The Rise of America's Gun

Barrett, Paul

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Tells the story of the American gun market as reflected by an Austrian six-cylinder revolver, tracing how it has become a weapon of choice on both sides of the law, in the entertainment industry, and among Second Amendment enthusiasts.
Publisher: New York : Crown Pub., c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0307719936
Branch Call Number: 338.7683432509436 B2747g 2012
Characteristics: 291 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm


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a balanced look at what made the Glock the most popular handgun in America.

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Jan 31, 2013
  • maximu5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This EXTREMELY well written book chronicles in a very engaging fashion Glock's rise to popularity through the 80's, 90's and 2000's. It begins with the true story of a small Austrian knife maker who by good luck and perfect timing, replaced the revolvers of the FBI following the Miami shootout. This led to a domino effect with the rest of U.S. law enforcement as they rushed to adopt this rugged, dependable, "plastic" handgun.

A must read if you're into guns, and a definite read if you're just curious, as I was.


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Jan 31, 2013
  • maximu5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

maximu5 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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