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Pictured below is my EDC weapon, a 3rd generation Glock 30SF chambered in .45ACP. It holds 10 +1 and has proven itself accurate and reliable enough to trust my life to it.

The Glock series of firearms are a short recoil-operated locked breech semi-automatic pistols that uses a modified Browning cam-lock system adapted from the Hi-Power (P35) pistol. The firearm's locking mechanism utilizes a linkless, vertically tilting barrel with a rectangular breech that locks into the ejection port cut-out in the slide. During the recoil stroke, the barrel moves rearward initially locked together with the slide approximately 0.12 inches until the bullet leaves the barrel and chamber pressure drops to a safe level. A ramped lug extension at the base of the barrel then interacts with a tapered locking block integrated into the frame, forcing the barrel down and unlocking it from the slide. This camming action terminates the barrel's movement while the slide continues back under recoil, extracting and ejecting the spent cartridge casing. The slide's uninterrupted rearward movement and counter-recoil cycle are characteristic of the Browning designed system.
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I never thought I'd see the day that my old Model 10 S&W would be retired as my nightstand gun but I bought an unfired secondhand Glock 17 last summer (my first) and it has proven 100% reliable, dirty or clean, with all types of ammo. She shoots to point of aim at combat distances and groups very well. Add the Tenifer finish and polymer frame and there you go. I'm still an S&W man but as the saying goes, "You show your Smiths and Colts to your friends and you show your Glock to the bad guys." It's like a hammer in the tool box, it doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to work.
Is it true that Glocks are dishwasher safe? Just a little joke going around :D
Yes, but don't wash one fully loaded with one in the chamber. I did and my wife is still complaining about what happened to her good dishes. We have also found that the dishwasher doesn't work nearly as well with holes in its door.

I know that I don't need to say this but - I'm only kidding and do not put loaded Glocks in the dishwasher!!!!
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