In some countries, it is illegal for civilians to own guns that are
chambered in the same caliber as the military. To support the civilian
market in these countries, Glock has produced versions of their 9mm
guns in 9x21 caliber and versions of the .45 ACP guns in .45 HP. The
9x21 cartridge is identical to the 9x19 except the brass case is 2mm
longer. The .45 HP is 1mm shorter than the .45 ACP.
In Italy, the 9x21 guns have the following special markings:
"9x21" on the left side of the slide
The Italian "Numero di Catalogo" on the left side of the slide. The Italian
Government keeps a register of all firearms available in the country. Each
single model has it's own "Numero di Catalogo" number. Therefore, all Glock 19
9x21s have number "CAT 5693", all Glock 17 9x21s have a different CAT number,
etc. Of course, this code is different from the number attributed by Glock to
each single pistol.
Two small Italian Governmental marks on the right side of the slide. These
marks certify that the handgun has been imported in compliance with the local
applicable rules and that it has been tested at the Italian Governmental
testing ground (Banco di Prova). All pistols are tested there with a few very
powerful loads before being distributed to the retail dealers.
Available only in Finland, the Glock 17 Pro has some unique features not
found on any other Glocks. It's a standard 3rd gen Glock 17 plus:
Maritime spring cups
3.5 lb connector
Extended slide lever
Glock night sights (TriLux OEM)
Glock extended barrel w/ threads
Plus 2 magazine extension
Recontoured magazine release
All parts Glock factory installed and the G17 Pro cost only $80 more than a standard G17.
In a show of support for the continent down under, Glock has created a model
just for Australia. The latest gun laws in that country specify that handguns
must have minimum barrel length of 120mm. So Glock crated the model 17A, which
is simply a Glock 17 with an extended, 120mm barrel.
Australia's not the only country getting custom Glocks to comply with local laws.
Danish law requires handguns to be at least 210 mm long so the Glock 17DK is
a standard G17 with a 122.5mm barrel, bringing the guns total length to 210mm. Back To Top
Glock Mariner & Tactical
Available only in the Philippines, the Glock Mariner and Glock Tactical are standard Glocks with the following additions: