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megimoo
09-14-2009, 10:19 PM
The Police Department is ditching $38,000 worth of guns after two .45-caliber GAP Glock Model 37 pistols exploded in separate training incidents a year a part, causing minor injuries to an officer and a cadet.

"I've been around 34 years in law enforcement, and we've seen malfunctioning with guns, but never seen it explode," Police Chief Mark LeVine said. "When I've got two guns out of 90 mess up, something's wrong."

The department has not had any problems with the guns during use in the line of duty. The force of the explosions came down through the...snip
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The department tried to work out a solution with Glock. The gun's Georgia-based manufacturer offered to swap out the nearly 2 1/2 -year-old guns if the department paid the company $10,000. But Police Chief Mark LeVine said that is unfair.

GLOCK MODEL 37
Caliber: .45
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Overall Length: 7.32 inches
Height (Including magazine): 5.51 inches
Width: 1.18 inches
Barrel Length: 4.49 inches
Weight (loaded): 35.48 oz
Source: www.glock.com

http://www.theledger.com/article/20080313/NEWS/803130481/1004

Rockntractor
09-14-2009, 10:31 PM
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