Glock Autopistols 2015 Buyer's Guide lead
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9×19 GLOCKS

Worldwide, 9x19s are the most popular GLOCKs. The narrow cartridge diameter allows for the maximum cartridge capacity in pistols of a given size. Its recoil is also the mildest of service pistol calibers, promoting ease of learning and fast, accurate hits. The 9×19 is available in a wide variety of loads; a standard-pressure, 147-grain bullet at 990 feet per second (fps) generates about 320 foot-pounds of energy (fpe), while 115-grain +P+ rounds at 1,300 fps deliver 432 fpe.

• Adequate power with a maximized round count for the gun’s size.

• Soft recoil for easy controllability and a high rate of accurate, rapid fire.

• A wide variety of 9×19 ammunition is available.

• At current ammo prices, the 9×19 is the most cost-effective caliber available.

GLOCK 17: The ORIGINAL

This is the gun that started the “GLOCK revolution,” the hottest 9×19 handgun on the international military/police market today. It is also the one that has withstood more and greater torture tests than any other pistol available.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G17 Gen4 /G17  

Action: Safe Action® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: *9×19
Overall length: *7.95 in. /*202 mm • 8.03in./204mm
Height including magazine: 5.43in. /138mm
Width: 1.18 in. /30 mm
Line of sight: 6.49 in. /165 mm
Barrel length: 4.48in.  / 114mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84in. / 250mm
Magazine capacity:  17
Weight incl. magazine: *25.06 oz. / 710 g • 25.06oz. / 710g
Weight loaded: *~32.12 oz./ ~910 g  • ~32.12oz./~910g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./ ~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4
GLOCK 17 NATO Stock No. 1005/25/133/6775

Gen 17 Gen 4
Length (pistol) w/o backstrap: 202 mm/ 7.95 in.
Length (pistol) med. backstrap: 204 mm/ 8.03 in.
Length (pistol) lrg. backstrap: 206 mm/ 8.11 in.
Trigger distance w/o backstrap: 70 mm/ 2.76 in.
Trigger distance med. backstrap: 72 mm/ 2.83 in.
Trigger distance lrg. backstrap: 74 mm/ 2.91 in.

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide 9x19 G19 Gen4
9×19 G19 Gen4

 

GLOCK 19: The 9×19 Workhorse

The compact version of the GLOCK 17, this is the preferred pistol of the NYPD’s 40,000 officers and the standard weapon of United Nations security personnel. Used by executive-protection professionals worldwide and comparable in size and weight to the small .38 revolvers it has replaced, the G19 9×19 is significantly more powerful with greater firepower and is much easier for users to shoot quickly and accurately.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G19 Gen4 /G19

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: 9×19
Overall length: *7.28 in./ 185 mm • 7.36in./187 mm
Height including magazine: 4.99 in./127 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 6.02 in./153 mm
Barrel length: 4.01in./102 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist:  9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 15
Weight incl. magazine: *23.65 oz./670  g 23  •  65 oz./670 g
Weight loaded: *~30.18 oz./~855 g • ~30.18 oz./~855 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs.~25N
Trigger travel: ~.49in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4
GLOCK 19 NATO Stock No. 1005/66/132/7731

G19 Gen 4
Length (pistol) w/o backstrap: 185 mm/ 7.28 in.
Length (pistol) med. backstrap: 187 mm/ 7.36 in.
Length (pistol) lrg. backstrap: 189 mm/ 7.44 in.
Trigger distance w/o backstrap: 71.2 mm/ 2.80 in.
Trigger distance med. backstrap: 73.2 mm/ 2.88 in.
Trigger distance lrg. backstrap: 75.2 mm/ 2.96 in.

 

Glock 2015 Buyer's GuideG34 Gen 4 in MOS Configuration
9×19 G34 Gen 4 in MOS Configuration

G34 Gen4 in MOS configuration: OPTIC-READY 9×19

The original “Practical/Tactical” GLOCK has been upgraded with the addition of the GLOCK Modular Optic System (MOS) Configuration. The MOS allows the shooter to pick from a large variety of miniature reflex sights and install them with little effort on this GLOCK. Individual mounting plates are available for all popular miniature reflex sights and can be mounted or dismounted in seconds by the user. With a 5.31-inch barrel, this G34 variant has the accuracy and reliability of the original rendition that won essentially all the major practical shooting awards extant. The addition of the MOS Configuration opens up new categories where GLOCK will surely triumph again.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G34 Gen4 In MOS Configuration

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber:9×19
Overall length: 8.74 in./222 mm
Height including magazine: 5.43in./138 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 7.55 in./192 mm
Barrel length: 5.31 in./135 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 17
Weight incl. magazine: 25.95 oz./735 g
Weight loaded: ~33.01 oz./~935 g
Trigger pull: ~4.5lbs./~20 N
Trigger travel: ~.49in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

Glock Buyer's guide 2015 9x19 G34 Gen4
9×19 G34 Gen4

GLOCK 34: 9×19 SPORTY AMBITIONS

This “Tactical/Practical” GLOCK 9×19 is the GLOCK 17 extended to the overall length to roughly that of the Government Model 1911.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G34 Gen4/G34

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: 9×19
Overall length: *8.74 in./ 222 mm • 8.81in./224 mm
Height including magazine: 5.43in./138 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 7.55 in./192 mm
Barrel length: 5.31 in./135 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 17
Weight incl. magazine: *25.95 oz./735 g  •  25.77 oz./730 g
Weight loaded: *~33.01 oz./~935 g  •  ~32.83 oz./~930 g
Trigger pull: ~4.5lbs./~20 N
Trigger travel: ~.49in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4

G34 Gen4
Length (pistol) w/o backstrap: 222 mm/ 8.74 in.
Length (pistol) med. backstrap: 224 mm/ 8.81 in.
Length (pistol) lrg. backstrap: 226 mm/ 8.90 in.
Trigger distance w/o backstrap: 70 mm/ 2.76 in.
Trigger distance med. backstrap: 72 mm/ 2.83 in.
Trigger distance lrg. backstrap: 74 mm/ 2.91 in.

 

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide 9x19 G26 Gen4
9×19 G26 Gen4

GLOCK 26: THE 9×19 BODYGUARD

Similar in size and weight to the small-frame .38 snub-nose revolver it has replaced, the GLOCK 26 fires the powerful 9×19 cartridge while possessing 11 rounds—the combined capacity of a six-shot Detective Special and a five-shot Chief’s Special, with much less recoil and more deliverable accuracy at a faster rate of fire. It’s the ideal backup for those individuals who use the GLOCK 17 or GLOCK 19 for duty wear or home defense.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G26 Gen4/G26

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: 9×19
Overall length: *6.41 in/163 mm •  6.49in./165mm
Height including magazine: 4.17in./106mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 5.39in./137mm
Barrel length: 3.42 in./87 mm
Barrel rifling: hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84in./250mm
Magazine capacity: 10
Weight incl. magazine: 21.71oz./615g
Weight loaded: ~26.12oz./~740g
Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs./~25N
Trigger travel: ~.49in./~12.5mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4

G26 Gen4/G26
Length (pistol) w/o backstrap: 163 mm/ 6.41 in.
Length (pistol) med. backstrap: 165 mm/ 6.49 in.
Length (pistol) lrg. backstrap: 167 mm/ 6.56 in.
Trigger distance w/o backstrap: 70.2 mm/ 2.76 in.
Trigger distance med. backstrap: 72.2 mm/ 2.84 in.
Trigger distance lrg. backstrap74.2 mm/ 2.92 in.

GLOCK 18: SELECTIVE FIRE CONTROL

The GLOCK 18 is a unique model designed for military and law enforcement and features selective fire. The G18, originally developed for the Austrian counter-terrorist unit EKO Cobra, is used by law enforcement and military units the world over. the G18 is a law enforcement-only pistol (used by government agencies like the DEA). It can be loaded with standard 19-round 9×19 magazines or high-capacity 33-round 9×19 magazines. There are two versions, the original G18 and the G18C, which has a ported slide and barrel to vent heat and reduce muzzle rise.

Selective-Fire Pistol Specifications: G18/G18c

Action: SAFE ACTION®
Caliber: 9×19
Overall length: 8.03 in. 204 mm
Height including magazine: 6.10in./155mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Length between sights: (standard) 6.5 in./ 165 mm
Barrel length: 4.49in./114mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84in./250mm
Magazine capacity: 19 (std.)/ 33 (optional)
Weight incl. magazine: 18: 24.67oz./701g  •  18C: 23.44oz./666g
Weight loaded: 18: ~34.97oz./~991g  •  18C: ~33.74oz./~956g
Trigger pull (standard): ~5.5lbs./~2.5kg
Trigger travel for discharge: ~.49in./~12.5mm
Rate of fire: ~1,200 rds./minute
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY IN THE U.S.

Glock 2015 buyers guide 9x19 G17L
9×19 G17L

GLOCK 17L: LONG-SLIDE 9×19
The GLOCK 17L is an ideal competition pistol with a 6.02-inch barrel, a slotted and relieved slide, a long sight radius and an adjustable rear sight. It also features a 4.5-pound trigger for the ultimate in precision.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G17L

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: 9×19
Overall length: 9.56in./243 mm
Height including magazine: 5.43in./138mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 8.07 in./205 mm
Barrel length: 6.02in./153mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 17
Weight incl. magazine: 26.48 oz./750 g
Weight loaded:  ~33.54 oz./~950 g
Trigger pull: ~4.5 lbs./~20 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

 

.40 GLOCKS

Introduced in 1990 as a compromise between the power of a .45 AUTO and the cartridge capacity of a 9×19, the .40 offers much of the best of both those worlds and has become hugely popular among American police and civilians. The .40’s recoil is snappier than the 9×19’s, but is not hard to manage in GLOCK pistols. Several different .40-caliber loadings are available. A 165-grain .40 bullet at 1,130 fps delivers 468 fpe, and the more common 180-grain bullet at 1,050 fps delivers 414 fpe.

• Comparable cartridge capacity to a 9×19, and comparable power to a .45 AUTO.

• Wide choice of loadings.

• Proven controllability

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide .40 G24 Gen3
.40 G24 Gen3

GLOCK 24: ON-TARGET .40 LONG-SLIDE

Classic international target lines combined with the .40-caliber cartridge make this GLOCK a winner. With a 6.02-inch barrel and an extended sight radius, the Glock 24 has participated in a multitude of shooting activitites, including uniformed duty use. With either a solid or ported barrel, it’s a great choice for all users.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G24

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .40
Overall length: 9.56in./243 mm
Height including magazine: 5.43in./138mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 8.07 in. 205 mm
Barrel length: 6.02in.153mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 15
Weight incl. magazine: 29.48 oz./835 g
Weight loaded: ~38.12 oz./~1080 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

 

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide .40 G22 Gen4
.40 G22 Gen4

 

GLOCK 22: .40-CALIBER PRO FAVORITE

By far the most popular police service pistol in the United States. the GLOCK 22 fires the potent .40 cartridge and holds more rounds for its size and weight than any other full-sized handgun of its 9×19 chambering.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G22 Gen4/G22

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .40
Overall length: *7.95 in./202 mm •  8.03in./204 mm
Height including magazine: 5.43in./138 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 6.49 in./165 mm
Barrel length: 4.48in./114mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84in./250mm
Magazine capacity: 15
Weight incl. magazine: 25.59oz./725g
Weight loaded: ~34.42oz./~975g
Trigger pull:~5.5lbs./~25N
Trigger travel: ~.49in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4

G22 Gen4
Trigger distance w/o backstrap: 70 mm/ 2.76 in.
Trigger distance med. backstrap: 72 mm/ 2.83 in.
Trigger distance lrg. backstrap: 74 mm/ 2.91 in.
Trigger reach w/o backstrap: 85 mm/ 3.34 in.
Trigger reach med. backstrap: 87 mm/ 3.42 in.
Trigger reach lrg. backstrap: 89 mm/ 3.50 in.

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide .40 G23 Gen3
.40 G23 Gen3

GLOCK 23: VERSATILE .40 FIREPOWER
GLOCK’s compact .40, in the same “envelope” as the GLOCK 19, puts controllable big-bore power into an ideally sized package—substantial enough for police patrol, small enough for discreet and comfortable all-day concealed carry. It’s a top choice of professionals for undercover work.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G23 Gen4/G23

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .40
Overall length: *7.28 in/185 mm  •  7.36in./187 mm
Height including magazine: 4.99in./127 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 6.02 in/153 mm
Barrel length: 4.01in./102 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 13
Weight incl. magazine: 23.65 oz./670 g
Weight loaded: ~31.06oz./~880g
Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs./~25N
Trigger travel: ~.49in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

G35 GEN4 IN MOS CONFIGURATION: MATCH KING .40

The other twin of the GLOCK “Practical/Tactical” models, this GLOCK is chambered in .40, one of the most popular calibers in modern law enforcement. With its 5.31-inch barrel, this .40-caliber GLOCK has a tuned dual recoil spring assembly that assists in softening felt recoil and assures reliable functioning under extreme conditions. The MOS Configuration gives a user multiple sighting options, as he or she can easily and quickly mount a miniature reflex sight.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G35 Gen4 in MOS Configuration

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .40
Overall length: 8.74 in./ 222 mm
Height including magazine: 5.43in./138 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 7.55in./192 mm
Barrel length:  5.31 in./135 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 15
Weight incl. magazine: 27.53 oz./780 g
Weight loaded: ~36.18 oz./~1025 g
Trigger pull: ~4.5lbs./~20N
Trigger travel: ~.49in./~12.5mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

 

Glock 2015 buyers guide .40 G35 Gen4
.40 G35 Gen4

GLOCK 35: .40 TACTICAL PRACTICAL

The GLOCK 35 is the GLOCK 22 extended to “Tactical/Practical” (Government 1911) length, in .40 caliber.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G35 Gen 4/G35

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .40
Overall length: *8.74 in./ 222 mm  •  8.81 in./224 mm
Height including magazine: 5.43 in./138 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 7.55 in./192 mm
Barrel length: 5.31 in./135 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 15
Weight incl. magazine: *27.53 oz./780 g  •  *27.18 oz./770 g
Weight loaded: *~36.18 oz./~1025 g  •  ~36.01 oz. ~1020 g
Trigger pull: ~4.5lbs./~20N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./~12.5mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4

G35 Gen4
Length (pistol) w/o backstrap: 222 mm/ 8.74 in.
Length (pistol) med. backstrap: 224 mm/ 8.81 in.
Length (pistol) lrg. backstrap: 226 mm/ 8.90 in.
Trigger distance w/o backstrap: 70 mm/ 2.76 in.
Trigger distance med. backstrap: 72 mm/ 2.83 in.
Trigger distance lrg. backstrap: 74 mm/ 2.91 in.

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide .40 G27 Gen4
.40 G27 Gen4

GLOCK 27:THE MIGHTY MINI .40

Amazingly accurate and controllable, the GLOCK 27 puts 10 rounds of .40 caliber at your fingertips in a package small enough for a pocket or ankle holster. This is the ideal backup gun to complement the larger GLOCK .40s. This is the “thinking person’s” deep-concealment GLOCK.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G27 Gen4/G27

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .40
Overall length: *6.41 in./163 mm  •  6.49 in./165mm
Height including magazine: 4.17 in./106mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 5.39in./137mm
Barrel length: 3.42 in./87 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84in./250mm
Magazine capacity: 9
Weight incl. magazine: 21.89oz./620g
Weight loaded: ~27.00oz./~765g
Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs./~25N
Trigger travel: ~.49in./~12.5mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4

G27 Gen4
Length (pistol) w/o backstrap: 163 mm/ 6.41 in.
Length (pistol) med. backstrap: 165 mm/ 6.49 in.
Length (pistol) lrg. backstrap: 167 mm/ 6.56 in.
Trigger distance w/o backstrap: 70.2 mm/ 2.76 in.
Trigger distance med. backstrap: 72.2 mm/ 2.84 in.
Trigger distance lrg. backstrap: 74.2 mm/ 2.92 in.

 

10 mm GLOCKS

This is the most powerful of the widely available semi-automatic pistol cartridges. A broad range of 10mm AUTO ammunition runs from lower-powered rounds equivalent to the .40 up to high-powered hunting loads that exceed 700 fpe. The G20 and G29 pistols have earned a reputation of being the lightest, most durable, softest-kicking available in this caliber, and they are recommended for hunting and for defense in dangerous-game country.

• The most powerful GLOCK chambering available.

• The 16-shot GLOCK 20 and 11-shot GLOCK 29 are lighter than six-shot revolvers, and “kick” less, while the 10mm AUTO power range is between the .357 Magnum and .41 Magnum.

• GLOCKs in 10mm AUTO are widely recognized as the most durable of pistols in this chambering.

Glock 2015 buyer's guide G40 Gen4 MOS
G40 Gen4 in MOS configuration

G40 GEN4 IN MOS CONFIGURATION:10mm AUTO POWER

This GLOCK is the pinnacle of 10mm AUTO pistol design. It sports a 6.02-inch barrel that practically guarantees that the 15 powerful 10mm AUTO rounds in the standard-capacity magazine will be delivered with precision and speed. To promote precision, the G40 Gen4 In MOS Configuration has a 4.5-pound trigger as well as the renowned Gen4 design enhancements, including the dual recoil spring assembly and reversible magazine catch. The super-hard and corrosion-resistant GLOCK surface treatment for the precision-machined slide and cold-hammer-forged barrel will protect the user’s investment and assure functioning under extreme conditions. Given these qualities, this GLOCK will satisfy the most discriminating target shooter, operator and hunter looking for the best.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G40 Gen4 In MOS Configuration

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: 10mm AUTO
Overall length: 9.49 in. 241 mm
Height including magazine: 5.47in./139 mm
Width: 1.27 in./32.5 mm
Line of sight: 8.19in./ 208 mm
Barrel length: 6.02 in./153 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 15
Weight incl. magazine: 31.32 oz./888 g
Weight loaded: ~40.14 oz./~1138 g
Trigger pull: ~4.5lbs./~20N
Trigger travel: ~.49in./~12.5mm
Number of safeties: 3
specs may be altered without notice.

Glock 2015 buyers guide 10 mm G20 Gen4
10 mm G20SF Gen4

GLOCK 20 Gen4: 10mm AUTO IN A FULL-SIZE FORMAT

The one semi-automatic service pistol that has stood up to the hammering of the commanding 10mm AUTO cartridge in long-term, sustained shooting. The GLOCK 20 Gen4, with 15 rounds, delivers magnum force downrange for distance and performance. The GLOCK 20 Gen4 delivers accuracy and maximum durability with low recoil.

GLOCK 20 SF: MAXIMUM POWER, COMFORTABLE PACKAGE

GLOCK adapts its new SF (Short Frame) design to the powerful 10mm Auto cartridge. The GLOCK 20 SF
has a more comfortable frame. controllability and practical accuracy are enhanced without any loss in power. The GLOCK 20 SF also provides a maximum sight radius and can accept the optional 6-inch 10mm Auto barrel for absolute power and long-range precision.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G20 SF/G20 Gen4

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: 10mm AUTO
Overall length: 8.03 in./204 mm
Height including magazine: 5.47in./139mm
Width: 1.27 in. 32.5 mm
Line of sight6.77in./172mm
Barrel length: 4.60 in./ 117 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 15
Weight incl. magazine: 30.71oz./870g
Weight loaded: ~39.54oz./~1120g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs/ ~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./~12.5 mm
Number of Safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

Glock 2015 buyers guide 10 mm G20 Gen4
10 mm G20 Gen4

GLOCK 29 Gen4: THE 10mm AUTO FOR CONCEALED CARRY

The GLOCK 29 Gen4 offers the durability of the full-size GLOCK 20 Gen4 with the concealability of a compact pistol while featuring 10 rounds in the magazine and the 11th safely carried in the firing chamber. This GLOCK 29 Gen4 delivers the raw, long-range power of the “magnum force” 10mm Auto cartridge with ease.

Glock 2015 buyers guide 10 mm G29SF Gen3
10 mm G29SF Gen3

GLOCK 29 SF: MAXIMUM POWER, COMPACT PACKAGE

GLOCK adapts its new SF (Short Frame) design to the powerful 10mm Auto cartridge. The GLOCK 29 SF has a comfortable frame and is controllable and accurate. The subcompact frame has the new and improved trigger position.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G29 SF/G29 Gen4

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: 10mm AUTO
Overall length: 6.88 in. /175 mm
Height including magazine: 4.44in./113mm
Width: 1.27 in./ 32.5 mm
Line of sight: 5.91 in./150 mm
Barrel length: 3.77 in./96 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 10
Weight incl. magazine: 26.83 oz./760 g
Weight loaded: ~32.65 oz./~925 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

 

.45 AUTO GLOCKS

Recognized for its ability as a “man-stopper” for over a century, this round is actually quite controllable, and is particularly so in the GLOCK series. This chambering is available in the pocket-sized, seven-shot G36, the compact 11-shot G30S developed for the detectives of LAPD’s famous Special Investigation Section, or the full-sized, 14-shot G21 that has become the most popular police .45 AUTO in the U.S. The standard “GI” .45 AUTO 230-grain load at 830 fps generates 352 fpe, while the +P 230-grain hollow point at 950 fps puts 461 fpe on target.

• The .45 AUTO’s power level inspires confidence.

• Ammunition readily available.

• Known for extremely high accuracy.

G41 Glock 2015 buyers guide Gen4 in MOS configuration
.45 Auto G41 Gen4 in MOS configuration

GLOCK 41 GEN4 IN MOS CONFIGURATION: VICTORIOUS .45 AUTO

This “Practical/Tactical” GLOCK couples the venerable and inherently accurate .45 AUTO cartridge with the MOS Configuration for a powerful pistol that will deliver its projectiles precisely.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G41 Gen4 In MOS Configuration

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .45 AUTO
Overall length: 8.90 in./ 226 mm
Height including magazine: 5.47 in./ 139 mm
Width: 1.27 in./ 32.5 mm
Line of sight: 7.56 in./ 192 mm
Barrel length: 5.31 in./ 135 mm
Barrel rifling: octagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 15.75 in./ 400 mm
Magazine capacity: 13
Weight incl. magazine: 27.00 oz./ 765 g
Weight loaded: ~36.00 oz./ ~1,020 g
Trigger travel: ~0.49 in. /~12.5 mm
Trigger pull: ~4.5 lbs./ ~20 N
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

 

Glock 2015 Buyers guide .45 Auto G41 Gen4
.45 Auto G41 Gen4

GLOCK 41 Gen4: .45 AUTO CHAMPION

Born to give you the upper hand in shooting competitions, the GLOCK 41 Gen4 features a long, slim slide providing users an extra-long sight radius, which translates to greater precision downrange. The GLOCK also packs the power of the renowned .45 AUTO, an adjustable rear sight and GLOCK’s Gen4 enhancements, including interchangeable backstraps so shooters can find the perfect fit.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G41 Gen4

Action: SAFE ACTION®  (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .45 AUTO
overall length: 8.90 in./ 226 mm
Height including magazine: 5.47 in./ 139 mm
Width: 1.27 in./ 32.5 mm
Line of sight: 7.56 in./ 192 mm
Barrel length:  5.31 in./ 135 mm
Barrel rifling: octagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 15.75 in./ 400 mm
Magazine capacity: 13
Weight incl. magazine:  27.00 oz./ 765 g
Weight loaded: ~36.00 oz./ ~1,020 g
Trigger travel: ~0.49 in./ ~12.5 mm
Trigger pull: ~4.5 lbs./ ~20 N
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide .45 Auto G21 Gen4
.45 Auto G21 Gen4

GLOCK 21 gen4: THE .45 AUTO STANDARD

The GLOCK pistol that validates the .45 AUTO and its 100-year history by providing all the necessities for superb accuracy and functionality. The dual recoil spring assembly and adjustable backstraps offer increased shooting comfort and control. Sleek, powerful and affordable are the hallmarks of this remarkable handgun.

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide .45 Auto G21SF Gen3
.45 Auto G21SF Gen3

GLOCK 21 SF: THE .45 AUTO AMERICAN LEGEND

Remarkable for its accuracy and light recoil, the GLOCK 21 SF delivers the legendary man-stopping power of the .45 AUTO round, with 13 shots in U.S. civilian-legal magazines.This powerful, lightweight, all-climate workhorse is standard issue from the North to South poles.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G21 SF/G21 Gen4

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .45 AUTO
Length (overall): 8.03 in./ 204 mm
Height*: 5.47 in./ 139 mm
Width: 1.27 in./ 32.5 mm
Line of sight: 6.77 in./ 172 mm
Barrel length: 4.60 in./ 117 mm
Barrel rifling: Octagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 15.74 in./ 400 mm
Magazine capacity (rds.): 13
Weight incl. magazine:  29.30 oz./ 830 g
Weight loaded: ~38.30 oz./ ~1085 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./ ~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./ ~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

 

GLOCK 30 Gen4: DEEP-COVER .45 AUTO

This compact version of the GLOCK 21 is easy to carry concealed, more accurate than many target pistols and holds 11 rounds of the potent .45 Auto in a small, easy-to-shoot package.

GLock 2015 Buyer's guide G30SF Gen3
.45 Auto G30SF

GLOCK 30 SF: CONCEALED-CARRY GLOCK

The GLOCK 30 SF has a short frame with dimensions reduced at the backstrap. It’s a perfect choice for special operations, law enforcement and civilians.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications:  G30 SF/G30 Gen4

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .45 AUTO
Length (overall): 6.88 in./ 175 mm
Height*: 4.80 in./ 122 mm
Width: 1.27 in./ 32.5 mm
Line of sight: 5.91 in./ 150 mm
Barrel length: 3.77 in./ 96 mm
Barrel rifling: Octagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 15.75 in./ 400 mm
Magazine capacity (rds.): 10
Weight incl. magazine: 26.3 oz /745 g
weight loaded: ~33.71 oz./ ~955 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./ ~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./ ~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.    

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide G30S Gen3 rear
.45 Auto G30S Gen3 rear

GLOCK 30S: CUTTING-EDGE PERFECTION

GLOCK’s next-gen G30S (Slim) combines power, high capacity and concealment into one state-of-the-art design. GLOCK engineers have taken the slide of the single-stack GLOCK 36 in .45 AUTO and successfully mated it with the slender frame of the GLOCK 30 SF (Short Frame).

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G30S

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .45 AUTO
Overall length: 6.96 in./ 177 mm
Width: 1.27 in./ 32.5 mm
Line of sight: 5.91 in./ 150 mm
Barrel length: 3.77 in./ 96 mm
Barrel rifling: Octagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 15.75 in./ 400 mm
Magazine capacity: 10
Weight incl. magazine: 22.95 oz./ 650 g
Weight loaded: ~30.36 oz./ ~860 g
Trigger pull : ~5.5 lbs./ ~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./ ~12.5 mm
Number of safeties:  3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

Glock 2015 buyers guide .45 Auto G36 Gen3
.45 Auto G36 Gen3

GLOCK 36: .45 AUTO IN A 9×19-SIZED PACKAGE

Expressly “thinned” for maximum concealability, the GLOCK 36’s frame is designed for easy reach to the trigger for even the shortest adult fingers. this 6+1 shot .45 AUTO has a 1-inch slide width and is built with “maximum concealment with maximum power” in mind.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G36

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .45 AUTO
Overall length:  6.96 in. 177 mm
Height including magazine:  4.80 in./ 122 mm
Width: 1.10 in./ 28 mm
Line of sight: 5.91 in./ 150 mm
Barrel length:  3.77 in./ 96 mm
Barrel rifling: Octagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 15.75 in./ 400 mm
Magazine capacity: 6
Weight incl. magazine:  22.42 oz./635 g
Weight loaded: ~27.00 oz./~765 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
G36 not available with internal locking system.

 

.45 G.A.P. GLOCKS

Designed to deliver .45 AUTO ballistics in a pistol with a 9×19-sized frame, the .45 GLOCK Auto Pistol (G.A.P.) round is chambered in the GLOCK 37, with a 10+1 capacity in a frame size identical to the G17’s; the GLOCK 38, with an 8+1 capacity in a pistol the size of a G19; and the GLOCK 39, a 6+1 capacity “baby GLOCK” that is small enough for ankle holster wear.

• Large-caliber power in a medium-sized pistol frame.

• Controllable recoil for the power level.

• Proven effectiveness in the field.

• Particularly suitable for .45 AUTO fans with smaller hands.

Glock 2015 buyers guide .45 G.A.P G37 Gen4
.45 G.A.P G37 Gen4

GLOCK 37: FULL POWER IN THE PERFECT PACKAGE

The GLOCK 37 brings together two of the most sought-after qualities in handguns now: legendary .45 power in the .45 G.A.P. cartridge with the universally accepted GLOCK design. Shooters can have it all: GLOCK’s revolutionary SAFE ACTION® system, polymer construction, hammer-forged barrel and hard-as-diamond finish with the unquestioned efficiency of the .45 G.A.P. ammunition.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G37 Gen4/ G37

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .45 G.A.P.
Length: *7.95 in. 202 mm/ 8.03 in. 204 mm
Height *: 5.51 in./ 140 mm
Width: 1.18 in./ 30 mm
Line of sight: 6.49 in./ 165 mm
Barrel length: 4.48 in./ 114 mm
Barrel rifling: Octagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 15.75 in./ 400 mm
Magazine capacity std. (rds.): 10
Weight incl. magazine: 28.95 oz./ 820 g
Weight loaded: ~35.48oz./~1005g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./ ~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in. /~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
*includes std. magazine and sights
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4

 

Glock 2015 buyers guide .45 G.A.P G38 Gen3
.45 G.A.P G38 Gen3

GLOCK 38: COMPACT FOR CONCEALED CARRY

The natural evolution in GLOCK’s revolutionary .45 G.A.P. group, which started with the launching of the GLOCK 37, the GLOCK 38 is a compact-sized pistol. Here is practical handgun power in a size concealed carriers need and demand. Plainclothes LE, military and civilian carriers will appreciate 8+1 rounds of the accurate and powerful .45 G.A.P. cartridge in a model sized like other GLOCK compacts.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G38

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .45 G.A.P.
Length: 7.36 in./ 187 mm
Height: 4.99 in./ 127 mm
Width: 1.18 in./ 30 mm
Line of sight: 6.02 in./ 153 mm
Barrel length: 4.01 in./ 102 mm
Barrel rifling: Octagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 15.75 in./ 400 mm
Mag. capacity std. (rds.): 8
Weight incl. magazine: 26.83 oz./ 760 g
Weight loaded: ~31.95 oz./ ~905 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./ ~2.5 kg
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./ ~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

Glock buyers guide G39 Gen3
.45 G.A.P G39 Gen3

 

GLOCK 39: The Most Power In The Smallest Package

Built around the design parameters of GLOCK’s subcompact models, the GLOCK 39 melds deep-concealment size with the power and accuracy of the .45 G.A.P. cartridge. With power and concealability, the GLOCK 39 can be considered the GLOCK for the master shooter who wants perfection in a small, powerful package.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G39

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .45 g.a.p.
Length: 6.49 in./ 165 mm
Height: 4.17 in./ 106 mm
Width: 1.18 in./ 30 mm
Line of sight:  5.39 in./137 mm
Barrel length: 3.42 in./87 mm
Barrel rifling: Octagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 15.75 in./ 400 mm
Mag.capacity std. (rds.): 6
Weight incl. magazine: 24.18 oz./ 685 g
Weight loaded: ~28.24 oz./ ~800 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./ ~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./ ~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

.380 AUTO GLOCKS

This is the smallest caliber generally recommended by experts for private citizen self-defense. Pistols in this chambering also have the shortest “trigger reach” dimension, making it particularly suitable for shooters with very small hands or short fingers. It allows a very thin pistol that lends itself to discreet concealment. While recoil can be unpleasant in smaller guns, the .380 AUTO has very soft recoil in the compact GLOCK 42. A typical .380 AUTO load comprises a 95-grain bullet at about 1,000 feet per second (fps), generating roughly 200 foot-pounds of energy (fpe).

• Allows for a very small, flat pistol.

• Especially suitable for small hands.

• Particularly soft recoil in the GLOCK 42 pistol.

• Ideal size for concealed carry.

GLOCK 42: BACKUP .380 AUTO

The GLOCK 42 sets a new standard in concealed carry with its ultra-compact dimensions, 6+1 capacity and easy-to-shoot characteristics. This GLOCK is a perfect choice for law enforcement and civilians alike.
It is GLOCK’s smallest pistol.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G42

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .380 AUTO
Overall length: 5.94 in./ 151 mm
Height including magazine: 4.13 in./ 105 mm
Width: 0.94 in./ 24 mm
Line of sight: 4.92 in./ 125 mm
Barrel length: 3.25 in./ 82.5 mm
Barrel rifling: hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./ 250 mm
Magazine capacity: 6
Weight incl. magazine: 13.76 oz./ 390 g
Weight loaded: ~17.29 oz./ ~490 g
Trigger travel: ~0.49 in./ ~12.5 mm
Trigger pull*: ~5.5 lbs./ ~25 N

 

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide .380 Auto G25 Gen3
.380 Auto G25 Gen3

GLOCK 25: MILD-MANNERED GLOCK

The GLOCK 25, packing the low-recoil .380 AUTO, was mainly developed with the South American market in mind, where civilian personnel are not allowed to possess a handgun in military calibers. Because of its small dimensions, corresponding to those of the GLOCK 19, the GLOCK 25 can be comfortably concealed.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G25

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .380 AUTO
Overall length: 7.36 in./187 mm
Height including magazine: 4.99 in./127 mm
Width: 1.18 in./ 30 mm
Line of sight: 6.02 in./153 mm
Barrel length: 4.01 in./102 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 15
Weight incl. magazine: 23.30 oz./640 g
Weight loaded: ~31.70 oz./ ~775 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

Glock 2015 Buyer's guide .380 Auto G28 Gen3
.380 Auto G28 Gen3

GLOCK 28: THE DEFINITIVE .380 AUTO SUBCOMPACT

The most efficiently sized subcompact in the world today, coupled with the easily controlled .380 AUTO cartridge. This combination must be shot to be believed; it’s a triumph of engineering for size, firepower and shootability. The GLOCK 28 is the ideal choice for deep concealment and executive protection. It’s an ideal companion when the circumstances aren’t.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G28

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .380 AUTO
Overall length: 6.49 in./165 mm
Height including magazine: 4.17 in./106 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 5.39 in./137 mm
Barrel length: 3.42 in./87 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profilewith right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 10
Weight incl. magazine: 20.65 oz./ 585 g
Weight loaded: ~23.83 oz./ ~675 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.

.357 GLOCKS

Picture a .40-caliber cartridge casing, with its greater gunpowder capacity, necked down to take a 9×19 bullet and you have the super-hot .357 cartridge. Designed to duplicate the ballistics of the most famous old .357 Magnum revolver load, with a 125-grain bullet traveling at 1,350 to 1,450 fps, this round can deliver the same 580 fpe with much less recoil than the magnum revolver and the same highly efficient cartridge capacity as the .40-caliber Glocks.

• “Magnum force” with less than magnum recoil.

• Same round count and controllability as a .40.

• Superior tactical penetration.

Glock 2015 buyers guide .357 G31 Gen4
.357 G31 Gen4

GLOCK 31: .357 powerhouse

The duty-ready GLOCK 31 Gen4 is a full-sized fighting pistol packing 15+1 rounds of high-powered .357 protection.

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G31 Gen4/G31

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .357
Overall length: *7.95 in./202 mm  •  8.03in./204mm
Height including magazine: 5.43 in./ 138 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 6.49 in./165 mm
Barrel length: 4.48 in./114 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 15
Weight incl. magazine: 26.12oz./740g
Weight loaded: ~33.18oz./~940g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4

G31 Gen4
Length (pistol) w/o backstrap: 202 mm/ 7.95 in.
Length (pistol) med. backstrap: 204 mm/ 8.03 in.
Length (pistol) lrg. backstrap: 206 mm/ 8.11 in.
Trigger distance w/o backstrap: 70 mm/ 2.76 in.
Trigger distance med. backstrap: 72 mm/ 2.83 in.
Trigger distance lrg. backstrap: 74 mm/ 2.91 in.

 

Glock 2015 buyers guide .357 G32 Gen4
.357 G32 Gen4

GLOCK 32 & GLOCK 33: COMPACT.357 FIREPOWER

The GLOCK 32 Gen4 and GLOCK 33 Gen4 offer the concealment capabilities of old .38 compacts, but with the magnum performance of the .357 round, much less felt recoil and 13+1 and 9+1 capacities, respectively. Meet the accurate, powerful and flat-shooting G32 Gen4 and G33 Gen4!

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: G32 Gen4/G32

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .357
Overall length:  *7.28 in./ *185 mm  •  7.36 in./ 187 mm
Height including magazine: 4.99 in./ 127 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 6.02 in./ 153 mm
Barrel length: 4.01 in./ 102 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./ 250 mm
Magazine capacity: 13
Weight incl. magazine: 24.00oz./680 g
Weight loaded: ~31.18oz./~855 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./ ~25 N
Trigger travel: ~.49 in./ ~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4

Glock 2015 buyers guide .357 G33 Gen4
.357 G33 Gen4

Semi-Automatic Pistol Specifications: 33 Gen4/G33

Action: SAFE ACTION® (constant double-action mode)
Caliber: .357
Overall length:  *6.41 in./163 mm  •  6.49 in./165 mm
Height including magazine: 4.17 in./106 mm
Width: 1.18 in./30 mm
Line of sight: 5.39 in./137 mm
Barrel length: 3.42 in./87 mm
Barrel rifling: Hexagonal profile with right-hand twist
Length of twist: 9.84 in./250 mm
Magazine capacity: 9
Weight incl. magazine: 21.89 oz./620 g
Weight loaded: ~26.65 oz./ ~755 g
Trigger pull: ~5.5 lbs./ ~25 N
Trigger travel:~.49 in./~12.5 mm
Number of safeties: 3
Technical specs may be altered without notice.
*Represents Gen4

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