Bristlecone Firearm Feature: Glock Pistols

Bristlecone takes pride in educating customers with information about our state-of-the-art indoor shooting range, retail center and gunsmith services, and firearm training and classes. Today, we are highlighting one of the best-selling guns in America today: the Glock semi-automatic pistol.

Here’s some history on Glock pistols. The Glock was created in 1982 by Gaston Glock, an Austrian who was a curtain manufacturer.  According to the book, The Rise of America’s Gun by Paul Barre, Glock was inspired to manufacture a new gun because he didn’t like was on the market at the time. Glock consulted with gun experts in his native Austria to create something new. Their product became known as the “Safe Action” pistol, or colloquially as a Glock. The Glock firearms line a series of polymer-framed, short recoil-operated, lock-breech semi-automatic pistols. The Glock was introduced in the United States in 1988. Today the Glock is one of the most popular pistols in America and around the world. Police forces and individuals around the country often choose Glock as their pistols of choice.  The Glock is light-weight, reliable, powerful and smaller to carry.

The Glock is one of the many pistol choices on the market and it comes in a variety of models. Our sales and training experts and gunsmith at Bristlecone can guide you with firearm training and education if you are in the market to rent or buy.  Our facility, based in Lakewood, offers the largest selection of gun rentals in the Denver area, and our try-before-you-buy program is one of our most popular with customers. It allows you the time to learn about products and try them out for yourself before you make a decision.  Our facility includes walk-in prices or reservations for shooting times, gun rentals, and membership packages, as well as classes and a retail center.  We also have Colorado’s only “No Regrets” return policy on new firearms purchases, so you can buy with confidence.

Bristlecone caters to shooters of all abilities, from experts and novices, from individuals, women’s groups, to families. We make target shooting fun and enjoyable for everyone. To learn more about Bristlecone, our shooting range, memberships, firearm  training classes or retail center, visit Bristlecone at or call 303-985-0989