There have been increasing variations of pistols available in the market. The professionals and veterans even have their own recommendations for the handguns that they like. It can be overwhelming, especially if you’re just starting to explore in this industry. To help, let us determine why a Glock has been ringing in the market for quite some time and how it is comparable with other pistols.

There are articles that have been going around comparing Glocks with Sigs, Ruger, AMT, FN and many more. An article that I’ve recently looked up stated the differences between Sig Sauer P365 and Glock 26. Both are two of my top picks so having them faced-off is a great idea to help you in buying.

What are pistols?

The word pistol, also known as a handgun, was first introduced during 1570 and was first produced in Europe. There are different handguns, and the most common types are the semi-automatic pistol and the older single-shot manual repeating pistols. These two are mostly the type of handgun that the people prefer, but the semi-automatic kind of pistol is more famous than the single-shot type. The most bought semi-automatic pistol all over the world is the Glock, and here is why.

What makes a Glock special?

Unlike other handguns, Glock is made in a plastic mold instead of being assembled from steel, making it an advantage from the rest. Glocks also have a large capacity, very ironic since it is made of thin plastic. Also, a Glock is reasonably priced and reliable. 

Unique advantages of Glock

  • Beginner-friendly

Glock is perfect for trainees for the reason that the “knobs and buttons” can be learned in a short period of time. You can quickly learn the basics and go ahead with learning the sight alignment and trigger control.

  • Design

Glock designs exude a more formal look, unlike any other firearms. Though this is subjective, many buyers prefer their gun to look business-like air, which makes the gun more intimidating and, at the same time, chill.

  • Grip Shape

Because of its polymer design and the European search for a natural pointing angle between the grip, the Glock is well known for its advantageous shape. The polymer design of the Grock frame disregards the need for grips, which means that there will be no grip screws, brushings, and the worry about them coming loose.

  • Low Bore

The Glock was made without a hammer, which is why when you lower the bore, the hammer pivot doesn’t get in the way. The Glock’s rails are small enough that they hardly add anything to the parts stack height up to the bore. The thickness of the steel above the barrel is not needed anymore because it locks into the slide’s ejection port. Lastly, the firing pin’s height is exact for the tail to reach down to the cruciform of the trigger bar. 

  • Low Felt Recoil

The characteristic of the Glock’s grip is the reason why the Glock has low felt recoil. 

Low felt recoil results from the combination of the polymer frame’s flex, the grip angle, and the hand-filling grip with joints where no grips are meeting the frame.

  • Durability

This characteristic is the trump card for the Glock since the polymer frame shrugs off impacts that would dent or crack those aluminum or steel-made frames. 

  • Maintainability

A Glock type of pistol can easily be maintained because you can swap parts by yourself, replace worn or broken parts, and clean the gun. 

  • Weight

The standard weight of a Glock pistol is the standard G-17 scale at a feathery 22 ounces. Compared to other pistols, they are 25 to 30% heavier than the Glock.

  • Reliability

The level of reliability that Glocks demonstrate can be approached and matched by other pistols, but there is a definite advantage in being first

  • Capacity

Never underestimate the size of the Glock, especially when we are talking about the capacity. Regular pistols made from the past held a maximum of 10 rounds. When the Glock was known world-wide, the top capacity pistols were the traditional Browning high power at 13 rounds and the S&2 M-59 at 15.

Other Glock guns like the Glock 26 are compatible with other Glock gun magazines, which is really an advantage since you can increase your handgun’s capacity by swapping magazines. Glock 26 is compatible with Glock 19 and Glock 17 magazines.  

Glock 26 or the “Baby Glock” is part of Glock’s fifth generation and is made for its constant pursuit for perfection. This Baby Glock is a compact weapon that can carry as much ammunition as full-sized nine-millimeter handguns. Glock 26 was designed for the fields of home defense, law enforcement, and concealed-carry weapons. 

Recently, comparison articles and videos are up online. This will help in proving how the Glock family is unique from other pistols. With that being said, your preference in handguns differs with mine, but for its capabilities, Glocks are really worth trying out.