The Glock family feud just keeps getting uglier:

Helga Glock gained access to a huge store of fresh ammunition for her U.S. civil racketeering suit against her ex-husband, Austrian pistol magnate Gaston Glock. A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled on Monday that in pursuing the racketeering action, Helga may use confidential gun company documents her lawyers obtained in connection with divorce proceedings in Austria.

The intra-family legal feud, part of a broader struggle for control of the globally famous Glock firearm empire, has generated a storm of litigation in the U.S. and Austria. In one suit filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), Helga, 79, has accused her 86-year-old industrialist ex-spouse of concealing hundreds of millions of dollars in gun profits that are rightfully hers, while also tricking her out of a substantial equity stake in Glock GmbH, the Austrian parent company.

Helga Glock gained access to a huge store of fresh ammunition for her U.S. civil racketeering suit against her ex-husband, Austrian pistol magnate Gaston Glock. A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled on Monday that in pursuing the racketeering action, Helga may use confidential gun company documents her lawyers obtained in connection with divorce proceedings in Austria.

The intra-family legal feud, part of a broader struggle for control of the globally famous Glock firearm empire, has generated a storm of litigation in the U.S. and Austria. In one suit filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), Helga, 79, has accused her 86-year-old industrialist ex-spouse of concealing hundreds of millions of dollars in gun profits that are rightfully hers, while also tricking her out of a substantial equity stake in Glock GmbH, the Austrian parent company.

What does this mean for American shooters?

Probably not a whole heck of a lot of anything, at least not in the near-term.

The family spat isn’t likely to impact production of the company’s core models, nor have any impact on the very conservative role-out of new models (coincidentally the 10mm 6″, optics-ready G40 MOS┬áis now shipping) as the case wears on.

Whether there is a long-term impact remains to be seen.

Update: You can read the actual ruling here (PDF).

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