A gun people people buy when they don't know how to spell SIG-SAUER. It's funny how spec-ops, the Secret Service, the Air Marshalls, the FBI, and the SEALS all use SIG's. Yeah, it's because Glocks are the best. Right. Glocks are one of many current-generation polymer-framed handguns, and none of it's features are unique or proprietary any more. H&K, as one example, has one-upped glock with all of the same features, increased accuracy, etc for only a little more money. Glocks are the guns that people who don't know anything about guns buy. They are unrefined, have sring-loaded triggers with crappy take-up and sand in the whole mechanism. Yes, you have to lube glocks to have them not jam..I don't care what videos you watch...read the armorers manual. Also google about "glock kabooms" and glocks jamming on LEO's because they are dirtier than the last street-walker you saw. BTW, LEO's are issued weapons and that decision is made by the armorer for the department. Many armorers have chosen glocks simply because glocks are being practically GIVEN AWAY to the law enforcement community. Just because one might see many Glocks, does not mean that they are "the best." If you see more Kia's and Hyundai's on the road than any other car, does that mean they are the best cars out there? Not exactly...and I drive a hyundai. SIG's are still in widespread and growing use throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Glocks are not in widespread use anywhere outside of the U.S.
Btw., the caliber is internationally known as the 9mm parabellum and .380 is no longer sold as an active caliber in a Glock. Try and find one for sale, I dare you.
"My Glock broke, so I bought a SIG P228 instead."
"I'm a gangster. Being completely ignorant about the proper use, maintenance, and firing technique of a firearm, I am obligated to purchase/borrow/steal/'acquire' a Glock."
"My Glock looks hideous and feels like it has sand in the trigger. Par for the course, really."
n. 1) An Austrian corporation, known for it's fine pistols, though it also manufactures entrenching tools and knives. Glock pistols are unique in that they have no external safties, and are made with high-impact polymers - though they are 80% steel, and will set off metal detectors.
2) Gaston Glock, the company's founder and President.
3) Slang: An expensive-looking semi-automatic pistol.
1) The robbers pulled out Glocks and pointed them at the bank employees.
2) I had a chat with Mr. Glock.
3) "Yo' G, hook me up wit' 'dat Glock!"
"Actually, sir, that is a Sig-Sauer."
"'Dat be wack!"
A semi-automatic pistol, available in 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP, .380 auto, 10mm auto and .357 Sig. It's made out of polymer and steel, and is available in three sizes: full-size, compact and sub-compact. It has three safeties, but none are user-operated.
Contrary to popular belief, it's not a 'plastic handgun' you jackass.
"I just purchased a full-sized Glock in .40S&W."
"NIGGA BOUT TA STAIN THA BLOCK WITH MAH GLOCK YA HEARD ME"
Contrary to popular belief, the Glock is not just the preferred gun of gangsters and other criminals, but also the preferred gun of 40% of the US's law enforcement agencies, as well as that of several government agencies. This is because it is an inexpensive, lightweight, and overall very reliable handgun. The newest Glock, the G37, is chambered to fire a new custom .45 GAP (Glock Auto Pistol) cartridge, which is nothing more than a necked down .45 ACP round.
The gun you need to grab when you see Tupac.
screw dat colt nigga, I'm grabbin' my glock
1.An Austrian company that manufactures handguns and other combat equipment, and their products, especially the handguns. 2. Slang generic terms about guns: n. any handgun (usu. that looks 'gangsta'); v. to shoot someone (often with particular implications).
This excerpt is about the guns. Existing definitions on this site accurately portray the specifications of Glock pistols--what cases they shoot, available frame sizes, who uses and likes them. Some major points are missing from the existing definitions, though.
First, one advantage of polymer frames is weight reduction, and weight is a major concern for concealed carry weapons (CCW
). This is one reason why gangs (who know something) like them, why gun nuts like them, and why certain LEO divisions like them (not always an issue for LEO, however). One-shot ceramic guns do exist--these have nothing to do with Glocks, and Glocks were never intended to bypass metal detectors. Just to shed unneeded weight. But there are qualms about Glocks as CCW choices. See below.
(But I MUST add that the preferred CCW pistol if size and weight are the main issues, but stopping power (i.e., >.380), is the Kahr PM 9 / PM 40. The Kahr PMs are smaller and lighyer than anything, and very reliable.)
Second, there are two things about the grip that people don't like. One is that the angle of the grip differs from 1911's, and people who are used to shooting these don't like ...
A polymer-framed, steel-slide (primarily) semi-automatic handgun. Contrary to poular belief, a Glock will set off metal detectors, as not only is it 85% metal, but the polymer frame has metal particles imbedded in it. They are known for their reliability, as they have about 30 fewer parts than most other semiautomatic handguns. They're manufactured in 9X19mm, .357 sig (which is a 9mm round crimped in a .40 shell casing), .380, .40 S&W, 10mm auto, .45 ACP. Although generally semiautomatic, the Glock 18 is manufactured for law inforcement and is capable of firing in full-automatic. A Glock has three safties, none are manual. The hammer is concealed within the slide, and is non-user accessable. The hammer is kept at half-cock. Glock handguns are criticized for their angled, ugly looks, occaisonally uncomfortable grips, and needlessly complicated safety mechanisms. The Glock is unable to fire all-lead bullets (it can only fire jacketed rounds) due to it's polygonal rifling, to which lead sticks.
"My 1911A1 could kick your Glock's ass"
Glocks are Austrian handguns first produced in 1980. The gun uses a polymer frame but can still set off metal detectors, as 40% of the gun is polymer, the rest is metal. The Glock 17 was the first of the series, but it was not named the 17 based on its capacity, but its place as 17th product in the Glock company. The Glocks use a modified Browning locked breech short recoil operating principle to fire(except the .380 compact models which are blowback operated). The Glock types have since increased and now the models range from 17-39 in calibers .380, 9mm, .40 caliber, 10mm, .45 ACP, and .45 GAP(a shorter Glock made round stands for "Glock Automatic Pistol")
The guns go in this order.
1. The Glock 17 in 9mm.
2. The Glock 18, the full auto varient of the Glock 17.
3. The Glock 19, a compacted version of the Glock 17 still in 9mm.
4. The Glock 20, in 10mm.
5. The Glock 21 in .45 ACP.
6. The Glock 22 in .40 caliber.
7. The Glock 23, the compact version of the 22, still in .40 cal.
8. The Glock 24, the competition model of the 22, now discontinued, still in .40 cal.
9. The Glock 25, the version similair to the Glock 19 but in .380 caliber. This model uses a blowback operation.
10. The Glock 26 is the sub-compact version of the Glock 19.
11. The Glock 27 is the .40 caliber version of the Glock 26.
12. The Glock 28 is the sub-compact version of the Glock 25 in .380 caliber.
13. The Glock 29 is the 10mm subcompact version similair to the 26.
14. The Glock 30 is th...