Gaston Glock, inventor of the GLOCK Safe-Action Pistol, has passed away at the age of 94. One of a select few individuals who have dramatically changed the firearms industry, Mr. Glock pioneered the use of polymers for pistol frames, re-defined the term ‘reliability’, and methodically advanced the use of defensive handguns around the world.

From the official Glock website:

Following this guiding principle, our founder, Gaston Glock not only revolutionized the world of small arms in the 1980s, but also succeeded in establishing the GLOCK brand as the global leader in the handgun industry. His internationally renowned GLOCK Perfection stands for uncompromising quality and maximum customer satisfaction.

Gaston Glock charted the strategic direction of the GLOCK Group throughout his life and prepared it for the future. His life’s work will continue in his spirit.