I just finished, and very much enjoyed, “Book of Glocks” Second Edition by Robert Sadowski. It lives up to its subtitle: ‘A comprehensive guide to America’s most popular handgun.”
Bob is an enthusiastic Glock shooter and collector. “Collector of modern guns” sounds like a contradiction in terms for some, but there is indeed a Glock Collectors Association, the president of which, Stanley Ruselowski, Jr. wrote the foreword. Rarity, not just age, makes things collector-worthy, and there have been a great many Glock variations over the decades, some of which I hadn’t known about until I read Bob’s book.
He details how some of the major agency and world power adoptions of this gun came about. I knew of some of the variations Glock had produced with manual thumb safeties, but not all of them; Bob’s book brought me up to speed on that.
I have accused my wife, the Evil Princess of Podcasts, Pixels and Polymer Pistols, of owning more Glocks than the Austrian army. A while back I got her one of the Mariner variations for her birthday, and she liked it so much I got her another one for the following Christmas. We knew there weren’t many of that uncommon G19 variation out there nor whom they were originally made for, but didn’t have the exact info on that. Now we do, thanks to Bob Sadowski’s book. A definite “should read” for anyone who owns a Glock pistol or is thinking of buying one, and a great gift for anyone who fits that profile. Available from Amazon.