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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The Glock pistol, sometimes referred to by the manufacturer as a Glock "Safe Action" Pistol, is a series of polymer-framed, short recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H., located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. It entered Austrian military and police service by 1982 after it was the top performer on an exhaustive series of reliability and safety tests.<ref name="Kasler_2"/>

Despite initial resistance from the market to accept a "plastic gun" due to durability and reliability concerns, and fears that the pistol would be "invisible" to metal detectors in airports, Glock pistols have become the company's most profitable line of products, commanding 65% of the market share of handguns for United States law enforcement agencies as well as supplying numerous national armed forces and security agencies worldwide.<ref name="Sweeney 2008">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Glocks are also popular firearms amongst civilians for recreational/competition shooting, home/self defense and concealed/open carry.<ref>Glock: The Rise of America's Gun by Paul M. Barret</ref>

Glock sections
Intro   History    Design details    Variants    Production in other countries    Users    References    Further reading    External links   

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