close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

timeline from finals to awards

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by MajorD, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. MajorD

    MajorD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,592
    Likes Received:
    252
    typically how long does it take from after the finals are posted until awards come in the mail?
    Looking forward to a couple new glocks!:cool:
     
  2. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 1998
    Messages:
    19,915
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Prizes are normally mailed or shipped within 24 hours of the finals being posted. If you receive a pistol certificate, allow 8 to 12 weeks after receipt of your properly filled out paperwork for Glock to ship your pistol. If you select a popular pistol and Glock has ample inventory, then the wait is short. If you select a pistol that is out of stock, then the wait is long. Don't start calling GSSF about a pistol until the 12 weeks have lapsed.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2011

  3. mike g35

    mike g35

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Charleston W.V.
    That was very informative and a good thing to know. Thanks, good question and answer.
     
  4. MajorD

    MajorD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,592
    Likes Received:
    252
    hope to see it in the mail in next few days- finals were posted about 10 days ago
     
  5. CUTigers2002

    CUTigers2002

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chattanooga TN
    My Gen 4 17 took the full 12 weeks to ship to my FFL. I won at Griffen GA this year, and could have shot the pistol at Dawsonville, GA had I wanted to. Hope this helps.
     
  6. rabump199

    rabump199

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Capital District, New York
    I shot in Fulton, got a random knife award, thanks for the information. I was wondering also how long it took to get them. I will let you know when I receive it.
     
  7. MajorD

    MajorD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,592
    Likes Received:
    252
    I'm not talking about getting the gun after ordering- I'm talknig about the awards showing up in the mail after finals posted. My FFL who is a large stocking dealer if you come in with the certificate will give you a gun in stock and re-order to restock,so you get the gun right away
     
  8. CUTigers2002

    CUTigers2002

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chattanooga TN
    oh....I think it took about 2 weeks to get the certificate in mail. As busy as they are now, it may take a little longer, though.
     
  9. MajorD

    MajorD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,592
    Likes Received:
    252
    thanks for the replies- hope to see the goods soon. Talked to some other friends who won stuff in the same match- they haven't gooten anything yet either.
     
  10. Team Chuck Norris

    Team Chuck Norris

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    5
    This is not correct.

    Glock in GA does not have an inventory. Glock does not have a vast quantity of guns just waiting to be shipped when an order comes in.

    To say otherwise is either negligently or intentionally misleading.

    Glock has told me that Glock does production runs of no less than 600 guns. The GSSF certificate will be honored when Glock does a production run of that model. "Popularity" of a model is not correct. How often Glock does a production run of that particular model determines, to an extent, when the gun will be shipped. On the other hand, if Glock is fulfilling a large department or foreign order, then all of a particularly "popular" model will be already taken. There is some randomness to the process as more "popular" models can sometimes be harder to obtain.
     
  11. Norske

    Norske Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 1999
    Messages:
    3,454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Actually, you are both right.

    People need to remember that Glock is a manufacturer.

    They are neither a wholesaler nor a retailer. Therefore they cannot operate in the manner of either a wholesaler nor a retailer.

    People lose sight of this point because most people deal most often with retailers. Seldom with wholesalers, and perhaps never with manufacturers.

    They expect Glock to operate like a retailer, when Glock is neither set up to operate like, nor are they much inclined to operate like, a retailer.

    People are used to getting on the internet with someone like, say, Midway.com, ordering online, paying with a credit card, and having their order in hand in a week.

    A retailer like Midway is set up to do that. A manufacturer like Glock is not. And never will be.

    Glock builds guns according to the orders they have. Which orders come mostly from large wholesalers and some governmental agencies.

    The only retail operations that buy guns directly from Glock, cutting out the wholesalers and buying at better than wholesale prices, are the Glock Law Enforcement dealers. For the privilege, the LE Dealers agree to sell only to select customers, such as Law Enforcement Officers, so as to not undercut the normal wholesale/retail market.

    The GSSF award guns are as close as Glock gets to a direct retail sales transaction.

    But to actually get the gun itself, the GSSF member runs into the fact that Glock is a manufacturer and not a retailer.

    Glock does not make a production run of any given model of less than 500 guns of that model. They also do not build "extra" guns just to keep them in inventory, awaiting orders for them. Including orders from GSSF members.

    Glock waits on a run of a given model until they have enough orders in hand for a particular model to justify a production run, then manufacturethat production run and ship the guns. They seldom keep much in unsold inventory.

    If the GSSF member orders one of the more popular models, like G-19's, G-17's and the like, their order is more likely to ship sooner rather than later as it is mixed in amongst the large orders Glock is getting for that model from the wholesalers. :supergrin:

    If they order something with low demand from the wholesalers, they are likely to ship later rather than sooner. :crying:

    If someone orders something like, say, a G-31C, they might luck out and happen to catch an unallocated model 31C that Glock does happen to have on the shelf. :supergrin:

    If Glock does not have a 31C on the shelf, the member may have to wait forever and a day before Glock gets enough orders in for a production run on that model. :faint:

    Moral is, if you want your Glock award sooner :supergrin: rather than later :crying: order one of the more popular models.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011
  12. CUTigers2002

    CUTigers2002

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chattanooga TN
    Very insightful. Perhaps this thread should become a sticky?