Most guys are comparing the Glock to the 1911. I’m going to compare it to the 911…
For the last 40 years Porsche has been remaking the same design and calling it brand new, and the fans have been lapping it up and eagerly await the next version. Those on the outside look at it and see that it is the same thing. The engine was misplaced, tacked on the rear like an afterthought outboard motor. Every one is waiting for Porsche to scoot it in a bit to improve the car’s balance.
Glock only comes out with a new gun when someone makes a new caliber… In the twenty years of Glockdom, we have seen new generations which we are told are better than the previous ones, and the Glock Enthusiasts will happily explain it to you like evangelical missionaries. But those on the outside look at it and see the same fault… That grip angle. It’s wrong. It’s not the same geometry that Saint J. Moses Browning chiselled in stone, so it can’t be right.
Now here is the thing about both the car and the gun… Like them or not, they work. The racing beetle continues to be one of the worlds very best sportscars, as the Glock continues to be one of the best handguns. Wrong or not, there is something very right about them.