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Is Glock ever gonna branch out?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by adamsredlines, Mar 12, 2021.

  1. SoonerP226

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    Heck, they already made knives; what more do you want?
     
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    Will the design ever evolve beyond their tupperware roots?
     
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    Agreed, and while you do see sub guns within LEO hands on the occasion, the military has completely moved away from pistol caliber sub guns. No point when you can just run a rifle caliber chopped off rifle. Most pistol caliber sub machine guns are still running on 30-40 year old designs. I doubt we’ll see much in the way of demand for new Pistol caliber carbines outside of civilian consumers, which reduces the likelihood of glock making one.
     
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    A 10mm or 45 ACP Sub would be amazing for close quarters. I'm surprised we don't see them used more often. 556 Sub is just as lethal and the same size though.
     
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    True, and they have been used. I just feel like with advances in ammunition (like frangible or fragmenting 556 ammo) it degrades the point of pistol caliber sub guns. Ammo costs are also something to consider when comparing the two.

    Take an MP5, with an OAL of 19ish inches. Its great, you can use it to great effect indoors, but once you need to be using it for something other than kicking doors, its greatly upstaged by the much cheaper, more accurate AR with a 7 inch barrel, which is only 5-8 inches longer. I feel that submachine guns are one trick ponies.

    I just want a 10mm lever gun one of these days. I'll call it my cowboy smg.
     
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    It's not just the performance of the firearm--it's also the logistics. If you use an SBR M16 variant instead of an SMG, that's one less weapons system you have to train soldiers to use and armorers to maintain, not to mention that it (mostly) uses the same parts and ammo as your main battle rifle. In effect, you get a harder-hitting round and more efficiency in your training and logistics, which is one of those rare win-win scenarios.
     
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    Yeap! The DoD has been very vocal about their desire for small arms modularity.
     
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    They're in business for profit (like any other legit business).

    Given the market they've garnered, I wouldn't change anything either.
    :drunk2:
     
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    Make more models? They can't keep their distributors stocked now. They can't find the time to update the 10mm and .45 models to Gen 5. Why add to everybody's misery?
     
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    A Glock is a Glock. I've seen this question before and I just don't get it. S&W makes revolvers that really haven't changed in decades. The glock is a simple, dependable work horse. So, no. Me thinks that Glock will be produced pretty much same as it always has and other gun companies can keep basing their gun on the Glock.
     
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