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12-22-2004, 22:53
Can somebody tell me when Glock 9mm were made available in the United States?

Reason I ask: I'm reading The Last Juror by Grisham. In it, Harry Rex Vonner (remember Harry Rex, the divorce attorney from A Time to Kill?) shoots a Glock 9mm.

Now, I don't own a glock, and am personally a Sig/S&W man, but the book is for the most part set in 1970-1971. Did Grisham not do his homework?? What are the odds that a redneck in Mississippi (my beloved State) have a Glock in 1970. The company was founded in Austria, 1963, if I am not mistaken. Thoughts?

12-22-2004, 23:15
They were pretty much unheard of until the g17 started becoming popular with police forces in the early to mid 80's.

12-22-2004, 23:26
1970? No way. He didn't make any guns until 1980 or so. Didn't get into the US until the late 80s.

Glenn E. Meyer
12-23-2004, 10:46
Glock 78 - made in 2113. 9mm gun that travels back in time and shoots your opponents' ancestors, thus altering time and space.

Currently, Charles Schumer the XII is trying to ban them after one was used to stop the 11th Gulf War by shooting President Hillary Kerry-Bush (a clone of past politicians amalgamated together to produce the ultimate American President).

I'm always amazed how big name writers are gun idiots. It would take a gun expert an hour to check the gun facts and they probably would do it for $500.

12-23-2004, 14:38
You all are confirming my thoughts, I'm no expert, but honestly, if Grisham would have called I would have told him a govt model 1911 sounds more realistic. Also, I found out Glock was started around 1963 by going to

01-17-2005, 10:14
Hey! I just finished that book. Thought it was great, missed the part about the Glock though. I haven't read much Grisham, I enjoyed it a lot.