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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Cops call out negligent discharge involving Glock for what it is

    When police arrived at the scene of a reported gunshot near Atlanta, they soon got to the bottom of the incident and were able to put one and one together. The town Sandy Springs, Georgia dates back to the 1850s with the founding of the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church, near the natural spring for which the city is now named. Located in Fulton County just to the North of Atlanta, it grew in size and successfully fought off incorporation by an ever-growing Atlanta until, in 2005, the...
  12. LaserLyte comes out with a training barrel for G19/23

    LaserLyte has gone one better on their Trigger Tyme laser trainer pistol gun tech and debuted a barrel that turns your own Glock 19 or 23 into a training device with its own on-board laser impulse generator that is impossible to use with live ammo. When practicing movement drills, weapon presentation, holstering, close combat, and other evolutions that do not require a loaded firearm, there is no substitute for safety. Much of your training regimen for the use of your handgun does not...
  13. Court-proofing your firearm

    This article will aggravate some who have spent a lot of money accessorizing their Glocks. Such is not my intent. What I do intend is, to help our forum members understand a small part of the legal process, and how the choices of accessories that are made will play out in a court of law. Let me explain what I mean by accessorizing. I'm not referring to mechanical changes to the weapon, such as replacing stock sights with night sights, trigger jobs, or similar alterations (just make sure the...
  14. 4 New Glock Aftermarket Items

    In recent weeks there have been a number of new drop in upgrades for your favorite Glock including OEM triggers, barrels, and gunsmith-ready slides. With that being said, let us see what's new. Haley Skimmer OEM trigger Haley Strategic has a drop-in tuned factory enhanced carry trigger dubbed the Skimmer. According to documentation from H/S/, the Skinner features a pre-travel reduction modification to the first stage of the trigger press. After pressing through the predictable wall, the...
  15. Quiet Glock use by the U.S. military

    Increasingly, various model Glocks are showing up overseas in the hands of the country's elite forces, which could have interesting implications for the upcoming Army handgun contract. (U.S. Army photo) Widespread adoption around the world Its should be mentioned that the entire reason Glock handguns exist is that in the late 1970s Gaston Glock went vying for the Austrian Army contract to replace their 1950s era Steyr pistols with something more modern. The result, adopted as the Pistole...
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