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The Glock 7 Club

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Geronimo45, Apr 11, 2007.

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  1. Geronimo45

    Geronimo45 Well-Known Member

    Everyone else and their dog have a club for their model of pistol - so why not start one for the Glock 7?

    I'll start.

    My Glock 7 was given to me personally by President George Washington himself. He said no other operator could've done what I did (I drove off British deserters who were trying to rob the Mount Vernon Gift Shoppe).
    It served okay for a while, but it has its downsides:
    1. High price - it was a completely new offering from Glock, and limited to less than a thousand units.
    2. Parts availability - practically nonexistent. You had to order your parts direct from Vienna. They took the order and made each one individually.
    3. Poor finish - the finish on the slides was a new variety that was extremely strong at first... but after about six months' exposure to the moisture in the air, it degraded rapidly.
    4. KBs could kill the shooter. The guns couldn't handle 9mm +P++P+ APIP (armor piercing incendiary polymer) Hollowpoints for many rounds - the guns had major issues at 4,000.
    5. Caliber choices - any caliber you want, as long as it's 9mm Luger. No .40, .45, or .86 (22mm).
    6. Magazine springs - they lost spring tension after about four months of being loaded to max capacity. Oh, and the 1993 mags (marked GLOCK LEPMI) employed compressed air instead of springs. Novel idea, and it worked - unless you dropped a magazine and stepped on it. Then you'd loose all air pressure and the mag was useless.
    7. Galling of the frame/slide. You had to handle the gun with kid gloves. If you happened to replace the slide with the Glock 7 10mm conversion from IMI, you would find that the metal had torn nice chunks out of the frame.
    8. No mounting rail - when most of our work is best done in the dark.
    9. Broke easily - sure, you shouldn't use your gun as a hammer. What if you have to? You're outta luck. The grip snaps off the frame.
    10. Fragile firing pin. Most of our agents took to carrying a titanium model.


    1. Very accurate.
    2. GLOCk-safe - dropping it won't set it off - just shatter it to pieces. You could have an external safety added.
    3. High capacity.
    4. No problem with metal detectors.
    5. Threaded barrels are readily available for silencer use.
    6. Easy to clean.
    7. Practically no lubrication is ever needed. Grease is preferred.
    8. Lightweight.
    9. Reliable. Fed any 9mm Luger round in existence, even empty cases.

    To be honest, I got the first generation Glock 7, and later variants may've been better.

    I replaced the gun a few years back with a special 22mm semiauto, when NATO SpecOps decided to go with the 22mm round.
  2. Devonai

    Devonai Well-Known Member

    Club? No need. I'm the only one professional enough on this forum to handle the Glock 7.
  3. Black Majik

    Black Majik Well-Known Member

    well, IBTL :uhoh:
  4. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

    I'd love to own a Glock 7, but unfortunately it costs more than I make in a month.
  5. BsChoy

    BsChoy Well-Known Member

    never heard of the glock 7, what gives?
  6. MikePGS

    MikePGS Well-Known Member

    I actually have a Glock 7 tactical mall security model. Its based on a glock 23 (with a sig .357 bar-sto barrel of course) but has cooler more glocky features. It was given to me by some dude who referred to himself only as "Gecko".
  7. koussevitzky

    koussevitzky Member

    Hi Geronimo 45, I think you have one of the earlier models of the first generation of the 7. The second batch were stronger, Gaston told me they used a different ceramic compound. Still not a battle gun, so I have mine as a safe queen, along with my glock carbine.

    But you must really try the 7's fourth generation!
    They are great:
    -Glock 19 size
    -Factory thread barrel with ceramic silencer
    -Can handle al kinds of 9mm ammo, of course APIP, and even RMPPA!!! (red mercury point polymer armor)
    -Reliability and durability is almost as good as a standart 19
    -New elastomere magazines (dead reliable).
    -Thumb safety
    -Nano-carbon internals

    There has been a lot of wuss about a newer version, I think it's called the 9 sf, Gaston told me it's going to be the best glock ever! I think that mean it'll be 1/10 of an inch slimmer...

    This post will self destroy... eventually.
  8. The Law

    The Law Well-Known Member

    I take mine to the airport all the time. It's invisible to x-rays, including the ammo. ;)

  9. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

    Go rent Die Hard 2 ... you'll get it then :neener:
  10. Run&Shoot

    Run&Shoot Well-Known Member

    I have a Glock 7 but cannot find it. It not only is totally invisible to x-ray scanning, I got the special model that is also totally invisible to human eyes. I am sure my cat can see it with its evil eyesight, but he's not giving it up. :mad:

    If I can ever locate the darn thing I am going to put some stickers on it like I did to the sliding glass door. Or load the magazines with real brass cartridges so at least they will be visible.

    I sure hope I didn't accidentally leave my Glock 7 in my airline luggage! TSA woudll go ape over that, if they found it with hyperspectral imaging scanners.

    It may not be the most powerful gun in the world but I'll bet you a million bucks it is the most invisible one!
  11. SWModel19

    SWModel19 Well-Known Member

    I have the original set used in the Burr/Hamilton duel.:rolleyes:
  12. zinj

    zinj Well-Known Member

    Have any of you guys tried that new carbon-fiber upper that replaces the slide and turns the G7 into a bull-up drum fed semi-auto 12 gauge shotgun?
  13. MikePGS

    MikePGS Well-Known Member

    Another good aspect of them is the fact that their designed to be able to shoot thousands of rounds of ammo every single day. Me and co-workers at the mall shoot thousands of rounds a night, just to stay on top of our game (We also wear fully body armor, including ceramic plating on our backs in order to practice for real world situations).
  14. deltacharlie

    deltacharlie Well-Known Member

    BsChoy - no such things as a Glock7(*)

    But from what I understand....

    The myth comes from our good ole American media who's mouths are in highgear while their brains are in idle. Glocks had been in Canada and other countries for years prior to being imported to the US. But when they made the scene here, the hysterical media threw their usual tantrums, claiming that they cannot be seen by airport Xray machines - which meant that they magically made the bullets disappear too I guess. Anyway, the typical media lies took on urban legend status thanks to the 1990 movie, DieHard 2, starring Bruce Willis who said this line in the movie;
    ...so of course, anything the uninitiated hears in a movie is taken as fact :rolleyes:

    I guess you could chalk up that "Glock 7" line to license, but I prefer to attirubute it to basic Hollywood stupidity & media fearmongering.

    The rest is firearms history.

    (*) reason glocks are numbered 17 - 39 is that the first 16 were prototypes leading up to the final and approved design. when gaston arrived at a design he believed best, it was the 17th in the series, hence the original Glock17.
  15. Geronimo45

    Geronimo45 Well-Known Member

    "New elastomere magazines (dead reliable)."
    Haven't heard of those... they use polymer springs like the original G7 mags or a compressed air tube like the LEPMI mags?

    I'll have to try the newer generations of G7. Sounds like some major improvements... but NATO doesn't like to make 'minor' upgrades.

    "Have any of you guys tried that new carbon-fiber upper that replaces the slide and turns the G7 into a bull-pup drum fed semi-auto 12 gauge shotgun?"
    Has reliability issues. The 3.5" magnum slugs will warp the frame... if you're right landed, a warp to the left. If you're left handed, warp to the right. The upper kit is not a GLOCK issued gadget, and it shows. Poor design to it.

    The 22mm/.86 caliber 'Excalibur' pistol from FN is the current SpecOps weapon of choice (also a HK model, but it's more blocky). Doublestack gun capable of running 22mm belts. Can also take 12 gauge 3.5" magnums on a single-shot basis. I heard that there was a 12-gauge conversion kit for it in the works.
  16. Shear_stress

    Shear_stress Well-Known Member

    Oh, this thread brings back memories. I so miss my first-generation Glock 7. Unfortunately, it fell from my holster while I was helping some business associates launch a hostile takeover of the Nakatomi Company back in the mid-80s. Darn thing shattered when it hit the pavement. I found most of the shards, but that bastard Gaston won't sell me the special glue needed to stick the porcelain back together.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2007
  17. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Well-Known Member

    I switched my dogs food, and now she makes Glock #2's come out that spot right under her tail. They kind of smell and you have to be careful when you carry one IWB, cause the barrel bends if your belt is too tight.

    Last time I took it on an airplane not only didnt it show up on the x ray but I got to have the entire row on the airplane to myself.:neener:
  18. SIRVEYR666

    SIRVEYR666 Well-Known Member


    Have you tried replacing the stock 4oz. trigger with NY 25# trigger? I did the swap on mine and it still feels a little mushy. I think Gaston is working on a new safe action trigger that is set up similar to a compound bow. It was a 85# pull with a 84.3% let-off. He should be sending me one to test any day now. I'll post a full range report. I hope that it will work with my belt fed CCU upper.
  19. SIRVEYR666

    SIRVEYR666 Well-Known Member

    I've had this happen. You need to use Gorilla Glue and refire it in the kiln.
  20. Sistema1927

    Sistema1927 Well-Known Member

    That will teach me to be cheap and not buy the Glock holster for the Glock 7.

    Last time I flew the TSA screener almost discovered it since the aftermarket holster had a metal snap.
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