GUN He is the man behind the gun. You don't mess with Gaston Glock

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  1. KIDRR

    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Inside the secret and violent world of Gaston Glock, maker of the most popular firearm in U.S. law enforcement.



    http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2003/0331/064.html


    "Glock never doubted he could make a superior gun. "That I knew nothing was my advantage," he says. He worked on his weapon nightly in his basement. He test-fired it with his left hand so if it blew up, he could still draw a blueprint with his right. "I learned to stay out of his way," smiles his wife, Helga. The firearm surpassed all competition, and he received the army's order for 25,000 guns in 1983."
     
  2. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Bleh. I was waiting for the assassination story.
     
  3. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    wat?
     
  4. TL1000RSquid

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    He is the man behind the gun. You don't mess with Gaston Glock.

    His most trusted associate allegedly tried. Lured into a dimly lit garage in Luxembourg by his colleague Charles Ewert, the Austrian Glock stopped to look at a sports car at Ewert's suggestion. Suddenly, a massive masked man leaped from behind and smashed a rubber mallet into Glock's skull. Ewert fled to the stairwell. "I am a coward," he later told Forbes. With Glock off balance, the attacker landed another crushing blow. "I was fighting for my life," recalls Glock, 73, during a rare interview with the press.

    Springing up on legs toned by miles of daily swimming, Glock thrust his enormous fist into his assailant's eye socket. As the would-be assassin staggered, Glock pounded again, knocking out a few of the man's teeth. The bloodied attacker staggered, then collapsed on top of Glock "with his arms outstretched like Jesus Christ," according to John Paul Frising, Luxembourg's deputy attorney general, who brought attempted murder charges against the attacker, the French-born Jacques (Spartacus) Pêcheur, 67. This was how the police found the two men at 9:30 a.m. on July 27, 1999.

    Glock says he lost a quart of blood from cuts and abrasions and that he suffered seven head wounds. Yet as soon as he reached the hospital he summoned his personal bankers at UBS and Banque Ferrier Lullin. The banks held $70 million in cash, and Ewert had access to it all. By 12:30 p.m. Glock managed to move $40 million to a Swiss account. But by then Ewert had blocked the other $30 million with a court order. As he nursed his injuries, Glock wondered how he could have trusted the wrong man.
     
  5. Milky

    Milky I'm in your Millenium Falcon, rumbling your Wookie

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    Why wasn't he carrying a Glock?
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Luxemburg probably doesnt allow CCW. 2 men armed with G17's could probably take the whole country.
     
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    after reading that article, I actually have less respect for him.
     
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    . :rofl:
     
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    Maybe if he got killed by the attacker you would? :greddy:
     
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    What a badass
     
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    the article gives me the impression he's a febble, tiny, insecure little man.

    that's not exactly the most respectful image. :hsugh:
     
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    "Glock thrust his enormous fist into his assailant's eye socket. As the would-be assassin staggered, Glock pounded again, knocking out a few of the man's teeth"



    :ugh:
     
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    In other news rubber mallets have be banned....
     
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    what. the. fuck. this makes no sense. 73 year old man defeats an assassin's attempt on his life. he's a fucking badass. he doesn't have to take shit from anyone. because he's the boss of his world-everyone around him. that doesn't make him insecure. it makes him a fuckin leader.


    what is funny is that the french assassin used a freaking rubber mallet to whack someone.
     
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    if i was that French assassin I'd use a fucken GLOCK .40

    it'd be final and poetic... obviously not professional enough
     
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    God forbid someone looks at an insecure feeble man and voices his opinion, and if that man happens to be Glock, all the other insecure gun-huggers will cry for a lynching as if they were all catholic priests and I had punched the pope.


    Yea, you can blindly follow whoever or whatever you want. He does not seem to be someone I would want close to me.
     
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    Do you have any clue what "feeble" even means?

    (I don't own any Glocks, nor am I a Glock nutswinger.)
     
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    yes, weak. And I do not imply it physically.
     
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    Vito_Corleone New Member

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    Well, I don't see how you think he's weak... I mean, eccentric, sure, but weak? Mentally weak people aren't usually innovators, and I don't think too many mental weaklings fight off attackers. I'm not trying to get into an interweb fight here, I just don't understand your logic.
     
  20. [DWI]

    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    A gun that retails for $500 can be manufactured for $75, and the company has a pretax margin nearing 60% . . .



    I knew it.
     
  21. Keesh

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    Other costs are involved in the process. Marketing, transport, R&D, ect.
     
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    still 60% pre-tax margin.

    $75 cost on a $500 sale is still only 15%. Not sure what dealers are paying even at an unbelievable price of $350 it's only 22%.

    That extra 40% covers their R&D, transport, marketing, etc.
     
  23. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    If I could get Glocks @ $350, I would probably have every model by now.
     
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    I think alot of very successful ceo's probably have very similar mannerisms. glock really isn't all that unique.
     
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    i heard LEO pricing as around that.
     

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