Discussion in 'Firearms' started by ghostrider, Dec 1, 2005.
Did they have some NDs? Story didn't say much. Except for the 2% may have a flaw.
Hmmm, never did like glocks anyway. They never became popular until someone claimed they could go through a metal detector un-noticed, then the popularity exploded. Guess I'll stick with my bulky untrustworthy POS Berretta!
Light hammer strike is what I had heard.
If it shoots reliably what does it matter?
All handguns will have failures. 1911's, Beretta's, Sigs, Glocks. Eventually someone will find something wrong with each and every one of them.
There is no perfect gun.
BLASHPHEMY! John Browning is rolling over in his grave!
So is Old Mister Garand.
Yes, ma'am, but I have yet to find a 1911 that I can't make work, or work better with what I have out in my shop.
And I don't care if they are rolling over in their graves. It's a fact of life.
Even if I do like my Garand.
Ah but I never said you couldn't make a gun better ghostrider, merely that no gun is perfect. I totally agree that one can improve on some weapons - 1911's being one of my favorite type guns to improve upon. I know since I have one that I dearly love and that has had a bunch of work done on it.
True, but the light strike is a design problem. I can't fix that, but I can keep a 1911 running.
Portland Police Bureau recalls .45 caliber Glock weapons after incidents
Albany Democrat-Herald ^ | 16 March 2004 | AP
Portland Police Chief Derrick Foxworth has ordered a recall of .45-caliber Glock Model 21 firearms, weapons carried by 230 Portland officers.
His order comes after two of the guns exploded in the hands of two separate officers during training this month. Neither of the officers was seriously injured.
"We don't want a reoccurrence of this happening again," Foxworth said. "It's the prudent thing to do."
The Portland Police Bureau at first thought the problem was caused by an ammunition malfunction. After the second explosion, the bureau's training division did further analysis and determined the explosions may have been caused by a defect in the weapon or a design problem.
Police will switch to 9 mm handguns. They are negotiating with officials at Georgia-based Glock to replace the .45-caliber weapons with 9 mm handguns at no cost.
Because the .45-caliber Glock is popular among law enforcement, the Portland police training officers sent a teletype to agencies nationwide. They heard back from several, including agencies in Florida and Texas, that had similar problems.
Other agencies, including the Los Angeles Police Department, and Multnomah and Clackamas counties sheriff's departments, reported no problems.
I had a buddy that his .40 glock blew up in his hand.
It matters because holding a Glock is like holding a brick! I shot my friend's new SA XD .40 last weekend and while a good gun it's still too brick-like for me.
Going from .45 to 9mm is stupid - they should switch gun companies.
Our local police have already switched to H&K's. I would'nt doubt more will do the same.
I have no hands left to sacrifice to the Glock God
Glock should make Frag Grenades instead
Hey they could just make the guns as is and we could pass them out in Iraq to the other side along with lots of red line ammo!
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