New Glock 17Ms Recalled Because the Slides Fell Off
Russ Chastain 08.20.16
Oh lawdy. Bad news for Glock fans. Turns out, the brand-new Glock 17M “duty pistol” that was recently rolled out to one law enforcement agency (Indianapolis Metro Police Department) has already been reportedly recalled by the Department–because the slides fell off!
Yeah, it seems that dry-firing them actually caused the slides to come loose and fall off “due to a potential issue with the recoil spring assembly and/or the slide lock.”
Once all the recalled pistols are back in IMPD’s hands, they will be sent back to Glock so that they may find a solution to the problems the new Glock variant is experiencing. At this time there is no indication as to how long the new duty weapons will be out of service for repairs.
Seems like something this blatant should have been caught by Glock in the design phase, but that’s how it goes sometimes.
Personally, I never could like a Glock. Aside from silly things like this, the grip angle is all wrong for me, and when I point a Glock in a way that feels natural, the muzzle is always too high.That doesn’t happen with most other pistols.
Are you a Glock fan? How do you feel about this low-key rollout and almost-instant recall?