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Old 10-27-2013, 08:12   #1
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Glocks that say Made in the USA?

What exactly is the difference with the Glocks that say made in the USA on the slide? The shop where I just picked up my 30SF had a G19 that said Made in USA on the slide.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:35   #2
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As I understand it, "Made in USA" means that the slide and grip frame (for sure) and (maybe) some other parts were manufactured in a plant in Georgia, instead of a plant in Austria.

There has been some discussion about slide and frame manufacturing here in the US, but I do not recall ever hearing about any of the small parts being made here.

Hopefully, someone with definitive info will be along shortly to inform us.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:41   #3
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I've herd people say something about the coating not as good on the frame as well.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:42   #4
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The difference is that one says USA the other says AUSTRIA.

BTW thats cool you're located in newport news Mike. I'm in williamsburg

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Old 10-27-2013, 09:38   #5
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Personally, I prefer the Austria model.

Just because.

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Old 10-27-2013, 12:22   #6
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I've herd people say something about the coating not as good on the frame as well.
I assume you're talking about the finish on the slide. I've seen the type of finish go both ways on the USA, as well as the Austrian models. With a little patience, I've been able to get the finish I want on most of my Glocks and my next Glock will be a USA model, just cause I want one. Of course I said the same thing about my last two Glocks, so my biggest issue is the patience part.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:46   #7
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My new Gen 4 G19 is made in USA. The frame seems to be fine, its the slide finish I'm somewhat concerned about. I guess I will see how well it holds up with holster wear since I do plan carry it.
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Old 10-27-2013, 13:36   #8
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I don't see any difference between my USA made 26 and my other Glocks?
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Old 10-27-2013, 18:03   #9
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Slide, frame, and barrel made In Smyrna, Ga.. Dont know about the other parts. Like my other GEN4 G19's took some work to get rid of ejection and BTF. No better or worse than the Austrian models. Has the Black Teflon finish which so far has held up very well. Very accurate. Never not fired in 2000+ rounds. Although in the first several hundred had BTF issue. Gone now. Don't see any real difference between it anf the Austrian models. Kind of cool having Made in U.S., Smyrna, Ga., and little model of Georgia on it.
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Old 10-27-2013, 18:32   #10
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All my Glocks were bought this year & were made in AUSTRIA.
I would think both plants would make the same fine quality?
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Old 10-27-2013, 20:21   #11
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I don't see any difference between my USA made 26 and my other Glocks?
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+1 I don't see any difference excepto for the slide finish mu 2005 26 with Austrian proof marks hit the 10K round few months ago and the USA made only a 1000 ronds thru it!
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Old 10-27-2013, 22:17   #12
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I have zero desire to own an USA built Glock. Its an Austrian pistol and I want mine built in Austria.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:26   #13
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Agreed! All five on mine are Austrian.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:41   #14
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I don't get why people care.

"USA" on the slide is cool, but it's the same gun as any other Glock.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:42   #15
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I prefer my Colts to come from Connecticut and my Glocks to come from Austria. I am not ready to buy either from Georgia, Outer Mongolia or Myanmar.

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Old 10-28-2013, 04:51   #16
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Heard an interesting internet rumor of a town in China called AMERICA, so everything produced there can legaly say "Made in America"..............
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:20   #17
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Heard an interesting internet rumor of a town in China called AMERICA, so everything produced there can legaly say "Made in America"..............
Old stories get recycled- Years ago the rumor was there was a city in Japan named "usa".
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:58   #18
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My 3rd Gen G17 was made in Austria - I like it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 16:26   #19
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I have zero desire to own an USA built Glock. Its an Austrian pistol and I want mine built in Austria.
I agree. Maybe it's just one of those little things that doesn't matter much. I've not heard of any major differences between the two.

That said, you've still probably got quite a few people who've been working at the Austria plant for a long time. I've just maybe got a little more faith in the folks who've been making them longer.
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Old 10-28-2013, 17:38   #20
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It would be interesting to see the numbers from each factory that are produced and the numbers from each factory that end up having to go back for issues.
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