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Glock: The World's Handgun (Collector's Guides)

The Glock series of handguns represents one of the greatest steps forward in pistol design since the introduction of Colt M1911. Inspired by the Austrian Army’s 1980 request for a new sidearm, the Glock Ges.m.b.H. company set to work designing and developing a revolutionary new weapon that combined reliability, firepower and the latest in material technology. Within two years it had been adopted by the Austrian Army, but such were its qualities that within a decade the handgun was a dominant presence in global military, law enforcement and civilian markets. More than 2.5 million have been sold to date, in use with more than 50 nations. In the United States alone, the gun has taken 65 per cent of the law enforcement market. Collector’s Guide: Glock follows the evolution of the Glock handgun from concept to market leader, and explains each of the many variants and calibres, starting with the original Glock 17 and working through to the latest fourth-generation models. Looking at the Glock’s practical use, the story is both dramatic and, at times, controversial. Glocks have been fired in earnest in the most varied of contexts; users include the Bangladesh Army, French naval commandos, German GSG 9 police, Malaysian customs officials, Singaporean prison guards, the FBI and dozens of US state police forces. Add its pervasive appeal in civilian handgun markets, and the Glock currently stands as one of the most influential sidearms of the last 50 years. Illustrated with more than 200 color and black-and-white artworks and photographs, Collector’s Guide: Glock is an expertly written account of one of the most influential handguns in the world today.

Series: Collector's Guides

Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Amber Books (August 19, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1782742565

ISBN-13: 978-1782742562

Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.8 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,284,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #264 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Military #1882 in Books > History > Military > Weapons & Warfare > Conventional #2639 in Books > Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides > Antiques & Collectibles

If you are on , then you have the Internet. If you have the Internet you can go to Wikipedia and getting the same if not better info than this book provides.The editing on this book is just plain terrible. On top of several grammatical errors, this book has several photos that captioned wrong. The worst is where the caption describes a Glock in a holster and the picture is of a Sig handgun.In several photos, training guns are shown but not recognized as such in the captions. Simple things to have labeled correctly, but for which the book's creators decided wasn't worth their time.I purchased this at a local book store for much less than the price on and I feel I overpaid.I would suggest you spend your money elsewhere.

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