“The Glock 18 is a serviceable first-round pistol that works best against unarmored opponents and is capable of firing three-round bursts.”
The Glock-18, or 9×19mm Sidearm as it was previously known, is one of the pistols featured in the Counter-Strike series. It makes an appearance as the spawn pistol for the Terrorists in every game.
In-game, the Glock 18 is the cheapest firearm in the Counter-Strike series, costing only $200 in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and $400 in the previous iterations. In the first three Counter-Strike games, a Glock-18 user moves at 250 units per second, meaning they do not suffer any speed reduction. In Global Offensive however, a Glock wielder moves at 240 units per second, slightly slower when compared to the older games. The Glock is also one of the many weapons capable of shooting underwater.
Popular CS GO Skins for the Glock-18:
Glock-18 | Wasteland Rebel
Compared to the more expensive pistols, the Glock-18 sports inferior firepower and poor accuracy. For many, it is overshadowed by other, more flexible, handguns. For medium to long ranges, the semi-automatic mode increases accuracy while reducing firepower. When firing in burst mode, damage-per-second increases but overall accuracy suffers tremendously.
This pistol is often regarded near useless due to its poor penetration against Kevlar wearers and anyone with more accurate and powerful weaponry. As seen throughout servers, the Glock-18 is discarded by many Terrorist players when better pistols are affordable. However, it tends to excel in terms of magazine size, fairly low recoil, and moderate accuracy (in Source games). In fact, the true power of the Glock is mainly seen in pistol rounds, especially when wielded to counter the USP/USP-S/P2000 and any player without Kevlar or a helmet.
Before the January 23, 2013 update to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the Glock-18 was available to both teams. In the previous games however, it stills retains its status as a double-sided weapon and it is used almost exclusively by the Terrorists as it is fairly rare to encounter any Counter-Terrorists utilizing the weapon.
|Counter-Strike: Global Offensive|
|Chest & Arm||27||13|
|Weapon||Finish||Rarity||Minimum Wear||Maximum Wear|
|Death Rattle||Industrial Grade||0.08||0.5|
|Sand Dune||Industrial Grade||0.06||0.8|