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Old 12-17-2010, 10:11   #1
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Pics of 100% USA Made Glock (56K beware)

I recently had an opportunity to look at a made in the USA Glock 17. This pistol is #32 of the first 100 made.

Some notes about the differences from an Austria pistol:
-Slide is marked "USA" instead of "Austria"
-Barrel is marked on top of hood with the caliber and Glock symbol on top of hood. Additional is the "US" marking.
-Frame is the same as other USA made frames and includes only "Glock, Inc. Smyrna, GA."
-Serial number is four letters and three numbers, the first serial letters being AAAA.

Some other notes:
-The finish is the new dull gray finish. Glock is going to this finish worldwide. All USA guns will be this finish only (no tennifer finish performed in US).
-As of right now, the guns are designated export only by Glock, however owning one is not prohibited. The USA made guns have been shipped overseas for a few foreign national police forces/military contracts.

I thought I'd share with you all the cool opportunity I had to view this pistol.

And now the pics...

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Old 12-17-2010, 10:12   #2
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:54   #3
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Never thought I'd see that. Good find!
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:48   #4
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That is very cool!

I am sad to hear they are going away from tennifer though...
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Old 12-17-2010, 13:07   #5
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That sucks about the finish.
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Old 12-17-2010, 13:28   #6
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After seeing the new finish I certainly won't be buying one.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:32   #7
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After seeing the new finish I certainly won't be buying one.
This has been covered many times on many forums. The color finish on the slide is not the "tennifer". Has been many different color treatments over the years,parkerized,phosphate etc etc.
Tennifer is a metal treatment to harden the metal and give it a level of corrosion protection.

Tennifer is the European trade mark name of the exact same process trade marked in the USA as Melonite. Melonite is the process used on the USA made slides. The myth is the chemicals used in tennifer are a no no in the US. Just myth guy's. Both trade mark names belong to the same process and to the same parent company.
Every company that does the process regardless of the trade name does so to the same standards under license from one place.

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Old 12-19-2010, 14:52   #8
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griz is absolutely correct: (http://www.finishing.com/324/69.shtml)

However, I haven't seen the confirmation that they are using melonite here at the US factory??
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Old 12-19-2010, 15:04   #9
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As stated over and over in the duplicate of this thread... the fit of the gun looks terrible... Pig nosed to hell, and the slide doesnt line up with the frame. I suppose its neat that its a USA made Glock, but I wouldnt buy one.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:44   #10
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What a trainwreck of a business model.
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Old 12-21-2010, 00:42   #11
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I prefer my Glocks to be 100% made in Austria.
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:45   #12
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I'd love to get my hands on one of those for the collection....!
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Old 12-27-2010, 16:52   #13
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Very cool, thanks for taking the time to share!
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:33   #14
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Tennifer isn't a form of finish...it's a metal treatment

and I agree with those who prefer austrian glocks...
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:55   #15
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Great from a collectors standpoint.
Sucks from a users standpoint.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:08   #16
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I think someone has been playing with Photoshop.

Using the term 'a Glock armorer told me', is about as solid as 'I saw it on the internet'.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:14   #17
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That's pretty cool, I wouldn't mind adding one to my collection. Is the 19 the only model being made in the USA?
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:15   #18
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I think someone has been playing with Photoshop.

Using the term 'a Glock armorer told me', is about as solid as 'I saw it on the internet'.
Living in denial is a powerful thing.

What more proof do you want?
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:13   #19
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Shouldn't it have a red label? I thought white label indicated 10-round magazines?

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Old 03-20-2011, 10:14   #20
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Well the barcode on the left came up as the serial number an my phone...
But the barcode on the right comes up as a Glock 17 10 round.
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