30 November 2016

Not Interchangeable

Wurds meen sumthing.

Interchangeable is compatible in both directions.

In the case of NYPD,
The gun, as designed, can hold 17-round magazines — two more than the Glock 19. But the NYPD had the manufacturer customize the Glock 17s to carry only 15 rounds so it would be consistent with the interchangeable Glock 19 magazine.

This phrasing got Tam all excited to see a Glock 17 slide on a Glock 19 frame, the Mythical Glock 19L.  She understands what interchangeable means because she's not a journalist!  Wait.  She is... because she gets paid to write... um...  Maybe it's the degree process that makes them forget there's this thing called a dictionary.

She discovered that they are not getting customized Glock 17's, they are getting customized Glock 17 magazines!  Customized to only hold 15 rounds.

Because a full capacity Glock 19 holds 15.

Just in case one of my French readers doesn't know...

The Glock 19 is a slightly shorter in length and height version of the Glock 17.  Making it less tall meant it lost two rounds of capacity against the parent gun.  But since all of the other dimensions remain the same, the Glock 17 magazines still work in a Glock 19; however the reverse is not true because the base-plate on the shorter Glock 19 magazine hits the mouth of the magazine well before it's seated and latched.

Thus not interchangeable.  The word they're looking for is compatible.  Glock 17 magazines are compatible with the Glock 19; but not vice versa.

Apparently the NYPD cannot... nope I don't have a clue.  I don't think I want to contract the madness required to begin to understand this.

Their officers seem to get it by the way they're ridiculing the idea.

A suggestion for the NYPD.  If you'd reverse your policy on selling guns to the unwashed citizenry you could offer to exchange one issue gun for another at nearly no department cost.

By the way, flatfoot, they're fucking you on that price too.  $525 for a new Glock 17 when the department gets them from Glock at less than $400 each wholesale under the blue label program?  Whose pocket is that lining?

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