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Glocks Made in USA

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Deputy, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Deputy

    Deputy Millennium Member

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    Didn't even know these existed!!!:wow: Anyone know WHY they exist? From internet rumor mill, it has something to do with the tenifer coating.

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  2. Deputy

    Deputy Millennium Member

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  3. JBS

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    I remembered the post from last month.
     
  4. ghostrider88

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    Its probally that Austria does not have a trade agreement with the country and the US does so they get tagged USA
     
  5. Deputy

    Deputy Millennium Member

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    Actually, the guns are Made in USA. Or at least, assembled here. The whole Made/Assembled in USA is a grey area. Harley-Davidson motorcylces have to have a certain percentage of their parts made here in order to claim Made in USA.
     
  6. Deputy

    Deputy Millennium Member

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    LOL...reading my mind! Just to "be different" and be able to say "I have a Glock Made in USA". That would be pretty cool. Imagine the arguments and bets you could win with a US-made Glock!! :rofl:
     
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  7. There's always the economics. The U.S. is probably the largest gun market with a steady demand year in, year out. Also, 'Made in USA' vs importing eliminates a number of ATF gun importation rules and regulations. And politically, the U.S. is very gun-friendly. Finally, the U.S. dollar is pretty weak (but stable), so it's more economical (ie: more profitable via foreign exchange rates) to make guns here and import them to Europe and the rest of the world.
     
  8. Bruce M

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    How is the ejection with the USA versions??

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  9. Deputy

    Deputy Millennium Member

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    Heh...insteresting question.:supergrin: Have to find a Glock Forum in the Phillipines to find out. That is one of the locations where US-made Glocks are being sold.
     
  10. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

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    Or Virginia!

    Here is my old G17 and my new G17. Left side.
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    Right side.
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    Check out the SN on the USA Glock.
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  11. ImpeachObama

    ImpeachObama Fuhgettaboutit

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    Fuhgettaboutit
  12. di11igaf

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    Looks like USA version has non-dip extractor, or was that added later?
     
  13. Deputy

    Deputy Millennium Member

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    X2!!!! Count me in for one!!! :thumbsup:

    If the USA-made ones become more readily available, I wonder if there will be a premium on them? Beretta is in that situation with their 92. More pople want US-made ones than Italian ones. Of course, the US-made Berettas also seem to be of higher quality.
     
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  14. Paul53

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    Thought we decided last month that a byproduct of the tennifer treatment (arsenic) made it prohibitive to make the guns here for the US market. All go through the Tennifer treatment in Austria.

    Or was that just a dream?
     
  15. Deputy

    Deputy Millennium Member

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    May have been a dream.:supergrin:
    It's not arsenic, it's cyanide that is the offending item. Interestingly, S&W uses Melonite, which is the same as tenifer, on their guns. Must be a different process that doesn't involve cyanide.

    Here's some good info on tenifer...

    http://glocktips.com/tenifer-is-the...ronment-or-is-it-glock-wants-you-to-think-so/

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  16. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

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    Just out of the box.
     
  17. M 7

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    I'd happily own one. Might have to pick up one, if I can find one, to keep the imports under control. :D