Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Glock 17 "Safe Action Pistol"

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The Glock Safe Action Pistol, also known as the Glock is a series of semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by Glock Ges.mbH, located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. The company's founder, engineer Gaston Glock, have no experience with the design or manufacture of firearms at the time of their first pistol, Glock 17. Glock only has extensive experience in advanced synthetic polymers that are used to frame pistol. Ferritic nitrocarburizing Glock introduced into the firearms industry as an anti-corrosion surface treatment for metal gun parts. In addition to several Glock pistols other manufacturers also started using ferritic nitrocarburizing to finish the parts such as barrels and slides.

The reputation of Glock pistols borders on legendary. In fact, in many cases, the reliability of the feeding mechanism, firing pin, slide and extractor approaches the reliability of a revolver. Glock pistols are famous for their functionality. Glock pistols have been put through torture tests that will boggle the mind.  If you could watch a torture test you’d see guys bury the Glock pistol in mud, they pack the Glock pistol with sand, they let it soak in salty water for a week, and freeze it in ice. They’d shoot the Glock slide with a .22 caliber bullet, drop the Glock pistol from an airplane and dig it back out of the ground that it sunk into. Then, amazingly, they’ll pick it up, shake it off, load it, and it will fire. It is one of the most reliably operational guns on planet Earth, bar none.

There are a number of "Glock-17" modifications (Glock-18, 19, 20, 22 and others) which have only some differences from the basic modification. Currently "Glocks" are chambered in all major pistol calibers. Pistol is available in standard, compact, subcompact, competition and other models. "Glock-17" automatic works on barrel short recoil principle. Trigger mechanism is "safe action" (or usual "double-action" as trigger is always reclined). Trigger is hidden in the lock's frame what prevents it's damage or failure if pistol falls down on the ground. Trigger push power can be adjusted from 2 to 5.5 kgs. It is supposed that a good modern pistol's barrel and mechanisms must serve not less than 40 000 shots. The "Glock" Gmbh specialists claim that the "Glock-17" and other models serve approximately 360 000 shots what is a really impressive number. "Glock-17" has quiet high muzzle energy (485 - 490 Joules) and provides good penetration effect fed by standard 9 x 19 mm (Para) cartridges.


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