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I've been thinking about joining the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation for a while now and finally sent in my membership last Saturday.

I joined for a couple of reasons: I'd like to shoot in some matches and get to see others shooting in matches... I have an interest in some of Glock's training classes, and the only way for a civilian to enroll is by being a GSSF member... and the Pistol Purchase Program looks like it could save me a great deal of money if/when I buy a new Glock...
 

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about $20-$30, depnding on the model, after you factor in the $35 enrollment fee. used to get folks the blue label LE price. not anymore.
Their documents say that a G19 sells for $425.

That sounds pretty cheap to me...
 

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it's good to join if you compete, or want to take the armorer's class.

however, for me, it would be $35 enrollment fee + $425 glock 19 = $460 + tax. $30 savings :)

you do get an extra mag, so you could tac on another $20 for that, total savings $50. so not so bad. last year it would've gotten you the LE price of $399 though...


i want a g29, which only comes with 2 mags, even with the discount. the GSSF membership would only save me less than $20, after i pay the $35 for the discount. so it's not as worth to me, as for you :)
 

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Congrats. It is a excellent way to sharpen marksmanship skills under a little friendly pressure.
 

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Some footage I might add I have no idea who any of these shooters are it is just videos I found on you tube for the OP.

 

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Some footage I might add I have no idea who any of these shooters are it is just videos I found on you tube for the OP.

Thanks for the vids...

I need to figure out how some of the events work before I go to a meet, but it looks like fun...
 

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It's pretty easy. If you go to one anyone there will be happy to explain the course of fire
 

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I'm thinking of joining GSSF myself, mostly for the competition and maybe for the discounts, the pricelist I saw said I can purchase the Glock 20 for 491.00, the Blue Label price I was given was 539.00, we'll have to see if the Range honors the GSSF prices too.
 

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I'm thinking of joining GSSF myself, mostly for the competition and maybe for the discounts, the pricelist I saw said I can purchase the Glock 20 for 491.00, the Blue Label price I was given was 539.00, we'll have to see if the Range honors the GSSF prices too.
Here's a link to the only pricelist I have ever seen for the GSSF Pistol Purchase Program. It does look like a Glock 20 would be $491, just as you state.

http://www.gssfonline.com/GSSF_Pistol_Purchase_Program_Information.pdf

I read where a couple of you have mentioned that not every gun shop seems to honor the GSSF Pistol Program. Tp be honest, I don't see what's in it for them, unless the GSSF price is still below their purchase price. Then they would still make some money...

I joined the GSSF for the shooting matches and the training... I might take an armorers class some day... The GSSF Pistol Purchase Program is just a bonus to me... Besides, I know that durn Boomer is going to talk me into getting another Glock before long... :)
 

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Went to my gun shop today and talked to the owner about the GSSF and the GSSF Pistol Pricing Program. He said he had heard of it, but was not a member. He asked me about the pricing and I told him the 17, 19, 22, and 23 series sold for $425 each. He said he paid $445 for those Glocks and didn't see how anyone could sell them for that price.

I don't understand it either... Surely Glock doesn't expect a dealer to lose money on a sale???

Have any of you actually purchased a Glock under the GSSF Pistol Purchase program?
 

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Is it possible to buy a pistol under the Glock Pistol Pricing Program at a GSSF meet? I'm sure Glock is a FFL and the meet will be in Florida...

Haven't heard back from the GSSF yet... It's been a little under two weeks...
 

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Went to my gun shop today and talked to the owner about the GSSF and the GSSF Pistol Pricing Program. He said he had heard of it, but was not a member. He asked me about the pricing and I told him the 17, 19, 22, and 23 series sold for $425 each. He said he paid $445 for those Glocks and didn't see how anyone could sell them for that price.

I don't understand it either... Surely Glock doesn't expect a dealer to lose money on a sale???

Have any of you actually purchased a Glock under the GSSF Pistol Purchase program?
the prices on the GSSF site are only "suggested prices".
 

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I disagree. They are set prices and a GSSF Dealer sells them at that exact price, plus tax of course. I signed up at the Dawsonville GA match a few months ago, and received my kit about 9 days later. They said it would be 14 days or so before I received it.

The GSSF programs ($35.00 for the first year and $25.00 each year after that) allows you to purchase one Glock at discount prices at a participating GSSF dealer. It also allows you to shoot in the GSSF matches, (actually you must be a member to shoot in them) and it will also allow you to take Glock specific training courses. For example, you can take the Glock Armorer's course as a GSSF member, and then, you can purchase 2 more Glocks at GSSF prices. That would be a total of three Glocks a year.

I purchased my Gen 4 G19 on the GSSF program. I paid $425.00 plus tax, and I see them selling for $550.00 IF you can find one. I got the extra mag as well.

To my knowledge, they do not sell guns at the matches.

There can be an issue of finding a GSSF Dealer. As you mentioned, not all participate. I have three participating dealers in my area, all within about one hour drive, each way from my house. I have a local dealer that I do most of my business with and I often get really good deals through him. He can sometimes meet the GSSF prices on some models, while on other models, the GSSF program is a better deal, but I have to add on the 2 hr drive.

For example, I purchased a G19c the other day from my local dealere for $445.00 out the door. He couldn't get my G38 for the GSSF price, but this G19c is about the same. I am looking forward to actually shooting my first GSSF match in Conyers GA next month.
 

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I hate to say it, but the second Title Box in the price list says "SUGGESTED PRICING", I would bet good money that is why dealers are not meeting the GSSF suggested prices, it would appear they are guideline prices, especially if dealers are paying more for their cost on the guns. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, not so fine print, it'll get us every time!
 

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OK, so I missed the fine print but as JL said, I wound be calling first to confirm the model I wanted was in stock and that they would sell the blue label boxes for the GSSF price. If any of those answers were NO, I'd move on to the next dealer.
 

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I think the "Suggested Pricing" note is something new.

Besides, I' m also interested in attending some of the matches... and I want to take the Armorers Class, too... so the price break is just the icing on the cake for me...

Some of the Florida gun shows have competitive pricing, too...

I've waited over two weeks for my GSSF card... Maybe it takes longer when you mail it in... can't believe they don't have an online sign up...
 
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