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Glock buys Kimber!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glock2740, May 26, 2011.

  1. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    :wow: Caught this news on the interweb today. Maybe our Glock 1911 is not as far as we thought. :whistling:



    (AP) Noted handgun manufacturer Kimber Manufacturing, Inc. of Yonkers, New York has signed an "agreement in principle" to sell it's manufacturing facilities and all rights to the design, manufacture and sale of its world renowned line of 1911 style handguns to Glock USA.

    Gaston Glock, speaking before 30 reporters at a press conference in Austria announced the consummation of a protracted series of negotiations and stated that the deal will "shake up the entire handgun manufacturing community."

    Mr. Glock was also quoted as saying "Kimber has produced an excellent line of weaponry for many years - we will now take their product to the next level through the Glock process of perfection."

    Financial analysts have been predicting consolidation in the firearms industry for some time, and are openly speculating that Gaston Glock may well have already set his sights on Springfield Armory, another highly regarded manufacturer of high quality handguns.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2011

  2. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

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    I wonder if Glock bought the "Custom Shop" as well.......
     
  3. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Wow, I can't wait to see what Glock does with the 1911. :rofl:
     
  4. d90king

    d90king Training Junkie

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    Pretty sure this was an April fools day joke a number of years back...
     
  5. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    Spray yer 1911 with green plastic, and you got it ! ......:supergrin:

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  6. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    I can see this now guys Glock 1911 Generation 4 the new form of Perfection*
































    *Please be advised perfection requires. Special Kung Fu grip, Special magic ammo, special stance, and special breathing technique
     
  7. MinervaDoe

    MinervaDoe

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    Yeah, BS, a google news search for "Glock Kimber" finds nothing.

    Post a link next time.
     
  8. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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  9. Link? :whistling:


     
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Awesome,........I've always wanted one from the Glock Custom Shop!
     
  11. Gunshine

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    This may be just what the gun world needs. Plastic 1911's with a gap between the slide and frame big enough to count the coils on the recoil spring. :rofl:
     
  12. NDCent

    NDCent Socially Inept

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  13. PawDog

    PawDog NRA Member

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  14. Ruggles

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    LOL yeah why do I doubt this as well??? :)

    Glock wants nothing to do with Kimber IMO.

    That being said it would allow Glock into the lucrative 1911 market in a big way. I can see that being a smart business move for them.
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Well Glock might get Kimber's to be more reliable. I heard they were planning on removing all the MIM parts also. I just wonder if they're gonna offer a tennifer finish on one of their 1911's? Or start offering 1911's in 45GAP? :whistling:
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  16. craig19

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    Apparently Glock bought them 4 yrs ago, here is the same quote.

    Boise Shooters

    Boise Shooters => General Gun & Fun Talk => Topic started by: Spiff on April 01, 2007, 09:09:09 AM


    <hr size="2" width="100%"> Title: Glock buys Kimber
    Post by: Spiff on April 01, 2007, 09:09:09 AM <hr> ETA: after posting this, I'm not sure it's true. I can't fined anything more about it. HAHA, not only that but I forgot that today was April 1st, so it's probably just a joke. My bad, I fell for it.


    And now another US company, is no longer American owned.


    Quote:
    (AP) Noted handgun manufacturer Kimber Manufacturing, Inc. of Yonkers, New York has signed an "agreement in principle" to sell it's manufacturing facilities and all rights to the design, manufacture and sale of its world renowned line of 1911 style handguns to Glock USA.

    Gaston Glock, speaking before 30 reporters at a press conference in Austria announced the consummation of a protracted series of negotiations and stated that the deal will "shake up the entire handgun manufacturing community."

    Mr. Glock was also quoted as saying "Kimber has produced an excellent line of weaponry for many years - we will now take their product to the next level through the Glock process of perfection."

    Financial analysts have been predicting consolidation in the firearms industry for some time, and are openly speculating that Gaston Glock may well have already set his sights on Springfield Armory, another highly regarded manufacturer of high quality handguns.
     
  17. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I can't wait to see what Glock is gonna change up once they take over Springfield too. :whistling: A tennifer finished TRP or Pro maybe? :whistling: