- Weight: 1.88 lbs (.85 kg)
- Length: 6.85 in (17.4 cm)
- Cartridge: 9x19mm Parabellum
- Muzzle Velocity: 1,230 ft/s
- Effective Range: 55 yards
- Feed System: 15-round box magazine
The Glock was designed in the 1980's as a replacement for the Walther P38. Despite the company's founder having no previous experience with firearm design or production, the Glock outperformed more established manufacturer's (such as Heckler & Koch) to become the handgun of choice for the Austrian military. Glocks are also popular with military and law enforcement agencies around the world. 60-70% of American police officers own and use a Glock 22 pistol.
The Glock 18 is a noticeable variation due to being fully automatic.
This weapon was tested against the Navy SEAL's Sig Sauer P226 in breaking five lights and eliminating two targets inside a mock-up bistro. The SEALS completed the challenge in 13.84s while the Commandos completed the challenge in 20.03s due to missing with a few shots against the lights. The edge was given to the SIG P226 for the better shooting of the SEALS.