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Discover the milestones of the GLOCK success story!

 

1963 : Perfection Starts

Foundation of Glock KG by Gaston Glock. The Companies history started in Deutsch Wagram, Austria. At the beginning consumer goods out of wood, polymers and metal were produced by 3 employees.

1970 - 1979 : First Military Products
Development and production start-up of first military products, such as field knives (FM 78), components for fragmentation and training grenades and machine gun belt links.

1980 - 1982 : Birth of the Glock Pistol
In the early 80ies the semi-automatic GLOCK service pistol was born. It's polymer frame and the development Safe Action System revolutionized the pistol market.

1983 : Glock entrenching tool
Development of the innovative entrenching tool with a surface-treated blade that can be locked in three positions for multiple uses. The hardened saw located inside the handle can be quickly mounted if required.

1986 : Glock goes US
In the mid 80ies Glock Pistols were introduced to the U.S. Market. Their innovation, durability and reliability immediately captures the attention of both the U.S. law enforcement and commercial markets.

1987 : Glock is growin
Inauguration of the Second Glock plant in Ferlach - Austria. Specific production emphasis to serve best quality.

1988 : A new generation is introduced
The 2nd generation (terminology used by  the market) came with some design changes to the firearm. In order to serve different customer requirements more calibers were added.

1996 : Glock for training
The Glock 17T was designed by engineers to allow law enforcement the opportunity to train force-on-force without dangerous consequences. Over the years Glock expanded the product range for smart and safe training and instruction equipment.

1998 : Rail for the next generation
The 3rd Gen pistols (terminology used by the market) got an accessory rail - called the "Universal Glock rail" - to allow the mounting of lasers, tactical lights, and other accessories. Finger grooves and thumb rests were added to deliver better grip.

1999 : Birth of Glock 36
With the new slim design the G36 delivers grip ergonomics of the next dimension. A package with six rounds of 45 Auto that fits into the hands of any user. Since 2013 the G36 frame also features the Glock accessory rail

2000 : New Headquarter
Completion of construction work for the Millennium factory in Deutsch-Wagram. More space to serve the ongoing demand for Glock products.

2002 : Tactical lights by Glock
Production start of the new Glock Tactical Lights. This resulted in a whole series of red-dot-laser, IR-laser-Solutions in addition to the standard flashlight.

2009 : Start of the Gen4
The Glock Gen4 models deliver more individuality with multiple backstraps which can be mounted onto the frame and a reversible magazine catch. The Gen4 frame keeps the proven thumb rests, finger grooves and accessory rail of the previous generations but features a new frame texturing.

2014/15 : Gock slimline pistolsProduction start the Glock slimline pistol G42 in caliber 380 Auto and the G43 in caliber 9mm Luger, the smallest Glock pistol so far. A new subsidiary was founded in Slovakia.

2016 : Easy mounting of optics
Production start of the Glock Gen4 pistols in MOS Configuration. The developed MOS System simplifies the mounting of popular optical sights without costly custom machining of the pistol's slide.

2017 : Start of the next Generation Gen5
The Generation 5 combines the technology of the future with Improved precision, versatility, speed and the familiar reliability. Starting with the models G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5.

2018 : G19X Joined forcesThe first ever "Crossover" pistol was introduced. The Glock 10X combines the best features of two of its most popular and most trusted field-tested platforms. Gen5 family expands
With the G26 Gen5 the first concealed carry pistol joins the Gen5 family. The evolution of perfection continues for clock's trusted option. MOS - First modular optic system model for GEn5
The G34 Gen5 MOS was released. Simple mounting of popular optical sights for Gen5 family-member number four.

 

 

1963 : Perfection Starts
1970 - 1979 : First Military Products
1980 - 1982 : Birth of the Glock Pistol
1983 : Glock entrenching tool
1986 : Glock goes US
1987 : Glock is growin
1988 : A new generation is introduced
1996 : Glock for training
1998 : Rail for the next generation
1999 : Birth of Glock 36
2000 : New Headquarter
2002 : Tactical lights by Glock
2009 : Start of the Gen4
2014/15 : Gock slimline pistols
2016 : Easy mounting of optics
2017 : Start of the next Generation Gen5
2018 : G19X Joined forces
2018 : MOS - First modular optic system model for GEn5

Source: Glock


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