Since the beginning of 2006 I have shot Glock pistols exclusively in competition. Prior to this I had shot 1911 style pistols (STI) for three solid years. My number one reason for preferring the Glock is the grip I am able to get on the pistol. Because of the grip angle, ergonomics and low bore axis of the pistol I can get a much higher and more secure grip with both hands. This in effect translates into a shooting platform that is more effective in controlling recoil.
For me the trigger on a Glock is actually a plus. With the double action type trigger it allows for more of a “surprise break” type shot. This has allowed me to shoot more aggressively and has made trigger freeze less of an issue. I will admit that before switching to Glocks I had to set aside a number of preconceived notions that I had about them. This was easily done by concentrating on the only thing that really mattered to me: The results.
USPSA Production/IDPA SSP&ESP
Glock 34 Vogel Dynamics sights (FO front); 147gr bullets loaded to135PF; Safariland 5189 holster.
Glock 17 Vogel Dynamics sights (FO front); 147gr bullets loaded to 135PF; Safariland 5189 holster.
IDPA Custom Class (CDP)
Glock 21SF Vogel Dynamics sights (FO front), 230gr bullets loaded to 170-175PF; Safariland 5189 holster.
USPSA Limited/Limited 10
Glock 24 Seattle Slug Plug;Vogel Dynamics sights (FO front); TTI basepads; 200gr bullets loaded to 170PF; Safariland 014 Competition holster and Safariland mag pouches.
USPSA Open Class
Glock 17 KKM barrel; SJC Major Compensator; J-point/Doctor slide mounted optics; Dawson Ice Magwell; TTI basepads; Safariland 014 Competition holster and Safariland mag pouches.
Law Enforcement Use
Glock 35 40cal Vogel Dynamics; Glock light; 135gr Corbon Powerballs
S & W 340 PD 357 Magnum; Back-up & Off duty; 125gr Hornady XTPs