Torture Test: Glock 17 Gen 4

The Glock’s reputation is one of reliability. The Glock tagline is “perfection.” No one in their right mind would doubt the many merits of a Glock pistol. How does it stand up to a torture test?

The Glock’s reputation is one of reliability. The Glock tagline is “perfection.” No one in their right mind would doubt the many merits of a Glock pistol. How does it stand up to a torture test?

Individual Tests Used

(Do not try these at home)

  1. 1,000 Rounds

    The Glock was taken straight from the factory box, no cleaning, no lubing, just taken out and fired 1,000 rounds. No hiccups at all.

  2. Buried in Dirt

    The Glock was loaded and buried in dirt, uncovered and fired – no issues.

  3. Thrown in water and mud

    Dirt was easy, mud is more difficult. The Glock was loaded and thrown in the water, and then pulled out dragging through the mud along the way – pulled out and fired with no issues.

  4. Drop and drag

    People who are inexperienced with firearms are often afraid of guns going off when dropped. The truth is, modern striker fired firearms do not have this problem. To prove this, a round with a live primer, but no bullet, was dropped and drug along behind the vehicle. No issues.

The Glock’s reputation for quality and reliability definitely exists for a reason.

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