It's not Geneva Conventions. The gun don't score enough points on a ATF checklist due to the round. I wish anyone luck in finding many 380s that are imported. They just don't score enough points on the list.After your post I looked for it and found that people say that it is illegal for civilian import for geneva convention reasons. Dont know if this is true but I camt find one for sale on line but I only looked for like 5 min
Ahhh, that is what I was going to try to look for thanks Don. Do you by chance know the minimum score for import? I can't seem to remember off the top of my head. At this point any number I threw out there would be a guess.
Changes and features made to Glocks to comply with the BATF rules:
- all models are imported with a cheap click-adjustable rear sight that is replaced at the factory with the stock sight
- target (grooved) trigger added to compacts & subcompacts
- target grips added to all models (required for the subcompacts)
- due to their caliber, .380 autos (G25 & G28) do not score enough points to be imported
LE can get them but like you already stated I see no reason too. I know I could get one if I wanted to do the paperwork but why? Outside of posting a picture of it and saying Lookie what I have. Not for methe glock 25 is the compact size .380, and the glock 28 is he subcompact .380 (same size as the 19/26). they are made for markets where military calibers are illegal for civilians to posses (like in brazil & italy for example)
they are also delayed blowback operated, rather than recoil operated, like other glocks. this means they recoil as much, if not more than 9mm glocks. not to mention, they fire a weaker round than than the 9mm glocks despite being the same exact size. they don't have enough importation points to be imported in to america.
there is no valid reason for someone in america to want to own one, except maybe for collection purposes lol
i have heard of a few people that own them in america, but i'm not sure how that would happen considering the import restrictions.