Canadian Glock

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by Charlie Echo, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. Charlie Echo

    Charlie Echo New Member

    I just stumbled upon an article about Canadian hand gun laws and the "new" Glock 19. Is the Glock 48 the Canadian Clock 19?
     
  2. rbbeers

    rbbeers Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

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    No.

    To comply with Canada handgun laws, in addition to the standard barrel, Glock makes a slightly longer barrel for the G19.

    Canadian Compliant Gen 4 Glock 19
    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/01/16/canadian-compliant-gen-4-glock-19/#:~:text=Well, Glock has now made,magazines to just 10 rounds.&text=Typical Gen4 G19 barrels are,barrel for the Canadian market.

    "Typical Gen4 G19 barrels are only 102mm in length which would typically put it in the prohibited class. So Glock makes a slightly longer barrel for the Canadian market."

    However, to eliminate the need for a 'special' barrel, Glock did indeed design the G48 with a standard barrel length of 106 mm, which, as may be noted, complies with Canada gun laws.

    Glock’s New G48 Is Its First Pistol Designed to Be Canada Legal
    https://thegunblog.ca/2019/01/02/glocks-new-g48-is-first-pistol-designed-to-be-canada-legal/

    The following video compares the G19 and G48.

    Glock G19 vs G48 Comparison


    Best regards,

    Bob
     
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  3. Southlake

    Southlake Island Life Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Thanks Bob, I didn't know that.
     
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  4. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter

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    Colt did the same thing for Canadian buyers with the new Colt Python.

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2020/3/23/colt-python-review/

    A number of Americans wondered why they would deviate from the standard 4” barrel as it will cause holster selection issues. I guess Colt figured there’s less people packing the new Python 4(1/4)” guns than Canadians buying them.

    This ain’t the 1970’s and I’d dare to say there’s close to zero Law Enforcement carrying a revolver nowadays especially the latest from Colt in a duty rig.
     
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  5. Bayou

    Bayou Well-Known Member

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    What exactly would the Canadian government expect to accomplish by requiring a longer barrel?
     
  6. Southlake

    Southlake Island Life Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Do you think they had a reason or was it just to outlaw all barrels 4” and under and mags over 10 rounds.
     
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  7. Danzig

    Danzig I do hood rat sh%t! Supporter

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    Just stupid hoops for the gun industry to follow. Lots of countries have them.
     
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  8. John in AR

    John in AR Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Same reason the American government has all kinds of rules about trigger serrations, thumb rests, etc. Politicians and bureaucrats who are totally ignorant of the subject matter making the rules, and this is what you get.

    Closest analogy I can come up with, is that it would be like having Amish people write traffic laws. Many of them would be inherently biased and hostile on the subject matter, but even those that genuinely wanted to be rational and logical, would still be unqualified and incompetent on the subject.
     
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  9. Bayou

    Bayou Well-Known Member

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    So there is no logical answer. Just a meaningless extra hoop to jump through to acquire a gun. Seems these politicians aren’t even smart enough to know they SHOULD be embarrassed to propose legislation like this. Man what a crazy world we live in, but at least I’m in Texas
     
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  10. 58sniper

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    Minimum barrel length is also the reason for the 17A in Australia.