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Which GLOCK is Right for Me?

GLOCK offers over 50 pistols in a variety of sizes, calibers and styles. Use our guide to help you decide which GLOCK pistol best fits your needs.

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GLOCK pistols are equipped with the SAFE ACTION® System, a fully-automatic safety system consisting of three passive, independently operating, mechanical safeties, which sequentially disengage when the trigger is pulled and automatically re-engage when the trigger is released.

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The GLOCK pistol is designed to be easy to operate, particularly under stress. The continuous pursuit of perfection in every facet of design, engineering, and manufacturing has established GLOCK pistols as the standard by which all others are compared.

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GLOCK Gen5 pistols are the latest example of GLOCK’s constant pursuit of perfection. Gen5 pistols feature over 20 design modifications from their Gen4 predecessors, which deliver improved accuracy, durability, performance, control, and flexibility whether you are on the range or in a situation where fractions of a second matter..

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The 4th generation of the GLOCK "Safe Action" pistol brings revolutionary design changes to the world's most popular pistol.

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Modular System

Every GLOCK has been designed as a modular system, giving you the ability to easily exchange parts between varying GLOCK pistols. This makes our pistols more cost-effective to use and maintain. The high level of parts interchangeability is the result of state-of-the-art technology and computerized manufacturing processes combined with exacting quality control procedures.

Field Stripping

GLOCK pistols are designed to be field stripped without tools into four main component parts: the frame, the slide, the barrel, and the spring. Our simple disassembly makes it easy for you to clean and inspect your pistol in any location.

NOTE: A qualified GLOCK armorer can completely disassemble and reassemble a GLOCK pistol in minutes with a simple pin punch, minimizing the time and costs required for armorers to maintain the pistol.


GLOCK’s revolutionary SAFE ACTION® System provides a consistent trigger pull from the first to the last round. Three automatic and independently-operating mechanical safeties are built into the pistol. All three safeties disengage sequentially as the trigger is pulled and automatically re-engage when the trigger is released. This safe, simple, and fast system allows you to concentrate fully on tactical tasks (particularly while under stress). The SAFE ACTION® System also prevents the pistol from firing if it is dropped and is functional at temperatures from -40° to 122° Fahrenheit.

Trigger Safety

The trigger safety is a lever incorporated into the trigger. When the trigger safety is in the forward position it blocks the trigger from moving rearward. Both the trigger safety and the trigger must be fully depressed at the same time to fire the pistol. If the trigger safety is not depressed, the trigger will not move rearward and allow the pistol to fire. The trigger safety is designed to protect against firing if the pistol is dropped or if the trigger is subjected to pressure from the side.

Firing Pin Safety

The firing pin safety mechanically blocks the firing pin from moving forward in the ready-to-fire condition. As the trigger is pulled back, the trigger bar pushes the firing pin safety up and frees the firing pin channel. If you decide not to fire and release the trigger, the firing pin safety automatically re-engages.

Drop Safety

The trigger bar rests on the safety ramp within the trigger mechanism housing. The trigger bar engages the rear portion of the firing pin and prevents it from moving forward. As you squeeze the trigger , the trigger bar lowers down the safety ramp and allows the release of the firing pin. As you release the trigger after firing, the trigger bar moves upward and re-engages the firing pin. As the trigger is released all safeties automatically re-engage.

Trigger Reset

A special feature of the SAFE ACTION® System allows the trigger to "reset" with only limited forward movement of the trigger. It is not necessary for the user to completely release the trigger in order to fire a second controlled shot or when there is a need to fire several rounds quickly. After a round is fired, it is only necessary to release the trigger until it "resets", which can be heard and felt. This "reset" feature of the SAFE ACTION® System enables subsequent shots to be fired quickly and accurately. All three pistol safeties automatically re-engage when the user releases the trigger to its forward position.

Ergonomic Design

The GLOCK pistol is designed to be easy to operate, particularly under stress. The lower bore axis (center of the barrel) of GLOCK pistols increases accuracy by reducing recoil and muzzle rise. The natural grip design allows for instinctive pointing and faster acquisition of the sight picture, while the hammerless design minimizes the possibility of snagging clothes and other objects when you are carrying a concealed pistol. The extractor on the GLOCK pistol acts as a Loaded Chamber Indicator (LCI), visually and physically indicating whether there is a cartridge in the chamber of the pistol.


GLOCK Gen4 pistols have a few key innovations that make the pistol suitable for people with smaller hands and varying levels of shooting experience: interchangeable back straps, a reversible magazine catch, a dual recoil spring assembly, and a rough textured frame.

Interchangeable Back Straps

Gen4 GLOCK pistols come with a modular back strap system, allowing you to choose the back strap that best fits your grip without changing your grip angle. Two back straps are included with your Gen 4 pistol: medium, which adds 8/100 of an inch from the back of the grip to the trigger, and large, which adds 16/100 of an inch.

Reversible Magazine Catch

The magazine release catch of the Gen4 is reversible and enlarged, allowing you to easily switch the catch to the left or right side of the pistol with no additional parts.

Dual Recoil Assembly

Gen4 pistols feature a dual recoil spring assembly. This noticeably reduces the recoil you feel, while simultaneously increasing the lifespan of the recoil spring assembly.


GLOCK uses a highly resistant, non-fiberglass, reinforced polymer frame that reduces total pistol weight and significantly increases durability. GLOCK polymer material is easy to maintain, resistant to different climatic conditions and lubricants, is corrosion-free and color-stable. It also absorbs recoil, adding to the overall performance of your GLOCK pistol.

Surface Treatment

GLOCK applies advanced surface treatments on major metal components, resulting in slightly-less-than-diamond hardness. This considerably reduces wear and tear on these metal components and makes them corrosion resistant, even to saltwater exposure. The matte black surface minimizes light reflection—an advantage in tactical circumstances.

Additionally, the Gen4 has a new Rough Textured Frame surface designed to enhance grip traction.

Advanced Rifling

The rifling inside the GLOCK polygonal barrel reduces wear and tear on the barrel and creates better bullet-to-barrel fit. This minimizes barrel residue and produces consistent and increased bullet velocity, resulting in enhanced accuracy.