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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Press (December 15, 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 0966251741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966251746
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"One of the best primers for USPSA/IPSC shooting." -- Dave Thomas, Front Sight magazine, Nov. 1998 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

A dedicated competitor since his college days on the University of Washington rifle and pistol teams, Robin Taylor serves as the Assistant Editor for the U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s magazine Front Sight. A GSSF master since 1998, Glock Armorer, NRA Certified Instructor, USPSA Range Officer, and owner of Taylor Freelance, Taylor has more than 14 years of experience using the Glock in all types of practical shooting events. Originally a revolver enthusiast, Taylor found he got along well with the Glock’s relatively long trigger travel, buying his first Glock, a G22, in 1991. The simplicity and reliability of the gun won him over, and he has been an outspoken fan of the design ever since. Taylor’s professional travels have taken him all over the United States covering shooting events and personalities for Front Sight, Gungames Magazine and Fishing & Hunting News (to name a few). His original “The Glock in Competition” was the first to focus on the competitive applications of the Glock. His 140mm and 170mm mag extension for USPSA competitors were the first of their kind, and remain among the most popular. He’s currently tinkering with “the Practical Shotgun Book,” a cooperative effort between him and noted shotgunner Patrick Kelley.

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This book is a great way to get your feet wet.
Aurora Danes
There is a lot of great knowledge here, and I would recommend it for anyone looking to break in to practical shooting with a Glock.
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This book will tell you what to look for, no need to look anywhere else.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By jdleejr on May 27, 2008
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The book starts out with "Nuts and Bolts" Just this section alone is what I purchased the book for.

If you are an experienced shooter with other gun types, the biggest initial dissappointment in a Glock is the trigger. This chapter tells you everything you need (and more) about the theory of the Glock trigger and then if you still want to change it, how to do so safely. It is quite clear about what not to do as well so you won't accidentally wreck your gun. It lists what the top competitors do, where to go for parts and who to talk to if you want a pro to do it for you if you are nervous about working on your own gun.

This book is very frank about the good, the bad, the ugly and what to do about it. What ammunition not to use, what is ok, and some very valuable recommendations about what the competitors do for their reloading and why. I have changed my loads, powders, bullet size to try some of their recommendation and have been very pleased with the results. So pleased that I am now finally ordering the swag dies to go with the swag press I ordered a year ago. I finally have the confidence to order what I know will work for me.

Another area which causes a lot of consernation among new Glock users is, "What sights do I want?" The weak front sight of the Glock is well known and anyone using their gun for serious work, competition or carry, will find its easy to improve. What do you look for? What do the pros use? Why? All these are answered. The book does not say. "Get this sight!" There are too many variables to do that (age, glasses, carry, competition, speed, night-use, etc.) But the author does educate you to the point where you know what to look for in determining the best sight for your personal purpose.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Duane Thomas on March 8, 2008
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Robin Taylor's second editon of The Glock in Competition is divided into three sections:

The first, Nuts and Bolts includes the chapters Triggers, Triggers, Triggers (on the various methods of massaging a Glock trigger for better performance); Handloading for the Glock; The Exploding Glock, Fact or Fiction? by Mark Passamaneck; How About Factory Ammo? (a guide to the best over-the-counter ammunition for a Glock to compete in each sport covered in the book); Magazine Problems and Solutions; Fixing the Glock's Achilles Heels Before They Bite; Cleaning and Lubrication; The Glock 24 - The Grand Old Man; The Glock 35 - Getting Everything Right; and finally, Upgrades and Fixes.

The Exploding Glock, Fact or Fiction? reprints an article written by a licensed PE (Professional Engineer) who investigates accidents and failures for a living, detailing his experiment in which he hooked up a Glock 22 .40 to a pressure testing device and fed it a diet of lead ammo until it blew up. It's well-known among Glock fans that the polygonal rifling in Glock barrels causes heavy barrel fouling with attendant high pressures when fed lead ammo. What will absolutely shock you about this chapter is just how swiftly pressures rise, how few rounds of lead ammo it takes for pressures to rise into the danger area. Most serious shooters have fired lead bullet reloads through Glocks, some of us extensively, but reading this chapter pretty much cured me of the practice.

I was a bit surprised to read the part of this chapter where the tester puts forth a list of cartridges the .40 S&W is (supposedly) higher pressure than, including the 9mm and 10mm. This is untrue. The standard pressure 9mm Parabellum (let alone +P and +P+ loadings) and .
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Shawn W. Knight on June 29, 2006
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Writing a review on this book is hard because I have only competed twice with my own Glock. I think this is one of the most comprehensive books on the subject of competing with a Glock, but it is still general in its material. It covers all aspects of shooting a Glock and what competitions it is best suited for. There is some background on the Glock but not as much as other media. If you want a good book for competing with a Glock pistol you can't go wrong with this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aurora Danes on November 9, 2010
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No other gun has impacted the industry more than the Glock with the possible exception of the 1911. The amount of accessories and add ons can form the Glock to shoot the way you want unlike others that force you to shoot like it wants. This book is a great way to get your feet wet. It's not the end all nore does it try to be. It does give you solid information on some of the more common mods and gives you clear to understand reasons on why you MIGHT want to do it and why you may not. This book is tailored to the competitve shooter USPSA ect but think anyone will learn a lot. Some of the topics covered. KB (AKA Ka-Boom Glock, 3.5 connectors, recoil springs and rods, Bullet velocities and much more. For the price this is a great buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 17, 2011
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The Glock in Competition whets your appetite. It provides great details about competition via the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation and then helps one prepare for the challenge by detailing the advantages of the various Glock models and how to tweek them for competition. Not an end in itself, it also provides numerous resources for further assistance. An absolutely essential resource for the seasoned shooter or the wannabe. Highly recommended.
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