No. It's not. This is a fact, straight out of the mouth of a Glock Training Division Instructor. No more Tenifer. Even in Austria.
Originally Posted by Gen4G21
And as far as the argument that the Glock website states the use of the Tenifer process; if you'll notice, the only part of Glock's website that has been updated within the last 3 years, is the U.S. portion. And on the Glock USA portion of the website, you will not see the word Tenifer ANYWHERE.
Even though myself, and most us on this forum, have no desire for a .380 ACP Glock, given how HUGE .380 pocket pistols have been over the last half decade or so, I don't see Glock making the gigantic financial mistake of limiting themselves by making the 42 (if it is in fact a .380) LE Only.
Originally Posted by iceman10mm
There is a good chance that they will all be manufactured fully in Smyrna, in order to avoid import requirements, like Rowdie said.
The G25 is LE only because it cannot be imported into the US. It does not meet the import points required. It can be purchased by Law Enforcement however. The G25 is the same size as the 9mm so while it would be "neat" to own one, there is no practical use in owning one in my opinion.
Now that GLOCK is producing firearms in the US, they no longer have to worry about import points for those models created here. Since this one is not the G25, they created another model #, the G42. The sizing I have been told about, make it smaller than the G25 which is great for a .380 but a .380 is not what I and many, many others have been asking GLOCK for.
I would like a 9mm single-stack Glock, but I understand why they're going to introduce a .380.
While we might write to Glock with suggestions, our "votes" count once per individual. If Glock is listening to their dealers and distributors (and I believe they are), they are hearing that there's demand for .380 pistols. Here's a quick list of manufacturers who make a .380 pistol, taken from a glance at the Impact Guns website. I have left out the names of makers I have never heard of:
Bersa, Taurus, Kel-Tec, Smith & Wesson, Sig, Beretta, Colt, CZ, Kimber, Ruger, Walther, and Kahr all make and sell .380 pistols. Glock has exactly 0% share of the civilian market for .380 pistols in the USA.
I'd say that introducing a .380 makes business sense, even if it does not please those of us who are Glock owners and enthusiasts.
I agree totally with what you are saying Chris. It's a money thing for Glock, not a desire to grant our wishes!
Originally Posted by cohland
This is what I said in another thread on this same issue :
"I picked that up also at the Armorer's Course in Smyrna the first of the month. Maybe a "big market in .380s and Glocks not getting any of it"?