Hot from the press, UMAREX to obtain the worldwide Glock License for Airsoft! At noon we received the final word in a joint press release from UMAREX and Glock. No April fools jokes, this is real. UMAREX has per immediate effect the worldwide Glock license. UMAREX will be making officially licensed Glock pistols in 4.5mm/.177 airgun and 6mm Airsoft. Expect them in stores around November 2017 already.
Check the official press release below. How they will integrate with the local Cybergun deal in France is not yet known. We requested more info from UMAREX. We have writen so many stories regarding the Glock license (check the related articles), glad this finally happened.
UPDATE: During AirsoftCon (Okt 14th) you can get a first glance at the production Airsoft Glock pistol!
UPDATE 2: The trailer movie clearly states "Not intended for sale in France, including Frence territories outside of Europe".
UPDATE 3: Umarex will focus on most popular Glock models from the 17, 18 and 19 series. The pistol will be available in 4 different price ranges. From low-end springers to high-end full option pistols.
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.”
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.