With so many models of Glocks out there, there are bound to be a at least one you have never heard of. With that in mind, check out these 12 that are lesser known.
Made primarily for the Latin American market, where civilian ownership of pistols chambered for 9mm and higher is illegal, Glock has long-produced the Model 25 and 28. Although they have been around since 1995, they were prohibited for sale in the U.S. due to their size being too small for import under the Gun Control Act of 1968. It’s a shame too because the 23-ounce G25 is a Glock 19, only in .380 with a double stack 15 shot mag.
They are, however, available to law enforcement.
It’s believed by many that constant calls to Glock about selling these guns in the states led to the production of the new G42 in 2014.
A group called...
(That extended grip tho...Photo from the Jackson Sun)
One Tennessee county has allowed its deputy sheriffs to carry a myriad of duty pistols for the past couple of decades. Now, in an effort to homogenize the force, they went with a gun that ironically was around twenty years ago but in many ways is better than ever-- the Glock 19.
Madison County, Tennessee, is a rural area in the Western part of the state with a population of right around 100,000. While about two-thirds live in Jackson, the county seat, under the jurisdiction of the local police department, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office patrols the unincorporated areas.
And, as noted by the Jackson Sun, the agency just got 160 new Glock 19 9mm pistols to issue to deputies and reserve officers. The guns cost the department $436 each, which is in line with current Blue Box...
Established in 1935, the National Firearms Association's museum system is celebrating their 80th anniversary this year With a collection of over 3,000 weapons of all kinds including some rare historical pieces and guns owned by Presidents and heroes, the museum is a must-visit for any firearms enthusiast.
The group of museums includes not only the National Firearms Museum at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. but also the National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri and the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico.
Even if you cannot make it to one of the locations, they have 15 online galleries with high-resolution photographs and in-depth descriptions that are open to the firearms connoisseur 24/7/365. Moreover, best of all, its free and you can peruse the collection...
Whether you call them blue guns, rubber ducks, decoy guns, or whatever, solid polymer practice guns can serve a multitude of purposes while helping to hone perishable skills on the cheap as well.
What are they?
The military and police have for generations used dummy guns to train new recruits. Often called "Quaker Rifles" back in the 19th Century, they were typically wooden rifle stocks affixed to a solid receiver and barrel. They were made from stocks of surplus guns and piles of damaged weapons no longer safe for service. In some cases, drill rifles and pistols were made from once-working guns that were pulled from service. Dewatted with a steel rod welded inside their barrel and bolts or firing pins sheared off, these guns are still seen in the hands of military school cadets and ROTC units.
Today its far cheaper and efficient to mold solid 1:1 replicas out of polymer that very accurately capture the size, dimensions, and surface controls...
In every firearms class that I find myself in, before we issue out brass and get ready go loud, a number of subjects are covered such as range alibi fire, first responder etiquette, eye and ear protection, basic safety guidelines, and what to do with hang fires, misfires and squibs. Squibs? Someone nearly always asks? What’s that?
Since it comes up with gun owners on a regular basis, we should have a thread that covers the basics of it.
What it is...
The point by point definition of a squib load is, according to the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI), Glossary of Industry Terms, L, "A cartridge or shell which produces projectile velocity and sound substantially lower than normal. May result in projectile and/or wads remaining in the bore."
To make that even simpler, it’s a cartridge without enough umpf to push the bullet. This is bad because if that projectile does not clear the...
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