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Book Giveaway: Glock Deconstructed

9781440232787_5inch_300dpi** This giveaway has ended, but be sure to check the Inside Gun Digest Books blog for more chances to win great Gun Digest books.**

Glock handguns: Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Glock Deconstructed offers an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most famous gun makers in modern firearms history.

Not exactly a Glock love-fest (To quote the author: “If what you want is breathless recitation of the latest press handout, plenty of writers and PR people can do that for you.”), author Patrick Sweeney pulls from decades of experience as a gunsmith, competition shooter and reloader to chronicle this subject with a commendable attempt at a balanced approach.

People tell me Glocks are ultra-reliable, durable, accurate, easy-to-use, and easy to maintain. My experience has been not so much. Then again, they don’t fit my hands very well. However, Glock sells a lot of them, so they’ve got to be working for some of you. There’s plenty to say about Glocks, both positive and not.

This week, we’re giving away a copy of Glock Deconstructed to one lucky winner. To enter the random drawing, just post a comment below telling us about your personal experience with Glock handguns.

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Entries will be accepted until midnight Monday (July 22, 2013) and we’ll announce the winner Tuesday (July 23) right here in the Inside Gun Digest Books blog.

Good luck!


  • One entry per person, please.
  • Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Monday, July 22, 2013.
  • Winner will be selected at random and announced Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

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63 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Glock Deconstructed

  1. donpederson

    I like my Glocks – have not had any malfunctions that were not “operator error”. I would enjoy having the book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  2. rgreensr

    I have owned a Glock 27 for over 10 years. Carry it every day. Practice every chance I get. Have never had a failure to feed, unless you limp wrist it, when it will stovepipe. Otherwise rock solid gun. I upgraded it with a Crimson Trace laser, and I love it. Have two sons who also carry Glocks and my old Navy buddy, who didn’t like Glocks now carries one as well after shooting mine. Glocks rule! I have several books and DVDs on the Glock. Would love to add this one to my collection.
    Rich G.

  3. odiesbsc

    I love my Glocks. (I have several of em’) I always carry my Glock 27. It goes bang every time I squeeze the trigger. My daughter recenly called and asked me about a bigger carry gun (she carried a Ruger LCP) I recommended a Glock 27. The next day she went out and bought one and she is very happy with it.

  4. falconier

    Love my glocks, but i also love my 1911. My Glocks are more durable and take more abuse so are my primary carry if i am going places where i will have to leave it in the car.

  5. RJ

    I want to win this book. I’m always looking for more info on weapons. Not a huge fan of Glocks but they make a decent pistol and nobody is perfect

  6. 12oGlock

    Over half a century ago my father had a .22 revolver. That was the only time I had fired a handgun. This year, thanks to the inside the beltway crowd, I got annoyed about the double standards and handwringing. Decided I’d try sport shooting as an interesting pastime. Went out and bought a Glock 17. Nice gun. I’m now thinking of getting a smaller one (if my large hands can deal with it) for carry. As for sport shooting – being as I’m not as flexible as I once was it looks like I’ll have to stick with GSSF since IDPA and the others seem to require some agility and speed.

    Of course, I’d quite enjoy getting a Glock book!


    Every time I go in to the gunshop to buy a Glock, they don’t have the model or caliber I was looking for and I wind up spotting another firearm that fills the bill. Maybe this book will keep me on track


    My buddy owns Glock 17 and he let me shoot it. Even thought I prefer steel framed handguns I plan on owning a Glock pistol in 9×19 or .45 Auto in the future.
    It sure would be nice to win that free book.

  9. bhp0

    I carry a glock 19 but I wish the gun had a manual safety. This gun is a very dangerous gun to handle and carry if you do not put it in a hard shell holster. The trigger safety is absolutely useless in preventing accidental discharges. I do like the gun as it is light in weight, reliable with most ammo, rust resistant and fairly accurate for a close range blaster.

    The warning I must give though is always immediately unload a Glock when it is out of the hard shell holster. Do not lay this gun down loaded and walk away as anyone not familiar with its mechanism will pick it up and accidently fire it. Grabbing the loaded Glock off of a table is equally as dangerous. There is a video from the news media that has a Sheriff telling how he accidentally shot off his finger when doing just such a thing when he quickly grabbed his Glock off of his desk to holster it. This is only on of many, many examples I have run across about Glocks going off and accidentally shooting people. What is most troubling is the fact that now many other firearms manufactures are coping the Glock and producing guns that are on cock and have no manual or grip safety’s, as they are simply an accident waiting to happen, not if but only when.

  10. ob1coyote

    I’m on my 3rd and 4th Glocks. A G22 and a G27 both Gen 3. Having detail stripped many handguns, I love Glocks for their simplicity.
    *and I’d love to win the book!