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GLOCK FAQ

  1. Do I qualify to purchase a Law Enforcement Glock from GT Distributors?
  2. Do I have to qualify as a public safety individual to purchase a used Glock pistol from GT Distributors?
  3. I don’t qualify as a public safety individual; can I still buy a new Glock pistol from GT Distributors?
  4. What is the GSSF?
  5. How does a commercial model Glock differ from a LE model?
  6. The Glock I want isn’t in stock; what should I do?
  7. I have a Glock pistol on order; how long until it arrives?
  8. What is the difference between a Generation 3 Glock and a Generation 4?
  9. Are the Generation 3 models still available?
  10. When will Glock release a Generation 4 version of the model _?
  11. Why is there a limit of 2 per year for LE?
  12. What is the difference between a blue label and a red lable Glock?

1. Do I qualify to purchase a Law Enforcement Glock from GT Distributors?

Per our contract with Glock Inc., GT Distributors is authorized to sell ‘blue label’ or LE Glock pistols to public safety individuals, only. This includes active and retired law enforcement, active and retired military, commissioned security, fire department, EMS/EMT, flight deck officers, judges, district attorneys, and corrections employees. If you fall into one of these categories, you can purchase a Glock pistol from GT Distributors at the Law Enforcement price.

  • Law Enforcement and Military Agencies, and  any other approved Government Entities.
  • Sworn Law Enforcement officers, including           Federal, State, County, & City. Includes retired L.E. officers with "retired" credentials
  • EMT’s, Fire Fighters, Volunteer Fire Fighters, and Paramedics
  • Military personnel including Reservists and National Guard with I.D. Includes retired Military with "retired" credentials
  • Corrections Officers, including Parole and Probation Officers
  • State Licensed Security Companies (Loomis, RAM, etc.) State Licensed Armed Security Officers
  • Court Judges, District Attorneys and Deputy District Attorneys.
  • LE Academy Cadets with enrollment documentation from the Academy
  • GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) members with current gun purchase card (Not for immediate sale of pistol on membership.) The GSSF GLOCK Pistol Purchase Card will be issued to a GSSF Annual Member renewing an annual membership for a 2nd consecutive year

2. Do I have to qualify as a public safety individual to purchase a used Glock pistol from GT Distributors?

Nope! Used guns do not fall under contract restrictions, and all makes and models are available to the general public.

3. I don’t qualify as a public safety individual; can I still buy a new Glock pistol from GT Distributors?

Yes! GT Distributors offers Glock pistols to the general public as well as to public safety individuals. However, the pricing and availability will differ from our LE models. The two purchase options available for the general public are commercial models and the GSSF.

4. What is the GSSF?

The Glock Sport Shooting Foundation or ‘GSSF’ is a program created by Glock Inc. to promote the use of Glock pistols in organized shooting competitions. Membership in the GSSF allows you to participate in GSSF competitions, receive newsletters and coupons to purchase LE model Glock pistols at a discounted rate as well as having a blast with other members who share your same interests in Shooting Sports.  For more information, or to register today, visit: http://gssfonline.com

5. How does a commercial model Glock differ from a LE model?

The commercial or ‘red label’ Glock pistols are the same time-honored Glock pistols as those offered to Law Enforcement. The key differences are the selling price and the number of magazines included with the pistol. Most commercial models include two magazines instead of the LE standard of three. Some model Glocks are only available through GT Distributors as commercial guns, including the Glock 24, 17L, and the 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition model 17.

6. The Glock I want isn’t in stock; what should I do?

Place an order! GT Distributors does not require payment up front for orders on standard stock items, including most Glock pistols. Getting your name down on the list for the Glock you want is the best way to ensure that we don’t sell out before you know the gun is here!

7. I have a Glock pistol on order; how long until it arrives?

Unfortunately, the firearms industry as a whole is currently experiencing a heavy backlog of orders, and Glock Inc. is no exception. The lead time on orders varies greatly, depending on production schedules and the popularity of specific models. While most back-orders are currently received within 2-6 weeks, this figure can extend to as long as 8-12 weeks as circumstances dictate.  G T Distributors has been placing regular recurring monthly orders in anticipation of this trend and we are receiving regular monthly shipments of most models.

8. What is the difference between a Generation 3 Glock and a Generation 4?

Generation 4 model Glock pistols feature a few updates to the tried and true Glock design. These include:

  • A two-part recoil spring assembly designed to reduce muzzle climb and felt recoil
  • A wider magazine release that can be changed to left-handed operation if so desired
  • A new improved grip texture to increase control without sacrificing comfort
  • Small, medium, and large grip straps to allow for a customized fit

9. Are the Generation 3 models still available?

Yes, we are still carrying and ordering regularly on these models. 

10. When will Glock release a Generation 4 version of the model _?

Glock does not publicize the upcoming release schedule for the Generation 4 pistols. We get our orders in for new models immediately after the new model announcements.  To date, they have released Generation 4 versions of the following models: 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, and 37. As the two-stage recoil spring assembly is designed to serve the same function as the ports on a compensated barrel, Glock has not yet indicated any plans to release Generation 4 ‘C’ model pistols.

11.Why is there a limit of 2 per year for LE?

Our contract with GLOCK only allows us to sell 2 weapons per year to qualified individuals at LE pricing. LE personnel can buy as many as they want at commercial pricing.

What is the difference between a Blue Label and a Red Lable Glock?

There is no difference at all between the pistol in a blue lable box and a red lable box. A Red Lable box is for commercial sale and a Blue Lable is for First Responder sales. Other than the price difference, the physical difference is the content of the box. The commercial Glock (Red Label) comes with 2 magazines while the First Responder (Blue Lable) Glock comes with 3 magazines.

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