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The Evolution of the Glock Box

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by rickthecabbie, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. rickthecabbie

    rickthecabbie

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    Hey folks,
    I am wondering if you can help me out here.
    I have noticed that there are a few different styles
    of Glock Cases out there. My question is this:
    When did the changes take place?
    What year did Glock stop using the Original (Bullet Holder) Cases?
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    Was this the next case they used?
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    Where did they go from there?

    I am asking because I own a 1988 Gen 1 G17
    Serial CZ0XXUS and I want to find the box it came in from the factory. Maybe others will be interested too.
    Thanks in advance,
    Rick
     
  2. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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    if I remember correctly the bullet holder case was the first used by Glock but not for long in other words you can have the two cases in the same year. Hope Danny R chimes in soon
     

  3. ratf51

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    I bought my first Glock in 1990, it had the second box.
     
  4. Thx-1138

    Thx-1138 NRA Member

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    I got a bullet-holder box in late April of 1987. Still have it.
     
  5. RevDerb

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    The one that I have for my 1997 G21 is like the 2nd one.

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  6. legion3

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    Does it actually have those plastic guards protruding from the center post? Picture 2 shows another early box, which are not common. By the early 1990's the boxes had removed those protruding stems and you had a simple post. and removed the rear post altogether. The one supporting the beaver tail area.

    Later tupperwear was slightly altered as to how the lid fit and some minor changes to the post.

    then of course Glock went with a version of its current box, the one where the foam usually never stays attached on one side.

    My G17 I got in 1987 had box 1, my G17L in 1988 had box 2 and my G19 in 1988 had the box I mentioned. However the 17L was built earlier than the G19.
     
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  7. chemcmndr

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    Interesting, I have a Gen 1 G17 with the bullet holder box, but the post for the trigger guard has the two "support spines" on the side to where you had to put it in with the trigger pulled. Looking from the picture in the first post, these spines were either cut off, or the design of the box had changed for the bullet holder style.

    I talked to an armorer at a GSSF match several months ago and had him look at the Gen 1 17. He said that Glock had been instructing him to cut the spines out of the box (preventing ND's from happening as people would put a loaded gun in the box).