So why is the GLOCK .380 illegal??

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  1. FATSEXY

    FATSEXY XDTalk 1K Member

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    .380s are selling like hotcakes now, so why is the GLOCK 28 still banned from the US? Or is it not? I could have swore that I read a few sites here and there say that they are not legal in the US. Why?

     
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    The Glock FAQ: glock_faq_glock_model_info

    About halfway down, under the pictures of the practice pistols. Has to do with an ATF points system for importing pistols, is what I learned. Anybody else know anything different?
     
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    Found this on CalCCW, posted by "BonoVox as a "Quote" from some other source. Where he got this info, I dunno. He didn't site where he found it.

     
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    What they said^...Its the same size as a G26 so I don't think many people would buy it anyway.
     
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    If it has to do with the ATF I'd say it must be it's not made with American pieces. I've read that for a gun tone legal it has to be made with a certain percent of American pieces. I know it's for sporting rifles like ar and ak. Only thing I could think of cause size and mag capacity shouldn't matter.
     
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    They should just import what they can here and have Glock in the United States add the parts to make it a whole gun. Its not like any of those parts are hand fitted anyhow.I wouldn't buy one but I think Glock lovers would gobble them up, especially those that want one of every caliber.
     
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    Taurus is a Brazilian Company, but the little TCP 380 is built in Miami, all other models are from Brazil
     
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    From my understanding and form what I was told at the Glock Armorer class, most of the above is true. The ATF give "points" for features that are on the gun and these points allow them to "pass" of "fail" the test. Like stated, thats why the compact/sub compacts have "target" triggers so they get more "points". The Glock .380 is available in the US but for LEO only. Im not sure the process in how a LEO can obtain one though. I do know it involves a letterhead from the PD and some other stuff. But like mentioned, its the same size as a G26 so I doubt theres much demand for them minus the Glock collectors and caliber nuts
     
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    Very interesting post.
     
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    I think that if you are LEO the dept has still got to order them in a large amount or something similiar . I tried to get one and I had a letterhead but I belive it has to be a Dept purchase and not an individual . My dept wouldnt do it .
     
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    I agree.
    I always wondered about this issue myself..
     
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    I officially hate the ATF.
     
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    Rips answer is right on with what I was told in Glock School.
     
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    doesn't this kinda fall in the with the old Saturday night special ban?

    for whatever reason...

     

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