CSGO Glock-18 Inventory
Alternate name(s) 9×19mm Sidearm
Game(s) Cs t Beta Csx t Cscz t Css t Csczds t Game icon 730
Price $400 Cs t Beta Csx t Cscz t Css t
$200 Game icon 730
Magazine cost $20
Origin Austria flag Austria
Caliber 9mm caliber
Magazine capacity 20 / 120
20 / 100 Beta (1.1)
Firing mode(s) Semi-automatic
3-round burst
Rate of fire 400 RPM (Semi auto)
1200 RPM (Burst fire)
Weight (loaded) 0.9 kilograms
Projectile weight 8 grams
Muzzle velocity 1132 ft/s
Muzzle energy 475 joules
Used by Terrorists Cs t Beta Csx t Cscz t Css t Game icon 730 Csgo
Counter-Terrorists Cs t Beta Csx t Cscz t Css t Csgo
Reload time 2.2 seconds
Counterpart USP Cs t Beta Csx t Cscz t Css t
P2000 Game icon 730
USP-S Game icon 730
Movement speed
(units per second)
240 Game icon 730
Kill Award $300 (Competitive)
$150 (Casual)
Damage 30
Recoil Control 22 / 26 (84%)
Accurate Range 20 m
Armor Penetration 47%
Penetration Power 100
Range Modifier 0.75 Cs t Cscz t
0.85 Game icon 730
Can fire underwater? Yes
Hotkey B-1-1
B-1-1 (T) Game icon 730
Entity weapon_glock

The Glock 18 is a serviceable first-round pistol that works best against unarmored opponents and is capable of firing three-round bursts.
―Official description

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.


The Glock 18 is a selective fire variant of the Glock 17, developed at the request of the Austrian Counter-Terrorist unit EKO Cobra. This machine pistol has a lever-type fire-control selector switch, installed on the serrated portion of the rear left side of the slide. With the selector lever in the bottom position, the pistol will fire fully automatic and, with the selector lever in the top position, the pistol will fire semi-automatically. Because of its design as a machine pistol, in real life it is exclusively used by Counter-Terrorist operatives and is not available to the general public in most countries.

In-game, the Glock-18 is the spawn pistol for the Terrorist team. A T player will receive a Glock at the start of a round if it is the first round in a half, they died in the last round, or if they ended the last round without a sidearm.

If players wish, they may also purchase one from the buy menu. It is available to both teams' buy menu in earlier games and in Global Offensive before the January 23, 2013 update, but has since been restricted to the Terrorists' buy menu only. It is the cheapest firearm in the Counter-Strike series, costing only $200 in Global Offensive and $400 in the previous games.

Unlike the real Glock-18, the in-game portrayal of the Glock-18 features a burst-fire mode in place of the automatic mode, the real life equivalent being the Glock 27. It is one of two weapons in Counter-Strike with a burst mode, the other being the FAMAS. The player spawns with the pistol in semi-automatic mode, and can switch to the burst mode with the alternate fire key, and can switch back to semi-automatic fire by using the alternate fire key again. In Global Offensive, switching the fire mode makes a distinctive "click" noise audible to all players.

Burst-fire offers a much higher rate of fire, allowing for a higher burst damage, at the cost of longer delays in between bursts and less controllable recoil and inaccuracy. It is recommended to use semi-automatic mode for medium to long ranges, and burst mode for short range.

Compared to other pistols, the Glock-18 has inferior firepower, poor armor penetration, and poor accuracy in GoldSrc games. It is common for the Glock to be discarded in favor of better pistols. Despite its massive flaws, its advantages are its magazine size (20 rounds, second largest for pistols only losing to Dual Berettas), low recoil, high rate of fire, and moderate accuracy in Source games. As a pistol, it is also lightweight and has a short reload time. These advantages come to light in pistol rounds, where players need to conserve money and many players go without armor, helmet, and more advanced weapons. The Glock's high rate of fire and burst mode makes it effective for rushing and thus is a good counterbalance for the CTs' accuracy oriented spawn pistols (USP/USP-S/P2000).

Alongside with the FAMAS, bots will never use the burst-fire of the Glock, preferring the semi-automatic mode instead.

Even if the player has set the Glock to fire in burst-mode, it can only fire semi-automatically when combined with the tactical shield.

If equipped with the K&M Sub-Machine Gun or Schmidt Machine Pistol, the Glock will share an ammo pool of 120 rounds with them. This is because all three weapons use 9mm Parabellum ammunition, but ammo is shared only in GoldSrc Counter-Strike games. In Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, all types of ammo sharing had been removed.


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 11855
Chest & Arm 29 13
Stomach 3717
Leg 2221
Red signifies a fatal hit.
Counter-Strike: Source
Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 9855
Chest & Arm 29 13
Stomach 3717
Leg 2221
Red signifies a fatal hit.
Counter-Strike 1.6
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
Hitbox Primary Attack
Unarmored Armored
Head 96 51
Chest & Arm 24 12
Stomach 30 16
Leg 18 18
Red signifies a fatal hit.


  • The ammo capacity of the Glock-18 allows it to overwhelm Counter-Terrorists who have limited ammo in pistol rounds and is effective for rushing. However, this tactic is not viable if enemies are equipped with armor.
    • The weapon is more suitable for spamming in semi-auto due to the decreased spread in later games.
    • In Global Offensive, because all weapons are able to achieve one-hit headshots against players without helmets, the Glock-18 is a good choice to spam headshots in pistol rounds.
  • Semi-automatic fire is the better option for general combat. It has a more controllable accuracy and recoil and has less delay between fire, allowing for a more constant and accurate stream of bullets at short to medium range.
  • Burst-fire is useful for finishing off injured enemies or when surprising enemies in close quarters combat. It is still recommended to aim towards the head. Two bursts are required if the target has purchased a helmet.
    • Burst-fire is not advisable when engaging multiple enemies. Burst mode has a longer delay between bursts, thus reducing the ability to fight back.
  • The Glock is a fairly dependable sidearm to use after the pistol round, especially when wielding automatic weapons with high recoil, such as the AK-47. If your primary weapon has too much recoil and/or needs to be reloaded, switch to this pistol to maintain accuracy (in close to mid ranges only).
    • Due to being a free spawn pistol, it may be the best sidearm option for teams in economic difficulties.
    • Alternatively, the Glock can be used to finish heavily damaged enemies, especially if you need to reload your primary, due to the large magazine size and good rate of fire while on semi-auto.
  • Try to avoid head-on combat and take your enemy by surprise, this will give you some extra seconds to fire at your opponent.
  • Be aware that the Glock has low damage. It is not viable for late game eco rounds.

Update History

December 15, 2015


December 8, 2015


The 9×19mm Sidearm is used by Terrorists in every level in the game except for Counter Terrorist Training, Hankagai, and Miami Heat. Terrorists that use the pistol may be grenadiers, throwing HE Grenades and flashbangs.

The 9×19mm Sidearm can be used in the following missions:

  • Secret War: In the hallway where the dead scientists are found, the pistol is lying on a table on the right side. Another 9×19mm Sidearm can be found lying next to a dead Arctic Avenger immediately after using the elevator, but picking it up will have no effect if the player already has the pistol.
  • Pipe Dream: The player starts the level with the weapon. No additional ammo is available for it throughout the level.

The 9×19mm Sidearm can also be seen behind the weapons counter in Counter Terrorist Training.

Main article: Operation Payback

In the map Motel, a Glock-18 could be found in the middle of the map, next to a dead Phoenix Connexion member. The pistol was bugged in that it had infinite ammo and lacked its burst-fire mode.

Main article: Operation Phoenix

The Motel map returned, and with it, the Glock-18 in the map, but in this iteration, the bugs with the pistol had been fixed and the weapon functioned as normal.

Main article: Revolution

Planning Ahead  (612)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Guardian Co-op Challenge: Play as a Terrorist with a partner and prevent the Counter-Terrorists from reaching the Hostages on Office. Score a win by getting 30 enemy kills with Any Weapon.

Note: Players spawn with the Glock-18.

300 XP
Bonus: +90 XP-if within the first 3 rounds.

Brief Audio
“Your loyalty has been proven… and now The Phoenix has special need of you. A nuclear facility we aim to take over has recently remodeled its toxic room. I’m sending you and a fellow brother to secure the engineers responsible for the re-design. We need to know what changes are coming.”
Valeria Jenner
Csgo-op bloodhound valeria loyalty

Routing Number  (620)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Guardian Co-op Challenge: Play as a Terrorist with a partner and prevent the Counter-Terrorists from reaching the Hostages on Bank. Score a win by getting 40 enemy kills with Any Weapon. Max money is limited on this mission.

Note: Players spawn with the Glock-18.

500 XP
Bonus: +150 XP per kill-if within the first 3 rounds.

Brief Audio
“Someone sold us out, and now a simple bank job’s about to turn into a standoff. Hang tight. I’m bringing a cell to pull you and your partner out. I’m not leaving one of our own behind.”
Chase Turner
Csgo-op bloodhound turner booth
Alternate Brief Audio
“I don’t know how, but Felix learned about our bank heist and his jack-booted thugs are en route. It falls on you two to steel your resolve and cut the oppressors down.”
Valeria Jenner
Csgo-op bloodhound valeria bank turner

Valeria's Secret Weapon  (626)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Guardian Co-op Challenge: Play as a Terrorist with a partner and prevent the Counter-Terrorists from reaching the Hostages on Lake. Score a win by getting 15 enemy kills with the XM1014. Max money is limited on this mission.

Note: Players spawn with the Glock-18.

300 XP
Bonus: +150 XP-if within the first 3 rounds.

Brief Audio
“When I defected during Operation Vanguard, I took something with me… a journalist named Alex Kincaide. We thought Kincaide was secure at one of our safehouses but the Coalition Taskforce has compromised the location. Valeria needs that journalist. Take a friend for backup and make sure no one touches Kincaide.”
Chase Turner
Csgo-op bloodhound turner journalist
Alternate Brief Audio
“That journalist we captured during operation Vanguard seems to have more friends we thought. Our safehouse has been compromised, and Felix’s thugs are coming in force. Support isn’t coming. It’s up to you two to hold the line.”
Valeria Jenner
Csgo-op bloodhound valeria journalist turner

Main article: Wildfire

Wild West Show  (730)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Score 40 pistol kills in Casual: Op. Wildfire Group matches.

400 XP
+10 XP per kill-when with P2000, USP-S, or Glock-18.

Brief Audio
“Sidearms are reliable, lethal, and above all: cheap. The more comfortable you are with them, the sooner you can afford a quality rifle.”
Felix Riley
Op07 730

Main article: Gemini

Perspective  (813)

Mission Unlock(s) Reward
Guardian Co-op Challenge: Play as a Counter-Terrorist with a partner and protect the bombsite from enemies on Mikla.

Score a win by getting 25 enemy kills with Glock-18. Cannot buy on this mission.

Note: Players spawn with the Five-SeveN.

Challenge Award: ★

Csgo-campaign-difficulty complete 1

500 XP

Brief Audio
“Some bleeding hearts question the ethics of arming two sides of the same conflict but people like you and me understand the way the world works. There are no good guys and bad guys, everyone is a hero in their own story. Don't get me wrong, I don't subscribe to that whole load of bollocks that Valeria Jenner is peddling; but at the end of the day it's a bit like having a great aunt that pinches your cheeks every time you see her. Does she annoy the piss out of you? Yes. Do you turn down her birthday present? Fuck no.”
Op07 813


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Kill 200 enemy players with the 9x19 Sidearm.

Weapon Specialist
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Kill 100 enemies with the Glock-18.


  • In the GoldSrc games, there is a glitch that when purchasing ammo with the default secondary weapon ammunition key, the pistol will fire in burst-mode for a few seconds, although it will not harm anyone.


  • Incomplete animations present in the original Counter-Strike files suggest the Glock could have had a silencer prior to release, similar to the USP. These animations may be left over from Half-Life, where a silenced Glock was left in the files but was unusable in the game. Selecting the attach/detach silencer animation sequence only plays the burst-fire animation.
  • Even if the Glock fires a burst of one or two shots due to the magazine being almost empty, the animation still shows three casings being ejected.
  • In Counter-Strike, the Glock has an extended barrel, only seen in its purchase icon and when a player combines it with the Tactical Shield.
  • In all Counter-Strike games prior to Global Offensive, it is one of only two guns that will not get an instant kill from a headshot at close quarters, the other being the Five-SeveN.
  • The Glock-18 model from Global Offensive is a modified model of the dual-wielded Glock pistol in Left 4 Dead 2, using newer textures, animations, and a slightly higher polycount.[1]
    • It also has a desert tan frame instead of its black texture from the previous Counter-Strike games and is modeled after a subcompact Glock variant, possibly the Glock-26 or the Glock-36, with a custom long barrel/slide.
    • The small size of the magazine's model would likely hold 10 or 6 rounds in reality.
  • Although being a select-fire pistol, the Glock lacks its fire selector on the slide in all games.
    • Interestingly enough, the world model and player model in CS 1.6 does feature the selector.
    • The burst-fire mode is not present in reality, as the pistol fires in semi or full-auto only.
  • Prior to CS 1.6, the Glock had two draw animations, two reload animations and an idle animation. These were removed in 1.6.
    • In 1.6, the reload animation sometimes does not synchronize with the reload sounds; the magazine inserting and slide releasing sound are played a bit earlier than normal. This is because the mis-synchronized sounds are originally designed for the deleted reload animation.
  • In Deleted Scenes, if a low-resolution Terrorist is equipped with a Glock-18, the model from Counter-Strike 1.6 is used.
  • In the Global Offensive trailer, a GSG-9 operative is armed with a Glock-18, despite it being a Terrorist weapon.



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