Hi Ferfal. I've been following your blog for some time. I understand your preferance for Glocks but here's my dilema. I live in Massachusetts where new Glocks are not available. The only Glocks that can be bought are those that were in the state before October 1998.
That means that any Glock that is available is at least 12 years old. If the frame cracks (unlikley, I know), Glock cannot rplace it with a new frame because that would make it a post 1998 Glock. Thus illegal in Massachusetts.
So my question is this. Is it better for me to get a 12 year old Glock, most of them being in .40. Or but a similar striker fired pistol brand new with warranty. (i.e. smith&wesson sigma, M&P etc.) Personally I've been carrying a beretta 92fs. I can buy them new, and it's what Im used to carrying in the army. There's loads of parts and accessories for them. Becaue they are approved, I can get a new frame if it cracked, unlike Glock. Let me know what you think. -Justin
Hi,I wouldn't be that concerned if you found a used one in good condition. Frame cracking? Really, not that likely at all, even on old ones.
Sigmas? No way, STAY AWAY FROM SIGMAS ( please guys, dont email me about how much you love your Sigma, for every one of you theres 10 that had to exorcise the thing and it still wouldn't work) Even here in South America used Sigmas sell for cheap because they are considered poorly made guns. New ones may be better, my advice is just dont risk it.
The Springfield XD are supposed to be pretty good. No personal experience with them but their supposed to be almost as good as the gun they copy (the Glock :-) ) acording to most reports.
I dont like Berettas much, but of the ones I owned the one I liked the most was a Centurion DAO ( double action only) that has no safeties. It was overall a good firearm and has the same operational advantages as the Glock. That's the Beretta I'd carry if I had to go for that brand.
So, try finidng a good Glock, if not a Springfield XD, and for Beretta, at least in my opinion, the Beretta Centurion DAO ( LAPD)is the best alternative.