|Civil name:||Glock 20|
|Developer / Manufacturer:||Glock|
|Production time:||since 1991|
|Model variants:||20, 20C|
|Overall length:||193 mm|
|Total height:||139 mm|
|Total width:||32.5 mm|
|Weight: (unloaded)||0.785 kg|
|Sight length :||172 mm|
|Barrel length :||117 mm|
|Caliber :||10 mm car|
|Possible magazine fillings :||15 cartridges|
|Ammunition supply :||Bar magazine|
|Number of trains :||Hexagonal|
|Twist :||Right, 250 mm|
|Closure :||modified Browning system|
|Charging principle:||Recoil loader|
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The Glock 20 is a semi-automatic pistol in the 10 mm auto caliber . It is used by a few police authorities and armies because the recoil of the 10 mm caliber was found to be too strong (see article on the 10 mm caliber car ). The Glock 20 has a magazine capacity of 15 cartridges and a weight of 785 g (without magazine) or 1010 g (with full magazine). The empty magazine weighs 75 g and fully loaded approx. 325 g.
The Glock 20 is also available - like other Glock models - as the Glock 20C (Compensator). The compensator is an integral part of the weapon construction. Due to the compensator bores eroded in the barrel and the extension of these bores through the slide, part of the gases that expand when the shot is fired is diverted upwards, which reduces the rifling of the weapon as part of the recoil. The disadvantage of the compensator constructions is that the gunner can be blinded by the muzzle flash, which is partly directed upwards - especially in night situations - and thus the use by the military, police etc. is only possible to a limited extent.
- Chris McNab : Small Arms of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Pistols, revolvers, rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, grenade weapons . Kaiserverlag, Klagenfurt 2007, ISBN 978-3-7043-1440-6 , ( worth knowing - sport, technology ).