Paul Barrett “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun”
February 8th, 2012
Colt, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, Remington — all are names that helped shape and define the American experience. American companies, building an American product.
Then in 1982 everything changed. An obscure Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer named Gaston Glock, starting completely from scratch, designed and built a pistol that revolutionized weaponry.
His ingenious design, coupled with some equally ingenious marketing and a little bit of urban legend, allowed the Glock to overtake its long-established competitors and become America’s gun.
Its story is now told in journalist Paul Barrett‘s book “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun.”
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