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Bye-Bye GSSF Armorer's Gun Discount!

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by DakotaGlockGuy, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. DakotaGlockGuy

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    I just took the Glock Armorer's course in Spearfish SD yesterday, and called in to Glock to get clarification on their gun discount program (waiting period, cost, etc.)

    I was told by Jessica that they NO LONGER offer a discounted pistol purchase (used to be 1 or 2 per year, for their 3 yr certification period) for GSSF members that took the Armorer's course. This changed a few months ago.

    :crying::crying::crying:

    This does not affect LE members who are Armorer's, as they will still get the same discount program as before.

    Just a heads up for those that wanted to do the course to get the discount.
     
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  3. emtjr928

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    If that's so,,, I'm glad I took advantage in the first year of eligibility!

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  4. DakotaGlockGuy

    DakotaGlockGuy Polymer Artist

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    Yes, the GSSF pricing discount still applies, and you get one pistol per calendar year.
     
  5. viper144

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    So you are saying NO discount coupon at all for GSSF Members taking the class?

    Well I guess at least I didn't spend as much on gas and time as you did yesterday, it was only 30 miles for me.
     
  6. DakotaGlockGuy

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    It was over 4.5 hrs one-way for me. The nice thing is that we have a little Civic Hybrid, and gas insn't expensive when you're getting 47.3 miles to the gallon!

    They still have the GSSF coupon discount. That's where you get ONE pistol per calendar year at a GSSF discounted rate, either AFTER a year (if you only signed up for a year GSSF membership) OR per year if you signed up for a multi-year membership. The GSSF discount program has NOT changed. You don't even need the Armorer's class to take advantage of this. Just the multi-year GSSF membership gives you the coupon.

    What I'm talking about is the ARMORER discount. That's where if you were an Armorer (GSSF or LE, didn't matter), you got 2 pistols per year at a discount lower than the GSSF prices. THAT is the program they did away with about a month ago.
     
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  7. WheelGunFan

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    I asked about this some time ago and got by head bitten off for even making the suggestion that this may be the case.

    Glad someone has now confirmed it.

    I took the Armorer's Class on Sept 13th, they said it went into effect Sept 1st. I still liked the class and I am more confident it taking apart my own guns, but otherwise, yes loosing that extra discount and gun sucks.
     
  8. DannyR

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    I've been a certified armorer since 1997 and have only used the discount program once, so it's not big deal to me.:wavey:
     
  9. DakotaGlockGuy

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    This must be what those starving kids in Africa my mom always told me about, feel like when they see people throw food away. LOL!!!:wow:
     
  10. Photoman642

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    Kind of hard to get excited about the "discount" programs when you can buy an "as new" one for less.
     
  11. Beanie-Bean

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    Well, that's OK as long as we can still order parts at a discount. As previously mentioned in the other posts, you can usually find some demo or "like new" models at a pretty good discount if you look hard enough, or if your timing is right :)

    Several of the Glock models I purchased were at the same price as GSSF or LE, and it saved me from having to surrender a pistol purchase coupon, or from having to fax in a pistol request as an armorer.
     
  12. DakotaGlockGuy

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    The parts discount looks great. I've just heard getting the parts can take a while... :upeyes:
     
  13. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I qualify for the L.E. discount at my L.E. dealer 60 miles away, so I just buy my Glocks there.:wavey:
     
  14. Beanie-Bean

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    My last order took about four weeks to arrive. I haven't done any lately, but may be ordering a few new extractors for the 9X19 pistols I've got...

    But Danny...I thought you already owned all the GAPs? :supergrin: Just messing with you there. Cheers!
     
  15. DakotaGlockGuy

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    That's not bad. I had heard it was months, not weeks! Glad to hear that's not the case. I'll probably start stock-piling some of the more common parts soon.
     
  16. DakotaGlockGuy

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    This one was $195.
     
  17. shakazulu12

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    Damnit, knew I should have taken that class earlier this year. Still going to do it, but never fun to hear a benefit going away. Totally understandable given the current production situation. If you are several hundred thousand guns behind on orders, why give any away at a lower price?
     
  18. I usually get parts in less than three weeks, closer to two in most cases.

    Cost is $195 and Glock buys you lunch.