Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

Glock: The Rise of America's Gun


The Glock pistol is America’s Gun. it's been rhapsodized by means of hip-hop artists and coveted via police officers and crooks alike. Created in 1982 by way of Gaston Glock, the pistol arrived in the USA at a fortuitous time. Law enforcement businesses had concluded that their brokers and officials, armed with typical six-round revolvers, have been getting "outgunned" by way of drug buyers with semi-automatic pistols; they wanted a brand new gun. With its light-weight plastic body and large-capacity spring-action journal, the Glock was once the gun of the longer term. you'll drop it underwater, toss it from a helicopter, or go away it out within the snow, and it'll nonetheless fireplace. It used to be trustworthy, actual, light-weight, and less expensive to provide than Smith and Wesson’s revolver.
 
Filled with company intrigue, political maneuvering, Hollywood glitz, bloody shoot-outs—and an test on Gaston Glock’s existence through a former lieutenant—Glock is not just the interior account of the way Glock the corporate went approximately advertising its pistol to police businesses and later the general public, but additionally a compelling chronicle of the evolution of gun tradition in America.

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