Articles from christophereger

  1. Glock went off during Cleaning says Police Chief

    When a round went flying inside the Watertown Police Department recently in upstate New York, the local press looked into the story and soon focused their attention not only on the department, but also the who, what, when, why of the shot. What they found was something that was accidental, and 101 percent preventable. The Incident On Monday April 7, a shot rang out in the Watertown PD and soon word spread around the community of the incident. Gratefully, it was not fired by a criminal or...
  2. Glock vs Fire. It is not always a foregone conclusion

    House fires in the United States happen more than 300,000 times a year on average for the past several years. This makes the possibility of a house fire at your residence very real. While the most important thing to get out of the home in the event of a fire is always you and your family, we decided to look at how your Glock can handle the flames if left behind. While moving around the interwebs we found the following on Glock's Facebook page (outside) (Inside) "After a house fire a few...
  3. Convert that Glock to Full Auto (All NFA Rules apply)

    When you pick up a Glock, there is a certain streamlined raciness about it. The pistol just feels like its itching to go, head to the range, and put in some serious work punching holes in paper. Have you ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I wonder how fun firing a Glock set up for full auto would be?" Well, it is actually a (carefully regulated) possibility. A select fire Glock? You may have heard of the Glock 17 and Glock 19, both 9mm safe action pistols, but what about the gun that falls...
  4. Condition Three and Your Glock, what do you do?

    Is there a best way to carry your gun? Do you have a round chambered or no? Why would you have a round in the pipe? Why wouldn\'t you, isn\'t that dangerous? Well let us talk about that. What is Condition 3? Modern semi-automatic handguns are carried in one of three different modes when loaded. These conditions are numbered 1-3. Condition One is a term basically used for a single action handgun such as a Browning Hi Power or Colt 1911 in which the hammer has to be cocked and locked with a...
  5. The 9mm Glock Trifecta

    There is many advantages to sticking to one round for your handgun needs. Instead of having to hunt for deals on three or four calibers, and stocking both practice and carry ammo for each can get to be a little wonky on both your budget and your gun cabinet shelf, a single caliber choice can streamline your life. The good thing about Glock is that they offer several platforms in the same calibers so that you can stick with the round you love no matter what you are carrying. (From the top,...
  6. Be sure of your Glock holster

    As you are walking you hear that awful sound of steel and polymer flopping on the concrete and skittering around unattended. The sudden change in the weight around your waist tells you immediately what has happened before you even look down to see it: Your Glock lying on the ground. The Lost Glock In Tucson, AZ, a police officer was flagged down by a woman at a Safeway on March 3. This understandably agitated female had just had her purse snatched by a spry 18-year old male who was on the...
  7. Glock's Wrong Pick Video Contest Winners

    If you are a Glock fan, odds are you have seen the series of Glock commercials starring the always lovable Gysgt. R Lee Ermey. You know the ones where some foolish criminal seeking an easy target comes across the wrong person, only to be confronted by a Glock and Ermeys tagline of \"looks like they picked the wrong___\" Well, Glock asked its fans to come up with their own videos recently. These were some of the best entries submitted by Glock fans who showed they were as good with a camera...
  8. Indiana Chief who had accidental discharge now cites drawstring

    In January, we here at Glock Forum brought you the story of Connersville, Indiana police Chief David Counceller. Counceller, as you may remember, suffered (and we do mean suffered in the form of a bullet hole) from an accidental discharge when his Glock 23 fired upon reholstering in Wulff\'s Gun Shop, a local gun store. At the time, the town\'s mayor blamed the Glock\'s lack of an external safety (other than the safe action trigger) on the discharge. Well, it appears there is something of...
  9. Two Georgia Police Departments ditch .40 and .45ACP, go with 9mm Glocks

    This month two Georgia police departments, Senoia and Peachtree City, with a total of more than 80 officers, have elected to get rid of their old guns and move to new ones for a song. Interestingly enough, both picked to go with Glock 9mm's moving away from .40S&W and .45ACP. Senoia The Senoia Police Department is a small department. It has but 13 sworn officers, and 2 civilian employees, but that's Ok because the town of Senoia in rural Coweta County, has a population of just 3500, which...
  10. Glock found in river, stored for two years, good to go

    When a small town police department found a Glock 27 in a river, they chucked it in the property room and forgot about it for two years. Then, after rust and corrosion took its toll over the course of more than 700 days and nights, they cleaned it. Surprise surprise, the department armorer thinks it will still shoot. Not plugging Hornaday or anything but we ran across this today on their facebook page. (photo credit-Hornady's facebook page) "This Glock 27 was found in a river here in...
  11. Glock 42 seeing adoption by police even as complaints bubble up

    The Glock world went a collective gaga for the past three months over the rumors and then the reality of what is the Glock Model 42. This slim .380ACP single-stack is fast making headway in the polymer pistol community and is experiencing some teething problems according to some users. This has nevertheless not stopped it from being adopted by a major domestic police agency. Complaints When first inserted into the shooting world, everyone (myself included) speculated that, of course, the...
  12. A pair of female UK cops win a $116 ,000 judgment because their Glocks were too big

    Two armed officers of the UK\'s Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), responsible for guarding nuclear power plants from terrorists, have won a $100K+ judgment from the Central London Employment Tribunal because their standard-issue Glock 17s were too big for their hands. Armed British cops? The CNC is a special police force responsible for providing law enforcement and security at or within 5 km of any relevant nuclear site and for nuclear materials in transit within Great Britain. Unlike the...
  13. Getting some Hunting in with the Glock

    Every year millions of Americans take to the field in search of game. For most, this means taking along a smoke pole such as a rifle, shotgun, or blackpowder firearm. For others this means a primitive weapon like a bow, sling, or spear. For a third group, this means the handgun. That is where a Glock can come in. Why handgun hunting? The always smiling Elmer Keith relaxes on the back porch of his Salmon Idaho home with. his 7 1/2\" King Short Action .44 Special Colt SAA... Some of the...
  14. Who is stronger the Science Oven or the Glock

    If you have seen American Hustle then you can\'t help but laugh at the discussion over old school microwaves, err we mean \"Science ovens\". Well the kids over at Demolition Ranch decided to see what happens when you take a standard Glock and give it the science oven test. The results may just underwhelm you. (We who are about to die, salute you) The test When we switched from SIGs to Glocks several years ago with my department, we found out that the only thing our new polymer guns had to...
  15. Police Chief has accidental discharge with his Glock, Mayor blames the gun

    While visiting a local gun shop off-duty, a small-town police chief suffered an accidental discharge from his issue weapon, a .40-caliber Glock. Although injured in the leg, the chief is doing just fine. The cause of the discharge: the town's mayor blames the trigger. The incident Connersville, Indiana is a small town of about 13,000 located in Fayette County, about 6o miles east of Indianapolis. Known as "Little Detroit" due to the large collection of automobile plants located in the...
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