This is a discussion on One Reason Why I Like a Glock within the Handguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; For the past 8 years I've been carrying a G17 as a primary duty pistol.
Off and on I would qualify (day and night) with ...
For the past 8 years I've been carrying a G17 as a primary duty pistol.
Off and on I would qualify (day and night) with my HK P7M8, but I usually just tote my G17 around and I never really had a P7M8 holster that worked well for me.
Recently that changed. I bought a Blade-Tech holster as well as a Don Hume J.I.T. Slide 25 and qualified with the P7M8. All is well with world.
I love my P7M8...............until I had to clean it. For the love of God they sure are complicated!!!
There's something to be said about simplicity. Glock pistols sure are simple to operate AND clean. To me that's a HUGE bonus, and one that many folks don't often mention. I know I've taken their simplicity for granted, but I'm half tempted to pick up a G26 as my off duty pistol and keep the P7M8 in the safe.
My HK VP9 and Sig P320 are as easy (if not easier) to clean than my old glock.
If you can rent one or borrow one, give the Sig P320 subcompact a shot before picking up a new G26. I wasn't a fan of Sig as the higher bore axis threw me off...until I picked up and shot the P320. That trigger out of the box compared to the Glock
Wanna watch a Sig armorer's head spin, show him how to detail strip a Glock
I do have to admit, the trigger on the P320 is nice. However, while the full sized pistol was nice to shoot, I didn't like the subcompact. It didn't have the weight of the full size to offset the high bore axis. It definitely wanted to flip more than a G26.
I love my Glocks! My only issue is that I don't have more. Yes, cleaning them is a snap! I detail stripped and cleaned mine last week and it was just stupid easy. Can't say the same about my Sig's and 1911's (which I also love to shoot).