So would anyone care to explain the "glocks are ugly" meme to me? I get that everyone has different opinions, but this is like the most cited reason I've seen on this board for why people don't like them. What polymer handguns look better? All that I can think of off the top of my head are the mk. 23/usp line, gen 1 p99, and maybe like the caracal.
Is it that people are comparing them to guns outside the tactical/polymer striker-fired class? Like custom 1911's and revolvers and stuff? Because I guess I could see how someone who's a little fuddy might see them as ugly when viewing them from that context. Thoughts /k/?
>Is it that people are comparing them to guns outside the tactical/polymer striker-fired class? Like custom 1911's and revolvers and stuff?
Beauty is subjective. Some people like matte polymer and blocky slides, others don't.
You also have to remember that glocks are better than museum grade stuff like 1911s and revolvers in most respects that matter, most of those being objective. So fanboys of these platforms that think they have the best guns ever cling desperately on to every shred of hope they can use to keep themselves in denial. Sure, these are extreme minorities, but they're also very vocal ones.
It's the same reason the glocknade maymay persists to this day despite it only being a problem with only first gen guns of a certain caliber.
I personally think glocks look okay. Nothing special, but not garbage either.
That would be hi points
No, I'm an American. Like I said, I don't think Glocks are the BEST looking guns in the world, but I'm dumbfounded when people say Glocks are hideous and then sing the praises of things like m&p's and vp9's and p320's.
They are ugly, in just how basic bare bones they are. And how square they are.
The main reason I don't like them is the stock sights are retarded and I don't like DAO triggers.
the Glock is just a down's syndrome p7.
>Search your heart, you know it's true.
It's called minimalism, bud. I guess the square thing makes sense since it's pretty unconventional. The stock sights do in fact suck, but they're cheap and made to be replaced. I'm gonna be replacing the sites on any pistol I get, pretty much, so if the stock ones are throwaways, all the better.
Also, Glocks aren't single action or DAO, scrub. The striker is partially cocked.
I'll tell you this.
I've had my hands on a few different handguns, to include classic stand-by guns like the 1911.
I used my friend's G22 for my C&C qualification.
It literally felt like a dildo. I hated it. I'm legitimately surprised I was able to pass the qual with that piece of shit. 10 shots, eight went center mass, one flew over the right shoulder, and the 10th was a random headshot.
You should avoid buying them at all costs, they're horrible guns. If you end up owning one, you should sell it immediately.
>can't shoot worth a shit with a handgun
lol in the trash your opinion goes
WELL SHIT, ANON, when people tell me to find a handgun that feels like it's meant for my hand for best results, what the fuck am I supposed to blame? Your fucking mom?
Jesus christ you're retarded.
As shitty as the xd is, the m&p deserves it amongst the three
>he doesn't even own a handgun
>somehow has the background experience to blame gun and not the nut behind the trigger
It's funny you bring up "classic stand-by" guns like 1911's because glocks actually have nearly the same grip angle as 1911's. Only reason the feel different is most 1911's nowadays come with a flat mainspring housing, but that wasn't always the most popular.
In my opinion, the arched mainspring housing/glock grip is more conducive to intuitive point shooting.
Because there is more to the grip than the back strap but everyone gets too caught up on "muh grip angle"
I don't like the way blocks feel, mostly because of the stupid finger grooves. Ive never found them attractive either, until recently. Sometimes simplicity is good. I'm not going to make any analogies with women/cars etc but the utilitarian aspect grows on you.
Its obscene how little touches like aftermarket sights,different color schemes and forward slide serrations improve the look.
Sorta like Kahrs
Might be you have really small hands. Did you have trouble gripping it all the way around? glocks are a bit wider due to the double stack mag.
If you hold the gun in your hand like in the image, the sights should naturally line up with wherever you point your index finger. I can get on target with a my 19 faster than just about any other gun I own. Not saying you're doing it wrong or anything, but you did say that it was your first time shooting one.
Yeah, alot of people prefer gen 2's for this reason. I have pretty thin fingers, so they're comfy in the grooves, but I could take them or leave them.
>Might be you have really small hands.
No, I have the opposite problem..
Nothing lines up correctly for sasquatch hands.
Speaking of the ruger American one of my local gun stores has one and it was a free rental. I shot it yesterday and had no complaints. It felt like any other striker fired gun to me. While there's other options out there certainly that may be better for other people's preferences I wouldn't dissuade anyone from buying one. But most full size handguns are quite pleasant to shoot I find vs a compact or sub. It was only 429 if I remember correctly too which is much less than msrp.
Also pic related minus a 229 and bersa 380.
Dayum son. Why are you even trying to use normie human weapons then? Just get a Mark 23 or a Deagle or something.
The duty size Glock is ugly.
OP, has posted a compact size which has better proportions and looks better.
The gen1 is ugly than the later generations as the addition of a rail helped square off nose.
Here is the latest generation of duty size Glock with the new grey frame.
For me, when someone says Glocks are ugly, I assume they must be talking about the duty size because they are indeed ugly.
Compact and Sub-compact Glocks offer better aesthetics through a more balanced proportion.
OP here, gotta disagree. How are you gonna sit there and tell me that the gun you posted looks disproportionate? Also Gen 2 is sex. Only things I like better on the newer ones are the thicker trigger guard and larger mag release on the Gen 4.
I can sort of see where you're coming from but I think the problem rests in the grip length and not the slide length. Heres an example of some custom duty glock that had just the grip reduced (Ignore the texturing). Grey frame does kinda look like dicks though imo.