Today is coincidentally the birthday of both Samuel Colt and Gaston Glock. (Born July 19, 1814, and July 19, 1929, respectively.) It has been rightly said: “God may have made men, but Samuel Colt made them equal.” As for Gaston Glock, I predict that his lasting legacy will be recognized following a war of resistance in the near future, when his ubiquitous mass-produced pistols will have the Geheime Staats polizei or Policía secreta, or Police secrète quaking in their boots. In my estimation both Colt and Glock’s designs are significant contributions to human liberty and equality, all around the world.
Now there’s matched pair! Let’s all raise a glass!