GLOCKs 4 Grads
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We do NOT sell, license, or in any way provide artwork of any nature. It is important that each individual realizes and takes full responsibility, without exception, for any licensing, copyright, trademark implications, and any/all associated permissions, fees, etc. associated with their artwork BEFORE they submit their artwork for engraving.
Can I have a class crest and a name engraved in the same location? Not recommended due to size.
Where can I have the crest engraved? Any location, but the popular crest location is Location #2, on top of the slide, just forward of the rear sight.
Where can I have my name engraved? Any location, but the popular name location is on the right side of the weapon in Location #1.
Do I really need to supply my class crest / badge for engraving? Yes, you really do.
Where do I get my class crest? We recommend that you contact your ring supplier or your AOG(Association of Graduates). The Air Force Academy AOG will take requests at 719-472-0300. When requesting your crest, please ask for a "line drawing" (it is usually a .TIFF type file).
Why can't G4Grads supply the crest? We do not provide class crests or any other artwork. You have a personal right to use your class crest. The same is true with unit badges, etc.
Who can use an Academy class crest? Academy class crests may only be used by a cadet or graduate, or an individual purchasing a gift for that qualified cadet/graduate.
If I do not want any engraving, is my price reduced? No. The first engraving is our contribution to our military and is not a hidden cost. If your gun is not engraved, you are limited to buying one gun per year. See FAQ 3
What text font is available? The most popular font is shown in the Examples page, typically comparable to Times New Roman unless you specify something different. It can be any combination of UPPER and/or lower case as you specify on your order form.
Artwork - what format / quality does my crest or badge artwork need to be? A high resolution line drawing is best, but a high resolution JPEG image should work. There may be issues with different designs, but we will help you work through problems. Call us and get the artwork to us as soon as you can.
How do I make sure I have the best engraving? Your engraving depends upon the quality of artwork you provide. The best artwork is a high resolution, black and white line drawing. Remember that a crest, seal, or badge engraving is small and the simpler images come out looking better. On a single stack G42/G43, a crest/badge is about dime-sized. On all other models a crest/badge is roughly nickel-sized. Crests/badges are the same size on either the side or top of the weapon. Compare examples 4-7 on the Examples page.
What can I have engraved? Popular options include name, Academy class crest, Academy or service crest/seal, something meaningful from your career (for example, a C-130 aircraft, jump wings, call sign, badge number, branch insignia), meaningful accomplishment, or favorite (brief) motto.
What will my engraving look like? You will receive a "proof" drawing to approve prior to the gun being engraved. You must respond PROMPTLY to approve or modify the engraving. Your gun will not be engraved until we receive your approval of the proof drawing.
Can I have anything engraved? Almost anything. We will not process engraving requests that involve lewd, suggestive, pornographic content, or offensive language. This is a private sale / offer and we reserve the sole right to make judgment on the above.
Yes. Click here and a new window will open with our engraver's website.
1) Download the order form to your desktop and close the website.
2) Rename the file to contain your name and your gun model; for instance SMITH_G19Gen4.
3) Fill in the form to ensure you are working on a local copy on your own computer.You cannot save your information in the online version of the form.
5) Send your artwork and a copy of the front of your Military / Law ID with your order form. Commercial Customers do not require an ID, but may be required to provide a DD 214.
6) Your gun order will NOT be processed without proper identification, completed order form and a valid FFL.
To be perfectly honest, someone (that "1 %" who feel they are entitled to something they did not earn) caused us (and you) serious problems (we almost lost this program). Consequently, we now have to document (in addition to our normal verification) the eligibility of each program participant. A Military or Law Enforcement ID (front only) for each sale is required. After we verify your ID, the copy is destroyed for privacy purposes. NO gun order can be placed without this verification.
Commercial Orders are handled on an individual basis. DD214 may be required, but please call us at 972-423-9004 to verify.
After your order form, artwork, ID verification and FFL license are all received, you are assigned an order number. First come, first served.
Your gun is then placed on order with GLOCK.
The engraver will generate a "proof drawing" of your engraving.
YOU will PROMPTLY approve (or modify if necessary) the engraving proof.
Your gun will not be engraved until we receive your approval of the proof drawing.
After your gun is manufactured, it is shipped to the engraver and will be engraved.
Your gun will be shipped to the FFL you designated on your order form. You will be notified that this shipment has occurred.
Your credit card will be charged.
The owner of the gun will pick up the gun in person at the FFL's place of business. You are responsible for paying any FFL transfer fees and compliance with all transfer laws.
Qualified Orders are placed and processed on a First Come / First Served basis, constrained by GLOCKs production batches.
Please note that given the popularity of this program, an exact delivery date cannot be predicted, but you will be notified as your order is processed and when your firearm ships.
For a .357 cal or a 10 mm you can expect approximately 6 month delay due to production times and quantities.
Your credit card is charged by GT Distributors when we receive your gun from GLOCK; right before we ship it to the engraver.
In order to keep the pricing for our Active Duty Troops as low as possible. Those of us who are eligible to participate in this program also share in supporting the process necessary to make this program possible by paying a small service charge fee, based on our individual category (see our pricing section). If you do not want to pay this Service Charge, do NOT place an order.
Commercial Customers fall under a separate GLOCK pricing structure.
That is your choice. The name on the order form MUST be the owner/purchaser of the gun. That owner whose name is on the order form will pick up the weapon from the FFL where they must fill out a matching ATF Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record. The state of residence (or permanent duty station) for the owner must match the state where the FFL does business. The engraved name does not need to be the same as the person picking up the weapon. You must provide proof of program eligibility for either yourself or the recipient. If you are giving a gift you must believe that the recipient is eligible to own a handgun (please reference your State's applicable laws and all Federal regulations) and you must comply with your State and all Federal laws. The NRA website provides links to many of these state laws and Federal laws.
NO. The person whose name is on the order form must pick up the weapon from the FFL where they must fill out a matching ATF Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record. The engraved name does not need to be the same as the person picking up the weapon.
NO. Federal law requires that the person whose name is on the order form takes possession of the firearm in person, at the licensed business location of an FFL in their state of residence or permanent duty station. You must complete an ATF Form 4473 with the FFL.
Do I need a license to own a gun or buy a gun? You should check with your state to see what the requirements and laws are concerning owning and / or carrying a handgun. Some states or municipalities also restrict the model and type of firearm or magazine that may be purchased / owned there.
What is a CHL? CHL is the Texas acronym for Concealed Handgun License. You should check with your state to learn the requirements and laws regarding owning and / or carrying a handgun.
What is a FFL? FFL stands for Federal Firearm License (or Licensee). A FFL is a Federally-certified company or individual to whom firearms may be shipped and who can effect a transfer of a firearm. The certification is issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The FFL may only do transfers from their registered place of business, and only to persons who are residents of that state, or who have a military Permanent Duty Station in that state. FFL's are allowed to charge a transfer fee for their services, and most do. The fee is not regulated and you will find a range of prices charged. In some states the FFL is required to also collect a transfer fee for that state.
How do I find an FFL? The FFL must be located in your state of residence or permanent duty station. You may do an internet search. Two possible sites are: gunbroker.com or gunsamerica.com If you locate an FFL online, you should contact that FFL before providing that name to us. Some FFL's do not choose to perform weapons transfers and sometimes the contact information listed on the websites is incorrect. We have preferred FFL's in the metropolitan Dallas, TX area and in the greater Colorado Springs area. If you choose to use one of these FFL's, you can download a corresponding order form and you will not need to submit their license because it is already on file.
How can I transmit the FFL's license? You (or your FFL) can either email a copy of the license to us at order@G4Grads.com, or have your FFL fax the license directly to our distribution center at 800-480-5845 Attention: G4Grads / "YOUR NAME".
Simply email us at info@G4Grads.com and request removal.
No. This is a private endeavor, but all the Academies are aware of the program.
No, but the AOGs are aware of the program. The Air Force Academy AOG is directing questions about "GLOCKs 4 Grads" to our website.
If at any time you have questions or are not sure if you are authorized to be part of this program, please email us at info@G4grads.com . Please supply a phone number so that we can call you and clarify any matters. If you prefer to call us, please do so between 9 AM to 4 PM Central Time.
First you must be eligible to legally own a handgun where you live. Please check with your local State website to determine this. The NRA website provides links to many of these state laws and Federal laws.
You must ensure that you comply with all Laws and Regulations for your base, installation, and / or location.
YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN AND AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD.
Current cadets of any of the US military academies.
Active duty, Reserve or retired from the US Military Services or Law Enforcement.
A proof of eligibility form is required to order (on the order form).
Effective April 2014, commercial orders are available pending approval from G4Grads. See the commercial order form.
Please see Pricing to determine your 'category'.
Eligible participants may order a total of two guns per year if both guns are engraved. If the gun is not engraved then you are limited to one gun per calendar year.
Commercial customers are not limited on order quantity.
See the pricing page. All US-legal GLOCK production models are available through our program. The following models are discontinued: Gen3 G20, Gen3 G21, Gen3 G29, Gen3 G30 and all compensated models.
Three differences set the Gen4 apart.
Gen4 interchangeable back straps enable you to change the size of the grip (convenient if you have particularly large or small hands).
Gen4's have a more aggressive stippling texture for better grip, but it is not as rough as the former "RT" grips.
Gen4 has a double recoil assembly spring with a longer life.
See the GLOCK Gen4 brochure.
The GLOCK catalog lists exact dimensions, but this photo shows the relative sizing of Standard, Compact and Sub-Compact size models.
One .45ACP model, two 9mm models and the new G42 .380 Auto model are shown. There is roughly 1/2" length difference between the models. Other calibers are similarly sized although not exactly identical.