You pull the trigger, it goes bang. Got it. But the days when Gaston’s mob produced the only mega-reliable polymer pistol are long gone. Guns like the Springfield XD, Smith & Wesson M&P (now M2.0) and Walther PPQ have matched GLOCK reliability and upped the ergonomic anti. They point more naturally. They’re contoured to provide a more comfortable, controllable grip. They’re snazzier! So . . .
Have GLOCK’s competitors improved on “perfection”? Are not-GLOCK GLOCKs turning blocky GLOCKs into a ballistic bauble from a bygone era? Or are GLOCKs the pistol equivalent of Michelangelo’s David: a perfectly wrought achievement that needs no additional alteration or embellishment, a design that will outlive us all?