It looks like the new Glock 17M pistols are already experiencing some teething problems with the design changes. There are reports that Indianapolis Metro Police Department has halted issuing the new duty pistol due to problems during dry fire training. The recall comes after the pistols were supposed to be issued on July 31st, but delayed till August 15th due to unknown problems.It seems as if the slides fall off:
"... that the slides were falling off during dry fire training... "(Especially disconcerting if you're a LEO and this is your new issue weapon.)
And the Indy Police discovered this "Teething Problems"during "Dry Fire Training"?
I've got a couple of questions about this. But I'm a 1911 guy, so naturally I'm biased (full disclosure) against other designs. My questions are:
- GLOCK can fix this within two weeks? A basic design flaw?
- Shouldn't this have been obvious during prototype testing?
- Glock Engineers DO test prototypes before beginning a production run, don't they?
- Did Glock "rush to production" before the new design was tested, just to fill an early order?