close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Glock popularity going up?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Kyle M., May 16, 2012.

  1. Kyle M.

    Kyle M.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bucyrus OH
    So I was just wondering does anyone know if glocks have had a recent surge in popularity? My local gun dealer only usually stocks maybe 20-25 new and used handguns at a time, maybe 2 or 3 new glocks, and 1 or 2 used, but I stopped in yesterday and he had 20+ new glocks and 4 or 5 used ones. He also said he has over 40 various glocks on order. When I asked about the sudden increase in glock sales, he replied they just sell more of em everyday.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2012
  2. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    46,211
    Likes Received:
    20,097
    Location:
    S FL
    I think it is a combination of things. A slight recovery in the economy, fear of our political future, fear of unrest, fear of crime. That and a perceptive gun shop might try and have on order a bunch of Glocks as they are a half million guns backordered. Also, I have no idea what kind of incentives distributors give dealers to order multiple guns but I am certain there are some.
     

  3. bac1023

    bac1023

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Messages:
    107,223
    Likes Received:
    6,037
    Location:
    PA
    I wouldn't doubt it.
     
  4. JBnTX

    JBnTX 2 Timothy 2:15

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    21,945
    Likes Received:
    7,018
    Location:
    Must Be Texas
    ALL guns have had a recent surge in popularity?
    Due to the most recent buying frenzy.

    I think Glock is riding the crest of the wave due to their reputation, price and quality.

    In my area, Glocks are flying off the shelves.
     
  5. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 1998
    Messages:
    19,967
    Likes Received:
    280
    Location:
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Popularity and sales in the USA have increased every year since 1986.
     
  6. 9mmdude

    9mmdude

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2001
    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    USA
    Thank gun control Democrats for gun sales. Without them things would not be half of what they are.
     
  7. Pred8tory

    Pred8tory Retired Copper Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2002
    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Metro Cleveland
    Right now all guns are selling like hotcakes because people think the world is going to end later this year or that the Dems are gonna get re-elected, (perhaps they are the same thing?). In any case, my local gun shops are loaded with Glocks of all types. If anything I think Glock is going down in popularity. There is a lot more competition out there today and since Glock only imports their pistols they really don't have a competitive 9mm/40 pistol that is really made for pocket carry. Pocket pistols seem to be the rage now that so many states allow CCW. Me, I still carry my 26 most days in a Kramer pocket holster. It's a bit bulky, but I've learned how to dress around it.
     
  8. Kyle M.

    Kyle M.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bucyrus OH
    I was only in the shop for maybe an hour and he sold one of them, a new Gen4 G17, and I bought two more mags for my G 21. I couldnt beat them at $22 a piece. On the whole world ending/political front I feel that alot of people including my self are worried about new gun laws if obama is re elected. Theres a joke at my lgs that obama is our best gun salesman.
     
  9. The Viking

    The Viking

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,294
    Likes Received:
    132
  10. svtpwnz

    svtpwnz

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,057
    Likes Received:
    1,835
    Location:
    SC
    Honestly, with the political environment, econemy, etc, popularity on all guns has gone up.
     
  11. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 1999
    Messages:
    3,723
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Maine USA
    Glock were always popular.
    Thanks to the Big 0 and Mr. Holder people just buy what they can!
     
  12. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    NJ
    Glocks have always been popular. I thinks its more accurate to say all guns are getting more popular.