Glock 17

The most known model of pistols from the Austrian company Gaston Glock GmbH. The company became popular when the young Gaston Glock competed in the process of searching for a new pistol for the Austrian Army. The pistol was introduced in 1982 and it was adopted by diverse police forces worldwide.


Weapon type:semi-automatic pistol
Weight:0.625 kg
Calibre & cartridge:9×19mm Parabellum
Capacity:17 rounds
Effective range:50 m
Designer:Gaston Glock
Manufacturer:Glock Ges.m.b.H.
Number built:5.000.000 as of 2007
Action:Short recoil, locked breech, tilting barrel
In service:1982–present
Muzzle velocity:375 m/s (1,230 ft/s)