Created after fifteen years of intensive research, Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun ($17) is the riveting and fascinating story of the weapon that is now regarded as American’s gun. These days, the Glock pistol is the weapon of choice for two-thirds of all police departments in the U.S. and has been glamorized in numerous Hollywood movies as well as being featured as a ubiquitous presence in prime-time TV shows. Hip hop artists have rhapsodized it and it is a coveted gun for cops and crooks alike. Gaston Glock, an obscure Austrian manufacturer of curtain rods, created the gun in 1982 which very quickly adopted by the army in Austria. the Glock pistol, known for its lightweight plastic frame and spring-action large-capacity magazine, couldn’t have arrived in America at a more fortuitous time as law enforcement agencies were being ‘outgunned’ by crooks with their semi-automatic weapons and were desperate for a new gun. The rest is history, and its all here.
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