To Glock or not to Glock...

Discussion in 'Non-XD Handguns' started by jliew08, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. jliew08

    jliew08 XDTalk Member

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    Hey guys,

    Currently in the market for a 9mm. Been doing a lot of research on the Glock 19 Gen4. I'd like to hear the likes and dislikes of the gun. I know some threads on here have compared it to the PPQ and from what I've seen most like the PPQ over the 19. However, I've handled both and the Glock just feels better in my hand. Not a Glock fanboy, never owned one, but interested. I currently have a 3.8 XDm .40 and a XDs, so I kind of wanted to expand out of the SA brand. Don't get me wrong, I love these guns, just interested in other things out there. Let me know what you think!
     
  2. mrs.goff

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    Just... just say no to Glock.
     
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    Where does this anti-Glock bias come from?

    The Glock 19 is a great pistol.
     
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    Mercmar XDTalk 5K Member

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    Get a G19. You'll love it. If you don't, you won't have spent a lot of money finding out that you didn't like it. I install aftermarket trigger connectors in all my Glocks. Try changing the trigger pull of any other brand with a $10 part that you can install with no "expert" assistance!!
     
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    Nothing wrong with a glock 19. There are a million in use. But if you are looking to get something a little more different than another everyday gun everybody else owns look to a Sig P226 or a HK.
     
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    Turn from the dark side!
     
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    My first plastic pistol was a Glock M31. I bought it because I tried another one that shot pretty decent groups. So far my M31 doesn't live up to the one I tried but its okay. It has a better trigger (stock trigger) than either of my XDMs. It doesn't shoot quite as good a group as my XDMs do.

    My second plastic pistol was a Springfield XDM 5.25". I hoped it would be much better than the Glock. It's about the same, accuracy wise. In fact, my third plastic pistol was another XDM, a 3.8" model. It shoots just as good a group as the 5.25" XDM.

    I'll tell you why I prefer (right now) the XDMs to the Glock. First because of the grip safety and second because it carries 19 rounds in that 9mm magazine.
     
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    I really like my gen4 G19; got it the same time as my 3.8 subcompact .40 XDm. I like the XDm a smidge better; and oddly, the recoil is identical. I have tighter groups with the XDm, the grip angle is better for me, and without the snap that usually accompanies the .40, I feel like that .40 XDm is my absolute favorite weapon I own! On the other hand, the G19 is an excellent weapon. I also have had absolutely no problems with FTF or FTE, and I have a very early serial number (and definitely had the first spring). You won't go wrong with the G19.
     
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    I really like my gen4 G19; got it the same time as my 3.8 subcompact .40 XDm. I like the XDm a smidge better; and oddly, the recoil is identical. I have tighter groups with the XDm, the grip angle is better for me, and without the snap that usually accompanies the .40, I feel like that .40 XDm is my absolute favorite weapon I own! On the other hand, the G19 is an excellent weapon. I also have had absolutely no problems with FTF or FTE, and I have a very early serial number (and definitely had the first spring). You won't go wrong with the G19.
     
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    Personally, the glock is like Apple products... everybody has them. And they look yucky. Just mho.
     
  12. OKcherokee

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    Do it.
     
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    Glocks are great. To quote a recent poster (in another thread): "Everybody should own a Glock" (paraphrasing).
     
  14. N.E. Tx.XD

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    The G19 is a great pistol, and I do prefer the Gen4 issue. The back strap change to smallest, or no added back strap will make the grip 3mm smaller in your hands. It made a big difference to my wife's grip.

    A G19 is on my short list, but am currently packing the G26 for CC, but carry a spare G19 mag with the x-grip spacer, that instantly expands my capacity from 11 to 16.

    If the Glock fits you, by all means make the move. "Your physiological and technological likeness will be added unto ours. Resistance is futile!"


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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
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    I have a G19 gen 3 and an XD9sc. The Glocks "ok", but watch the grip fit in your hand. Hate the little bumps, they don't line up with my fingers for a good SOLID grip. Thank god my daughter likes it. (I wanted a G17) Shoot my XD9sc MUCH better. (it has mag grip extension on it and CT grips) Just my .02 cents.
     
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    Let me also throw this out there. Take a good look at the Ruger SR9 series. Has got to be the most overlooked, underrated poly 9 out there. Similar grip angle as the Glock, and has less pre-travel, and identical reset on the Go switch. And....cost much less to boot.


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  17. scotty8

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    Everyone should have a 1911. And everyone should have a Glock 19. It truly is a great gun.
     
  18. 1lowlife

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    I could not agree more...


    I'd highly recommend a Glock 19 or Glock 17.
    I favor the Gen 1s and Gen 2s since I don't care for the finger grooves.

    Any Glock you buy will have a better stock trigger then the sloppy XD/XDm/XDs line of pistols.:shock:

    And if you don't like your stock Glock trigger it is easily and cheaply modifiable...:(
    Unlike the XD line that requires a $100 upgrade to make it acceptable..:oops:
     
  19. LUVMYGUNS

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    I have never owned a Glock simply bc I don't like the way they feel in my hand. To me, they feel more "plastic" than other plastic guns I own. However, my stepson owns one and loves it. I have shot it well the few times I have shot it but I still can't get past the feel. Rent it at your local range first and see what you think. I just traded my S&W 6906 (hated it) 9mm plus $189 for a M&P 40. I rented it first and liked it plus I didn't have a 40. You can pick up the S&W M&P for $399 to $450 around here new with 2 mags plus Huntsville Police Dept carries them which tells me they aren't a bad gun. Ultimately it's your call. Guns are like girls, what I find hot you might find hideous!
     
  20. AirForceAce357

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    I have a Gen 4 G17 and it's a great gun! It solved all the ergonomic criticisms I had against Glocks (grip size, grip texture, mag release). My G17 has been 100% reliable thus far and I'm very happy with it. Haven't shot the 19 but I've no doubt it will be excellent as well.

    Buy whichever gun feels better to you and don't worry about anyone calling you a fanboy or whatever. I'm sure you'll love the G19, and if you don't you can sell it easily and get something else.
     

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