Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun


Glock: The Rise of America's Gun Author Paul M. Barrett
ISBN-10 0307719952
ISBN-13 9780307719959
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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The Glock pistol is Americas Gun It has been rhapsodized by hip hop artists and coveted by cops and crooks alike Created in 1982 by Gaston Glock the pistol arrived in America at a fortuitous time Law enforcement agencies had concluded that their agents and officers armed with standard six round revolvers were getting outgunned by drug dealers with semi automatic pistols they needed a new gun With its lightweight plastic frame and large capacity spring action magazine the Glock was the gun of the future You could drop it underwater toss it from a helicopter or leave it out in the snow and it would still fire It was reliable accurate lightweight and cheaper to produce than Smith and Wessons revolver Filled with corporate intrigue political maneuvering Hollywood glitz bloody shoot outsand an attempt on Gaston Glocks life by a former lieutenantGlock is not only the inside account of how Glock the company went about marketing its pistol to police agencies and later the public but also a compelling chronicle of the evolution of gun culture in America

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