is a glock a good beginner gun


Jeff S

JSGlock26
I received my CCP in June of this year. Never had a pistol before. I feel very good about Glock 26 being my choice for my first gun. I feel that I am starting with a clean slate of proper mindset and safety handling right off the bat. I don't have to unlearn anything up to this point and safety becomes second nature because it is the only thing I know. Good luck with whatever you choose.
 

Grognard Gunny

New member
Apparently Glocks must be pretty good weapons, I mean with so many ardent supporters...... how can one go wrong by going with the flow?

Wait! Isn't that how Obama got elected? (LOL!)

Still, having the freedom of choice (still) of many weapons.... I still prefer autos with a decock function for carry weapons. But that's just me.

As for delayed first shot because of "safeties"...... "Draw-click-boom" is almost as fast as "Draw-boom" and the difference is measured in nanoseconds. If my life hangs on the balance of nanoseconds, no matter the situation, I'm probably screwed anyway, so why fret about it?

Go with what is "good" for you AND functions always.

GG
 

Glock Boy

New member
Once you know how to operate it it is a fantastic weapon ! Get training from someone who knows the gun ! If you are new to firearms I suggest a revolver ( I like Rugers in .357 ). God Bless and have enough ammunition !!!
 

father-of-three

New member
The short answer is yes. The longer answer is try a few at a shooting range that has gun rentals to see what feels best in you hand.
 

inspector710

New member
Sorry, I have to disagree. The trigger on the Glock is too tricky for a beginner. Remember the video of thr DEA agent that shot himself in a classroom? He had a Glock. I think you would be better off with a revolver or even a 1911. Just my $.02.
 

Warbirds

New member
They do say Glock Perfection.... just make sure you get all the recalls, and "upgrades" done. It's more Perfection for those with Alzheimers.

Consider a Springfield XDM, it is nice you can take the slide off the frame without having to pull the trigger and it is very simular to the Glock.

I on the otherhand prefer something with a actual safety.
 

golddigger14s

SFC At Fort Lewis, WA
Do a lot more studying, and try to find a range that has loaner/rental guns to shoot. Before someone pulls out a flame thrower, I personally don't like Glocks. I'm not saying they are bad, just not my personal cup of tea. On a forum like this you will get hundreds of opinions, so read and study before you jump.

Another source: OpenCarry.org - Discussion Forum
 

Grognard Gunny

New member
Once you know how to operate it it is a fantastic weapon ! Get training from someone who knows the gun ! If you are new to firearms I suggest a revolver ( I like Rugers in .357 ). God Bless and have enough ammunition !!!

SP 101 is my carry of choice in Summer wear. (Easier to conceal.)

GG
 

Austin

New member
As im sure someone else has said already (im too lazy to read all posts)go to the range and rent a few handguns and see what you shoot best with. Then get it. I think a glock is a decent enough pistol, but thats my opinion. There are some problems with them though just like every other thing in the world. Its really about what you shoot best with and what you can afford. I would stick with the big names though: glock, walther, HK, S&W, etc...
 

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