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Where are Glocks pistols made?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by BigNickShooting, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. BigNickShooting

    BigNickShooting Centralia, WA Active Member

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    Hello fellows shooters!

    Recently there was a discussion about the provenience of the Glock pistols. Does anybody knows for sure if they are made in Austria or they're made in Smyrna, GA.

    One fellow member was told by a salesman at Keith (or at least this is what he swears he was told) when he bought a Glock pistol that the pistol was "imported from Austria" not a pistol made here in Smyrna, GA, thus the pistol was more "valuable".

    Reading information on Glock's web-site and on Wikipedia it looks to me (and that was my impression all along) that they were made in Austria and sold in the US by their Smyrna, GA headquarters.

    Can anybody shed some light on the subject?

    Thanks,
    Nick
     
  2. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Taken right off the gun itself.
    Made in Austria
    Imported into the USA through Glock, Inc. Smyrna, Ga.
    So I would say you are correct.
    Mike
     
  3. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    At the Glock factory or in an old oak tree by, oh that is where the cookies are made
     
  5. billt

    billt Glendale, Arizona Active Member

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    Actually a little of both. The pistols are manufactured in Austria, and assembled into the final product in Smyrna, Georgia. The main reason for this is the Tennifer finish Glock applies to their pistols. It is banned from being applied here because of EPA restrictions. So Glock manufactures most of the parts in Austria, (except for springs and such), then ships the parts to their facility here for final assembly, packaging, and shipment out to various distributors nationwide.

    Now there is talk of Glock going to an alternate finish similar in nature to Melonite, that can be produced here. They don't look the same with the finish appearing a little more grey in color. They are also less desirable to own because the Tennifer has such a good reputation for corrosion resistance. Bill T.
     
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Tupperware factory?