Yes I said it. Glocks suck. Glock as a company also sucks but I’ll get to that in another post. Now why you might wonder, would I say Glocks suck. it’s really pretty simple. I’m taking a break from the bug out kit thing as this has been floating around in my mind for the last few days.
- The Trigger Guard – As someone who has “Glock Callous” I can honestly say the trigger guard on the Glock frame needs to be thinned. This an almost universal modification when people have stippling work done on their Glocks. If you’re one of the few that this doesn’t bother, great! For the rest of us, this could stand to be remedied. It actually helps to get the hand a bit higher on the grip and for new users or people who don’t shoot frequently, it can be a bit rough on the knuckle. I largely exempt the 42 and 43 from this one.
- Plastic Factory Sights – I’m to a point now where if the sights were decent, I might not bother replacing them. Having torn a front loose once and known others who have smashed the crap out of the plastic factory rear, I think it’s safe to say that this is a shortcoming. I understand most will replace them. It’s my view this is more of a necessity than anything else.
- In a day when many new guns have already been released with ambidextrous controls, Glock decided they’d live dangerously. They tossed us users a bone with a reversible magazine release on the Gen 4 guns. That’s it. Many of us who shoot the crap out of our guns prefer to release the slide with the thumb of either our support hand or our firing hand. Being able to use the same quick methodology for which either hand would be great. As I type this, we’re approaching the release of the Gen 5. And that may finally give us the ambidextrous slide catch.
With all that said, I still shoot Glock 19s primarily. So if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be in the garage with my Glock 19 frame and Dremel.