Reprint of the Journal of Glock Collectors Association Volume 1, Issue 1 & 2. This is the very first Journal published by GCA in Fall and Winter 1995. Includes articles on:
- The introduction of the G26 Gen2 and G27 Gen2
The Model 26 is chambered for the 9mm Parabellum (9 x 19) cartridge. while the Model 27 is chambered for the .40 S & W Cartridge. Both pistols are the same size. Dimensions are six inches in overall length and three inches tall. These are true pocket pistols, and a fully loaded Model 27 rides easily in the front pocket of my trousers without being bulky or feeling too heavy.
- GLOCK Flashlight Adapter
Glock has announced the introduction of a new flashlight adapter for the Models 17 and 22 pistol magazines. The device is sold as a complete unit, only and conveniently allows attachment of a small tactical flashlight to· the base of the magazine. The device utilizes a circular band of polymer (what else!) through which a flashlight is inserted. A built in knurled screw tightens the device around the light. Any light with a diameter between 0.83 and O 98 inches will fit. Flashlights which come to mind are the Sure Fire 6P · and its variants and the newer Scorpion by Streamlight.
- GLOCK Safeties Explained, Part 1
There are three passive, automatic safeties designed into each GLOCK pistol, the trigger saftety, the firing pin safety and the drop safety. The most misunderstood safety on the GLOCK is the trigger safety. Most "gunwriters" do not truly understand this safety, or if they do, they do not seek to explain it fully. Everyone knows that inertia can fire a pistol dropped on its muzzle if the firing pin is not secured by a safety be it manual or a firing pin block e.g. Series 80 Colt. What most people haven't thought of, however, is that a striker fired pistol can fire from inertia if dropped on its rear end, unless the trigger is secured in some fashion.