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I wouldn't be surprised if those little Para Ordinance guns were harder to set up and maintain than your average gun.
Originally posted by semperfortis
reply to post by Iamherefornow
The Glock Model 21 45acp was one of the finest weapons I ever carried/owned..
Carried it for years, fired literally thousands of rounds through it, I can honestly not remember a malfunction.
My entire department carried them.
Originally posted by midnightbrigade
The only problem that I know if with Glock (any cal.) is to NOT use reload ammo. The ceramics in the construction of Glock rely on the brass of the shell to be solid to fire properly and contain/focus the blast.
Once you fire a shell, the brass expands slightly. On some weapons, (mostly with all steel construction) this isn't a problem. They simply contain the extra lateral force that comes off of the expanded brass and focus it back down the barrel.
On a Glock however, it can blow right out of the receiver or at the start of the barrel and mushroom it...causing all kinds of problems for you and yours.
I've never heard of this failure killing anyone, but I have heard of it doing significant damage to a shooters hand. I also believe Glock states clearly in their manuals not to use reload ammo.
Stock up on it now, cause you never know what you might come across as salvage if SHTF
Originally posted by Flidais
I think it depends on the nature of the survival situation. If you are in a wildernes survival situation you probably don't need a pistol. If you are occupied by foreign troops, or tyrranical domestic troops, any gun will do as it will help you get a better one if you play your cards right.