View Full Version : What is the most reliable GLOCK?

September 3, 2007, 04:46 PM
I'm hoping to hear the GLOCK 23. I really like that gun. My second pick is the GLOCK 19.

September 3, 2007, 05:13 PM
Strange question. They are all pretty much the same. Some people will say that the 9mm models are the most reliable. I don't know why that should be though. I think they are all equally reliable.

September 3, 2007, 05:13 PM
I'm brand new to the Glock family, and I can tell you thru all the research....It's the G17....I got a G19 and a G33 tho.

September 3, 2007, 05:29 PM
After some thought I would have to say the G17 and the G19. My initial response was to say that they are all the same, however being the owner of several different Glock models over the years I can honestly say that the 9mm models have an edge over the other caliber selections you have available to you. The original GLOCK prototype was a 9mm. The design was created to use that caliber and it is with this caliber that the Glocks tend to shine. They ARE the most reliable in 9mm and are able to cycle that round very consistantly.

September 3, 2007, 06:01 PM
They are all so incredibly reliable that you will never be able to demonstrate a meaningful difference.

Its sort of like looking up in the sky and picking out which star is the farthest away. Somebody might be able to tell you. But the answer will never affect you.

The 9mm versions are cheaper to feed. The larger calibers have more recoil. 45's and 10mm's are just a hair thicker in the grip. That's about the only real differences when it comes to Glocks.

Nail Shooter
September 3, 2007, 06:10 PM
I have Glocks in 9, 10, 40, and 45. They are all pretty much 100%. OK, you want me to pick just one? Then I'd say the G19. Regards,


September 3, 2007, 07:52 PM
The fact that the original Glocks were 9mms was just a coincidence, relative to the caliber demands of Glock's first big order, the Austrian Army.

If they'd have specified 10mm or .45ACP, then they'd have been the originals, and, following some logic, would be viewed as the most reliable.

I'm not new to Glocks. All my Glocks are equally reliable. ;)

Deaf Smith
September 3, 2007, 08:03 PM
Glock 17, hands down.

At the Glock .vs. 1911 matches in Dallas, where you fire 1000 rounds (yes that's one thousand rounds) in one day, doing basicly IPSC stages, and you are not alowed to clean the gun, the Glock 17 virtually ALWAYS goes 1000 rounds without any malfunctions. The Glock 19 is a close second.

The 1911s and other guns... well only two 1911s have passed the test. A STI .45 and a Springfield Armory 1911 9mm. No others have passed the test.

The Glock .45s usally jam 3 times (which isn't bad as the 1911s croak at about that rate.)

September 3, 2007, 08:03 PM
g23's have been known to go kaboom in a not so good way. Personally I would choose the g19.

September 3, 2007, 08:10 PM
There all the same as far as reliability, the Glock 23 is excellent:)

September 3, 2007, 08:15 PM
I would say that it is a toss-up between the Glock 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27...........................

I've never had a glock malfunction. Ever.

Baba Louie
September 3, 2007, 08:23 PM
I dunno. Which model did they decide to make a machine pistol out of? Is there a full auto in .40 or .45? 10mm or .357Sig? The thought of a .40 or .45 machine pistol is sorta appealing (and expensive to feed, let alone control on target)

I'm sure someone has tinkered with it back at the old faktori in each of the above, but I've never seen 33 rd. mags for them available to the public. Not that that means anything mind you.

All of mine have been fine and reliable as the day is long. But I've only got them in 9's and .45's w/ the 17 and 21 being my favorites.

Don Lu
September 3, 2007, 08:24 PM
They are all so incredibly reliable that you will never be able to demonstrate a meaningful difference.

I would say that it is a toss-up between the Glock 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27...........................

I've never had a glock malfunction. Ever.

This is how I feel. GLOCKS are known for their reliablity...all GLOCKS. Just finds which one you like to shoot and enjoy ! Ive shot almost all the models and I like the 23 personally. High capcity, strong round, not hard to control.

Officer's Match
September 3, 2007, 08:26 PM
Probably a 9mm as those are pointy little things = reliable feed.
The 357 Sigs are probably very reliable too.
All are near the top of what's available.

September 3, 2007, 08:36 PM
I'd have to say prolly the 17 and 19 just cause the Glock was originally made for the 9mm. But my 23 was 100% reliable also.

September 3, 2007, 08:43 PM
Maybe he should have asked what is the most Unreliable. it would be a shorter thread:)

Officer's Match
September 3, 2007, 08:54 PM
Yep, the initial release of 36's.

September 3, 2007, 09:17 PM
Maybe G-17 by a nose, but you are talking 99.999 vs 99.998%. Glocks are very reliable:D

September 4, 2007, 07:56 AM
The Gun Zone is a pretty poor source for information on any firearm, but for Glocks specifically.

September 5, 2007, 06:30 PM
G20. Never even a hiccup.

September 5, 2007, 08:02 PM
All of them.

September 5, 2007, 08:32 PM

In the link that speedracer211 provided, don't let that deter you from purchasing the 23. The issues that they were referring involved reloads. Trust me, with factory fresh ammo, this is highly unlikely. I have a 23, and have fed thousands of rounds through it, and without a single issue. Go with the 23, you will not be disappointed.

September 5, 2007, 08:48 PM
I have found that I can reliably correct my G17 when it starts shooting crooked: 350 degrees, center rack, 35 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 147 F.

Nah… just kidding. I like it fine, shoots straight, very reliable.:)

September 5, 2007, 09:00 PM
I dunno. Which model did they decide to make a machine pistol out of?

The Glock 18 is the full-auto version of the Glock 17.


The thing I "like" most about youtube is the pithy and an intelligent reparte'.
See the comments posted there. :rolleyes:

ESI Agent
September 5, 2007, 11:16 PM
Glock 17 first of the Glock family.

Night Watch
September 6, 2007, 02:43 AM
:) Hands down, the walk away winner is the G-17 - Period!

September 7, 2007, 06:17 PM
I had a 34 until recently. Ran many thousands of rounds thru without a hicup. I felt it was too large for CCW and traded for a 19. Several thousand rounds thru it and it has run perfect. Who knows?


September 7, 2007, 06:24 PM
Based on my own personal experience it's been the Glock 17 and the Glock 30. Both have been perfect so far.