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Made in Austria or USA?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ChallengerSRT, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. ChallengerSRT

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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? :eagle:
     
  2. JWG_34

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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)
     


  3. bac1023

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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.
     
  4. tonyparson

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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.
     
  5. Smidgen

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    So they can't speak English while making your gun, even if they are doing so in ITALY ?? :supergrin:
     
  6. And if they're made in Smyrna...they're probably hard to understand as well...especially for a Yankee!
     
  7. bustedknee

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  8. Triple7

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    I have a USA Glock....a couple hundred rounds through it and it shoots like....a Glock.
     
  9. Browner

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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
     
  10. Montblanc

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    The USA Glocks are exactly the same as the others. No differences but the markings
     
  11. Scott30

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  12. ca survivor

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    I understand that, only the frame is made in US.
     
  13. "frame"?
    My G19 has "USA" on the slide, barrel and the receiver, matching S/N on slide, barrel and receiver.
     
  14. burttrans

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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,
     
  15. Inebriated

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  16. bac1023

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    Oops! Lol
     
  17. haydenBJJ

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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.
     
  18. Dan Glock

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    I second this. Especially with the SIGs.
     
  19. GT86

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    The US made is less common, but not worth any more or less than one made in Austria.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
  20. Agreed. And I'll guess it goes without saying you'd want your 1911s made in the USA.