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Glock : The Rise of America's Gun
by Paul M. Barrett


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The Glock pistol is America s 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The Glock pistol is America s 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 Wesson s revolver.
Filled with corporate intrigue, political maneuvering, Hollywood glitz, bloody shoot-outs and an attempt on Gaston Glock s life by a former lieutenant Glock 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780307719959
  • ISBN-10: 0307719952
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Page Count: 300


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