Why are Glocks so popular?

by Erik  

When new shooters ask me which hand gun to buy, I almost always recommend a Glock. Why? Well, there are several reasons why Glocks are a good choice for new shooters.

  • Design
  • Price
  • Accessories
  • Reliability
  • Product line

The design of a Glock is very simple. There are less moving parts than its alternatives and there are is no lever, safety, or special tools needed to shoot and clean a Glock. To me, the Glock is the AK-47 of the pistol world. It's simple design makes it easy for new shooters to pick it up and use it with little to no instructions.

Glock pistols hover around $500-$700 depending on the model and/or condition. It sounds expensive, compared to the price of an HK pistol, it's definitely the most bang for your buck (no pun intended). Bottom of the barrel pistols will only be a few hundred cheaper. Also, you will have no problem finding a Glock for sale as they are common at every gun shop and maybe even some street corners.

Due to the popularity of Glocks, there are more accessories than you could imagine. Glock and other manufacturers produce everything from holsters to t-shirts. There are custom printed logos for the bottom of magazines, colored parts, and a wide range of aftermarket barrels. Also, with the large number of competitors in the Glock market prices for such accessories are usually very reasonable.

Glock boasts itself as one of the most durable firearms on the planet. Numerous tests have been performed to test their claim. People have tried everything to kill a Glock including dropping it from a helicopter, running it over, and even shooting it. Rest assured a Glock will survive if you ever need to put one to the test.

Last, Glock has a very diverse product line which offers models for every type of shooter. Do you want a Glock small enough to fit around your ankle? Do you need a full size competition gun? Are you simply looking for a home defense/concealed carry gun? Glock has them all. To find out more see this article: Basics of Glock Firearms.

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