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Glock Celebrates 30 Years in the United States

January 28, 2016  | 

Glock is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the U.S.
Glock is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the U.S.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of Glock pistols to the U.S. market. Glock Inc. was established in the United States in 1986. Glock pistols are now the sidearm of choice for over 65% of the law enforcement agencies across the U.S., and they are used in more than 50 elite military units worldwide, according to the company.

"When I brought the Glock 17 to America in 1986, I could not have imagined or predicted the success Glock enjoys today," said company founder, Gaston Glock. "Our pistols are the choice of millions for personal and home protection and target shooting."

Glock has launched a year-long 30th Anniversary celebration. The company has commissioned a limited edition of 30 hand-engraved G17 Gen4 pistols to honor groups and organizations that have contributed to the overall success of the company in the U.S.

Glock is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the U.S. with specially engravedĀ G17 Gen4 pistols. Photo: Glock
Glock is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the U.S. with specially engraved G17 Gen4 pistols. Photo: Glock

Each of the 30 pistols has been uniquely engraved by one of five Master Engravers who have been certified by the Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA) to commemorate the relationships cultivated during the company's 30-year history. The exclusive pistols will be presented throughout the year to exceptional individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the success of Glock. The engraved G17 Gen4 pistols carry a limited production serial number and come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Mr. Glock.

To learn more about 30 years of Glock in the United States and how to win one of the limited edition pistols, visit

About Glock, Inc.

Glock is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. In 2016, Glock celebrates its 30th Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, Glock pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. Glock Inc. is based in Smyrna, GA. For more information, visit

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