Glock Model 20 pistol in 10mm caliber with custom Mulitcam camo paint.
Glock Perfection. The Glock 20 Gen4 is ideal for home defense, concealed carry or as a duty weapon. It is a full size, 10mm, polymer frame handgun that uses a locked breach system referred to as "Safe Action". This is the combination of a trigger safety, firing pin safety and drop safety that render the loaded pistol incapable of firing, even when banged or bumped, unless someone actually squeezes the trigger.
Because it does not have a hammer, the spring loaded striker (firing pin) is technically blocked off, partially retracted and not in geometric alignment with a chambered cartridge. It is only by squeezing the trigger, which fully retracts and then releases the striker, that makes the pistol then capable of firing. The absence of a hammer also provides a sleeker profile that reduces both size and weight, while optimizing a smoother draw from concealment.
The Glock 20 has the advantage of not having a manual safety, thus eliminating the need to consciously think about deactivating such a device during a deadly encounter. This is the ultimate point and shoot pistol. With 50% fewer components than conventional handguns of the same caliber, it means there are fewer parts to break, and you can literally disassemble and then reassemble the gun within seconds.
The frame is made out of a synthetic polymer that is actually stronger than steel, yet 86% lighter and virtually indestructible. It can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 F to +158 F and still continue firing. An integral accessory rail provides the added benefit of quickly attaching lasers and / or lights for low visibility applications. The ergonomic grip angle is designed to allow the shooter to rapidly deploy the pistol under stress fire conditions.
This series is referred to as "Gen4" and has several noticeable upgrades over its Gen3 predecessors. A slightly smaller frame circumference, combined with interchangeable backstraps have been engineered to accommodate a variety of hand sizes.
The rough texture grip allows for a more aggressive hold on the gun, especially in situations where maximum traction and weapons retention could make the difference between life or death. An enlarged reversible Gen4 magazine release makes it easier to perform reloads. A heavy duty recoil spring slightly reduces kick and also extends pistol life. Glock supplies a third magazine with Gen4 pistols that offers added firepower.
The Glock 20 Gen4 features an outstanding ergonomic design, where a highly efficient bore axis-to-weight distribution ratio ensures controlled shots, even under rapid fire conditions. In addition, the polymer frame also provides much softer felt recoil than most conventional metal frame handguns. The pistol weighs in at a little over 26.28 ounces and has a DAO trigger pull of roughly 5.5 pounds.
Three full capacity 15- round magazines are provided with Glock 20 Gen4 pistols. A set of white outline sights sit on top of the slide, are highly visible, easy to use and track reasonably well. The 4.6" hexagonal hammer forged barrel of the Glock 20 Gen4 increase muzzle velocity and provide greater accuracy than conventional rifled barrels. Overall, the Glock model 20 Gen4 is an incredibly powerful, accurate and reliable full-frame handgun.