Glock: The Rise of America's Gun

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  1. IAhunter

    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    hey man, in business ya do what ya have to. :dancing:
     
  2. Staffordshire

    Staffordshire

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    Yes, that was a big part of the US marketing plan. Though I don’t recall anything about drugs. They did auditions for the prettiest stripper at the Gold Club in Atlanta. And then made her their spokesmodel for Shot Show.
     
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  3. Gray Dood

    Gray Dood

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    My vote for "America's Gun " would be the 1911.

    And I carry a G19 everyday.

    Glocks need many more decades to even be in the running for the title imo.

    Just my $.02. YMMV.
     
  4. TheDreadnought

    TheDreadnought

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    America's gun?

    Fat
    Ugly
    Gets the job done

    Ok. . . I can see it.
     
  5. Dr. Bill

    Dr. Bill

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    I bet the Austrians can't run around carrying handguns. Concealed or otherwise.
     
  6. Ordell Robbie

    Ordell Robbie Giant Member

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    Definitely America's Gun. Used by a majority of law enforcement, huge civilian market, both good guys and bad. Probably the least likely gun in anyone's collection to be a Safe Queen. You say the word Glock and everybody know your talking about a handgun.

    It also created a demand in a new firearm design, every pistol manufacturer out there has come out with some sort of polymer framed, striker fired double stack.

    Hell, we're all hanging out on a website dedicated to it...
     
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  7. airmotive

    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    I wonder how many Atlanta area plastic surgeons have any idea how many Glocks they sold.
     
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  8. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    Umm, strip clubs...A tried and true marketing strategy for many years.
     
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  9. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    Yup, a definite game changer.
     
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  10. Rizzo

    Rizzo Garbage Day!

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    Didn’t he have a membership here? I seem to remember him promoting it, and fielding questions.

    Or maybe I’m thinking of Amazon reviews. :dunno:
     
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  11. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    No, you are correct, he had a membership here. I remember people were giving him a stink because his book was published through Bloomberg Publishing.
     
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    Hard to believe something that awkward and ugly could function like part of me..................or maybe not.

    If SHTF, I won't be without at G17
     
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    Back in the 80's we all worshipped at the Altar of 1911 and heard the Gospel of the Reverend Jeff Cooper.
    When the Glock came out the Reverend labeled it the "Crunchenticker" and condemned as Blasphemy to the followers of the Allmighty 1911.
    This when IPSC became the Holy Sport and all had to have the Allmighty 1911 for the Holy sport.
    Now, as a Machinist by trade I built a few 1911's and discovered they are not perfect and some of them needed a lot of work just to be sure they went bang all the time.
    Also saw a lot of 1911's double fire, hammer follow and saw 2 that went full auto due to ham-handed gunsmithing.
    Them came the "race guns" in .38 super loaded up to nuclear levels to make "major" with a "minor caliber.
    Also realized by watching a lot of shooters that no matter how wonderful your race gun is, if you're a crappy shooter, you will shoot like crap.
    I confess that I reviled the lowly Glock as Plastic POS.
    Then I bought a Gen 2 model 17 to try as the price was so right at the time.
    It went bang all the time, ate whatever I fed it, never jammed and once I got the feel of the trigger it shot very well.
    Like it so much that I bought a Gen 2 model 21 in .45 ACP then never looked back.
    It always worked, didn't care if it was filthy, and in some 4,000 rounds through it had 2 jams, one FTF and one stovepipe due to reloaded ammo.

    I still like 1911's but also love a good Glock pistol, My favorite is my Glock 20 loaded with full power 10mm cartridges.

    oceanwarrior
     
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  14. Maxx702

    Maxx702 Rottweilers making America great again!

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    Doesn't make sense to send an Atlanta stripper to the shot show in Vegas. Just hang out in the Vegas airport on a Friday night and see the super hot honeys flying in from across the country on a Friday night to make $$$$$$ showing off their tits and renting out their vaginas.
    Plenty of talent here.
     
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    I turned down a NIB Glock 17 in 1985 or 86 at a Gun Show. The guy wanted, I think $180.00, but I could be wrong. It was in my pocket, so I don't think it was more. He let me squeeze the trigger and I said "No thanks." The spring sounded like a ball point pen. Plastic gun? Never happen.
     
  16. Ranger357

    Ranger357 Just pixels

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    *Spoilers*

    Great book, how important Karl Walter was to Glock’s success (and his downfall) was fascinating.

    Karl fighting to get Gaston to charge much more for the gun than he wanted so it was not perceived as cheap junk, was very interesting.

    So many great stories. My favorite behind the scenes though was cutting the deal with the PD for swapping its old guns for Glocks. Then when the mayor got on the gun control wagon, pointing out the deal the mayor personally approved put more handguns on his own streets than Glock ever did...
     
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    Appropriate title.
     
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  18. Staffordshire

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    They trained her on the guns prior to the show so that she would be an actual spokesmodel and know what she was talking about.
     
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  19. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    The title caught my eye, because it sounded "familiar."

    CNBC did a special 1-hour special show after Sandy Hook (December 2012), which first aired in April 2013 called... "America's Gun: The Rise of the AR-15."

    That is after the book was published. I wonder if CNBC's choice of title was "coincidental?"
     
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  20. ithaca_deerslayer

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