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Glock GTL 21 Gebroken

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by Autonym, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Autonym

    Autonym Chahalem Mountain Area, Oregon New Member

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    So I picked up a Glock 19 and a GTL-21 from The Gun Broker in Tigard for my birthday about a year and a half ago.

    I liked the light, but the laser was pretty weak - I really couldn't see it that far away unless it was mostly dark - it seemed like I'd just bought a $250 cat toy.

    To make matters worse, I discovered how few people make holsters that accommodate the dang things.

    So, needless to say, I didn't use it much. I ran maybe 50 rounds with it on and then mostly left it in the drawer. I'd attach it to the G19 when I wasn't carrying, just to have it handy in case of a break-in or whatnot.

    So the rain's coming, and I figured this is as about as warm and dry as it's going to be for a bit - good time to pop off a few rounds off the back deck.

    The GTL-21 is on it, and I figure, why not just leave it on.

    I go through my first magazine, Cali-loaded to 10 rounds, without trouble.

    On the 9th round of my second magazine, I have a sense of something falling away from my hands. I stop and take a look.

    The damn laser/blub assembly has fallen off the front of the gun! The battery pack is still firmly attached, but I see a flat ribbon cable torn in half hanging out of the pack, and I see the light/lens/laser part on the ground 10 feet down.

    After retrieving the part, it looks to me like the glue holding the light assembly to the battery pack failed. There's no broken plastic, just an impression where the glue was holding.

    Has anyone else heard of this problem?

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  2. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Buy a surefire next time and call the makers of that light, I've punched out windows with a surefire x300 that gtl really looks cheap
     
  3. Autonym

    Autonym Chahalem Mountain Area, Oregon New Member

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    I called the Gun Broker and talked to Steve, he said to bring it in, and they'll send it back for me.

    It's Glock-made, so they are the "makers of that light". I guess they should stick to making pistols, eh?
     
  4. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I know he doesn't carry surefires but the next time your there check out the insight m6x and if you get on glocktalk.com you can read other mishaps of the gtl.