Jesus I grow tired of these back and forth pissing matches. Did any of you even READ the initial link?!
First off, the article is listed from July of 2009
. How they got sales figures for 2010 is beyond me.
Maybe their IT guy is asleep at the switch and it was really July of 2010. Who knows.
A 71% increase over what?! Statistics can be manipulated every which way you want. A 71% increase could be over a base that was WELL BELOW market share, in which case they are now catching up.
As this is a local Georgia paper, and Glock has a manufacturing facility in Georgia, we don't know to what extent Glock as a whole has done because they are a private company and do not have to post earnings. We don't know if someone from the paper called the local Glock PR person, that person looked at the SHIP TO numbers from last year at this same time, compared them to this years numbers and embellished it to 71%.
There is no listed base number!
As such, they may have spent untold millions developing Gen 4 and they are just treading water while they are waiting for the market to accept the product.
Example: MSFT lost their ass when they first made the X-box and went head to head with Sony. So much so that the Xbox 360 had to sell several million units just to break even on the Xbox platform before MSFT started to reap the benefits known as profit.
Everyone needs to chill out on the fanboy love and hater posts. There is nothing here that says the company is taking over the world.
Chill the hell out!