Folding Glock? Really???

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Folding Glock? Really???

Welcome back to the 64th installment of my blog, in which I don’t claim to be an expert, in fact, the opposite. I’m a new user of the AR platform and want to share my findings and experiences as I go through and build rifles, shoot guns, and be the Operations Manager at Tyrant Designs.

 

Shirts, underwear, origami, paper airplanes, full conceal Glocks. What do all of these have in common? You can fold them! If you're wondering why I threw Glocks in this category, it's because there is a folding Glock made to be more concealable. Whether you want my opinion or not, you're going to get it because it's my blog!

The folding Glock is not new news. It was introduced at Shot Show by a company named Full Conceal. There is a cut through the hand grip all the way through the trigger guard. They replaced the trigger guard with a hinging guard that will allow the firearm to fold in half. 2 different camps have emerged since it's debut. The first being the "that's stupid camp" and the other that praises it for being innovative. I'm kind of torn on how I feel about it.

I'm never one to jump on popular opinion. Whenever I find that my opinion is the same as the "masses", I always go over again what beliefs I hold on the subject and try and challenge them. You know the Glock fanboys will love anything Glock. But knocking companies making innovative products is not something I do.

It does have some negatives. The first being its price. It retails at $1000, which is about double what an original Glock costs. The second there are more parts that could potentially fail. The third, if it is your carry gun, your draw time would be impacted by having to unfold your weapon into a position to fire.

The positives. The size is great because it ends up folding into the size of a cell phone. It imprints the same way when concealed in a pant pocket. It also doesn't fire unless it's unfolded to its fire position.

All in all, I don't think the full conceal Glock is a substitute for your conceal carry piece. But I think the premise of it, combined with great integrity of its design, make for a cool firearm to keep in your collection. But if you're strapped for cash, this is probably not the wisest purchase you could make. 

 


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tom
tom

August 23, 2018

love it

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