Articles from christophereger

  1. 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...
  2. The CAA Roni Carbine Conversion

    So you have a Glock pistol and want a carbine that takes the same caliber of round that your pistol shoots to remain as efficient as possible. Better yet, you would like it if it took the same magazines as your pistol. Well, CAA has a concept that turns your G-gun, into a carbine or SBR. It's called the RONI. Why a kit? The RONI carbine conversion by Command Arms Accessories for the Glock pistol, to put it country simple, changes your handgun into a shoulder-fired weapon. It gives a much...
  3. 50 Round SGM Glock Drum Mags

    When the Glock 17 was introduced in the 1982, its huge 17-shot magazine gave the pistol an 18-round capability. For those who want more, there is always the SGM Drum, which holds an entire box of shells. And that's a fifty round box. A Drum Magazine Primer Drum magazines have been around for 100+ years. The semi-automatic handgun came out in the late 19th century and almost as soon as it did, drum magazines followed. These rotary spring detachable snail-shells have included the 32-round...
  4. The Iron Glock Homebuild

    All Glock lovers have a thing for simplicity. One Glock lover appreciated the design so much that he built his own metal framed model. We give you, the Iron Glock. What the... Boris over at Northeastern Shooters has quietly pulled off something that is huge. He made his own Glock. This legally made homebuild is simple to make, inexpensive, and flexible enough to marry up with most full size Glock slides and magazines. Best yet, he did it in a way that is extensively explained with both text...
  5. Blue Label Glocks

    Among Glock owners there is that great and mythical beast known across the country as a blue label gun. Let us clear up some of the rumors and see if you qualify for one of your own. What is a Blue Label? For those who don't know, Glocks all come in the same black box but with several different colored labels for dealers. Guns for commercial sales guns with two low capacity (10-round or less) magazines have a white label. Guns for commercial sales with two-three high capacity magazines have...
  6. The Glock 18 Machine Pistol

    The tenifer-coated and polymer-framed semi-automatic handguns of Gaston Glock are well known and loved. A lesser-known Glock design is the select fire G18 machine pistol. In fact, itÂ’s so underplayed; Glock USA doesnÂ’t even list a single reference to it on their website. Design The original G18 was a standard Glock 17 with a few "slight" modifications. These included a select-fire lever on the left rear of the slide that switched between semi-auto and full auto. The switch actuated the...
  7. Glock Grip Plugs

    You know that little half-moon shaped hole in the bottom of your Glock grip, the one that runs the back channel of the grip behind the magazine? Well, there is a lot of thought and energy that has been put into that hole. A lot of people like to plug it up and here is why. Pros There are several perceived advantages relayed by grip plug makers that include giving the opening at the rear of the Glock grip a cleaner appearance, keeping dust, dirt, snow, link, junk and water out of the gun,...
  8. A Year in the Life of the NYPD Glocks

    The largest municipal police agency in the United States, the New York City Police Department, is also one of the largest users of Glocks in the world. They have 34,450 armed and uniformed officers, their own flag, and a $3.6-billion dollar budget. They also use mostly Glock handguns so we decided to look at their firepower, their training, and a year's worth of use of these guns. Moving to the Glock Back in the early 1990s, the NYPD was all-revolver, all-the time. Theodore Roosevelt, then...
  9. Mech Tech Glock Carbine

    Glocks are some of the most efficient and versatile handguns of all time. Now they don't make a rifle (yet) but a number of companies do offer conversion kits to allow you to convert your Glock handgun into a pistol caliber carbine. One of the most popular ones is the CCU made by Mech-Tech. Why a carbine kit? Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine, About 4,000 were manufactured in 1855 and 1856, an saw limited service usage with the US Army Cavalry. Pistol caliber carbines date back to the...
  10. Sneaky Pete Holsters for Your Baby Glock

    In the world of legal concealed carry, possibly the two most used methods are in inside the waistband and outside the waistband, their names coming logically from where the handgun resides. Most that choose IWB do so for quiet concealment. Most that choose OWB do it for comfort and ease of draw. Well, if you have a baby Glock, Sneaky Pete offers a blend of both for your efforts. How it works Most holster systems that carry on the outside of the belt are Level 2/3 platforms that are...
  11. Glock on FBI Counter Terror Team

    Former members call it "The best job in the FBI." It's officially designated the Hostage Rescue Team. The federal government calls it in when they have a sticky situation that involves high profile operations. They could choose any firearm in the world. And lately, they use Glocks. Why the HRT? In the 1972 Munich Olympics, Islamic terrorists seized a dorm housing Israeli athletes and in the resulting botched efforts to free them, 11 coaches and athletes were killed. This incident as well...
  12. Do Glocks Work in the Rain

    With most of the country at times victim to sudden downpours, the possibility is very real that you could possibly have to shoot in the rain. With that in mind, is your Glock up to watersports? Let's talk about that. Why Unless you live in the high western Mojave Desert near Death Valley, and never plan to leave, odds are you may encounter water and still need a gun with you. It rains in most other parts of the country with great regularity. Residents of the Pacific Northwest usually see...
  13. Glock Extended Mags

    One of the beautiful things about Glock's G-series handguns is that factory replacement magazines are both affordable and readily available. Standard-sized factory mags can be had for as low as $25. For those who like to play around with a larger capacity, there are always extended capacity mags. Why an extended capacity magazine Extended magazines, extra-large capacity box devices that protrude below the normal grip of the pistol, look funny but offer a boost of firepower at your...
  14. Glock Now Shipping with Beavertails

    Back when the Colt 1911 was first adopted, John Browning designed a beavertail grip to help control the recoil on his stout handcannon, while at the same time keep fellas with big mitts from getting their hands bitten by the slide. Well now, Gaston Glock, after years of teasing, has entered the beavertail concept onto his Gen 4 model pistols-- direct for the factory. New Backstraps shipping While aftermarket companies have long been selling beavertail grip add-ons for Glock pistols, these...
  15. Is the Glock Dishwasher Safe

    So what happens when you have a chocolate covered Glock? I mean if you get in a shootout in Willy Wonka's milk chocolate river with shady oompa loompa terrorists I could see such a problem happening. However, what should you do once the rounds stop flying? I mean you have to clean it somehow right? Just throw it in the dishwasher. Why the problem? Mattv2009, otherwise known as Glock master Matthew James Beast spent a day earlier this month field-testing his Glock 17 after he submerged...
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