April 21, 2009

Glock Announces Growth in Fiscal Year 2009; Releases 2nd Rough-Textured Frame Pistol

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Handgun manufacturer Glock, Inc. announced that in the first quarter of 2009, the company experienced a 36% increase in pistol sales over 2008 sales.

Said Glock Vice President Gary Fletcher, “With strategic feedback from our dealers and distributors, we began planning in 2008 for the rise in sales we are experiencing today.”

Also, Glock said its G22 (40 S&W) Rough Textured Frame (RTF2) model, announced in January, is one of the company's top 10 sellers for FY 2010.

The G22 40 S&W Rough Textured Frame

The G22 40 S&W Rough Textured Frame (RTF2) model is one Glock's top 10 sellers.

And, in addition to the G22 RTF2, on May 1, Glock will offer the 9x19 G17 RTF2 pistol. The G17 RTF2 will become the second pistol with the new rough textured frame and slide serration pattern.

In both models, there are more than 4,000 raised pyramids on the front, rear and sides of the polymer receiver and a newly designed crescent shaped serration pattern located at the rear of the slide.

Recently, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was the first local agency in the United States to convert to the G22 RTF2, while at the same time the Louisiana State Police and Louisiana Department of Public Safety purchased 1300 G22 RTF2 and G17 RTF2 pistols, which has made them the first state agency to convert to both RTF2 series of GLOCK pistols.

Vice President Josh Dorsey said, “Also, with the current economic condition, we are experiencing a sales increase for pistols intended for personal defense.”

Glock employs more than 130 people at its United States headquarters in Smyrna, Georgia.

Comments (4)

pacement, reliability, caliber in that order

Posted by: JOSEPH N | April 24, 2009 11:24 AM    Report this comment

Glock will sell what they consider is wanted by their biggest purchasing group, LEO Dept's.

"Big bullets knock bad guys down!" NOTTTT!

"Well the big City bought .40" "WE should as well" Nothing much has changed in the human body in 500 years! Projectiles injure in two (basically) ways, Penetrate and sufficiently damage the CNC thereby causing almost instant inability for the BG to cause damage to you.

Second, enough blood loss will occur, that the body will not be able to function, dependant on the speed of this blood loss, to cause the same cease and desist effect.

The design of the projectile, the velocity, and last, and most important, the placement on the body of this bullet, give results, good results, and bad ones can be sited, day in and day out.

Glock? You want it “We will build it” to a great extent.

Posted by: Scouse | April 23, 2009 7:08 PM    Report this comment

For several years, LENF has been shifting away from 9mm handguns, going to the larger calibers of .40 S&W and .45 ACP. My own agency did so to obtain more stopping power with big bore handguns. When police agencies make such changes, they purchase thousands of guns at a time. Added to the increased level of citizen purchases, this still does not mean LENF is gearing up for crime out of control NOR riots in the streets. More factors are at work.
There are certainly those who are justifiably apprehensive about the Second Amendment efforts of anti-gun forces who became more powerful politically after the last election.
Many of those buyers want to make sure they own those firearms most suitable for them.
There are, however, those who are beginning to fear for all their Constitutional rights in times of uncertainty ahead. Those concerns may well have solid foundation; only time will tell. Such persons want to be prepared for what may become somber times in our future.

Posted by: JiminTenn | April 23, 2009 4:45 PM    Report this comment

A 36% increase in pistol sales is impressive, however, it appears Law Enforcement is mostly responsible for the increase. The ammo report also stated the increase in demand was partially due to LE and Military Training needs. It seems like we are preparing for an increase in violent crime and/or an uprising.

Posted by: JWallace | April 22, 2009 11:17 PM    Report this comment

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