Why I think the Glock is KING!

April 30, 2009

In case you didn’t know, one of the requirements of being a gun enthusiast is you must be VERY opinionated when it comes to guns, caliber, ammo etc.  It’s one of those silly unwritten rules.  Everyone either loves or hates something, and we do so with strong passion.  So in keeping with this unwritten rule, I also have an opinion on which handgun is the best.  I figure I better weigh in on the debate and voice my opinion to the world.  My opinion is…drum role please…The KING of handguns is the Glock!  There is no other gun currently made that can top the Glock.  It’s just a fact of life.


Now before you start leaving me nasty comments or sending me hate email, let me back up my opinion with 5 key reasons why I think Glock is KING.


1.      Reliability:  The Glock is famous the world over for its unwavering reliability.  It has been torture tested over and over again and continues to prove that it is one of the most reliable handguns ever made.  If you are looking for a reliable handgun that you know will fire every time you press the trigger, buy a Glock.  If reliability is not that important to you, buy something else.

2.      Low profile/low center of gravity:  The slide on the Glock has been designed to sit very low in your hand compared to say, the Springfield XD.  You can notice this difference easily be simply holding either in your hand and you can feel that the Glock’s weight is lower in your hand.  The low center of gravity allows recoil to push straight back on the shooters wrist/hand instead of rocking the wrist/hand up and back.  This makes is easier and quicker to get the sights back on target for the follow up shot.

3.      Trigger reset:  For those of you who don’t know what trigger reset it, let me explain.  After you press the trigger on any gun, you then must let the trigger forward in order to reset it for the next shot.  What many people don’t realize is that you don’t have to let the trigger move all the way forward to reset it.  On a Glock, the distance you have to let the trigger move forward in order to reset is MUCH shorter than many other guns.  This means that the shooter is only required to move his trigger finger a short distance with each shot, and less trigger finger movement means follow up shots are quicker and more accurate.  The trigger reset on the Glock is awesome.

4.      Durability:  Not only is the Glock reliable, but it has crazy durability as well.  I don’t know how many rounds I’ve put through my Glock 23, but it’s upwards of 10,000+.  In that time I have not had to replace a single part, spring or component or anything.  Glocks just hold together and keep asking for more.  For my hard earned money I want a workhorse of a gun, and that’s why I buy Glocks.

5.      Simple design:  The simple design of the Glock is quite amazing.  You don’t have to worry about safeties, decockers, external hammers or any of that stuff.  When you are ready to shoot you simply line up the sights and press the trigger.  That’s it!  I have trained alongside others who were using fancy Sig, Kimber, Berretta, H&K, you name it.  And I was always faster because I didn’t have to worry about putting the safety on or off, or decocking the hammer.  Point, shoot, repeat.  That’s all you have to do a Glock.


There are other reasons why I think the Glock pistols are king over all others, but I’ll save those for part 2.  Besides, with what I’ve given you thus far there should be no question in your mind as to which gun you should buy next, right?  Buy and GLOCK and never look back.



Written by Garren Christensen

Founder of Personal Liberties Institute

World class firearms training in Parker Colorado




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