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Glock 28 Questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Thrash1982, Sep 18, 2005.

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  1. Thrash1982

    Thrash1982 Member

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    A friend of mine was researching various guns to find one that his mom might like to carry. He came accross the Glock 28 and found that it was banned from importation. Does anybody know why??
     
  2. cslinger

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    IIRC the Glock 28 is the .380 and it did not have enough points as designated by the BATFE to allow importation. Basically it was too small.

    Chris
     
  3. Thrash1982

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    Can somebody tell me what the point system is? or link me to some resource?
     
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    Don't know the actual values assigned but here is a good explanation.

    Although addressing the domestic production of these weapons
    requires a change in the statute, which I support, existing
    law already bans the importation of firearms unless they are
    determined to be particularly suitable for or readily adaptable
    for sporting purposes. I am informed that shortly after enact-
    ment of the Gun Control Act of 1968, the Treasury Department
    adopted a factoring system to determine whether handguns were
    importable pursuant to this standard. The system entails the
    examination of the firearm against a set of criteria, with
    points being awarded for various features. A minimum score
    is required before importation is approved. The criteria and
    weighted point system were designed to address the crime gun of
    the day, the cheap, easily concealable "Saturday Night Special."
    Under this 25-year old system, small caliber, easily concealable
    handguns score few points and are banned from importation.
    However, assault-type pistols -- the new crime gun of the day --
    because of their large size, weight, and caliber, easily score
    the necessary points to qualify for importation even though
    none of these pistols appears to have any legitimate sporting
    purpose. Accordingly, it is time to reassess how the present
    regulatory approach can be made more effective in achieving the
    legislative directive to preclude importation of firearms that
    are not particularly suitable for or readily adaptable for
    sporting purposes.
     
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    http://www.nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?ID=71
     
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    I have to scratch my head over the 28 not being suitable for import.

    Its the same EXACT size as the G- 26 in 9mm, and may be about 1 OZ lighter due to the smaller ammunition when loaded.

    The 28 is too small light but the 26 is not ??????????????????????????????????
     
  7. Universal

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    If I read that point scale right, it would have to be because of the caliber. A 9mm gets more points than the .380.
     
  8. Rockstar

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    I don't believe there's any law against the importing of a complete G28 upper, which will fit and function perfectly on a G26 lower.
     
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    One thing you have to know about the G28.

    It's a blowback design!!
    So, the concept of the frankenpistol would not work.
    Also, the G26 barely makes points!! I think it comes in right at 75!!
    So, the fact that it is small, the caliber, and the fact it is a blowback design makes the 28 unimportable under current law.

    However, it could be made here!! But why?? It's the same size as the G26/27 and fires a less potent cartridge and the fact that it's a blowback design means there will actually be more felt recoil than with the 9mm!!

    The G28 was designed for those countries, like Mexico, that have "military caliber" restrictions for civilians!! I know of at least two people from Mexico that post on GT, and I believe here as well, that have the G28. They say it's a fine pistol. I'll take their word for it because I'll never see one!!
     
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    It is my understanding that because of the blowback design, the recoil will be the same as a 9mm, if not more.

    I used to want the .380 Glock as well, but knowing a bit more and with a bit more time, I think the 9mm design is just as good.
     
  11. phantomak47

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    Why wouldnt you just go with a 9mm?.....The 380 is a crappy round....just go with the 26
     
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    I wouldn't own a .380 on a bet, but a G28 upper will fit and function perfectly on a G26 lower. Again, there's no law against importing a G28 upper.
     
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    anyone seen one in person?
     
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    Every once in awhile a G-28 will be seen on gunbroker. Prices are very high as it is a collectible gun here in the states. I understand they are readily available in Africa
     
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    Damn it! Zombie thread!
     
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    Someone I know who lives in South America is familiar with the G25/28 .380 pistols. He has said the reliability of the larger caliber Glocks just isn't there in the .380 models.
     
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