- September 5, 2012
Hey AD do this comparison. Check the material on a glock frame, the amount and thickness of steel that the slide contacts. Then check a Springfield XD (any) it is thicker there is more. I look at a Glock and just wait for it to snap off.BLASPHEMY!!! God will punish you for that!!
Putting a Glock in the same company as a Taurus! I've never been so emulsified in all my life! (With apologies to Lestoil for stealing that line.)
Well, as my current Glock 30 has run flawlessly for 5000+ rounds, I actually went and ordered another one (due in January) as I felt guilty shooting my daily carry gun all that much so now I'll have two of them. One for a LOT of shooting (IDPA, etc) and the other one for carry with a monthly shoot). I just love the feel of a good .45ACP in the heat of battle.
Of course, it's a 45. Everybody needs some kind of 45. We're American shooters!!
I know Glocks run, but seen one put into water and it failed. People like James Yeager hate 1911's... John Browning designed it based on the COLT 1910..the first day of testing he was there to watch and fix or tweak the design. The Army Testers fired more than 6000 rds in a day, mag after mag, the only complaint was it was getting too hot to hold, Browning stuck the whole thing in a bucket of water and they just kept shooting it. Not one fail. He did not go on day 2 onward. He did not need to be there, it worked.
My XD 40 has had more than 4000 rds so far and hardly even any noticable wear. Yeager says the 40 cal alone cannot go 5000 rds without the gun breaking. He HATES 40. He HATES 1911's. But he is wrong on his facts on the 1911's they did have a flat backstrap, they were designed with the safety's. If he will either be uninformed about his 1911 Facts or lies intentionally, either way I do not take stock in someone mis-stating intentionally or not.
I have seen too many Glocks go. I trust the gun store that won't carry Taurus just to sell them when they are not up to par. I say if you like Glocks and they work for you. Use them. If you have the Taurus ditto. Hell if you have only the Hi-Point and they work for you great. I got the 9 and the 45 less than 400 for the pair. They are I don't care guns. The only real issues with Hi-Point is cheap mags, and ugly guns. The mags need to be bent at the top just a hair, and the feed ramp polished, (they paint it) and not one jamb not one FTF or FTE. Too bulky to CCW but great range guns for just shooting. Don't care if you get them messy.
I personally would trust my 1966 surplus Hungarian FEG PA-63 before I would a Glock. I have stood side by side with a Glock guy and his 9mm with my XD 40 I shot 300 rds no problems different boxes of ammo HP and Ball. He had Jamming problems. If Glocks always work why have I seen them fail?
As I said if you have no issues carry what you do. American Handgunner tried the XD-9mm when released a month after I bought my XD-40. 12000 rds fired, then they did another 5000 after freezing, sticking it in sand, mud and water. No failures. I will sooner rather then later put that many rds thru mine. So far so good. I average 200-300 rds every range trip. My mags can still cause me to cut my thumbs when reloading. I finally got a mag loader.
I do not like Glocks personally. But if they work for you then fine.