Why are .380 Glocks for law enforcement only?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by RustyShackleford101, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    Was in the Glock website trying to commit the size and caliber of the different Glock models to memory, and I noticed that the models 25 and 28 ( both in .380) were marked as LEO. Even though I don't have any desires to own either gun, I thought this was odd. Does anybody know why these are LEO guns?
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Oh I don't know...... :rolleyes:

    Gaston Glock meant ALL his inventions to be owned by the Military Only.

    That foray didn't pan out, so he "lowered the bar" to include the Law Enforcement.

    Surprisingly the LEO community didn't immediately embrace the plastic wonder-weapon.

    So Gaston again lowered the bar to include you and I. :mad:

    So if you are wondering why some models aren't available to the public, the truth is NONE of them were meant for you!

    JD
     

  3. RustyShackleford101

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    I gotcha, but the thing is it was ONLY .380s. I mean it seems like somebody could be more lethal with a .45 than a .380. The logic just doesn't add up. (by the way, when Gaston was 84 he married a 31 year old woman)
     
  4. marc29th

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    I believe they are for European police only, no North American police use .380 Auto.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Buy a Sig P238 and don't look back. ;)
     
  6. RustyShackleford101

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    Why not a p938?
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The Sig P938 is 9mm. I thought this was about .380's. I realize it's about a Glock .380, but every good thread needs a little drift. ;)
     
  8. Dillinger

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    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. :rolleyes:

    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
     
  9. woody63m

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    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
     
  10. CA357

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    Don't sugar coat it JD.
     
  11. Dillinger

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    Sorry CA, the truth is a ***** sometimes. :eek:
     
  12. RustyShackleford101

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    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.
     
  13. cnorman18

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    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.
     
  14. RustyShackleford101

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    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!)
     
  15. GunRunner

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    I just think its funny that he would defend himself with a hammer instead of one of his own pistols.
     
  16. RustyShackleford101

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    I think he was attacked by a hammer.
     
  17. rocshaman

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    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.
     
  18. RustyShackleford101

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    Yeah. Gaston Glock's right hand man was trying to kill Glock in hopes of covering up an imbezzlement scandle.
     

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  19. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  20. RustyShackleford101

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    Oh I gotcha guys. Thanks.