Glock 28 Illegal?

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by 45nut, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Why is the Glock 28 illegal in the US? I don't really want a .380 but WTH is the answer to this question?
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Although they are not marketed in North America, except to law enforcement agencies, because they lack sufficient BATF import points, GLOCK makes two pistols for .380 Auto, the GLOCK 25 and GLOCK 28. These pistols were developed for those countries that forbid the civilian possession of a handgun chambered in a common military caliber.

  3. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Can you explain the import points a little?
  4. cakes

    cakes New Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Northern Maine
    A pistol must reach 75 points in order to be eligible for importation.

    Length: for each 1/4" over 6" =1

    Forged steel frame =15

    Forged HTS alloy frame =20

    Unloaded weight w/mag (per oz.)=1

    .22 short and .25 auto = 0

    .22 LR and 7.65mm to .380 auto=3

    9mm parabellum and over=10

    Locked breech mechanism=5

    Loaded chamber indicator=5

    Grip safety=3

    Magazine safety=5

    Firing pin block or lock=10

    External hammer=2

    Double action=10

    Drift adjustable target sight=5

    Click adjustable target sight=10

    Target grips=5

    Target trigger=2
  5. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Clue on those points: One of the people who helped develop the system after passage of GCA '68 worked for the Walther importer. Walther, of course, had a loaded chamber indicator, double action, an outside hammer, etc., so those got high points.

    Even though the system forced the development of the PPK/s, it ended up banning a lot of other good pistols.

  6. w_houle

    w_houle New Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Lincolnville, KS
    No longer an issue with Diamondback making that .380 like they do :p
    and to think if it weren't for the GCA '68 we wouldn't have
    Jennings et al
    Not sure about Hi Point
    Cobra Arms et al
    and all those ones that people love to hate
  7. Heavy D

    Heavy D New Member

    Jan 6, 2010
    Hopefully this won't be an issue much longer with Glock producing frames in Smyrna, GA now and only importing slides.
  8. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    Also, if the frame is manufactured on a Thursday, it is worth triple the points. During the "lightning round" (January through Belgium), all points are multiplied by the magazine circumference.

    As long as you know that, all firearms laws should make sense.
  9. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    LOL, priceless. :D
  10. Photoguy309

    Photoguy309 New Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    That was good information followed by a good laugh.
  11. gendoikari87

    gendoikari87 Former Guest

    Sep 9, 2010
    I'd really Like to say those are some of the craziest laws I've ever seen.... but I live in america....
  12. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    As previously mentioned, it does not meet enough BATF points to be legal for importation into the United States. Like the Walther PPK.
  13. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    i guess the gubberment dont think we need guns othern sporting guns,.
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