Glock: The Rise Of America’s Gun – Book Contest

I’m giving away 11 copies of this new book by Paul Barrett:

About the book:

Based on fifteen years of research, Glock is the riveting story of the weapon that has become known as American’s gun.  Today the Glock pistol has been embraced by two-thirds of all U.S. police departments, glamorized in countless Hollywood movies, and featured as a ubiquitous presence on prime-time TV. It has been rhapsodized by hip-hop artists, and coveted by cops and crooks alike.

Filled with corporate intrigue, political maneuvering, Hollywood glitz, bloody shoot-outs—and an attempt on Gaston Glock’s life by a former lieutenant—Glock is at once the inside account of how Glock the company went about marketing its pistol to police agencies and later the public, as well as a compelling chronicle of the evolution of gun culture in America.

The book’s website – HERE

You can pre-order it on Amazon (Release date January 10th) – HERE

Contest rules:

1) You must be 18 or older
2) You must live in the United States

How to enter:

  • Easy.  Just leave ONE comment on this post.  Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you. In this case the comment can’t be rude.
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • I’ll generate a random number at and that corresponding comment number wins a book that day.
  • You can only win one book.  It will be shipped to you once the contest is over from my contact at Random House.
  • Contest ends January 17, 2012

Giveaway Schedule And Results:

January 6 – Book 1 – Drawn from prior 3 months top blog commenters:  WINNER – Vhyrus
January 7- Book 2 – Drawn from prior 3 months top blog commenters:  WINNER – Frank
January 8 – Book 3 – Drawn from prior 3 months top blog commenters:  WINNER – Ernest Young
January 9 – Book 4 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46576 – Joe
January 10 – Book 5 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46568 – Lightning Jeff
January 11 – Book 6 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46556 – Robert
January 12 – Book 7 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46513 – retro_joe
January 13 – Book 8 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #47139 – Carlos Ulloa
January 14 – Book 9 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46594 – Will
January 16 – Book 10 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #46854 – Dave
January 17 – Book 11 – Drawn from comments on this blog post: WINNER – Comment #47200 – David Wurz

Good luck!


350 responses to “Glock: The Rise Of America’s Gun – Book Contest”

  1. Thank you for the opportunity. I carry a Glock 27, and would love to have a copy of the book.

  2. Come on random number generator!

  3. In it to win it.

  4. AndrewSaliga Avatar

    Looks like an interesting read. I’ll get this book in my hands one way or another.

  5. COMENT!

  6. Sounds like a good read

  7. Thank you.

  8. Hoorah!

  9. I don’t have a GLOCK. When I do get one, it will be a 20. 10MM all the way baby.

  10. Count me in to the contest! Sounds like a superb book.

  11. Sounds great! Here is to hoping.

  12. big bucks no whammies!

  13. Matthew Combs Avatar
    Matthew Combs

    I’ve had my Glock since 2005. Would love to win the book.

  14. Would love a copy. Im a big glock fan!

  15. AS a Glock fan, I’m looking forward to reading this book. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  16. Jon Nevison Avatar
    Jon Nevison

    Gotta get me one of those 18’s….time to pay my $500 SOT tax

  17. Not a Glock owner personally, need to shoot one.

  18. This is an awesome giveaway! I’m going to repost to my readers.

  19. Eric W. Heauser Avatar
    Eric W. Heauser


  20. Gotta love that glock!

  21. Just found your site.. Love it!

  22. Enjoy your site, thanks for the chance to win . Keep up the good work. rt

  23. Thanks for the chance!

  24. Here’s for hoping!

  25. Carlos Ulloa Avatar
    Carlos Ulloa

    Me! Me! I want it!

  26. Common lucky whatever number i am!

  27. Loney Wilcoxson Avatar
    Loney Wilcoxson

    The glock lineup of weapons have carved out a nice niche in firearm history.

  28. Mark Scohy Avatar
    Mark Scohy

    Love the handgun (21) , it’s a fine shooting .45. Glad to see a book out about Mr. Glock’s reinvention of the handgun.

  29. Perfection.

  30. David Wurz Avatar
    David Wurz

    In it to win it!!!

  31. Simonsays Avatar

    Hope to win a book!

  32. Haven’t tried a Glock yet. But there’s always tomorrow.

  33. gunbarrelflygirl Avatar

    Here’s a girl that would love to learn more about guns and this book would certainly be a valuable resource (besides, I want a Glock someday) ! Thanks!

  34. shannon z. Avatar
    shannon z.

    Thank you for offering this!!! :)

  35. Craig Bernard Avatar
    Craig Bernard

    I just want this book! I love Glocks.

  36. I book addict… I need book!

  37. Looks great, thanks!

  38. Walter Wlliiams Avatar
    Walter Wlliiams

    I’m sure this is a great read…

  39. Mark Behrens Avatar
    Mark Behrens

    Should be a good reference book

  40. I’d love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!!

  41. thanks for the great site and this looks to be an excellent book

  42. Cedric S. Broughton Avatar
    Cedric S. Broughton

    i would like to own a glock but can’t buy one right now. the money i make goes to my wife and kids,i odd work to try to get one….i got about 600 lbs. of cans my mark is 2000 lbs be for the summer come….so if i win that will great and if i don’t i will have my cans……

  43. Cheers!

  44. Great blog and designs.

  45. Thanks for the contest.

  46. In it to win it!

  47. Thanks for the contest. Gaston is the man!

  48. Robert Hinrichs Avatar
    Robert Hinrichs

    What a terrific contest. Thanks for the opportunity.