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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. math teacher

    My experience with the Glock is that it is the gun that both me and my wife found comfortable. Her first choice was an M&P, and mine was a Ruger. But both our 2nd gun is the Glock. It is the one handgun we can both agree on and not compromise or have to settle for something we didn’t like. So sign me up for the giveaway!

  2. Ammoman

    My first handgun is a G-Lock 23, I have carpal tunnel in my hands from the Air Force. I was leery about shooting it. Afterwards my hand didn’t hurt at all. I shoot better with the G-Lock than any other handgun I own. It’s also easier to clean as well. The only thing I don’t like about it is, It’s bulky to carry and yet I know that I will hit my target if need to!

  3. PMB1013

    Recently decided to buy my first handgun. Went to a local store( Bullseye Tactical, Woodbridge, NJ). Had a great selection of different handguns from different manufacturers. During my research before actually going to a shop I decided I would like to start with a 40S&W caliber. At the shop the owner was very nice and took out 5 different 40’s(one at a time) to let me hold them and feel how the felt in my hand. I fell in love with the feel of the glock 22. I also found it very nice that the frame of this firearm can accept a 9mm barrel as well as a .357. I hope to be as happy after firing some rounds, ammo shortage has me wait for a delivery.

  4. CapnD

    After much research, decided on the Gen4 23. Took it to the range and enjoyed it thoroughly. Nice fit, very comfortable. Very satisfied with selection. Would also recommend the book Glock to those interested.

  5. John P

    I decided to purchase a semi-automatic pistol, I was always a wheel-gun fan, I told the sales gerbil at the gun store that I wanted something that was reliable and
    not fussy. He stated that Glocks would work wet or dry, and clean or dirty. I took the plunge and honestly, he didn’t lie. My wife also made the transition from wheel guns and has chosen a Glock 19, Gen 4 as her EDCW.

  6. Army917

    I have to say that I was never a Glock fan until I felt the new 30S and bought it on the spot. I always disliked the way a Glock felt in my hands and when I attempted to shot one years ago it would never come up level. It always was pointed nose down when I came up to fire. I don’t know if Glock changed their grip style with the 30S or I changed after 20 years of shooting, but I love my 30S and its my EDC now. Really a great compact .45 with more rounds than all the other little 5 round .45’s out now. I will take 10+1 any day! Oh and yes I can shoot. I am an NRA Instructor in Pistol and Rifle, spent 15 years in the Army, and 2 years on the National Guard Pistol Shooting Team. I was also our Detachment Armor in my last unit, as well as a Crew Chief and Gunner on Blackhawk Helicopters. I am now a Glock convert and I think I may try a few other models as well.

  7. walterrj51

    My first firearm was a Glock 17. I just love this gun and have shot over 3,000 rds through it with out a single problem, just regular cleaning after every range session.

  8. vasdrakken

    I’ve shot quite a few different Glocks over the years, and the early ones had major issues. I remember getting crap over liking Glocks once they got better but that was years ago. I think by 2003 – 2005 they got things worked out and now they are some of my favorite hand guns.

  9. kknoll

    I have 7 different models. I love them all. I have never had one of them ever jam on me. I like knowing the details of one model of gun and having it apply to all my other calibers.

  10. pfpd736

    As a police officer our department issues the Glock 21. I enjoy the reliability and dependability off the Glock handgun. I can’t think of any other on duty weapon that I would rather carry.

  11. drt

    I first shot a Glock about 30 years ago. It was ok but I was into revolvers.

    At some point the appearance of a tool no longer mattered. How it performed was the single most important factor. GLOCK TIME.

    A number of years ago I decided to buy a Glock. I haven’t looked back since that time. I now have five and barrels to change calibers to use for different occasions.

    Simply the most dependable pistol available today. Love it.

    Thanx, t

  12. CyclingFoodmanPA

    I love my Glocks also. No, they don’t look fancy schmancy but they always work – reliability is a key, and they are fun to shoot. Got my Glock 17 in 1994 right before the moron Glendenning became Gov. of MD. Got out of that crap state 10 years ago and now am in PA. Now those poor folks in MD have to put up with that commie O’Malley and his corrupt thug Obama want-a-bees

  13. Gerlinde

    Hubby Loves anything to do with Firearms does all the reading he can get his hands on , also will do some restoring with great results.good Luck to all.

  14. superfluities

    Got a Model 22 Detroit PD surplus every time I fire it I remember the first anti-gun media paranoia of the “plastic gun” as “undetectable” and just evil! NO metal at all! the local news paper said-lol