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Old 12-12-2013, 10:43 PM   #11
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funny Smyrna is also where fletc is located
That's Glynco. Smyrna is outside Atlanta.
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That's Glynco. Smyrna is outside Atlanta.
dur got my weird Georgia town names mixed up
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In my defense I just donated a liter if plasma so I'm woozy and confused I shoulda known that I took a course there
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The coating has changed. Tennifer had extremely bad by products. I forget the composition of the coating they use now but it is pretty close to a diamond on the Rockwell scale. Fun fact: you can sharpen a knife on a Glock slide.
That's a pretty interesting fact to know if you ever need it
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The company is very secretive about its inner workings. They don't tell and don't explain. Take any Glock Annual Magazine, it is a waiting room reading, no info on any plans or developments, in fact nothing useful unless you're a Glock virgin. After reading the recent book "Glock" I believe this is a core value of its founder. Compare to SIG - open and talkative, almost exuberant. Just a different style. Anyway Glock Inc is the Great Book of Why (Unanswered)
I enjoyed Glock Inc as well.
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The coating has changed. Tennifer had extremely bad by products. I forget the composition of the coating they use now but it is pretty close to a diamond on the Rockwell scale. Fun fact: you can sharpen a knife on a Glock slide.
I also heard if you turn the slide upside down and play it like a flute it works as a unicorn mating call !
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Yes, there is a Glock factory in Smyrna, GA. I stopped by and had my G17 fully serviced by them, while I was TAD in nearby Marrieta. FLETC is in Savannah, north of the Naval Submarine Base, in Kings Bay where I was stationed for 8 years.

I didn't find it too secretive as far as their locaction of manufacture. More than one of my Glock frames says Smyrna, GA on it. Proof marks can tell you a bit as well.

The US factory was partly a business move toward military and LE contracts. When competing for replacing the 1911 part of any manufacturers contract was that a certain percentage of manufacturing would have to be done domestically by anyone awarded the contract. Beretta didn't have the MD plant until after they were in competition. FBI contract was similar. Now many manufacturers have plants stateside, such as Glock, Sig, Beretta, etc.

I'm sure there are other import/export advantages as well.
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Fun fact: you can sharpen a knife on a Glock slide.
Since I bought my 1911, I was wondering what to do with the glock.

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I also heard if you turn the slide upside down and play it like a flute it works as a unicorn mating call !
Ok, only after I sharpen my knife.
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Yes, there is a Glock factory in Smyrna, GA. I stopped by and had my G17 fully serviced by them, while I was TAD in nearby Marrieta. FLETC is in Savannah, north of the Naval Submarine Base, in Kings Bay where I was stationed for 8 years. I didn't find it too secretive as far as their locaction of manufacture. More than one of my Glock frames says Smyrna, GA on it. Proof marks can tell you a bit as well. The US factory was partly a business move toward military and LE contracts. When competing for replacing the 1911 part of any manufacturers contract was that a certain percentage of manufacturing would have to be done domestically by anyone awarded the contract. Beretta didn't have the MD plant until after they were in competition. FBI contract was similar. Now many manufacturers have plants stateside, such as Glock, Sig, Beretta, etc. I'm sure there are other import/export advantages as well.
FLETC is in Brunswick Ga. Glynn Co. Savannah is Chatham Co.
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Yes, there is a Glock factory in Smyrna, GA. I stopped by and had my G17 fully serviced by them, while I was TAD in nearby Marrieta. FLETC is in Savannah, north of the Naval Submarine Base, in Kings Bay where I was stationed for 8 years.

I didn't find it too secretive as far as their locaction of manufacture. More than one of my Glock frames says Smyrna, GA on it. Proof marks can tell you a bit as well.

The US factory was partly a business move toward military and LE contracts. When competing for replacing the 1911 part of any manufacturers contract was that a certain percentage of manufacturing would have to be done domestically by anyone awarded the contract. Beretta didn't have the MD plant until after they were in competition. FBI contract was similar. Now many manufacturers have plants stateside, such as Glock, Sig, Beretta, etc.

I'm sure there are other import/export advantages as well.
Smyrna on the frame does not mean where it is manufactured, it is a corporate HQ address.
To those who think Glock is open and transparent my word is: Okay.
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