>>28436179 No and if you don't see why that's true of like 90% of Glock advocates you're just not very bright. Glocks are fine handguns but the level of absurd praise they get is entirely based in fallacy
>>28436159 It appears that way because half of the threads about handguns on /k/ are OP asking what they should get for their first handgun or first carry gun.
Like it or not, glock brand glocks are simple and effective guns. they come in a wide variety of sizes/calibers for different scenarios, they have everything you need and nothing you don't.
There are plenty of other good pistols out there, and a lot of them I like better than the glock. In general I don't like polymer pistols (aside from the hk p30, which, aside from being polymer and therefore kinda ugly, is extremely comfy to shoot), but if somebody asks "what pistol should i get to carry?" glock 19, 26 or 43 are usually my first suggestions.
In fact, I think the best 9mm pistol is the steyr GB (pic related). No safety, 18 round magazine, exceptional gas-delayed blowback operation, smooth trigger, and is super comfy. But I can't suggest that as a gun to buy in any thread because a) it's expensive and b) i have no idea what their pistol preferences are, maybe they like to carry cocked and locked.
>>28436487 Do you think plain glocks are tacticool? IMO they are the most modest of all the polymer guns.
glock invented the first main stream polymer gun. Everyone else just copies their design now. It's hard to beat the price. Thus, it's a good choice. Also you cannot find a gun with more aftermarket options than a glock. You can pay a little more and get a springfield with more features or pay a little less and get an M&P. They are all good choices.
Only problem glock really has is the shitty sights it comes with. Then again, this can be switched out easily.
Anyone with an opinion of any worth would point this out straight away when trying to criticize glocks. Of course like the noguns the majority of posters are on this board are, this isn't ever mentioned.
>>28436895 The USP is breddy gud, but the Mk.23 is probably too niche for most folks. I mean, it's indestrucible and all, but it's very big and expensive. Come to think of it, the Mk.23 would be a fantastic basis for a .460 Rowland pistol.
>>28436254 >good starter guns >the gun with the most NDs and self inflicted gunshot injuries ever and climbing yeah nah, shitcunt. a first gun has a safety so the person gets used to the firearm, then moves on to something without a safety
I like glocks because they're reliable and decently priced. I'm not gonna cry about it getting scratched up or confiscated if it is ever used in a self defense situation. The magazines are cheap and easily obtainable and the sheer number of accessories out there is amazing. Furthermore in the unlikely event I need it serviced pretty much everyone is a certified glock armorer but because it is so simple to completely disassemble I could do everything myself. Spare parts are also readily available which may not be the case for some guns out there. And finally it is extremely popular in civilian, law enforcement, and military groups. Pretty much every SF group uses and now that SEALS are adopting it you're pretty much an operator too with a glock 19.
>>28437481 I like em. Haven't shot it, but very comfortable. The only reason my choice is Glock is it's an established name, more than steyr I think in my area, and has proven it's reliability. Not that the steyr hasn't. I just don't know that much about them
>>28436219 >not poorfag >like the reliability >am on 4th Glock I'm not a shill at all, but they just work. In the 15 years I've owned them, the only issue I've had was limp writing the G27. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Find me a pistol in a half dozen calibers, huge aftermarket parts, a certified armorer on every corner, disassembly so easy you can do most repairs, tons of used guns with little actual firing from LE, all for the low price of Glocks
Toss in their public safety discount, and every volunteer firefighter, EMT and MOS can get them for dirt
>>28437455 the reason they're a good starter gun is because they're easy to operate. good for defense because you just have to point and click
has a consistent trigger, no fumbling safety, polymer frame is lightweight + easy to carry/aim and the heavy slide and low bore axis manage recoil.
>>28437449 the rogak guys fucked it up by getting blueprints making a shitty version before steyr started making the gun themselves, giving them a bad rap from the start.
aside from that, they were competing with all the other wonder 9s that we know today; the beretta 92, sig p226, glock 17. when those guns got picked up for american and european contracts, the steyr kind of faded from view.
however, it was popular among special forces operatives because it has extremely low recoil for a 9mm, and the fixed barrel makes it extremely accurate.
>>28437449 Probably because of the Rogak, which was a dogshit copy made before the real GB could hit stateside.
The GB is an excellent pistol, and the Rogak is what happens when you fuck up copying that excellent pistol.
>>28437397 Yeah. I mean, I can deal with revolvers in stainless, or a two-tone (like a stainless slide with a dark frame), but generally I like a darker finish.
>>28437455 >be imbred retard >keep finger on trigger when you shouldn't >on a gun where the safety is on the trigger >DUUUUAH IT JUST WENT OF I SWEAR THE GUN IS BROKEN Don't be a retard, don't have accidents.
>>28437665 That doesn't sound too bad. I've always liked using the DA first shot as my safety on my P229 rather than a manual safety. It's a shame I'll probably never see a GB unless I'm specifically looking for one.
/k/omrade that was just a joke. There was a thread earlier last week where it was announced seals going to glock 19 and a few anons were upset with their mk25/p226 purchase. I love glocks but I'm not gonna deny that hk USPs are better engineered guns and that the p226 is also a damn good gun. I fucking lol'd when the anons were regretting the mk25 purchases.
>>28436159 Reliability, it's the name of the game. The glock is a hideous fucking chud of a gun that is ridiculously reliable. Are there better guns out there? Fuck yeah, however if you want a foolproof bullet hose, and give no shits about anything else, its glock.
>>28436159 The more important question is why are you so obsessed with being a snowflake that you would outright ignore what is regarded as the most utilitarian and reliable pistol ever made? And that is not an opinion, there is evidence to prove it, so if you say otherwise you are unarguably being delusional. If you are against glock you either have the hands of a little girl or have the insecurity of a little girl.
They're simple to use (no hammers, external safeties, decockers, etc. to learn how to use), accurate enough, can take a good deal of neglect, any idiot can be taught to field strip and clean it, and most of the service models carry quite a few rounds.
Are there handguns that do things better? Absolutely. But Glocks do everything averagely enough to get by, while still remaining easy enough to use for most 100ish IQ individuals to wield it with at least some effectiveness.
>>28444039 I probably don't, I've only had my USP for a month and I really like it. My glocks on the other hand have been pretty much flawless through the years. I'd love to see a test between the mk23 and glock 41 to really see what the hk can do that the glock can't.
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