Glock 380

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by HAWKENS, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. HAWKENS

    HAWKENS New Member

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    Has any one shot the glock 380?
     
  2. jelder

    jelder New Member

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    Not allowed in the states
     

  3. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    U.S. PDs can order them, though I don't know of any PD that does have them. The compact and subcompact 380 (G25 and G28) are the same size as the 9mm and 40cal compact and subcompacts.

    It seems to me the whole love for the 380 Glock in the US is simply that we can't have them.
     
  4. littleposerfish

    littleposerfish New Member

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    i would love to have a 380 in glock! :D
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the Glock Forum Hawkens !!
     
  6. Webphisher

    Webphisher Duct Tape, Alabama Chrome

    Does anyone know why you can't get that in the US unless your LE?
     
  7. jelder

    jelder New Member

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    From what I understand is there's not enough parts in them for the us
     
  8. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    The way the atf scores the guns for them to be imported, the glock380 doesnt pass.
     
  9. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    Yep

    This is a copy/paste of why

    Many of the Glock's parts and sometimes the whole gun are dictated or limited by the BATF's system of "import points". To qualify for import a pistol must score 75 points based on the following system:

    Characteristic Points
    Length: for each 1/4" over 6" 1
    Forged steel frame 15
    Forged HTS alloy frame 20
    Unloaded weight w/mag (per oz.) 1
    .22 short and .25 auto 0
    .22 LR and 7.65mm to .380 auto 3
    9mm parabellum and over 10
    Locked breech mechanism 5
    Loaded chamber indicator 5
    Grip safety 3
    Magazine safety 5
    Firing pin block or lock 10
    External hammer 2
    Double action 10
    Drift adjustable target sight 5
    Click adjustable target sight 10
    Target grips 5
    Target trigger 2

    For example, here is how the G17 scores: Length (7.28") 5
    Weight (24.79oz) 25
    Caliber (9mm) 10
    Locked breech 5
    Firing pin block 10
    Double action 10
    Target sight 10
    Target grips 5
    Total 80

    Here is how the Glock 26 scores: Length (6.29") 1
    Weight (21.87oz) 22
    Caliber (9mm) 10
    Locked breech 5
    Firing pin block 10
    Double action 10
    Target sight 10
    Target grips 5
    Target trigger 2
    Total 75

    Changes and features made to Glocks to comply with the BATF rules:
    - all models are imported with a cheap click-adjustable rear sight that is replaced at the factory with the stock sight
    - target (grooved) trigger added to compacts & subcompacts
    - target grips added to all models (required for the subcompacts)
    - due to their caliber, .380 autos (G25 & G28 do not score enough points to be imported