POTD: Glock 19 Cutaway

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

I have seen cutaway Glocks only in pictures. When I met up with my friend Corey at his house he showed me his cutaway Glock 19. I had to borrow it and take a closer look at it.

Glock has a variety of Cutaway versions of their pistols. You can check them out here.

GLOCK cutaway models are produced for technical and firearms training. These models are always a main attraction at training classes, presentations, and tradeshows because they clearly illustrate the ingeniously simple internal mechanisms of the GLOCK pistol. They are sold exclusively to law enforcement agencies.

Cutaway pistols in are available in the following models:
Gen3 – G17, G19, G20, G21, G22, G23
Gen4 – G17

I am not sure why these are limited to LE agencies. As a Glock fan I think it would be cool to have one of these just as a cool collectible or for better understanding of how a Glock pistol functions. Yes there are some really great 3D animations online and as well as plenty of photos and articles about the Glock’s function. But there is something tactile having one in your hand and manipulating it. It is like having X-Ray vision.

I did not realize that Glock also has the magazine cut away so you can see inside it. You can see the spring and the metal lining through the windows in the magazine.

At the last Big 3 East, Glock brought along their usual box of goodies. Shirts, bags etc. But this caught my eye. Glock dummy rounds. I did not know they made these.

The box is the same that they use for their Glock pistol light.

They only had 9mm versions at Big 3 East but they make them in .40S&W and .45 ACP.

Each dummy round has the Glock logo molded into them.

The back side of the round is boring. No molding of a primer or head stamping.

The cutaway Glock has a warning engraved into the side of the slide to not load live ammunition.

Perfect use of the Glock dummy rounds.

According to my friend Corey, the cutaway Glock cost quite a bit. He paid $700 for it. But he is a huge Glock fanatic. Since the cutaway Glock 19 has a serial number it had to be transferred like a normal pistol. I am not sure if that was the gun store’s policy or if that was a Glock policy. As a former guns store employee, if they made Corey fill out a 4473 and the PA State Police Record of Sale on top of a PICS check (our version of NICS) then they must have logged this gun into their system and had to have logged it out.

Glock only makes 6 Gen3 cut away Glocks and a Gen 4 Glock 17 cutaway. I wish they made a G18C cutaway. That would be rather cool to see how the sear works in a cutaway model.

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  • Horsefister69 Horsefister69 on Oct 28, 2017

    Looks cool, but I would think it would snag on everything when carried. I will stick to something more practical, like my p89 or highpoint c9.

  • Bill Bill on Oct 31, 2017

    My local Shop -N-Shoot had one for general sale. Fun thing to play with. Someone finally bought it but it took a while.