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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by TheeBadOne, Oct 22, 2003.

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  1. TheeBadOne

    TheeBadOne Member

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    I'm now a Certified Glock Armoror :D
     
  2. manwithoutahome

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    Congrads :D

    So, what size sledge hammer did they give your for "frame repair" :D :neener:

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  3. TheeBadOne

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    They gave me a 1911, but warned me not to hit a Glock frame with it unless I wanted to damage the 1911... :neener: ;) :D
     
  4. Firefighter

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    Glocks Rule !
     
  5. manwithoutahome

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    TheeBadOne

    :D, good one :D

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  6. garrettwc

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    TheeBadOne, I am a 1911 shooter.

    But that comment was still funny as all get out.:D :D

    Congrats on your accomplishment.

    So how do you go about becoming one? What do they cover in the classes?
     
  7. TheeBadOne

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    You could contact Glock to try to find out where/when the next course is. It would be far easier to get this info from the Regional Glock rep (call your gunshops and ask who he is). You can apply with him. They offer a 1 day, 2 day, and 3 day course. The 1 day is the standard armoror course, the 3 day is advanced which covers shooting the Glock pistol (a lot more info than you think, Glock specific of course) and the basic armoror course. The 2 day course is just the shooting. The 1 day course will teach you to completely take apart the entire pistol and to replace parts. Everything is covered. Suggestions for parts kits too. The only thing we didn't actually do hands on was swap out sights, but that's not a big deal with Glocks and the sight tools. We were demonstrated some of the problems you will come across (most from improper assembly to abussive owners). You learn a fair bit about your Glock that you never did. Maint/Lubercation/Replacement is also covered, and again, I learned a thing or two that was very good to know. I think the fee for the basic course was around $85, lunch included.

    TBO
     
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    Thanks for the info TheeBad.

    I was under the impression that you had to be LEO or Glock dealer to take the class. The 1 day class sounds like what I would like to learn.
     
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    Judging from the Glocks I've shot, the only tools you'll need are a brick and a hammer. If you can ring the bell at the carnival when you hit that plate with the sledge hammer, you're qualified to work on Glocks. :neener: :)
     
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    Garrett I'm not sure what their rule is on who can or can't take their armoror course, so you'll have to ask them. Sorry.
     
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    You also need a plastic injection molding, some playdough and a kiln to make the frame.

    :evil:



    That's great news. Congrats!

    -Robert
     
  12. TheeBadOne

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    What did they teach us first and foremost about Glocks?
    SAFETY!!!
    Unlike those 1911's they will go BOOM everytime you pull the trigger!
    :D
     
  13. Firefighter

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    a 1911A1 could never take the abuse that Glocks withstood before becoming the pre eminent sidearm in American Law Enforcement :neener: When was the last time you saw a cop with a 1911A1:neener:
     
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    Every time i go to tacoma.
     
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    Lots of Cops out here in Utah with 1911s. And I do mean A LOT of them.
     
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    Didn't get a chance to chat with them, but I have seen several of the Mentor, OH police carrying something cocked-and-locked. Looked like some sort of stainless 1911-A1 or variant thereof.

    And, major congrats to you for becoming an 'armorer', with a big sweeping tip of the hat.
     
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    Yeah, but also unlike 1911s, with a Glock sometimes the "BOOM" is preceded by an annoying little "ka". :D

    Sorry. Couldn't resist.

    ObDisclaimer: I don't shoot Glocks or 1911s. I'm happy with my Beretta 96.

    -BP
     
  18. Snake Eyes

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    Sorry if this is slightly OT, but this is a real peeve of mine:
    Glocks are carried by more LEOs for one reason ONLY:

    THEY ARE CHEAP!

    Glocks are price-pointed below comparable weapons from other reputable, quality manufacturers to begin with, and then deeply discounted to LE agencies. This is a brilliant marketing plan designed to get gun sheeple to say asinine things like "Glocks are the best because most cops carry them"--and then buy one for themselves.

    The only thing you can infer from a Glock on a LEOs hip is that s/he, or their department, can't afford anything better.

    If Glock REALLY was "all that and a bag of chips", the US Military would be issuing them. Do the German or Austrian military issue Glocks? Does ANY national military issue Glocks as service weapons?

    Sorry. [/rant]

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    Not true. The main reason is that 1911's are carried by very few agencies is that they are single action. I own both, and enjoy both. No flaming meant or intended by any of my posts here. (and please no flaming from others.)
     
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    TBO--

    First, congratulations on your accomplishment. Becoming a Glock armorer certainly seems prudent, considering the number of Glocks on the street. And self-improvement and continued education are always noble.

    Second, my comments above were not intended to flame, nor imply a "1911 vs. Glock" bias. Glocks are fine weapons and probably perfectly suitable for their intended use.

    However, I stand by my statements. I will be happy to argue (probably in a different thread) the points I presented above.

    Again, congratulations.

    PGR
     
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    Glock won't disclose the formula used to make their polymer so the U.S. Government won't consider the Glock. Glock wouldn't accept the U.S. government requirements to release the winning contender's production and patent rights to open bidding.

    Yes. The Austrian Army issues the Glock pistol.


    You should research things you hate because you don't understand them.:rolleyes:
     
  22. Firefighter

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    far more cops carry Glocks than 1911A1s..
     
  23. Firefighter

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    anyone who thinks Glocks are cheap is too uninformed to acknowledge :cuss:
     
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    So what? Far more people drive cars than trucks, but that doesn't mean cars are superior to trucks in any particular way.

    You have to look at the politics of LEO carry. First, gubmint agencies are afraid of the liability issues involved with the single action 1911. Too many chances for NDs and the like.

    Second, all else being equal, the Glock is easier on the budget for a lot of agencies.

    Third, (and this is no flame to any particular LEO individual out there), but the ease of use of the Glock has to play big time in the decision. The point-and-shoot-ability of the Glock is what contributes its popularity with LEO agencies. I mean, let's face it. LE doesn't always attract the rocket scientists and Einsteins. The lack of bells and whistles (safeties, decockers, SA/DA) means even the "simplest" of LEOs can safely operate the firearm (assuming they are knowledgable with the operation).

    Don't make the mistake of assuming that popularity necessarily means superiority in every way.
     
  25. JohnKSa

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    Congratulations!

    I've wanted to take the course for awhile but probably won't get around to it.

    Glock is the issue sidearm for the Norwegian military.

    Counting the Austrians, that's at least two.

    Which means, if I'm not mistaken, that at least twice as many militaries have adopted the Glock as ever used the 1911A1...
     
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