Glock 17

Silhouette (Visual identification)

Glock 17
Category Self-Loading Pistols & Revolvers
Operating System short recoil-operated, locked breech
Cartridge
Length 186 mm
Feeding Box magazine

Several modified versions of the Glock 17 have also been introduced. The Glock 17C incorporated slots cut in the barrel and slide to compensate for muzzle rise and recoil. The Glock 17L incorporates a longer slide and extended barrel. Initially, the Glock 17L had three holes in the top of the barrel and a corresponding slot in the slide; however, later production pistols lack the holes in the barrel. The Glock 17MB is a version with ambidextrous magazine catch. Glock pistols are designed with three independent safety mechanisms to prevent accidental discharge. The system, designated "Safe Action" by Glock, consists of an external integrated trigger safety and two automatic internal safeties: a firing pin safety and a drop safety. The external safety is a small inner lever contained in the trigger.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The Glock 17 is found in 57 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Afghanistan (AFG)
U
Australia (AUS)
G
Austria (AUT)
O
U
Bangladesh (BGD)
U
Barbados (BRB)
G
Belgium (BEL)
U
Brazil (BRA)
U
Canada (CAN)
U
Chile (CHL)
G
China (CHN)
U
Croatia (HRV)
G
U
Denmark (DNK)
G
Ecuador (ECU)
U
Fiji (FJI)
U
Finland (FIN)
U
France (FRA)
U
Georgia (GEO)
U
Germany (DEU)
U
Greece (GRC)
G
Iceland (ISL)
U
India (IND)
U
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Iraq (IRQ)
N
Israel (ISR)
G
Jordan (JOR)
U
Kosovo (SCG)
U
Latvia (LVA)
G
Liberia (LBR)
G
Lithuania (LTU)
G
Luxembourg (LUX)
G
N
Malaysia (MYS)
U
Mexico (MEX)
G
Monaco (MCO)
U
Montenegro (MNE)
U
Netherlands (NLD)
U
New Zealand (NZL)
G
Norway (NOR)
U
Pakistan (PAK)
U
G
Philippines (PHL)
G
Poland (POL)
G
Portugal (PRT)
G
Romania (ROU)
U
South Korea (KOR)
G
Spain (ESP)
G
Sweden (SWE)
G
N
Switzerland (CHE)
U
Syria (SYR)
U
Thailand (THA)
U
G
Ukraine (UKR)
G
G
G
U
Uruguay (URY)
U
Venezuela (VEN)
U

Visual identification (Silhouette)

Glock 17 (10)