Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pros and Amateurs; Gunnie Edition

There is an old military saying that "amateurs discuss tactics, professionals discuss logistics".

Another item that professionals consider is maintainability. A lot of people, myself included, have noted that Glock aggressively prices the guns it sells to departments. Cops can buy Glocks at discounts and it's dead-nuts certain that when Glock sells a few thousand to a large department, the pricing is really sweet.

But there is another reason why Glocks are ruling the LEO roost: Maintainability. As Hilton Yam points out, rebuilding a Glock with all new parts takes all of fifteen minutes for someone who has attended the 1-day Glock armorer's class. And Yam isn't the only one holding that opinion.

When you own one or two of something, maintenance might not be a major concern. Most people get along fine with just cleaning their guns and maybe wiping them down from time to time. But when you're running an organization that has a lot of things, keeping the gear running is a serious concern. Being able to quickly fix things is a plus. For when you're paying people to do the maintenance and repairs, time indeed is money.

3 comments:

mikey said...

There's a lot to admire about the Glocks, I suppose. But in my limited experience with them (I had a 17 and got my wife a 19) I just don't like the way they shoot. Muzzle flip seemed really excessive, and getting back on target for follow up shots was a wrestling match. Mechanically, they're swell, and it seems they are financially preferable - certainly the SiGs and HKs are more expensive - but meh...

mikey said...

Also, growing up around a bunch of deer hunters and wildcatters, they always said "Amateurs talk about guns, Shooters talk about bullets"...

bearsense said...

I'm happy with my three M1911s (1 Colt and two Baers . Over 100 years of experience can't be bad.