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  1. Now you’ve heard from the first person who says that Glocks fit his hand perfectly.
    My primary handgun is a Glock 21 – .45 ACP. It takes a big hand to accommodate this gun, and I have big hands. I love the way this gun fits, shoots and recoils. And, as you said, it’s accurate and dependable.

  2. “Glock is rapidly losing their grip on first place as the handgun of choice for law enforcement in the United States, giving way to more updated handgun designs that fit the hand better and do the job just as well as the Glock can do it. Many others cost less than a Glock, too.”
    Are you sure about all of that, or is that just your opinion?

  3. I have both the G22 and G27 Gen 4 and they both fit my hands just fine. Love to be able to get standard sized mags here, but we can only have neutered capacity in N.Y…..just have to carry that many more 10 rounders.

  4. A short time before the infamous Miami/Dade shootout, the FBI came out saying the 9×19 was the most lethal handgun in the world. After, they went on a multi-million dollar quest to replace it with the 10mm, which proved too powerful for the vast majority of agents to handle. Some threw their pistols down the first time they fired them, thinking they had blown up. By the time they went through two downward revisions in cartridge power, the “FBI load” 10mm round was equal to the .45 ACP in energy. The .40 S&W emerged from this debacle in 9mm-framed pistols and the rest is history.
    Now, decades later, the FBI is once again coronating the Nine. Fine with me, that leaves me with more selection and better prices on tons of buy-back Forties.
    In classes conducted by John Farnam, we deliberately fire a Glock 9mm pistol with a limp wrist. EVERY shot produces a stovepipe stoppage. It takes a long time to work through a 15 round magazine, clearing these. Next, we limp-wrist any Glock .40S&W, using only one finger and the thumb, shooting sideways out of the grip, and the Forty chugs through the entire magazine without a single complaint. The difference is slide velocity. The higher energy of the Forty round that shortens its life, is also what my save yours…it overcomes the problems incurred with weak grips.
    When I see a small-statured student struggling with a lot of malfunctions in their 9mms, I trade my Glock 22 or 23 with them and the stoppages disappear. This lesson was driven home hard after a day with bulk Remington training ammo, which is very underpowered. My little girls got a lot of experience clearing stoppages with their Nines. I swapped them out with Forties, and they ran fine for the rest of the two-day course. Asked if the recoil bothered them, they said, “Huh?” So much for the punishing recoil of the .40, guys.
    Pat nailed the number one reason I stick to the Glocks. They RUN, and I get filthy dirty in my job. They are the Kalashnikov of pistols.
    The Wolfe conversion barrels run just fine in all my Glocks, so I can switch to 9mm any time I want. The reverse isn’t true…..can’t make a Nine into a Forty.
    My four 1911s have gathered dust in storage for over a decade, and I have a ton of .45 ammo. The Glocks just do the job better for me, especially after I learned to run the trigger. In the 35 years I’ve been taking courses, I’ve seen the Glocks displace just about every other pistol out there. But we have all sorts of great new guns to choose from, so we’ll see what the future holds.
    Good review, Pat!

    PS, The .40 S&W round is easy to reload…the Nine is finicky with its tapered casing and variable wall thickness. Just don’t try to make it into a 10mm and avoid R-P brass. Leave the full powered loads to the factory. For those Forty shooters who are sensitive to recoil, the Barnes 140 gr load is mild, and equals 9mm energies.

  5. A couple of clarifications: the extended factory .40 Glock mags are actually 22 rounders, not 29 rounders. As someone who has been through the Glock armorers course, the purpose of the milled out portion on the upper front part of the slide is to give the slide the optimum weight for reliable cycling. This does create a critical weakness in the gun for WROL scenarios – if you get a bit of gravel or other debris in that milled out section, it won’t run. The 34, 35, and 41 are great guns for gaming the system at IDPA, but a 17, 22, or 21 will be more reliable in a rough and dirty environment.

  6. Good review, I carried a Glock 35 in my last two years of law enforcement with several Glock extended magazine’s in my bag. Super accurate and totally reliable. My EDC is a Sig c3 lightweight 1911 in 45acp but when I travel to big cities I switch to the 35. Never feel under gunned. Keep up the good work.

  7. After 24 years in the Army and carrying both the 1911 and the M9, I now carry concealed a G26 w/ extended ‘pinky’ cap on the 8rd mag w/ 2 G19 15rd mags as back-up. My main squeeze for field / combat is a G19 Gen.4, and yes…it fits my hand perfectly. No mental grip adjustment necessary as with the 1911 or M9. However, I really like both of the older platforms and shoot regularly with both to keep up proficiency. Heck, for that matter, I like revolvers too!

  8. Same people who whine about Glock not fitting their hands refuse to do undercuts and remove the finger pieces but will drop $1K on a 1911 to make it fit their hands with grips, beavertails safeties, slide cuts etc.
    The whines about plastic sights. It took me from 1986 to last year to finally knock off mine on a barricade and replaced them with some steel nightsights.
    I’m sure that nowhere in his entire history did he ever replace the sights on another gun he owned for any other reason right? Pllllease
    GET OVER IT your excuses are invalid.

  9. I’ve had a few really good 1911s and shoot them very well. However, the grip on them always bites the webbing between my thumb and index finger, and after a while, it is not so much fun to shoot. So a couple decades back or so I switched to a Glock 21 as EDC and found it fit my hand better than just about anything else I’d ever held and shot. I still have that gun, and a couple of model 22s for combat times. My one 1911 is a para-ordinance stainless that is a real tack driver, but more or less also a safe queen. What I like about the model 22s is I also have a Kel Tec Sub-2000 in 40 S&W and a full complement of extended mags. For a briefcase carbine combined with the Glock and the price I got it for, I couldn’t resist, and it is a suitable get-home combo for me. I too have no use for the add-on backstraps. It only makes sense that the bigger 35 would be appealing.

  10. I have owned and shot a wide variety of handguns over the years and I do recognize the quality and accuracy of Glock handguns, but I must say, I am definitely in the ‘does not fit my hand right’ crowd. Training and practice as well as a quality fire arm are extremely important, but I firmly believe that if it does not fit comfortably in your hand, you will not do as well as you would with a gun that does fit. My preference for a daily carry is the Walther PPS. It is very concealable, accurate…and most importantly to me, fits my hand like a glove. I do not feel like I am holding a gun so much as the gun is just an extension of my hand/arm. Bottom line, get the best quality gun you can afford…but before you do, try as many different ones as you can to find the one that is most comfortable in your hand.

  11. I have shot several Glocks in different calibers and I think it’s an excellent handgun. Do I have one or carry one–no I do not. For me it’s a personal choice and I prefer a pistol with an external safety and not striker fired. My EDC is a Sig P938 and again that is my personal choice and I feel comfortable carrying and shooting the Sig. In a SHIF situation, I will be carrying my Colt .45ACP and possibly the Sig as a back-up.

  12. My buddy, whom is a Marine, and was did 3 tours in Afghanistan lost his Glock 22 in a fire fight. He watched as it went down a cliff that was about 00 feet to the bottom. After things settled down. H4e made it to the bottom and found his weapon stuck between two boulders. Looking it over he saw no real damage, he racked the slide and put a mag through it with out a hitch. I will never own another kind of handgun.

  13. If you’re over 50 like me you may remember the first home video format BETAMAX. Sony invented both the VHS and BETAMAX format. For you younger folks before DVD’s these two competing, incompatable, videotape formats were the first way you could bring home and watch a Hollywood movie. Even though Sony ivented both formats they decided to sell the better, but more expensive, BETAMAX format players. Evey other manufacturer adopted VHS. Hollywood relased movies in both formats. But eventually VHS won the format battle because there were just millions of more VHS machines sold. Maybe even today you’ll see VHS discount $1.99 movies at the supermarket.

    So for a moment think of .40 S&W as the BETAMAX, and 9mm the VHS of ammo. 40 may be better and more powerful, but 9mm has won the format war. Every year millions of 40 S&W rounds are manufactured, but hundreds and hundreds of millions of 9mm rounds are made. Just like BETAMAX and VHS the free market (and the world’s military) decided 9mm is the format. So think of the TEOTWAWKI supermarket. The discount bin, or any bin, is more likely to have 9mm “movies” for sale. I’ll be glad my Glock 17 has the format to “play” the movies that are available then.

  14. I like glocks but I really like the colt 1911A1 in .45 cal. It fits my hand well and it is a 1943 military and it shoots better than my sons Kimber in .45. The main reason it that I can disassemble it totally with just a nail. I had one of the first glocks to reach the US and after 3 mags the extractor went flying somewhere. How do you install a new spring and extractor? With the colt its real easy. Anyone with a glock or any type of firearm should take a class on disassembly of your firearm that you will depend on and get any tools and spare parts you will need.


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    “The mere ownership effect refers to an individual’s tendency to evaluate an object more favorably merely because he or she owns it. The endowment effect is a related phenomenon that concerns the finding that sellers require more money to sell an object than buyers are willing to pay for it.”

    As an added benefit, part numbers for actual metal sights and replacement triggers will be printed on the back so your spouse or loved ones can read them to you while you’re on the Ghost website. For all you pre-Gen 5 owners, you will also find the part number for the updated extractor, because Gaston knows how hard it is to hit the bad guys with hot brass hitting you in the face!

    Remember, Gaston loves you!!!

    1. 1) How about you direct your dismissive sneers to the Seals, MARSOC, Rangers, CIA officers, Delta and British SAS officers who use the Glock 19/17? Or to the many police officers who carry Glock. Or to the paramilitary contractors. Maybe to Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor who shot those two guys off that motorcycle in Lahore Pakistan.

      2) And before you cite the Army’s Modular Handgun System competition, let me note my opinion that Sig desperately bought that contract with a low ball price quote, not by merit. Having lost the FBI and ATF contracts to Glock.

      3) I don’t believe in accepting only one gun model — you should be familar with the virtues and shortcomings of what’s out there and be prepared to use whatever’s available. But one should focus on the facts — including the judgments of those who actually fight for a living.

      1. Your scorn for the Left has affected your sense of humor Don!
        Stop taking yourself so seriously…I own three Glocks; a 17, a 26, and a 29. Which reminds me…”there is a .40 for real men…it’s called a 10mm”-Col. Jeff Cooper

        “Then, on the morning of April 11, 1986, eight Miami FBI agents spotted and approached two wanted bank robbers. In the ensuing firefight, Special Agents Dove and Grogan were killed as well as the two bank robbers, Matix and Platt. The event shocked the nation as well as the law enforcement community. The autopsies of the two crooks revealed that the then-issued FBI service round, a 9mm, lacked sufficient penetration to readily incapacitate. Had one round penetrated Platt’s body an inch more, it’s likely that the two FBI agents would have survived the encounter. This real-world event became a driving force behind the 10mm Auto and validated Cooper’s idea that magnum-level ballistics in a semiauto had serious application in the law enforcement world.”

        Read more: http://www.gunsandammo.com/ammo/handgun-ammo/a-history-of-the-10mm-auto/#ixzz54xX7yTJO

        1. Jeff Cooper is a dated and dead! There a plenty of current instructors that surpass him on skill and knowledge. Tactics and weapons evolve. So, you have a choice evolve or perish!

  16. I’ve had a g35 for quite a while now. Love it! Great gun. 40 is a lot of fun to play with when hand loading. I’ve used some 200gr xtp’s and it shoots like a 45acp. I’ve also loaded down some lead cast (I know, I know, you cant shoot lead in glock barrels)145gr and it shoots like a 9mm. As a whole I like 165gr. One last thing, Im not saying I could do this again however shooting freehand I did hit 10 out of 15 on a 12 inch round dingger and when we walked it off it was about 120 yards. It took a bit of Kentucky windage and don’t know if I could do it again, but I did it once

  17. PS Re MHS, I think the SIG is fat for a 9mm. However, it’s possible that Sig’s partner Winchester won the competition with an innovative 9mm round –possibly a spoon-tip ( Löffelspitz ) akin to the H&K 4.6×36 mm


    Our gun press was craven re Army info control and rather stupid in covering that competition. I particularly laughed at the articles re how “modular” the SIG is — there was NO requirement for “modular” in the MHS RFP. Only for grips that fit a wide range of hands –met by the different backstraps.

  18. I tend to agree with you that some of us find that the Glock does not fit our hands very well. For this reason I did not purchase a Glock until I witnessed the accuracy and reliability of the Glock’s being used by others while i was taking firearms training using a 1911. I now own several Glocks (favorite being the 357 Sig models). I do with each and every Glock also purchase a Hogue rubber grip and cut to fit. With these attached the Glock fits my hand perfectly. Why I’m not sure, as i have small hands.

  19. 5 bad guys coming thru a door to kill you. You have a choice of 3 calibers only,to defend yourself. u can have 5 rounds only, being 9mm .40cal or .45acp pick that caliber u would use to save your life

    1. Annoyed at having to read “.45 or die” drivel at this point in the evolution of firearms.

      Can one not simply bypass an article about a solid gun/round that is not their brand without finding a way to disparage it?

      How’s the wifey like shooting that 1911? How accurate is your 12 yo with it? Prepping firearms has more to do than how manly one seems themselves.

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