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What ammo does Glock recommend?

Glock recommends using factory-produced ammunition that meets SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute) or NATO specifications. It is important to use high-quality ammunition in order to ensure the proper functioning and reliability of the firearm. Using hand-loaded or reloaded ammunition or ammunition that does not meet these specifications can potentially damage the firearm and may cause it to malfunction, which could result in injury. It is always recommended to consult the owner’s manual for specific guidelines on recommended ammunition for your specific Glock model.

Depending on the identity of the handgun, the recommended ammunition is going to be different. Some of the most popular handguns made by Glock include:

  • The Glock 17: The Glock 17 is one of the smaller handguns; however, it is still one of their most popular. This handgun requires 9mm ammunition, often marked 9 x 19.
  • The Glock 19: This is arguably the most popular Glock handgun. It also requires 9mm ammunition.
  • The Glock 20: The Glock 20 is a slightly more powerful handgun. While it is not commonly found on the streets, it is still seen from time to time. This handgun uses 10mm auto ammunition.
  • The Glock 21: The Glock 21 is a powerful handgun that packs a punch. As a result, it takes .45 Auto ammunition.
  • The Glock 22: A standard-issue Glock 22 requires .40 caliber ammunition.
  • The Glock 23: The Glock 23 is a more compact handgun. It also takes .40 caliber ammunition.
  • The Glock 26: The Glock 26 is one of the most compact handguns on the market. It takes 9mm ammunition.