Glock 82 or 86 ?

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  1. mad.gunsmith

    mad.gunsmith NRA and GSSF Life Member

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    i was reading Wikipedia on Glock and said that the first Glock was made in 1982 but my 20th anniversary Glock is dated "1986 to 2006 20 years of perfection"

    so what is the real date here?
     
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Could be one of the other Glock products.
    Or perfection only started and ended during those years.
    :supergrin:
     

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    IIRC, the first Glock 17's competed in a test for the Austrian Army in 1981 (under the model designation P-80 - of or relating to the initial stages of the G17 in 1980)
     
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  4. mad.gunsmith

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock_17

    Glock became aware of the Army's planned procurement and in 1982 assembled a team of Europe's leading handgun experts from military, police and civilian sport shooting circles to define the most desirable characteristics in a combat pistol.[4] Within just three months, Glock developed a working prototype.[6]
    The new weapon made extensive use of synthetic materials and modern manufacturing technologies in its design, making it a very cost-effective candidate.
    Several samples of the 9x19mm Glock 17 (so named because it was the 17th patent of the company) were submitted for assessment trials in early 1982, and after passing all of the exhaustive endurance and abuse tests, Glock emerged as the winner with the Model 17.[7][8][9]

    The handgun was adopted into service with the Austrian military and police forces in 1982 as the P80 (Pistole 80),[10] with an initial order for 25,000 guns.[6] The Glock 17 outperformed 8 different pistols from five other established manufacturers (Heckler & Koch offered their P7M8, P7M13 and P9S, SIG-Sauer of Switzerland bid with their P220 and P226 models, Beretta of Italy submitted their model 92SB-F, FN Herstal proposed an updated variant of the Browning Hi-Power and the home-grown Steyr entered the competition with the GB).[11]
    The results of the Austrian trials sparked a wave of interest in Western Europe and overseas, particularly in the United States, where a similar effort to select a service-wide replacement for the M1911 had been ongoing since the late 1970s (known as the Joint Service Small Arms Program). In late 1983, the United States Department of Defense inquired about the Glock pistol and received four samples of the Glock 17 for unofficial evaluation.[12]
    Glock was then invited to participate in the XM9 Personal Defence Pistol Trials, but declined because the DOD specifications would require extensive retooling of production equipment and providing 35 test samples in an unrealistic time frame.[12]
    Shortly thereafter, the Glock 17 was accepted into service with the Norwegian, and Swedish Armed Forces, surpassing all prior NATO durability standards.[12] As a result, the Glock 17 became a standard NATO-classified sidearm and was granted a NATO Stock Number (1005/25/133/6775).[12]
    By 1992, some 350,000 pistols had been sold in more than 45 countries, including 250,000 in the United States alone.[10]
     
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    I think the Glock G17's were first imported into the USA in 1986. The G19 and Gen2 frames wee introduced in 1988.
     
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    Sounds like the Anniversary model was dated starting the frst year
    the Glock was available in the US
     
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    Here in Austria it was introduced in the early 80's
     
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    mad.gunsmith NRA and GSSF Life Member

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    Thank you
     
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    You're welcome,........how about a pic? :supergrin:
     
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    mad.gunsmith NRA and GSSF Life Member

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