Every glock product delivers the ultimate combination of safety, speed, simple operation, optimum ergonomics, minimal weight and low maintenance costs. Updated february 15, 2018 if youre confused about how generations of glocks have differed over the years, scott fuller, product tech head at, posted a concise history of the changes in 1963, gaston glock founded a plastics company near vienna, austria. The glock 17 was the original design put forth by gaston glock for the austrian military contract. Gaston glock had no experience with firearms when he set out to design his first pistol in the early 1980s. That same year, glock continued the development of their subcompact line with the release of the g29 10mm and g30 chambered in. Glock factory original glock 20 magazine 10mm 15rd pkgd. A surprisingly well balanced account of the austrianmade pistol that is known for its high performance, ability to hold more ammunition than. It has been rhapsodized by hiphop artists and coveted by cops and crooks alike. In 1982, an obscure austrian engineer named gaston glock, who worked in a radiator plant and had a side business with his. He had briefly served as a conscript in the german army near the end of world war ii but claims that all he learned was when you. It covers the need for a better armed police force, the controversy of the glocks ugliness and polymer construction, the unfounded fears of the glock becoming a hijackers weapon of choice. Created in 1982 by gaston glock, the pistol arrived in america at a fortuitous time.
Ohio had the highest population of glock families in 1840. Although the g17 was glock s initial firearm offering, many different models followed, like the g21c chambered in. Good history but didnt like the political asides i thought this was a good history of glock, being previously ignorant of it although quite familiar with firearms and pistols in general. Based on fifteen years of research, glock is the riveting story of the weapon that has become known as americans gun. Created in 1982 by gaston glock, the pistol arrived in america at a. The only thing i didnt care for were the inclusion of politicalpolicy issues that didnt really have much to do with glock. Can anyone recommend a glock manual book, that is pretty thorough. Glock family goes down, guns blazing the daily beast. Very informative from both a technical and historical standpointwarts and all. Nov 30, 2016 the former wife of glock firearms company founder gaston glock, sr. If you liked gun digest book of the glock volumes 1 and 2, you are going to absolutely love patrick sweeneys glock deconstructed in a complete departure from his previous works on the famed gun maker, sweeney examines why glock makes what it makes, how it does it, and where and why they still lead the pack among all copycats. Things like being able to identify different variants of the mauser or comprehensive understanding of the history of the house of kalashnikov. The gun digest book of glock by patrick sweeney is a decent book, but he obviously is more in tune with 1911s rather than glocks.
Anyone know any good books to suggest, or perhaps good internet articles, about the subject. The twoway gaston glock, 84, has been ordered to pay alimony to his exwife, helga, whom he divorced in 2011. Glock family goes down, guns blazing alles ist meine. Law enforcement agencies had concluded that their agents and officers, armed with standard sixround revolvers, were getting outgunned by drug dealers with semiautomatic pistols. Many models have a specific purpose, while others serve a broader range of uses and interests. Barrett glock is the fascinating biography of americas favorite pistol.
Based on fifteen years of research, glock is the riveting story of the weapo. Glock supports different charities in austria, having donated over one million euros. Gaston glock, a former radiator engineer, made his. Prosive been able to work on a lot of different projects here so the work has stayed interesting and you learn a ton most of my coworkers here are very friendly the ceoowner is a really funnyinteresting character nice, new, big office space company is growing so theres quite a bit of opportunity to move up or into new roles we have fun holiday parties and ping pong tournaments and. This book gives a detailed view of the development and sales technique that has made glock so widespread. They divorced in 2011 and have been in litigation since. Learn more about gaston glock and his journey to create the modern pistol. Created in 1982 by gaston glock, an obscure austrian curtainrod manufacturer, and swiftly adopted by the austrian army, the glock pistol, with its lightweight plastic frame and largecapacity springaction magazine, arrived in america at a fortuitous time. Gaston glock did not work on the design of the pistol for himself simply because he couldnt, he was no gunsmith or expert and for the time he created the gun he would not become neither one.
The companys history started in deutsch wagram, austria. Richard aborn, president, citizens crime commission of new york city. Gaston glock, to use contemporary kids parlance, was savage. Over the years glock expanded the product range for smart and safe training and instruction equipment. Bill mckibben, bestselling author of the end of nature, deep economy, and the age of missing information glock is a riveting tale with masterful pacing and meticulous research. The rise of americas gun, paul barrett traces how the sleek, highcapacity austrian weapon found its way into hollywood films and rap lyrics, not to mention twothirds of all. This is a factory original, dropfree magazine for your factory glock. The rise of americas gun, there is more to the story. Gaston glock, an austrian engineer, successful businessman, and manufacturer of injection molding parts and components, founded glock ges. Development and production startup of first military products, such as field knives fm 78. When it comes to the modern pistol, few brands are as widely known and commercially successful as the glock. Glock has not been without some mystery and controversy throughout the history of the.
It would be simple to frame helga glocks newest court battle as one brought by a lover scorned. Records may include photos, original documents, family history, relatives, specific dates, locations and full names. Glock married helga glock in 1958, and they cofounded the family business in 1963. Glock has not been without some mystery and controversy throughout the history of the company. This book is for anyone concerned about the level of gun violence in america, and that should be all of us. The most glock families were found in the usa in 1880. Gun digest ebook of the glock books pics download new. As dmitry alekseev writes in his book firearms, such name was due to the fact that the capacity of the gun shop glock was a record for that time of 17 rounds. Vote now here are the facts about glock, from its initial history to its locations around the globe. Gun digest book of glock by patrick sweeney overdrive.
Standard factory glock magazines made of high resistance light weight polymer. Billionaire pistol designer gaston glock at war with his. It has been rhapsodized by hiphop artists, and coveted by cops and crooks alike. Therefore we provide this extract of article glock. Historical records and family trees related to gaston glock. Collecting rare, unusual and historic firearms requires a rich understanding of the history of guns and reliable research and data. An unauthorized book about gaston glock s life and his company, titled glock. Its fascinating, evenhanded, and packs considerable punch. The fascinating life of gaston glock polymer gun pioneer. Inside the secret and violent world of gaston glock, maker of the most popular firearm in u. When the book arrived, i ripped into the mailing package like a kid on christmas morning and took the large paperback out of the envelope. As a glock owner, we want to make sure you have all the tools to protect your glock pistol, and get the most out of it. Gaston glock started in motion, a market dominating pistol manufacturing company and staked his name in the firearms history books. Includes gun tests, history, overview, facts and tips for buying, selling, shooting and maintaining the glock.
In all honesty, the g17 is my personal favorite simply because of how it. These seven books can help collectors learn more about their prized treasures. An unauthorized book about gaston glocks life and his company, titled glock. Jan 25, 2012 author of book on glock banned at shot show 2012. This bookfrom a top notch reporterwill enlighten you about both gun culture and business culture. The glock family name was found in the usa, the uk, canada, and scotland between 1840 and 1920. Mar 02, 20 a billionaire gun maker is at war with his family after the 83yearold fell for his glamorous young nurse, the sunday people reports. William doyle has written or cowritten seven books, including pt 109. Jan 10, 2012 based on fifteen years of research, glock is the riveting story of the weapon that has become known as americans gun. The glock was created in 1982 by curtainrod manufacturer gaston glock. Each glock pistol was designed and engineered to respond directly to the needs of our customers. The book is as much about the glock 17 as it is about the massive cultural shifts that accompany its introduction. Posted on july 19, 2019 july 9, 2019 by logan metesh gaston glock circa 1988 demonstrating.
Created in 1982 by gaston glock, an austrian curtainrod manufacturer. Jan 24, 2012 how the glock became americas weapon of choice in his book glock. As most people probably know, americas gun, so called here. Below is the result of a little research project that i have been conducting on the history and evolution of glock pistols. The austrian engineerwho managed a radiator factory in suburban vienna, and produced curtain rods, military knives, and bayonets in his garagedidnt even own a gun. An american epic of war, survival, and the destiny of john f.
But what many people dont know is that he didnt start out as a gun designer. Things i look for, well laid out, logically, and good clear photos. Because of their wide ownership, i was interested in the history of the firearm. The companys founder, head engineer gaston glock, had no experience with firearms design or manufacture at the time their first pistol, the glock 17, was being prototyped. Glock supports different charities in austria, having donated over one.
Later a few months glock introduced the upgraded gun, designated the glock 17. Not sure if im in the right thread or not, but ill give it a shot. Short documentary of gaston glock describing how he created the worlds best handgun. An engaging history of the most famous handgun in contemporary america. How the glock became americas weapon of choice in his book glock. The rise of americas gun, paul barrett traces how the sleek, highcapacity austrian weapon found its way into hollywood films.
A brief history looking into the development of the glock. This bookfrom a topnotch reporterwill enlighten you about both gun culture and business culture. This was 100% of all the recorded glock s in the usa. Glock book chronicles a history of americas gun photos glock history. All of us know glock, and its very likely that most of you who are reading this either own one yourself or know somebody who does. With over a hundred articles of hunting clothing to choose from, you will be ready for a day of hunting in the nearby woods or the faraway wilderness. Here is a quick recap of glock history starting with its founder, gaston glock.
Although plenty was written about glock pistols, even in czech technical papers, only several articles describing origination of glock guns were published. This book is a good place to learn the history of glock the company, its founder. Barretts latest book length work, you might not be sure what to expect. I hate it when some of these vendors, not necessarily glock, make a video for you tube, and when they get to the. The complete glock reference guide written by people who really know and understand glocks. The engineer cut his teeth on manufacturing in a curtain rod factory before founding glock ges. What was so remarkable was that gaston glock had no prior experience with guns. Glock started his company in 1963 with his wife helga. Glock style offers a great selection of european hunting apparel for women and men. The gaston gazette is proud to partner with the millican pictorial history museum, gaston county museum of art and history, kings mountain historical museum, brevard station museum, and the community on a new hardcover pictorial history book, gaston county memories. Gaston glock s huge advantage as a neophyte gun designer was that he knew almost nothing about firearms. The book of glock is 262 pages of photographs, diagrams, charts and tables within the 33 chapters of comprehensive detailed information on gaston glock s greatest invention. Who adapted and overcome many obstacles, to go on to provide the world with a great product.
The rise of americas gun elicits kind words from the gun. Gaston glock is known for designing one of the most recognizable firearms in the world. Best books to learn firearms history i have been impressed with some of the knowledge that folks here have of of the history of firearms sprecifically of wwi and wwii era guns. Barretthas impressive knowledge of criminal and weapons history in the united states, as well as of glocks business practices. But this is strictly a business case, her atlanta lawyer, john da grosa smith, told the daily beast. Gun of the future, published in glock autopistols magazine in 2002. Exwife of glock firearm company founder fights to keep. Gaston glock historical records and family trees myheritage. The twoway gaston glock, 84, has been ordered to pay alimony to his exwife, helga, whom. Jan 12, 2011 glock built an extremely profitable business with twothirds of its sales in the u. Gaston glock, along with his staff now began to seriously develop a new firearms for the army. Discover the milestones of the glock success story.
On july 27th, 1999, gaston glock was brutally attacked by a hitman, contracted by glock s onetime business consultant charles ewert. Gaston glocks lifethreatening illness threatens gun empire. Today the glock pistol has been embraced by twothirds of all u. A comprehensive guide to americas most popular handgun. This book from a topnotch reporterwill enlighten you about both gun culture and business culture. Apr 21, 2015 glock is now the handgun of choice for the majority of u. Even if you dont need a last minute gift, buy this book because its a mustread for anyone with an interest in the inside story of the most fascinating firearm since eugene stoner invented. It also provides an interesting look into the personal life of mr. The glock 17t was designed by engineers to allow law enforcement the opportunity to train forceonforce without dangerous consequences. Whoops turns out it is a nonfiction book about the gun, its inventor, its rise in. Gaston glock seems to be a resourceful businessman and a survivor. At the beginning consumer goods made out of wood, polymers and metal were produced by only 3 employees.
The gun digest book of the glock, 2nd edition, expands on the success of the first book with many new photos and hardtofind data. Helga and gaston glock met in 1958, married in 1962, and a year later cofounded glock kg. Gaston glock s progress from a shedbased car radiator manufacturer with a questionable past to an international man of mystery banking billions on the back of a plastic pistol is a story worthy of kitty kelly. The rise of americas gun, a riveting account of corporate maneuvering and intrigue that, despite some underhanded dealings, thievery, and sexual hankypanky by company officials, provides a clear explanation of how a weapon with so much baggage continues to overwhelm the market with its superiority. This book is a good place to learn the history of glock the company.
Lets take a look at the life of this extraordinary man. This helped further appease the us market where demands for big bore subcompact handguns had been growing. Jan 23, 2012 it must be hard to write a corporate history that makes for gripping reading, but paul m. The rise of americas gun is a 320page book written by paul m. Created in 1982 by gaston glock, an austrian curtainrod manufacturer, the glock arrived stateside during the 1980s crime epidemic. A self taught businessman who graduated from the school of hard knocks. The glock field knives were designed for close combat, they are balanced.
Glock had extensive experience in advanced synthetic polymers, which was instrumental in the companys design of the first commercially successful line of pistols with a polymer frame. Based on fifteen years of research, glock is the riveting story of the weapon that. History gaston glock was an austrian polymer manufacturer supplying the austrian army with hand grenades, trench tools and nonsmoldering machine gun belts when he overheard two austrian ministry of defense colonels discussing the need for new short firearms, according to. A surprisingly well balanced account of the austrianmade pistol that is known for its high performance, ability to hold more ammunition than the standard revolver and simplicity of design. Apr 14, 2017 glock family goes down, guns blazing alles ist meine. An engaging history of the most famous handgun in contemporary. Feb 17, 2015 gaston glock s lifethreatening illness threatens gun empire the ailing mogul is battling his wife and children in court, and control of the glock gun empire is at stake by. Glock book chronicles a history of americas gun photos. In the 1970s, development and production startup of the first military products began to take place with the development of a line of knives, grenade casings and machine gun belt links. Barretthas impressive knowledge of criminal and weapons history in the united states, as well as of glock s business practices. This short ebook contains six chapters by gun digests top experts including jerry ahern and massad ayoob on the popular glock semiautomatic pistol. In 1980, gaston glock was the manager of a carradiator factory just outside. Well, his story is one of selfdefense, firearms, and selfdefense firearms. The allblack glock slimline models g43x rail and g48 rail.1172 17 304 434 1078 1075 975 622 924 956 290 701 1151 371 638 165 26 686 635 496 75 870 794 1002 597 926 395 994 237 1412 1463