seems as though i may have had the purchase process all wrong...
per Glock Customer Service in Smyrna today (11.17.2011):
An armorer may purchase two weapons/year from Glock.
a) an IOP form (?) and Armorer's Certification from the armorer's class
b) a copy of FFL from the local receiving dealer - who will also do the background check required
c) Funds are paid to Glock ($398) for a new M-22 with (3) magazines, gun box, etal;
d) which Glock will send to the FFL for disbursement to the Glock armorer class 'graduate'.
d) the Process will take 10-12 weeks !