"Glock: The Rise of America's Handgun" by Paul Barrett
Just finished reading the book "Glock: The rise of americas handgun" by Paul Barrett. Pretty interesting book about how Glock started out and had alot of cool info about the firearms industry.
The author is a Bloomberg contributor I believe, which raised some red flags. Oddly enough he actually seemed pretty middle of the road on gun control. He debunked many of the anti's ideas about guns, but then also said he supported mag cap limits and microstamping as 'reasonable' measures..
Anyone else read this book? I wanted to read it mainly for the history and facts about Glock, but there were quite a few sections that talked about the politics of firearms...
There were also several times where the author was incorrect on certain things that any knowledgeable gun owner would know, but someone who didn't know much about guns wouldnt know..Such as saying the .40 caliber was equivalent to the 10mm... somewhat true in that the diameter of the projectile is the same, but entirely different cartridges.
And also he would say things like the recoil on a 9mm Glock was much tamer than a 38 police revolver like a model 10 or model 15 or something... not quite true in my opinion.
Overall, I'd give the book a decent rating. Lots of interesting facts and history. Some parts I shook my head at what he called 'reasonable'...