I recall the first time I laid eyes on a Glock, there was this brief moment of "what...?" It was a massive departure from anything the world had ever seen. Semi auto handguns were supposed to "look" a certain way, and Glocks didn't fit the bill. Over time the Glock brand became synonymous with reliability and suddenly they became really attractive to those who knew that if you're down to a handgun in a gunfight, you're in trouble. Even more severe is the understanding that if a fight kicks off and all you've got is a handgun, you better be able to trust your life to its ability to deliver the goods. I've had the privilege of having trained with many excellent instructors over the years. There are three men who really stand out for a very specific reason - which I'll explain in a just a moment. Ken Hackathorn, Dave Spaulding, and Larry Vickers are three 1911 aficionados. These men know that weapon well and are great supporters of the 1911 line of pistols. However, when you ask them "if you could only have one handgun, what would it be?" I've seen that question being asked of each of them, and to the man they all answered "Glock 19." Why? because the Glock 19 is the personification of the do all handgun. No matter what your inclinations are towards a collectors piece or that dream gun, when push turns to shove, Glock is the go to fight ender every time.
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Is a former Police Officer, an FBI trained Hostage Negotiator, a First Responder, and Spanish Interpreter. He is currently a Firearms Instructor, an Armorer, and a regular contributor to our industry of both written and digital media.