Anyone shoot the Glock .380s?

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    Question Anyone shoot the Glock .380s?

    Does anyone here shoot the Glock .380s? I've never seen them for sale, but according to glock.com, they're supposed to be targeted at the South American market where military calibers are banned.

    I was just wondering what folks thought of them. I would expect that if you're going to go with a round like a .380 anyway, you might as well get a thinner gun than a Glock.
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    I have shot the Glock 380's they are the same as the other 9mm Glocks, just neutered. There is nothing particularly exciting about them. And no, they are not available in the U.S.
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    They are strictly for the police here in the states. That is my understanding at least. And not just police officers but police departments only can purchase them here. I'd love to have one...
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    Glock .380's are not available in the USA. Importation issues.

    However, there is scuttle-butt that Glock will start manufacturing them IN the US at some point.

    There maybe some of our members that have tried them out somewhere else. You never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    Glock .380's are not available in the USA. Importation issues.

    However, there is scuttle-butt that Glock will start manufacturing them IN the US at some point.

    There maybe some of our members that have tried them out somewhere else. You never know.
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    Ahhh, a single stack. Now that would be nice.

    Yeah, I would never choose a .380 glock over a 9mm, but I was curious what peoples' impressions were, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    May lead to a single stack mini 380...which may lead to a single stack 9...40...357....(fingers crossed)
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    I'd go for a Glock 25, if it were offered. It's the same size and capacity as a Glock 19, but in .380 ACP. It would be perfect for introducing new shooters to "real" pistols, with less recoil than 9mm.

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    The 2009 Glock Annual specifies:
    "Law Enforcement Agency Only In The U.S. Market" for the G28 .380.

    It does not specify that for the G25 .380. So can the G25 be purchased? Seems like 15/17 rounds of .380 should be good for something--if you can find ammo!
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    Meh.

    Let's see...the G25...it's the size of a G19, has the same capacity as a G19, but is in a neutered 9mm cartridge. G28--it's the size of a G26, has the same capacity...you get the picture.

    Why in the world one would want one over a G19/G26 is beyond me.

    And, as far as it being a training aid...really, the recoil isn't going to be all that much less than a G19, so why not get a new shooter going on a .22 first (for considerably cheaper than .380), and then just graduate them to a 9mm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    And, as far as it being a training aid...really, the recoil isn't going to be all that much less than a G19, so why not get a new shooter going on a .22 first (for considerably cheaper than .380), and then just graduate them to a 9mm?
    I've always felt that first handgun exposure with a weak rimfire is counterproductive. It simply does not have enough recoil to get a new shooter acclimated to shooting a "real" gun.

    I dont know if anybody would agree with me, and thats ok. It's just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    Glock .380's are not available in the USA. Importation issues......
    Discussed in this thread a while back:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...k-380-usa.html

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    Why would I want a Glock in .380, when I could just as easily carry a Glock-26 in 9mm?
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    I would see no reason to buy a Glock chambered for .380 unless it was the size of an LCP or P-3AT. If Glock could make a gun that size go bang every time like my G26, they would sell allot. I had a P-3AT that made two trips back to the factory before I got a box of shells through it, so I made the gun shop trade me an LCP for it. The LCP is quality, but it is no Glock for sure. Why shoot a weenie 9mm when you can have the real thing? Oh, good luck finding .380 ammo. I ask at every sporting store I go into and I am lucky to score a box 20% of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Why would I want a Glock in .380, when I could just as easily carry a Glock-26 in 9mm?
    My point exactly...as Husker Du once sang, it makes no sense at all.
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