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ATF gives GLOCK $40M contract
Atlanta Biz Journal ^ | 9/8/10 | staff

Posted on 09/09/2010 9:19:41 AM PDT by umgud

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) awarded GLOCK Inc. a 10-year contract worth up to $40 million.

The deal makes available for the first time the GLOCK 22 Gen4 and GLOCK 27 .40 caliber pistols to all ATF agents, Smyrna, Ga.-based GLOCK said.

(Excerpt) Read more at atlanta.bizjournals.com ...


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Major coup for Glock.
1 posted on 09/09/2010 9:19:42 AM PDT by umgud
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To: glock rocks

banglist


2 posted on 09/09/2010 9:20:24 AM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: umgud

I would have thought that they would prefer MP5’s and 12 gauge shotguns.


3 posted on 09/09/2010 9:21:07 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: umgud

.40 in Glock = KB


4 posted on 09/09/2010 9:21:21 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (When in the course of human events...)
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To: umgud
Ummm..... Glock.


5 posted on 09/09/2010 9:22:36 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Farmer Dean

I would have thought Thompsons would be more intimidating,
and just plain cooler looking.


6 posted on 09/09/2010 9:23:35 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

KB?


7 posted on 09/09/2010 9:25:24 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: umgud
May the ATF have many Glock accidents.
8 posted on 09/09/2010 9:25:46 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: umgud

LOL, guess they’re professional enough...LOL!!!!!!!!! What do you bet one (at least) of these contract guns shoots an ATF agent in the leg while hes cleaning it...


9 posted on 09/09/2010 9:26:53 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: umgud

Hmmmm...alchohol is legal...tobacco is legal...firearms are legal...what was it we needed ATF for?


10 posted on 09/09/2010 9:27:01 AM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: umgud

11 posted on 09/09/2010 9:27:36 AM PDT by Jackie Treehorn
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To: umgud

Title fix; “Feds award $40m contract to Austrian company”


12 posted on 09/09/2010 9:31:39 AM PDT by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown.)
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To: umgud

Should’ve gone with HK.

SnakeDoc


13 posted on 09/09/2010 9:32:14 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

KB = KaBoom


14 posted on 09/09/2010 9:37:57 AM PDT by Polynikes (Haakkaa Paalle)
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To: glock rocks
So what is your cut?

:)

15 posted on 09/09/2010 9:39:35 AM PDT by LasVegasMac
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To: diverteach

I guess S&W fell out of favor. After all S&W and Ruger did to support the previous Dem administrations.


16 posted on 09/09/2010 9:41:32 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: umgud

Wonder if they’ll release the accidental discharge stats.


17 posted on 09/09/2010 9:41:35 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

I’m not a fan of the .40 period. 9mm works just fine.


18 posted on 09/09/2010 9:42:26 AM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

.40 in Glock = KB

I believe the .40 chambers are fully supported in the latest generation Glocks. I’m a Springfield kind of guy myself.


19 posted on 09/09/2010 9:45:51 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Or the Springfield XD, or S&W M&P series. Springfields have articulated trigger, grip and internal block safeties. You can carry in Cond. 1 in a secure holster without worrying about any unintended bangs.


20 posted on 09/09/2010 9:47:19 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: LasVegasMac; umgud
So what is your cut?

LOL. Not so much these days. I've diversified my holdings.

21 posted on 09/09/2010 9:52:49 AM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: SnakeDoctor
I personally prefer a SigSauer in the 9mm and .380 variety. My preference for .45 is the Para Ordnance due to it's larger magazine capacity. My Colt Commander however came out of the box shooting absolutely spot on with no adjustments needed.

I don't really like Glocks. I feel the trigger pull is variable and stiff. Just a personal observation of my particular Glock that I sold after I embarrassed my self in a friendly shooting competition with the owner of a S&W.

In the hands of the ATF I'd suspect that they will be trained in the proper safety quirks of the weapon, mainly to keep your finger out off the trigger. However safety with weapons is an attitude of attention to detail, professionalism and being somewhat respectful of the weapon you are carrying. Men that need to 'show off" and use a weapon as a fashion accessory are dangerous. ... to themselves and the public. I've not been overly impressed with any of the ATF personnel that I've seen at the range or being interviewed on television.

They actually make the FBI look good in comparison. However their mission statement and leadership as the enforcers of the federal laws makes them somewhat of an opponent to certain libertarians and those that hold the second amendment as sacrosanct. If they're happy with a .40 caliber weapon, good for them. I'd rather have a .45, but as I've stated, it is only a preference that I have. "Stopping power" , magazine capacity and the rest of the arguments to me are usually pointless if you don't maintain your shooting skills.

If the officers shot IPSC and trained weekly then I'd suspect that a .22 would provide the lethality instead of the spray and pray that I've seen in some videos.

22 posted on 09/09/2010 9:58:31 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (Our President-A modest man, who has much to be modest about.)
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To: Polynikes

I’ve shot thousands of rounds from my GLOCK .40.

I love it.


23 posted on 09/09/2010 10:04:35 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: umgud

24 posted on 09/09/2010 10:07:06 AM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: Seven plus One

The ATF is a revenue agency. Their job is to collect taxes.

Why do they need $40M in weaponry?


25 posted on 09/09/2010 10:09:39 AM PDT by altsehastiin
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To: umgud

Wore this one to work yesterday.

26 posted on 09/09/2010 10:09:48 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
27 posted on 09/09/2010 10:21:06 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: umgud
Dear Glock,

Get paid up front.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 09/09/2010 11:12:12 AM PDT by The Comedian
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To: Farmer Dean

They already have all those that they want.


29 posted on 09/09/2010 12:01:28 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Jackie Treehorn

That video is such a classic.


30 posted on 09/09/2010 12:02:35 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: umgud

$40 mill in Glocks at probably $350 a copy? That is over 114,000 handguns! WTF does the ATF need with 114,000 handguns? Even the idiots at the ATF can’t steal or lose that many.


31 posted on 09/09/2010 12:03:59 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: umgud

I thought that the batFAGs were already the only ones ‘profezznal nuf to hannle a glock fotay’...


32 posted on 09/09/2010 12:09:54 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The Healthcare bill allows Obama to call up a domestic army.
And he just arranged for 114,000 handguns to be distributed to that army.

If Obama's army had serious weaponry, but poor training, they could be picked off -- and then citizens would have serious weaponry (and probably superior discipline).
But if Obama's army has only handguns, they could be intimidating to many sheeple, but would not significantly arm the rebels who loot their corpses.

33 posted on 09/09/2010 12:10:13 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Ka-Boom!


34 posted on 09/09/2010 12:43:02 PM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (When in the course of human events...)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I’ve got an HK USP and a Glock 30. I much prefer the G30.

Ed


35 posted on 09/09/2010 1:02:43 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: ClearCase_guy
The Healthcare bill allows Obama to call up a domestic army.

That's pure BS, and passing rumors that have been shot down repeatedly as untrue doesn't help our cause. The reference in the Obmacare Bill refers to the Surgeon General and his/her corp of health care workers. (or as Obama would say, "corpse of healt care workers.")

36 posted on 09/09/2010 1:12:21 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Sir_Ed

I have an HK P30 and USPC .45. I test fired a couple of Glocks before I bought the HKs ... liked both of the HKs much better.

SnakeDoc


37 posted on 09/09/2010 1:16:58 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

As do I.


38 posted on 09/09/2010 1:19:00 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Labyrinthos
It's been "shot down" by the defenders of Obama.

I've read the language in the bill. Obama can callup a lot of people, establish an officer corps, and use this army for what he thinks is best. Perhaps it will be for healthcare. But it doesn't have to be.

39 posted on 09/09/2010 1:19:53 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Farmer Dean

couldn’t have said it any better.


40 posted on 09/09/2010 1:28:22 PM PDT by sage10
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To: TheThirdRuffian; Eaker; glock rocks

Agree...G23 an G35 with about 20k plus of commercial black hills an no Kb yet....G19 ,21, 20, 30 an my guncrafters slide conversion for the 20 / 21 an noooo Kb’s ....yet.

But if boogie man says its so on the net I have to believe its not the reloads or bad commercial ammo....has to ne our POS glocks that blowed up real good....

My other glocks get free fodder as well thanks to my job yet....I stay aware that Kb’s can happen.

My issued M9 self destructed due IMI factory fodder.... All my sigs an colts etc have survived.

Weird....:o)
I will get my buddy Eaker up here. If a glock can be destroyed my money is on him.....


41 posted on 09/09/2010 2:34:41 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9; Squantos
.40 in Glock = KB

I have about 10k rounds through one of my Glock 27's with no KB's.

Since you seem to think you are an expert on them please let me know what I am doing wrong.

42 posted on 09/09/2010 2:43:09 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Eaker

All experts are dead..


43 posted on 09/09/2010 2:44:39 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos; NY.SS-Bar9
I will get my buddy Eaker up here. If a glock can be destroyed my money is on him.....

I haven't been able to KB one so I have asked the expert what I am doing wrong. I assume he has years of experience shooting and smithing on Glocks.

Probably something technical like needing to pack the barrel with mud or something I haven't done.

Me or the other MILLIONS of happy Glock owners for that matter.

44 posted on 09/09/2010 2:48:51 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Doesn’t it seem ironic that a party that hates firearms and tries to gin up fear of weapons is really arming up it’s law enforcement agencies? Add to that all the new requirements for companies to buy American while they purchase arms from Austria.
Just thinking.


45 posted on 09/09/2010 2:49:47 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Eaker

Mud....that’s it....mud !

Ya’ll have some of that after yer sprinkle on Monday don’t ya ?


46 posted on 09/09/2010 3:37:00 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I haven’t tried those models, just the USP.

They may not be as blocky and un-ergonomic as my USP.

I love their MP5’s, though...

Ed


47 posted on 09/09/2010 3:42:55 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: Texas resident

I believe they build those Glocks in Smyrna, Georgia.

Ed


48 posted on 09/09/2010 3:45:00 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: umgud
Guess I'm an old fart...what about these?

Oh well. The ATF chooses their gun to use, and I get to choose mine...


49 posted on 09/09/2010 3:45:28 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (When the ass brays, don't reply...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It’s kind of like a deal on helicopters or missile systems; there is no relation between dollars spent and actual numbers procured.


50 posted on 09/09/2010 9:21:56 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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