GUN Illinois State Police upgrading their Glocks

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  1. Vermincelli

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    i agree. if there is a problem, they should just acknowledge it and let everyone know so that the problem can be fixed. i'm guessing that they refuse to take responsibility for legal reasons. :dunno:
     
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    Two reasons. Gaston's ego and money. If they admitted there was a problem and had a real recall, instead of these voluntary "by dept. only" ones, they would lose a ton of money having to repair all the LEO weapons (agencies would rush to get theirs fixed due to the liability issues on their end).
     
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    Yep, they had all their .45 and .40s traded for 9mm models.
     
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    thank god i got the 9mm :mamoru:
     
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    That article sounds to me that people are complaining and looking for a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. what sorts of fucking 5-cell maglites are these people hanging from the rails on their Glocks? I cannot concieve of a situation, real or imagined, where a light mounted properly on a rail could interfere with the normal function of the pistol. I think this is a case of a department basically making shit up to get new pistols at a hugely discounted price. I'd like to hear more about this malfunction that HAS NOT happened, but they seem to think MIGHT happen.

    Of course, there is still the exploding issue, because all Glocks do is blow up.
     
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    do you think that glock would agree to let them swap out/upgrade their guns at a savings of $600k if there WASNT an issue?
     
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    They can afford it, as it's good customer service, and if they didn't, it'd be huge bad publicity. Even if the claim of a malfunction was untrue, people would think it was, because it comes from the police. Other departments would then switch away from Glocks or NOT switch to Glocks based on this supposed malfunction, real or not. It costs them less to do this than to not do it, so yes, I think they'd do it with or without an actual issue to correct.
     
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    They were the factory Glock lights and it's not the first time it's been brought up.
     
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    That's another reason why 9mm > .40
     
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    Weird. Hell, if there's a problem, fix it. If you can do it quietly, without completely ruining your LE customer base and/or having to replace every freaking Glock in the nation, then do it that way. I would be interested to hear the SPECIFIC problem, and how the Glock light causes it. Do any other lights cause it? If not, then it's a problem with the LIGHT, not the pistol.
     
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    The frame is too thin. When the light is attached, and it does it with XL lights as well, it effects frame flex when it's shot and cracks the dustcover causing the barrel to lock up and the slide not to go forward into battery. If it's a problem that could effect an LEO when it's needed, then they should take responsibility and get the goddamn things fixed instead of worrying about reputation. If someday down the road it happens to a cop in a gunfight causing a death, then the name means jack shit.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, but how many officers roll around on a daily basis with lights attached?

    This can't be that common of a problem.
     
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    roll around?
     
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    excuse the ghetto slang.

    How many officer go on patrol with lights attached while the gun is in the holster.
     
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    Depends on the Dept. and the shift (2nd and grave would more likely). More depts. are issuing lights now for railed duty weapons.
     
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    I carry a G22 w/ M3 light always atached and never had had a problem. Sounds like bullshit. The weapons that did malfunction probably had prior stress too the frame from some other seperate incident. It's just easy to blame it on a light.
     
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    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I carry a G22 w/ M3 light always attached and never have had a problem. Sounds like bullshit. The weapons that did malfunction probably had prior stress too the frame from some other seperate incident. It's just easy to blame it on a light.
     
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    And I carried a G22 and never had a KB, but they happen. :)
     

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