The Atlantic Police Department has placed its first order of over 2,000 Glock 22′s. This is making news due to the last 70 years APD has been using the Smith and Wesson offerings, and just five years ago started carrying the M&P series. This might be a bit confusing to the Glock enthusiast due the fact that Glock’s US based HQ is only 20 minutes away.
“We believe GLOCK offers a trusted, superior firearm for our officers,” said Atlanta Police Chief George N. Turner. “They are industry leaders, and with headquarters here in Cobb County, we’re expecting superb customer service. Making sure our officers are provided the best equipment possible is in keeping with our mission of creating a safer Atlanta by reducing crime, ensuring the safety of our citizens and building trust in partnership with our communities.”
There’s no doubt that Glock is popular with police departments around the country, counting for over 65 percent agencies in the US.
About GLOCK, Inc.
The GLOCK GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK’s superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation’s law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit http://us.glock.com.