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Spartan198 08-15-2017 03:38 PM

So ... what's wrong with .380 ACP?
In the BATF's eyes, I mean, not the caliber itself. The Glock pistol page mentions several variants in .380 which can't be imported. So what's the BATF's issue with .380 ACP?

commando552 08-15-2017 06:08 PM

It is to do with the Gun Control Act of 1968. The purpose of this was to restrict the importation of non "sporting" weapons into the US so they came up with a system whereby a pistol was awarded points based on a number of criteria and it needed a certain number of points to allow importation. With this system, less points were awarded for .380 rather than 9x19 and above as .380 ACP is deemed to have less of s "sporting purpose", so the .380 Glocks did not pass the test. Actually, the vast majority of Glocks would fail the test so they are actually imported with stuff like adjustable sights (more "sporting purpose" so more points than fixed sights) and have the sights swapped over in the US.

AdAstra2009 09-03-2017 08:41 PM

It's considered a characteristic of "Saturday Night Specials" which is considered a bad thing in the eyes of the Government/anti gun crowd

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