2. Durability. Given the nickname “Combat Tupperware” by its competitors when first introduced Glock’s frames are made of plastic, which is not prone to rust and in a desert or hot environment get so hot you can’t touch it. The finish on the slide is a super hard finish called Tenifer, which is very corrosion resistant.
3. Required Maintenance. Glocks are rumored to shoot indefinitely without any maintenance at all. While this is something I am not going to attempt with mine, it is a very solid platform. According to a Glock armorer instructor it requires 2 drops of oil on the barrel when field stripped to none at all, to prevent over oiling.
4. Reliability. I have never herd of or experienced a Glock not going bang when the trigger was pulled unless it was bad ammo, not to say it can’t happen, its just highly unlikely and was probably due to human error.
5. Ability to Take Mistreatment. Glocks have endured torture tests that have made it legendary including salt water immersion, ice block, sand and mud immersion tests. All have ended with the pistol putting lead down range. This reliability has given Glock roughly 80% of America’s law enforcement market.
6. Size. The 19 is small enough to conceal in a Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) role, yet large enough to carry as a duty / secondary weapon.
7. Multiple Magazines. Another very attractive quality of Glock family weapons the magazines of a larger frame weapon will fit the smaller frame weapons of the same caliber.
Whatever you decide to carry it is important to train and shoot frequently as possible with whatever gun you carry to become as proficient as possible with it because lets face it, lives are on the line and more often than not it will be yours.
So it is important to care for and train with your pistol whether it is a 1911, M&P, Sig, Beretta, or Glock. It is very important before going live to research the type of pistol you will be using and to train with it before it matters.
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