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just wondering if anyone knew why
 

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Yep, import points...

380 is not considered a sporting caliber and thus even though the 380 Glocks are the same size as the Glock 19/23 and 26/27, they don't cut the mustard without lots of extra bells and whistles.

Heck the 26 and 27 just make it thanks to target trigger and newer etractor/loaded chamber indicator.
 

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importing points ? I dont understand

do you mean there isn't a large enough demand for them ?
 

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importing points ? I dont understand

do you mean there isn't a large enough demand for them ?
The pistol receives points for different components (such as a point for each ounce it weighs). It needs a minimum of 75 (I think) points to be allowed into the country. It might get more points for having a "target" trigger or "target" grips...etc.

Click Here for the Chapter on Import Points.
 

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This is from The Glock FAQ:


Characteristic Points
Length: for each 1/4" over 6" 1
Forged steel frame 15
Forged HTS alloy frame 20
Unloaded weight w/mag (per oz.) 1
.22 short and .25 auto 0
.22 LR and 7.65mm to .380 auto 3
9mm parabellum and over 10
Locked breech mechanism 5
Loaded chamber indicator 5
Grip safety 3
Magazine safety 5
Firing pin block or lock 10
External hammer 2
Double action 10
Drift adjustable target sight 5
Click adjustable target sight 10
Target grips 5
Target trigger 2

For example, here is how the G17 scores:
Length (7.28") 5
Weight (24.79oz) 25
Caliber (9mm) 10
Locked breech 5
Firing pin block 10
Double action 10
Target sight 10
Target grips 5
Total 80

Here is how the Glock 26 scores:
Length (6.29") 1
Weight (21.87oz) 22
Caliber (9mm) 10
Locked breech 5
Firing pin block 10
Double action 10
Target sight 10
Target grips 5
Target trigger 2
Total 75
 

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In other words-ITS A BUNCH OF B.S.
 

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In other words-ITS A BUNCH OF B.S.
Well, yes. :supergrin: And notice that the G17 only makes it by 5 points. Glock claims the G17 has a double action trigger.... which it does not. But if they didn't claim that, the G17 could not be imported.

The .380 Glocks are blow back designs so they don't get the locked breech points either.
 

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LOL.....I must see three of these threads a week on GT.

I don't understand why anyone in the US would actually want one.
 

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The "Points" scheme revolves around the Gun Control Act of 1968.

FORTY YEARS ago.

Congress wrote into it that imported handguns had to have some "sporting purpose".

Then it was left to then-ATF to figure out what constituted a "sporting" handgun from a non-sporting handgun.

At THAT time, just about the ONLY handgun "sports" open to civilians were Olympic shooting and NRA 2700 "Bullseye" compeition.

SO, ATF looked at the attributes of 1968-era Bullseye and Olympic guns versus the attributes of dirty, nasty "military/police/Saturday Night Special" guns of the time and the "Points" system is the result.

"Locked Breech Good/Blowback action Bad".
"9mm & up Good/.380 & down Bad".
"Grooved Trigger Good/Smooth Trigger Bad".
Etc., etc., ad nauseum.

It does NOT have to make much sense now, 40 years later. It just IS.
 

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I'd like be interested in a .380 Glock if the ammuntion was cheaper than 9mm.
 

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i never said i wanted one, I was just wondering. thanks for the clarification. that points system is ridiculous.
 
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