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A gun that looks like a normal 9mm, but is made out of ceramics and cannot be detected by metal detecters.
I got through the metal detectors without my glock being detected.
by Curtis Jackson March 23, 2003
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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!"
by Spock July 13, 2003
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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."

by D. Snutz July 16, 2003
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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.
by anonymous August 09, 2003
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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 the angle. Very understandable. Also, they are bulky and boxy, and the feel is not very intuitive.

Third, part of the grip gripe has to do with the fact that ammo is stacked diagonally, so that mags have higher capacity. This is an advantage if you plan to be in a TV shootout and need 15-17 rounds in one mag, or plan on missing the target and hitting civilians, houses, etc., but it's a disadvantage in that the added capacity is added weight (remember advantage #1?), and grip girth (#2). In fairness, the capacity and reasonable size and weight make the Glock 19 ideal for both carry and home protection ... assuming the owner is proficient.

Fourth, the newer (3rd generation) Glocks are equipped, like many newer guns, SIG's included, with "rails" on the front. This is for accessories, such as tactical lights. If you don't know what this is, and you get into a gunfight with someone who does, you're gonna lose. 3rd gen. Glocks also have finger grooves, which are controversial, as they don't fit everyone's fingers.

Fifth, the sights of Glocks (standard white) are easy to see and use in high stress (combat) situations. This is a minor advantage.

When it comes down to subjectivity, such as what feels best, what criteria are important for selecting a carry gun, aesthetics, it's just that: subjectivity. The responsible things to do before making a gun purchase are to (a) get training, or you might shoot someone or yourself (I almost shot myself in the head a long time ago--seriously!), (b) rent and test some guns at a range to see what *you* shoot best, and (c) practice, practice, practice!!! This isn't preaching, it's protocol on how to shoot well and not fuck up.
The merits of Glock pistols, while debatable, are easily defined, yet many seem ready to chime in with superficial or knowledge or sheer opinion. I oughtta glock they bitch, dilettante ass!
by Armed and Peaceful looking August 22, 2006
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The gun you need to grab when you see Tupac.
screw dat colt nigga, I'm grabbin' my glock
by snogolontz July 10, 2008
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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"
by James Bell April 05, 2006
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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 the .45 ACP version of the Glock 29.
15. The Glock 31, in .357 Sig caliber.
16. The Glock 32, the compact Glock 31 still in .357 Sig.
17. The Glock 33 is the subcompact version of the 32 still in .357 Sig.
18. The Glock 34 is the competition version of the Glock 17 in 9mm.
19. The Glock 35 is the .40 caliber version of the Glock 34(competition gun).
20. The Glock 36 is the super compact "slim line" .45 ACP model.
21. The Glock 37, in .45 GAP(glock automatic pistol).
22. The Glock 38 is the compact version of the Glock 37, still in .45 GAP.
23. The Glock 39 is the sub-compact version of the Glock 37.

They have also upgraded in generations. The first generations are plain with flat handles and flat front noses. The 2nd generations added hand stepping on the front of the handle and serrations on the back. The newest 3rd generation models have a new tactical rail mount on the nose, finger grooves in the handle, and a thumb indent on both sides. The Glock has been tested proven reliable, being submerged in seawater for a week, cleaned and fired and functioned flawlessly. Glocks have beem favored by many for almost 30 years and is a common standard issued handgun of law enforcment.
1. The officers broke through the door, Glock 22 in hand.
2. The man was killed instantly by 33 9mm rounds from a Glock 18, firing at 1300rpm.
3. The officer had lost his gun, so he drew his spare rod, a Glock 36 strapped to his ankle.
by Gunmaster45 July 27, 2008
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