Glock: The Rise of America's Gun
Paul Barrett reports on the creation and ubiquitous use of the Glock pistol, now used by two-thirds of American police departments. The gun, designed on 1982 by an Austrian curtain-rod manufacturer, Gaston Glock, was embraced by American police, who sought greater force than their standard issue six-round revolvers. The Glock can fire up to seventeen bullets without reloading and is mostly composed of plastic. Mr. Barrett talked about the history of the company, how it became popular, and controversies about guns and the Glock in particular. Paul Barrett responded to questions from members of the audience at BookCourt in Brooklyn, New York. close
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Paul M. Barrett Assistant Managing Editor Bloomberg Businessweek
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