Weapons http://www.kplu.org en How The Glock Became America's Weapon Of Choice http://www.kplu.org/post/how-glock-became-americas-weapon-choice Today the Glock pistol has become the gun of choice for both criminals and law enforcement in the United States.<p>In his book <em>Glock: The Rise of America's Gun</em>, Paul Barrett traces how the sleek, high-capacity Austrian weapon found its way into Hollywood films and rap lyrics, not to mention two-thirds of all U.S. police departments.<p>The Glock was created in 1982 by curtain-rod manufacturer Gaston Glock. Glock didn't like the handguns available on the market and decided to manufacture a new gun from scratch. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:51:30 +0000 3893 at http://www.kplu.org How The Glock Became America's Weapon Of Choice