Yup LD, the coverup's already underway. Jesse blew the lid off of it and now the British spooks are rapidly trying to destroy the evidence. Jesse, you could be in danger, 007 might be bangin on your door any minute now. I can imagine the simple act of physically having one of those black plastic devil machines within the UK has got 'em boarding up the windows and calling out the guard. They sure as heck don't want the rest of the world to know that somehow their antigun laws have been breached and the country's in danger. After going through all the trouble to steal all the guns from law abiding citizens now someone has the audacity to show up with a GLOCK! God save the Queen!
MOST TERRIFYING GUN IN THE WORLD SEIZED Jan 26 2004
By Gary Jones
THE first fully automatic handgun to surface in the UK - capable of firing 1,100 rounds a minute - has been seized in a police raid.
It is a Glock 18, banned from sale in the US and described as a "monster of a weapon" that fires bullets with the intensity of a high- pressure water hose.
The ultra-light, Austrian-made gun was discovered in a swoop on the home of a suspected Yardie gangster. Scotland Yard has issued a nationwide alert as they try to find the owner and establish how the weapon got into Britain.
A Met firearms expert said: "It's extremely worrying that such a weapon is here. I can't stress enough just how dangerous this gun is.
"If it was fired on the streets of London by someone unused to its immense firing capability, there could be a massacre.
"Why even a criminal would want to own such a gun is beyond me. It would probably bethe ultimate in gun status-symbols." The Yard has warned front-line officers about the discovery, which followed a a raid on a residential address in Norwood, South East London.
A force internal report said: "This is the first weapon of its kind to be seized in the UK. It is not issued to any agencies in the UK and is believed to have been imported from the US."
The report said the Glock can fire "armour-piercing ammunition". It has a compensation device to keep it straight during firing.
SAS officers use the gun in combat with a 19-round magazine. Israeli security forces and Germany's GSG-9 anti-terror unit also carry it.
British armed police use the semi-automatic Glock 17, also a favourite with criminals.
America banned its import in 1986. US arms expert Walt Rauch said: "Shooting the G18 full-auto is just like turning on a high-pressure hose,"
Det Insp Martin Ward said: "This is something of a monster of a weapon. We are appealing for anyone to come forward in the strictest confidence with information."
Any LEOs who have fired it please correct me if I'm wrong, but I had the impression it was miserable to shoot.
And sure, they first blame the US, not all the smuggling in their region. I didn't think it ever really caught on in the US. If it were imported even before 86, it would have still been LE only because post '68 imported NFA weapons are LE only.
Glock has a policy of only selling it to government agencies..I've been to Glock's American corporate headquarters and heard them being testfired..I never got to see it because they don't let the general public get that close to their test firing range
they do exist here and they are ported. the gun stays flat and level during firing- just point the pistol and squeeze the trigger. a 17 rnd mag would be all but useless, as it will be empty on the 2nd or 3rd burst- with the f/a glocks you need the big mag.
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