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SYSOP    2/11/2013 5:33:03 AM
 
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trenchsol       2/11/2013 9:57:57 AM
It is amazing, John Moses Browning constructed weapons whose service life is measured in centuries. M2 is approaching 100 years of service, and Hi Power will probably reach the same age.
 
The same goes for Mauser K98, which is still happens to be in service as marksman rifle.
 
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WarNerd       2/11/2013 11:28:16 AM
The Lee-Enfield is probably the oldest rifle design still in use.  It has been around 40 years more than the Mauser K98 and is still used as a marksman rifle.
 
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vahitkanig       2/11/2013 11:56:52 AM
Glock become a side arm for NYPD Police Officer got  enough reputiton by gangters.
 
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bikebrains       2/11/2013 12:14:12 PM
"The Glock has a plastic (polymer) can be safely carried in the holster loaded and ready to fire."   This sentence is missing a noun after the word "polymer."     What is the plastic component that the Glock has?    
 
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Tucci78    Chambered in 9mm Parabellum?   2/11/2013 1:05:01 PM
I think it safe to presume that the British Army will be acquiring and issuing the Glock 17 in the 9mm Parabellum flavor (to take advantage of all the nine-milli in their stores and contracted pipeline), but have they given any consideration to the characteristics of the .40 Liberty (formerly "Smith & Wesson...") cartridge? 
 
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RtWingCon    trigger safety sucks   2/11/2013 7:13:32 PM
" and can be safely carried in the holster loaded and ready to fire." Yeah, that's why cops shoot themselves with it. 
 
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smitty237    RtWingCon   2/11/2013 8:41:09 PM
" and can be safely carried in the holster loaded and ready to fire." Yeah, that's why cops shoot themselves with it. 

The only cops that shoot themselves with a Glock are the ones that are not following the rules of basic gun safety in that you keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.  This is a training and discipline issue, not a problem with the trigger safety.  I've carried a Glock for over 18 years, and the only time it's ever gone off is when I've deliberately pulled the trigger.  Then again, the same can be said for every other handgun I've fired. 
 
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HogKiller       2/11/2013 10:50:54 PM
The frame is 'plastic'.  There are several tupperware pistols, the Springfield Xd, manufactured in Croatia has been through the same torture tests and passed with flying colors.  My Xd will swallow any ammo you care to shove in it.  Of course there are those that will defend Glock forever. http://www.strategypage.com/CuteSoft_Client/CuteEditor/Load.ashx?type=style&file=SyntaxHighlighter.css);" target="_blank">link
 
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RtWingCon    smitty237   2/12/2013 1:36:15 AM
I won't argue with you about following safety procedures as any pistol with a hammer cocked will have the same safety issue as a glock when your finger s on the trigger.  If you follow procedure and don't put your finger on the trigger until you're ready to fire, then kudos to you, that's rare. Though I'm not an officer I've practiced the same safety protocol. But I've witnessed on two occasions where the police didn't practice that safety measure and have seen numerous videos of same.  The Glock's trigger is a major weakness in my opinion. Being able to decock other pistols adds another layer of safety while still able to shoot(double actions).
Accidental discharges aren't due to malfunction, but rather a negligent discharge due to operator error(which goes to your point smitty). The trigger safety just makes that negligence easier.
 
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C-VIL-UN       2/13/2013 8:24:13 AM
Additional background:
 
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