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From Hollywood to hip hop, it's the weapon that is wielded by cops and outlaws alike. The Glock pistol has achieved global cult status but the business is still shrouded in mystery in its native Austria. A new documentary about the Glock, titled "Weapon of Choice," says that since it was invented in the early '80s by a previously unknown Austrian engineer called Gaston Glock, the brand has been the object of a "cult of secrecy". 'Steve Jobs' of the pistol The strict secrecy around the Glock empire is of a piece with the character and background of its mold-breaking founder, Ofner said.Between 2014 and 2017, the company's worth is estimated to have risen by almost 50 percent to 464 million euros ($538 million).American pop culture in particular has helped Glock attain its iconic status.
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