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Any of y'all see the Glock 18 demo on Mail Call tonight?

It was very cool. The invading watermelons didn't stand a chance.

For those of you who missed it, they had a Glock rep on site with three 33-round sticks, and they had some great rock-n-roll action going on. What was interesting was the slide appeared to be cut away to some extent behind the breechface to just in front of the rear sights, ditto forward of the locking face to the front sight. Maybe cuttin' some mass?

Also had a (I think) IDPA guy shootin' some steel with (I think) a Glock 35 and an overall review of pistol competitions, and a brief description of Camp Perry.

On a personal note, I have a friend-of-a-friend who is a Class II (?)Manufacturer, and had the opportunity to shoot one of those conversion units to make Glocks go full-auto (Yes, it was ATF-Registered w/serial number, mfg. and Yes, he had the paperwork to cross state lines with it).



Anyway, lookin' at the pics, you can see a little doohickey on the back of the slide of a 3rd-generation Glock 17. It essentially has a cross-toggle that actuates a blade that presses against the disconnector to a certain extent. Put the toggle one way, blade's retracted and it's "semi;" the other, and it's either "burst" or "Kiss 33 Rounds Goodbye..."

The cyclic rate was insane (I would say possibly 800 rds./min.), and controllability was a bear.


Here's what I'm talkin' 'bout. Here's my buddy doing his best to get some ducks out-of-season. We had to muscle the hell out of the 17, and luckily we were far from the O'Hare flight path that we didn't accidentally bag a 747 (All kidding aside, we were shooting into a 40-foot-tall berm less than 10 yards away). We tried to keep it to short bursts, but since we had virtually limitless 33-round sticks, we just applied more downward force in subsequent reloads... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 

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I saw the same episode. Gunney get's so excited by all that fire power. The best show on TV as far as I'm concerned. Tactical to Practical comes in right behind it. Only thing I don't like about both is they seem to cover many of the exact same topics just a few weeks apart.
 

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Gunney get's so excited by all that fire power. The best show on TV as far as I'm concerned.
I've noticed that too. Not that the other material isn't interesting, but R. Lee with the guns is probably one of the best reasons to watch. :D
 

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I shot one...about six months ago when our Glock LE rep was in town. They allowed all of our employees to demo it for the gathered crowd at a GSSF match. It looks just like a 17 until you pick it up and see the selector switch. Very controllable when shooting bursts, but climbs predictably when rockin' and rollin'!
 

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Yeah I was suprised to see R. Lee shooting that bad boy. Great show. I'm involved w/ a Class III dealer we have an indoor range and have several Fed. LEA's that train at our range. Anyway I was able to shoot a Glock 18 with these guys and its cyclic rate is ALMOST to fast. Its actually between 1100 and 1300 rds. per minute, depending on ammo. (per Glock) It actually seems faster. We have some Ingrams and there is one chambered in .380, and it cycles at around 1200 rds. per min. As a comparison the Glock seemed faster IMO. I'm sure alot has to due w/ the Glock being a normal sized pistol! (Theres a cool stock that we have that slides in behind the mag well of the Glock and makes it much more controlable, still a beast non the less.)
 
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