About Glock Handguns
The Glock was the earliest handgun designed and manufactured by the Austrian company Glock. It is a safe breech, short recoil 9 mm Luger semi-automatic pistol with an ordinary magazine capacity of 17 rounds of ammunition. It uses a modified Browning barrel locking system.
Glock produced using the “safe action” fire control system, a single-action mechanism utilizing a striker instead of a hammer and firing pin. Like most other striker-fired pistols, the Glock handgun need the trigger to pull the striker back the rest of the way, and to let go it. In its ready to fire state, the pistol could be considered to be “half-cocked”. This arrangement explains to consistent trigger pulls which some claim makes training easier. Notably absent is any manual user safety, even though a trigger safety and additional internal measures prevent unintended discharge.
Glock handguns are the wonderful combination of reliability and accurateness. Their high-tech manufacturing and construction create a handgun, that can stand up to more punishment than even the most ruthless conditions can spawn. When you look into the individual advantages of a Glock, you’ll see that it will go one better than whatever you’re shooting now.
The Glock handgun stirred up quite freighting when it was revealed to have a polymer frame. Some people thought that the whole gun was plastic, and therefore unnoticeable by metal detectors. In fact, the slide, barrel and many other internal parts, are made out of metal.
Glock Model 17 Gen4
Pistol Glock 17 (17 – from capacity of magazine on 17 patrons) has been developed by Austrian firm Glock for the Austrian army, thus it was the first experience of creation of pistols for the given firm. Nevertheless, the pistol has turned out extremely successful, reliable and convenient, and has been accepted on arms in the Austrian army under designation ?80. Besides this, Glock 17, and then and his younger brothers have taken a place among the most popular pistols for police and self-defence.
|Caliber:||9 mm –|
|Action:||recoil operated semi-automatic|
|Trigger:||Glock single-action (SA)|
|Safety:||‘Safe Action’ trigger safety|
|Sights:||fixed, white dot front, white square U rear|
|Barrel Length:||4.48 in.|
|Overall Length:||7.95 in.|
|Glock Ges.m.b.H.||+43 2247 90300 0|
|Last Update: 7/28/2016|
|Muzzle Velocities –||from||985||to||1500||ft/sec|
|Muzzle Energies –||from||294||to||450||ft-lb|
|Bullet Weights –||from||90||to||147||gr|
|Power Factor:||143671||– IDPA Rating Calculation|
|Recoil Factor:||5.59 ft-lb||– Standard Free Recoil Calculation|
|Total Capacity:||18 rounds||– Includes Chambered Rounds|
The Gen 4 series of Glock pistols were introduced in 2010. Like most new polymer framed pistols the Gen 4 series features interchangeable grip inserts. The Gen 4 series also incorporates a dual recoil spring assembly, a feature only in previous generations’ compact models. Other features include a reversable glock 17 Magazine release, a Tenifer matte finish slide and new grip texture. Changes in the Gen 4 design are significant enough such that not all parts can be mixed and matched with previous Glock generations.
This cartridge was introduced along with the Luger semi-automatic pistol. The pistol and cartridge was first adopted by the German Navy in 1904 and then by the German Army in 1908. This cartridge has since been adopted by the military of practically every non-Communist power. It has become the most popular and widely-used handgun cartridge in the world. Performance wise, the 9mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the .38 Special but falls well short of the .357 Magnum.
Now there are some families of pistols Glock under all the basic pistol calibres (9mmpair, .40, 10mm auto, .357SIG, .45ACP, .380/9x17mm short).
Frameworks of all pistols are executed from shock-resistant plastic. Shutters are executed from steel by a method of precision moulding and subjected to special processing for increase corrosion and wear resistances.
Early releases of pistols had handles with flat and a corrugated forward and back surface. Pistols of later releases have dredging under fingers on the forward side of the handle and small dredging under the big finger on them sides. Besides on a framework full-size and to a floor-compact of models under a trunk have appeared fashionable nowadays directing for fastening accessories (laser target pointer or a lantern).
For the majority of updating variants with the integrated equaliser a trunk are issued. The equaliser is executed in the form of group of apertures in top parts of a trunk and corresponding them in a shutter near to a front sight. Such models are in addition designated by an index “With” – 17?, 23?, etc.
All families (except for calibre .380) consist of full-size, compact and subcompact model and are constructed under the scheme with a short course of a trunk and lock-out a ledge on a trunk, a shutter entering into a window for sleeves. Decrease} in a trunk is carried out by inflow, under a trunk. Pistols of calibre .380 are constructed under the scheme with a free shutter. Pistols have all so-called “safe action” (Safe Action), with 3 automatic safety locks, including one – on a trigger hook. Feature “safe action” is that during a cycle a pistol is cocked only partially, thus he is blocked by means of an automatic safety lock}. Thus it is possible to reach monotonous effort to a trigger hook from the first up to last shot, that positively affects accuracy of shooting. The effort of release is adjusted from 2.5 up to 5 by replacement of a spring.
To lacks of such design sometimes carry impossibility repeatedly to shoot the patron which has misfired. One more unpleasant consequence of a design without manual safety locks is the fair number of accidents among the American policemen, with an enviable regularity raking to itself of a foot during cleaning a pistol in a holster.
At lack due skills they frequently try to enclose a pistol in a holster, not cleaning a finger from a trigger hook. The finger will come across edge of a glock 17 Holster, squeezes out release… And urgently we call 911. However, it certainly more a question lack of skills rather than designs of a pistol.
One more pistols Glock widely promoted by feature 17 (and only models 17) is the opportunity of shooting under water. For this purpose on a pistol the special returnable spring is established. In itself such opportunity of special value does not represent, as shooting can be conducted only on small (the order of several meters) depths and on midget (meter-two). With another, similar focuses first show high durability of a design and, secondly, allow using the weapon at presence of water in a trunk (under a rain, for example), that at some other pistols can lead or even to break of a trunk.
Especially for needs of special divisions of army and police firm Glock has created the variant of model 17 having an opportunity of conducting of automatic fire, named model 18. The translator of modes of fire is on a shutter, theoretically rate of shooting about 1200 shots in a minute. Release of the variants shooting both turns on 3 shots, and a cavity automatic fire, but not in one sample is possible. Glock 18 it can be completed with shops of the increased capacity (31 patrons).
A number of firms is let released for him with additional accessories, like a collapsible butt or the special fastening, allowing to use spare shop as the forward handle for deduction. Some details of model 18 (in particular, a shutter) are executed not interchangeable with similar details of pistol Glock 17 of reasons of safety.
If you are looking for a handgun that can provide you with durability and reliability without standing out too much, you can never go wrong with the Glock 17 Gen 4. This Glock 17 Gen 4 review will focus on why this model is ranked number 2 among all the other handguns out there. As you might already know, the Glock is the most preferred 9mm handgun in the world. People prefer using Glocks because of its simplicity. Despite the Glock models’ simplicity, they can still offer top notch reliability and durability. The Glock 17 Gen 4 is weather resistant because of its Polymer frame. Thanks to this, it can withstand extended use and provide better durability compared to other handgun models. This, however, is not the only reason why Glocks are the most preferred handguns in the world nowadays. Here are some of the other reasons.
One factor that can either turn a gun user on or off is the comfort that their gun provides. The Glock 17 Gen 4’s size is one of the many factors that make it different from other handguns. While it is not that big for a handgun, it also isn’t that small. It can easily fit the palm of your hand so you will definitely feel comfortable when using it. Recoil is also one of the many factors that gun users take into consideration when choosing a gun. Because of its size and weight, some of you might assume that it will have a lot of recoil. Surprisingly enough, it doesn’t. In fact, the fact that they don’t have that much recoil is one of the main reasons why many people prefer using Glocks.
Perhaps the most noticeable feature that Gen 4 Glock 17s have that the previous generations don’t is their adjustability when it comes to gripping. Glock 17 Gen 4s grips can be adjusted depending on the user’s hands. Several grip inserts are included in the package so you won’t have to worry about your hand’s compatibility with the gun’s grip.
- 5-shot groups
- 25 yards
|Black Hills||115-grain||FMJ Remanufactured||3.5 inches|
|Black Hills||115-grain||EXP||2.0 inches|
|Black Hills||124-grian||JHP +P||2.5 inches|
|CCI Blazer||124-Grain||FMJ||3.25 inches|
|Speer||115-grain||Gold Dot||2.5 inches|
|PMC Bronze||115-grain||4.5 inches|
The Glock is simple to operate and reliable. This means that instead of spending valuable time learning to manipulate the piece or to correct malfunctions, you can focus on marksmanship and tactics. That means a lot.
|Glock 17 Gen 4|
|Barrel Length||4.49 inches|
|Overall Height||5.43 inches|
|Overall Length||7.32 inches|
|Overall Width||1.18 inches|
|Weight Loaded||31.91 pounds|
|Frame||Rough Textured Frame|
We took the Gen4 17 to the range with a pretty diverse selection of 9mm ammo, covering the popular bullet weights—115, 124 and 147 grains. From a sandbag rest at 25 yards, the Gen4 17 delivered results that ranged from more than adequate to a stellar five-shot group by Eric Poole with Hornady’s 115-grain Crititcal Defense load. Another top performer was Cor-Bon’s 115-grain DPX. Remington’s 124-grain Golden Saber and Federal’s 147-grain FST stayed at around 21/2 inches, while the only military-type FMJ stuff we had—Winchester/USA 115 grain—was just over three inches.
We ran about 200 rounds through the gun and experienced nothing even close to a malfunction. And regardless of what generation it is, that’s about what you’d expect from a Glock 17
- High Capacity (17 round magazine)
- Light Weight (22 ounces)
- Comfortable to shoot with minimal kick
- Extreme durability and reliability
- Simple to take apart and clean
- Endless aftermarket accessories
- Lesser quality sights
- Less features than XDm
Glock Model 17 Gen-4
The Glock Model 17 Gen-4 9mm pistol is ranked number #2 due to its time-tested simplicity, durability and reliability. The Glock is the most popular 9mm pistol in the world. The firing mechanism is simple and contains a minimal amount of parts. The Polymer frame and stainless steel coated slide is extremely rugged and weather resistant. The Glock has a reputation for being the most reliable semi automatic handgun ever built. It is no wonder the Glock is the most common pistol used by police officers.
This Model 17 Generation 4 has new features which cannot be found on previous generation Glocks. The grip can be adjusted for a variety of hands by using the included grip inserts. A textured gripping surface called polymids is built into the polymer frame providing a more secure grip. Also, there are three 17 round magazines and a magazine loading tool included with the gun shipped to you in a stylish hard case.
The Glock Model 17 Gen-4 is very easy to disassemble and reassemble without tools. It is easier to clean than most other guns and requires minimal lubrication. There is a tremendous amount of aftermarket accessories available for the Glock, offering affordable customization options.
The Glock 17 is provided with plastic sights which function fine. However the sights are not of the same quality as provided on the Smith & Wesson M&P or the Springfield Armory XDm. Even though the sites on the GLock are not the best, there are many sights available on the internet if you wish to upgrade them. The Glock may be blocky and utilitarian in design but its ruggedness and reliability are unmatched. Buy a Glock Model 17 Gen-4 today at a price of $549.99 shipped free to your local Federal Firearms License Holder (FFL).
Glock 17 Manual 2
|For corresponding denomination of component parts please refer to table no.1|
The weapon has no externally located safety devices which need to be actuated separately. All the safety or safety release devices function automatically.
1. TRIGGER SAFETY
This is incorporated into the trigger (26) in the form of a lever, and in the untouched state blocks the trigger from being moved backwards. If the weapon is allowed to drop, or if the trigger is subject to an off center, lateral pressure, it is still impossible for a shot to be fired. The trigger being pulled by the trigger finger can only release this safety. This situation offers maximum possible firing readiness combined with maximum safety for the user.
2. FIRING PIN SAFETY
In the secured position a spring-loaded pin (9) projects into the firing pin cutout, and blocks it. This safety is only released when the trigger is pulled back.
3. SAFETY FUNCTION OF THE TRIGGER MECHANISM HOUSING
The firing pin (5) pushes the trigger bar onto the safety ramp under the influence of the firing pin spring (7). There is no possibility in this position of the firing pin being released.
These consist of a rear sight (16) and a front sight (16a), in which white contrast elements are inserted. The rear sight is adjustable horizontally by displacement, while, for height adjustment. 3 different rear sight heights are available (0.4mm or 0.8mm above or 0.4mm below the normal height).
LOADING AND FIRING
- The magazine is filled by each individual round being pushed into the magazine from the front, with the base of the round being pressed down first against the pressure of the magazine spring. If using the factory supplied loading support, slip support over the magazine and place magazine on a solid surface. Hold loading support firmly and place thumb on top of loading device: Press down loading device against tension of magazine spring and, while keeping support down, insert a round as far as possible. While pressing round downwards, slide support upwards (release magazine spring) and the round will slide into its rest. Repeat operation for subsequent rounds.
- Introduce or insert the magazine into the magazine shaft until the magazine catch engages fully
|1. Remove the magazine (see photo).|
- Pull back the slide with free hand, and allow it to spring forwards into the final position. The
trigger finger of the shooting hand remains outside the trigger guard. The weapon is now
secured and ready to fire.
- After the last round has been fired, the slide remains open. Remove the empty magazine from
the weapon by pushing the magazine catch (19). Insert a new magazine and then either push
the slide stop lever (27) downwards (see photo), or pull the slide slightly backwards and allow it
to spring forwards. The weapon is now again secured and ready to fire.
- Pull slide (1) back to eject the round which is in the barrel (2).
- Check to ensure that there is no round in the barrel
- Allow the slide to spring forwards and pull the trigger into the full pulled position.
DISMANTLING AND REASSEMBLING
1. For normal cleaning, it is sufficient to dismantle the weapon into its MAIN COMPONENT PARTS
- slide (1)
- barrel (2)
- recoil spring assembly (3)
- receiver (17)
- For maintaining and cleaning the weapon, it is recommended that the cleaning equipment provided as part of the accessories be used, together with the cleaning wadding and special gun greases and oils available from specialist dealers.
- The GLOCK pistols are stripped into the main component parts in the following order:
Removing the magazine
- checking safety (ensuring there is no round in the barrel)
- pulling trigger right back
- removing barrel from slide. Before the slide and the receiver are dismantled any further, attention is drawn to the safety and guarantee conditions.
4. Removal of the slide (see photo) is carried out as follows:
- Grasp the pistol in the right or left hand in such a way that four fingers rest over the slide and the thumb rests on the rear side of the receiver.
- Using the fingers draw back the slide (1) about 3mm
- Pull the slide lock (21)
- Push the slide forwards and separate it from the receiver.
If the slide is drawn back too far (more than 3mm), the trigger will move to the foremost forward position. The slide will then not separate from the receiver (17). Do not use force. The trigger must first be pulled all the way back.
5. Removal of the barrel (see photo) is carried out as follows:
- Push the recoil spring assembly (3) somewhat forwards with the thumb and raise it
- Take the recoil spring assembly out of the slide (see photo 4).
- Grasp the barrel on the barrel locking piece, push it slightly forwards, raise it and pull it backwards out of the slide. Reassembling the GLOCK pistols is carried out in the reverse order to the above.
SAFETY AND GUARANTEE INSTRUCTIONS
- If the weapon is dismantled by the purchaser or by any third parties further than described in
this user’s instruction, and if, as a result of inappropriate handling or incomplete reassembly,
damage or malfunctions are caused, as a result of which the safety devices are rendered
ineffective, then the purchaser shall forfeit ant claim to guarantee against damages thereby
incurred to persons or property.
- Any change to the basic construction of the weapon, in particular by the circumvention of the
safety devices, is strictly prohibited for safety reasons, and precludes the use of the weapon.
- The following actions are not permitted on the weapon since they could lead to damage:
- With the weapon unloaded the trigger (26) shall not be manually brought into the foremost
position and actuated. The trigger shall only be brought into its foremost position by pushing
back the slide (approx. 15mm or more)
- Should, with the slide disassembled, the trigger (26) be inadvertently brought into its foremost
position, then the trigger shall be only actuated when, at the same time, the trigger bar is
pushed forward (in muzzle direction).
- With the slide removed, it is not permitted to tension and spring the firing pin (5) forward,
since this could damage the firing pin safety.
- The steel insert located in the cover platte (15) to the slide must not be removed.
No liability whatever can be accepted if inexpertly manufacturedor inexpertly filled ammunition is used. All liability whatever isexcluded in the event of these instructions not being observed.
CHECK OF SAFETY DEVICES
The followingsafety checks are to be carried out at regular intervals, e.g. beforeeach use or when cleaning the weapon after use:
a) Function testing the trigger safety:
- Remove the magazine from your pistol and reassure that there is no cartridge in the barrel. Then the trigger may be pulled back.
- Bring back the trigger in its most forward position by cycling the slide. The trigger safety (lever integrated in trigger) should then be properly engaged.
- When lateral pressure is applied on the trigger the safety should keep engaged, blocking the trigger movement.
- Failure of the trigger safety to properly engage or block indicates that it is defective.
Do not reload or use your weapon again and contact GLOCK Ges.m.b.H. or an
authorised GLOCK armorer immediately.
b) Function testing the firing pin safety:
- Dismantle the weapon into its main components as described previously and remove the recoil spring/recoil spring tube and barrel from the slide.
- Hold the slide in a muzzle down position and depress the firing pin safety. The tip of the firing pin should move forward and be visible protruding from the firing pin hole.
- Keep the firing pin safety depressed and shake the slide. The firing pin should be distinctly heard moving freely.
- Draw back manually the firing pin about 0.2 in.
- Hold the slide in a horizontal position and push forward the firing pin toward the muzzle, firing pin safety being engaged. The firing pin should not protrude from the firing pin hole. If it does, the firing pin and the firing pin safety should be replaced.