Official 2012 SHOT Show Auction Handgun Sells for More Than $15,000
Smyrna, GA (February 2, 2012) - GLOCK, Inc. has announced its highest bidder for the “GLOCK Statue of Liberty Gun,” the one-of-a-kind, hand-engraved GLOCK 22, which served as the official Handgun for the 2012 SHOT Show Auction. The gun sold to Alexander Wilson for $15,025, which will benefit programs to further America’s hunting and shooting sports heritage.
The exclusive GLOCK features an intricate, hand-engraved tribute to the United States and the Statue of Liberty. This theme was selected to recognize GLOCK’s 25th Anniversary in the United States, which coincides with the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
“In celebration of GLOCK’s 25 years in the United States, Mr. GLOCK wanted to recognize the customers who have helped the company achieve such a milestone,” stated GLOCK Vice President Gary Fletcher. “This one-of-a-kind piece demonstrates GLOCK’s dedication to its advocates.”
In addition to ownership of the exclusive GLOCK pistol, Alexander Wilson, winner of the 2012 SHOT Show handgun, will also receive a signed drawing of the original GLOCK pistol.The GLOCK was up for auction from Dec. 14-Jan.20 on GunBroker.com, the world’s largest internet auction site for sporting firearms and related equipment, official auction site of the National Sport Shooting Foundation (NSSF) and promotional partner of the Hunting Heritage Trust. This year, 50,382 GunBroker users viewed the 2012 Shot Show Handgun on the popular internet auction site. As in recent years, bidding for the SHOT Show auction items took place exclusively on GunBroker.com.
About GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.teamglock.com.