Articles from Editor

  1. Suspect steals Glock from chaplain (in the Florida Highway Patrol)

    Authorities in Florida are hot on the trail of a suspect who burglarized a vehicle on the night of Jan. 14 in the Miami area. What's bad about the crime is a Glock 43 is now on the streets. What's worse is that it was stolen from a man of the cloth-- who is also a state trooper. As reported by NBC Miami, the Miami-Dade Police are investigating the burglary and asking the public for information that could help finger the suspect, identified as between 16 and 21 years of age, 5'11" and 170...
  2. Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) celebrates 25th years

    The Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF), long a subject of conversation on the forum and a popular club for fellowship among like-minded polymer pistol enthusiasts celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. From GSSF/Glock: GSSF was formed in 1991 and continues to exceed the goal of introducing new shooters to the shooting sports. Since 1991, GSSF has seen more than 120,000 members, over 200,000 match entries, and more than 700 outdoor events. Planned for 2016 are 55 outdoor matches...
  3. Are new MOS models of Glock 9mms coming soon?

    It would appear that a few new offerings for Glock's MOS (Modular Optics System) for mounting reflex and red dot sights are in the pipeline, namely for the G17 and G19 models. The MOS system made its debut at SHOT Show 2015 exactly a year ago and provides factory-original optics ready handguns in a number of models. The MOS feature is currently available on four 4th Gen Glock models including the "Practical/Tactical" G34, G35, G41 and the new for 2015 10mm G40 long slide. The MOS allows a...
  4. Naval Special Warfare rumored to be dropping SIGs for G19s

    Increasingly, rumors are filtering through the interwebs, confirmed by those close to the shadowy Navy Seal community that the nation's preeminent special operators are going Glock to phase out a number of SIG pistols they have carried for generations. Unofficial use by the Uncle Using personal funds, Glocks to include the G22, G17 and G19 series have been used by numerous individual soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines deploying downrange since 9/11. There has long been an NSN for the...
  5. Vickers Tactical drops limited run of Gen 3 RTF2 Glocks

    Partnered with Lipsey's, Larry Vickers has talked Glock into another limited run of RTF2 two-tone grey Glock 17 and 19 pistols that bring back a rare and now much-sought after crowd-pleaser. What is RTF2? In 2009, Glock came out with an updated version of their gun that featured better ergonomics named the "Rough Texture Finish, Version 2," or commonly just called RTF2. Besides the texture, along the slide, a set of scalloped cutouts replaced the strait up and down slide serrations that...
  6. Panama doubles down on Glock

    The Central American country of Panama, home to a large American expatriate community, is purchasing another 5,000 Glock 17s for their national police force. The background of the PNP Back in 1903, with a little help from President Teddy Roosevelt, Panama obtained independence from Colombia and the U.S. took over a failing French canal project to join the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific. With the help of the U.S. military, the new country helped reform its inherited...
  7. AMG brings Lock, Stock and Barrel system for G17

    A new player in the Glock pistol-to-carbine conversion game, American Manufacturing Group, has a system for the 4 Gen Glock 17 that swaps out the barrel of the handgun with a rifle-length drop in and adds a M4 style stock-- while remaining ATF compliant. Why a carbine kit? Pistol caliber carbines date back to the 1850s and the concept in and among themselves are not new. Taking a standard handgun action and adding a short, rifle length (16-20 inch) barrel and a buttstock, you now have a...
  8. Kiwis ditch SIGs, go Glock

    The New Zealand Defense Force has decided to replace the Sig Sauer 9mm pistols they have issued for almost a quarter century with Glock 17s within the next calendar year. What is the NZDF? The combined military service for New Zealand, the 9,000 members of the Defense Force make up the New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Air Force, and Royal New Zealand Navy. With a history that dates back to 1845 with the formation of the Wellington Battalion of the Militia and before that to the Maori...
  9. Agency goes G17 with onboard tac lights as standard

    A historic county in Northern Maryland has leaped into the 21st century by retiring not only their old Glock 19s, but moving to new full sized models with Steamlights. The county Carroll County, Maryland, pop. 167,000, abuts the Pennsylvania line and, during the Confederate invasion of that state in the summer of 1863 that halted at Gettysburg, a small but important cavalry charge occurred in county seat Westminster when two companies of the 1st Delaware Cavalry led by Captain Charles...
  10. Glock adopted by two very different departments

    Two law enforcement agencies, separated by a 1,000 miles and the Mississippi River, have decided to go Glock in the past few weeks, making history of sorts for both. Rubber City Akron, the fifth-largest city in Ohio, dates back to 1825 and is home to some 200,000 people. Keeping the city safe is the Akron PD, a professional force of over 450 officers who have repeatedly put their lived on the line for their city and its people. In fact, in the past 98 years, no less than 24 Akron lawmen...
  11. Clearing the woods of steel hogs with the a Glock 40 10mm

    Tennessee-based firearms reviewer and outdoorsman Hickok45 got his hands on one of the model G40s in 10mm and went to points unknown to partake in a rather clean and well-run hog hunt. The long-slide G40 Gen 4 MOS pistol from Glock, debuted back in January at this year's SHOT Show, is chambered in 10mm, making it a beefier version of the G20 (which is puny already, right?) with a target-length barrel. Ready to accept red dot sight systems like the Trijicon RMR, the 9.49-inch overall (due to...
  12. Glock digs deep to support causes

    In the past two weeks, Glock US has dropped huge cardboard checks off with organizations to support the survivors left behind by lost federal agents, police and commandos, as well as fund youth civic groups. Special Operations Warrior Foundation On Oct. 14, Glock donated $100,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). The presentation ceremony took place at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) trade show in Washington and brings the company's total donations to...
  13. SilencerCo intros threaded barrels for G26 baby Glock

    One of the biggest players in the suppressor game is moving into marketing threaded aftermarket barrels for Glock's subcompact line, starting with the 9mm G26. The Utah-based company, who has been setting the suppressor world abuzz with their Salvo and Osprey lines (and new Maxim integral suppressors), has long-marketed a series of drop-in threaded barrels. After all, what good is a sweet screw-on can if your barrel ends at the frame, right? "The only thing better than a normal pistol...
  14. Super slo-mo roller-locks in action like you've never seen before (VIDEOS)

    Our buddy, Matt from OHUB LABS recently met up with Joe from Dakota Tactical, makers of some of the finest HK-pattern roller-locks in the United States, for a day full of shooting some select-fire burp guns. Joe brought along a classic MP5-pattern D54 in 9mm, its 10mm big brother, a .45ACP HK UMP, and, for those looking for something larger than pistol caliber, there is the D300-- a super cool gun based on the legendary HK53. In all of the below, Joe is confronted with hostile watermelons...
  15. Michigan State Police ditch SIG 40s, go Glock 9mm

    In another instance of large, professional law enforcement agencies going Glock, the Michigan State Police is setting aside their gently used 40 caliber Sig Sauers and, after testing 39 potential replacements, went Glock 17. The Agency With the National Guard called up for World War I and the state militia being lumped in with that group by the Dick Act, Michigan was left without any form of state-level law enforcement as the troops marched off to France. This led the governor to establish...
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