Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > Why are .380 Glocks for law enforcement only?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2012, 11:49 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3471 Times on 1606 Posts
Likes Given: 3590

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CA357 View Post
Don't sugar coat it JD.
Sorry CA, the truth is a bitch sometimes.
__________________
Dillinger is offline  
USEBOTHHANDS Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 11:54 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RustyShackleford101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 768
Liked 80 Times on 67 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillinger

He also was attacked in his 6 car garage and was either hit with, or used a, ball pean hammer during the attack where he put up such a fight the two attackers fled.

Neither of these events has me clamoring to kneel at the alter of porcelain and plastic.

The man was a fraud, a Charlitain and had no interest in the concealed carry, self defense we hold dear. He was a bathroom accessory "inventor/designer" who couldn't make it in the "cut-throat" world of fixture sales.

Given the chance, I would punch him square in the throat, because he deserves as much mention in the realm of small arms legends as Barry Bonds deserves in the Hall of Fame.

JD
I totally agree. An eccentric Austrian multi millionaire is not my idea of a guy I would have a beer with. I'm pretty sure he was attacked by a ball peen hammer (jeeze Europe, get with the program). He was a CEO of a company that makes the Glock handguns. That's it, he is not God.
__________________
RustyShackleford101 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 02:59 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cnorman18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Worth,Texas
Posts: 457
Liked 24 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Beats me. The dimensions of the .380 G25 are almost exactly the same as the 9mm G19. Same size, smaller caliber -- ???

I like Glocks; they're simple, they're light, they hit where they look, and they don't break. If they'd make a pocket .380, I'd buy in a NY minute.

__________________

"Valor needs first strength, then a weapon."
-- J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

"Free men have arms; slaves do not."
-- William Blackstone (1723-1780)

cnorman18 is offline  
USEBOTHHANDS Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:06 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RustyShackleford101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 768
Liked 80 Times on 67 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cnorman18
Beats me. The dimensions of the .380 G25 are almost exactly the same as the 9mm G19. Same size, smaller caliber -- ???

I like Glocks; they're simple, they're light, they hit where they look, and they don't break. If they'd make a pocket .380, I'd buy in a NY minute.
They make the 36. It's a slim, .45 acp single stack. I would like to see a 9mm single stack.( hey I think I'm getting better at remembering the model names!)
__________________
RustyShackleford101 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 12:05 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 735
Liked 45 Times on 35 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillinger

He also was attacked in his 6 car garage and was either hit with, or used a, ball pean hammer during the attack where he put up such a fight the two attackers fled.

Neither of these events has me clamoring to kneel at the alter of porcelain and plastic.

The man was a fraud, a Charlitain and had no interest in the concealed carry, self defense we hold dear. He was a bathroom accessory "inventor/designer" who couldn't make it in the "cut-throat" world of fixture sales.

Given the chance, I would punch him square in the throat, because he deserves as much mention in the realm of small arms legends as Barry Bonds deserves in the Hall of Fame.

JD
I just think its funny that he would defend himself with a hammer instead of one of his own pistols.
__________________
GunRunner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 12:12 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RustyShackleford101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 768
Liked 80 Times on 67 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GunRunner

I just think its funny that he would defend himself with a hammer instead of one of his own pistols.
I think he was attacked by a hammer.
__________________
RustyShackleford101 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 12:19 PM   #17
tips his hat...
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rocshaman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: KanOkla
Posts: 3,279
Liked 2139 Times on 1344 Posts
Likes Given: 2159

Default

He was attacked by an assassin with a rubber mallet hired by his right hand man who just happened to be there at the time. Charles Ewert, his right hand guy, an the assassin both went to prison. Gaston beat the assassin down with a couple of punches. Guess he keeps himself in pretty good shape for and old geezer.

__________________
rocshaman is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RustyShackleford101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 768
Liked 80 Times on 67 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocshaman
He was attacked by an assassin with a rubber mallet hired by his right hand man who just happened to be there at the time. Charles Ewert, his right hand guy, an the assassin both went to prison. Gaston beat the assassin down with a couple of punches. Guess he keeps himself in pretty good shape for and old geezer.
Yeah. Gaston Glock's right hand man was trying to kill Glock in hopes of covering up an imbezzlement scandle.




__________________
RustyShackleford101 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 12:58 PM   #19
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 9,582
Liked 2263 Times on 1188 Posts
Likes Given: 155

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by woody63m View Post
Their is a point system the goverment uses when it comes to importing firearms and the 380 doesnt score high enough to be imported because of its caliber i started a thread a while ago about this
It is not the caliber that keeps it out. The point system from the GCA '68 assigns points for features like size, adjustable sights, target grips, safety features, locked breach, etc. The Glock .380's are blow back. That keeps the points just under acceptable range.
__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 01:02 PM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RustyShackleford101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 768
Liked 80 Times on 67 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robocop10mm

It is not the caliber that keeps it out. The point system from the GCA '68 assigns points for features like size, adjustable sights, target grips, safety features, locked breach, etc. The Glock .380's are blow back. That keeps the points just under acceptable range.
Oh I gotcha guys. Thanks.
__________________
RustyShackleford101 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Law enforcement only? Tenderribbs AR-15 Discussion 8 06-25-2012 03:06 PM
law enforcement stoppingpower The Club House 30 01-15-2012 03:30 PM
Lights For Law Enforcement black bear 84 Firearm Accessories & Gear 72 05-09-2011 10:16 PM
how much is 2 much for law enforcement ammo? chevyforlife1972nova Ammunition & Reloading 4 05-01-2010 04:08 PM
Law enforcement slip The Club House 12 11-29-2009 11:08 PM