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Glock to provide 2,300 pistols to Atlanta PD

ATLANTA -- Glock Inc., which has its U.S. headquarters in Smyrna, has hit a big target with a new contract to supply 2,300 semi-automatic pistols to the Atlanta Police Department, reports the Marietta Daily Journal.

The Atlanta PD has ordered and started receiving 2,300 Glock 22 Generation 4 pistols, representing a complete changeover for the department and a nice jolt in sales for Glock, the MDJ said.

Atlanta is moving away from Massachusetts-based Smith & Wesson, with whom the department has had a 70-year relationship, the paper said.

Glock declined to provide a dollar amount of the Atlanta police contract, which is based on a discounted rate for law enforcement, said Cameron Purcell, company spokeswoman.

She would say only that the contract was "significant," and that all of the 2,300 guns being sold to Atlanta PD were assembled at the Smyrna plant.

The fourth-generation Glock pistol sells to the public at retail for between $599 and $734, said Purcell.

The Austrian-based gun manufacturer employs more than 400 people in Smyrna at corporate offices and in manufacturing.