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Old January 14th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Bloomberg Businessweek = BS

Started to post this in the pub, but decided it fit better here....

Just one paragraph is full of obvious inaccuracies even to a casual gun hobbyist...

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Before Glock arrived on the scene in the mid-1980s, the U.S. was a revolver culture, a place where most handguns fired five or six shots at a measured pace, then needed to be reloaded one bullet at a time. With its large ammunition capacity, quick reloading, light trigger pull, and utter reliability, the Glock was hugely innovative—and an instant hit with police and civilians alike. Headquartered in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria, the company says it now commands 65 percent of the American law enforcement market, including the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration. It also controls a healthy share of the overall $1 billion U.S. handgun market, according to analysis of production and excise tax data. (Precise figures aren't available because Glock and several large rivals, including Beretta and Sig Sauer, are privately held.)
Guess no one in the US uses a 1911.

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The Tucson gunman demonstrated those qualities all too vividly. Loughner is said to have emptied his 33-round clip in a minute or two, a feat requiring no special skill. (Glock does not sell magazines of that size to civilians, but some of its guns can accommodate them. The model 19 comes with a standard 15-round clip.) Loughner was wrestled to the ground by onlookers only when he paused to insert a fresh magazine. If he had been forced to reload sooner, the odds are good there would be fewer victims.
Apparently, if he couldn't get a larger magazine, it would never occur to him to carry more than one gun.


In China, where they may make guns but it is difficult to own one, the new terror weapon appears to be the syringe

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/0...nge-china.html

The entire Bloomberg Glock piece is here:
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...el_top+stories
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Old January 17th, 2011, 07:47 AM   #2
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Started to post this in the pub, but decided it fit better here....

Just one paragraph is full of obvious inaccuracies even to a casual gun hobbyist...



Guess no one in the US uses a 1911.



Apparently, if he couldn't get a larger magazine, it would never occur to him to carry more than one gun.


In China, where they may make guns but it is difficult to own one, the new terror weapon appears to be the syringe

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/0...nge-china.html

The entire Bloomberg Glock piece is here:
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...el_top+stories


Ahhh the good ole days, I looked at a SW 6906 the other day, looked too much like my old 669, and kinda like a chopped 69. Funny thing, I've had that 669 for almost 30 years.
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