GLOCK Demanding Customer Info From Gun Dealers?

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The Trop Gun Shop is a Pennsylvania-based Internet gun seller. They recently sent an email blast to their customers advising them that GLOCK had “terminated” Trop’s participation in their Blue Label Program. That’s the discount deal (around $75 to $100 off msrp) Gaston’s mob offers sworn law enforcement officers; EMT’s, fire fighters, volunteer fire fighters and paramedics; military personnel; corrections officers (including Parole and Probation Officers), state licensed security companies; court judges, District Attorneys and Deputy District Attorneys; and LE Academy Cadets. Trop reports that GLOCK demanded a look at their customers’ 4473’s. Here’s their announcement . . .

Trop Response to Glock Blue Label Program Termination

Trop Gun Shop regrets to inform our customers that we will no longer be participating in the Glock Blue Label program. Effective immediately, Glock terminated us from the program for refusing to furnish access to our customers’ private information for the purposes of auditing by Glock employees. While it is regrettable that we will no longer be able to offer the benefits of the Blue Label program here at Trop, we absolutely refuse to compromise the sensitive information of our customers by furnishing it to anyone without proper authority through standard legal practices.

To participate in the Glock Blue Label program a dealer must allow Glock access to audit “qualifying credentials” of its Blue Label customers. Typically these credentials are a form of identification verifying the individual is a member of one of the groups listed in the Blue Label program.

Recently a representative of Glock entered our establishment and demanded access to view our records related to all Blue Label sales, specifically our ATF Form 4473s, which contain very detailed, personal and identifying information of our customers. We refused the Glock representative access to this information.

During repeated correspondence Glock continued to demand access to the 4473s or we would be terminated from the Blue Label program. We attempted to reconcile the situation while maintaining our customers’ privacy and made every effort to comply with reasonable requests to audit the Blue Label sales to maintain the integrity of the program. However, Glock insisted that access to the 4473s and only access to the 4473s would be a sufficient level of compliance.

Our position was, and continues to be, that we will not surrender to Glock our Form 4473s and our customers’ identifying information under any circumstance. It is an untenable breach of our customers’ privacy and Trop Gun Shop will not submit to this unreasonable demand. As a result of our position, Glock immediately terminated our status as an authorized participant of the Blue Label program. Furthermore, Glock advised us that if we ever applied in the future, that request would be denied. While we are displeased that we can no longer support our qualifying customers through the Blue Label program, Trop Gun Shop remains committed to the security and privacy of all of our customers, and continues to offer its Law Enforcement / Military discount to those who qualify.

Regards,

Trop Gun Shop

My guess? GLOCK’s caught wind of non-eligible buyers taking advantage of their Blue Label program. How big can that problem be? Participants in the program are restricted to two firearm purchases per year. Watch this space.

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  1. avatar Sexual Tyrannosaurus says:

    >court judges, District Attorneys and Deputy District Attorneys

    Government lawyers get a discount, lawyers representing the people do not. Nice.

    1. avatar twency says:

      It does have a certain logic to it since D.A.s are considered law enforcement officers, at least here in PA. I certainly wouldn’t begrudge Glock offering the same deal to public defenders though.

      1. avatar Sexual Tyrannosaurus says:

        Indeed, the logic is that the people who dispense violence on behalf of politicians get the perk.

      2. avatar Fallschirmjäger says:

        Perhaps because a criminal might be a bit more strongly inclined to harm one of those who put him in jail than one of the people tasked with seeing his rights weren’t violated?

        1. avatar VPR says:

          Unless, of course, said criminal thinks they’re in jail because of something their lawyer did. A not too uncommon train of thought, amongst some.

    2. avatar Matyoka says:

      People who are not involved in every day Law Enforcement or Fighting fires/saving lives in any form or shape… should have no access to the Blue Label program. Judges or prosecutors make twice as much as cops… should be able to pay full MSRP.

      1. avatar FightingGamecock says:

        State attorneys start out at ~$40k a year and have a doctorate in law which takes 7 years, plus taking the bar exam is hell on earth. Police spend a few months at the academy. Don’t degrade the job state attorneys do.

  2. avatar Brian says:

    Yep, I’m betting they were selling a fare bit more than the average and that raised some flags for Glock.

    1. avatar BlueBronco says:

      If that is the case, I can appreciate Glock’s situation. However, they don’t need to be collecting lists of people. In fact in some states, specifically Florida that would be felony on the Glock folks. Can’t create lists of people nor gun registries of law abiding people.

      It sounds like this company was willing to verify, but just not be letting them go through their bound books.

      1. avatar Fallschirmjäger says:

        Where does it say anyone was creating any list? A company making a special offer has the right to see that its terms and conditions are adhered to. This can be done by simply comparing the qualifying documentation (officer ID, court ID, etc, to the name on the identification provided with the 4473. No lists required.

        When I worked behind the counter that documentation was photocopied at the same time the individual’s identification and other documents were done and attached to the 4473.

        1. avatar Retired LEO. says:

          Saw one of the inspections the other day at a pawn dealer ordered a GSSF blue label, all they were doing was the 4473. They had a copy of the order form I had sent & waited 2 weeks for. The transfer was done they already had a choppy of my GSSF CARD/Order. They demanded a copy of my cow, do & 4473. Dealer told them to stick it, wanted to get a copy get a warrant. He says he’ll take them in pawn but never purchase any again. Said worse than ATFE investigation.

        2. avatar BlueBronco says:

          If they are compiling data, they are making lists. They don’t need to see a form 4473 for that. There isn’t jack shit on the 4473 that tells Gaston Glock that you are a cop or a Fireman. Your cop ID would do that. If these ass-hats get caught with a list of Florida lawful gun owners, its a Felony. It doesn’t matter what their lame ass excuse is. They aren’t a law enforcement agency investigating crimes via warrants. Making lists and registries of legal owners is a felony even for agencies under Florida statute.

    2. Knowing Trop, that would not be the case at all. They are a well respected on the up and up gun shop. The problem in PA is that the discount is offered to firefighters. Most firehouses in PA are staffed by volunteers and most of those firehouse have a social quarters that’s used to fund the company. You can join the social quarters ( really just a bar that’s a cheap place to drink) and you’re a “member” of the fire company even if you’ve never picked up a hose or partaken in the required PA firefighter training. This is a big gap in Glock’s program.

  3. avatar James Navy Vet says:

    I love Trop’s. I live up near Harrisburg and actually bought my last gun from them in their store up here. Glad to know my information is being protected and I will be headed back up there for my next purchase.

  4. avatar Tile floor says:

    I’ve bought a few through blue line, I didn’t realize there was a two per year limit though.

    I’ve had to give them my ID (both when I was in .mil and my police ID) and I know they scanned it, not sure what happened after though.

    I’m thinking the same thing, there’s probably a reason the LGS is being audited.

    1. avatar JC says:

      Making a copy of military IDs is big no-no!

      1. avatar knightofbob says:

        Only the back, last I knew, but I’ve been out since 2007.

        1. avatar Raven says:

          Hmm, I seem to remember being told “at all”. Although, I got out in 94′. So it’s not something I’d go on record about, being that it was in Dec. 89′ when that speech was given.

        2. avatar PeterZ in West Tennessee says:

          It continues to be a no-no. Copying a military CAC (Common Access Card) is verboten. I am a current civilian employee of the DOD and we are advised of this on a regular basis.

      2. avatar Tile floor says:

        Whoops good thing I got out… It was just the front at least

      3. avatar Fallschirmjäger says:

        Odd.. http://www.cac.mil/common-access-card/managing-your-cac/ doesn’t seem to have any prohibition and Title 18, U.S. Code Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701 only prohibits doing so for criminal or nefarious purposes.

        Then again, it wouldn’t be the first time that a less than simple concept was dumbed down to the lowest common denominator so the poor troopies could understand it (even though the average troop has a higher education level than the equivalent civilian.)

    2. avatar Guy says:

      It sounds like Glock didn’t do a very good job of instituting uniform compliance measures from the get go, such as requiring documentation of each sale and requiring the dealers to thoroughly inform their customers about the conditions of participation in the program, and is trying now to find a back door to the information they neglected to collect, rather than assuming responsibility for that neglect and instituting new accountability and transparency measures for future sales.

  5. avatar Red in Texas says:

    I don’t know what the big stink is, I paid 509.99 for a Gen4 19 a month ago, with free shipping. That’s in the Blue Label price range. I’m guessing GLOCK reimburses the dealer, for the discount?

    1. avatar David says:

      no brother, the Blue Label guns are entirely different they all come with 3 magazines and the normal grey latches on the box are blue hence the Blue Label gun. These guns are sold to the dealer from Glock at a discounted rate so they can pass on the savings to the customer as long as the customer is in the blue label program as an EMT Paramedic fireman police officer judge and a half a dozen other things.

      1. avatar Anon in CT says:

        All Gen 4 Glocks come with 3 mags.

        1. avatar David says:

          that maybe so, but not all departments use gen 4s our department in St Petersburg Florida bought 700 gen 4 Glock 22 in 40 caliber, and when we mounted our lights to them they wouldn’t cycle. so we sent all 700 bat and got gen 3 Glock 21 in 45 ACP. I know a lot of departments especially small department that don’t use gen 4. their use in Gen 3

        2. avatar Peter says:

          “and when we mounted our lights to them they wouldn’t cycle.” – they gave that exact example at the Glock Armorer’s course. Have you ever seen a video of a Glock being fired, in slow motion ?
          The frame flexes – A LOT. Not a little bit – A LOT. And the gun needs for the frame to flex to properly cycle – but if you mount a light, tight, on the frame – it can’t flex, and has issues feeding.
          The solution: mount the light, but don’t go Magilla Gorilla on it . . .

        3. avatar Retired LEO says:

          Certain lights & light/laser combos will not stay mounted on certain frames I have had ltr1 fly off a different production run they’re on no problem. I know Harries is dated but I prefer to rely on a tried & true not a maybe. We have instructors that are going back to the FBI hip shot again.
          It’s simply time this country used ONE training standard and taught common sense alongside it. He’ll with lawyers but I feel safer controlling a pair of hands rather than an ECD.

      2. avatar Marc1980 says:

        Ummm…..the latches are still gray. The LABEL on the box “handle” is BLUE….as opposed to red.

        1. avatar Peter says:

          THAT – I just bought a “Blue Label” Glock about three weeks ago – and as you say, the only difference (Gen4) is that the LABEL on the box is light blue, instead of red. Guess that’s maybe why they’re called “Blue Label” and not “Blue Latches” ? 🙂

      3. avatar Red in Texas says:

        So there is a form of reimbursement. I’m thinking said gun store may be selling BLP pistols at a high enough rate, to come under scrutiny. It isn’t hard to see someone selling BLP pistols to people that don’t meet the requirements, in order to make an extra 100.00, or offer a discount that doesn’t hurt their bottom line. Maybe GLOCK’s request is being exaggerated.

        1. avatar Dan A says:

          No, there is no reimbursement. Blue Label Glocks are procured by authorized dealers in certain configurations, with different SKUs and packaging compared to standard Glocks, at a lower cost, and are required to sell them at a certain price. Dealer must copy proof of eligibility (ID, department letter, etc) from customer and have customer fill out a separate form apart from the 4473.

          Seems here that Glock smelled something fishy (as in, “good buddy program” instead of “blue label program”) and wants to match up their records with the 4473s to see if there’s any discrepancies.

      4. avatar Matyoka says:

        Latches are gray… the sticker on the box is Blue. Sometimes I wonder about people leaving comments here… seems like posts are made based on Internet research.

    2. avatar jay1975 says:

      A blue label Gen 4 G19 is around $399 as are all sub, compact and full size frame models. The 42 and 43 are around $350 while the practical/tactical models are around $498.

      1. avatar Matyoka says:

        The G42 is $319+tax which makes it one of the best priced quality .380 on the market(for us)

    3. The blue label price is $398, and you get three mags, not two.

    4. avatar Bill in Texas says:

      I’m a Glock fanboy but would not drop 509 on one. The local blue label is 399 for gen4 19s and even offers the factory threaded barreled guns for 430 blue label. They are suck a good deal it has spoiled me about buying new firearms.

  6. avatar David says:

    Glock has no right whatsoever to demand of 4473 s or any personal information from any ATF paperwork. these are our undercover police officers fireman EMT paramedics, regular patrol officers who don’t want their personal address social security number you pin number given out so who knows who’s going to be looking over this paperwork! that’s b*******!!

    1. avatar Ima Yeti says:

      Discounted program guns are required by Glock to have a GSSF label or some other proof of eligibility attached to the 4473’s. Could it be they were checking for eligibility, not the 4473 itself?

  7. avatar Brian says:

    If they’re Internet-based, they really wouldn’t have any 4473s would they?

    1. avatar Noishkel says:

      Of course they would. Doesn’t matter if they’re based on the net or not they still have to comply with all FFL laws and regulations. Claims to the contract are just propaganda by the anti-rights crowd.

      1. avatar twency says:

        Correct, Noishkel. Plus, they aren’t “Internet-based”. They are a Pennsylvania gun store with an Internet sales presence.

        (Happy occasional customer here, no other connection to them.)

      2. avatar Brian says:

        OK, so they are a brick-and-mortar store with an internet presence, my bad. I still maintain that they would have ZERO 4473s for online says, since it’s the transferring LGS in buyer’s hometown that does the paperwork. It’s kind of irrelevant to the rest of the controversy though, isn’ t it :-).

        1. avatar Brian says:

          *sales, not says

        2. avatar Marc1980 says:

          That’s right. Interstate sales would ship from FFL to FFL. The customer would fill out the 4473 with the FFL who he picked the gun up from, not the original seller.

        3. avatar Red in Texas says:

          The only requirement is that each FFL enter the firearm into/out of his bound book.

      3. avatar Gregory says:

        The 4473 is only completed when a transfer is completed between a FFL dealer and a purchaser. Internet sellers do not transfer guns to the purchaser unless there is a face to face transaction. Also, LEO purchases that go through a LEO agency and are shipped directly to an agency by a seller, do not require a 4473.

    2. avatar James Navy Vet says:

      They also have a store up here in Harrisburg

    3. avatar Out_Fang_Thief says:

      Yes, they sell guns on the Internet, but they do have a physical, retail store in PA.

      The question I have, should Glock be subsidizing gun purchases for specially designated classes of Americans?

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        As far as I know, Glock is a private corporation, they can sell things for whatever price they like.

        A few years back I read the book on Gaston and his company, one of the things in there was that the cost to manufacture a Glock is about 100 USD. Each.

        Good mark-up, they have…

        1. avatar Kittenfists says:

          Only people who don’t understand manufacturing complain about the “cost” of components it takes to produce a good.

  8. avatar Arod529 says:

    Guess we know what company not to rely on to support our rights. I was neutral towards Glock, they have now earned my disrespect. I will mot be supporting them with any purchases.

  9. avatar Noishkel says:

    And I guess we now know why Glocks are the guns most used by PDs. Not at all because they’re the best gun for the job… it’s because Glock gives him a giant discount.

    I am Jack’s COMPLETE lack of surprise.

    1. avatar twency says:

      Smith & Wesson (and I believe several other large manufacturers) have similar LEO-discount programs.

      1. avatar JP says:

        FNH Also has a program.

  10. avatar PeterW says:

    Does that have correlation to the GSSF 1-a-year discount program?

    1. avatar Ima Yeti says:

      yes

  11. avatar Brian says:

    One more question. What good would looking at the 4473s do? There isn’t anything there to say you’re LEO, military, etc. There’s more to the story here; someone isn’t telling the whole truth.

  12. avatar Rick W. says:

    Last I knew anyone who has a commercial pilot certificate also qualify for the blue label discount. That was the case for me about 4 years ago when I bought my first Glock. I haven’t tried to buy another since so I don’t know if it still applies.

  13. avatar colby says:

    Why wouldn’t Glock just provide their own special verification form with the program to begin with?

    1. avatar Retired LEO says:

      Glock does have a form to fill out with a blue label purchase and it gets mailed to them with a copy with the 4473. It’s a big no-no to show anyone but ATFE on inspection & LEO with warrant the info on 4473’S. Especially with SSN & other identifying info on them.

      1. avatar colby says:

        Interesting. That makes all this kinda weird then.

        1. avatar Retired LEO says:

          Glock has been consolidating dealers in certain regions. If anyone thinks they’re not making a profit at $398.20 they don’t know what the department price is $322 last time I checked. I carry personal owned weapons luckily. The gave Glock 37’s’ for free to State Police & almost all have gone back to. 40 or. 45ACP.
          When my armorer certificate expires in 2017 will be the last $300 Glock gets of my money. Have all mine up for trade.

  14. avatar Bob108 says:

    Glock who? I just bought two Sig Sauer 320s, and I didn’t have to ask Glock for permission or give Glock my private information.

  15. I never liked glock and I never will. This is outrageous that they are demanding information that they are initiated to. I praise Top for refusing their demands. Furthor proof to me personally why I will never own a glock. On a further note I personally think they are a pos firearm. Jam if you limp wrist them and so forth. It’s true do a youtube search for it.

  16. avatar Ima Yeti says:

    The blue label dealer sets their own price. The same guns qualify for the GSSF discount. If it were a matter of the 2 gun per year limit, the Glock and Trops reps could have gone through the records right there without giving copies out. Something doesn’t seem right about this. Not sure who I’d blame.

  17. avatar KCK says:

    Zimmerman, Ferguson, Baltimore, is all the info in? Seems like I read a lot of that question in the past in this comment section.
    Sounds like some verification or at least a comment from Glock would be in order. As if they wouldn’t know that sniffing people 4473’s would cause a bit of a stir.

  18. avatar Christopher Hall says:

    IWI, S&W also do this. As a gun shop i wouldn’t carry their products. I don’t believe in giving information to a third party.

  19. avatar Missouri Mule says:

    I am proud to own and carry Rugers from a publicly traded American corporation that does not need bribes and strippers to sell their firearms to government apparatchiks. (look it up).

  20. avatar mpow66m says:

    well i was always thinking of going back to the P-99as,looks like i will now.

    1. avatar Retired LEO says:

      $349.97 out the door at our New Gander Mountain. If it’s ever been fired it would surprise me. .40 cal, & 9mm last month traded for an XD the wife didn’t like.

  21. avatar FoRealz? says:

    These Trop fellows. I like the cut of their sail.

    Eat a big bag of pit bull poop Gaston.

  22. avatar William B. says:

    “My guess? GLOCK’s caught wind of non-eligible buyers taking advantage of their Blue Label program.” If so, a request to see all the info. on the 4473’s is overkill, and could subject the store to other potential liability were they to comply. It’s one thing to insist on verifying credentials as entitled to the discount; it’s another to insist on knowing everything on that form (including race, for now) to help them with market research, or to allow Glock’s “friends” to market to them.

  23. avatar Wiregrass says:

    I was just in Trop’s brick and mortar shop yesterday. They are a decent shop to deal with. Seems to me if Glock wants to offer special deals to LEO’s. and government employees, they should do their own independent qualification and offer vouchers to said individuals to be redeemed.at participating shops. Leave the 4473’s out of it.

  24. avatar MIKE CROGNALE says:

    Start a nationwide boycott of Glock? That might get their attention.

  25. avatar AllAmerican says:

    Screw Glock. Sound like a bunch of Nanny State elitists to me. Just like Colt and H&K.

  26. avatar John Thayer says:

    Realistically, I see no reason they should get cut-rate guns. Most are issued government paid for weapons anyway. It would make more sense to offer NRA members a discount. We need more NRA members, more government employees not so much!

  27. avatar Dave says:

    So, if the extra special citizens get discounted guns, what do the less equal animals pay? More, so the company can make up the difference by giving the discount ???

    Ok, the company can absolutely make the program participation contingent upon positively identifying that the guns are sold to the target demographic. That said, the full 4473 is absolutely none of Glock’s business, whatsoever. They can certainly ask to see them, but they have no legal authority to see them.

    but, the dealer’s participation in the discount program is discretionary so, here we are.

    I think Trop did the right thing outing this outrageous attempt to get a peek at documents they have no business seeing. I am curious what Glock has to say about this and we should certainly wait for their comment before forming an opinion on the company as a whole. It could be that some nitwit did not seek Gunny approval before asking for the forms.

    Hopefully, something good comes out of this. Maybe they could accept other confirmation of participation in the program. Or, maybe just balance the price with the cost for the not so equal animals on the Glock farm. but seriously… No, you aren’t getting a look at the 4473s.

  28. avatar Gregory says:

    OMG, it’ a Glock conspiracy to take over the free world! Run for your lives! Everyone, show Glock you will not stand for this, get rid of every Glock you own. Let me give everyone an address to ship them to and I will personally see to it that you never have to see the guns again.

  29. avatar Gary B says:

    I have bought thru Trop’s even though I live in Oregon, but not a Glock. I have heard of others having this sort of difficulty and I did use the program at my LGS when I bought my G-29.
    I bet this is jus a routine inspection on Glock’s part. I did get the letter from Trop this morning and it seemed clear that this was a “Routine” inspection until personal information was asked for. I would guess they had never been inspected before and did not realize customers personal information would be asked for until this inspector from Glock showed up.

    I would buy from Trops again if they had what I wanted.

  30. avatar mike says:

    Glock is being stubborn and overstepping with the 4473 requirement. There are other simpler, non invasive ways of verifying/proving Blue Label creds. 4473’s are not within a gun manufacturers’ legal jurisdiction.

  31. avatar tdiinva says:

    I am boycotting the Glock program because they excluded intelligence officers. (tongue firmly in cheek)

  32. avatar Gregg says:

    I got a call from Glock last December wanting to know how many Glocks I had repaired. I told them, Two (2) Damn many.

    1. avatar Gregg says:

      I’m with TROP. 4473s are a government form, not a commercial form. Glock has no legal authority to review or have a copy of them.

  33. avatar Chip Bennett says:

    I think I’ll stick with Ruger.

  34. avatar CRZ says:

    Cracks me up that when an LGS stands up for itself and the privacy of its customers, the Glock fan boys want to insinuate something nefarious on the LGS end, rather than applaud the efforts of the LGS to stand by its customers. This includes TTAG, who can’t possibly take the side of a little shop that isn’t going to send them guns to review.

  35. avatar Raven says:

    Welp, that gen 4 G20 I’d been eyeballing for a Mechtech carbine conversion is off the table unless I run across one used. Regardless of whatever reason Gaston’s co. might have for doing the audit, demanding 4473’s is a HUGE NO-NO.

    *note – not really a plastic phantastic fan. This was the first Glock I’d considered purchasing since my fathers duty G17’s grip warped back in the middle 80’s, which made mag insertion & extraction difficult.

  36. avatar JoeSnow says:

    Sorry, but Glock is in the right with this one. Their discount offer is only open to a restricted group of people and not to the general public. They have a right to verify that only those people who are eligible for the discount are getting it and that their dealers aren’t offering them to disqualified people.

    1. avatar Retired LEO says:

      They have the right to verify but, as they require a special order form and it is a violation of federal law and AT

    2. avatar BlueBronco says:

      No, Glock isn’t. There is nothing on a 4473 that will indicate if the person is LEO, security, emt or whatever. That would be on Glock’s forms.

      1. avatar David says:

        I absolutely agree with the fact that Glock has no right to any information on a 4473 ass! This guy is one of these Glock gunslingers. you might as well ask someone for their credit card number while you’re at it to make sure the person who bought it was it the person that filled out the information I mean come on give me a freaking break! I say if they want to make such a big deal about this all they have to do is get their FFL paperwork in order and sell direct to law enforcement officers at the department send the gun to the police station and have their armor issue it to the person and it take the cash and send it to Glock.

  37. avatar Porkckophampotatoandbacon says:

    Funny how many detectives we have here. Very interesting views on what “seems” to be the reason for what/why took place. Truth is, only Glock knows why they wanted the 4473’s. Humans need to know too much…

  38. avatar Matyoka says:

    So here’s a question… Besides our honesty, what stops us from buying more than 2 discounted Blue Label Glocks if the stores do not furnish a copy of our creds to Glock? Nothing really…

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  40. avatar G FEN says:

    TOTALLY HYPOTHETICAL =
    1- IF WE WHERE A HANDGUN MANUFACTURING PLANT AND =
    A-WE OFFERED A DISCOUNT TO DEALERS FOR ; ALL LEO + 1ST LINE RESPONDORS, FIRE, MARSHALS , SHERIFFS DEPTS, ETC
    2- THEY GET A DISCOUNT FROM GLOCK ?
    3- THEY ADDED GSSF MEMBERS THAT HAVE OVER A YEAR OF MEMBERSHIP AND ALSO GAVE THEM THE COUPON W/ id CARD TO GET THE SAME DISCOUNT APPLIED TO BLUE LINE BUYERS
    4- MANY DEALERS ARE NOT ALLOWING THE GSSF MEMBER TO GET THE DISCOUNT OFFERED TO OTHERS UNDER THE BLUE LINE LABEL, “BUT THE DEALERSHIP STILL GETS THE SAME DISCOUNT ON ALL THAT ARE SOLD UNDER THE BLUE LINE LABEL.
    5- GSSF MEMBERS PAY THEIR DUES AND ACTUALLY COMPETE IN MATCHES THAT ARE GSSF MATCHES !

    * ? WHY , IF GLOCK ISSUED A COUPON CARD TO A LEGAL / QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL -SHOULD THEY NOT BE ENTITLED TO THE SAME DISCOUNT THAT OTHERS ARE UNDER THE BLUE LINE PROGRAM ?
    ***i HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND SEE THE GENERAL GSSF MEMBER SHOOT AND ALSO JUST HAVE A GREAT TIME AT A MATCH = TELL ME ANOTHER ARMS DEALER THAT ;
    A- HS THESE MATCHES THAT NOT ALLOW A MEMBER TO WIN A GUN OR MONEY UNDER A VERY, VERY, VERY, SET OF SLIDING SCALE RULES = SO THAT THE PERSON THAT HAS ENOUGH X AND MONEY TO PRACTICE DAY AND NIGHT CAN WIN EVERY MATCH THEY COMPETE IN.
    B= HAVE A DEDICATED =NON-PAYED STAFF THAT SET-UP AND KEEP THE MATCH AREAS CLEAN AND ALSO HAVE DESIGNATED AREAS FOR PRACTICE PRIOR TO SHOOTING *NOTE THIS IS SOME LOCALS, AND NOT ALL:.
    C- QUALIFIED ARMORERS THAT WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ALL OF YOUR OUTDATED / WORN SPRINGS AND OTHER ITEMS THAT ARE WARRANTED FROM GLOCK AT * NO CHARGE* AND ALSO TELL YOUIF THERE IS A SERIOUS CONDITION WIT YOUR GLOCK THAT MAY BE AFER MARKET AND THE ARMORER CAN NOT TOUCH -BUT WILL TELL YOU TO “PLEASE GET IT CHECKED AND NO-YOU SHOULD NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT SHOOTING ANOTHER ROUND THROUGH IT !
    4- IF YOU HAVE A “MIKE – ESPEC DUE TO YOUR SPECIAL RE-LOADS AND THAT IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE RELOAD ISSUE -BUT ITS UNSAFE. -SOMEGUYS PUSH THE LIMITS, AND TEY KNOW IT !
    5- IF THERE WAS AN UPGRADE AND YOU FAILED TO PEROPERLY REGISTER YOUR GLOCK -= SO THEY HAVE NO-WAY OF CONTACTING YOU UNTIL THE ISSUE IS RAISED WHEN ALLOWING HE ARMORER TO CHECK IT OVER.
    I’VE PERSONALLY SEEN BAGS OF PARTS THAT ARE ETHER TAKEN BACK FOR DESTRUCTION OR WE WOULD MAKE SURE THEY WHERE BURNED IN THE 1 OF MANY TRASH BARRELS USED AT THE END OF THE MATCH.

    *BACK TO MY POINT- THE SPORTMANS SHOPS THAT ARE REGISTERED AS GLOCK BLUE LINE DEALERS = HAVE THE DISCOUNT KNOWN TO THEM AND GSSG / GLOCK IS DOING THERE BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT GSSF QUALIFIED MEMBERS THAT ARE GIVEN THE COUPON ARE LEGALLY AND ABLE TO HAVE THE DISCOUNT APPLIED AND GLOCK/GSSF GETS COMPLAINTS FROM MEMBERS INFORMING THEM THAT= SUCH AND SUCH DEALER TELLS THEM TEY ARE BLUE LINE DEALERS = THEY GET A DISCOUNT IN THE FIREARM AND ESPEC WHEN THEY HAVE AN ENTIRE CASE DEVOTED W/ ALMOST EVERY MODEL OF GLOCL -THE DEALER SHOULD APPLY AND ALLOW THE DISCOUNT COUPON UPON ALSO SHOWING THEIR MEMBERSHIP CARD. I’VE FOUND 1 OF THE LARGEST BLUE LINE DEALERS WOULD NOT OFFER IT, AND VERY RUDELY STATED OF I DIDN’T LIKE IT -.THE DOOR IS THERE. … FINE, GLOCK WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT THEM, WHY SHOULD THEY GET hg’S IN AT A DISCOUNT AND SELL THE VOLUME THEY DUE AND NOT HONOR WHAT THEIR CONTRACT CLEARLY STATES .
    BOTTOM LINE = THE DEALER KNOWS THE CONTRACT AND IF GLOCK BEING WHO THEY ARE = TELLS THEM NO-MORE DISCOUNTS BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT HONOR WHAT WAS CLEARLY STATED THEN -THE DEALERSHIP PAYS THE PRICE AS OTHER NON-BLUE LINE NON-GSSF MEMBER DEALERSHIPS PAY. YES I’M SURE GLOCK WOULD RATHER HAVE MORE SALES , BUT I RESPECT THEM FOR THIS, AND AS OTHERS HAVE STATED = I KNOW THIS DEALER IS LEGIT, BUT IF YOU SIGN A CONTRACT =ITS BINDING AND YOU CAN’T PICK AND CHOOSE AT YOUR DISCRETION BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT MET YOUR QUOTA FOR THE MONTH OR YOU JUST FEEL -YOU’LL RUN YOUR BUSINESS THE WAY YOU WANT ! , ITS A FREE COUNTRY, ONE MANY A BRAVE PERSON GAVE THEIR LIVES TO ENSURE ! WE AS GSSF MEMBERS WILL FIND AN HONEST DEALER THAT HONORS WHAT THEY CONTRACTED WITH GLOCK TO HONOR. + WE LET OTHERS KNOW WHERE TO GO AND WHERE NOT TO GO ! WORD OF MOUTH SELLS MORE THAN ANY PAID FOR AD ! JUST MY TWO PCS OF COPPER,,, These are my and my friends thoughts – no association to GLOCK at anytime .

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