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Old 02-04-2013, 19:13   #1
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Made in Austria or USA?

On another thread, someone posted their Glock was made in the USA. I thought it was really cool and different. I mean, what percentage of Glocks are stamped that way? One person commented he wouldn't want his made in the US, which surprised me. It's a non-issue for me, except one poster said the finish is darker on the US made version when put side by side. Someone commented that the tennifer finish process was not allowed in the US so maybe that's the difference? Not sure if there's any truth to it.
So, I'm interested to know everyone's opinion on made in USA vs. Austria? Are people here that unpatriotic that they'd actually prefer THEIR gun be made elsewhere? Are you saying made in USA isn't good enough for you?
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Old 02-04-2013, 19:23   #2
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Tennifer is not allowed in the US,Im not sure what finish is use here in the US,But the tennifer uses chemicals that are not an allowed process here in the usa(EPA rules)
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Old 02-04-2013, 19:27   #3
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I'd prefer my Glocks to be made in Austria, I'd prefer my Berettas to be made in Italian, and I'd prefer my Sigs to be made in Germany.

I like guns to come from their country of origin.
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Old 02-04-2013, 19:33   #4
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Neither Glocks made in Austria or USA have been treated with Tenifer.. Glock stop using Tenifer about a year or so ago.
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Old 02-04-2013, 19:49   #5
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I'd prefer my Berettas to be made in Italian
So they can't speak English while making your gun, even if they are doing so in ITALY ??
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Old 02-04-2013, 20:10   #6
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So they can't speak English while making your gun, even if they are doing so in ITALY ??
And if they're made in Smyrna...they're probably hard to understand as well...especially for a Yankee!
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Old 02-04-2013, 22:04   #7
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Old 02-04-2013, 22:19   #8
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I have a USA Glock....a couple hundred rounds through it and it shoots like....a Glock.
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Old 02-04-2013, 22:24   #9
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Yeah when I said the finish was darker on the USA one, its no big deal. I have Glocks made in USA and Austria as well. I have no problem with my USA G19 at all. Now if I can find a Gen 4 G19 made in the USA, I'll buy it. Ron
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:06   #10
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The USA Glocks are exactly the same as the others. No differences but the markings
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:23   #11
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In the US, most likely melonite is used instead of tennifer. Same process basically. Does the same thing and the EPA allows it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:09   #12
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I understand that, only the frame is made in US.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:41   #13
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I understand that, only the frame is made in US.
"frame"?
My G19 has "USA" on the slide, barrel and the receiver, matching S/N on slide, barrel and receiver.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:28   #14
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My USA made G26 is all made in the USA and shoots great! Like stated above it looks the same, shoots the same, and feels the same as my Austria made G19 except my G19 has a FDE frame! Love them both G19 by my bed with tactial light and G26 for carry,
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:09   #15
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Tennifer is not allowed in the US,Im not sure what finish is use here in the US,But the tennifer uses chemicals that are not an allowed process here in the usa(EPA rules)
Glock has apparently stopped using Tenifer. Look at their site... no mention of it. It's my understanding that they do their own hardening treatment now.

They just say "GLOCK applies advanced surface treatments on major metal components, resulting in slightly less than diamond hardness. This considerably reduces wear and tear on these metal components and makes them corrosion resistant, even when operating in saltwater conditions. The matte black surface minimizes light reflection—an advantage in tactical circumstances."

Regardless, my frame and slide both say "USA", and both have the Georgia proof marks. So... they're made here.
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So they can't speak English while making your gun, even if they are doing so in ITALY ??
Oops! Lol
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Old 04-03-2013, 18:42   #17
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i just bought a new G26 last week, and upon doing some reading, i come home to look at it further, and it id indeed a USA Glock. G26 gen 3.

I am sure reliability is the same, but does anyone have any thoughts on which one is more valuable (at this point)? I would guess the USA ones will be more rare for awhile, but i'm just guessing.
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Old 04-03-2013, 20:03   #18
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I'd prefer my Glocks to be made in Austria, I'd prefer my Berettas to be made in Italian, and I'd prefer my Sigs to be made in Germany.

I like guns to come from their country of origin.
I second this. Especially with the SIGs.
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Old 04-03-2013, 20:12   #19
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i just bought a new G26 last week, and upon doing some reading, i come home to look at it further, and it id indeed a USA Glock. G26 gen 3.

I am sure reliability is the same, but does anyone have any thoughts on which one is more valuable (at this point)? I would guess the USA ones will be more rare for awhile, but i'm just guessing.
The US made is less common, but not worth any more or less than one made in Austria.

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I'd prefer my Glocks to be made in Austria, I'd prefer my Berettas to be made in Italian, and I'd prefer my Sigs to be made in Germany.

I like guns to come from their country of origin.
Agreed. And I'll guess it goes without saying you'd want your 1911s made in the USA.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:42   #21
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This thread just prompted me to check out my Gen2 17...Austria!
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:17   #22
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I will be honest. I got the call on Monday that my first Glock finally arrived At Atlantic Tactical. And I hoped it would be made in the USA. but I am not disappointed that it says Austria on it.

Just glad to have it in my possession now


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Old 04-04-2013, 05:16   #23
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I'd prefer my Glocks to be made in Austria, I'd prefer my Berettas to be made in Italian, and I'd prefer my Sigs to be made in Germany.

I like guns to come from their country of origin.
This, that said I am not a major stickler for it. But given the choice I would probably spend a little extra money to get the one made in country of origin.


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Old 04-04-2013, 05:32   #24
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Unpatriotic??? Please

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On another thread, someone posted their Glock was made in the USA. I thought it was really cool and different. I mean, what percentage of Glocks are stamped that way? One person commented he wouldn't want his made in the US, which surprised me. It's a non-issue for me, except one poster said the finish is darker on the US made version when put side by side. Someone commented that the tennifer finish process was not allowed in the US so maybe that's the difference? Not sure if there's any truth to it.
So, I'm interested to know everyone's opinion on made in USA vs. Austria? Are people here that unpatriotic that they'd actually prefer THEIR gun be made elsewhere? Are you saying made in USA isn't good enough for you?
Blind patriotism is for chumps. Buying or actually preferring buying a product not "made in America" is not unpatriotic. I actually would always prefer my Glock's be made in Austria. I don't think I would buy one if I knew it was made here. That is no knock on the American worker. If we were talking pre-sixties America I would probably feel different, just look at a 57 Chevy and then google a Vega and you will see what I mean. I have for instance never owned an American Automobile yet, and it is not because I don't think Americans can produce a quality vehicle, back to the 57 chevy, but corporate America went to profit first, quality later and workers last....and that does not mostly make for good or superior products. I would not want a new Smith & Wesson for instance, I will stick with an Austrian Glock.
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Should one be wary of USA Glocks made on Monday or Friday?
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