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lunde
03-07-2007, 6:03 AM
I was given a unique opportunity to photograph the Glock 18C yesterday, which is the select-fire version of the Glock 17 with unique barrel porting. I also took some photos of its guts.

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-left-full.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-light-laser.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-right-full.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-33mag.jpg

lunde
03-07-2007, 6:03 AM
Here are the ports:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-ports-1.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-ports-2.jpg

Here is some external cuts to reduce slide masss:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-light.jpg

Here is its unique trigger bar:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-trigger-bar.jpg

Also note how the slide rails are set higher than usual Glocks. The slide is similarly cut. This prevents the Glock 17 slide/frame to be interchanged.

lunde
03-07-2007, 6:04 AM
Finally, here are some on/off photos of its selector switch, inside and out:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-selector-off.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-selector-off-in.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-selector-on.jpg

http://lundestudio.com/photos/g18c-selector-on-in.jpg

desertram800
03-07-2007, 6:10 AM
beautiful pics! Great photo quality! I want that pistol!!! hahah!

Shenaniguns
03-07-2007, 6:21 AM
:eek: Do you mind if I use that for my Avatar????? Damn nice pics!!!

QuarterBoreGunner
03-07-2007, 7:10 AM
Nice pics; but the first question that springs to my mind is...
How? Where? Did you finally perfect your Tardis and travel to a place where the G18 is sold openly?

Powersauce
03-07-2007, 7:13 AM
Very Nice!!!
I hope you get the opportunity to fire it.

Great Job on photography...

Stanze
03-07-2007, 7:14 AM
Awesome pics as usual!!! Thanks for sharing!:cool:

Here's an excellent write up from the U.K. about a collector's deactivated GLOCK 18 I found really interesting.

http://www.cybershooters.org/dgca/prod01.htm

lunde
03-07-2007, 9:39 AM
QuarterBoreGunner, you wrote:...but the first question that springs to my mind is...
How? Where?The G18C, of course, is not mine. I was simply given the opportunity to photograph one, and I took full advantage of it. Of course, I'd also like to fire one some day.

formerTexan
03-07-2007, 10:28 AM
take a look at a full-auto glock in action, with the "verboten" shoulder stock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBjUDCyDCuI&NR

naimad
03-07-2007, 10:31 AM
nice pics hopefully you got a chnace to fire it :D

cho034442
03-07-2007, 10:37 AM
Well, I used to own one, airsoft version (gas operated) :p
Thanks for the detail pictures.

PistolPete75
03-07-2007, 11:16 AM
that is one bad axx motha fxcker.

QuarterBoreGunner
03-07-2007, 11:34 AM
Of course, I'd also like to fire one some day.
I had the opportunity to put one through it paces while I handling LE NFA sales with National Shooting Club, back in the 90's. Fun, though the Glock LE rep had us load is up with only five rounds to begin with. Very high cyclic rate and it climbs like a cat up a tree.

I think it may have been an earlier rev, as I don't recall the slide lightening cuts.

adiksaputok
03-07-2007, 1:49 PM
wow that is 1 nice looking G, now i change my mind about G17. too bad we cannot own G18 anymore. nice pics......so clear

-DK-
03-07-2007, 1:53 PM
That's a hot gun!!!

cgmoe
03-07-2007, 4:03 PM
Great pics Lunde!

I had never seen close up pics of a G18c before

grammaton76
03-07-2007, 4:11 PM
I shall preface this with a true statement: I personally hate Glocks. Never found one that I like the feel of, and Glockophiles frequently rub me the wrong way by bashing every other pistol on the planet because it isn't a Glock. When, basically every pistol on the planet other than the Walther P-99 is more ergonomic to me than a Glock. The one and only Glock I've handled that I actually liked the feel of, was a highly customized match gun with a Caspian slide and a bunch of grip alterations.

That previous statement should make it plain that I do not write my next words lightly: I want that Glock!

HeHateMe
03-07-2007, 5:41 PM
It's got da switch.

lunde
03-07-2007, 5:47 PM
HeHateMe, you wrote:It's got da switch.It's the happy switch. :D

Stanze
03-07-2007, 5:56 PM
I shall preface this with a true statement: I personally hate Glocks. Never found one that I like the feel of, and Glockophiles frequently rub me the wrong way by bashing every other pistol on the planet because it isn't a Glock. When, basically every pistol on the planet other than the Walther P-99 is more ergonomic to me than a Glock. The one and only Glock I've handled that I actually liked the feel of, was a highly customized match gun with a Caspian slide and a bunch of grip alterations.

That previous statement should make it plain that I do not write my next words lightly: I want that Glock!

Lots of companies, gun laws and people are starting to dog pile on the GLOCK pistol trying to take their HUGE market share, but the facts remain. Plenty of people hoarded standard cap mags before the ban and can enjoy 10+ goodness. And, in a S.H.T.F. situation how many of these "GLOCK Killer" pistols can accommodate a 33 round mag, shoulder stock and select fire capability with a slide back plate mod? Plus, holster, accessories and spare parts are easy to obtain from and for the GLOCK.

grammaton76
03-07-2007, 6:01 PM
Lots of companies, gun laws and people are starting to dog pile on the GLOCK pistol trying to take their HUGE market share, but the facts remain. Plenty of people hoarded standard cap mags before the ban and can enjoy 10+ goodness.

Eh, that's nice and all. I don't generally express my opinions on Glocks, but simply stating that I actually wanted this one, without the preceding statement, didn't convey just how cool I consider this specific pistol. :p

I've got 10+ goodness with my CZ-75 and Para P-14...

And, in a S.H.T.F. situation how many of these "GLOCK Killer" pistols can accommodate a 33 round mag, shoulder stock and select fire capability with a slide back plate mod? Plus, holster, accessories and spare parts are easy to obtain from and for the GLOCK.

Two words: AK pistol. ;) Not quite as concealable, but a lot more firepower.

Turbinator
03-07-2007, 9:11 PM
So, whose Glock 18c is it, anyway?

Turby

Teletiger7
03-07-2007, 11:14 PM
Nice pics! That G18c is beautiful. IIRC think it has a higher cyclic rate than most sub machine guns. It's the perfect light weight, concealable machine pistol.

Andrew LB
03-08-2007, 1:00 AM
I remember watching Mail Call and seeing how much effort R. Lee Ermey had to put into keeping the full auto glock with a 30 round mag on target. I wonder how common such pistols are in special forces and other various circles where one can be obtained. I would guess quite low since on full auto you're out of rounds in like 4 seconds. hmm.... still sweet tho. i'd love to shoot one.

Pablo
03-08-2007, 1:57 AM
The 18C is one of my dream guns... It was really nice to handle one at the '05 Shotshow. I still like Beretta's 93R a little bit more.

BTW, those are the best pictures I have seen of the G18C. You're a great Photographer!

http://www.hunt101.com/img/359564.JPG (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=359564&c=500&z=1)

lunde
03-08-2007, 4:28 AM
Turbinator, you wrote:So, whose Glock 18c is it, anyway?I believe that it belongs to Glock, Incrporated.

Powersauce
03-08-2007, 5:39 AM
Very high cyclic rate and it climbs like a cat up a tree.
.Yea it does...I've had the opportunity to fire one as well...had to stop halfway through the mag to stay somewhat on target.

permanent_45
03-08-2007, 9:56 AM
Lots of companies, gun laws and people are starting to dog pile on the GLOCK pistol trying to take their HUGE market share, but the facts remain. Plenty of people hoarded standard cap mags before the ban and can enjoy 10+ goodness. And, in a S.H.T.F. situation how many of these "GLOCK Killer" pistols can accommodate a 33 round mag, shoulder stock and select fire capability with a slide back plate mod? Plus, holster, accessories and spare parts are easy to obtain from and for the GLOCK.

I have found that with Glocks you love em or you hate em. I my self have a G19, G23 and G22. So i guess it's safe to say that I love em. I do however understand why it is some people hate em. Its a no frills work horse. kind of like the old army jeep. Its not the most comfortable gun in the world but it works. the price is good and I know that when I need it it will work. Will I win a bunch of competitions with a stock Glock? I think NOT, but how many out of the box stock guns can you do that with? I think it's all up to the person. Like what you like, Hate what you hate. It's your gun.

Turbinator
03-08-2007, 11:48 AM
Turbinator, you wrote:I believe that it belongs to Glock, Incrporated.

Hmmm! So then there's more of a story here - perhaps you met with a sales rep who brought it over to your studio?

Somehow, here in CA, you got your hands on a Glock 18C presumably without breaking any laws. Not easy to do! Curious what the full story is here?

Turby

QuarterBoreGunner
03-08-2007, 12:56 PM
perhaps you met with a sales rep who brought it over to your studio?...Somehow, here in CA, you got your hands on a Glock 18C...

Heh...and Ken being a studiously lawful individual, probably never even touched it.

"Can you move it a little to the left...a little more... a little more.... too far."

Teletiger7
03-08-2007, 1:39 PM
I have found that with Glocks you love em or you hate em. I my self have a G19, G23 and G22. So i guess it's safe to say that I love em. I do however understand why it is some people hate em. Its a no frills work horse. kind of like the old army jeep. Its not the most comfortable gun in the world but it works. the price is good and I know that when I need it it will work. Will I win a bunch of competitions with a stock Glock? I think NOT, but how many out of the box stock guns can you do that with? I think it's all up to the person. Like what you like, Hate what you hate. It's your gun.

There many Glocks in production division IPSC and IDPA competitions and I have seen plenty of MODIFIED Glocks in the competition circuit.

shonc99
03-09-2007, 11:21 AM
At the 06 SAR show there was one for sale IIRC $18,000!! :eek: It had a stock, which would almost be mandatory to keep it on target. There were just a FEW select fire models imported before May 86 and no one seems to know for sure just how many.

I too am not a glock person but would be for the glock 18. :D

Pablo
03-09-2007, 2:46 PM
At the 06 SAR show there was one for sale IIRC $18,000!! :eek: It had a stock, which would almost be mandatory to keep it on target. There were just a FEW select fire models imported before May 86 and no one seems to know for sure just how many.

I too am not a glock person but would be for the glock 18. :D

That's actually pretty cheap compared with the Beretta 93R. IIRC they were trying to sell one for over $100K at sturm. :eek:

gose
03-09-2007, 3:08 PM
That's actually pretty cheap compared with the Beretta 93R. IIRC they were trying to sell one for over $100K at sturm. :eek:

Yeah, $18k actually sounds pretty cheap compared to other full-auto guns.

Super_tactical
04-03-2007, 1:30 PM
I have found that with Glocks you love em or you hate em.......


I don't love them or hate them. I have a G26 and the jury's still out. I still don't know if I like it or not!!:p