Factory Glock Cutaway

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Arguably one of the most simplistic handguns, Glocks are lauded for their ease of use and servicing, even for the individual. While most firearms enthusiasts can see how the handgun works by taking it apart (as I did), Glock does produce factory cut-away models, which 7.62x51n80 got his hands on and was kind to share with the world.

They are rarely seen in public (and never available for public sale) typically only reserved for armorer’s courses and a few tradeshows. The video is a great reference giving one the chance to see the parts in person versus the variety of animations that exist.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Peyton Quinn Peyton Quinn on Sep 19, 2015

    This video shows just why striker fired pistols in general are accidents waiting to happen. But Glocks in particular which have highest rate of negligent discharges of any pistol ever marketed. The NYSP were issued them and the Attorney Genral of NY sued Glock for the great number of accidents that the company's gun caused do to its striker design and striker 'safety'. Those was born a multi million dollar settlement and the development of the New York Trigger Glock which is essentially DAO Glock. The Glock is good for say SWAT entry Team but too dangerous for the average person as the statistics clearly show. Among sasomne police ZI have trained I have heard more than few times the expression "Glock Leg" referring to the limp of having an officer shoot himself in the leg drawing or holstering the Glock. OK these are human errors true, but the basic design of the Glock makes them rather easy to accidentally or negligently discharge.

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    • Peyton Quinn Peyton Quinn on Sep 21, 2015

      @RocketScientist LOL yes I am have been on the planet more than 65 years but as you can still see I am dam pretty still! Just enter "Glock lawsuits' or Glock Accidental discharges' into any serach engin, Google is best.

      It would take many months to read them there are so many pages there and different lawsuits. By the way the Glock was invented by two Italian machinist who worked At Beretta.It was the first striker pistol made using modern polymers and NC machining.But Beretta declined to buy their design because they felt it was too dangerous due to 'no safeties' and the striker fired design.

      Meanwhile Austria was going to replace their 'blow back assisted', non tilt barrel system of the Steyr GB ( I Placed 3rd with one 30 years ago in an Israeli combat simulation match and that group that dam good indeed!)). The Steyr GB was very find DA and auto 'external hammer design' very safe really. But far to expensive to mass produce.

      The company getting the contract had to be a Prussian company. Hence the Italian machinist sold the deign to the Austrian company whose firearm division was called Glock.

      The DA auro solved the problem of the 'safety of a revolver' but with the 'firepower' of an auto and the quick deployment of DA revolver.

      The problem of safety of an revolver and the virtues of an auto pistol and an auto since the Walters P38 was made back the 1932's (earlier actually). Striker fired designs became popular with the Glock, but only a few proved to be dangerous as the Glock.

      It isn't just because there are lot of new shooters with Glocks shooting themslves and others, it connected the very design of the pistol The New York Supreme Court ruled decades ago.

      Hum..where did I put those Meds anyway ? ROFL

      Peace be with you.

  • Bill Bill on Oct 14, 2015

    Sorry for the necropost, but the costs of cutaways always amazes me, then I consider the cost of the gun, then the cost of the machining and design to do it right, and it doesn't seem so bad. For teaching armorers they are cool, but for shooters I'm not sure that the money couldn't be better spent on other aids. They need a basic idea of how the gun works, but the worst thing that can happen is that someone gets motivated to tear their pistol apart, and shows up for work with a sheepish grin, an empty holster and a plastic grocery bag full of a gun kit, that's always missing at least one small part.