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THE HISTORY OF GLOCK

THE HISTORY
OF GLOCK

GLOCK History

Discover the milestones of the GLOCK success story!

1963
PERFECTION STARTS

Foundation of Glock KG by Gaston Glock. The company's history started in Deutsch Wagram, Austria. At the beginning consumer goods made out of wood, polymers and metal were produced by only 3 employees.
Start of GLOCK production Deutsch-Wagram

1970-1979
FIRST MILITARY PRODUCTS

Development and production start-up of first military products, such as field knives (FM 78), components for fragmentation and training grenades and machine gun belt links.
GLOCK Field knives

1980-1982
BIRTH OF THE GLOCK PISTOL

In the early 80ies the semi-automatic GLOCK service pistol was born. It's polymer frame and the developed Safe Action® System revolutionized the pistol market.
GLOCK G17 First generation

1983
ENTRENCHING TOOL

Development of the innovative entrenching tool with a surface-treated blade that can be locked in three positions for multiple uses. The hardened saw located inside the handle can be quickly mounted if required.
GLOCK Entrenching tool

1986
GLOCK GOES US

In the mid 80ies GLOCK Pistols were introduced to the U.S. Market. Their innovation, durability and reliability immediately captured the attention of both the U.S. law enforcement and commercial markets.
GLOCK inc. building Smyrna

1987
GLOCK IS GROWING

Inauguration of the second GLOCK plant in Ferlach - Austria. Specific production emphasis to serve best quality.
Start of GLOCK production Ferlach

1988
A NEW GENERATION IS INTRODUCED

The 2nd generation (terminology used by the market) came with some design changes to the frame. In order to serve different customer requirements more calibers were added.
GLOCK G17 previous Gen2

1996
GLOCK FOR TRAINING

The GLOCK 17T was designed by engineers to allow law enforcement the opportunity to train force-on-force without dangerous consequences. Over the years GLOCK expanded the product range for smart and safe training and instruction equipment.
GLOCK Training pistol G17T

1998
RAIL FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

The 3rd Gen pistols (terminology used by the market) got an accessory rail - called the "Universal Glock rail" - to allow the mounting of lasers, tactical lights, and other accessories. Fingergrooves and thumb rests were added to deliver better grip.
GLOCK G17 Previous Gen3

1999
BIRTH OF GLOCK 36

With the new slim design the G36 delivers grip ergonomics of the next dimension. A package with six rounds of 45 Auto that fits into the hands of any user. Since 2013 the G36 frame also features the GLOCK accessory rail.
GLOCK G36

2000
NEW HEADQUARTER

Completion of construction work for the Millenium factory in Deutsch-Wagram. More space to serve the ongoing demand for GLOCK products.
GLOCK building in Deutsch-Wagram

2002
TACTICAL LIGHTS BY GLOCK

Production start of the new GLOCK Tactical Lights. This resulted in a whole series of red-dot-laser, IR-Laser-Solutions in addition to the standard flashlight.
GLOCK G22 Gen4 Tactical light

2009
START OF GEN 4

The GLOCK Gen4 models deliver more individuality with multiple backstraps which can be mounted onto the frame and a reversible magazine catch. The Gen4 frame keeps the proven thumb rests, finger grooves and accessory rail of the previous generations but features a new frame texturing.
GLOCK G17 Gen4

2014/15
GLOCK SLIMLINE PISTOLS

Production start of the GLOCK slimline pistols G42 in caliber 380 Auto and the G43 in caliber 9 mm Luger, the smallest GLOCK pistols so far.
GLOCK Slimline G42

2014
GLOCK GOES EAST

A new subsidiary was founded in Slovakia.
GLOCK s.r.o. building in Bratislava

2016
EASY MOUNTING OF OPTICS

Production start of the GLOCK Gen4 pistols in MOS Configuration. The developed MOS System simplifies the mounting of popular optical sights without costly costum machining of the pistol's slide.
GLOCK G34 Gen4 MOS and G35 Gen4 MOS

2017
START OF THE NEXT GENERATION: GEN 5

The Generation 5 combines the technology of the future with improved precision, versatility, speed and the familiar reliability. Starting with the models G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5.
GLOCK G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5

2018
G19X JOINED FORCES

The first ever "Crossover" pistol was introduced. The GLOCK 19X combines the best features of two of its most popular and most trusted field-tested platforms.
G19X

2018
GEN5 FAMILY EXPANDS

With the G26 Gen5 the first concealed carry pistol joins the Gen5 family. The evolution of perfection continues for GLOCK's trusted backup option.
G26Gen5

2018
MOS - FIRST MODULAR OPTIC SYSTEM MODEL FOR GEN5

The G34 Gen5 MOS was released. Simple mounting of popular optical sights for Gen5 family-member number four.
G34 Gen5 MOS

2018
GLOCK FM78 ANNIVERSARY

GLOCK celebrates the 40th anniversary of the FM78 with a limited edition of 780 field knives. It comes in a silver polymer case with an engraved foam inside and a certificate which confirms the authenticity.
GLOCK FM78 Anniversary

2018
G45 COMPACT CROSSOVER

The G45 is the latest outstanding addition to the family of GLOCK pistols in 9 mm Luger. Utilizing the design and engineering GLOCK developed for its military pistols (G19X), combined with Operator and worldwide Law Enforcement specifications.
G45 - GLOCK Compact Crossover

2018
GEN5 MOS - FAMILY IS GROWING

With the G17 Gen5 MOS and the G19 Gen5 MOS the already perfect Gen5 models G17 and G19 additionally provide a mounting system for popular optical sights.
GLOCK G17 Gen5 MOS

2019
SILVER SLIDE: SLIM IS BEAUTIFUL

With the new silver slide pistols G43X and G48 GLOCK expands its Slimline collection with two new products. Designed for concealed carry and fits every handsize.
G43X, G48

2019
G45 GETS MOS SLIDE

The impressive G45 Crossover pistol is now available with Modular Optic System (MOS) and enriches the GLOCK MOS pistol spectrum. With the added mounting system for optical sights it becomes the ideal partner for all kinds of situations.
GLOCK pistol G45 with MOS

2019
ALL-BLACK G43X AND G48 WITH RAIL

Two new models join the GLOCK Slimline family. Chambered in 9 mm Luger, both pistols feature a compact Slimline frame with a slim mounting rail and a black slide with nDLC finish as well as a 10-round magazine capacity making them ideal for concealed carry.

GLOCK Slimline G43X Rail and G48 Rail