NO HOAX....This was a response to DD-6661911-4-1-2012,for revised SOC 45 caliber personal sidearm/GLOCK.
A)Revised grip angle to provide repeatable point of aim.
b)Improved grip diameter to make firearm usable/comfortable for more than 50% of users without alteration or modification in field.
c)Improved safety systems to prevent excess negligent discharges from existing safe trigger style system.
After extensive testing the DOD rejected the gun because:
1)The slide made the firearm top heavy,clumsy and increased the recoil impulse.
2)The firearm consistently under performed when measured against a rusty Vietnam era 1911a1 retrieved from a mud hut in Kabul.
3)Testers conditioned to the traditional Glock platform complained that the safety controls made
it too difficult to operate the firearm while chewing gum or without using a check list.
4)The manufacturer could not meet the requested bid because:
A)Retooling to make a firearm without recycled Tupperware and cheap stamped steel parts would be cost prohibitive.
b)The government of Austria would not issue export licenses due to invasion threats by American terror groups.(ref:glockstalker.com,glkfnboyzrus,glockoph ile.org,(etc)
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