The world of American firearms can often be a bit wacky, usually thanks to the bizarre legislative battles that revolve around our revolvers. (And shotguns and rifles and everything else).
But, every now and then, we find ourselves staring down the barrel of something decidedly stranger than even the most ardent liberal attempting to circumnavigate the 2nd Amendment. In this case, it’s a folding handgun from Glock.
The famed firearms brand has become, in many ways, one of the more standard producers on the planet with a number of highly respected products being sold by the thousands around America. Now, however, Glock is sending their latest wacky sidepiece to stores, and it has gun enthusiasts scratching their heads.
A folding Glock. Check out the video below to see what we mean by “folding”.
As you can see, we really meant FOLDING.
The purpose here, according to Glock, is to make the firearm far more concealable than your average handgun. The critics aren’t necessarily convinced of the weapon’s necessity, however,
“So the other question is why bother, when there are plenty of pocket-sized pistols out there that don’t need to be folded up to be concealable. Very true.
“Again, the fact that the gun folds into a rectangle and does not require a holster to carry safely means it can be carried in more off-the-body situations while remaining safe. Additionally, you get a compact package, that doesn’t print like a handgun but more like a smartphone, allowing it to be carried in a coat pocket or a cargo pant pocket discretely and safely. Additionally, the M3 also has a full-sized magazine, even if it does extend well below the grip when the gun is deployed.
“Will it require a little training to be fast enough for defense? Certainly. But so does drawing a handgun from a concealed holster.
“This is just another of many carry options out there that could be ideal for some people and some situations.”
For many, the additional time needed to make the weapon ready to fire completely negates the ability to conceal this gimmicky Glock.
With these weapons currently shipping to a FFL near you, there is still some time left before we can call the Glock gamble a failure or a success.
How about you, dear reader? Would you be willing to consider a folding firearm?