Once upon a time, a GLOCK 17 was lost in a kayak accident. This is a true story, unlike the ‘boating accident jokes’ we hear about all the time.
Recently in the Facebook group GLOCK NATION, a user submitted a story and photos that show just how much a GLOCK handgun can handle and still function.
We have been given permission by the author to share his story and photos. Here’s the story that was shared, followed by the photos provided:
Happy Glocktober!… Just wanna share my 1st hand Glock reliability/durability experience. Lost from a kayaking accident, it sat in ocean floor until a fisherman snagged it nearly half a year later. Local PD did ballistics and successfully fired in the condition it was found. A detective came knocking on my door saying they found her. I’ve since cleaned the rust and muck, sand blasted, re coated, changed the trigger and firing pin spring and no issues whatsoever. This is why Glock is the standard and will always be my no.1 carry. This is my Glocktimony
All of the photos below detail his journey from receiving the firearm from the police station to the restoration of said firearm.
It’s pretty remarkable that the firearm was found in the first place, and made it back to the owner. For him to also be able to transform the pile of corrosion is also remarkable, as many of us do not possess the skills or patience to do so.
What’s your take? Do you have more confidence in GLOCK pistols after seeing this story and photos?