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salty2000 04-28-2013 12:32 AM

Anyone????
 
Does anyone have an explanation as to why Glock does not import their .380 ACP model to the USA????

Cattledog 04-28-2013 12:44 AM

Because its a.....ah dam. just realized I was in the glock section. Nevermind. laters :p

Axxe55 04-28-2013 01:55 AM

because of a point system started from the GCA of 1968, the Glock 380 doesn't meet the required points in their system to be allowed for importation into the USA.

Walther made changes to the PPK for it to meet the criteria for importation into the USA, the PPK/s IIRC.

ShagNasty1001 04-28-2013 03:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by axxe55
because of a point system started from the GCA of 1968, the Glock 380 doesn't meet the required points in their system to be allowed for importation into the USA.

Walther made changes to the PPK for it to meet the criteria for importation into the USA, the PPK/s IIRC.

What are these points? I've always wondered why they don't let the .380 in

Axxe55 04-28-2013 03:21 AM

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Originally Posted by ShagNasty1001 (Post 1229519)
What are these points? I've always wondered why they don't let the .380 in

here is some reference to it from Wikipedia.

The 1968 Gun Control Act added a "sporting purpose" test which barred imports of military surplus rifles (a goal of many domestic gun makers) and a "points system" for imported handguns which barred from importation handguns based on penalizing features (short barrels, small caliber, short overall length or height, non-adjustable sights, etc.) believed to define the Saturday night special class of handgun.

ShagNasty1001 04-28-2013 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by axxe55

here is some reference to it from Wikipedia.

The 1968 Gun Control Act added a "sporting purpose" test which barred imports of military surplus rifles (a goal of many domestic gun makers) and a "points system" for imported handguns which barred from importation handguns based on penalizing features (short barrels, small caliber, short overall length or height, non-adjustable sights, etc.) believed to define the Saturday night special class of handgun.

Ahhhh makes sense! Thank you

readygirl 04-28-2013 04:10 AM

Just got a few of the new SR380s in at the shop. Ruger has that covered. A Glock version would just ugly up our display case.......:D

SSGN_Doc 04-28-2013 04:41 AM

Glock could do modifications to get the points to import it, but when you get down to it, it is the same size as their 9mm. In the States not many folks would go for a 9mm sized pistol that shoots .380.

Glock made it for markets where people can't own 9mm handguns because of restrictions to own guns in military calibers.

Axxe55 04-28-2013 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc (Post 1229654)
Glock could do modifications to get the points to import it, but when you get down to it, it is the same size as their 9mm. In the States not many folks would go for a 9mm sized pistol that shoots .380.

Glock made it for markets where people can't own 9mm handguns because of restrictions to own guns in military calibers.

the part i wonder about, doesn't Glock have a factory in the US? and if so why couldn't they make it here and then they wouldn't have to import it.

guns made here in the US, don't have to follow the same point system as an imported firearm does.

M14sRock 04-28-2013 05:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc (Post 1229654)
Glock could do modifications to get the points to import it, but when you get down to it, it is the same size as their 9mm. In the States not many folks would go for a 9mm sized pistol that shoots .380.

Glock made it for markets where people can't own 9mm handguns because of restrictions to own guns in military calibers.

Ding, ding, ding! Winner!


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