Grafton County Sheriff’s Office Chooses GLOCK

Law Enforcement Agencies Continue to Switch to GLOCK Grafton County Sheriff’s Office Transitions to New Duty Pistols
Law Enforcement Agencies Continue to Switch to GLOCK Grafton County Sheriff’s Office Transitions to New Duty Pistols

SMYRNA, Ga.-( GLOCK, Inc. is proud to announce that the Grafton County Sheriff’s Office in New Hampshire has selected GLOCK as their new duty pistol. Known as the “Gateway to the White Mountains”, Grafton County is also the home of Dartmouth College and has a population of nearly 90,000.

Sheriff Jeff Stiegler came to the department with over 25 years of law enforcement service in New Hampshire and 6 years as the Police Chief in the neighboring state of Vermont. He immediately recognized the need to replace the aging service weapons. “After speaking with my department firearms instructors and reflecting on over thirty-years of law enforcement service, I recognized our department needed a highly-reliable and proven service weapon,” said Stiegler.

“When any law enforcement agency has to decide on an important issue like this, we have to look at quality, price and most importantly, the ability to adequately train our staff to meet established standards and being able to defend ourselves or a third party from serious injury or death,” said Sheriff Stiegler. “GLOCK has stood out from all the rest. The quality of GLOCK speaks for itself. When we examined price, GLOCK provides a competitive price while giving an agency a phenomenal product,” continued Stiegler.

GLOCK recently introduced a new generation of pistols, the 5th generation, which features over twenty design enhancements. The roots of the Gen5 pistols lie in a request by Federal Law Enforcement for a new service pistol.

“Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of law enforcement agencies while maintaining our standard of perfection,” said VP Josh Dorsey. “Since the pistols have proved themselves in testing and were adopted by numerous federal agencies, they have continued to gain attention among law enforcement nationwide.”

Grafton County will be transitioning from Smith and Wesson to the GLOCK 45 and GLOCK 17 Gen5 pistols.
Grafton County will be transitioning from Smith and Wesson to the GLOCK 45 and GLOCK 17 Gen5 pistols.

Among the design changes are five key features. The match-grade, GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) utilizes new barrel rifling to deliver improved accuracy. The removal of the finger grooves and an added ambidextrous slide-stop delivers improved control and flexibility. The nDLC finish is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process. Introduction of a flared mag-well increases performance by making it easier to funnel the magazine into the mag-well, particularly in high-stress situations.

Grafton County will be transitioning from Smith and Wesson to the GLOCK 45 and GLOCK 17 Gen5 pistols. “In short, GLOCK is ahead of the curve on these top priorities and this transition will enable us to meet our operational and training needs for years to come,” commented Stiegler. “We are extremely pleased to be transitioning to the GLOCK 45 and the GLOCK 17 Gen5”

Grafton County Sheriff's Office Chooses GLOCK
Grafton County Sheriff’s Office Chooses GLOCK

For additional information about the GLOCK Gen5 models and the G45, visit

About GLOCK, Inc.GLOCK, Inc.

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. In 2019, GLOCK celebrates its 33rd Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit

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James Wagner

This is America. We can choose to like or dislike. I like my Glocks. I like my Ruger. I like my Taurus. I like my Canik. Need I go on ?


And that officers wife was quoted as saying, is that a Glock in your holster, or you happy to see me?

Virgil Ferguson

I have owned a glock for had a number of years and I have never had an accidental discharge . It is accurate and tough .It is my favorite hand gun !


THERE SHOULD NOT BE A POLICE OFFICER, MILITARY, OR ANY AMERICAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL NOT RUNNING AMERICAN FIREARMS!! THIS IS A JOKE! WHY DO WE CARRY FOREIGN FIREARMS! Our economy our jobs yet we use foreign sht!! I love to collect firearms yes but let’s get real!! More then enough American pistols to choose. If need more well hell this is America. Lol. Plus it’s a Glock. Yes accidental sht happens with Glocks as it can with any firearm.

F Riehl, Editor in Chief

Actually these are all American made. See our past GLOCK factory tour.


Simple, if you don’t like them, don’t buy one, But, I would take any of my dozen of them into any battle anytime and not think twice about it. Here’s another helpful tip, keep your fingers off the trigger, and other objects out of your pockets where the pistol is, so they don’t get into the trigger guard, they do not magically go off for no reason.

None of your business

Because American made firearms are junk quality and poorly made these days. Glock of Austria make a reliable durable firearm, the foriegn countries make with quality not quantity like we do.

Charles Keethler

I can’t wait for the accidental discharges because of Glock’s triggers.

Alan in NH

Ugly is as ugly does.