GLOCK pistols are the perfect combination of reliability and accuracy. Their high-tech engineering and construction create a handgun that can stand up to more punishment than even the most unforgiving conditions can generate. When you investigate the individual advantages of a GLOCK, you'll see that it will outperform whatever you're shooting now.
The GLOCK pistol's Safe Action trigger system offers you several very distinct benefits over conventional trigger systems. First, you can choose from several trigger pulls. Second, the trigger is the one and only operative control. Third, is the smooth and consistent pull you feel every time you squeeze the trigger. It makes training much easier because each and every shot feels exactly the same. It also makes a firearm safe.
GLOCK pistols have three independent and automatic safeties. As the trigger is pulled they sequentially disengage, and as the pistol fires and the trigger returns to its forward position, they re-engage. The combination of the trigger safety, firing pin safety and drop safety make the GLOCK the safest pistol on the market.
GLOCKs have about 50% fewer components than conventional handguns of these calibers. The GLOCK 17, for example, has only 33 parts. A couple of pins. No screws. So there are fewer parts to break. And you can break down and reassemble any GLOCK pistol with one simple tool. That's all there is to it.
The frame on a GLOCK handgun is made out of a synthetic that is actually stronger than steel, yet 86% lighter. It's virtually indestructible. A GLOCK pistol can withstand temperatures ranging from -40?C (-40 F) to +70?C (+158 F) and still come out firing.
The metal components on a GLOCK are practically indestructable. That's because they're finished with a unique surface treatment called Tenifer that makes those parts virtually as hard as a diamond. It is even more corrosion resistant than stainless steel.
GLOCK handguns are designed with a grip angle that's so comfortable, so natural, it complements your instinctive shooting abilities. This ergonomic design features a superb bore axis and weight distribution to ensure a controlled shot, even under the most adverse conditions. Plus, the special polymer frame, of which the grip is an integral part, results in a much softer recoil than that of conventional guns, which only adds to your control. The unique GLOCK barrel features hammer-forged rifling for increased velocity and even greater accuracy. With a GLOCK's consistent trigger pull and excellent pointability, there's a very good chance you'll be hitting your targets for a long, long time.
In Single Action (SA) systems the hammer must be cocked first before the gun is ready to fire. In this condition, usually, the trigger weight is very low and the trigger travel for discharge is also very short, which increases the risk of an unintended shot. In Double Action / Single Action (DA-SA) systems the user has to deal with two different trigger pull weights and two different trigger travels for discharge. For the first shot the trigger pull weight is very high and the trigger travel is extremely long. For the second and the following shots the trigger pull weight is very low and the trigger travel is very short. Because of this there is a risk to fire a second, unwanted shot after the first one. Double Action Only systems have a constant trigger pull weight and a constant trigger travel, but the trigger pull weight is very high and the trigger travel is extremely long - two aspects which have some influence on accuracy.
The "Safe Action" system consists of three (3) automatic independently operating mechanical safeties which are sequentially disengaged when pulling the trigger and which are automatically re-engaged when releasing the trigger. Without actuating the trigger it is not possible that a shot is fired. The revolutionary trigger system consists of a trigger safety, firing pin safety, and a drop safety. Furthermore the "Safe Action" system provides a constant trigger pull weight and a constant trigger travel from the first shot up to the last shot.
GLOCK pistols are safe when dropped, when they receive any other abnormal shocks and are fully functional at temperatures from -40? to +70? Celsius.
The GLOCK "Safe Action" system has revolutionized the handgun industry and has been widely adopted by law enforcement and other official users as well as commercial and competition/combat shooting areas due to its simple, fast, safe and reliable application.
The main advantage of the GLOCK "Safe Action" system is that is has no external safeties. Because of this, the user can fully concentrate on the tactical tasks required whilst being in a stress situation and does not need to think about any safeties to be deactivated.icient defense in emergency situations.