What’s the Problem?
According to the class action lawsuit, Glock pistols are unreasonably dangerous and people have been seriously injured by the defect, but Glock has failed to warn of this risk, fix the issue, or recall the firearms.
The Glock pistol defect affects:
- .40 caliber Glock handguns
- .45 caliber Glock handguns
- 10 millimeter Glock handguns
Note: Other Glock pistols may also have an unsupported chamber and experience a blowout when fired.
These pistols are fitted with a feed ramp that is too long, according to the class action. The feed ramp enters the chamber, which causes a lack of chamber support for the ammunition, causing the fired round to exert unreasonable pressure on the round that is in the 6 o’clock position, resulting in a “Kaboom” or “blowout.” Glock did not warn customers of this design, the complaint states.
Despite multiple reports that this pistol design has caused severe injuries, even when the firearm is being used as intended, Glock continues to market its handguns as “safe for use” and does not warn customers of the defective design, according to the lawsuit.
Have Any Other Lawsuits Been Filed?
In 2017, a Massachusetts man who claims he was injured after firing a Glock handgun filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer. Plaintiff claimed the gun exploded when he fired it, knocking him to the ground. He allegedly suffered a leg injury and hearing loss when shrapnel hit his face and body.
Do I Have a Glock Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Glock lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a Glock firearm, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.