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So what's everyone's opinions about Glock Commemorative Pistols? Something you'd be interested in collecting for personal collection? Future value?

I've stayed away from them only because I know how OCD I can become with collections. I'm afraid if I started collecting them I couldn't quit and some have become rather expensive or near impossible to obtain.

Here's some info on the official commemorative pistols from Sandowski's book

Desert Storm Commemorative a.k.a. "New World Order"
May 1991 Gen2 G17
1,000: UD000US-US999US

Defensive Set - These are confusing and would be really hard to find a 4 pistol set.
500 matching 9mm sets made consisting of a Gen2 G19 and Gen3 G26
The G19 is engraved "Defensive Set 1 of 2" with Serial Number AAA0000 - AAA0499
The G26 is engraved "Defensive Set 2 of 2" with Serial Number AAB0000 - AAB0499
A matching set would have the same last three digits of the serial number matching so AAA0100 and AAB0100 would be a matching set.

There were 1,500 .40 S&W sets made. The first 500 would have serial numbers matching the 9mm sets, but dealers had difficulty finding buyers who could afford 4 pistols so they frequently broke the 4 pistol sets up. Often even the 2 pistol sets were broke up.
The .40S&W consisted of a Gen2 G23 engraved the same as the 19 and numbered AAC000 - AAC1499
The Gen3 G27 was engraved the same as the 26 and numbered AAD000 - AAD1499

Centennial Georgia Olympic Games - engraved "Security Team/Atlanta GA 1996"
July and August 1996 - Gen2 G17
2000: BZF000US - BSF999US and CAE000US - CAE999US
Walnut Display Case

50th Anniversary of Bell Helicopter - engraved with Bell Helicopter 50 year "Ping" logo
December 1996 - Gen2 G23
73: BELL000US - BELL072US

Ducks Unlimited/Great Outdoors - only one issued
December 1997 - Gen3 G27

2 Millionth Glock - only 2 issued. One in US (auctioned for LEO foundation) and One in Germany
January 1999 - Gen3 G17

Alaska Statehood - engraved "40 Years of Alaska Statehood 1959-1999" outline of state
April 1999 - Gen3 G27
100: DBW000US - DBW099US

NRA - engraved "NRA"
April 2000 - Gen3 G22
725: DFY000US - DFY724US

GSSF - engraved "GSSF/Ten Years of Safe Shooting 1991-2001"
October 2001 - Gen3 G17
1,000: GSSF000 - GSSF999

America's Heros - Honoring PD and FD for 9/11 engraved PD in a seven sided star, America's Heros in a scroll and FD in Maltese cross with 9-11-01 underneath.
March and May 2002
1,000: Gen3 G17 USA0000 - USA0999
1,000: Gen3 G21 USA1000 - USA1999
1,000: Gen3 G22 USA2000 - USA2999

20 Year Anniversary - engraved "1986-2006/20 Years of Perfection and Integrity" plus engraved Gaston Glock autograph with number x of 2,006
October 2006 - Gen3 G17
2006: KLX000-KLX999; KNC000-KNC999; KFU987-KFU992

Homeland Defender - engraved "Homeland Defender" in circle with US Flag
December 2006
1,000: Gen3 G19 - KNF000-KNF999
1,400: Gen3 G23 - KWG100-KWG999; KWR500-KWR999

Silver Anniversary - Silver medallion embedded in grip "1986-2011/25 Years of Perfection/Glock USA"
January 2011 - Gen4 G17
2,500: 25YUSA001 - 25YUSA2500
 

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Desert Storm Commemorative Photos - this particular one sold on Gunbroker 12/8/18 for $2,025.






 

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Defensive Set photo - not the best photo, hopefully we'll eventually have a member who can post their own photos. The case is not part of the set, it looks homemade.

Photograph Air gun Revolver Trigger Gun barrel
 

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There's also the FBI 100th Anniversary pistols that come in the display case. Originally only available to Special Agents.
 

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A New World Order Commemorative ?

 

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Cool stuff...

I had no idea that Glock issued so many commemorative guns...
 

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1989 Inaugural Model G19

So I just recently traded for a G19 with the FOP symbol and "1989 Inaugural Model" stamped on the right side of the frame. I did find one post from about 8 years ago that had this information: "These Glocks were offered as an off-duty weapon to members of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Dept. in March of 1989, with delivery in August of 1989. It is stamped: "1989 Inaugural Model" with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) symbol. This is when they started carrying Glocks. I don't think there are very many out there since it was an optional purchase for D.C. police officers."

I have been a Glock fan since the first time I shot a G19, but I am not really a collector - more a user. The only one I don't shoot is the 42 I bought as a gift for my grand daughter when she graduates college. So anyone have any interest in this 30 year old G19? Still has the original Glock gold sparkly grease on the slide.

Grey Rectangle Font Pattern Tints and shades
Grey Sleeve Font Tints and shades Pattern

This seems to be a commemorative 2 years before the first one mentioned on this thread? Has original box and all paperwork still sealed in plastic. Was told it has never been fired, but hard to say NEVER.
 

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I assume you have the rest of the gun too :)

The sights have been replaced so one one have to assume it’s been shot. Can’t tell if it’s the lighting in the photo or the firing pin safety has been upgraded. If the gun has original black parts that would help. Having the original box, manual and accessories will matter as well.

There was some additional information on the Glock Collectors Club forum but not much. The guns were made for an FOP lodge but there were at least two runs. Your serial number looks to be the earlier run. There may have been G17s as well.

Commemoratives can be an odd collectible, the number made matters but if they’re too unknown that can hurt the value if no one is looking for them.

Personally, I think these are cool Glock history. Unfortunately I have learned I have to be careful what I start collecting because I get consumed with completing collections. So I personally have stayed away from commemoratives.

The collectible market tends to get defined by Gunbroker auctions. If you want to try and maximize the price, auctions with good pictures, starting at .01, no reserve and ending on a Sunday evening tend to bring the most activity/money.

There’s not recent sales information on these but if I had to guess, I’d put it somewhere around $750 to $850 in complete and original condition.

58Sniper may have more information on prices.


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Sweet!

Seems like they would be pretty rare.
More than 6,000 were made for Special Agents. The SA had to sign a document saying they would not resell theirs. The only time we really see these pop up for sale is when the estate of a deceased special agent wants to sell. Mine came from the surviving son of one.

I notice from the pic above that mine isn't the only one where the blue felt material didn't adhere to the wood case very well.
 

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Interesting.

@58sniper you sure know your Glock history!
 
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