Young Marines – Glock 30:th Anniversary G17 Gen4

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Glock has donated one of the thirty anniversary pistols to the Young Marines.

The pistol is a 30:th Anniversary G17 Generation 4, with serial 30USA22.

The G17 has very special engravings made by Bertram Edmonston, IV, who is a Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA) Master Engraver.

Note the “Young Marines” inscription.

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According to the website: “GLOCK has been the major corporate sponsor of the Young Marines since 2002. The Young Marines is the leader in Drug Demand Reduction education and has set new standards for recognizing the contributions of America’s veterans. GLOCK is the sponsor of the National Leadership Academy which promotes and develops character-building skills in our junior, senior and advanced Young Marines leaders.”

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The engraver Bertram Edmonston, IV is a third generation hand engraver and manufacturing jeweler, and his website can be found here: westernengraver.com

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According to Gaston Glock: “2016 marks the 30th anniversary of our entry into the U.S. market. To commemorate the occasion, 30 anniversary pistols have been uniquely hand-engraved by 5 Master Engravers. The exclusive pistols will be presented throughout the year to exceptional individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the success of GLOCK. Each of these G17s includes a limited production serial number and a certificate of authenticity signed by me.

When I brought the GLOCK 17 to America in 1986, I could not have imagined or predicted the success that GLOCK enjoys today. GLOCKs are now the weapon of choice for over 65 percent of the law enforcement agencies across the United States, and they’re used in more than 50 elite military units worldwide. Our pistols are the choice of millions for personal or home protection and target shooting. Today, our plant in America produces GLOCKs with the same quality and precision as those produced in Austria, with a staff and organization totally committed to serving our customers.

We are as dedicated today as we were 30 years ago to making the very best pistols on the market, pistols designed to meet your needs and expectations. We cannot thank you enough for your trust and your support. It is what drives us every day.

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If you place the winning bid, your G17 will come with a custom display case along with a certificate of authenticity signed by Gaston Glock. Depending on the size of the bid, this might be a pretty good investment, as long as you leave the gun in the case.

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At the time of writing this article, the bid was USD $5000.

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To find out more visit: http://30th.glock.com/#/YoungMarines

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Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors.


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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    If they think im paying five grand for a Glock that does not have a selector switch they need to reevaluate their drug demand reduction efforts.

  • Ben Loong

    There’s just something not right about floral engraving on a Glock.

    Or any sort of intricate pattern-work on any sort of polymer pistol.

    • Nicks87

      I agree, it’s a tool not a display piece.

    • Trey Heldmann

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought this upon seeing the pictures. Beautiful work, but the slide is much too pretty for the frame…

    • Nashvone

      It’s like putting lipstick on a pig.

    • Edeco

      conflicting styles; like chrome or fancy paint on a pony car. Sometimes Detroit is packed full enough of crap to try it, or heretical customizers do it, but it’s all wrong, Those cars are supposed to be raw, unsentimental, the basic athletic shape speaking for itself louder than any BS trim piece could ever.

      • Ben Loong

        Funnily enough, I was also thinking of a car analogy for it.

        Like putting chrome hubcaps and tailfins on a Lambourgini or a Z-car. It just doesn’t mix well with the original styling.

        Of the custom Glocks I’ve seen that I like the look of, angles and geometric shapes seem to be a common theme.

  • john huscio

    Preparing the way for eventual US Army adoption

  • Gary Kirk

    Certain things should NOT be done to certain things.. To emphasize, even the glock fanboys aren’t showing up saying how beautiful this thing is..

    • Edeco

      No, the beauty of Glocks lies wholly in a different, brutal, unsuperstitious, contemporist aesthetic. It’s like how Raymond Loewy, sometimes regarded as being under the umbrella of art deco or a scion, said art deco was flowery and dishonest, his art moderne style being simpler, bolder, more harmonious and reverent with the necessary mechanical forms.

      I could see engraving one for facetious reasons, but the apparent sincerity kills it.

  • UPer

    I have two things in my life that I love and trust. My woman and my Glock. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91c7cfdb0da5d811a4186d43340cd5691a4101f5a4c692affd5c6810ff8be30b.jpg

  • GI

    Gayer than Justin Bieber in speedos giving piggy back rides at a Gay Pride parade.

  • Joshua

    lipstick on a pig….

  • Ron

    The Government gives millions are year to the Young Marines Program as part of DoD’s Drug Demand Reduction effort.