Interesting true 1990 facts, continued

Day 6. 42 pages, 19,769 words.

So, this one struck me as interesting.

Did you know that it was only in 1992 that the New South Wales Police Force switched to using the glock? I bet you didn’t.

glock17

This is a glock 17, apparently. The NSW Police got glock 22s but they’re much the same if you don’t give a flying fuck about guns.

The important point is, before 1992, they used the Smith & Wesson “Victory” Model 10.

smith&wesson

See, now you have a cop with sideburns and bellbottoms.

1990. It was truly yesteryear.

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6 Responses to Interesting true 1990 facts, continued

  1. dreameling says:

    As much as I like the olde timey look of the Victory revolver — and it really is a classy piece, especially in the hands of the right-looking dude — I’d go with the Glock any day. It’s just so pretty and minimalist.

    The Beretta 92F was my go-to pistol for adolescent power fantasies for the longest time in the 80s and 90s, thanks to Hollywood (Martin Riggs and John McClane in particular).

    These days, though, I gotta say H&K and Sig Sauer probably make the best-looking pistols and rifles.

    Yes, I find firearms pretty. They’re cool tech.

  2. dreameling says:

    Oh, baby…


    I’ll be in my bunk.

  3. Laurence says:

    I also know very little about guns, however I do know that the numbers in early 20th century guns often referred to the year of design… Does this mean Aussie cops were using 80 year old pistols?

    • stchucky says:

      I have no idea, I’m just working off Wikipedia here. It wouldn’t surprise me at all though – I mean, it’s a dependable gun, so I suppose there needed to be a leap in technology (or a leap in what the criminals were also using) to prompt a change?

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