Skip to comments.Glocks Are Flying Off The Shelves In Arizona After Saturday's Massacre
Posted on 01/11/2011 12:15:47 PM PST by speciallybland
Sales of semi-automatic Glock handguns have surged since Jared Loughner gunned down six and injured 14 more, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on the weekend.
According to Bloomberg, one-day sales of pistols in Arizona leapt 60% on January 10 - the Monday after the shooting, compared to the previous week.
The owner of two Arizona gun shops told Bloomberg the store was "at double our volume over what we usually do.
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That's OK, because as a fan of the classics, I use those old-school black powder muzzleloading Glocks that my forefathers used.
Ooh, liberal a-clowns and their scary imagery. Sheesh.
I’m an old 1911 guy but during my CCW class, my instructor was very pro Glock. I’m planning on renting one at the range just to see how it feels. But, I would like to get other’s thoughts on the Glock line and how it shoots.
I personally don’t like Glock, I prefer HK.
Shoot a Glock, then a Sig.
You’ll never shoot another Glock.
Same type of thing happened after the Luby’s massacre in Killeen, Tx.
There are Glocks which chamber .45 ACP. IIRC there are two basic types.
Shoot a Glock, then a Sig.
Mine is a Sig26 :-)
Sure, if money’s no object.
I hear that a lot, “get a Sig!”...
Sure, after some rich relative dies and leaves me everything.
Chris Matthews will wee wee himself when he hears this.
Is that a special production model they are keeping secret?
I’m sure people are expecting more state firearms restrictions after this event.
I own a Glock 19. Due to the lack of safety (I don’t consider the trigger a safety) I don’t much care for it. The feel is OK and the high cap mags are OK. I just don’t think it is my top choice in CCW carry. I find it doesn’t feed all 9mm without problem. If you use Silver Bear ammo (made in Russia) it shoots like crap. Stovepipe jams and worse.
I prefer my 1911 Springfields in .45 or my H&K USP Compact in .40. They do the job and have never refused to function regardless of what brand of ammo I use.
A Glock is OK but there are many that are much better.
I’ve decided it must be a conditioning issue.
My g/f loves the Glock - 1st time I picked one up it just seemed too ‘boxy’ for my hand to get around.
1st time I picked up the M&P .45 - like a glove....
Added that plus a 9mm in the last year and I’m happy with both. Which is the clinch - find what you are happy with - performance/fit - and standardize on that.
Somebody better get ahold of genius Republican Peter King who just had a news conference with Mayor Bloomberg to propose new gun control laws. What an effing idiot.
As far as reliability goes, Glocks are second to none. A G21 (.45 ACP) is also nearly half the price of a good 1911. The double-stack magazines carry nearly twice as many rounds to boot.
I carried a 1911 for two years in the military and loved it. However, most of the commercially sold models are not nearly as reliable, especially out of the box. They often require a lot of tinkering (springs, feed ramps, after-market mags etc.) and many manufacturers will recommend a 500 round "break in" period with FMJ ammo before you can expect performance. That recommendation was actually in the owners manual of a Kimber 1911 I had.
Being intimate with both weapons, for serious defense the Glock would be my choice hands down.
I bought a Glock 17 when they first came out and Howard Metzenbaum (remember him?) and Chuckie Schumer were ranting about “plastic guns”. I still have it, but it’s pretty far down my list of favorites. Function has been perfect, but I don’t care for the feel or the balance.
During an arrest in a high drug-crime part of the city, he and his partner got into a scuffle with a perp. Rather than put one in his torso, he pistol-whipped him and broke the polymer grip off the weapon. "Damn fancy plastic crap" is how he describes any polymer-framed gun. He keeps on about how happy he was with his Police Positive.
He's getting old and grumpy, but I still laugh every time he tells the story (over and over again)!
Psst...Lightly used Sig P225(P6)s are currently available at J & G Sales for $340. That's waaaaay cheaper than a Glock. I'm getting one...or two.
I own four models. 17, 19, 21 and 26. Modern relatively lightweight weapon with some drawbacks: not recommend to use reloads implying fear of overpressure (what’s called a Glock KB), intolerant to stovepiping due to non rigid gripping - limp wresting, and a questionable trigger safety. I own 5 1911s and some Berettas. In my opinion all are better than the Glocks
I thought you were kidding about a buy one, get one free sale, but....
The guy should carry a Hi-Point. The weight alone would drop a perp if pistol whipped with it. If it broke on impact it wouldn’t matter ‘cause the perp woul dbe unconscious.
Why? Are there a bunch of liberal copycats waiting in the wings, or are people scared they’re going to be banned?
Thanks for the tip.
I paid about that for my 19, LONG ago.
Amen ... P239 for me.
Although I like my HK P2000SK a lot too.
“...Sales of semi-automatic Glock handguns have surged ...”
I guess I will have to make do with my 43 year old St Louis Browning Hi-Power.
Glocks don’t fit my hand so I don’t currently have one.
That said, my experience with them are that they are tough, reliable, and easy to maintain. Plus, since they have absolutely no character, you could throw it out the window of the last bus out of Zimbabwe and not feel bad.
Of all the pistols I have used, the Makarov PM is the most comfortable and most reliable I have known.
I would guess fear of banning. I put in a fresh ammo order yesterday....
Glock Model 20- 2X+ the capacity, 1/2 the weight, 1/2 the recoil, 2X the range. field strips into 1/2 the parts in a fraction of the time, Dishwasher safe.
My Colt Commander Target model 45 ACP. is my preference. They are heavy, but the balance is amazing and they are rugged. No wonder they were the choice for our Officers during WW2. I dearly love the old girl!
LOL. I hear ya. Unlike people who report losing all their guns in boating accidents, I think some folks use a Hi-Point as their anchor!
I’m a 1911 guy myself, but I gotta say I’m a sucker for buying guns the politicians are talking of banning - might just have to get me a Glock or three.
Don’t like Glocks. The grip is to wide and it feels like you are holding a brick in your hand.
If I lived in a county where the sheriff doesn’t seem to want to do his job, I’d be looking to buy a powerful, reliable handgun too.
Ah, the good old days. I had an M-14 in my hands back in 1990, price tag: $450. Like an IDIOT I passed it up, bought an SKS instead. I miss the old days.
That's what I found anyway.
The Makarov is very good, at least the surplus E. German and Bulgarian ones. I like that it is all steel and has a traditional safety. It is probably the best value out there.
Agree. Actually, I prefer single-stack guns in general. The only double stack guns I can shoot worth anything are the Browning High Power and the CZ 75/85.
But I love it anyway.
I will take the Colt 1911 every time over a Glock.
Didn't they use the trusty six-shooter Glocks in the Old West?
practically identical to Glock
If I were a perp, I would prefer that anyone defending themselves use a 9. I would stand a much better chance of walking away from that pathetic round, able to recover and offend another day. The only one more pathetic than that round is the .38 Special.
I have an M&P .40, that I really love. It fits my hand, and points well to my tastes.
And what kind of gun control law would have prohibited this tragedy? Does Lil' Petey really think that this psycho would have obeyed a law that prohibits a person from possessing a firearm within 1000 feet of certain elected politicans? As for the rest of us, how are we supposd to know whether the person passing us on the street is a "protected politician" under Lil' Petey's law? What would have likely prevented this tragedy is the Pima County Sheriff's Deparment taking the many complaints about Loughner seriously.