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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jel, Mar 25, 2004.
Check the www.gssfonline.com website for an important Press Release issued today by GLOCK, Inc.
ill save yall some time:
GLOCK, Inc. has been made aware of two incidents involving the Portland Police Department in which two GLOCK Model 21 pistols were damaged while allegedly using Federal brand Classic HI-SHOK practice ammunition.
This will respond to an article dated March 4, 2004 in The Oregonian newspaper wherein Chief of Police, Derrick Foxworth, was quoted as stating the bureaus training division did further analysis and determined the explosions may have been caused by a defect in the weapon or a design problem. GLOCK, Inc. absolutely disagrees with this unfounded conclusion and stands behind its Model 21 pistol, which has had an excellent service record since its introduction in 1991. It should be noted that the Portland Police Department has used the GLOCK Model 21 pistol for the past 12 years.
We have repeatedly asked the Portland Police Department to allow us to do technical examinations of the pistols and ammunition. As of the date of this Release, our requests have been denied. The Portland Police Department has only provided us with pictures of the damaged firearms. A review of these pictures appears to indicate a classic over-pressured ammunition problem.
Additionally, we contacted the Portland Police Department to schedule a meeting at our headquarters in Smyrna, Georgia at our expense to examine the pistols and ammunition. Thus far, the Portland Police Department has not agreed to this meeting.
Our products are manufactured under the highest standards and are submitted to rigorous testing before leaving the factory. GLOCK pistols have been adopted by thousands of military and law enforcement agencies throughout the world because of its excellent safety and reliability record.
For further information, please contact us at 770-432-1202.
Well, this is a classic case of "he said, she said".
I'm not glocks biggest fan in the world and, in fact, I would prefer to shoot 1911's over glocks pretty much any day of the week. However, this isn't the first time that I have noticed people shooting with glocks having trouble with Federal ammunititon. At this point, I'd point the finger at Federal first and I would only point it back at glock when it could be proven (beyond a shadow of a reasonable doubt) that these kb's were absolutely positively not caused by a problem with the ammunition.
I think Federal needs to pay more attention to their quality control measures because this is at least the second time in the last 12 months that I have read of glocks having problems shooting Federal ammo.