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    Glock VS XD Underwater?

    A friend of mine stated a Glock will shoot underwater.. Is this true and if so does the XD do this as well? Just wondering.

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    XD will perform similarly. There's no good reason to do so and the gun will likely not cycle properly for the follow-up shot but squeezing off one round underwater should work fine. I really don't like treating my piece that way, though...

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    Me either, He is a glock guy tho and that was his one-up on me getting the XD instead of a glock. So, just so that I can out knowledge him this weekend. The glock will only fire once underwater? It's not like they are water proof or anything. It probably also depends on the rounds you have in right? Thanks guys.

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    Let him demonstrate it first..............................stand WAY back when he does. If he's got the nards or other verifiable evidence to prove him claim. Otherwise it holds less cred than smack talk, it's just talk.

    I wouldn't do it with any of mine, much less think of a scenario that I would ever consider HAVING to do so.............EVER. I can shoot my SiG's in an upright manner, can he shoot his Glocks without canting them 90 degrees?

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    If you decide to do it, post some before and after pictures.

    It will likely blow the gun up, or at least damage it significantly. Guns don't like to be fired with obstructed barrels, even if the only obstruction is water.

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    1911's will fire under water also. Saw it in TV several times. No bigee.

    Now have him explain what practical purpose that fulfills.

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    CRAP!! Look what I found...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ectL2...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGxrX...eature=related

    And many more. I saw some beretta clips too but no XDs... Someone do it so I can boast back that it works. I thought it was total BS when I started this. I just got off the phone with him and he was all glocky-malocky about it shooting underwater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    1911's will fire under water also. Saw it in TV several times. No bigee.

    Now have him explain what practical purpose that fulfills.
    At this point it's for bragging rights. He likes to be the man with the best stuff. I told him I was getting a Glock "Stomper" friday. I told him not to hate on me... LOL! He was like, but does it shoot underwater???
    Last edited by bruce333; 03-24-2009 at 07:28 PM. Reason: watch your language

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    DON'T DO IT. There's all sorts of horrible things that can go wrong. First, if there is any air left in the weapon when it's fired underwater, or if you try to fire a hollowpoint, you can count on an explosive failure. Second, if the shooter is submerged as well, the sound of the gun firing is far louder underwater, and can cause hearing damage.

    The Glock FAQ has some info on it here.

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    The proper put down for someone like that is to simply out shoot him with your XD. Then tell him he might as well throw his Glock Block in the river where it can swim out it's life in shame.


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    Picking my XD9 up friday (morning i hope) and then my friend and I plus one more are going to hit the range. I believe they both are a little glocky so I will be curious to see how I fair against 2 shooters witha bit more experience than I. If I out do the 2 of them trust me, they will never live it down. Cant wait. I took the day off for this blessed occasion. Ill let you all know how I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg333 View Post
    DON'T DO IT. There's all sorts of horrible things that can go wrong. First, if there is any air left in the weapon when it's fired underwater, or if you try to fire a hollowpoint, you can count on an explosive failure. Second, if the shooter is submerged as well, the sound of the gun firing is far louder underwater, and can cause hearing damage.

    The Glock FAQ has some info on it here.

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    Good info on there. Pretty much said there are 2 models that shoot submerged (the 17 and 26 i believe) and they need a little upgrading to do so. Plus a certain round.

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    What a useless feature. Saying my gun can shoot underwater and yours cant is like saying my TV remote can work underwater. There is no valid reason for doing this.

    The reason nobody has tried this with a springfield is obvios that springfield owners care far too much for their firearms to put them underwater to have a slight advantage over a glock.

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    Mythbusters shot several rounds of several different calibers INTO water (barrel was not in the water). Anyway, the rounds pretty much all disintegrated almost into dust. A more practical test I would think is dunking the gun in water, then taking it out and firing. Not something I plan on doing, though. Just get a squirt gun if you're worried about guns and water You're going to love your XD

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    I think anyone who plans to have to shoot their gun underwater has seen one too many action movies.

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    Would come in handy for all those times when you're SCUBA diving with your CCW and you have to take out a shark, or maybe even a sea-monster. I'm pretty sure those situations happen all the time. LOL!

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    The Glock site said that that was one of the uses for underwater shooting... To kill sharks in some areas. LOL!! No sharks in this area sept pool sharks and I dont try to mess with hustlers nor would I shoot at any. Well maybe if they broke into my house I would put a 9 in their corner pocket. One more day and its on baby...

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    I imagine your ears would suffer a pretty severe compression wave if submerged while firing. Besides, there's probably less than .000000001% chance of ever needing to fire underwater, aside from the "my peepee is bigger than your" argument.


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    Quote Originally Posted by XD Sub-Compact View Post
    The Glock site said that that was one of the uses for underwater shooting... To kill sharks in some areas.
    You got a link to that? I was just on the Glock site and can't find them referencing underwater shooting anywhere.

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    Here - http://www.glockfaq.com/generalinfo.htm#h2o

    This was were I was reading all about this subject. It was posted a few back but this is a direct link. Not the ACTUAL Glock site but an FAQ.

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