By Bob Owens
U.S. Customs & Border Patrol officials have seized more than $2 million dollars of fake Glock magazines in 591 shipping cartons in Savannah, Georgia.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Savannah Port of Entry inspected a container of manifested firearm magazines and discovered 591 cartons of pistol magazines bearing the Glock trademark.
The importation of the magazines with the Glock trademark on the packaging was found to be unauthorized and in violation of the registered trademark, said Mark Varga, CBP spokesman.
The company was given the opportunity to make alterations. However, alterations were not completed and the shipment was seized for violation of the Glock trademark.
The pistol magazines have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $2.1 million.
Counterfeiting is a significant problem in many industries, and it’s no different when it comes to firearms and firearms accessories. I’ve seen knock-off ACOGs on other optics, copycat magazines and cheap copies of quality tourniquets that will snap and allow someone to bleed out because folks wanted to save $15.
There are many things I’m willing to compromise on and corners I’m willing to cut to make ends meet. When it comes to quality firearms accessories, and ammunition, however, I’m not willing to compromise on something I may need to rely upon to save lives.