Glock Firearms

Discussion in 'Other Guns' started by SHOOTER13, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Pictured below is my EDC weapon, a 3rd generation Glock 30SF chambered in .45ACP. It holds 10 +1 and has proven itself accurate and reliable enough to trust my life to it.

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    The Glock series of firearms are a short recoil-operated locked breech semi-automatic pistols that uses a modified Browning cam-lock system adapted from the Hi-Power (P35) pistol. The firearm's locking mechanism utilizes a linkless, vertically tilting barrel with a rectangular breech that locks into the ejection port cut-out in the slide. During the recoil stroke, the barrel moves rearward initially locked together with the slide approximately 0.12 inches until the bullet leaves the barrel and chamber pressure drops to a safe level. A ramped lug extension at the base of the barrel then interacts with a tapered locking block integrated into the frame, forcing the barrel down and unlocking it from the slide. This camming action terminates the barrel's movement while the slide continues back under recoil, extracting and ejecting the spent cartridge casing. The slide's uninterrupted rearward movement and counter-recoil cycle are characteristic of the Browning designed system.
     
  2. 28Shooter

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    I never thought I'd see the day that my old Model 10 S&W would be retired as my nightstand gun but I bought an unfired secondhand Glock 17 last summer (my first) and it has proven 100% reliable, dirty or clean, with all types of ammo. She shoots to point of aim at combat distances and groups very well. Add the Tenifer finish and polymer frame and there you go. I'm still an S&W man but as the saying goes, "You show your Smiths and Colts to your friends and you show your Glock to the bad guys." It's like a hammer in the tool box, it doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to work.
     

  3. axxe55

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    nothing wrong with that statement! very well said. a reliable ugly pistol is much better than an unreliable pretty one! i was in the market last year for another 40 S&W caliber pistol and was looking at buying a Glock, but ended up buying the Springfield XDm40 instead. i have shot several Glocks over the years, and would buy one if the right one at the right price came along. i don't regret buying the XDm40 as it's an awesome pistol and shoots very well.
     
  4. william488

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    I love my glock 22. its my every day carry. Only time I don't carry my Glock, is when at work, and when its really hot out, I go for my smaller gun to carry, easier to conceal, its a pa-63. My G22 is just too big to carry when only wearing shorts and thin shirt.
     
  5. Hyphenated

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    Well said 28Shooter....my Glock 22 is not pretty, but I like it.
     
  6. mesinge2

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    This was my only Glock before it was stolen :(

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  7. 72Camaro

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    I've tried Glocks, like their reliability but just cannot get past the bulky squarish feeling while holding them.
     
  8. Bobshouse

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    I also carry a Glock 30sf, inside the waistband, strong side daily.
     
  9. BORIS

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    That's because you arent supposed to hold them by the slide. The grips are actually pretty comfy to hold and grip.
     
  10. SHOOTER13

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    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum Boris !!

    Aren't you a member of the Glock Forum...? ;)
     
  11. BORIS

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    Thats me....
     
  12. FOUR4D4

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    Is it true that Glocks are dishwasher safe? Just a little joke going around :D
     
  13. 28Shooter

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    Yes, but don't wash one fully loaded with one in the chamber. I did and my wife is still complaining about what happened to her good dishes. We have also found that the dishwasher doesn't work nearly as well with holes in its door.


    I know that I don't need to say this but - I'm only kidding and do not put loaded Glocks in the dishwasher!!!!