GLOCK Pistolso GLOCK 17 Gen 5
GLOCK, Inc. began full production operations in 2013. All pistols manufactured in the United States include “U.S.A.” and a small outline of the state of Georgia stamped on the slide.
The GLOCK 42 is only manufactured in the United States.
A total of six colors are manufactured from the factory in addition to black: Olive Drab, Flat Dark Earth, Battle Field Green, and Grey, as well as two additional colors that are used for the manufacturing of training pistols,blue and red.
The GLOCK 42 is the first single stack pistol produced by GLOCK. LEARN ABOUT G42.
The GLOCK 17 was named after the number patent filed by Mr. Glock during the development of the pistol. LEARN ABOUT G17.
Although they are rugged and resistant, GLOCK pistols still need to be properly maintained and lubricated. LEARN MORE ABOUT MAINTENANCE.
GLOCKs actually have three independent safeties in the SAFE ACTION® System. LEARN MORE.
How it all started GLOCK 17 Gen 5
Gaston Glock, an Austrian engineer, successful businessman, and manufacturer of injection molding parts and components, founded GLOCK Ges.m.b.H in 1963.
In the 1970s, development and production start-up of the first military products began to take place with the development of a line of knives, grenade casings and machine gun belt links.
In the early 1980’s, the semi-automatic GLOCK service pistol was born in response to meet the needs of the Austrian military. It’s polymer frame and the developed SAFE ACTION® System revolutionized the pistol market
Tested and trusted by the best
Mr. Glock’s innovative design successfully passed a series of stringent tests against domestic and international competitors. In 1983, the GLOCK pistol was accepted by the Austrian Army as their new service pistol.
Shortly after in 1984, the GLOCK 17 soundly passed the NATO durability test. As a result, the pistol was selected by the Norwegian Army as their standard sidearm, putting GLOCK on the road to becoming the preferred international law enforcement sidearm.
In November 1986, the company opened its U.S. headquarters, GLOCK, Inc., in Smyrna, Georgia.
The GLOCK pistol would soon be available in multiple sizes and accept different caliber ammunition. This combination, partnered with the simplicity and reliability of Mr. Glock’s design, revolutionized the pistol market.
Over 65% of federal, state and local agencies in the United States have been issued GLOCK pistols.
BIRTH OF THE GLOCK PISTOL
In the early 80ies the semi-automatic GLOCK service pistol was born. It’s polymer frame and the developed Safe Action® System revolutionized the pistol market.
THE GEN5 FAMILY GROWS
By applying the Gen5 technology to the caliber 40 S&W GLOCK expands its pistol range with five pistol models available in standard and MOS configuration.
Caring for Your GLOCK
To make sure your GLOCK pistol keeps working reliably, you should clean and lubricate it on a regular schedule. Refer to your owner’s manual for the proper lubrication points, as well as the proper amounts of lubrication required.
Your GLOCK pistol should be cleaned and lubricated:
When it’s brand new, before it’s fired for the first time
After each time it’s fired
At least once a month, if it hasn’t been used in that time
If it’s been exposed to rain, snow, perspiration, salt water, dirt, dust, etc.