Glock began in Austria in 1983 and started U.S. sales in 1986. Glock pursues perfection in all parts of handgun production. Glock pistols have only 35 parts. The simple operation ensures reliability. Glock pistols are designed with the needs of individuals in mind. Glock offers a customized experience with a selection of over 170 variations. Over 8 million Glock semiautomatic pistols have been manufactured since 1983.