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  • I Love my Guns

    07/30/2009 9:16:00 PM PDT · by Empireoftheatom48 · 16 replies · 824+ views
    In these days of tribulations, it's nice to have friends you can count on. I have given them some human like qualities. My "Baby Glock" out quickly and in your face. 357 S&W, will scare the H$ll out of you. Sig, mean and intimidating, when needed. XD(M)( John Galt) what a firearm should look and act like!
  • Haven Police Ditch Glocks After Two Explode

    07/18/2009 10:30:23 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 152 replies · 4,164+ views
    WINTER HAVEN | The Police Department is ditching $38,000 worth of guns after two .45-caliber GAP Glock Model 37 pistols exploded in separate training incidents a year a part, causing minor injuries to an officer and a cadet. "I've been around 34 years in law enforcement, and we've seen malfunctioning with guns, but never seen it explode," Police Chief Mark LeVine said. "When I've got two guns out of 90 mess up, something's wrong." The department has not had any problems with the guns during use in the line of duty. The force of the explosions came down through the...
  • 3-year-old kills brother in accidental shooting

    05/28/2009 3:44:54 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 768+ views
    hostednews ^ | 4 hours ago
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Police in central California say a 2-year-old boy has died after being accidentally shot by his 3-year-old sister. Bakersfield police Sgt. Greg Terry says the girl apparently found a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun under her parents' bed Wednesday afternoon and accidentally shot her brother.
  • Claims against gunmaker Glock dismissed

    05/12/2009 6:41:07 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 21 replies · 926+ views
    SFgate ^ | Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | Bob Egelko
    A federal appeals court dismissed damage claims against gun manufacturers Monday by the victims of a white supremacist's shooting rampage in the San Fernando Valley, saying a 2005 federal law backed by the firearms industry bars such lawsuits.
  • useing a 185 gr swc in a glock 21

    04/26/2009 2:43:41 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 16 replies · 867+ views
    charlespg
    I have orderd some 185 SWC ( 1000)from the bulletworks in Breckenridge TX. Has anybody had problems useing them in a glock model 21 I also have a springfield 1911a1 thanks
  • Milwaukee Police Department Find Problems With Its Guns

    04/17/2009 10:58:26 AM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 148 replies · 3,538+ views
    WISN.com ^ | April 16, 2009 | Unknown
    MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Police Department found that there is a serious problem with its guns. Officer Vidal Colon was injured over the weekend in a shootout, in which his gun jammed. The police chief has known about the problem for a year, but he is now taking immediate action following Saturday’s shooting. The chief sent a memo to the entire police department about the weapon problem. On Saturday, Colon responded to a report of a man armed with a gun near 36th and Scott streets. Colon fired his gun 13 times, and the suspect, Louis Domenech, shot back six...
  • OK, gun gurus...Glock or Springfield XD-M? (vanity)

    04/08/2009 3:01:19 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 123 replies · 5,160+ views
    Free Republic | April 8, 2009 | Choose Ye This Day
    I'm finally buying a handgun this week, after a long time wanting one, my wife finally relented. I know I want a 9mm. (No, I don't want anything bigger than that.) It's mostly for target shooting, and to have around the house, not for concealed carry. The two I'm interested in are the Glock and the Springfield Armory XD-M. I'm torn between the two. Those that know handguns far better than I do...which would you choose, and why?
  • I want to buy a handgun...

    03/09/2009 4:50:02 AM PDT · by masterbeaver · 51 replies · 2,440+ views
    3/9/09 | Master Beaver
    I want to buy a handgun and would like some opinions on to what I should be looking out for and what kind would be best for me. I do not know much about the features of most handguns and what would best fit me. I like to go to shooting ranges and would like to use my own gun. I would also like to have one in my house just in case. I want a basic pistol that is easy for novice shooters. I don't need anything overpowering or too flashy. What kind of mm do I need and...
  • Personal Thoughts on attending a Gun Show

    01/28/2009 8:15:10 PM PST · by redhotright · 28 replies · 993+ views
    http://redhotright.blogspot.com/ ^ | 2009-01-28 | Red-Hot Right
    This last Sunday my wife and I went to a local gun show. It was the first one we had attended, and we quite enjoyed ourselves. What made it more fun was that we went with some friends who are knowledgable about guns. Now when I say that they are "knowledgable" about guns, that's like saying that Rush Limbaugh knows a little something about radio. Or at least that's how I perceive them, because they have lots of guns including several class 3 weapons, of which one is a .50 caliber machine gun. So, yeah, they know a little something...
  • Phila. police to be permitted larger-caliber handguns

    12/08/2008 8:11:45 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 41 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/6/08 | Andrew Maykuth
    Philadelphia police officers will be permitted to carry larger-caliber handguns next year, part of a wide-ranging effort that Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey is making to upgrade the department's weaponry to match adversaries carrying bigger guns. Ramsey announced yesterday that officers will have the option to replace their 9mm pistols with more powerful .40- and .45-caliber semiautomatic handguns. The sidearms are produced by Austrian gunmaker Glock. Though two of four Philadelphia officers killed in the line of duty this year were shot by fugitives carrying powerful guns - one fired an assault rifle - Ramsey was careful not to characterize...
  • Vanity: I bought my Glock 19 today, and I simply wanted to say thank you!

    10/16/2008 6:59:57 PM PDT · by eaglegso · 96 replies · 2,036+ views
    10/16/08 | Eagle
    I know I posted a thread a few days ago about a handgun (below), and my interest in a Glock 19, and I sought your thoughts and comments. Knowing I tried it before I bought it! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2103527/posts Well I did my research and I went and bought the G19! That's a freakin' awesome handgun! I took my Dad and he fired it too! And he was amazed by it (He owns a 1911 and I know that's no comparison, I know that). I just wanted to say thanks for all of your comments! I tried a Sig and some others,...
  • Vanity... I want to buy a Glock 19 (G19) So it's a gun question you Freepers......

    10/11/2008 7:48:11 PM PDT · by eaglegso · 93 replies · 4,775+ views
    10/11/08 | Me
    I own a S&W 357 (Long, freakin' barreled handgun) that can not be carried around at all, it's too long. I got it from my grandfather, when he passed! I own a Walther PPK, I sold my P99 recently. But I decided to go in to a dealer today, just to see something new with some more stopping power than the PPK. They tried to sell me on a Glock 19 (which I liked alot actually). I went and shot it, in the shooting range, and I would like to get your honest opinion on that gun! I want something...
  • GLOCK G22 40s&w Night Sights w/ 3 Hi Cap Mags $399 (Is this a good deal?)

    08/26/2008 6:37:36 AM PDT · by rawhide · 46 replies · 1,952+ views
    Price: $399.00 Glock 22 40s&w with Night Sights & 3 Hi Cap Mags These are factory refurbished with full Glock 1yr Warranty. Package contains new Glock Black Box 3 Hi Cap 15rd Mags Night Sights Cleaning Rod Lock Manual and Paperwork Generation 3 models with rails and finger grooves
  • ANGRY

    05/30/2008 3:46:46 AM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 11 replies · 105+ views
    SELF ^ | MAY 30, 2008 | SELF
    Addressing the problems with Muslim women not wanting to wear uniforms while working in a tortilla factory http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2023331/posts My mean side says go ahead and let them wear their sacks but please pick out the body parts before packaging the product for market. I like to put my own brand of meat on tortillas. On another subject near to my heart. I lived for a while in a tolerant Muslim country and had no problems finding anything we needed or wanted. I really liked the Tiger, Fosters and Beer Bintang cause the water could kill, literally. My driver, maids, and...
  • Haven Police Ditch Glocks After Two Explode

    03/13/2008 9:51:30 AM PDT · by MichaelP · 134 replies · 3,789+ views
    The Lakeland Ledger ^ | Merissa Green
    WINTER HAVEN | The Police Department is ditching $38,000 worth of guns after two .45-caliber GAP Glock Model 37 pistols exploded in separate training incidents a year a part, causing minor injuries to an officer and a cadet. Story Here
  • Glock Inc. Introduces New GLOCK 30 SF .45 AUTO Short Frame Pistol at SHOT Show in Las Vegas

    02/04/2008 10:28:07 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 139 replies · 15,443+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 2/2/08 | n/a
    After releasing the highly popular G21 SF at the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida, the Austrian Handgun manufacturer announced today the release of the compact version of the .45 AUTO short frame pistol, the model 30 SF. The newly released pistol includes new features to the GLOCK pistol that have been desired for the last couple of years by military, law enforcement and civilian markets. These features were fulfilled with the G21 SF pistol and the GLOCK 30 SF offers all the accuracy and power of the model G21 SF in a more-compact, highly concealable, faster- handling .45 AUTO...
  • Student disciplined for pen with gun company logo

    02/01/2008 8:18:10 AM PST · by rawhide · 107 replies · 607+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 1, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A student has been threatened with a 3-day suspension from school for bringing to campus, and using, a pen with the corporate logo of the Glock company, a large stylized "G" with the letters "lock" inside. Cooler heads eventually prevailed, and the father reports that he was successful in convincing the school officials to not only withdraw the threat, but also the formal reprimand that already had been placed in his son's educational file. Note: Read the complete article to find out how all this got started and the great response from the father, including what he has to say...
  • New York Police Department Is Issuing iPods to Recruits

    12/04/2007 5:04:16 PM PST · by Bob Leibowitz · 6 replies · 85+ views
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | December 3, 2007 | Leibowitz
    The New York Police Department has begun issuing Apple iPods to its recruits. NYPD iPods come preloaded with course material so the the police recruits can study while traveling between home and class. Reuters reports that department believes this will save the students the burden of carrying class books on New York's public transportation. This seems like a really, really good idea. No word yet on whether special permits are required or whether the students can carry their department-issue iPods concealed or not. But, still a good idea: Students can study the legalities of search and seizure while riding home...
  • Giuliani Seeking Support From NRA (Pigs now fly, Satan buys parka, etc.)

    09/20/2007 1:24:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 857+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2007 | Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut
    Rudolph W. Giuliani will go before the rank and file of the National Rifle Association on Friday, seeking support for his Republican presidential campaign from a group he once likened to "extremists" for its efforts to repeal the ban on assault weapons. But even as the former New York mayor strives to burnish his Second Amendment credentials at the gathering in Washington, a panel of federal judges in his home town will be hearing arguments on the lawsuit that Giuliani filed seven years ago aimed at punishing the nation's gun manufacturers for violent crimes involving firearms. Announcing the lawsuit in...
  • California Highway Patrol moves to fix officers' pistols

    03/21/2007 9:02:54 PM PDT · by walkerk · 13 replies · 834+ views
    ScrippsNews ^ | Wednesday, March 21, 2007 | ANDREW McINTOSH
    The California Highway Patrol is replacing a key metal part on 3,000 new pistols it purchased from Smith & Wesson after the component in two of the new guns broke, rendering them useless. The so-called "sear" catch on the Smith & Wesson 4006TSW pistol is being replaced as a precautionary measure in all of the guns delivered to the CHP since last summer under a 9,736-pistol, multi-year contract, CHP spokeswoman Fran Clader confirmed. The CHP's pistol purchase came under political fire last fall after Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, criticized agency purchasing practices that eliminated competitive bidding on...
  • Report: Austria approves export of 30,000 handguns to Iran (Not good for our troops)

    03/14/2007 4:36:07 AM PDT · by mr_hammer · 14 replies · 698+ views
    International Herald Tribune (Europe) | Published: February 16, 2007
    VIENNA, Austria: Austrian authorities have approved the export of 30,000 handguns to Iran, local media reported Friday, days after a report that sophisticated Austrian rifles were finding their way into the hands of Iraqi insurgents. Austrian media reported the pistols had been sold to Iran's interior ministry, which is in charge of the police force. Austrian economic ministry officials told state radio that their ministry had approved the sale of the "Glock" pistols last month, saying Iranian authorities had provided documentary evidence that they would not be passed on to others. Another request for the weapons from the Iranian army...
  • Catastrophic Failure of Semiautomatic Handguns [Glock]

    02/28/2007 11:52:31 AM PST · by archy · 94 replies · 8,446+ views
    New Jersey State Police ^ | February 23, 2007 | New Jersey State Police-
    Catastrophic Failure of Semiautomatic Handguns The following bulletin was received from the New Jersey State Police - Officer Safety Division Date: February 23, 2007 Continuous reloading an chambering of the same round may cause catastrophic failure in semiautomatic handguns.The Security Force at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, recently reported on the catastrophic failure of a semiautomatic handgun when it was fired. The internal explosion caused the frame to break while the slide and barrel separated from the weapon and traveled down range. No one was injured in the incident. An investigation revealed that security personnel...
  • To Glock or not to Glock?

    12/06/2006 7:52:59 PM PST · by mr_hammer · 99 replies · 2,684+ views
    12-08-06 | mr_hammer
    I need advise on a type of firearm. The item in guestion is a Glock .45 (sub-compact) Seems this is a rather powerful cartridge given the size of this firearm. Anyone have any input on what the recoil is like. What are your overall impressions of this firearm Freeper's?
  • Get guns out of homes, keep guns away from kids

    10/13/2006 2:33:17 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 180 replies · 2,948+ views
    AberdeenNews.com ^ | 10/13/2006 | Mary Sanchez
    More school shootings, and the inevitable commentary on the evening news: "I didn't think this sort of thing could happen here." The heartfelt, but naive belief that murderous rampages "don't happen here" begs the question: "Where do you think such things happen?" Labels exist for the places where shootings occur: urban, inner city. But one thing urban folks can tell their scared suburban friends right now is that a good part of the horrendous violence in their communities is due to the proliferation of guns. Sometimes it seems like everyone is packing. Someone disrespects your girl? Shoot 'em. Someone looks...
  • NYPD "Phase Three" Malfunctions (Glock Model 19?)

    09/03/2006 9:07:40 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 49 replies · 7,239+ views
    The Gun Zone ^ | 2003 | Sean L. McMahon, Lieutenant, NYPD, Retired
    NYPD "Phase Three" Malfunctions A first-hand report about the mysterious Glock 19 malady "Phase Three Malfunction? Never heard of it!" So begins the typical conversation about an annoying gremlin that has been irritating the New York City Police Department Firearms and Tactics Section (FTS) and Glock, Inc. for approximately six years. When NYPD began experiencing a specific type of malfunction, apparently endemic to the Glock Model 19 service weapon, sometime in 1996, the FTS coined the term "Phase Three" to identify this particular non-reducible stoppage, described as basically a jam where a fired casing is partially extracted, the case rim...
  • Choice of carry weapon (Vanity post, but soliciting opinions!)

    07/20/2006 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 40 replies · 837+ views
    I'm about to buy another handgun, primarily for concealed carry/personal protection. I live in Texas, have a concealed carry license and want a handgun I can keep on me pretty much all of the time, probably around my waist somewhere. There are some serious gun nuts that cruise these threads and I want to draw from your experience to make the best pick.For a little help, I've used the Colt 1911 in .45 and .38 Super and loved the gun. I also really like my Baby Eagle in .45. The primary reason I like these two is the single-action trigger...
  • Full Auto Glock & 298 rounds (with 100 round drum mag)

    05/24/2006 10:48:34 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 45 replies · 13,905+ views
    Full Auto Glock & 298 rounds Trying to Meltdown a GlockA friend of ours trying to melt his full auto Glock down at the Spring 2006 Knob Creek Shoot. Needless to say the Glock still runs perfect today. You will also see the first and only known 100 round Glock drum used in this video. Filmed and Edited by James DeGroat 13mb It's the last video for download on this web page. Other videos: 7.62mm Minigun, M249 Supressed, M60, T8 90mm Gun. http://www.armamentsales.com/videos.htm (13 MB .wmv file)
  • CA: Replica gun gets student in trouble

    04/29/2006 10:02:25 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 21 replies · 609+ views
    Replica gun gets student in trouble A 15-year-old girl was detained by Simi Valley police for allegedly taking a toy replica gun to Simi Valley High School on April 20. Simi Valley Police School Resource Officer Arnold Baynard received information from a Ventura County sheriff's deputy that the student was in possession of a firearm on the campus. The deputy had received the information from a student in another city. The girl was found and detained at school. Baynard took an Airsoft pistol out of the student's pocket. The toy pistol was a replica of a Glock model 26 9-mm...
  • Defective state police guns to be replaced [Indiana State Police Glocks]

    04/17/2006 3:12:05 PM PDT · by archy · 50 replies · 11,915+ views
    The Terre Haute [Indiana] TRIBUNE-STAR ^ | 12 April 2006 | The Tribune-Star
    Defective state police guns to be replaced The Tribune-Star Indiana State Police will receive new Glock 9 mm handguns as a result of functional problems with their current Glock 40-caliber handguns. About 50 guns that were identified as dysfunctional through a manufacturer defect will be replaced, said Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts. The manufacturer is replacing the guns at no cost to State Police, Watts said. No timeline has been set for when the new handguns will arrive. When they arrive, police will be trained on their use. State troopers can carry one of the new, replaced handguns or...
  • Glock handgun

    03/05/2006 6:25:43 AM PST · by LouAvul · 115 replies · 1,827+ views
    self ^ | 3-5-06 | self
    I want to buy a Glock. Currently my semiautos are Sig 200St and two 1911s (both Colt). I don't have a 9mm yet have owned several: two Browning HPs and Sig 226. I've never owned Glock and am leaning toward a model 17. The concerns with Glock seem to be centered on the fact that there is no external safety for a semi-auto that remains cocked and locked. There are also concerns about firing out of battery/kabooms. However, the latter concerns are mostly for calibers other than 9mm and models other than the 17. One poster from another forum: This...
  • Portland(OR) officer sues Glock for millions

    02/08/2006 9:23:25 PM PST · by DuckFan4ever · 266 replies · 4,267+ views
    Oregonlive ^ | 2/8/06 | Ashbel S. Green
    A Portland Police officer who was injured while firing a handgun has filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the manufacturers of the gun and the ammunition. Officer Florin B. Pirv was taking a qualification test in March 2004 with a .45 caliber Glock 21 when the “breech/cartridge feed ramp fractured, causing backward propulsion of hot gases, hot air, and shrapnel to be blown into Pirv’s face, body, and hands,” according to the suit. The lawsuit names Glock and two ammunition-makers, Federal Cartridge Company and Alliant Technosystems, also known as ATK. Glock is based in Georgia. The ammunition-makers are based in Minnesota....
  • Laramie police chief leaves loaded gun in restaurant bathroom

    12/25/2005 3:31:27 AM PST · by SLB · 92 replies · 2,552+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | Sunday, December 25, 2005 | Associated Press
    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- The city's police chief left his loaded service pistol in a restaurant bathroom last month and didn't realize it until another officer returned the gun to him. When he realized his mistake, Chief Bob Deutsch wrote an e-mail to the entire department stating what he had done. He then wrote himself a written reprimand. "When I walked out of the restroom, I forgot it," Deutsch said Wednesday. "There are no excuses. Personally, I think that's a serious violation of policy." A customer found the .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic pistol in a holster on a countertop at Jeffrey's...
  • LAPD Bans Officers From Using Glock 21 Pistols-(defect glock owners/lovers heads up)

    11/26/2005 4:51:07 PM PST · by Flavius · 43 replies · 2,550+ views
    ktla ^ | November 23, 2005 | Yealee Song
    The Los Angeles Police Department has instructed its officers to stop using Glock 21 pistols because of concerns that the weapons could misfire. According to Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, the LAPD's Armory discovered that there may be a mechanical flaw with about two percent of the guns. Officials with Austria-based Glock Inc. are expected to investigate the matter with the LAPD next week, he said. The moratorium is being taken as a safety precaution for officers. The lighter-weight, easier-to-shoot Glocks were approved in August 2003. About 70 percent of law enforcement agencies across the country use Glocks, a futuristic-looking plastic...
  • Charleston, SC police to stick with Glock 21 for service pistol

    11/30/2005 10:33:30 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 30 replies · 4,456+ views
    The Post and Courier (So. Carolina) ^ | 11/29/05 | Glenn Smith
    Charleston, North Charleston police to stick with Glock 21 for service pistol Officials say they've had few problems with gun, despite misfirings reported in other areas BY GLENN SMITH The Post and Courier The Charleston area's two largest police departments say their officers will continue to carry a popular brand of .45-caliber pistol, despite reports of the guns misfiring in other parts of the country. Police in Los Angeles and Portland, Ore., have barred officers from carrying the Glock Model 21 pistol amid concerns about the weapon's safety. But the pistol remains the standard duty weapon for hundreds of police...
  • LAPD Halts Use of Some Glock Guns

    11/26/2005 1:49:10 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 150 replies · 6,477+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 11/26/05 | Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles police officers have been ordered to stop using Glock 21 semiautomatic handguns in the field after recent reports that the weapon misfired dozens of times during training and firearms qualifying sessions, department officials said Friday. The .45-caliber gun, favored by law enforcement for its power and accuracy, has been purchased by 1,600 of the roughly 9,100 Los Angeles Police Department officers for both on-the-job and personal use. The weapon also is popular with some of LAPD's elite units, including Metro K-9 and the Special Investigation Section. LAPD officials said they took the unusual step of ordering the gun...
  • New Glock Tactical Light

    11/11/2005 5:35:08 PM PST · by Eaker · 117 replies · 1,405+ views
    Me ^ | 11-11-05 | Tom Eaker
    I have mounted a new tactical light to my Glock but I don't really know how to secure it properly. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please look at the pictures and offer better ideas than a rubber band if you have any. Thanks, Eaker
  • Passenger (retired cop) accidentally fires pistol (Glock) in airport

    11/08/2005 7:59:55 AM PST · by Atlas Sneezed · 302 replies · 3,306+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | Nov. 8, 2005 | Staff
    RAPID CITY — Police responded to an accidental shooting Saturday at Rapid City Regional Airport when a gun was fired near the baggage check-in counter. No one was injured, and no charges are being filed. “A retired Philadelphia police officer was here on a hunting trip and was checking his luggage when the airline people advised him he had to place his Glock 9 mm handgun into a hard case,” Sgt. Elias Diaz of the Rapid City Police Department said Sunday. “He was unloading it and disassembling the weapon, and he removed the magazine,” Diaz said. “Part of disassembling a...
  • What's y'alls opinion of feeding a GLOCK lead?

    04/04/2005 11:34:27 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 46 replies · 1,551+ views
    Glock ^ | 4-04-05 | me
    OK OK I'm sure this has been discussed ad nauseam on other gun forums but I figured I'd ask my fellow FReepers what they thought about this. From what I've read you're not supposed to use lead because of the barrel groove being octagonal and the lead builds up fast and can cause the pressure to build up and the gun goes KaBoom! Not good. See a friend of mine who's been reloading for about 30+ years says it a bunch of hooey and I should be able to use lead rounds. But he does NOT own any Glocks. So....
  • Cop discharges Glock in Classroom

    03/08/2005 2:15:42 PM PST · by G32 · 276 replies · 11,466+ views
    NA ^ | na | none
    http://x3.putfile.com/videos/6608573980.wmv Some safety instruction for our gun owner Freepers.
  • Vanity: Advice needed on best small semi-auto handgun for new shooter.

    01/29/2005 3:57:06 PM PST · by cicero's_son · 59 replies · 10,592+ views
    01-29-01 | self
    I'm hoping for some good advice from fellow Freepers about which handgun to purchase. I'm a novice shooter (with handguns at least). Don't really know very much about them. I've applied for a conceal carry permit in Indiana, and I'm signed up for the next NRA basic education classes at the local range. This will be my first (and possibly only) small sidearm purchase. I don't want or need anything too heavy-duty. Just a reliable, effective, easy to use, accurate pistol for personal and home defense. I'm leaning toward a Glock 9mm, but I understand there is a wide divergence...
  • Terrorism as an Excuse

    01/17/2005 3:04:41 AM PST · by .45MAN · 30 replies · 1,048+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 14, 2005 | John Lott Jr
    Terrorism as an Excuse Another CBS campaign. By John R. Lott Jr. Who could oppose laws preventing terrorists from getting guns? Obviously no one. But it would be nice if laws accomplished something more than simply making it more difficult for Americans to own guns. Ironically the day before CBS finally released its report on the 60 Minutes Memogate scandal, 60 Minutes was again stirring up fears about how terrorists would use 50-caliber rifles to attack Americans. Last year it was the semi-automatic assault-weapons ban before it expired. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D., N.Y.) claimed the ban was "the most...
  • Gun mechanics may be murder trial issue

    01/11/2005 9:52:04 AM PST · by Max Combined · 33 replies · 949+ views
    HoustonChronicle.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | ANDREW TILGHMAN
    Ex-Houston policeman charged in the on-duty shooting of teen For the first time in more than 10 years, a former Houston police officer involved in an on-duty shooting goes on trial on a murder charge today, accused of intentionally killing a teenager during a scuffle at a Houston apartment complex 14 months ago. In a case that sparked public outrage and raised concerns about the Police Department's use-of-force policies, Arthur J. Carbonneau, 25, is accused of intentionally shooting Eli Eloy Escobar II in the head at close range. Carbonneau said the shooting was an accident. Questions about whether his gun,...
  • Supreme Court Allows lawsuit against gun mfg to proceed (Vanity)

    01/10/2005 3:44:42 PM PST · by GoldCountryRedneck · 4 replies · 372+ views
    KBFK Sacramento Radio
    Talk host Tom Sullivan (KBFK, Sacramento) just announced that the SCOTUS refused to review a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allowing a personal damage lawsuit against gun manufacturer Glock to proceed. Sounds like a felon purchased the handgun from a gun collector and proceeded to murder; wrongful death and emotional distress, etc, claims.
  • What exactly is the purpose of the Glock trigger safety (sincere vanity)?

    08/16/2004 9:23:36 PM PDT · by rudy45 · 104 replies · 2,409+ views
    self
    Please don't flame me for this question. I have shot Glocks on several occasions, and have seen and used the trigger safety. I'm still unclear, however, what this safety is supposed to do. Assuming that its purpose is to prevent accidental discharges, how does this safety do so? If (for example) a branch catches the trigger, wouldn't the Glock discharge regardless of the trigger safety? Thanks.
  • NRA ENDORSES VERNON ROBINSON -- FOXX CAUGHT IN "THE BIG LIE"

    08/16/2004 8:50:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeGadfly · 27 replies · 3,074+ views
    National Rifle Assocication ^ | August 16, 2004 | NRA, Grass Roots North Carolina
    NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION 11250 WAPLES MILL ROAD FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA 22030-7400 ______________________________________________________________________________FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For More Information: August 16 , 2002 (703) 267-3820 Vote for Vernon Robinson ¨C the NRA PVF Endorsed Candidate FAIRFAX, VA -- In recent radio spots, mailings and on her website, Virginia Foxx incorrectly states she is the National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed candidate in North Carolina¡¯s 5th District Congressional race. The truth is the NRA PVF has endorsed Vernon Robinson for the 5th District. Robinson, the son of a Tuskegee Airman and nurse, graduated from the U.S....
  • Portland Police Bureau recalls .45 caliber Glock weapons after incidents

    03/16/2004 5:41:17 PM PST · by 45Auto · 74 replies · 27,662+ views
    Albany Democrat-Herald ^ | 16 March 2004 | AP
    Portland Police Chief Derrick Foxworth has ordered a recall of .45-caliber Glock Model 21 firearms, weapons carried by 230 Portland officers. His order comes after two of the guns exploded in the hands of two separate officers during training this month. Neither of the officers was seriously injured. "We don't want a reoccurrence of this happening again," Foxworth said. "It's the prudent thing to do." The Portland Police Bureau at first thought the problem was caused by an ammunition malfunction. After the second explosion, the bureau's training division did further analysis and determined the explosions may have been caused by...
  • MOST TERRIFYING GUN IN THE WORLD SEIZED

    01/27/2004 3:19:00 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 225 replies · 9,648+ views
    The Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | Jan 26 2004 | Gary Jones
    THE first fully automatic handgun to surface in the UK - capable of firing 1,100 rounds a minute - has been seized in a police raid. It is a Glock 18, banned from sale in the US and described as a "monster of a weapon" that fires bullets with the intensity of a high- pressure water hose. The ultra-light, Austrian-made gun was discovered in a swoop on the home of a suspected Yardie gangster. Scotland Yard has issued a nationwide alert as they try to find the owner and establish how the weapon got into Britain. A Met firearms expert...
  • Top police gun prone to accidental firing [Vociferous Vomit Volley!]

    12/28/2003 11:23:11 AM PST · by Djarum · 124 replies · 884+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | December 15, 2003 | Melvin Claxton
    <p>When police Officer Randall Smith was accidentally shot in the head by a fellow officer with a Glock semiautomatic pistol in 1995, he sued the gun maker, claiming the weapon was defectively designed and unnecessarily dangerous.</p> <p>Glock settled the lawsuit. But for the rest of his life, Smith, whose injuries left him permanently brain damaged and cost him his police job in Birmingham, Ala., is barred from talking about the case or revealing any details he learned about Glock before the settlement. His lawyer also is barred from talking, restricted by a confidentiality agreement that is a standard policy for Glock when settling lawsuits.</p>
  • Glock’s New Model 37 .45 G.A.P.

    12/19/2003 4:10:50 PM PST · by 45Auto · 226 replies · 7,736+ views
    GunBlast ^ | 12 November 2003 | Jeff Quinn
    Since the introduction of the Glock model 21 chambered for the legendary .45 ACP cartridge, it has been a steady seller, with those who shoot them developing an almost cult-like devotion to the big pistol. The only complaint that I have ever heard leveled against the model 21 is regarding the size of the pistol’s grip. It was designed to hold thirteen of the fat .45 ACP cartridges in a double column magazine, and the grip is necessarily large. This is fine if you have large hands, but is a bit awkward for shooters with small to medium hand sized...
  • L.A. police to get slicker, lighter guns (switching from Beretta to Glock)

    08/29/2003 7:34:16 PM PDT · by mhking · 49 replies · 853+ views
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police here will soon be able to carry a lighter and slicker weapon - the Glock pistol.</p> <p>The Board of Police Commissioners on Tuesday approved the new weapons, which are already used in some specialized divisions.</p>