Gaston Glock, the Austrian gun magnate who developed some of the world’s best-selling pistols, has died at the age of 94.
Glock’s rise to prominence began in the 1980s when the Austrian military was looking for a new and innovative weapon. Since then, his pistols continued to sell like deadly hot cakes, and it is believed that his wealth was estimated at $1.1 billion.
The weapons have been used by the military, police and featured in rap songs around the world, but many criticized Glock’s work for bringing more powerful, easily concealed pistols to the American public. Glock himself rarely responded to criticism, often shunning the press and refusing to participate in public debates.