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All-Time Top 10 GLOCK Posts as of April 13, 2013

Picture shows the Glock 19 Gen 3 and Gen 4 side by side.

GLOCK pistols are among the most-popular sidearms of Cheaper Than Dirt! customers, so it’s no surprise that readers of The Shooter’s Log want to know more about these handguns. Here are our top 10 most-read articles about GLOCK pistols.

1 Why I Chose a Glock 19 for Concealed Carry Why I Chose a GLOCK 19 for Concealed CarryAfter experiencing malfunctions in a SIG P245 in a defensive pistol class, the author of “Why I Chose a GLOCK 19 for Concealed Carry” finds the GLOCK quicker, more accurate, faster from the draw and more reliable. Why did this particular author switch his daily carry gun and why pick the GLOCK 19 over the 17? Learn the author’s reasons why in this article. You might just end up convinced to switch as well.
2 Self-Defense Handguns for Women Glock27 Self-Defense Handguns for Women: Armscor M200 .38 Revolver v. GLOCK 27 Semi-AutomaticThough comparing apples to oranges, the female author of “Self-Defense Handguns for Women: Armscor M200 .38 Revolver v. GLOCK 27 Semi-Automatic” compares and contrasts both firearms on the merits of concealability, shootablity and perceived recoil. Three women—a beginner, immediate and an advanced shooter—compare notes on shooting the .357 Magnum/.38 Special Armscor M200 revolver and the .40 S&W GLOCK 27 listing pros and cons for each.
3 Glock Gen4, Improving on Perfection GLOCK Gen4, Improving on PerfectionIn 2011, GLOCK introduced its new and improved GLOCK frame called the Gen 4. In “GLOCK Gen4, Improving on Perfection,” the details of each change are described. The author highlights the benefits of each improvement of the GLOCK Gen 4 frame, such as controlled recoil, better grip and ambidextrous controls. On the fence about the Gen 4? This article might help you make up your mind.
4 SHOT 2013 Glock 30S SHOT 2013: GLOCK 30SAt SHOT Show 2013, GLOCK unveiled its 30S. GLOCK slapped a G36 slide on top of a 30SF frame and called it good. This short report from SHOT Show 2013 gives you the low down. Were you excited about the news? Read this throwback story and comment if you own a GLOCK 30S.
5 Glock 30S 45 ACP Range Report GLOCK 30S in .45 ACP—Range ReportThe GLOCK 30S, a subcompact, easily concealable .45 ACP was revealed at Media Day at the Range before the 2013 SHOT Show in Nevada. Dave Dolbee headed straight to the front of the line to shoot the new GLOCK. Find out what his first impressions were and why he says the GLOCK 30S could ride on his hip anytime in “GLOCK 30S in .45 ACP—Range Report.”

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6 The Gen 4 Glock 19 GLOCK 19 Gen 4: Gun ReviewMost of us at Cheaper Than Dirt! are GLOCK fans and many of us own multiple GLOCKs. The GLOCK 19 is a classic with a 4-inch barrel and holds 15 rounds of 9mm ammo. For those with no experience shooting these striker-fired polymer pistols, The Shooter’s Log offers “GLOCK 19 Gen 4: Gun Review.” Written for those unfamiliar with GLOCK pistols, this gun review covers the basic functions of the GLOCK 19 9mm to the reasons why the author recommends it for home defense.
7 Setting up a Glock for Concealed Carry Setting up a GLOCK for Concealed CarryGLOCK guns come ready to go from the factory right out of the box. They more than just suffice without upgrades—including sights, trigger or grips. However, great can always be improved upon. What parts should you add to a GLOCK 19 to set it up for concealed carry and what factory parts should you leave alone? We answer these questions and more, as well as include our suggestions of our favorite products in the “Setting up a GLOCK for Concealed Carry.”
8 Glock FAQ GLOCK FAQCan you clean a GLOCK in the dishwasher? Will your GLOCK fire underwater? Why don’t GLOCKs have external safeties? All of these, plus life’s other biggest questions are answered in these top 19 frequently asked questions about GLOCK pistols.
9 Glock History GLOCK HistoryHow did GLOCK become so prolific? It all started when plastics manufacturer Gaston GLOCK overheard a couple of Austrian military Colonels wishing someone would make a gun to meet their military specifications. Without prior firearm design knowledge or experience, GLOCK set out to develop a pistol that exceeded the Colonels’ expectations. In “GLOCK History,” The Shooter’s Log pens the firearms company’s history from inception to current growth.
10 Haters Gonna Hate, but GLOCKs Live On Haters Gonna Hate, but GLOCKs Live OnGLOCK has a huge fan base. It has plenty of haters, too. From “its ugly” to complaining about the double-action trigger, there are many who just don’t believe in the “GLOCK Perfection” credo. The author of “Haters Gonna Hate, but GLOCKs Live On” takes common arguments against the GLOCK pistol and explains why he thinks those arguments are wrong.

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Comments (4)

  1. all glocks are great i own two of them the glock 22 3rd gen and a glock 27 4th gen
    i choosed the 40 cal s&w for its speed and straight shooting,speed of a 9mm then the nock down of a 45acp, im not downgrading the 9mm or the 45 these are still great pistols to own and to shoot im just tring to say with the ammo crunch were having 9mm are almost non existant as well as the 45acp 40 cal is still some what available
    no matter what glock you choose rest assured you made a exellent choose

  2. Glock is the AK47 in handgun, end of discussion. Numerous companies are copying Glock’s technology and design. God blesses Mr. Glock of his invention. John Browning is the greatest firearms inventor of history. Thompson machine gun should be look at and use its design in rifle platform. We need to use what works not because it is old. Browning machine gun is one of the best automatic rifle, we need to scale it down for smaller caliber.

  3. I recently read that most handguns have been built with a 1:18 to 1:20 twist, but recently gun makers have “discovered” that a faster twist is better for close in use (duh). Most are moving toward a 1:10 twist now. The original Glock, the G17, had a 1:10 twist and still does. I carry a Gen 3 G17 and am even happier with the knowledge it was built right from start.

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