I was pleased that they didn't put an obnoxious WARNING on my new pistol...

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  1. kfields

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    I'm sure not disappointed by the fact that the maker didn't put one of those obnoxious WARNING signs molded into the frame or stamped into the slide of my new G17. So what's the rule about that? I thought firearms manufacturers were ordered by law to plaster the WARNING on the side of a newly manufactured firearm? I bought a new M9 Beretta 3 years ago and it didn't have the WARNING. Some sort of exemption? My new G17 doesn't either. Is this one of those laws that was enacted, expired and never renewed?
    Just curious.
    Kim
     
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    I wasn't aware that any of the glocks had this.
     

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    None ever have that I have seen.
     
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    american manufacturers tend to do this. think their lawyers threw that in as some sort of litigation protection.

    people don't sue at the drop of a hat in europe, it's far less litigious over there.
     
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    That would explain it.
    I had thought it was Federal law, along the lines of the WARNING put on packages of cigs. But I guess that is not the case since many newly manufactured pistols don't have it.
    Kim
     
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    That is one of the many things I RESPECT Glock for, they are one of,if not the only MAJOR handgun manufacturer (I don't think Sig does either),that either thinks, a)we are smart enough to figure out how to safely operate our handguns and read the owners manual on our own, or b)they just don't give a shi* what any lawyer thinks and as a matter of principle they are not caving in to the way of thinking that says " if you had only put warnings all over that gun then that (insert bad situation) wouldn't have happened!" Anyway,that's just my take. Thanks Glock for having a set of cojones!
     
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    +1

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    If it doesn't say it's not a toy, that means it's safe for laser tag!
     
  9. Ranger357

    Ranger357 Just pixels

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    I had never thought of that, but your right, some of the damn "Billboards" they put on psitopls these days really put me off as well.
     
  10. CharlestonG26

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    The stamped warnings seem to be quite evident on Rugers and Berettas (even the Berettas made in Italy have warnings) My fairly new S&W 637 and Sig P239 do not have warnings. Neither do the three ARs I bought in 2009 (Bushmaster, RRA, and Colt).
     
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    I've only seen it on Rugers & Hks..
    My 1986 Ruger MKII Target has a very unsightly "Paragraph" WARNING on the barrel, But that thing shoots so good I'll allow it.. But if had my choice It wouldn't be there..
    Gary
     
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    What difference does that make? If those European guns are being sold here, they are still susceptible to the same lawsuits as any American manufacturer.
     
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    Smith and Wesson pistols are notorious for this. I haven't seen it on HKs, Glocks, XDs or Sigs.
     
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    Rugers are much worse than Smiths for warning labels.
     
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    I just bought a brand new S&W Sigma and it doesn't have the warnings.
     
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    That one's always a hoot. :rofl: Photoshop of a Taurus PT1911 though it is.
     
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    Which S&W pistols? Warnings aren't on their revolvers.