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Glock (trademarked as GLOCK) is a weapons manufacturer founded in 1963 with headquartered in , and named after its founder, .  While the company is best known for its line of -fired - , it also produces field and . Glock handguns are common sidearms among law enforcement agencies and military organizations around the world. The popularity of Glock pistols can be attributed to a number of factors. They are said to be very reliable, being able to function under extreme conditions and to fire a wide range of ammunition types. The simplicity of the Glock design contributes to this reliability, as it contains a relatively small number of components (nearly half as many as the typical handgun) making maintenance and repair easier. The polymer frame makes them lighter than typical steel or aluminum-framed handguns, which is attractive to police officers and civilians who carry firearms for extended periods of time. The trigger is the only operating element; all three pistol safeties are deactivated when the unique trigger is pulled, and automatically activated when it is released. Glock currently produces .

The Glock 17 Self-loading Pistol was developed by Austrian designer Gaston Glock. In the year 1980. The Glock prototype won the Austrian Armed Forces held combat pistol competition to equip Austrian Army and was adopted by Austrian Army and Police. Pistol mass production began in 1980 and the Glock 17 and it's modifications are now in service within 30-50 countries by the special forces, police and security services.

Glock 17A modal was produced with a 120 mm (4.7 in) extended barrel that protrudes from the slide visibly and a restricted 10 round magazine that is intended for the Australian market of sporting shooters to conform to local laws regarding barrel length and magazine capacity created after the .  

The Glock 19 is effectively a reduced-size Glock 17, called the "Compact" by the manufacturer. It was first produced in 1988, primarily for military and law enforcement. The Glock 19 has a barrel and pistol grip that are shorter by approx. 12 mm (0.5 in) compared to the Glock 17 and uses a 15-round magazine. To preserve the operational reliability of the short recoil system, the slide's mass was kept the same. With the exception of the slide, frame, barrel, locking block, recoil spring, guide rod, and slide lock spring, all of the other components are interchangeable between the models 17 and 19. In 1990 the Glock 19 was accepted by the Swedish Army and entered service as the Pistol 88B