I got a US-made Glock.


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Inebriated
November 23, 2012, 11:08 PM
Yeah, so I decided to get myself a G19 today, and whattya know, it's a USA model! I've yet to see one in person, so I'm pretty excited about it. I thought I'd share a pic of the slide.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/Name890/USA193.jpg

Now there's no real difference, other than the outline of the state of Georgia and a "P" in the center of it (on the opposite side of the slide). It also says "Made in USA", instead of "Made in Austria" like on my others. And where it says "MBS" for the Gen 4 (means "Multiple Back Strap" for those who didn't know), it's got the Georgia/P logo. I can get a pic of those if anyone cares to see.

Now I don't know if these are MADE in the US, or just assembled here (heard both), but I can't say I care. I just like that it says "USA" instead of "Austria". Not that I have no love for its Austrian brothers, but it DOES look better. Now where's Glock's excuse about import points for those single-stack pocket guns?!

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hAkron
November 23, 2012, 11:53 PM
Cool! Good info.

Swing
November 24, 2012, 12:03 AM
Rock on.

PabloJ
November 24, 2012, 01:26 AM
Going to "Beef Jerky and Camo Show" tomorrow. I will be on lookout for one.

Inebriated
November 24, 2012, 02:00 AM
Cool! Good info.

I think so, too. Funny thing is, I didn't even know they sold US guns to us. I thought it was export-only, but a few weeks ago I saw a "USA" pic, and immediately hit some forums to see if I could get one, but I came up with nothing, and settled on an Austrian one. Get it out of the box at the store, and I see "USA". I know it's not a big deal, but it's just plain cool.

Rock on.
Did so for a couple hours after I got her. A 19 has been long overdue.

Going to "Beef Jerky and Camo Show" tomorrow. I will be on lookout for one.
Don't forget the pavilion of Chinese knives.

otasan56
November 24, 2012, 09:55 AM
Made in GA? :)

beeb173
November 24, 2012, 10:05 AM
made in USA Glock 20 would be the final straw in me buying one.

Trent
November 24, 2012, 10:17 AM
Glock has a US factory now? Nice! :)

Didn't know this before today.

Mike J
November 24, 2012, 10:24 AM
That is cool. Inebriated.

I knew Glock had been working on an addition to their facility in Smyrna but I did not really know the particulars.

Inebriated
November 24, 2012, 10:52 AM
Made in GA?

Apparently so.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb201/Name890/USA192.jpg

made in USA Glock 20 would be the final straw in me buying one.

Glock has a US factory now? Nice!

Didn't know this before today.

I've known for a while that they had a plant, but never knew they were for sale on the US market.

That is cool. Inebriated.

I knew Glock had been working on an addition to their facility in Smyrna but I did not really know the particulars.
I'd like to know all the particulars myself!

F-111 John
November 24, 2012, 11:36 AM
Well, good. Now that Glock has a full-fledged manufacturing facility in the US, there's no more excuses for not offering the G25 and G28.

ApacheCoTodd
November 24, 2012, 12:36 PM
News to me. They must be seeking (have sought?) a domestic military/ LE contract or are leery of future import restrictions. Either way, looks win-win if you're a Glock fan.

CPshooter
November 24, 2012, 01:26 PM
The thought of a single stack 9mm coming from Glock isn't too crazy anymore IMHO. I can see it now..fully engineered and manufactured in the USA by Glock USA to satisfy the obvious American demand for single stack 9mm carry pistols.

Omaha-BeenGlockin
November 24, 2012, 02:54 PM
Probably trying to beat the UN ban

bowserb
November 24, 2012, 03:08 PM
Now that they are American, how about a G38C ("C" for .45 ACP instead of .45 GAP).

PabloJ
November 24, 2012, 05:15 PM
Now that they are American, how about a G38C ("C" for .45 ACP instead of .45 GAP).
The only ones I have seen were Mods 17 and 19. Did not pick one up because I do not want 9x19 pistol anymore.

buckhorn_cortez
November 24, 2012, 05:18 PM
News to me. They must be seeking (have sought?) a domestic military/ LE contract or are leery of future import restrictions. Either way, looks win-win if you're a Glock fan.

It's totally new...the Smyrna, GA Glock plant was established in 1985....

ApacheCoTodd
November 24, 2012, 06:14 PM
It's totally new...the Smyrna, GA Glock plant was established in 1985....
So, is that sarcasm or a misprint of the date?
Have they in fact been making them there since '85?
Guess I'm just not much of a Glock guy.

bowserb
November 24, 2012, 06:58 PM
The plant was likely built in the 1980's in order to bid on the US military contracts. Of course the sidearm specs were preset to favor DA/SA guns like the Beretta, so Glock had no chance. Being here, though, will help the next time, or if the UN arms trade treaty is ratified.

Plan2Live
November 24, 2012, 07:09 PM
While still not a G-Lock fan by any stretch, that definately puts a big +1 in the Pros column for me. Not only Made in the USA but made in a Red State. Now if the faboys would stop posting G-Lock love notes in unrealted posts I might consider trying one at the range to see what all the fuss is about. Sorry, unrealistic dream, I guess I won't be shooting one anytime soon.

Inebriated
November 25, 2012, 02:19 AM
So, is that sarcasm or a misprint of the date?
Have they in fact been making them there since '85?
Guess I'm just not much of a Glock guy.

Can't say whether they've been there since '85, but I know they've been made there for quite some time. The new part is that we're able to get them. New to me, anyway.

F-111 John
November 25, 2012, 08:32 AM
Call me stupid (won't be the first or last time,) but what is the reasoning behind Glock manufacturing things here for export only (until recently,) while importing everything for sale in the US? Seems a bit backwards to me.

I've heard internet rumors that Glock puts adjustable target sights on their imports for the ATF import points, then removes them after they're imported here. Dunno if it's true, but maybe that's what the Georgia site has been doing till now?

ApacheCoTodd
November 25, 2012, 01:49 PM
Can't say whether they've been there since '85, but I know they've been made there for quite some time. The new part is that we're able to get them. New to me, anyway.
Gotta be some sort of import/export advantages. I had no idea Americans were employed building Glocks for so long, regardless of what became of the pistols.

The more you learn...

KAS1981
November 25, 2012, 06:08 PM
I bought a 17 a few weeks ago, it's a USA gun, too.

hentown
November 25, 2012, 06:28 PM
Glock/Smyrna has been there for many moons. They started making 9mm frames some time ago. I don't know if they're actually making anything but the frames in the U.S. Think they're making barrels and slides and all the internal parts in the U.S.? Maybe, but I doubt it.

tarosean
November 25, 2012, 08:21 PM
Call me stupid (won't be the first or last time,) but what is the reasoning behind Glock manufacturing things here for export only (until recently,) while importing everything for sale in the US?

The export to countries that don't have trade relations or sanctions against Austria.

otasan56
November 26, 2012, 08:54 AM
we will see Glock .380s soon . . . . .

2wheels
November 26, 2012, 08:55 AM
we will see Glock .380s soon . . . . .
Doubt it.

hentown
November 26, 2012, 08:56 AM
The cogent question is, "why on EARTH would anybody want to see a Glock in .380?" :cool:

Trent
November 26, 2012, 09:31 AM
The cogent question is, "why on EARTH would anybody want to see a Glock in .380?" :cool:

Yeah. This. :)

tarosean
November 26, 2012, 10:18 AM
The plant was likely built in the 1980's in order to bid on the US military contracts. Of course the sidearm specs were preset to favor DA/SA guns like the Beretta, so Glock had no chance.

Glock wasnt around when they first started the trials in '81. In '84 when they revised the requirements, Glock was still in their infancy. Even if they could have, they still lack many of the requirements today to just be eligible, simple stuff like lanyard loops, etc. The HK P7M13, Colt SSP, Walther P88, Sig P226, Browning BDA, Steyr GB and S&W 459 competed.

Infidel4life11
November 26, 2012, 10:58 AM
The cogent question is, "why on EARTH would anybody want to see a Glock in .380?" :cool:
because the Glock compact frame is amazing and 380 is cheaper than 9mm and you don't feel as much like a sissy shooting it as you do with a 22. 380's usually come in a lot smaller hand guns (ruger, Kel tec) which aren't fun to shoot or carry and people tend to laugh when they are pulled out.

tarosean
November 26, 2012, 11:20 AM
because the Glock compact frame is amazing and 380 is cheaper than 9mm

Hmmmm. Its the same frame as a g26.
With that said, a 380 that's still thicker than a 1911.. I think I'll pass.

hentown
November 26, 2012, 02:13 PM
And, I don't think .380 is cheaper. As I said, no cogent reason for having a .380 Glock in the U.S. Thge recoil on the Glock .380s is actually snappier than with 9mm Glocks of the same size.

Infidel4life11
November 27, 2012, 06:59 AM
Hmmmm. Its the same frame as a g26.
With that said, a 380 that's still thicker than a 1911.. I think I'll pass.
26 glock is sub compact, 19 is compact.

Bushpilot
November 27, 2012, 07:55 AM
380 is cheaper than 9mm

I've always found 9mm to be less expensive than 380 or any other centerfire round...

bowserb
November 27, 2012, 08:10 AM
Glock wasnt around when they first started the trials in '81. In '84 when they revised the requirements, Glock was still in their infancy. Even if they could have, they still lack many of the requirements today to just be eligible, simple stuff like lanyard loops, etc. The HK P7M13, Colt SSP, Walther P88, Sig P226, Browning BDA, Steyr GB and S&W 459 competed.
The G17 was designed in 1979 and was adopted by the Austrian military in 1982, when it beat out several others including the Beretta 92. Granted it may be no big surprise that the Austrian military would choose an Austrian-made handgun. Point is, though, the G17 was already in use by several [small] nations' armies and a fair number of police forces by 1984. However, the design of a striker-fired handgun would preclude it from consideration regardless of its lack of a lanyard ring or other easily incorporated details. You can't pull the trigger again on a dud round with a striker gun.

Glock is a modern engineering and manufacturing success story. No, I wouldn't want my sister to carry one, but...

mgmorden
November 27, 2012, 08:11 AM
The cogent question is, "why on EARTH would anybody want to see a Glock in .380?"

Because they already make them, and they couldn't be exported, so people couldn't have them, and not being able to have something typically makes people want it.

Personally, after all these years of knowing I couldn't have a Glock 25, I'd jump on one in a heartbeat if they offered it.

2wheels
November 27, 2012, 09:30 AM
Because they already make them, and they couldn't be exported, so people couldn't have them, and not being able to have something typically makes people want it.

Personally, after all these years of knowing I couldn't have a Glock 25, I'd jump on one in a heartbeat if they offered it.
A few Glockophiles may pick one up to complete their collection (gotta catch 'em all!), but other than that I don't see a lot of people lining up to buy a blowback Glock chambered in .380 that isn't any smaller than its 9mm counterparts.

PabloJ
November 27, 2012, 09:43 AM
Call me stupid (won't be the first or last time,) but what is the reasoning behind Glock manufacturing things here for export only (until recently,) while importing everything for sale in the US? Seems a bit backwards to me.

I've heard internet rumors that Glock puts adjustable target sights on their imports for the ATF import points, then removes them after they're imported here. Dunno if it's true, but maybe that's what the Georgia site has been doing till now?
To save money.

PabloJ
November 27, 2012, 09:44 AM
Call me stupid (won't be the first or last time,) but what is the reasoning behind Glock manufacturing things here for export only (until recently,) while importing everything for sale in the US? Seems a bit backwards to me.



It's probably about the money.

gunnutery
November 27, 2012, 09:53 AM
Maybe we're closer to getting a Glock carbine!

otasan56
November 28, 2012, 10:46 AM
There are Glock .380s made and sold in Europe. I was just wondering if they would sell well enough in the USA for Glock USA to produce them.

hirundo82
November 28, 2012, 04:30 PM
Call me stupid (won't be the first or last time,) but what is the reasoning behind Glock manufacturing things here for export only (until recently,) while importing everything for sale in the US? Seems a bit backwards to me.

When something a for-profit company does seems to make no financial sense, it's a safe bet there's a government regulation behind it.

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