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Glocks 50 Years Old

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by diamondmike, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. diamondmike

    diamondmike

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    I was just wondering if the Glock would still be useable 50 or more years from now?

    I have seen alot of things made from different plastics dry up and crack or break.

    I had a very old radio with the housing made out of plastic and one day I had to change the batterys in it and very gently opened the back and the little tab just broke off from where the plastic just got old and dryed out and became brittle.

    Hope Glock uses a special plastic if there is such a thing that will not dry out over 50 years or more.
     
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    I think we'll only know the answer to that question in another 30 years or so.
     

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    It would really suck to invest in a bunch of Glocks and then find out 30-50 years from now they are no longer safe to shoot because the plastic dryed out and became too brittle to handle the recoil.
     
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    You pay your money, you take your chances.
     
  5. Rusty Phillips

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    If Glock is still in business perhaps they would do a free frame upgrade?

    By then Chuck Taylors glock will have shot its 9,999,999,999,999th round.
     
  6. diamondmike

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    Glock may give a replacement frame 50 years from now if they are still in business, BUT! buy then they will have different generations of say for example the model 27 or 22 and the newer frames may not fit the older guns.

    Or 50 years from now the 27 or 22 may be very rare to find just like some of the guns that other companys made, I mean it might be like getting on the phone today and asking Colt for a replacement frame for their little 25acp that was issued to the military in world war 1 or 2.

    The little Colt 25acps are still around but hard to find and cost alot more than they are worth.
    This could be the case with todays Glock models 50 years from now.
     
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    Seems When I was researching Glock in the 80'S
     
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    Glocks were lifed out at somewhere around 400 years as far as the plastic. I think a call to Glock can you an answer.
     
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    My computer poster speller reason maker is malfunctioning. I should have it repaired as soon as my head quits banging the keyboard.
    thank you very much.;Q
     
  10. MercuryHayze

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    Glock life span

    Based on some strange threds about Nylon alchemy, I'm guessing even with heavy UV exposure, 100 years. Under normal use, effectivly unlimited.
     
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    Don't know about Chuck Taylor's gun, but a friend in Germany has e-mailed me that one of the r&d guns that GSG9 has had a looooong time has just surpassed 2 million rounds of NATO spec 9mm.
    They change out springs @ 50,000 rds, but all other parts except mags are OEM from when the gun came to them.
    The ammo mix includes the Hirtenberger L7A1 buzz gun ammo, as it too is NATO spec!

    FWIW, the L7A1 makes 1404 fps with a 124 gr fmj from my own G34! This is definately not a soft load!

    uncle albert
     
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    just goes to show ya ;f

    I don't think round count can kill a glock, direct exposure to sunlight for many years... we'll see.
     
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    even if my gun wear out at 50yrs, it was still a damm nice gun and worth every penny I've spent on ammo. ;3
     
  14. diamondmike

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    noway,

    I will probably rot before my Glocks will but when I buy a gun I like to think that it will get passed down through the generations.