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  • My Glock Creed

    When I think about my Glock, I think not only about my Glock, but my connection to it. You see, it's almost as if my Glock has become a part of me. I therefore carry my Glock as responsibly as possible. I gladly accept the responsibility of a concealed weapons license holder, knowing that there can only be responsibility when I carry my Glock. I dare not shame the name of Glock by carrying irresponsibly, or by letting passions dictate my behavior rather than my brain initiating my actions....
  • 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...
  • Glock vs Fire. It is not always a foregone conclusion

    House fires in the United States happen more than 300,000 times a year on average for the past several years. This makes the possibility of a house fire at your residence very real. While the most important thing to get out of the home in the event of a fire is always you and your family, we decided to look at how your Glock can handle the flames if left behind. While moving around the interwebs we found the following on Glock's Facebook page (outside) (Inside) "After a house fire a few...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  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. 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. Gaston Glock offers upscale knives made from exotic metals

    Ever get dressed for your everyday carry and asked yourself, "Why don't I have a Glock knife made from the steel of a sunken German battleship or rare meteorite?" Well my friend, you are in luck and, moreover, there is a Glock that likes the way you think. (Photo: Gaston Glock Style) GJG Style As a spin off that is to some regards separate from their firearms concern, Gaston J. Glock, son of the founder of the gun company, founded his own new venture, simply called Gaston Glock Style....
  5. Training on a budget? Don's forget airsoft

    You may have heard this before and I know there are quite a few evangelists out there who advocate training. "Oh here we go again" I hear you say. "Get more training; make the guys at Thunder Ranch or Gunsite some more money. Let's get real" (This is still you talking by the way). "Let's get real; I do not have the money to go prancing around the country to professional training centers. I don't have the time either I work for a living!" Tom Gresham from the radio show Gun Talk repeats it...
  6. My Glock Creed

    When I think about my Glock, I think not only about my Glock, but my connection to it. You see, it's almost as if my Glock has become a part of me. I therefore carry my Glock as responsibly as possible. I gladly accept the responsibility of a concealed weapons license holder, knowing that there can only be responsibility when I carry my Glock. I dare not shame the name of Glock by carrying irresponsibly, or by letting passions dictate my behavior rather than my brain initiating my actions....
  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. Glock vs Fire. It is not always a foregone conclusion

    House fires in the United States happen more than 300,000 times a year on average for the past several years. This makes the possibility of a house fire at your residence very real. While the most important thing to get out of the home in the event of a fire is always you and your family, we decided to look at how your Glock can handle the flames if left behind. While moving around the interwebs we found the following on Glock's Facebook page (outside) (Inside) "After a house fire a few...
  9. March Photo Of The Month!

    Do you like free stuff? I sure do. Miller Tactical Group is giving away an IWB Appendix carry holster and I want you to win it. To enter follow this link, and post a photo of your glock in extreme conditions: [URL]http://www.glockforum.com/forum/f42/glockforum-photo-month-march-34143/[/URL] Extreme is a subjective term, so make sure you have fun with this one! Be sure to check out the offerings from MillerTacticalGroup.com, one of our great site sponsors!
  10. Glock found in river, stored for two years, good to go

    When a small town police department found a Glock 27 in a river, they chucked it in the property room and forgot about it for two years. Then, after rust and corrosion took its toll over the course of more than 700 days and nights, they cleaned it. Surprise surprise, the department armorer thinks it will still shoot. Not plugging Hornaday or anything but we ran across this today on their facebook page. (photo credit-Hornady's facebook page) "This Glock 27 was found in a river here in...
  11. Getting some Hunting in with the Glock

    Every year millions of Americans take to the field in search of game. For most, this means taking along a smoke pole such as a rifle, shotgun, or blackpowder firearm. For others this means a primitive weapon like a bow, sling, or spear. For a third group, this means the handgun. That is where a Glock can come in. Why handgun hunting? The always smiling Elmer Keith relaxes on the back porch of his Salmon Idaho home with. his 7 1/2\" King Short Action .44 Special Colt SAA... Some of the...
  12. Happy Glockmas 2013

    It's that time again ladies and germs. That magical, mystical day of the year that we celebrate the coming of the polymer revolution in the birth of that great inventor, Mr. Gaston Glock. Who is Mr. Glock? Born July 19, 1929 in Austria, Gaston Glock had a rather ordinary life as an engineer and small businessman. As a young boy, he saw Austria first annexed by Adolph Hitler, and then survived the hell that was WWII and the subsequent Allied occupation. Taking his harsh childhood and...
  13. Shooting a Glock Underwater

    There has always been an urban legend passed around internet message boards and wherever Glock enthusiasts meet-- that of the gun being designed to fire underwater. Here at Glock Forums we decided to go for the truth on this. Can it be done? The short answer to this question is: Yes*. The asterisk is in the all-important details of this. While the Glock itself was not specifically designed from the ground-up to be an underwater firearms (unlike the Soviet SPP-1 or the HKP11 ) it can be...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
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