If a prepper can only have one pistol, it should be the Glock 19. Let me start off by saying, I do not get paid to endorse Glock or any other brand of firearm. All of the statements in this blog will be based on my personal opinions and experiences.
If I were, to be honest, I am actually not a big fan of Glock pistols. I think they are bulky, uncomfortable, have a strange grip angle, and very unattractive. However, I will definitely give credit where credit is due.
I will not deny that the Glock 19 is one of the most popular 9 mm pistols in the United States today. There is one in my gun safe. I never carry it, and hardly ever take it out of the safe except for regular maintenance and occasionally taking it to the firing range.
Why is it THE pistol you should own?
So, given my opinions on Glock, you may be asking yourself “why are you saying it is a pistol every prepper should have?”
There are two main reasons I say this.
One I have already mentioned is that it is one of the most popular pistols you can find. This means if things ever go sideways it will be easy to find replacement parts for. Also, there are nearly limitless options for customization.
Secondly, I will not deny that it is a very tough and reliable pistol.
I am by no means saying that you should run out and buy a Glock pistol and that be the end of it. Personally, I think the more guns the better. My idea of firearm preparation is to have enough guns of differing calibers I will be able to use any ammunition I find. If you really want to get into preparation, it would also be a good idea to learn how to reload ammo.