Gaston Glock began his professional journey with polymers and metals in 1963, just outside of Vienna. In 1981, GLOCK Ges.m.b.H was founded, and a profound series of engineering feats were on their way to being realized – accomplishments that would ultimately lead to the G17 and the redefinition of the modern pistol. Mr. Glock established the United States subsidiary, GLOCK, Inc., in 1986 and his pistols have become the sidearm of choice for over 65% of the law enforcement agencies across the country.
Mr. Glock’s commitment to the pursuit of perfection in every facet of design, engineering, and manufacturing has firmly established GLOCK pistols as the standard by which all others are compared.
The Gaston Glock edition of the 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 includes his signature inlaid in gold on the top of the slide. GLOCK, Inc. is proud to present the pistol to our founder in recognition of the impact that Gaston Glock’s pistols have had in the United States over the last 30 years.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation holds the largest firearms industry trade show in the U.S.
The SHOT Show brings tens of thousands of firearms dealers and distributors together under one roof to see, review, and test the products that consumers demand.
A 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 was presented to one of the GLOCK Party attendees, UM Tactical, in a random drawing at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV.
GLOCK PERFECTION Dealer is a limited program for select Stocking Dealer members.
The PERFECTION program is limited to 125 dealers per year that are selected by our sales managers. Participation in the program allows the dealers to receive exclusive benefits including special pricing on pistols, parts and apparel. PERFECTION Dealers provide monthly surveys that help GLOCK better serve our customers.
In recognition of the insight they afford, GLOCK was proud to donate a uniquely engraved 30th Anniversary pistol to one of our PERFECTION Dealers, Show-Me Shooters in Kansas City.
GLOCK Stocking Dealer is a program for select retail FFL businesses. Participation in the program allows the dealers to receive exclusive benefits including special pricing on pistols, parts and apparel. The program also provides free training, store promotional material, authorization for GLOCK Day events, and recognition on the GLOCK dealer locator.
GLOCK is proud to recognize the efforts of our more than 3,000 Stocking Dealers. The randomly drawn winner of the specially engraved 30th Anniversary Pistol was The Firing Line Indoor Gun Range and Gun Shop in Westland, MI.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for America's firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, the NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. The NSSF serves as the unified voice of the firearms industry, representing its members in Washington, D.C., and state capitols -- as well as in the media. Also, the NSSF is the premiere source for research that drives the firearms industry. The association's SHOT Show (the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show) is one of the nation's largest annual trade shows, attracting more than 62,000 industry professionals from 50 states and more than 100 countries.
In appreciation of their efforts, GLOCK donated a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to the NSSF in March. The pistol is on display in the lobby of the NSSF in Connecticut.
The Saint Paul Police Department was one of the first major policing agencies in the USA to purchase GLOCK agency-wide and has been the service pistol of choice since 1986. The SPPD was founded in 1854 in the hamlet of Saint Paul, the capital of the Minnesota Territory. Today, there are 615 sworn officers with the department, which is nationally recognized for community policing, and exceptional Canine Unit and serving the city’s nearly 300,000 residents with pride and professionalism.
The SPPD’s commitment to service has had an important impact on the heritage of GLOCK in the USA. A personalized 30th Anniversary pistol was presented to the department in April.
Shoot Like A Girl is dedicated to growing the number of women who participate in shooting sports by empowering them with confidence. GLOCK was one of the first industry manufacturers to support Shoot Like A Girl, which has enabled thousands of women the opportunity to shoot a firearm. GLOCK has contributed to the tremendous success of growing the number of women shooters, with 7 out of 10 women who shoot with Shoot Like A Girl committing to purchasing a pistol.
Shoot Like A Girl will hold a charity auction for the 30th Anniversary G17 at the 2016 RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo.
Thanks to fans worldwide, GLOCK is leading the firearms industry with more than 1.5 million Likes on Facebook.
GLOCK’s online social communities cultivate engagement and provide a resource for information such as firearms safety and training.
In appreciation of our fan base, the GLOCK Fan social contest presented a select enthusiast with a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4.
The National Rifle Association of America (NRA), founded in 1871, was built on the foundation of firearms training and marksmanship. Its goal was to provide a platform for marksman to sharpen and improve their firearms skills. Since then, the NRA has evolved into a much more diverse organization – from its wide-range of educational programs to being the leading organization defending our Second Amendment rights.
In upholding the core values of the NRA, GLOCK continues to strongly support the NRA and its programs. Each year, GLOCK donates 30 pistols to the NRA National Police Shooting Championships, and generously supports the NRA Law Enforcement division for training and certifying law enforcement firearm instructors. GLOCK’s contributions also support the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. This premiere hunting, shooting and outdoor recreational facility hosts the NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp, where youth are introduced to the shooting sports, and taught basic survival skills.
With a generous contribution of over $750,000 to date, GLOCK is committed to working with the NRA to help ensure the shooting sports will continue to grow and thrive.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides support and assistance to the families of fallen and wounded Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations Forces. Started in 1980, the foundation provides three primary programs: college educations for the surviving children, grief and academic counseling (including private tutoring), and immediate financial stipends to the families of wounded special operators.
GLOCK's support to the foundation over the past 10 years has allowed SOWF to ensure the each and every child of a fallen special operations warrior can fulfill their dream of a college education.
GLOCK presented a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in recognition of their efforts.
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1984. C.O.P.S. mission of rebuilding shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line-of-duty deaths through partnerships with law enforcement and the community has helped thousands of survivors nationwide.
The generosity of companies, such as GLOCK, furthers the C.O.P.S. mission to provide healing programs and emotional support needed by survivors who have been devastated by the death of their law enforcement officer. Survivors are never charged for any of C.O.P.S. programs.
GLOCK is honored to donate a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to the Concerns of Police Survivors. C.O.P.S. raffled the commemorative pistol during their National Conference on Officer Wellness and Trauma.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is currently building the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. In 2011, GLOCK made a decision to support the law enforcement community by making a $2 million commitment to sponsor the National Law Enforcement Museum’s History Beat.
This gift will ensure that the story of American law enforcement is told for generations to come, including how GLOCK became the law enforcement practitioner's sidearm of choice.
GLOCK presented a 30th Anniversary G17
Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans and wounded active duty military with their healing process through hunts, shooting sports and other active outdoor activities.
Honored American Veterans Afield raffled a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 at their Family Day event in San Antonio on October 22nd.
GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey is a television series focusing on weapons and weapons technology past, present and future. “The Gunny”, R. Lee Ermey, gets a chance to scratch his itchy trigger-finger as he plays with fabulous weapons and consults with top-notch experts. As only The Gunny can do, he shows his audience the way in his famous indomitable style when it comes to the world’s most marvelous weaponry.
GLOCK has been proud to have The Gunny serve as an ambassador for our products and our company over the past 12 years.
GLOCK awarded a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to a GunnyTime fan in September.
With GLOCK's generous help, the Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) has been able to support the Special Operations Forces community with a Gold Star Kids Camp for those children whose father paid the ultimate price for our country & way of life, therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury & PTSD, a marriage counseling program, emergency care & treatment for families in desperate need, and education funding for SOF Families. SOC-F is a 501(c)(3), all volunteer run, SOF oriented charitable organization, with zero overhead, salaries, or payroll.
SOC-F auctioned the 30th Anniversary GLOCK pistol at an invitational this past May.
GLOCK owners are part of a community that prides themselves on firearm safety. During National Safety Month in June, we encourage you to take the GLOCK Safety Pledge and show your commitment to firearms safety.
GLOCK actively works year-round to promote firearms safety across the United States. We proudly join a community of law enforcement, community leaders, businesses, and the firearms industry to raise public awareness about reducing firearm incidents.
Through the Safety Pledge contest, GLOCK presented a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to a randomly selected #GLOCKSafety promoter.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a not-for-profit organization created by Congressional mandate in 1903, originally as the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice.
Facilitated by the U.S. Army, the board was created to promote firearms safety and marksmanship training and to hold annual national trophy pistol and rifle matches each year, the National Matches.
Privatized in 1996, the CMP continued its original mission and expanded its scope to emphasize youth marksmanship. GLOCK is the largest commercial sponsor of the new 500-acre CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama.
GLOCK donated a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to the CMP in September.
The mission of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is youth development. SSSF programs provide students with a supportive environment where shooting sports serve as catalysts for teaching life lessons and skills that emphasize teamwork, positive character traits and citizenship values. The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) and the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP). Through our programs youth athletes, led by trained adult coaches, are provided a safe and structured introduction to the action shooting and clay target sports and given the opportunity to participate and compete at the local, state and national levels.
GLOCK is an original supporter of the Action Shooting element, continues to annually donate to the foundation, and serves on the executive board. The 30th Anniversary G17 was raffled by SSSF at the Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Championship on July 15.
Since 2013, over 100,000 enthusiasts have joined GLOCK’s online social community of law enforcement, military, competition and all around enthusiasts.
Answering questions and helping each other improve their knowledge is what GLOCK ID members do best. GID is more than just a community; it's a training tool and a rewards program to earn great incentives from GLOCK.
In recognition of the value of our community supporters, GLOCK proudly awarded the 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to an ID member in July.
Experticity’s 3point5 is the training platform that GLOCK utilizes to equip retail sales professionals with deep knowledge of GLOCK products. The training enables salespeople to confidently speak to the customer and guide them to the GLOCK pistol that is best for them.
Experticity helps hundreds of consumer product companies connect to millions of the associates who drive sales, improve customer experience and build brand perception.
GLOCK presented the 30th Anniversary pistol to a randomly drawn sales expert that completed our retail training.
The Cody Firearms Museum is one of five major museums and a research library at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY.
The museum houses almost 7,000 historically significant firearms and more than 20,000 firearm-related artifacts.
The collection is encyclopedic with firearms on an international scale, ranging from 1425 to modern day.
The museum proudly opened a GLOCK Exhibition in the Spring of 2016. In honor of the 30th anniversary, GLOCK donated the commemorative pistol to be displayed in the new exhibition.
GLOCK has been the major corporate sponsor of the Young Marines since 2002.
The Young Marines is the leader in Drug Demand Reduction education and has set new standards for recognizing the contributions of America’s veterans.
GLOCK is the sponsor of the National Leadership Academy which promotes and develops character-building skills in our junior, senior and advanced Young Marines leaders.
GLOCK will be donating a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to the Young Marines in Fall 2016.
The Gunny Challenge is a competition between shooters that have won an overall match at a GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation outdoor event. September marks the 12th competition with R.
Lee Ermey, “The Gunny”, presiding over the match and awarding the title of the Gunny Challenge Matchmeister to the winner.
GLOCK presented AJ Ervin, the 2016 Matchmeister, with a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4.
Since 1950, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has worked to support all aspects of national security while advancing the interests of America's Army and the men and women who serve. AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members.
AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.
GLOCK donated a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to the Association of the United States Army at their annual event in Washington, DC.
In 1984, the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) was incorporated to serve as the US Region of the International Practical Shooting Confederation. Since then, USPSA has become the governing body of practical shooting in the United States, as well as Steel Challenge around the world.
Fifteen years ago, USPSA introduced the Production Division, providing a competitive arena for pistols designed for carry.
The GLOCK line of pistols has dominated this division and is one of the most used pistols in the class.
USPSA awarded a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 at the Production Nationals August 11-13.
The Well Armed Woman (TWAW) is a comprehensive resource for all women shooters with the aim of providing innovative products, information and opportunities for women to enter firearms ownership, to grow as shooters and to find community as empowered self-protectors.
TWAW values GLOCK’s unwavering commitment to educate and to honor the female shooter.
In addition to sponsorship, GLOCK provides grassroots support through hands-on training.
GLOCK donated a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to The Well Armed Woman at their national conference in Jacksonville, FL on October 1st.
GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) was founded, 25 years ago, to promote safe and active participation in the shooting sports around the United States.
GLOCK pistol owners can participate in a safe, fun, friendly and family focused competition without needing expensive or specialized equipment.
Amateur and Master class shooters compete separately with 10 Divisions offered at outdoor matches.
GLOCK presented a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4 to a randomly selected GSSF match participant.
GLOCK’s elite team of shooting professionals competes against the-best-of-the-best in the United States, and around the world. In Team GLOCK’s 13th year, the roster includes former US Army Marksmanship Team Captain Shane Coley along with Ladies Champions Tori Nonaka and Michelle Viscusi.
In 2016, the team is supporting wheelchair athlete Jim Kuzak in a series of competitions. This commitment is a tribute to the indomitable spirit of those who choose to push the limits of their abilities.
In recognition of the support that the GLOCK community shows the shooting team, the "Picture Yourself with Team GLOCK" contest awarded a select fan with a 30th Anniversary G17 Gen4. The winning photo was with Tori Nonaka at a Florida training event with The Well Armed Woman.
Perfection is our promise. GLOCK believes that our skilled, talented and dedicated employees are essential to our success over the last 30 years in the USA. GLOCK is proud to recognize and celebrate their tremendous efforts with a commemorative G17 Gen4.
The 30th Anniversary GLOCK Employee pistol will be given away to a valued employee at the GLOCK 2016 Holiday Party.
Your GLOCK is designed to provide you with that same reliable performance every time you use it; even in the face of the harshest conditions on the planet.
Activating the warranty for your GLOCK provides an additional level of protection and allows GLOCK to provide timely information quickly and efficiently.
GLOCK tremendously values the millions of devoted owners around the country. To celebrate 30 years in the USA, GLOCK awarded a 30th Anniversary pistol to a lucky owner that electronically activated the warranty for their GLOCK pistol in 2016.
GLOCK INTRODUCED TO THE U.S. MARKET
The engineering, innovations, and durability of GLOCK pistols immediately capture the attention of both the U.S. law enforcement and commercial markets.
GLOCK DEVELOPS THE G18 PISTOL
GLOCK develops the G18 "Select Fire" machine pistol - the smallest machine pistol in the world.
G19, G17L & 2ND GEN INTRODUCED
Production begins on the GLOCK 19 Compact, and GLOCK 17L competition pistols.
"Second Generation" pistols are introduced. To meet American ATF regulations, a steel plate with a stamped serial number was embedded into the receiver in front of the trigger guard
2,000 US POLICE CARRY GLOCK
More than 350,000 pistols have been sold since 1982, and approximately 2,000 U.S. police departments are carrying 150,00
THE BIRTH OF GLOCK SPORT SHOOTING FOUNDATION
GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation was established.
Production begins on the G20, 10mm Auto pistol, and the G21, .45 Auto pistol comes into series production by mid-year.
DEVELOPMENT OF SUBCOMPACT MODELS
Production begins on on subcompact models; the G26, 9x19, and the G27, .40. In addition production begins on the G25, .380 Auto.
3RD GENERATION INTRODUCED
3rd Gen pistols are introduced, with an accessory rail (called the "Universal Glock rail") to allow the mounting of laser sights, tactical lights, and other accessories.
2 MILLIONTH PISTOL SOLD
GLOCK presents the 2 millionth pistol at the Shot Show in Atlanta GA, USA.
Production begins on the “Slimline” model G36, .45 Auto, and the training pistol G17T AC, 7.8x21 caliber-now equalling 5 training models for different applications and environmental conditions.
PRODUCTION BEGINS ON TACTICAL LIGHT
Production begins on GLOCK Tactical Lights, and a complete product line of aiming and lighting modules—including visible and invisible lasers-is launched.
.45 G.A.P. CALIBER INTRODUCED
GLOCK introduces complete pistol line—standard, compact, and subcompact—in .45 G.A.P., delivering decisive firepower.
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PERFECTION
GLOCK Inc. celebrates of 20 Years of Perfection in the United States.
5 MILLION SOLD WORLDWIDE
GLOCK reaches a significant milestone by selling a total of 5 million pistols worldwide. Production begins on the GLOCK SF (Short Frame) pistols in .45 Auto and 10mm Auto.
PRODUCTION BEGINS ON 4TH GENERATION
Production begins on GLOCK Gen4 pistol models in several calibers and sizes The Glock 22 RTF2 (Rough Textured Frame 2) (chambered in .40 S&W) was introduced.
POPULAR MODELS INTRODUCED IN GEN4
Dedicated to continuously pursuing perfection in engineering and function, GLOCK introduces the Gen4 pistol in the G17, G19, G26, G31, G22, G23, G27, G35, and G37 models.
SILVER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED IN USA
GLOCK celebrates its Silver Anniversary — 25 Years of Perfection in the USA.
1 MILLION IN RECORD SALES
In 2013, over 1 million GLOCK pistols were sold – a record-setting milestone for commercial sales.
GLOCK 42 & 41 INTRODUCED
GLOCK introduces the G42 in .380 Auto as well as the long slide .45 ACP pistol: the G41 Gen4
GLOCK MOS & G43 INTRODUCED
GLOCK introduces the best-selling pistol ever – the G43 single stack 9mm sub-compact slim line pistol.
GLOCK developed the Modular Optic System configuration for the G34 Gen4, G35 Gen4, G41 Gen4 and the G40 Gen4 MOS chambered in 10mm auto.
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS IN THE UNITED STATES
GLOCK Inc. celebrates 30 years in the United States. The G17 Gen4 and G19 Gen4 are now offered in MOS configuration.