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Glock in Forbes Magazine

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Robert J McElwain, Apr 2, 2003.

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  1. Robert J McElwain

    Robert J McElwain Member

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    There is an excellent article in the latest issue of Forbes Magazine about Glocks' founder, Gaston Glock.

    I'm not a Glock fan, but it's a great article, and I kind of like the image they portray of Mr. Glock.

    Has anyone else seen the article? I haven't looked on the internet for it, but it might be there under Forbes

    Bob
     
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    I didn't like parts of the article. It's called Top Gun; Inside the secret and violent world of Gaston Glock...

    It has numerous mistakes and anti-gun slants. It says that, before Glock came along in 1985, the police market was dominated by Smith and Wesson and Beretta. Which Beretta were they using pre-1984?

    It says that everything but the barrel is nylon whereas the whole slide is steel.

    It says that two thirds of its sales are in the "trigger-happy United States".

    The author, Dyan Machan, trys to associate Glock with Hitler.

    She complains that Glock made "efforts to kill the Clinton Administration's voluntary gun control effort in 2000..." and called the company obstinate. She implies that Glock is litigious because he sued S+W concerning their polymer gun, and sued some rappers that used his name in rap songs.

    She implies that there is something wrong with wanting to keep one's taxes low.

    I did like how they portrayed Glock as feisty and combative. I am a Glock fan ;)

    I have subscribed to Forbes for 21 years, but I am going to let my subscription lapse - not because of this article, but because of the direction of their other editorial policies.

    MR
     
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    I agree with mercedes...

    It was damning praise at best for Glock.
     
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    Not a very good article at all. Unless you are using a different meaning of the word "Good".
     
  5. Robert J McElwain

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    <Quote> It has numerous mistakes and anti-gun slants. It says that, before Glock came along in 1985, the police market was dominated by Smith and Wesson and Beretta. Which Beretta were they using pre-1984?

    It says that everything but the barrel is nylon whereas the whole slide is steel................................. <Quote>

    I ignored the Political Correctness slant of the article. What can you expect from those folks? I dropped my subsription several years ago when they hired Caspar Weinberger, but they keep sending it.

    I enjoyed the description of Gaston Glock. I guess I like feisty, hard headed and compative types.

    The anti-gun slant didn't surprise me. I'm used to it. In fact, I hardly noticed it. It's so common.

    Bob
     
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    I want to be able to control the temperature of my bathroom tiles like Gaston can.
     
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    You can read the article here.
     
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