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British Army goes Glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by nuclear g17, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. nuclear g17

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  2. tonyparson

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  3. nuclear g17

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    I just went to the factory. That is how far they are behind.
     
  4. HGxyz

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    Maybe that's why the G32 I ordered in February arrived in December.
     
  5. UKarmr

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    Well I don't know about your side of the pond, but we are expecting delivery of all of them prior to April. The initial 2000 for train the trainer & maintainer courses arrived in Dec
     
  6. unit1069

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    I stopped reading after the first paragraph.

    What exactly is it that makes a Glock G-17 "more deadly" than the Browning Hi Power?
     
  7. jeremy1

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    So true. I love my Glocks but that is some media hype to say that it is more deadly. A better capacity and lighter weight is about it. On my last tour most of the Brits I met had newer mark III's. still a fine pistol
     
  8. FLAHOTROD

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    That's the same kind of thinking that makes an"assault rifle" more dangerous than any other type of rifle. Just plain and simple ignorance.
     
  9. unit1069

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    Yes, a "progressive" media blitz to demonize firearms, especially any high-capacity handgun or rifle. Funny how the Browning escaped the politically-correct "10-round minimum" jihad currently underway, but then editors understand how to manipulate public opinion given that the MI-5 invented the push poll in 1940.

    I do think like you the G-17 may be an improvement insofar as capacity and weight but as far as "deadly", well ... , ... that's just nonsense.
     
  10. im413

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  11. M 7

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    Glock personnel told you this? Whoa. :shocked:
     
  12. tcallre

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    Makes good sense. The GP35 is well beyond it's life, needs expensive maintenance and is due for replacement. The G17 is rugged, light weight, proven design, easy to train on, combat accurate, and even though the Brits may pay a pretty penny for them, economical. This platform should last them a long time. If I were king this is the choice I'd make.
     
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  14. ChrisJn

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    For £9,000,000.
    At current exchange rates that is $576 per pistol! Poor British tax payer ripped off again.
    Just to let my fellow Brits know, LE and Military here in USA can buy them for $399 as an individual
     
  15. UKarmr

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    The paper quoted isn't exactly high brow reading....
    There was a trial process that included
    Sig P226
    Glock gen 3 (possibly why one poster saw them in use)
    Glock gen 4
    Beretta PX
    Brownings current Version
    Steyr M9
    S&W M&P
    HK P30

    The Gen 4 won the trial outright.
     
  16. UKarmr

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    That figure isn't just the purchase price, it includes initial training package, spares package, ancillaries such as spare magazines, cleaning kits, holsters etc
     
  17. bigred0383

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    There was another article about this that said they made the switch because they felt the Browning's were not as reliable as they used to be.

    Riiiiiight.
     
  18. ChrisJn

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    Hey, nothing wrong with the Browning but have to admit old technology compared to Glock
     
  19. bigred0383

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    I am sure it's an a great think from an armorer's standpoint. Repairs, inventory, etc.

    Great from a training standpoint as well.

    But come on, after no major design changes in what...50 years (when they went to an external extractor), all of a sudden BHP's became unreliable?

    Just be honest, for ease of use and cost savings its a no brainer, so why oversell it?