What he said!I love the fact that they have much more aftermarket support or upgradeable parts than most (production) handguns on the market.
those parts are readily available,
accessories are readily available,
I can strip it COMPLETELY bare in less than a minute,
less "working" parts than most handguns,
they are virtually indestructible,
they don't "rust" from CC,
they are EXTREMELY low maintenance,
you can get factory hi-cap (G18) mags for the 9mm and G21 mags for the G30,
they are accurate,
lack of "traditional" safety to fumble with in a hairy situation,
all my friends got them
oh yeah and liberals hate them !!!!
they always work,
With all the other firearms on the market why are do you guys like your Glock?
I don't own one, but just got an invite from another forum I'm on.
I haven't yet read the other replies to this thread, but I know I'm going to say basically the same things as everybody else.
1. They're damn-near indestructible. They've been run over, buried in sand, salt, mud, dragged behind trucks, hit with ball bats... and the worst failure is that the slide gets so gummed up it needs to be manually racked between shots, and/or hit to be put back into battery.
2. Reliable. I've never known a Glock that was picky about its ammunition.
3. Simple. Can be completely detail-stripped with nothing more than a punch (and a broken q-tip will work in a pinch... I know, I've seen me do it...)
4. Cost-effective. A similar quality 1911 runs twice as much. Easily.
5. Ugly/Utilitarian. Out of the box, they aren't pretty, they aren't supposed to be pretty. You don't feel (as) bad about scratches and wear marks from carry and holsters as you would about an expensive "pretty" gun.
6. Aftermarket support is outstanding. Only the 1911's aftermarket comes close.
I'll read the rest of the earlier replies, but I'll bet I hit just about everything.