| shooter07 wrote:|
I personally think it's asinine that many departments don't allow their officers to choose what they carry. I mean they are so hellbent on safety and protecting their asses against law-suits, but the glock has the absolute minimum of safety measures, yet they are found EVERYWHERE in departments.
Glocks go boom 99.9% of the time and that takes a pistol very far. I don't care for them (like you) but i do respect their reliability.
First, Glocks are one of the safest pistols out there, they won't go boom unles you pull the trigger. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER until your on target and ready to shoot.
Second, Glocks are economical not because they are inexpensive (they aren't), but because they have such a long service life. Our old S&W 6906s were wearing out after about 6 years of service and required a lot of routine maintenence. The Glocks are still going after 12+ years of service with no plans on replacing them.
Third, if a Glock doesn't go boom it is usually an ammo problem, abuse, improper use, or very poor maintenence and not a problem with the pistol as manufactured. I've seen or have knowledge of all of these.
As for officers choosing their own weapons, there are plusses and minuses for both, but that would be a whole new topic (like we haven't gone off topic already).