Gaston Glock Passes Away at 94

The founder of the world’s most successful semi-automatic handgun, and horse breeding entrepreneur, Gaston Glock passed away today at 94 years of age.

The Glock handgun line is in its 5th (technically 6th if you want to get pedantic with it) generation and is unarguably the most successful international handgun brand. It is to service handguns what the AK rifle is to service rifles in many ways, but in many others the Glock brand always maintained its western duty aesthetic and was considered a pistol of the elite professional.

Always copied, never conquered, the Glock sidearm family will likely have a legacy as long or longer as those of Samuel Colt and Benjamin Tyler Henry who are both approaching their second century of market relevance.

Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.