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Glock Hand Gun Blowouts and Damaged Casings Class Action

Guns are certainly dangerous, but they are not expected to be dangerous to the user. This class action bring suit against Glock, Inc., Glock Ges.m.b.H, and a number of unknown parties because of something the complaint calls an “unsupported chamber defect.” This defect can cause a “blow out” and damage casings, making them dangerous or impossible to reuse.

The Nationwide Class for this action is all current and former owners of a class gun bought in the fifty US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and any other US territory or possession. Also proposed is a California Subclass, for those who bought their class guns in California.

The class guns are branded, semi-automatic hand guns with a similar chamber design and length of feed ramp, including the following:

  • Models 22, 22 Gen 4
  • Models 23, 23 Gen 4
  • Model 24
  • Models 27, 27 Gen 4
  • Models 35, 35 Gen 4, 35 Gen 4 MOS
  • Models 22 cut, 22 P
  • Models 23 cut, 23 P,
  • Models 21 Gen 4, 21 SF
  • Models 30 Gen 4, 30s, 30 SF
  • Model 36
  • Model 41s Gen 4, 41 Gen 4 MOS
  • Models 37, 38, 39
  • Models 20 Gen 4, 20 SF
  • Models 29 Gen 4, 29 SF
  • Model 40 Gen 4 MOS

According to the complaint, the problem with the guns is that the feed ramp “is too long and goes into the chamber.” This allegedly causes a lack of support for the round or casing. When the shooter fires a round, the force of it puts “unreasonable pressures upon the round/casing in the 6 o’clock position…”

This creates two potential results. One is that it “creates a ‘blow out’ or a ‘Kaboom’ which is a dangerous situation that causes the round/casing to separate and dislodge a piece of the casing at the 6 o’clock position.”

The other is that it damages the casing, creating what the complaint calls the “Glock Smile” or “Glock Bulge.” This makes the casings either impossible to reload and reuse or dangerous when reused. Gun owners therefore lose the value of the casings, making ammunition much more expensive.

The complaint claims that Glock represents its firearms as safe for use, saying that the “reputation of the Class Guns, developed by Glock over the years, is that they will reliably fire any type of correct caliber round.”

The counts include negligence, strict product liability, and breaches of warranties, among other things.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Consumer

Most Recent Case Event

Glock Hand Gun Blowouts and Damaged Casings Complaint

December 11, 2020

Guns are certainly dangerous, but they are not expected to be dangerous to the user. This class action bring suit against Glock, Inc., Glock Ges.m.b.H, and a number of unknown parties because of something the complaint calls an “unsupported chamber defect.” This defect can cause a “blow out” and damage casings, making them dangerous or impossible to reuse.

Glock Hand Gun Blowouts and Damaged Casings Complaint

Case Event History

Glock Hand Gun Blowouts and Damaged Casings Complaint

December 11, 2020

Guns are certainly dangerous, but they are not expected to be dangerous to the user. This class action bring suit against Glock, Inc., Glock Ges.m.b.H, and a number of unknown parties because of something the complaint calls an “unsupported chamber defect.” This defect can cause a “blow out” and damage casings, making them dangerous or impossible to reuse.

Glock Hand Gun Blowouts and Damaged Casings Complaint
Tags: Danger of Gun "Blow-Out", Firearms, Gun