This was a known problem in some of the ~1999 .40 Glocks.EVANSVILLE - Out with the old, in with the new.
Nearly 300 Glock pistols have been replaced at the Evansville Police Department after some guns started having mechanical problems.
There haven't been any accidents with the faulty guns, but the recall isn't to be taken lightly. The assistant police chief says he can't remember the last time equipment malfunctioned.
It's not too often that an officer needs to use his or her gun, but if caught in an emergency, the Glock can't fail.
EPD's 292 pistols have been recalled by Glock after the springs failed in the back of some of the guns.
"For whatever reason, we had 11 guns on our department where this part had broken off," says Chuck Knoll, the officer in charge of firearm training. He shows NEWS 25 where the gun broke.
The 10-year-old guns still functioned fine, but EPD wasn't taking chances.
"It wasn't a safety hazard, it was more of a mechanical situation--every one that broke, we still took back out on the range and fired and they still worked," Knoll says.
EPD Returns Broken Guns - NEWS 25 - WEHT: Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro-
Guess that's why they're called "PERFECTION".....!:smile:
Like Timex watches of ages ago: "It takes a licking...and keeps on ticking..."
(Credit to John Cameron Swazey)
Yep, they need to pay for all the social services so that the street people can be warm, rested and well fed to be able to commit their crimes.I'm glad to hear that they train 5 or 6 times a year. I wish that my dept would do that. We only do firearms twice a year and simunitions once. But the village has to save money some how, right?