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Glock Pistols

The Glock family of handguns is semi-automatic pistol that is in sporadic use within a number of US Special Operations units such as Delta Force, Army Rangers and Marine Force Recon.

Glocks are designed and made by Austrian company Glock GmbH. The pistols are manufactured with a polymer frame

Glocks come in a variety of sizes and calibers. One of the most common types is the Glock 17 which is a full size 9mm pistol that has a capacity of 17+1 rounds. Army Rangers reportedly use the Glock 19 which is a more compact version of the Glock 17 and is also chambered in 9mm.

Delta Force have reportedly been known to use the Glock 22, a full-size pistol chambered in .40 S&W. Delta have a history of preferring .45s such as the venerable 1911, however it's rumored that some operators switched to Glock 22s as they were deemed more reliable in the sandy conditions the unit tends to operate in these days. The Glock 22 has a magazine capacity of 15+1.

Delta is also understood to sometimes use smaller Glocks such as the the compact Glock 19 (9mm) or even smaller 26 (9mm) which are ideal for concealed carry.

Glock 22 Specifications

weight: 1.43 lbs (empty)
length: 7.32 inches
barrel length: 4.49 inches
rate of fire : semi-automatic
muzzle velocity : 950 feet per second
caliber : .40 S&W
magazine : 15 round detachable

Glock - Images and Further Info

glock 17
A Glock 17 9mm pistol fitted with a double-stack 17-round magazine.
photo by Nukes4Tots | used under license

glock 22
Glock 22 (.40 S&W) in olive drab frame and magazine. Due it better resistance to sand, Delta Force have reportedly been using the Glock 22 over their customized 1911.
photo by technococcus | used under license

glock 26
Glock 26, known as the 'Baby Glock,' is ideal for concealed carry or as a second pistol.
photo by KEN. | used under license

SWAT with Glock 22 pistol
An officer with the Clovis PD SWAT team takes aim with a Glock 22 (.40 S&W(
Air Force photo by Airman Erik Cardenas

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