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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by den888, Jan 10, 2010.
Does anyone know the year ?
The last GLOCK I bought (a G32) back in 2001 still came in a tupperware case. I would WAG the switch sometime 2002 or 2003.
6 months ago, it was still a plastic case !
My g21 dates to May of 2000 and it came in a tupperware box.
IMHO, I think there is confusion.
The new Glock's come in a large black plastic box with a carrying handle. While you could call it that, I don't think this is what people mean when they say tupperware box. This box has a hinge.
Three years ago I got my Glock 26 and it came in this new style box.
IN 2001, I bought a Glock 34 and it came in a much smaller black plastic box (with no carrying handle). I think this is what people mean when they say tupperware box. The top on this box simply lifts off. The top has no hinge and a channel in the lid holds the top in place (just like on tupperware).
My 2 cents
Sometime between 2002 and 2005.
There have been a couple of different "tupperware" cases...The very first 17's that came into the country had a case that had a molded in bullet keeper that held 17 rounds, then that was dropped for one without the bullet holder.
Seriously, there must be pictures of the different kinds of boxes available.
You are correct ! The boxes without the hinge and no carry handle is what I refer to as "the tupperware box".
It would be neat to see pictures of the differant boxes and years for them, all mine have a handle and hinge.
my second gen G23 is in a tupperware.
I had an older G21, 3rd gen probably 2003 ish vintage, came in the hinged carry box. My current G20, made late 2008 came in a tupperware box.
I think they just have different packaging for different markets. Maybe all the LE/big contract stuff comes in tupperware while guns destined consumer retail outlets come with the nicer hinged carry box?
I have a G29 that according to the test fire casing was shot in 8/2002 and was delivered in the hinged case. And for the photo requests, its been so long since I've posted I figured I'd take a couple pics for you...
Interesting -- What's with the hole-and-post in the tupperware? What's it's purpose?
Thanks for the picts!
To put the cable through? The post comes up through the trigger guard.
I'm not sure of the year, but I think it coincided with the same time people stopped buying them to put in holsters for daily carry and started needing a prettier box to transport them to the range and have a safe place to sleep while in a cold dark safe...
Used as an aid in stacking the pistol boxes. The Austrian Army (and others) stacked the pistol boxes for storage with a pole running through the hole.
IIRC or have read the legend of the holes...from older, wise Glocksters...claiming the hole was to allow secure stacking and transporting, as military issued Glocks were stored, utilizing some sort of long rod to stack them when in storage or transport (??).
That narrows it down a little better. The last one I got in a Tupperware box was the G31---Oct, 2001.
So it was sometime between 10/01 and 8/02.