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  1. 12 rare Glocks you may not know of

    With so many models of Glocks out there, there are bound to be a few that you have never heard of. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at a dirty dozen that are lesser known. Blue Glock The Glock TFX shown in the hands of Mr. Colion Noir A group called Simunitions makes a neat little round that is used in force-on-force training. You know, the kind of stuff where a blue team rushes into a structure to seize it while a red team tries to stop them. In the world of Simunitions, these...
  2. 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...
  3. Can we put this' Glocks are unsafe' myth to bed please?

    Through the years, almost every time you hear of a negligent or accidental discharge with a Glock, you inevitably hear the resulting noise about how Glocks have no (active) safety and a very light/short trigger that contribute to causing accidents, thereby making them poor choices for law enforcement (and then by extension civilian) use. Well, let us talk about that. KaPow! In recent articles we have brought you tales of police chiefs that have accidentally shot themselves due to jacket...
  4. 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...
  5. Upping your Glock 19 game to .960 Rowland

    One of the most popular caliber swaps for large frame pistols is the relatively new .960 Rowland caliber. It offers a bit more bang for the buck but has some things to keep in mind. We look at this innovative aftermarket conversion for the Glock. .460's younger brother If you took a .45ACP sized round, and made it deliver performance around that of a .44 Magnum, then you have something on the order of the .460 Rowland. This round, the brainchild of "Shooting Show" host Johnny Ray Rowland...
  6. Going .460: Rowland Upgrades for your Glock

    One of the most popular caliber swaps for large frame pistols is the relatively new .460 Rowland caliber. It offers a bit more bang for the buck but has some things to keep in mind. We look at this innovative aftermarket conversion for the Glock. What is the .460R? If you took a .45ACP sized round, and made it deliver performance around that of a .44 Magnum, then you have something on the order of the .460 Rowland. This round, the brainchild of Shooting Show host Johnny Ray Rowland about...
  7. Glock knives The blade that launched an empire

    You may know the wily engineer by the name of Gaston Glock best for his series of polymer-framed handguns, but did you know the he paved the way for these guns with a weapon that is a bit more basic? We give you, the Glock knife. Origins Many who know about Glock knives think they came after the guns were popular-- but it's actually the opposite. You see Mr. Glock was in the 1970s a small-scale Austrian based fabricator of polymer-based household products such as curtain rods. Austria...
  8. The 1926 Glock: Two great tastes that tastes horrible together

    MattV2099, perhaps best known for his Glocks and food torture tests, experimented with what would happen if you swap the slides on a Glock 19 and 26-- so you don't have to-- all in the name of science. But before we roll that beautiful bean footage, let's take a look at the guns for those who may not already be aware. Backgrounder, G19 Just a tad bit smaller than its G17 big brother, the Glock 19 is a more compact design. Shaving off about a half inch and a few ounces, the gun is overall...
  9. DIY Glock grip tape job in 11 images

    The Glock safety action pistol, especially in the older pre-Gen 4 models, are great guns but let's face it, they have texture issues on the grip. Well here we have, courtesy of a forum member, several DIY grip tape jobs. - Ed I just did a DIY grip tape job to my G20 and I have to say is feels great, the tape gives me a better grip and protects the frame from getting scratched, I just found some patterns online [note there are also some on the forums as well ] that I liked and made my own...
  10. Police department buys new Glocks, rebuilds old ones

    In a day and time when everyone wants to throw out the old to make room for the new, one law enforcement agency is going a different route. Instead of getting rid of their old Glocks, they are reconditioning them for years of future use. The town Located in Warren County, the Northern Virginia town of Front Royal (pop 14,000) dates back to at least 1788, and sprang up from a Revolutionary War militia camp. Steeped in history, the Shenandoah Valley town was the site of the Civil War Battle...
  11. 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...
  12. So you want to build a USPSA open class Glock?

    Well I know there are some of you out there that have wondered, "Can I build my own USPSA open class Glock." Well the answer is yes. First off, naturally you have to have a Glock in the category for USPSA competition. Most shooters are shooting 9 mm or .40 cal. Two of the most popular models to use are the Glock 34 in 9mm, and the Glock 35 .40 cal. The build I will cover in this article is a review of my G35 build for the USPSA open class major category. So we have the base gun picked out so...
  13. 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...
  14. What's your favorite Glock Generation?

    When first introduced thirty year ago, the polymer-framed Glock safety action pistol was one of the most innovative handguns of the 20th Century. Now, well into the 21st, the Glock has evolved over four full generations (and several partial ones) to keep up with the times and give the public what they want. With that in mind, which is your favorite? Glock Model 19s of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations from left to right. Photo via Instagram The First Gen Ah, the guns that started it all....
  15. Do it yourself Glock grip mods

    I have been shooting pistols and rifles for as long as I can remember. Most were Ruger or Savage that were passed on to me by family members. The pistols, like the Super Single Six, were wheel guns and I became a pretty good shot. About ten years ago, I needed to obtain a CCP because of my job, and the search began for a small, reliable pistol that I could carry on a regular basis. Based on the recommendation of several friends and the research I did on-line, I decided to get a Glock 27 in...
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