Part of my overall prepping plans is to have enough firearms for friends and family members who bug out to my location. I live in a rural area with privately owned that borders national forest and timber company land.
Hunting firearms is not a problem, the issue is handguns.
Something that caught my eye the other day on youtube, the topic was the new Sig 320 being adopted. Someone said the military needed to get rid of the outdated Beretta design and go with something more modern.
Then the person said something along the lines of “modern like a glock.” Or otherwise implied Glock is a modern design.
I started laughing and thought to myself the guy in the video knows nothing of handgun history.
In 1982 when Glock hit the streets it was thrown to the forefront of the gun control battle by having a polymer frame. The anti-gun leftist claimed a Glock would slip past airport metal detectors. The anti-gun media did one thing, they gave Glock all the free advertising the company could want.
From 1982 – 1986 I was in high school. Something teenagers did back then is we watched the news. Video games were far and few between. There was no internet, smart phone or tablet. there was no Netflix, Youtube, Hulu or amazon prime. The vast majority of people had 3 or 4 TV channels we picked up with an antenna. From 5:30 – 6:30 the only thing to do was watch the news. So watch the news we did.
Even after I graduated high school in 1986 I remember the anti-gunners beating the gun control drum over the Glock.
Take a safety feature off a chainsaw and you are asking fro trouble. Yet, Glock fanboys justify the Glock not having a safety?
Your finger is not a safety. There is an old saying, “always assume the presence of a belly button.” Which means we are all human and we all make mistakes. Safeties are there to compensate for mistakes. Except for Glocks, they do not have a safety and thus do not compensate for when people make mistakes.
I never cared for the look of a Glock, or the fact that they are made out of a polymer instead of aluminum or steel. While some of my buddies jumped on the glock bandwagon a decade ago, I stayed with the Beretta 92F and more recently the Remington 1911 R1.
To ensure that the group is constant in some of the firearms we own, I decided to buy a Glock. The one I am looking at is the Glock 19.
Several months ago some of my buddies and I went to a shooting range in southeast Texas. They arranged their Glocks on the table and let me test fire several of them. The one I liked the best was the Glock 19.
The 19 fits the bill as a lightweight handgun that I can carry while working around the farm. Something that I can carry while running a chainsaw, or brush hogging with the tractor. A handgun that stays out of the way, lightweight and chambered in 9mm.