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  • 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...
  • The Glock in Hollywood

    With its polymer frame, space age looks, and modern design, the Glock has become one of the most recognizable firearms in films for the past twenty years. The Appeal When the Glock first appeared on the scene in the mid-1980s in the United States, it was strange and seemed foreign. This is probably because, when compared to the traditional single action Colt 1911 with its long slide and wood grips and the S&W wondernines with their stainless steel frames and double-action/single action...
  • 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...
  • How to Properly Pronounce 10 Gun Names You're Likely Saying Wrong (VIDEO)

    By default, if you are a member here (or just stopping by), odds are you are a dyed-in-the-wool Glock fan. However, even you likely have had at least a few of the below pass through your hands at one time or another. There are few things more embarrassing for a new gun owner than mispronouncing the name of a firearm. It's even more embarrassing for a long-time gun owner. To help the gun owning public, our friends over at OutdoorHub put together this great video to lay out how to better...
  • 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...
  1. Saving Money for Firearms

    4 Steps to Saving More Money on Guns and Accessories Being a gun enthusiast is more than a hobby, it's a way of life. Typically after we purchase our first firearm, we begin to see there are a lot more cost associated with going shooting than we realize. But what if I told there was a way to shoot for free and make the firearms almost pay for themselves? When I was preparing to purchase my first firearm I knew I wanted to purchase a Glock 19, which was $549 at my local gun store. I had all...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  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. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Great idea for scaled Indoor Dry Fire Rifle Range

    The military has long used a 25m zeroing target to both set the sights on the standard M4/M16 series rifles and for qualification purposes on short ranges. Well, forum member adopted this practice for indoor dry firing with a pretty simple and effective set up. If you are a modern shooter, no matter if you run handguns, rifles or shotguns, you have to practice your skills in order to develop them. Remember when you learned to drive? You didn't just hear the theory of driving and then get...
  10. Of Glocks and socks

    When it comes to storage options for personal firearms, the how and where part of the equation is open to liberal interpretation, both by the law of some areas and of the gun owner's own choice. For me, I chose to keep a loaded G22 in the sock drawer. Your mileage may vary and you can choose to agree or disagree with me-- its America-- but here is why I do what I do... Overall firearms safety concerns Every gun owner needs first to assess their home and make their own choices. If you have...
  11. 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...
  12. Glock bathroom etiquette 101: Or, how to avoid looking like a fool

    In the past week, there has been a plethora of stories popping up in the traditional media, much to the delight of anti-gun groups, of Glock owners/users having bathroom malfunctions with their guns. To address this and make sure we are all on the same page keep reading. U.S. Capitol It seems that at least three times since January, members of the U.S. Capitol Police have left their glocks behind while dropping trou on the job. As reported by Roll Call When a member of Senate Majority...
  13. Passing the firearms addiction, is it genetic?

    My addiction to firearms started when I was 11. My father, an ex-Army ranger, passed it on to me. On Christmas morning 1997, I woke up to a 20 gauge single-shot Remington shotgun that my grandfather-- also a retired army sniper-- gave to my father on Christmas morning in 1974. I didn't want anything else the rest is the morning. I wanted my little brother to be done and to go in the field and shoot. It was downhill from there. Every extra second I had, that gun was over my shoulder in the...
  14. From Old School Longslide to Combat Tupperware

    I had heard about them. Glocks. They were supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread. I finally saw one in the late 80s. I wasn't impressed. From what I had heard, they were prone to stove pipes, the mags expanded and wouldn't drop free, and they were ugly. At any rate, I didn't like them compared to my 1911s that I had grown up on and was shooting in the Marine Corps. And when the Corps transitioned to 9mm, I preferred the Beretta to the Glock because at least it felt like you were...
  15. How to Properly Pronounce 10 Gun Names You're Likely Saying Wrong (VIDEO)

    By default, if you are a member here (or just stopping by), odds are you are a dyed-in-the-wool Glock fan. However, even you likely have had at least a few of the below pass through your hands at one time or another. There are few things more embarrassing for a new gun owner than mispronouncing the name of a firearm. It's even more embarrassing for a long-time gun owner. To help the gun owning public, our friends over at OutdoorHub put together this great video to lay out how to better...
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