Finally, some clarity from Glock.
While I agree that the new rules are a little restrictive, at least they're more clear than the previous attempt. As an Armorer, for me it was possible on December 31st to walk in and buy two guns under the program, and then on the 1st of January it was possible to buy two more. THAT was crazy. I didn't do it, but it did cross my mind.
What also struck me as a little odd was that when I made my first purchase under the program, the only method the dealer (and Glock) had to track the sale was to write the serial number of the gun on my GSSF membership card. Same for the second purchase.
As for dealers "selling" GSSF memberships and a discounted gun on the same day (on the same credit card charge!), that is a great example of what we call "gaming the system". Glock left the door open with unclear rules, so folks took it upon themselves to interpret the rules to their advantage. It happens.
I mean, why on earth would anybody want to be able to walk into a dealer, pay their $35, and get a big old discount immediately when they could have the opportunity to send GSSF a check and wait, oh, four to six weeks for a reply? Is EVERYBODY in a hurry?
The coupons make sense to me, although I wonder if they'll pick up on the fact that some GSSF members are Armorers, and should get two coupons. We'll see.
All in all, this whole deal doesn't bother me. After all, Glock is a business, and they have to protect their interests. Are there other gun makers who offer a discount program AND an Armorer's program? I don't know of one, but they may be out there.
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what does a membership cost for gssf? what does a g17/g22 cost with the discount? I'm wondering if there is much savings paying a member just to buy a pistol. the g17/g22 sell around $485 to 490 around here.
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