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    One Reason Why I Like a Glock

    For the past 8 years I've been carrying a G17 as a primary duty pistol.

    Off and on I would qualify (day and night) with my HK P7M8, but I usually just tote my G17 around and I never really had a P7M8 holster that worked well for me.
    Recently that changed. I bought a Blade-Tech holster as well as a Don Hume J.I.T. Slide 25 and qualified with the P7M8. All is well with world.

    I love my P7M8...............until I had to clean it. For the love of God they sure are complicated!!!

    There's something to be said about simplicity. Glock pistols sure are simple to operate AND clean. To me that's a HUGE bonus, and one that many folks don't often mention. I know I've taken their simplicity for granted, but I'm half tempted to pick up a G26 as my off duty pistol and keep the P7M8 in the safe.

    ---Brian
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    I would recommend you have the same exact pistol (Glock), maybe a compact though for your backup as your duty carry, because muscle memory rules under stress and you don't want to fumble with a different gun and have to think about which one you have in an emergency, even if it's just a split second to think about it.
    The cleaning aspect is a good point, I never thought about it, just did what I had to do with a 1911. I never messed with a Glock that far, is it easier to clean than a 1911?
    m14brian

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      #3
      Agree. Throughout the series, Glock is an excellent service pistol. My identical-twin brother (deceased) was a LEO for a little over 20 years. Day in and day out, he preferred the Glock. He once told me that it was excellent for training new officers, especially those with no prior experience using handguns.

      Have been shooting various models in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP since 1996. Have not ever had a single issues with any of them. One summer I got hold of a pile of .40 S&W range ammo... ran 3,500 rounds through a G-22. Remarkable pistol! Accurate as a good DA revolver. Idiot proof... just use good ammo and mags and the thing would work every time you needed it. Only stoppage I ever had was with three bad rounds. Even fed/fired those once I got them straightened out. Routine cleaning is simplicity itself. Complete detail strip does not require that one be a rocket scientist. Just simply pay attention and the process goes smoothly... about the same as a 1911. JMHO. Sincerely. bruce.

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        #4
        Great info, guys.....and much appreciated!!
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          #5
          Originally posted by m14brian View Post
          I would recommend you have the same exact pistol (Glock), maybe a compact though for your backup as your duty carry, because muscle memory rules under stress and you don't want to fumble with a different gun and have to think about which one you have in an emergency, even if it's just a split second to think about it.
          The cleaning aspect is a good point, I never thought about it, just did what I had to do with a 1911. I never messed with a Glock that far, is it easier to clean than a 1911?
          m14brian
          Never been a Glock fan, they do go bang when you pull the trigger and I've pumped a zillion rounds down range with them from DOC day's gone by... There not any harder too clean/take down than any 1911 is. However I did peel my fingernail back once trying too remove a stubborn slide off a Glock frame. Other than there being soulless things, that's the two things I will forever hold against them. ​
          Last edited by Phil McGrath; 04-20-2016, 09:19 PM.

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            #6
            I'm not a fan either. I tried to like them, but the grip angle. But when you're forced to use it daily that was my thought to syncronize guns. I couldn't hit a dang thing with a model 21, but I put a ragged hole at 7 yards with my brother's Kimber ultra carry officer's size 1911. He had some DA Sig that I gave up after 2 mags, it looked like my first day shooting with that.
            Thank God I am the policy supervisor/purchasing agent for my department and carry a 1911 lol.
            m14brian

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              #7
              I'd like a Glock 18 ... ( sometime after I win the lotto and long before I get struck by lightning )

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                #8
                I might be able to do a model 30S? or 30SF? later on that Jersey Devil was talking about a while back with the slim slide and frame. As I get older guns are just getting to be more utilitarian to me, I may not even want a high end 1911 for carry anymore. Stranger things have happened. I would more likely pick an XD though but I'm not sure how they stand up to Glocks. (Let's not derail this thread, let's start another if we want to discuss this).
                m14brian
                Last edited by m14brian; 04-26-2016, 12:41 AM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by m14brian View Post
                  As I get older guns are just getting to be more utilitarian to me
                  I already know this is blasphemy lol. Fire away! m60a
                  m14brian

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by m14brian View Post
                    I already know this is blasphemy lol. Fire away! m60a
                    m14brian
                    ​OK I will!! Sacrilege, heresy, bboooo hisssss there is a special place in hell for guy's like you..... Ok I feel better. Well being a 1911 guy I understand there not for everyone just for guys that stand when they wiz. No, honest its true if you sit too pee the 1911 isn't for you.

                    In all fairness, I played with a Glock and a XD that both had grip reductions with stipple jobs. I have got too say both felt pretty good without being overly aggressive, miles better than what they felt like when they were stock. Not being a Glock fan if I were too ever own a XD again I wouldn't hesitate too do the reduction and stipple.

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                      #11
                      Lol, I have had some variation of the 1911 most of my years since I was about 15. I was big on revolvers back then too even into my early 20s so I didn't have a 1911 for a couple years in there but I honestly can't see myself without one until I get really old and would have trouble pulling the slide because of bad arthritis, which I have already. Haven't had a Glock yet.
                      m14brian

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