Why do you hate Glocks?


Message this morning: “Why do you hate Glocks?”
If I’ve given anyone that impression… My apologies. I do not hate them. In fact, I respect them a great deal. For a long time, my EDC pistol was a Glock 23. Solid, good gun. They are reliable and accurate and have a great balance of size, weight, and firepower. A Glock is just fine.

For me though, personally, it’s just not a favorite. I like guns with some character to them. Just like I prefer motorcycles with character to say, a Honda Nighthawk. Nothing wrong with a Nighthawk at all… Fine bike… even a great bike. But like a Glock, I find them to be a very pedestrian, soulless lump that I don’t appreciate spending quality time with, and would rather be spending it with something more interesting. And something that improves on the characteristics that I find important. Like a really really good single action trigger.

If you really groove on your Glock (Or Honda Nighthawk) that is totally good. Join the hundreds of thousands of other people who feel the same way too. Sure, there’s something to be said for them.

There’s also a reason McDonald’s has so many busy locations around the world.

2 thoughts on “Why do you hate Glocks?”

  1. I like my Glocks. I do not have the same regard for them as I do others in my collection.
    Where the Glocks shine IMHO, is in the 29 SF. This is my favorite carry gun for back country situations, 10 rds of hot 220 gr hard cast lead in the gun with 20 rd mags for reloads. And still lighter than my .44 mag with no reloads, and concealable.
    It is very comfortable to shoot. I had a single stack 1911 in 10mm and it was so uncomfortable to shoot that it did not out weigh the incredible accuracy. Both I and my wife preferred shooting the 29 to the 1911, so it went, even though I generally carry a lightweight commander day to day.

  2. I don’t love or hate my Glock 22 (40 S&W). It is a tool. It is absolutely, totally dependable. It fits. I shoot it well. I trust my life and that of my family to it. Yes, I don’t get warm and fuzzy about it. I get that Ogre.

    I do get warm and fuzzy about my late ’60s vintage Browning Hi Power. I simply love everything about it. I shoot it well, too.

    But, at the end of the day, I know that the G22 is the one I will turn to if real danger must be met with lethal force at close range.

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