being the Glock, then I just might get rid of the Glocks and go with the other that I like better.
Time for you to take a "road trip" and come visit Hawaii. The indoor range I work at rents all three. This is where I experienced handling and shooting all three side by side. I'd rank them in this order 1) Glock, 2) XD 3) M&P

Only reason the XD is ranked before the M&P is that the trigger is fairly similar to the Glock. A little tape over the "grip safety" fixes the other problem. :wink:

gf
 
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