Category: Hand Guns
History about Glock Hand Guns. Guston Glock lived near Vienna Austria in 1963, became the founder of a plastics company. He made a good living over the years with his company mostly manufactured plastic curtain rod rings along with many other plastic products. Guston Glock realized the strength and endurance that came about by combining plastic and steel that could be used for particular military products, he began supplying the Austrian military with various tools and components.
Gaston Glock in 1980 began the development of his GLOCK pistol hand gun. The founder of the company Gaston Glock, had no experience with firearm design or manufacture when he first started work on the pistol. When he developed the pistol at first it was to compete in the Austrian Armed Forces pistol weapons trials. The Glock 17 prototype developed into the GLOCK 17 9MM semi-automatic pistol named after the 17th patent for which Gaston Glock filed for his pistol design. The Glock (Safe Action) pistol, is often referred to by the manufacturer as "Glock". Guston Glock did have a wide experience in advanced synthetic polymers. This is where the knowledge was fortified in the company's design of the first accomplished line of pistols with a polymer frame. The GLOCK 17 was a revolutionary new design made from steel and a high strength, black Nylon polymer plastic. In the beginning there was a lot of opposition to accept a plastic gun in the market, but because of its endurance and how reliable it would end up being. The Glock pistol is now the company's most profitable gun, cornering about 60% of market share of law enforcement agency hand guns in the United States.