Tag: Glock

Obscure Object Of Desire: Glockworx/Zev G34 Race Gun

I’m not a GLOCK fan. I know they’re probably the most simple, reliable, functional handgun ever made, and I respect them for that. But I respect them from a distance. I’ve never owned one, nor have I desired to. Until I saw this muzzle-to-magwell custom G34 from Glockworx . . .

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Shooting the GLOCK 42

Dirk Diggler and I put the GLOCK 42 through its paces yesterday at On Target in Valley Park, Missouri. Long story short: it’s a mixed bag. While generally very soft-shooting, Gaston’s littlest gun seems to be fairly particular about the ammo it eats. Personal defense rounds ran through it, in the words of General Patton, like crap through a goose. On the other hand, heavier, hotter ammo was, well, more problematic. We confirmed Hickok45′s experience with Buffalo Bore 100gr. +P. That snappy-shooting stuff tends to lock the slide back. Freedom Munitions 100gr. gun food did it even more so, as Dirk found out, above. And while we’re fairly sure Dirk didn’t do it, it is possible to limp-wrist the gun. We ran seven or eight flavors through the babiest GLOCK in session one and I’ll probably feed it more in the coming days. Full details in the upcoming review, of course. Same bat time, same bat channel.

Just Arrived: GLOCK 42

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O-M-G! Can you be-lieve the mad marketing mavens at GLOCK thought people would actually carry a massive gat like the 42? Still, against all odds, the new example of Perfection seems to be all the rage. For some reason. Our friends at The Kentucky Gun Company were nice enough to zip one out to me. And when I picked it up at Top Gun Shooting Sports this morning, one employee walking past stopped dead in his tracks and said, “Hey, is that the new GLOCK?” and eagerly checked it out. Then another told me that everyone who works there wants to shoot it when I take ‘er out on the range for a test drive. But as you can see above, it’s far too big for any normal toter to carry comfortably. Still, I’ve recruited Dirk Diggler to help me break it in this weekend so look for a full review soon. And make the jump to see how this behemoth positively drwarfs a P3AT.

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Hands-On With The G42 .380

Image: Chris Dumm for TTAG

Honey, I Shrunk The GLOCK!  It may look like GLOCK left a G19 in the dryer too long, but this little gun is absolutely adorable. If it weren’t for the .380 chambering, I’d want one desperately . . .

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Gun Review: Springfield Armory XDm 5.25″ 9mm

Competition shooters shell-out thousands of dollars for tricked-out polymer pistols. Glock has long been the big dog in the field (“Ole Reliable”). Over the last few years, more and more mainstream manufacturers have seen the advantages of (i.e. profit in) modifying their models for customers who are more results than price-driven. Smith & Wesson entered the fray with their M&P Pro SeriesSpringfield Armory (SA) recently introduced their XDm 5.25” Competition Models in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Springfield graciously provided us with one of their 9mm Competition Models so we could see if a fool and his plain Jane pistol could soon be parted . . .

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Self-Defense Tip: Keep It Simple

 

I know a lot of us like to customize our guns. I haven’t bought a gun I didn’t add something to. And if I did buy one and leave it stock, the odds are that gun won’t last long. I know I’ll keep it if I do something to it to make it mine. It just gives me that personal touch that says “This is mine, I made it so.” But it’s possible to take that too far. Some things you might do in the name of convenience can actually end up doing more harm than good. Now the race gun in the video obviously isn’t going to get picked as an every day carry weapon by very many people unless they live in a steel target shoot house but even some of the small things you do to a gun can ruin an otherwise functional workhorse.

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Gun Review: Glock 20 10mm Auto

Hype. It’s a word synonymous with 10mm Auto. Developed by Col. Jeff Cooper, carried by Sonny Crockett, known in the firearms fraternity as “the cartridge the FBI couldn’t handle,” 10mm Auto has achieved near mythological status. If everything on the interwebz is to be believed (tip: it’s not) the 10mm auto was so powerful it was putting petite FBI agents on disability. To separate fact from friction [sic], I contacted Glock to get a full-size G20, deep diving into the veiled world of 10mm auto aficionados. First things first . . .

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