How a Glock Pistol Functions - Animation

With only 34 parts, the glock pistol is one of the simplest guns in the world.

Beware because there is no safety on the Glock at all, (unless you want to count the trigger safety = "You can't pull the trigger, unless you pull the trigger.") and no hammer, the gun is "striker fired".

Disassembly can be accomplished in 15 seconds, detail strip in one minute simply by pushing out 3 pins. Parts changing is easy and availability of inexpensive parts is excellent.

Glock makes many variants and many calibers but parts interchangeability is still outstanding between models. Almost every glock magazine will fit and function in any other glock ever made.