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 Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.