Is Glock really "still inexpensive" ?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Gfive45, May 20, 2020.

  1. switch625

    switch625 S. S. Squirrel

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    ricky Millennium Member

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    I have Gen 2 Glocks that are still running quite well even though I can get new ones for $398 so I spend money on ammo and classes with professionals instead. I shoot often and I still see people shooting at 7-10 yards with zero grouping of any kind. I have World War 2 pistols that can group better than new guns and non shooters. So for me Glock gets the job done and I can buy spare parts to fix the gun myself as opposed to the others being impossible to fix on your own.
     

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    harold63 I'm not retired

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    My average is $580, but I have a number of comp models. Compared to a $1500 1911 that you can't drop in the dirt and expect to shoot, reliably, I'd say they are cheap.
     
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    I get blue label but even if I had to pay standard pricing I think Glock is a competent fighting pistol at a price point to match. I had a M&P issued to me and I liked it, but towards the end of its life (5years) problems began arising. Mine was not an isolated case, Glock is now my issued side arm and I’m confident that it will be issue free. Glock sells a lot of pistols at its MSRP, if that changes maybe the price will drop, but I don’t really see it changing.
     
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    Figure out what you want, BMW or Ford, SIG 228 or Glock 19. All are great products, some more expensive than others.You pick.
     
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    I have or have had Colt 1911's, Sig p220, Browning Hi-Power, Springfield Armory, Beretta 92 and 96. None of them can match the reliability of my Glocks. They were all more expensive than my Glocks especially the Colt's. Yes Glocks are ugly and may not fit everybody's hand but they go bang every time you pull the trigger.
     
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    I would definitely call Glocks inexpensive guns. Now I wouldn’t call them a great “value” for what they are. I think $500-550 is definitely about the Max I would pay for a stock NIB Glock and even in this climate I see deals on the internet and in gun shops. You just have to get lucky sometimes. I personally feel like there are plenty of guns for double the $$$ of a Glock that give you more value for the money spent.


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    In my view, Glocks are overpriced for what you get at $500+ for a polymer/striker fired handgun. I jumped on the Glock bandwagon with the G19 gen 2 back in the day (still have it) and I have several different Glock models. if your willing to wait, you can still find some good deals on police trade in Glocks that are in very good to excellent condition ....

    Just to be clear. I am not comparing the prices of Glocks today to 10 or 15yrs ago.... my view is that Glocks are overpriced for what you get relative to other offerings for similar polymer/striker fired handguns in the marketplace. To each his own......

    look at what Shield Arms did that Glock could not.... came out with a 15 rd magazine for the 43X. Its unfortunate, that Glock could have introduced it themselves....
     
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  10. Rocky7

    Rocky7 Proud NRA Life Patron Member, Life GSSF member

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    Probably not if you compare a Glock to a vehicle. When car manufactures raise List prices $700.00 a year I would say not soooo much.

    Comparing quality and product satisfaction.....Glocks product, quality and offerings are less than 10 years ago. The 25% rise in price no longer appeals to everyone, but does appeal to enough people to continue its strategy.

    I believe things will change in the next 10 years in the Firearm Industry. Those of us that were outspoken, gave time and money are now disappointed and we leave other generations to deal with tomorrows issues.
     
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    Glock prices have remained stable since the late 80’s. In the meantime, the dollar has lost half its buying power. So they’re half as expensive as 3 decades ago. If prices remain stable, the actual price will continue to drop.
     
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    Inarguably the best valued gun made today! They are the finest striker fired pistol available, and affordable, new, or used.
     
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    You might be able to talk me into believing that 15 years ago. Not so much anymore.


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    Smartest post in the thread. If only cars and trucks did the same.

    Glocks seem to be very competitive with many other Tupperwares. Heck, even Taurus was getting over $400 for their 24/7 Pro series pistols back in '06/'07.
     
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    Glock's estimated manufacturing cost is still < $100 per unit for new production. In 2012, it was revealed to be about $60 per unit.

    In 2018, they reported an average 68% profit margin for distribution sales for a business finance article. At the time, the Gen 3's were selling for ~$400 to distributors.

    Gen 5 distributor cost was still in the ~$450-475 range as of last month, but dealer markup is another couple hundred on top. I don't consider this inexpensive by any means.
     
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    When I inquired about price for a Gen 5 G19 at my LGS, they quoted me $650. Prices in my state are usually a little higher than average. I didn't think that was terrible. Keep in mind these are probably COVID prices and the fact that it's a seller's market right now.
     
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    PASS.
     
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    Where is all this listed in 2020?