New Morrow Project weapon: Glock 18C
My proposal for the standard sidearm of the Atlantis Project – and an option for the ‘parent’ Morrow project.
The rarest type of Glock pistol, this model has never been available to the general public. Designed – in 1986 – at the request of an Austrian anti-terror unit, this machine pistol-class firearm has a lever-type fire-control selector switch, installed on the left side of the slide, in the rear, serrated portion (selector lever in the bottom position – continuous fire, top setting – single fire). The firearm is typically used with an extended 33-round capacity magazine but can also use the standard Glock 17-round and 19-round magazines (allowing better concealability)
Designation: Model 18C
Manufacturer: Glock GmbH, Deutsch Wagram
Service Date: 1986
Operation: Single-Shot / Full-Automatic
Caliber: 9 mm Parabellum
Length: 7.32 in (186 mm)
Weight (Empty): 1 lb 5 oz (586g)
Weight, full magazine (17 rounds) 9.87 oz. (280 g)
Weight, full magazine (33 rounds) 1.13lb (510g)
Magazine: 17 or 33-Round Detachable Box
Muzzle Velocity: 1,115 ft/sec (340 m/sec)
Standard Load: a 17-round magazine and 2 33-round magazines (83 rounds)
Load Weight: 1.92kg
The weapon can be fitted with a shoulder stock, which adds an additional 0.65kg.
Despite the Glock’s excellent ergonomics it is difficult to prevent muzzle rise during automatic fire (especially if not using the shoulder stock) and the pistol is therefore manufacture with compensation slots (the ‘C’ in 18C stands for ‘Compensated’). It has a keyhole opening cut into the forward portion of the slide, not unlike the opening on the Glock long-slide models, although the G18 has a standard-length slide. The keyhole opening provides a venting area to allow the four, progressively-larger (from back to front) compensator cuts machined into the barrel to accomplish their job, which is to afford more control over the rapid-firing machine pistol. The compensator cuts, of varying widths start about halfway back on the top. The rear two cuts are narrow, while the front two cuts are wider. The slide is also hollowed, or dished-out in a rectangular pattern between the rear of the ejection port and the rear sight. The pistol’s rate of fire in fully automatic mode is approx. 1100-1200 rounds/min. Most of the other characteristics are equivalent to the Glock 17, although the slide, frame, and certain fire-control parts of the Glock 18 are deliberately designed to be incompatible with other Glock models.