posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 11:41 AM
Originally posted by ahddm
Glock 19 is full polymer and won't be detected by metal detector, you can be creative and hide the ammo somewhere and keep something metal in pocket
by accident they wand you and you can blame it on the small thing you forgot.
[edit on 10-1-2010 by ahddm]
You're kidding, right? I own a Glock 19 (among other Glocks)- and there is no way on earth that you're getting that thing through even the most
primitive metal detector. The entire slide is STEEL. A big, heavy block of steel- it weighs several ounces by itself. The barrel is steel, the barrel
spring is steel, the lockwork is all steel, the magazine liner and spring are also steel. The only parts of the weapon that are polymer are the frame,
the trigger, the guide rod, and bits of the magazine. Even the frame would set off a metal detector, because it has steel slide rails molded into it.
The "Glocks can go through metal detectors" myth was debunked back in the 1980's, and can be clearly seen to be false by anyone who has ever picked
up a Glock. There is no such thing as an "all polymer" handgun. Every "polymer" handgun on the market contains significant amounts of steel in the
barrel and slide. There is no polymer on earth strong enough to contain breech pressure in a conventional handgun. As for ceramics- anything denser
than bone can be picked up by an airport "metal detector". You do realize they are not simple magnetometers, right?
There are effective, improvised weapons that can be fashioned from materials the average person has on himself at all times, but it doesn't do anyone
any good to post these on an open forum. As a previous poster noted, the real weapon is the mind.