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 random.org 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 COMMENTS

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Rich January 10, 2012 at 12:46 am

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

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chris January 10, 2012 at 12:47 am

Come on random number generator!

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Moose January 10, 2012 at 12:59 am

In it to win it.

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AndrewSaliga January 10, 2012 at 01:58 am

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

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Will January 10, 2012 at 02:43 am

COMENT!

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brian January 10, 2012 at 05:07 am

Sounds like a good read

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Heath January 10, 2012 at 09:40 am

Thank you.

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CH January 10, 2012 at 01:45 pm

Hoorah!

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Matt January 10, 2012 at 01:54 pm

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

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Heath January 10, 2012 at 03:25 pm

Thanks!

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Andy January 10, 2012 at 05:02 pm

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

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Luke January 10, 2012 at 07:53 pm

Sounds great! Here is to hoping.

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Travis January 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

big bucks no whammies!

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Matthew Combs January 11, 2012 at 08:24 am

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

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Felix January 11, 2012 at 10:14 am

Would love a copy. Im a big glock fan!

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Matt January 11, 2012 at 02:09 pm

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

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Jon Nevison January 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

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

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Bob M January 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Not a Glock owner personally, need to shoot one.

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Owen January 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm

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

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Eric W. Heauser January 12, 2012 at 12:20 am

I LOVE THIS STUFF !!!

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Jordan January 12, 2012 at 12:46 am

Gotta love that glock!

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Jeff January 12, 2012 at 08:51 am

Just found your site.. Love it!

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Rick January 12, 2012 at 07:39 pm

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

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Hollie January 12, 2012 at 09:35 pm

Thanks for the chance!

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Tina January 12, 2012 at 09:35 pm

Here’s for hoping!

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Carlos Ulloa January 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Me! Me! I want it!

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Corey January 12, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Common lucky whatever number i am!

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Loney Wilcoxson January 13, 2012 at 06:59 am

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

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Mark Scohy January 13, 2012 at 11:42 pm

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

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Wes January 14, 2012 at 12:13 am

Perfection.

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David Wurz January 14, 2012 at 08:38 am

In it to win it!!!

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Simonsays January 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

Hope to win a book!

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John Donnelly January 15, 2012 at 09:47 am

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

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gunbarrelflygirl January 15, 2012 at 07:33 pm

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!

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shannon z. January 16, 2012 at 11:07 am

Thank you for offering this!!! :)

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Craig Bernard January 16, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I just want this book! I love Glocks.

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Miguel January 17, 2012 at 02:31 pm

I book addict… I need book!

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Nick January 17, 2012 at 02:31 pm

Looks great, thanks!

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Walter Wlliiams January 17, 2012 at 02:37 pm

I’m sure this is a great read…

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Mark Behrens January 17, 2012 at 02:44 pm

Should be a good reference book

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Al January 17, 2012 at 02:51 pm

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

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zach January 17, 2012 at 07:01 pm

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

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Cedric S. Broughton January 17, 2012 at 09:26 pm

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……

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Liz January 17, 2012 at 09:53 pm

Cheers!

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Tim January 17, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Great blog and designs.

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Sean January 18, 2012 at 12:28 am

Thanks for the contest.

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ray January 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

In it to win it!

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Brad R January 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Thanks for the contest. Gaston is the man!

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Robert Hinrichs September 8, 2012 at 07:57 pm

What a terrific contest. Thanks for the opportunity.

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