Louisiana State Police Purchases Glock Pistols
Smyrna, GA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Louisiana State Police and Louisiana Department of Public Safety recently purchased 1300 GLOCK models 22 RTF2 and 17 RTF2 (Rough Textured Frame #2) semi-automatic pistols. The GLOCK 22, chambered in .40 caliber, is now available with the RTF2 textured frame and serration pattern on the slide. The RTF2 frame design is an addition to the GLOCK pistol line that was introduced at the 2009 SHOT Show in Orlando.
GLOCK, Inc. is pleased to add the Louisiana State Police to the many local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as military units that carry their pistols featuring the “Safe Action System.” The Louisiana State Police was created in 1936 and holds the motto of “Courtesy, Loyalty and Service.” Their mission is to ensure the safety and security of the people in Louisiana through enforcement, education and other public services.
“We did extensive research and testing on the caliber, reliability, functionality and serviceability of the GLOCK line of pistols compared to other pistol manufacturers and made a confident, well thought out decision to go with the GLOCK 22 RTF2 and 17 RTF2 pistols,” said Captain Taylor Moss, Commander of Support Services, Louisiana State Police. “Barney’s Police Supply representatives and GLOCK, Inc. District Manager Beau Phillips provided us with delivery options that will work well with this transition. Most importantly, the major selling point for us was the durability against rust and corrosion of the GLOCK in the extreme humid conditions that we experience in this region. GLOCK pistols are giving the Department the best value for the money and at the same time providing our officers and citizens of Louisiana with the finest protection available.”
The GLOCK models 22:
The .40 caliber introduced at the 1990 S.H.O.T. Show closes the gap between the heavy .45 charges and the internationally proven 9 x 19mm service calibers. GLOCK was the first manufacturer to make the advantages of this balanced caliber accessible to law enforcement agencies in a perfect pistol. Today, countless police units in the United States and throughout the world put their trust in the 15-round GLOCK 22.
All GLOCK pistols are backed by the GLOCK Limited Lifetime Warranty and world-class customer service and support that is second to none in the firearms industry.
Glock GmbH (trademarked as GLOCK) is a weapons manufacturer headquartered in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. Glock was named after its founder, Gaston Glock. The company is best known for its line of striker-fired polymer-framed pistols. Glock also currently produces equipment such as field knives and entrenching tools as well as sponsor a competitive shooting team that travels around the world promoting the company.
The Glock handguns are in use by a majority of US and international law enforcement agencies and military personnel. Glock handguns are also very popular with civilians, especially for personal protection and practical shooting. Glock currently produces 35 models of handguns. The US-led Multi National Force-Iraq has equipped the Iraqi military and the Iraqi National Police with Glock sidearms.