Glock 17

Striker-fired pistol challenge.

The Striker-Fired Pistol Challenge

A range test with three popular striker-fired pistols - Glock 17, Smith & Wesson M&P and Springfield XDm - reveals how this design became a winner.

Glock Deconstructed

New Book Reveals the Complexity of Glock

Recognized as the most influential firearms design in the past 50 years, the Glock pistol is the overwhelming favorite for both law enforcement and personal protection. Sweeney provides a thorough guide to every Glock model, highlighting the Gen4 improvements. He also shares a roadmap of the emergence of a whole aftermarket industry.

The Glock 17 (top) compared to the smaller Glock 19 for concealed carry.

Glock 17: Best 9mm for Concealed Carry?

The original, box-stock, vanilla-plain Glock 17 9mm is a wondrous beast. For reliability, comfort, ease of use, soft recoil, and the ability to find extras like magazines and such, it is hard to beat. But is it the best bet for concealed carry?

The G36. Sigh. It could have been a contender … .

Musings on the Single-Stack Glock

Handgunners wonder why their prayers for a true, thin-as-a-1911 single-stack Glock have gone unanswered. Patrick Sweeney explains why.

Which would you rather have: six shots of .38 Special or 10 shots of 9mm Parabellum +P?

10 Advantages of the Glock

What does Glock possess that makes it an enduring favorite among competitive shooters, law enforcement and armed citizens? Master gunsmith Patrick Sweeney reveals the Glock's top 10 advantages.