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Old 10-14-2013, 15:04   #1
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Do Glocks Work When Wet?

Do Glocks work when wet?
And by "wet" I mean submerged in water and by "work" I mean go bang till the mag is depleted without a hiccup. I tried the search function with little success.

The following videos show some crazy people who have conflicting information...

Where the Glock failed...

And where the Glock worked...

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Old 10-14-2013, 15:11   #2
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Only 1 way to find out.

Go to the lake and report back.
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Old 10-14-2013, 15:42   #3
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It would appear that it might fire and cycle underwater but I don't think it will replace the speargun.

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Old 10-14-2013, 15:45   #4
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Or even replace the bang stick.
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Old 10-14-2013, 15:53   #5
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For consistent cycling you will most likely need to buy Glock Maritime Cups.
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Old 10-14-2013, 16:10   #6
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I would guess that the only way for consistent cycling would be for the pistol to be out of water. I would guess that the water might slow the slide and slow an ejected shell casing enough to potentially cause issues.
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Old 10-14-2013, 17:04   #7
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I never quite understood why it mattered much to people, but I guess it's makes for good conversation.
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Old 10-14-2013, 17:18   #8
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But do they fire in space?
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Old 10-14-2013, 17:34   #9
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I never quite understood why it mattered much to people, but I guess it's makes for good conversation.
It matters because its a tool that needs to work in whatever environment you may find yourself. The Navy Seals would greatly appreciate a gun that works when submerged in water, as well as anyone who would depend on their Glock.
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Old 10-14-2013, 17:42   #10
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I never quite understood why it mattered much to people, but I guess it's makes for good conversation.
I think it's just for a little more peace of mind. Just why doomsday preppers try to cover all bases in event the world goes to crap.

Having marine spring cups in and knowing your gun will go off in event you're in some time of fire fight and somehow end up getting dunked in the water with your gun or something. Just another scenario that you're prepared for.
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It matters because its a tool that needs to work in whatever environment you may find yourself. The Navy Seals would greatly appreciate a gun that works when submerged in water, as well as anyone who would depend on their Glock.
As an average joe who carries a Glock on occasion, I never even thought about it.

I guess I'm in the minority...
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But do they fire in space?
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Old 10-14-2013, 18:00   #13
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But do they fire in space?
Yes they do! No additional oxygen or any other gases are needed to fire a conventional round. The bullet would reach speeds close to speed of the expanding gases in the cartridge. The bullet will still travel after we are long gone. Depending in which direction, and how far away from planets you are going to fire it.
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It matters because its a tool that needs to work in whatever environment you may find yourself. The Navy Seals would greatly appreciate a gun that works when submerged in water, as well as anyone who would depend on their Glock.
They work in pouring rain, modern ammo is very well sealed, even target ammo. I see no point in firing a gun under water, since the bullet travels only a few meters before it drops to the ground. It just doesn't do much damage if you get hit. The maritime cups are designed to let water drain out of the firing pin channel faster in case the gun gets submerged, and to avoid hydro shocks/ miss fires when the striker gets released (liquids can't be compressed).

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I see no point in firing a gun under water, since the bullet travels only a few meters before it drops to the ground. It just doesn't do much damage if you get hit.
I'm not interested in shooting a gun underwater. I was just wanting to know if the Glock will function when submerged in water, removed from said water, and then immediately fired without failure.
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The last match it was a steady rain and I don't mean a drizzle,the Glock ran fine and went bang each and every time. As I don't shoot under water much for my purposes it works when dripping wet wet. SJ 40
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Did other pistols in that match work as well?

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The last match it was a steady rain and I don't mean a drizzle,the Glock ran fine and went bang each and every time. As I don't shoot under water much for my purposes it works when dripping wet wet. SJ 40
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Yes they do! No additional oxygen or any other gases are needed to fire a conventional round. The bullet would reach speeds close to speed of the expanding gases in the cartridge. The bullet will still travel after we are long gone. Depending in which direction, and how far away from planets you are going to fire it.
I wouldn't make a sound though.
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As an average joe who carries a Glock on occasion, I never even thought about it.

I guess I'm in the minority...
I'm thinking guys that live in flood areas would want to know of their Glocks fired wet.
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I'm not interested in shooting a gun underwater. I was just wanting to know if the Glock will function when submerged in water, removed from said water, and then immediately fired without failure.
Short answer is yes they will shoot fine.
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