The continuous pursuit of perfection in every facet of design, engineering, and manufacturing, has firmly established GLOCK pistols as the standard by which all others are compared. Today, GLOCK is the leading global manufacturer of pistols, precisely engineered to meet the demanding specifications of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide.
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That powerful validation, and their reputation for safety, durability, reliability, and ease of use, has also driven their consumer dedication further than ever anticipated. As a result, the complete line of GLOCK pistols has become the choice for millions who aspire to carry the perfect firearm for the mission at hand.
Started in 1963 by Gaston Glock, GLOCK is committed to "Perfection" in all of their firearms and products. With a loyal following of law enforcement, military, and sport shooters, GLOCK has become the leading global pistol manufacturer. Even so, GLOCK looks to continue pursuing perfection in design, engineering, and manufacturing: The 5th Generation of GLOCK "Safe Action" Pistols ® features changes to their line of products to further improve performance and precision for every GLOCK shooter.
"Perfection" stands for our commitment to uncompromising quality, future-oriented manufacturing technologies and maximum customer satisfaction. This I guarantee through our status as a private, independent company.
-Gaston Glock, Founder
34 Component Parts
The GLOCK “Safe Action”® pistol is manufactured with only 34 component parts, a significantly lower number of parts than the semi-automatic pistol designs of GLOCK’s competitors. This smaller number of component parts increases reliability by reducing the potential for technical problems. The cost associated with spare parts inventory is reduced, which contributes to the lower overall maintenance costs for the life of the GLOCK pistol.
The component parts of any specific model of GLOCK pistol are 100% interchangeable. A significant level of interchangeability applies to the internal component parts of the different GLOCK pistol models. This high level of interchangeability is achieved through state of the art technology and computerized manufacturing processes combined with exacting quality control procedures.
Field Stripping / Disassembly / Reassembly
The design of GLOCK modern firearms enables them to be field stripped without tools in seconds. A qualified GLOCK armorer can completely disassemble and reassemble a GLOCK pistol in minutes with a simple pin punch. These simple disassembly and reassembly procedures minimize the time and costs required for armorers to maintain the pistol.
"Safe Action”® System
GLOCK’s revolutionary “Safe Action”® System provides a consistent trigger pull from the first to the last round. The three automatic independently operating mechanical safeties are built into the fire control system of the pistol. All three safeties disengage sequentially as the trigger is pulled and automatically reengage when the trigger is released. This safe, simple and fast system allows the user to concentrate fully on tactical tasks, particularly while under stress. It is safe if dropped and functional at temperatures from -40° to 122° Fahrenheit.
FIVE DISTINCT FEATURES:
More than 20 design changes distinguish the Gen 5 pistols from their Gen 4 predecessors. Among these design changes are five distinct features which deliver an improved overall shooting experience and propel GLOCK into its next generation of pistols. Learn more about these new features below.
IMPROVED DURABILITY: NDLC FINISH
The GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 feature the proprietary GLOCK nDLC finish. The ion-bonded finish reduces corrosion and scratching and improves performance in adverse or de-greased conditions.
IMPROVED ACCURACY: GLOCK MARKSMAN BARREL (GMB)
The GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 feature the GLOCK Marksman Barrel. The barrel’s new rifling and crown deliver improved accuracy for both the beginner and the seasoned gun owner.
UNIVERSAL FIT: NO FINGER GROOVES
The GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 have no finger grooves on the grip. Removing the finger grooves improves the ergonomics of the grip, delivering consistent comfort and improved control to a wider range of consumers, regardless of hand size.
QUICKER RELOADING: FLARED MAGAZINE WELL
The GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 feature a flared mag-well. The larger opening found in the mag-well of GLOCK Gen5 pistols makes quicker and easier magazine changes possible, particularly in high-stress situations where fractions of a second matter.
AMBI OPERATION: AMBIDEXTROUS SLIDE STOP
The GLOCK 17 Gen5 and GLOCK 19 Gen5 feature ambidextrous slide stop levers. Now it is easier than ever for both left-handed and right-handed gun owners to quickly, comfortably, and safely manipulate the slide.