The Glock isn’t a forgotten weapon by any stretch, but Paul Barrett has written a very interesting book on how the company got into gun manufacturing and how it grew so quickly.
Among other things, it talks about:
- Glock’s initial goals for the company, which didn’t include any US sales at all
- Glock’s recipe for grabbing police business away from S&W (notably lap dances and machine pistols)
- How Glock was able to price itself into the market
- The mysterious beautiful female CIA agent in Glock’s in-house firearms classes in 1990
- Why terrible publicity equals great advertising
and, lest we forget…
- How the H&K USP is even more invisible to metal detectors than the Glock 17
It’s a great read, and a real page-turner for anyone interested in guns and politics – and the hardcover edition is cheap on Amazon:
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