Top 5 Tactical Handguns #2
The “big bore” .45 caliber belongs to the United States like stars and stripes. Americans have always had a very special relationship with this timeless caliber. The GLOCK 21 gives you everything you would expect of a ..45 pistol. Countless law enforcement units swear by this superior pistol for more than just its above-average magazine capacity of 13 rounds.
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1. Octagonal Polygonal Rifling – Octagonal rifling provides a better gas seal in relatively large diameter rifled bores, since an octagon resembles a circle closer than a hexagon.
2. Internal Locking System – The ILS is a manually activated lock that is located in the back of the pistol’s grip. It is cylindrical in design and each key is unique. When activated, the lock causes a tab to protrude from the rear of the grip giving both a visual and tactile indication as to whether the lock is engaged or not and renders the Glock un-fireable as well as making it impossible to disassemble.
3. Loaded Chamber Indicator – When a cartridge is present in the chamber, a tactile metal edge protrudes slightly out immediately behind the ejection port on the right side of the slide.
4. Lightweight & Superior Durability – The Glock’s frame, magazine body and several other components are made from a high-strength nylon-based polymer, invented by Gaston Glock, called Polymer 2. This plastic was specially formulated to provide increased durability and is more resilient than carbon steel and most steel alloys. Polymer 2 is resistant to shock, caustic liquids and temperature extremes where traditional steel/alloy frames would warp and become brittle.