Umarex & Glock News
Umarex to manufacture Glock under licence.
This week came the news that at long last Glock have agreed to have their products licened to the airgun world and who better to do this than the Airgun Giants Umarex.
here is the press release from Sept 2017
World Market Leaders Join Forces: UMAREX Receives GLOCK License UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG (UMAREX) headquartered in Germany receives the first worldwide license from the well-known Austrian weapons manufacturer, GLOCK, for the reproduction of its internationally recognized pistols. UMAREX is thus writing a new chapter in its success story as the world market leader in licensed replica handguns. Eyck Pflaumer, Managing Partner of UMAREX, summarizes the results of the intensive negotiations, “For years now, the trust between our two companies has been growing and we are looking forward to further developing this relationship with GLOCK. From November 2017 onwards, gun fans will find the first replicas of these famous pistols in outdoor retail locations almost everywhere in the world.”
we are informed that manufacturing begins in OCT 2017 with the hope that they should be in the shops by xmas 2017 , sportsguns will kepp you informed on the news as we recieve it.Founded in 1963, GLOCK has been setting the global standard for handguns with polymer frames for decades. UMAREX and GLOCK are two world market leaders meeting on equal terms, the best prerequisites for a successful partnership. UMAREX will in the future build the famous GLOCK pistols in the categories "Airguns" (4.5 mm / .177) and "Airsoft" (6 mm). GLOCK replicas will be distributed worldwide through sporting goods dealers, except in France and French territories. The worldwide distribution is expected to begin in November 2017. Particularly attractive for collectors, the license allows the replicas to carry the original markings and be marketed in authentic packaging. About UMAREX The UMAREX Corporate Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of over-the-counter firearm replicas and the largest importer of airguns in Europe. Its range of products comprises guns for defense and leisure time as well as sporting arms, airsoft guns, steel goods and top quality LED lighting devices. Founded in 1972, the medium sized company located in Arnsberg is now run by the second generation of the two founding families. An Austrian subsidiary with headquarters in Niederndorf and the company, Umarex USA, based in Fort Smith, USA, also belong to the Corporate Group. Together they maintain the group’s global presence through an extensive network of distribution partners. For more information about UMAREX Corporate Group visit UMAREX.com. About GLOCK GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. For more information, please visit GLOCK.com.