Ian Leo Maglasang lives in the Philippines where, according to his EverydayCarry.com listing, his carry gun is the GLOCK 42. But to paraphrase Obi Wan, that’s no G42.
Note the rail. The finger grooves. And the molded thumb rest. Call us crazy, but with that switch on the back of the slide, it sure looks like Ian has a rare, full-auto GLOCK 18 to us. You?
Aw crap. Now you’ve done it. I am now in lust after a Glock! LOL
Yup. And G-18’s are a handful. It took me 4-5 mags to get the right grip so the gat wasn’t shooting over the berm.
Those take a very good grip to handle in giggle mode.
You know, Tom –
I can visualize a G-18 clone with a threaded barrel with a can on it on a modern lower ‘rail’ Glock with a front vertical forward grip on the rail.
A nice, compact, hearing-safe SMG…
I guess 42 is the answer to everything.
Upon closer inspection, I’m guessing air soft.
The finish wear, the lack of markings. Things just don’t look right.
You may be right. The lack of markings look suspicious.
Back in 2013, the Philippine National Police wanted to by Glocks to replace what they had. But being a “Cash Strapped” Country at the time, were forced to Improvise. So a “Counterfeit Glock Industry” was formed. There’s a Thriving Cottage Industry in the Philippines counterfeiting virtually anything your heart desires…
Mag release appears to be molded into the frame and the “Cerakote” finish is wearing off at the corners of the slide – showing what looks like die-cast metal underneath.
Gentlemen, we have been duped.
Ian Leo Maglasang is a con-man.
“Gentlemen, we have been duped.”
Maybe not, let me explain :
Back in the late 90’s, I subscribed to the usenet newsgroup rec.guns.
It was tough reading that newsgroup back then, it averaged about 500 posts a day. 500 a day, and it was a *moderated* newsgroup.
Anyways, a guy in the Philippines had a post in there one day where he mentioned he had a gunsmith make him a reverse-engineered G18, but in a Glock 27 (or 28, I forget), the tiny subcompact 10-rounder.
I asked him how it shot, and he said it was uncontrollable, even 2-handed.
This was 1998, and he claimed full-auto was available to civilians in the Philippines at that time.
Oh, and the internet name he went by then was “Sick Boy”.
‘Official’ G18, probably not. Reverse-engineered, why not?
Well balls, if you can’t trust Ian Leo Maglasang then who can you trust?
It also looks like a 19 frame. The 18 I shot was full size.
the wear on the muzzle end of the slide looks like aluminum , not steel. Airsoft.
Uhhh, hope he never has to use it, ’cause that there’s an airsoft gun.
1) Notice the finish wear, looks an awful lot like cheap paint flaking off of pot-metal. Real glock the finish wears in a more smooth gradual fashion.
2) Mag has no base plate, real mags don’t work with no baseplates. Also the little nub sticking out the ottom, towards the very front of the mag is exactly in the same spot as my airsoft glock. Real glock mags don’t have that.
3) Can’t see the guide rod, but the profile of the front of the frame looks like the Gen 3 profile, the Gen 4 tends to be a bit more rounded off. So a Gen 4 frame cut for a Gen 3 slide and guide rod. One very popular airsoft Glock manufacturer made that oversight.
4) No trades on the slide.
I’m willing to bet money it’s a WE brand G18c GBB.
Thats the first two pin glock 18 Gen 4 I’ve ever seen…
Bear in mind, last I heard from family over there, full auto is perfectly easy to acquire legally. But that’s a fake
But, but, he’s got 2 multi tools and a big knife!
that glock is not real. TTAG failed on this one.
Where is the notch in the slide for the stop? I don’t know much about the G18 but shouldn’t there be one?
Correct me if I’m wrong. I’m calling BS I think.
Ironicatbest would say:” That camera looks like a bail bondsman’s camera. , bad Boyz, bad boyz,,,, stay away from me Mr. Bounty Hunter
…Looks like the Crossman or Daisy BB gun replica……
Glock is a fake.
That is an ISSC 22 pistol. They were marketed as a training pistol for Glock owners. You can look them up on the net.
I hate these BS articles. A G18 has a rate of fire of 1,200 round a minute…. That’s 20 rounds (or the entire 17 magazine) in one second. I’m SURE he carries this as a EDC. Just like the clown at Walmart that strolls around with the gold tiger striped Desert Eagle!
Mags wrong, Sides wrong, Frames wrong.
i think that is an airsoft gun.
One thing to keep in mind is that the Philippines produces CRAP tons of gun knock offs. I’ve never seen a glock- off from there before but plenty of 1911s. The safety on the slide and lack of writing is curious but I’d bet that if it’s a real deal gun whoever made it probably didn’t have tooling to go more complicated. I’d be interested to see if the frame is lifted from a gpock or just injection molded. Personally I’d bet on the later.
It so IF the Firearm Explodes in your Face, you can’t Trace Back where and by who manufactured the Firearm. And the Philippine National Police, will just claim it was a “Counterfeit Knockoff”, so No One can be held Accountable…