I fired my buddies glock quite a bit before I went out and bought a pistol. I HATED it. The sights are silly and distracting and it feels atrocious in my hand. The mags are also a pain in the ass to load.
Instead I bought a beretta 96 which turned out to be a very solid and reliable pistol. I like it, but I LOVE my girl’s XD40. If you like glocks, I implore you to at least try the XD. It’s a much better gun. It’s like a glock, only it doesn’t suck. The sights align perfectly in your hand naturally and it just feels right. It’s every bit as rugged and reliable as a glock to boot.
Anyshit, just my take on it. My next pistol will definitely be another Springfield XD.
I am very much with you on this. I have shot probably 8 models of the Glock and I own 1(Model 36).
I am not a fan of Glocks. The factory trigger sucks, the factory sights suck, the magazines suck and I had a ton of problems with the recoil spring when I bought the thing and Glock customer service sucked.
On the other hand, I am enamored of the Springfield XD like I cant even tell you.
Fits my hand perfect, ergonomics are very good and I like the feel of the factory trigger. also, it is quite a bargain. One will probably find its way into my safe soon.
I also cant say enough good things about the H&K USP.
Also have heard many good things about the S&W M&P. I think the .45 cal model just came out. I have not shot the M&P yet, but the buzz is huge.