So im flipping through the Glock catolog and holly cow there is a 380 glock. The Glock 28. Why in the world havent I heard of this thing? This ought to be as big as the ruger LCP!
Well here is the scoop: (I copied this )
The Glock 25 and 28 (.380 ACP) do not qualify for import, because they do not score enough "points" on the ATF's arbitrary system.
In order to be eligible for import, a gun must score at least 75 points, based on the following criteria:
Length: 1 point for each 1/4 inch over 6 inches.
Forged steel frame: 15 points
Forged HTS alloy frame: 20 points
Unloaded weight (w/mag): 1 point per ounce.
.22 short or .25 auto: 0 points
.22 LR and 7.65 mm to .380 auto: 3 points
9mm parabellum and over: 10 points
Locked breech mechanism: 5 points
Loaded chamber indicator: 5 points
Grip safety: 3 points
Magazine safety: 5 points
Firing pin block or lock: 10 points
External hammer: 2 points
Double action: 10 points
Drift adjustable target sight: 5 points
Click adjustable target sight: 10 points
Target grips: 5 points
Target trigger: 2 points.
I dont understand this system at all. So a gun like the LCP is fine to make in country but not to import? What does it matter if they are made here or not?
And then look at there criteria. Target grips? who makes that call? Why would a gun get less points for smaller calibers?