Glock is a brand of polymer-framed, short recoil-operated, locked-breech semi-automatic pistols. The company was founded in Austria in 1963 by engineer Gaston Glock. Glock pistols are known for their simplicity, reliability, and ease of use, as well as their high capacity magazines and the ability to withstand extreme conditions. Glock has become one of the most popular handgun manufacturers in the world, with their pistols being widely used by law enforcement and military organizations, as well as by civilian shooters for personal protection and competitive shooting. Glock pistols are also popular among gun enthusiasts and are known for their durable construction and reliability.