When I hear about a problem with a Glock, I know its going to be a Glock chambered in .40 S&W. The Bardstown, KY POlice Department are replacing their Glock 23 pistols after the guns started falling apart from hairline cracks they developed. Officers who cannot bring their own gun to work, or use one of the departments spare sidearms, are having to make do without a pistol. WDRD reports …
The issue was discovered on the Glock model 23s during recent training practices. Those guns were purchased back in 2000.
“It’s a hairline crack, Roby said. “But with a little pressure you could spread it open. And .40 caliber is a high pressure handgun.”
Cpt. Roby said, over the years that pressure adds up. He said officers continually train with their weapons. Many even practice shooting on their off days.
“What people don’t understand is police weapons take a lot of abuse,” said Cpt. Roby.
After about 15 years of wear and tear, the police department will receive $12,000 from the city. That money will be used to purchase new guns after the severity of the cracks was demonstrated to council members.
In defense of Glock, the pistols should have been serviced a long time ago. You don’t allow an entire police departments guns to completely wear out until they literally start falling apart before you send them off for servicing.
Thanks to Tom for the tip.