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when did Glocks first hit the market

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by rrent, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. rrent

    rrent

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    I'm old enough to remember - the hoopla: a "plastic" gun --- will they go undetected through detectors and such ---but don't remember the exact year.

    thanks in advance
    Ronnie
     
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    Bought my G17 in 1985 or 86 when my gunshop first got them in, Serial prefix AU and cost 386.00 plus tax
     

  3. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    The first batch of 1000 G17's were imported in January of 1986, and had the serial number prefix of 'AF'. My first G17 was imported in March of 86 as one of the fifth case of 1000, with the prefix of 'AP'.

    dday27 , The G17's with the prefix of 'AU' were imported in July of 86, in the ninth case of 1000 guns. AND, I need to get the date code from the barrel of your G17! :)
     
  4. true believer

    true believer Super Moderator Moderator

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    hiya butch,
    i remember the big thing back then, hijackers will get through metal dectors..
    :rofl:
     
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    Slotback Glock 35 Millennium Member

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    I was in high school hearing that and even then the b.s. detector was going off.
     
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    i remember that, my father totaly bought into it. i was just a wee young'n back then though
     
  7. true believer

    true believer Super Moderator Moderator

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    i must be old..i was 25 or 26
    :shocked::wow::faint::supergrin:
     
  8. HogGlocker

    HogGlocker Owner Since 88'

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    Started reading on the 17 in about 1986..finally bought one in 1988...its been a love affair ever since.
     
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    I wish I could remember 25 or 26!!:rofl:
     
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    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    I was in Germany in the 8 ID (MECH). Remenber everyone talking about the new plastic pistol.
     
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    true believer Super Moderator Moderator

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    time flys...:crying::supergrin:
     
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    After HK's VP70 polymer pistol in the late 60's early 70's...:whistling:
     
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    Got my first Glock a G19 in 1989 or so, could not hit the broad side of a barn with it after many years of 1911...turned it quick. Was convinced later to try a G22 in 1993. Was more aware of the tupperware by then and did OK with it but turned it again to get back to the S&W revolver. Finally purchased another G22 in 1999 and seemed to master the weapon. Was talked into a G26 in 2004 and it still is the best Glock I own, then added a G30 and the rest is history. I still love the S&W revolver for HD but understand the need for the G26 for edc...
     
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    I laughed at them when they first came out. Years later, I am impressed as h*ll with them. Times have changed.
     
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    Howdy,

    +1.

    After years of shooting a 1911A1 .45acp and S&W 1006 10mm, the thought of a plastic 9mm pistol made me laugh.

    Nowadays, it just the thought of a 9mm pistol that makes me laugh.:tongueout::rofl:

    Even though I still love 1911's, for CCW a Glock is hard to beat.

    Paul
     
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    Me too, although not in the Eight Infantry Division Mechanized, I bought my G17 from the Rhein Main Rod and Gun Club.
     
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    That's absolutely correct! The VP70 is still one of the most radical looking and advanced poly frame autos ever made.
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    The VP70Z is one of the few guns I never felt bad about getting rid of.....did you ever shoot one?
     
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    Don't worry at it,TB can't either.'08. :whistling:
     
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    Here in Austria they are used in the military and designated P80, meaning "Pistole 80", 80 being the year they were introduced. Yet I still don't know how long it took Glock to make them available to the public.