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Glock sales skyrocket.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by REAPER4206969, Sep 9, 2010.

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  1. REAPER4206969

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    o_O Why specifically Glock ...

    No other companies are getting consumer love?
     
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    Glock kept price stability while other companies had to raise prices to keep up with demand.
     
  5. AWorthyOpponent

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    Perhaps this has something to do with the release of the Gen4's I know that I waited until the Gen4 19 came out to buy my next.
     
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    How fitting...
     
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    Easy to do if you make a gun out of plastic and cheap metal stampings and then sell it for $500 plus...
     
  8. JoeMal

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    I would estimate it's due to the Gen4 release

    Cheap?? I think not...this thread isn't a Glock bashing thread last I checked...
     
  9. Grey Morel

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    THIS.

    You can get NEW Glocks, in a real Brick & Mortar STORE, for less than $500 now.

    Kodiak Bear needs to wake up and head on down to the gun store: apparently, a LOT has happened since he went into hibernation.
     
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    Does the FBI order have anything to do with these numbers? If so, that isn't surprising. Kodiak, that's just where they get the 71 points of profit :). Selling that many is a whole other animal.
     
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    No brick and mortar store in ILLINOIS has BNIB Glocks for less than $500.
     
  12. TriTone

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    I was thinking the same thing Bullnettles, maybe the FBI order has something to do with this, combined with the Gen 4 release...
     
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    A Glock is basically the original mass produced polymer (I know there were others before Glock); you can't watch a TV show or see a movie w/o seeing a Glock. Lots of young children even know the name.

    Most folks want an original (Glock), you have to sell most polymer buyers on an M&P, FNP, XD, etc. Glocks are reliable, don't have any external safeties or buttons to push to make them go. Every gun store in my area has a big Glock banner tacked to the store front. Everybody sells them.

    They have held their price pretty well and have good resale. Plus they practically give them away to law enforcement agencies. Yea, I don't doubt their sales are up.

    Plus, Obama has been their best sales person for nearly 2 years now.
     
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    every glock in my LGS is wearing a nice $480 price tag. Thats in eastern Ky though.
     
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    All around $550 here, give or take a few $ depending on the model.
     
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    breather, great pic of Moses (Charlton) with the Ten Glock Commandments.;)

    They must of landed some more big LE contracts recently here in the U.S., I guess. The two big brands carried by LEs down here in AZ are Glock and Sig. Now if you go on to most military installations (post, base, camp, etc.), Beretta is king with the LEs there.
     
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    Whew, They didnt need my one sale to stay in business, Since i bought an XD instead.
    Ill still take a G29 pls.
     
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    Glock has better marketing and its name is better known. Regardless of all the hype, they're not a very good gun. They're "good enough" for most people, but I wouldn't call them great; there's better guns in the price range, such as the Springfield XD. I know enough about Glocks that they frankly scare me. Too many can fire out of battery and they encourage case blowouts with an unsupported chamber.
     
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    And it only gets better for them. Glock yesterday was awarded a 10 year-$40 million contract by the U.S. Government to furnish pistols to BATF agents.
     
  20. Full Metal Jacket

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    doubtful. gen3's are still outselling them by far at my local shops.
     
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    I don't think the gen4's (19 and 23 anyway) were in stores until the 2nd quarter of '10, so they wouldn't be reflected in the 1st quarter sales? :confused: The Gen4 17 and 22's have been out since last year.

    I remember holding out and holding out until I gave up and bought a gen3 rtf2. My paperwork is at home in the safe...I'll have to check later...
     
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    Perhaps people fear the Gen3s will be phased out and want to buy one before that happens. It is possible the Gen4 is inadvertently boosting sales of the Gen3.
     
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    Kind of surprising considering the quarter they are comparing against would be Q1 '09, which was right in the teeth of the gun panic, and US civilian sales should have been through the roof.

    I guess it is just a testament to how much of their business is really police/mil contract driven. They were likely filling some large contract somewhere; that is likely the only thing that would account for that kind of swing.

    I doubt the "highly publicized" FBI order for a whooping 2000 units is even a drop in the bucket.
     
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    interesting point. :)

    many people may not realize the gen3's are the most popular pistols in the world, and for glock to discontinue them would be nothing short of corporate suicide.
     
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    Wow, the haters are really offended, like its personal or something.
     
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