Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun

Oct 14, 2014

Category: Entertainment

You’ve seen them on police officer’s hips, in action movies, and in rap videos, but how did the Glock – created 30-plus years ago by an obscure Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer – become so popular?

Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun details the fascinating history of this iconic weapon, with journalist Paul M. Barrett unloading 15 years of research onto some 300 compelling pages. Who would’ve thought that in 1982, a man named Gaston Glock, with little firearms experience, would create the gun that over two-thirds of all U.S. police departments would come to use. But the book is more than just a history lesson, as politics, corporate intrigue, an examination of gun culture, and even an attempt on Glock’s life are all woven into the story which the Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating look at one man’s extraordinary success.” [Purchase]

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