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Old 12-01-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
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Glock "yuck-i-ness"

My post retirement employer only uses Glocks...

I have taught some pistol classes occasionally but had always used a 1911 for all my demonstrations (i hate instructors that talk but don't back it up with demos). Well that came back on me as some higher ups heard of the course but also heard of me using an unauthorized weapon.

I have qualified the past two times with their Glock which means I have fired a Glock 200 rounds in the last 10 years.

I have a class to teach next week and was told to use a Glock. So, today was tune up day....Yuck

As example, I use a shot a timer on everyone at the beginning on a simple drill to get a baseline. Three B/C zone (USPSA) steel targets... 10, 15 and 20 yards from shooter. Draw on beep and engage each near to far with two hits.

My 1911 times are 2.85 to 3.14. Glock times 3.6 seconds average.!!!
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Awful, just awful.

Not only were you forced to suffer the ignominy of shooting a Glock,
but you shot a 3.6!

This stain will blemish the 240 clan for generations to come.
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You may never beat your 1911 times but be careful, it will grow on you. I carried a G23 the last 10 years or so on the job and although not happy at first, I learned it is a first class fighting tool. Last year I used a 1911 to shoot my LEOSA qualification and although I had no issues next year I will be shooting by G17. I try and push myself, my times and my accuracy during qualifications and just having more rounds down range with the Glock I can do that comfortably. You have been around long enough and realize it is all about familiarity and repetition until it is second nature. Although it may not replace the 1911 for you, it will become more comfortable to you.
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:31 PM   #4
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I had to carry a Glock from 95-07. Prior to and after that it was 1911s.
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Awful, just awful.

Not only were you forced to suffer the ignominy of shooting a Glock,
but you shot a 3.6!

This stain will blemish the 240 clan for generations to come.
Haha. Had to look up what ignominy meant!
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:48 AM   #6
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I shot a Glock once and did not care for it! I love my Springfield Armory XD9 Sub Compact.
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:46 AM   #7
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I also shot a Glock once.
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for those who may be viewing on a small screen here is what Chuck said
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Not my proudest moment.
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:23 AM   #10
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The glock just not a great fit for my hand. The slant of the grip and the undercut just uncomfortable as hell. The natural aim is way off and requires adjustment but you can manage that with use. Getting a high purchase creates a bind in your grip fingers and after shooting a lot, not comfortable and puts my trigger finger in an odd spot for me.
It's a workhorse and never fails but to make it better, I'd have to do some grinding on the grip and undercut. That's hard for me to do. I know how to do it but not a big fan on fixing a factory design issue that requires a dremel.
This is my opinion only and on my Glock 19 Gen 4.
I'm not a glock hater or I wouldn't be a glock owner.
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