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WA: Glock Sport Shooting Foundation success stories/advice?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by jhc5, May 25, 2010.

  1. jhc5

    jhc5 Seattle, WA Member

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    So I know its been talked about briefly, but has anyone successfully purchased a Glock in the Puget Sound area at a discounted price using the GSSF membership discount? There is a thread over on GlockTalk asking for participating dealers in the Seattle area too, but he hasn't gotten much response, so I thought I'd try you guys. :)

    I'm hoping to get my first Glock (gen 4 G19) as a workhorse range/fun gun when they come out, and I was wondering if I should join to the GSSF for to take advantage of the discount.

    If you have a success story, could you please share, noting the gun shop where you made your purchase, and any steps I need to be sure and take to make things go smoothly. Thanks.:thumbup:
     
  2. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :eatpop:
     
  3. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo Kitsap New Member

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    I am not GSSF, but I have purchased two Glocks (23 & 26) with the Glock LE / Military discount, from Seattle Police Athletic Association.
    Here is their site http://www.spaarange.com/ They are the only Glock Authorized Dealer in the Seattle area.
    The discount was approx $90 - $100. Give them a call. They are good to deal with. Their number is at the bottom of the home page. :wave:
     
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  4. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo Kitsap New Member

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    Here is the nationwide list for Glock Authorized Dealers.
     

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  5. jhc5

    jhc5 Seattle, WA Member

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    Great! Thanks Pizza. Gonna make some calls this weekend.
     
  6. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo Kitsap New Member

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    You, are welcome, sir. :thumbup:
     
  7. doubleactiononly

    doubleactiononly Seattle Member

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    Does SPA sell to the public? I was looking at their membership page, and it seems like you either have to be some sort of LEO or private security guard.. And membership is not cheap for non-LEO
     
  8. DBake

    DBake WA Member

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    Did you find any answers on this?
     
  9. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    SPA sells to public. They are regular FFL just like any other and as long as you are
    not otherwise disqualified from owning a firearm, pass NICS, etc, you're fine, and
    they'll be happy to take your money. Their prices are competitive but not rock
    bottom. You'll always find cheaper if you root around a bit. Yet....I've purchased
    from the before.

    Same for use of facilities. Not LEO or security occupation required. Pass
    background check, get references, notarize statement, and turn in application.

    Annual for joe blow is about $115-ish. Nice to have pistol, rifle, and shotgun
    range so close to my driveway. Banker-ish hours, but the convenience of
    location allows for quick access....far exceeds lower membership costs vs
    other nearby indoor ranges...for me.
     
  10. Oohrah

    Oohrah NorthwestSouthern Oregon Coast Member

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    Glocks police price for Generation 4, ( Love the 4th, it is the best of the Glocks I own ) is about $425 standard. With night sights, somewhere around $480. This comes with three magazines!:thumbup:
     
  11. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo Kitsap New Member

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    At SPA, I was told that I could only buy a Glock, there. No Ammo. No Holsters. Nothing else, unless I was a member of the range.
    The only reason I could by a Glock from SPA was because I qualify for the LE / Military discount and they are the only Glock Authorized Distributor in the area.
     
  12. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    i wonder if i missed a policy change or whatnot? i just learned last weekend
    that they may be instituting a $5 fee for each head you bring with you as a
    non-member guest shooter....heretofore, free.

    members are allowed one guest shooter. seems that other members have been
    abusing and stretching this privilege and were bringing in 2-3+ guest shooters.
    so paying members found themselves vying for shooting space vs non-paying
    members. i hate it when folks milk the system and all (including innocents) end
    up paying the price.

    don't get me started on gravel pits....<grrr>
     
  13. doubleactiononly

    doubleactiononly Seattle Member

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    Thought I'd give an update based on what I've learned lately

    First, the program has been expanded to include many more retail stores that sell Glock pistols, not just LE distributors. So, places like Federal Way Discount Guns, The Marksman, Bullseye, etc. all participate in the program. However, it seems like not all of them have a lot of experience with this, so just be clear from the start that you want to buy the gun with the GSSF discount. It's not a bad idea to call them ahead of time, and verify they have a gun they can sell to you through the program, at the price you expect.

    Second, you can indeed buy a GSSF gun through the SPA, even if you don't have an SPA membership. Just as they will sell to LE, EMT, military, etc, they will also sell to GSSF members. Of course, GSSF members can only buy one gun per year.
     
  14. carbuncle

    carbuncle South Snoho Member

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    Thanks for the info, and to Drew for pointing out this thread!

    Now...which Glock to buy?