Originally Posted by MAC702
But it does operate on blowback instead of recoil-operation, and maybe this is the reason both it and the Glock 25 can't be imported unless for LEOs.
But then you'd think you'd find a couple ex-LEOs selling theirs.
I've always wondered what the exact deal is.
The exact deal is that it doesn't meet the minimum number of import points the BATFE requires for it to be imported, largely because of the caliber.
The Glock 26 barely makes it in with the minimum 75 points.
Why would LEOs here have them? Same size as the 9mm models, probably more felt recoil due to being blow back, and more expensive ammo. Glock makes them for sale in countries where civilians can't have calibers used by police or military.