A recent press release from Glock, Inc.
SMYRNA, Ga. – April 18, 2017 GLOCK, Inc. continues to grow a presence as the primary service weapon of choice for US law enforcement agencies. While GLOCK is currently the preferred pistol for 65% of law enforcement agencies, those numbers continue to grow. During the first quarter of 2018, GLOCK was pleased to welcome over a dozen new agencies making the switch from competitor pistols.
Among the agencies to choose GLOCK over several competitors are the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the West Virginia State Police. Lt. Robert Perry from the West Virginia State Police said “The GLOCK out performed any other manufacturer tested,” which has led to the selection and ordering of 850 GLOCK 17 Gen5 pistols. “The WV State Police has always prided itself in providing the best available equipment to its members and that is why we have chosen GLOCK,” said Perry.
"Reliability is synonymous with GLOCK: the weapons work when you need them to. In law enforcement, a weapon's reliability can mean the difference between life and death," said LCpl Colbert with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. "When our officers leave for work every day there’s usually only two things we make absolutely sure we have - our GLOCK and our body armor!"
“GLOCK has been providing reliable firearms to law enforcement agents who protect and serve for over 30 years,” stated GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey. “Our reputation of reliability, durability, and safety has been at the foundation of our agency partnerships and we look forward to continuing to exceed their expectations.”
GLOCKs safe and reliable design coupled with the highest level of customer support make them the number one choice of law enforcement in the United States. The cost effectiveness of pistol maintenance and quality customer service are critical issues for any law enforcement agency. “We are excited to welcome these agencies to the GLOCK family and to provide consistent reliability to those who go into harm’s way,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey.