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.
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 Sheriffs 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.