G28 or G25?

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  1. Panzerschwein

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    Are they ever going to make Glock 28 or Glock 25 .380 ACP pistols for the American market? They'd have to be made in the USA at the Glock plant. I like the 28, pretty much a 26 in the low recoiling .380 round instead of 9mm.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. 45_auto

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    Probably not, I wouldn't be surprised if there were market studies that show very little interest in .380's that are as big as 9mm's. I can think of very few .380's (none of them what I would call popular) that are. At that size gun, a 9mm with the appropriate ammo is a very mild cartridge.

    Same reason S&W doesn't bother to chamber the Shield in .380, FN doesn't chamber the FNS-9 in .380, Ruger doesn't chamber the LC-9 in .380, Sig doesn't chamber the 224 in .380, Beretta doesn't chamber the Nano in .380, etc, etc.

    I like about every kind of gun and caliber made, but even I wouldn't want one.
     
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    The Slovaks make large .380 called CP380. If want something classic and odd give Zbrojovka "Praha" vzor 38 a look.
     
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    Actually, you're wrong on that one: http://www.ruger-firearms.com/products/lc380/models.html

    I think a subcompact double stack .380 would fill a niche for the recoil sensitive, but the market would probably be small.
     
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    I was just happy they came out with the G42
     
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    I think market for a large .380 exists. You can tell because Beretta tried to cancel the Model 84FS a few years ago, but the demand was such that they re-instated it in 2015. But personally, I would not buy Glock 25 until and unless Glock changed its operating system to a more normal one, like they have on Glock 42.
     
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    "This small-dimension firearm was developed for markets where civilian personnel are not allowed to possess handguns featuring military calibers."

    I thought the US had some strange gun laws.
     
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    I was about to ask if anyone thought it had to do with countries that banned ownership of military caliber arms.
     
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    Side topic to Tupperware party, anyone seen the zenith Girsan Mc 14? I'm glad they brought back the 84 I want one.
     
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    I personally can't get excited about .380 and would much rather have a Glock 26 vs 28.

    I don't consider 9mm to have much recoil.
     
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    The Glock 25 and 28 are straight blowback guns, so I'll bet they have about the same felt recoil as their locked breech 9mm counterparts.

    Other than collector value, there's no real market for these guns: The guns are the exact same size as the 9mms, but they fire a less effective and more expensive round with similar recoil.
     
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