Glock's struggling to keep up with US demand.

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

According to OnPointSupply Glock’s factory in in Smyrna, GA are unable to keep up with overwhelming demand. The factory is running two 8 hour shifts and producing 4000 pistols a day!

They have started to import Glock 19 pistols from Austria to meet the demand. These pistols can be identified by the Austrian proof mark which is an eagle next to the letters NPv (“Nitro Powder proofed”). Austrian guns are proofed with loads that are 30% more powerful that regular loads.

These photos are from a Glock 19 offered for sale at the GlockTalk forum:

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Ashley Ashley on Jun 07, 2012

    I have a gen 2 G-17 and it has the import marks you were talking about. does that make it worth more,, or just better??

  • Lynn Scheidl Lynn Scheidl on Jul 16, 2012

    I just bought a G22 ....Gen 3 ..... it has A T .....stamped on the barrel ....what does this mean ? Glock Tech in Georgia said it was an Austrian Proofmark - that sometimes they are 'hexagonal-shaped' and sometimes they are 'odd shapes' but he couldn;t tell me if it was a manufacturing plant mark - an assembly plant mark ..... anybody know ? Is it like when they put a sticker on an F-350 and say "This vehicle assembled in our Kentucky plant" ? What does AT mean ? Thanks