Originally Posted by MotoLex
Aww, he gave you "blessings".
Still doesn't seem to be aware that his beloved Glocks are H&K "knockoffs" though. . . .
Actually I wrote that to him that the HK VP70 was the first polymer framed gun and it came out in 1970. Here was his response:
My opinion of the XD, as stated in my email to you is that they are good
guns. And I acknowledged that the ones I reviewed were early models, making
them bug-prone. I can only review so many handguns, and the two I had did as
stated. That's all I have to go by, and if I get a chance to review another
one in the future, I'll report exactly what it does. As with any web sight,
I am limited by time and a multitude of handguns of multiple generations
that I can't get to.
I get the statement that you made below rather regularly, that GLOCK did not
invent the polymer framed handgun. And I never said they did. The first one
was a funky looking HK VP70. Google one, take a look at it and see if you
can find anybody who is copying that design. Then take a GLOCK 17 and see if
you find any guns with the main features of that one. Polymer frame, striker
fired, internal safeties, basic shape: Springfield XD, S&W Military and
Police, Taurus 24/7 and other Taurus handguns, even H&K followed GLOCK in
the now wildly popular design of these guns. GLOCK didn't invent them, but
they did start the revolution that has resulted in the multitude of GLOCK
Shooting phenom Rob Leatham (Springfield spokesman) is now claiming that the
XD-M is a "whole new category" of handgun. In fact it's just an XD with a
My take on all handguns is that I like honesty from the manufacturers.
GLOCKS are not "perfect". Springfield hasn't invented anything new in the
XD. Ruger did not do anything remarkable with their new .380 LCP-they stole
the design of Kel-Tec and acted like they invented something new, S&W
Military and Police - again, nothing new, just more polymer. Sig handguns
are grossly over priced. On and on it goes.
I buy handguns with my own money. I shoot them for a while, review them, and
report on exactly how they perform. That's the best I can do with time and