Although the Glock 28 isn’t new, it has been unavailable in the United States. Not because there is anything illegal about it. It’s not like the Glock 18 and is capable of full auto fire. The answer is actually kind of weird and a little ridiculous. Apparently, the little .380’s size and other attributes somehow ran afoul of the Gun Control Act of 1968 which established criteria for importing firearms. However, TALO Distributors broke through the red tape and are now able to offer the G28 here in the States.
The Glock 28 Gen 3 .380 Auto
Making for an easy transition, the G28 is similar in size and makeup to the G26 and G27. Featuring the familiar Glock polymer frame, the G28 remains lightweight, at 18.7 ounces unloaded and 24.16 ounces loaded. Chambered in .380 Auto, the pistol has a capacity of 10+1. However, optional 12-, 15-, and 17-round magazines are available.
With an overall length of 6.5 inches and height of 4.17 inches, it is easily concealable for comfortable daily carry. Featuring a 6.26-inch slide, the G28 offers a sight radius of 5.39 inches. The sights are standard Glock sights with a rear outline and front dot. Additionally, the rear of the slide includes the standard Glock cocking serrations for easy slide manipulation regardless of conditions.
Rounds are sent downrange via the standard Glock Safe Action trigger with a 5.5-pound trigger pull. The .380 projectile makes its way on target via a 3.43-inch barrel. Correspondingly, the small caliber is easy to control, even in the smaller framed pistol. As a result, it is ideal for personal defense and those who have a harder time with the power of larger calibers.
Production and availability of the Glock 28 are limited, and will begin sales this month. However, more G28s will continue to arrive at TALO member distributors over the next few months.
As mentioned, although the Glock 28 has been available in other markets in the world, this is the first time it is available here in the United States. Manufactured in Smyrna, Georgia, the G28 is no longer subject to import law, making it possible to purchase here. This was a very smart move on the part of TALO Distributors.
You don’t have to be a Glock fan to appreciate the availability of the G28 for the first time in the United States. There was no legal reason for it to be unavailable here. It was just another victim of gun control bureaucracy, and it is good to see it overcome the nonsense.
The Glock 28 Gen 3 is available now with an MSRP of $599.00. For more info, please visit TALOInc.com.
Glock 28 Gen 3 Specs
Caliber: 380 Auto
Barrel Length: 3.43 inches
System: Safe Action
Weight w/o Magazine: 18.7 ounces
Weight w/ Loaded Magazine: 24.16 ounces
Trigger Pull: 5.5 pounds
Overall Length: 6.5 inches
Slide Length: 6.26 inches
Overall Width: 1.26 inches
Height Including Magazine: 4.17 inches
Sight Radius: 5.39 inches