Chuck Taylor’s Glock torture test

Chuck Taylor, who passed away on May 5, 2022, was a legend.

As a decorated Vietnam Veteran, he carried qualifications in Airborne, Air-Assault, and RANGER training, alongside expertise in SWAT, Counter-Terrorist, and Narcotics Operations.

Taylor’s firearms expertise extended to instruction and competition. He was an NRA-certified rifle/pistol instructor and a former World-class IPSC competitor and U.S. Team member. His extensive qualifications include NRA Expert ratings in Light Rifle, High-Power Carbine, and High-Power Rifle. During his military service, he earned Expert ratings with various firearms including the M-1911 .45 pistol, M-1, M-14, and M-16 rifles, M-60 machine gun, and M-79 40mm grenade launcher. He developed and was the first to pass the Combat Master regimen and test, the most difficult handgun discipline in existence.

Chuck Taylor founded and directed the American Small Arms Academy. In 2003, Taylor became the only trainer in the world with techniques adopted by multiple major nations.

His weapons proficiencies enabled him to survive untold deadly encounters. Part of his proficiency involved extensive testing, which included procedures such as donning a bullet-proof vest and having someone shoot him to see if it really worked.

A strong proponent of the 1911 .45-caliber pistol, in 1988 he became intrigued at the introduction of the Glock 17, and decided to torture test it. Like the man himself, the results are legendary.