Where are Glocks pistols made?

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
 
Nick,

The short answer is they are made in Austria AND Smyrna, GA.

Glock started making full-sized 17/22 frames in Smyrna a few years ago.
It appears that they are producing whole guns (17/19 models) there now also.

More info can be found here:

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Does anybody knows for sure if they are made in Austria or they're made in Smyrna, GA.

Thanks,
Nick
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.
 

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