Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Glock question

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by zstephens13, Jan 27, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. zstephens13

    zstephens13 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    389
    Location:
    Alaska
    My friend is a huge Glock fan. When I showed him the attached picture that I found in a different thread on THR, this was our coversation:

    Him: That's the only Glock that has ever broken. Some guy in Iraq ran it over with a tank.
    Me: How did he get a Glock in Iraq?
    Him: He brought it.
    Me: You can't bring your own guns. They give you everything you can bring (My dad is a readiness flight chief who confirmed this)
    Him: Well then it must have been issued to him. They issue a full-auto Glock 18 to everybody in Iraq, just like in Call of Duty.
    Me: The only pistols they issues are the M1911 to special groups, M9, and the M11, a smaller version of the M9.
    Him: You are wrong.

    I realize that neither of us are experts, so let me ask the experts here.
    1. Does the United States military issue any form of a Glock to deployed soldiers?
    2. What happened to this Glock?

    Thanks for all your help.

    Z
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Nasty

    Nasty Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    534
    ROFLMAO

    Yes, Glocks also go Ka-BOOM
     
  3. LeontheProfessional

    LeontheProfessional Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    669
    Location:
    Virginia
    That particular Glock probably blew up either from someone using the wrong ammo or from using reloads. The problem with using reloads in a Glock is that the chamber has some amount of play, which is why they are so reliable. the casings expand in a Glock causing them to weaken after one or two or three reloads, BOOM, You get an explosion. There was also some reported cases of people using 45acp in 45gap or vice versa and getting similar results.
     
  4. StarDust1

    StarDust1 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    303
    Location:
    Northwest Wisconsin
    I highly doubt that particular Glock was a KaBoom. It could be, but if it was, it almost certainly took the guys hand off in the process...
    As to seeing service with US troops, maybe, but only spec ops I would think, though many many contractors choose to carry them...
     
  5. LeontheProfessional

    LeontheProfessional Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    669
    Location:
    Virginia
    I don't know about any more but I do know that certain special forces are allowed more variety when picking their firearms. I have a buddy who is an EOD that works with the SEALS and he says that some of the guys use Sigs. With that being said, I doubt a Glock is far fetched.
     
  6. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    12,763
    Location:
    In a part of Utah that resembles Tattooine.
    M-11s ARE Sigs, not 'small Berettas'. No, you can't take your own guns. (If ONLY we were allowed to.)

    Look, all machines eventually fail. It's a question of the likelihood of WHEN. What you like to shoot is a matter of preference, but most people, using the correct (jacketed) ammo will never hurt a Glock no matter how hard they try.
     
  7. hogshead

    hogshead Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    987
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Wish I could find the pic of that Super Redhawk that blew up.
     
  8. carbon9mm

    carbon9mm Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    IN
    From the photo that is a 2nd gen Glock so I would doubt that would have been issued. I have heard that Glock 17s are being issued to the Iraqi police (not a 100% on that), but thats what i heard. Maybe one you guys can confirm this or not?
     
  9. Strahley

    Strahley Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    890
    Location:
    Kansas
    "just like in call of duty"

    I wouldn't listen to anyone who mentions this in their argument
     
  10. zstephens13

    zstephens13 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    389
    Location:
    Alaska
    Thank you for the correction on the M11.
    I just knew it wasn't a Glock!
     
  11. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    3,037
    Location:
    Idaho
    Iraqi military and police are the largest single users of Glock pistols in the world. Also:

    193829.jpg
    GIGlock.jpg
     
  12. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    3,037
    Location:
    Idaho
    M11 is a SIG P228.
     
  13. Quiet

    Quiet Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,064
    Location:
    bouncing between the 909 & the 702
    hmmm...
     
  14. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    3,037
    Location:
    Idaho
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock_pistol
     
  15. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    3,037
    Location:
    Idaho
    Uncle Gooch and his reloading press.
     
  16. Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,398
    Location:
    hiding in your bushes
    ^^^yep. exactly right.

    reaper's also right about our military using glocks. i've talked with several folks that just got back from iraq, and although they must carry what issued, they may also carry what they personally own. (most choose g17/19's)
     
  17. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    3,037
    Location:
    Idaho
    While this is obviously BS, the pistol that was taken off of Saddam Hussein when he was captured was a Glock model 18C.

    bushwar625july62009.jpg
     
  18. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    7,874
    Location:
    Ava, Missouri
    You guys are letting Glocks turn your minds to mush...That Glock had a KA-BOOM...Whether it was from a reload or factory round has little to do with it. It went KA-BOOM more then likely from a negligent operator...Ran over by a tank? Give me a break...

    As far as the U.S. military issuing Glocks to the GIs is possible but highly unlikely due to the fact that I can't use the parts from your [no longer needed] gun to repair mine in the field. Then there is the ammunition compatibility problem.
     
  19. kgpcr

    kgpcr Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    MINNESOTA
    When i was in the Marine corps in Desert Storm i carried a .45 i brought with along with my M16. It happens all the time. My CO knew about it and even had dibs on it if i got wacked LOL.
     
  20. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    3,037
    Location:
    Idaho
    Did you read the thread?
     
  21. Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,398
    Location:
    hiding in your bushes
    :banghead:
     
  22. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    3,037
    Location:
    Idaho
    There have also been reports of CAG ("DELTA FORCE") using Glock model 22's.
     
  23. X-Rap

    X-Rap Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    6,651
    I understood that those training Iraqi Police in weapons carry Glock the same as the natives. That only makes sense to use the same as those you instruct are issued.


    I don't understand that statement. Are they buying guns they own over there or bringing them along from the states?
     
  24. ljnowell

    ljnowell Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,201
    Location:
    The Peoples Republic of IL
    No. Thats an internet myth that keeps going. Many of us have cases that we have reloaded way more than 10 times without a problem, shot through a glock. All of mine were with lead bullets too. No kaboom there either. Gap vs ACP is a moot issue. Same pressures, same bullets if you could get a gap in an acp gun and it fired it wouldnt hurt anything. Like getting a 40 to hang off the extractor and fire in a 10mm.
     
  25. LeontheProfessional

    LeontheProfessional Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    669
    Location:
    Virginia
    I am trying to find the article but disassemble the Glock and remove the barrel and notice how much play there is in the chamber. It has nothing to do with the chamber not being totally supported, that is where the myth comes into play.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page