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Our offer includes 79 designs of Glock 18 holsters with key features such as quick and easy draw and re-holstering. Wide range of carry positions and carry styles allow you to browse through many holster models with great retention and a covered trigger guard, either open top holsters or holsters with a thumb break. Our Glock 18 holsters are designed to minimise gun print so your carry is only known to you, their slim profile and premium stitching are a key feature. Other than that, we have a large range of on-duty or off-duty holsters for your daily carry.
The path to choosing the right Glock 18 thumb break holster is not so easy. First and foremost, you need to make sure that your thumb break Glock 18 holster features a safety strap that’s properly molded and even reinforced with steel, so that it doesn’t collapse after years of use. The main benefit of a Glock 18 thumb break holster is that the safety strap holds your Glock 18 securely in place and that others have no chance of snatching your pistol away.
Our Glock 18 holsters are available in many varieties, and carry styles covering everything a gun owner needs, including IWB, OWB, Cross Draw, Shoulder, Small Of Back, Red Dot Sight, Chest, Drop Leg, Duty, Paddle, Other, Concealed Carry, Ankle, Appendix, Competition, Clip On, Hybrid, Magazine, Minimalist, Open Carry, Sweat Guard, Thumb Break, Tuckable, Women's holster designs.
Glock 18 Thumb Break holsters are custom made for this gun model for a perfect fit, smooth draw and re-holstering and allows you to carry your gun in comfortable and safe way. Browse our whole selection of Glock.Browse our whole selection of Glock Holsters.
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About Glock 18
Glock Ges.m.b.H., trademarked as Glock is one of the most famous and successful firearm producer, well known all over the world. Engineer Gaston Glock, company's founder who had no experience with firearms manufacture or design, became one of the most successful firearms designer of all times. Glock had extensive experience in advanced synthetic polymers, knowledge of which was very important in the company's design of the first commercially successful line of polymer frame pistols.
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The Glock 18 is a highly versatile and capable firearm that offers unique features and performance made by the Austrian company Glock GmbH. As a select-fire pistol, it combines the reliability and functionality for which Glock is renowned with the ability to fire in full-auto mode.
The overall length of the gun is 8.03 inches, and the barrel of this pistol is 4.49 inches long. The G18 is 1.34 inches wide and 6.1 inches high. When unloaded, the pistol weighs 22.05 oz, however, a 19-round mag adds another 11 oz to the weight.
The Glock 18 boasts a familiar design that adheres to Glock's signature simplicity and durability. Its polymer frame provides a lightweight yet robust construction, ensuring a comfortable and reliable shooting experience. The well-designed grip, with its textured surface and ergonomic contours, offers excellent handling, allowing for a firm and secure grip even during rapid fire.
One of the most distinctive features of the Glock 18 is its ability to switch between semi-automatic and full-automatic fire modes. In semi-auto mode, the G18 functions like any other Glock pistol, offering precise and controlled shooting. However, with a simple switch, it can unleash an exhilarating burst of fully automatic fire. This capability sets the Glock 18 apart, making it a preferred choice for those seeking an adrenaline-fueled shooting experience.
Like other Glock pistols, the Glock 18 excels in terms of accuracy and reliability. Its short recoil system and consistent trigger pull contribute to excellent shot-to-shot consistency, allowing for precise targeting even in rapid-fire situations. The polygonal rifling in the barrel enhances bullet stabilization and extends the pistol's effective range. Whether firing in semi-auto or full-auto mode, the G18 maintains its renowned reliability, with minimal malfunctions or stoppages.
The Glock 18 offers a wide range of customization options to suit individual preferences. The accessory rail allows for the attachment of various tactical lights, lasers, or other accessories to enhance versatility in different shooting scenarios. If you get one, a custom made Glock 18 light-bearing holster is a must. Additionally, the compatibility with extended magazines offers increased ammunition capacity, further extending the Glock 18's firepower.
Given the Glock 18's dimensions, a G18 OWB holster is a fitting option. However, there is also a wide range of Glock 18 concealed carry holsters specifically designed for the firearm, providing a diverse selection to cater to individual preferences and needs.
The Glock 18 is an exceptional firearm that combines the renowned reliability of Glock pistols with the ability to unleash controlled bursts of fully automatic fire. To access comprehensive information about the G18 model, you can visit Glock's official website or refer to the Glock Wikipedia page. Engaging discussions on the topic can be found in popular Glock forums such as Glock Talk and Glock Forum. To stay up to date with the latest developments regarding Glock handguns, it is recommended to follow Glock's official Facebook page.
IS THE GLOCK 18 BANNED IN THE USA?
The Glock 18 is not explicitly banned in the United States. However, it is important to note that the sale and ownership of the Glock 18, specifically in its fully automatic configuration, are heavily regulated by federal law.
DOES GLOCK 18 HAVE A SAFETY?
The Glock 18 is equipped with several built-in safety features to ensure safe handling and operation. The primary safety feature is an integrated trigger safety and a firing pin safety system. Furthermore, Glocks also feature a drop safety mechanism, which prevents the pistol from discharging if dropped from a height or subjected to an impact on its muzzle.
IS GLOCK 18 GOOD FOR CONCEALED CARRY?
The Glock 18 is generally not considered a practical option for concealed carry due to its larger frame size and overall dimensions compared to compact or subcompact pistols designed for concealed carry. Moreover, fully automatic firearms are heavily regulated, and their use in self-defense scenarios can have serious legal implications. However, if you want to conceal carry your G18, make sure you choose a comfortable and custom Glock 18 concealed carry holster.
WHAT ARE THE BEST GLOCK 18 HOLSTERS FOR OPEN CARRY?
Considering the G18’s dimensions and legal implications, the firearm is suitable for open carry. If you want to open carry your G18, make sure you’ve chosen one of the best Glock 18 open carry holsters. There’s no better holster for the G18 open carry than this Glock 18 Open Top OWB holster. Another popular option is Glock 18 Belt side OWB holster. The holster features a reinforced leather strap that increases the holster's retention and safety.
GLOCK 18 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES GLOCK 18 COST?
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for the Glock 18 can vary depending on various factors such as location, dealer pricing, and any additional features or accessories included with the firearm. The MSRP for a standard Glock 18 is generally around $650 to $700.
WHERE IS GLOCK 18 MADE?
The Glock 18 pistol is manufactured by the Austrian company Glock GmbH. It is designed and produced in Austria. Glock handguns, including the Glock 18, are primarily manufactured at Glock's headquarters and production facility in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria.
WHAT IS THE BARREL LENGTH OF GLOCK 18?
The barrel length of the Glock 18 is 4.49 inches. The overall length of the Glock 18 is 8.03 inches.
WHAT IS THE CALIBER AND CAPACITY OF GLOCK 18?
The Glock 18 is chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum. As for its capacity, the Glock 18 typically comes with a standard magazine capacity of 19 rounds. However, it is also compatible with higher-capacity magazines, such as 31-round or 33-round extended magazines.
IS GLOCK 18 BETTER THAN GLOCK 17?
The Glock 18 offers the unique ability to switch between semi-automatic and full-automatic fire modes. This can be desirable for those who prioritize rapid-fire shooting or want the versatility of both fire modes in a single firearm. The Glock 17 is more commonly used and widely available than the Glock 18. Moreover, owning and operating a Glock 17 is typically less restrictive than a Glock 18. The choice between the Glock 18 and Glock 17 depends on your specific needs and intended use. If you prioritize the G17, don’t forget to get a well-fitting Glock 17 holster.
WILL A GLOCK 18 HOLSTER FIT GLOCK 17?
Even though the G18 and the G17 have almost identical dimensions, it’s highly recommended to get a specially molded holster for each model. If you are an owner of a G18, you should get a Glock 18 holster. To ensure a proper fit for your G17, it’s suggested to purchase a custom made Glock 17 holster. If you need more information on the best G17 holsters, then check out our List of the best Glock 17 holsters.
WHAT ARE THE BEST GLOCK 18 UPGRADES?
There are several effective ways to enhance the performance of Glock 18. These methods include integrating aftermarket accessories such as extended magazines, red dot sights, tactical lights, lasers, and G18 night sights designed specifically for the Glock pistols. Furthermore, for optimal functionality and visual appeal, one can consider investing in a custom made Glock 18 leather holster designed exclusively for the G18.
HOW TO BREAK-IN A GLOCK 18 HOLSTER?
Using a Glock 18 holster specifically molded for the firearm typically eliminates the need for a break-in period. However, if you experience a slightly snug fit, our Glock 18 holster break-in guide can provide helpful tips to ensure the holster achieves the ideal fit and maximum comfort.
GLOCK 18 PROS AND CONS
Benefits of Glock 18:
High magazine capacity
Glock 18 problems:
Legal restrictions of the select-fire capability
Training and safety considerations
GLOCK 18 SPECS
Gun type - auto/semi-auto pistol
Production year - 1987
Barrel size - 4.49’’
Overall size - 8.03’’
Gun Width - 1.34’’
Gun Height - 6.1’’
Caliber - 9 mm Luger
Magazine - 19 rounds, double-stack
Firing mechanism - striker-fired
Action - selective-fire auto/semi-auto
Material - polymer
Sights - fixed, white dot front, white square U rear
Use - law enforcement, military applications, recreation shooting
What makes a great Thumb Break Glock 18 Holster?
A well made, custom Glock 18 Thumb Break holster will hold your firearm even if it doesn’t come with a safety strap. The glove-like fit and high natural retention are a result of your new Glock 18 holster being molded on the exact replica of your pistol. Thanks to the way your new holster is made, your handgun will not fall out of the holster even if you decide to carry your rig upside down (although we advise you not to carry this way). However, if you want to get as much retention as possible, feel free to choose from our selection of Glock 18 Thumb Break holsters equipped with a thumb-break strap.
On the other hand, a perfect fit isn’t the only thing a great holster should deliver. A great Glock 18 Thumb Break holster should also come with smooth edges and meticulous stitching. Such features help to protect the holster from abrasion, scratches, wear as well as prevent it from taking any damage should it come in contact with rough surfaces. A great Glock 18 Thumb Break holster also comes with a perfect finish, which keeps it protected from dust and moisture. However, in order to ensure longevity and perfect condition of even the best holster, you should regularly take care of your Glock 18 Thumb Break holster through proper holster maintenance.
Best Gun Holster Accessories
Choose the right accessories below that will enhance your carry. Don't forget that a proper magazine pouch, a belt or a concealed carry bag are always good choices.
A custom magazine/speedloader pouch is your best choice if you want to carry enough spare ammo ... not that there was anything like "enough ammo", right?See Magazine Pouches
A solid and stable gun belt is what you need to prevent your holster and the rest of your EDC from sagging. Get a custom made gun belt now so that you don't need to search for one later on.See Gun Belts
Get yourself a Premium Holsters Care kit so that you can take proper care of your new holster. The kit contains everything you need to make sure your holster will last you a lifetime.See Care Kits
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