Gemtech Launches Guardian Program For First Responders

I know from experience that cops love product discounts as much, if not more, than round pastries with holes in the middle. Unfortunately I have also witnessed discount programs destroyed by a select few of our community who took advantage of a company’s willingness to provide deals by reselling items for a profit or handing them out to family and friends. So I am always grateful when a company decides to provide first responders a way to buy gear at reduced rates. Silencer manufacturer Gemtech has a announced the Guardian program – a partnership with Allen Arms Tactical (a national wholesale silencer distributor) to provide community servants with discounts on silencers. All retail sales must go through an authorized Guardian dealer in your state.

Pricing is specific to each local dealer, so follow the below listed links for additional information.

From the Gemtech Guardian press release:

GEMTECH is very proud to announce the launch of our new Guardian Program hosted by Allen Arms Tactical. The Guardian Program is our way of giving back to those that serve our country and communities by offering silencers at a discounted rate for these Professionals.

To find your local Guardian Program Dealer go here
Dealers only: To become an authorized Guardian Program Dealer go here
For information on all GEMTECH products please visit here

Guardian Gemtech

Program Details and Requirements:

The Guardian Program is Gemtech’s way of showing our eternal gratitude to the men and women that selflessly serve our communities and protect our Country. The Guardian program offers these brave individuals a substantial discount when purchasing Gemtech products.

Who Qualifies?

  • Sworn Law Enforcement (Active or Retired)
    • Includes local, state and Federal
    • Includes corrections/ probation/ parole officers
  • Military (Active or Retired)
    • Includes disabled veterans with medically retired ID
    • Includes all Reserves/ National Guard
  • Court Judges along with District Attorneys and their deputies
  • Firefighters, EMT’s, and Paramedics 

In order to participate, credentials will need to be supplied. Suitable credentials are listed below:

  • Copy of Law Enforcement ID
  • Copy of Military ID or DD214.
  • Federal Employees ONLY- copy of business card along with photo verification
  • Affidavits are allowable if identification cannot be provided





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  • Bierstadt54

    I would think they would solve that problem with a purchase limit.

  • Jeffrey Jobe

    As a general rule, I do all I can to support local law enforcement.
    I am a high end jeweler and appreciate their work.
    However in February, I had a wife of a local law enforcement officer see me in Tampa at a show and EXPECTED me to discount to her because her husband was law enforcement.
    Left a very bad taste in my mouth. We did not do it and quit doing it – period.
    It made us rethink our discount policy in total.

    Hopefully if some kind of purchase limit was used and it could be verified that it was for a particular person use, I think it could be beneficial.

    • Joey JoJo Jr.

      Here’s an interesting notion:

      Perhaps individual businesses (yourself and Gemtech, included) could feel free to implement whatever pricing/discount plan they see fit… or not, while still making a profit and feeding their families. This is a quaint and puzzling concept once known as “The Free Market”.

  • Louis C

    Just once I’d like to see a company do something for the taxpayers that are slaving away to pay for all this government.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      They allow you to buy their products, peasant.
      What more do you want?

    • Nicks87

      How about “all this Govt” keeping you from living under the rule of some feudal lord who treats you like a North Korean? Because that’s what happens when you don’t pay the govt.

      • Vhyrus

        My rifle is what keeps me from living under a dictatorship, not the benevolent masters that take my paycheck at gunpoint. The slavers meeting is down the hall.

        • Nicks87

          Well, Mad Max, when the govt collapses there wont be much stopping the uber wealthy from hiring mercenaries to take, by force, your rifle and all your personal belongings for themselves. We all think it would be cool to live in some post-apocalyptic fantasy world but the reality would be something more like the movie “The Road”.

          • Scott

            Define “hire” in a fiat currency landscape please.

          • ostiariusalpha

            When you already have the resources, it isn’t hard to convert that into the “harder” currencies of weapons, food, and women; as long as you do it before everything’s gone too far pear-shaped.

          • Nicks87

            In the absence of currency people would work for food, water, shelter, goods, ETC.

          • ostiariusalpha

            Yeah, ideally the government makes sure the people behave and the people make sure the government behaves. If those checks break down, you either get N. Korea or Somalia.

          • Anonymoose

            The government is the uber wealthy and they already have hired mercenaries. Where have you been for the past 25 years? With all the privatization of government agencies and duties and political buy-outs by billionaires, there is nothing saying that government really has to act responsibly besides the threat of civil uprising. We’ve come close to another civil war several times in the last few years, and there is still more unrest to come.

      • codfilet

        We don’t already?

      • missourisam

        You might want to stop and think about how things are now, compared to how they were in the 60s, 70s and early 80s. We definitely have too much government, and too many laws that are not enforced while the the president of the past eight years, and the liberal congress were trying to pass more laws. We have met the enemy, and they are the elected politically correct politicians.

  • lloyd

    Most cops get paid quite well, why ofter them any discounts?

    • Nicks87

      I don’t consider $40K per year for risking your life for the good of others “quite well”.

      • MeaCulpa

        Empirically being a pizza delivery guy is more dangerous than being a cop and I do suspect that pizza delivery guy makes significantly les than the cop and hardly has the option of retiring after working 25 years.

        • iksnilol

          And contrary to police, I’ve actually had good experiences when calling pizza delivery (including but not limited to: arriving fast when there’s a life on the line).

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      2 things:
      1) Cops aren’t universally well paid. Some may be, but $40,000/year is closer to what they get paid near me.
      2) Cops sell product. Glocks first got police to buy in, and that reputation as “what the cops use” allowed them to dominate the civilian market for decades and into the foreseeable future.

    • None

      They aren’t paid well.

    • 22winmag

      Most larger newspapers periodically report on top earning cops and firefighters. It’s not unusual to see a dozen ROOKIE cops in my state earn $100,000 with overtime and various details.

      • missourisam

        Where the H do you live. Unless the cost of living is out of sight, I have friends that will beat down the door of city hall to sign up. I have checked the salaries nationwide, and I have yet to see $100,000.00 salaries for street cops. Either you, or your news paper source is wrong or flat out liars.

        • 22winmag

          Keywords: Overtime and details!

      • I would love to know where you live that ROOKIE cops are making that kind of money. A friend of mine went to Seattle PD as a lateral hire (previous LE experience). His base salary started at just under $70k, and they do have a ton of Overtime details. However, to make over $100k he’d still have to work 1.5x the normal worker (or over 3000 hours of time, compared to traditional 2080 hours). You have to take their salary in context for it to be effectively evaluated. Oh, and my friend had to live in an apartment his first year to save up for a basic 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath house that will cost him upwards of $350,000-$400,000!

    • Bill

      Take out the huge mega-departments like NYPD, LAPD and the feds, and you’ll find that cops generally aren’t paid that well at all. Plenty around here get just above minimum wage and minimal benefits.

      • iksnilol

        Being above the law is a decent unofficial perk though.

        • Bill

          I don’t know; at my shop we’re expected to be purer than the driven snow. Getting stopped for speeding is subject to discipline. For a small department we have a policy manual with over 500 entries, including one specifying how the new mommies get lactation breaks, and an administrator who is an ex-state cop with no discernible sense of humor. Worse, he’s one of those guys who seems to know exactly What You Did even before the dust settles and you can come up with a plausible cover story.

          It isn’t all donuts, beer and broads these days.

          • iksnilol

            I don’t know about those things. I know about cops in Norway letting SMGs lie out in public and not get reprimanded. Military armories raided and nobody fired for it.

            In the US you just get the shootings, Serpico’s and my personal favorite: getting fired for not shooting a suicidal guy.

            I am in general not trusting of police.

    • missourisam

      You try putting on a uniform every day not knowing if you will come home, go to the hospital, or the morgue within the next few hours. On top of that, you have to make a life or death decision in a split second that will be Monday morning quarter backed by people sitting in a safe office for days on end. The best question I was ever asked was,”why didn’t you shoot the gun out of his hand?”. When you are looking down the barrel of a gun, that is the last stupid thought to go through your mind. My pay was so great that I had to work an off duty job to make ends meet, plus spend days waiting to be called as a witness in a trial, and then told that you weren’t needed, and thus won’t get overtime, but just regular pay and then after no sleep go on duty to work all night. God help you if you dozed off while driving and had a wreck, or got so sleepy you had to take a nap to keep from being a danger driving. That would get you terminated, and you were not allowed to ride with someone that had gotten sleep. No two man units allowed, because there was not as many cars visible on the street. You sir are an idiot talking about something you know nothing bout. When you have walked the walk, then you just might, depending on if you worked or hid in the bushes, be able to talk about what an easy job law enforcement is. If you still think cops are overpaid everyone who has actually worked as a cop will know you were hiding in the bushes.

      • neckbone

        So bad that you were forced to stay working huh? Go get a real job if it’s so bad there.

        • Your simple answer shows you haven’t examined small town economics. Typically, where cops are not getting paid well, the rest of the economy is not much better. That means only highly skilled, professional jobs like doctors, lawyers, accountants, business owners do well. It’s likely a police job in that locale may be as good as it gets for mid level professional jobs.

      • iksnilol

        Oh yeah, split second decision, like that guy who decided not to kill a suicidal man (really though choice, I applaud him for doing the right thing) and then got fired because of it? Y’all just shoot on sight and go on with your day.

        Also, really horrible, you had to work for money? Sweet Jesus, I don’t know how you can live so terribly.

    • Only major metropolitan cities/counties pay “well,” but their cost of living is sky high as well. For instance Orange County, CA is hiring lateral deputy applicants (prior LE experience) and only starting at $63k/year. Try living on that with Zillow stating the median home value is $646,600! Once you get more than about 30 minutes outside of the metropolitan area, cops are starting at around $30k/year. Heck, even St. Petersburg, FL (a major metro city) only starts at $39/k year.

  • John

    >Who Qualifies?

    >”Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics”.

    >In order to participate, suitable credentials will need to be supplied… Affidavits are allowable if identification cannot be provided

    So, basically, the people who usually ARE the first to respond to a scene, and the first to try to DE-esculate and calm down any crazy people with words, are the ones who probably won’t quality to get on this program, even though with training they’d be the most likely to use these weapons appropriately.

    What purpose does this program serve?

    • Tony

      Similar to the Glock Blue Label program, it allows those individuals to purchase the items for personal use, at a discounted rate.

    • JSmath

      We’re not concerned that you hit every branch on the way down the stupid tree, John, it’s that you broke some with that thick skull of yours. The affidavit clause (that you included) negates anything you had to say regarding not having a mil/federal ID.

  • iksnilol

    Oh noes, police get even more discounts. Those poor, oppressed police officers need any help they can get.

    Am positively surprised firefighters and EMTs get a discount.

    • Nicks87

      Without the police and military would there even be a market for suppressors? Do companies sell that many suppressors to civilians?

      • iksnilol

        In Norway, most suppressors sold are to civilians.

        • PK

          Same with the USA, these days.

      • Nobody except the police and military wants to protect their hearing or not disturb their neighbors.

      • Jake the Snake

        If it wasn’t for the bastards in government and law enforcement upholding their unconstitutional laws we all would own suppressors as well as machine guns and other restricted toys. In my area the police don’t protect you they just right up the reports when every thing is said and done.

        • Ben Pottinger

          Umm, yes. It’s civilians that’s driven the massive growth in suppressor tech and quality. Look at the AR15 market. That exists because of US civilians. Almost all the fancy improvements that the worlds militaries and police have added to their small arms are thanks to US customers and sales allowing the companies to try out what works and what doesn’t. The market has created tons of innovation in the past 15-20 years.

          If we can get HPA passed we will see another massive jump in suppressor tech and ideas. We will see more ideas like the Maxim9. I look foward to the day you can buy a factory suppressed, holsterable pistol and take it home the same day.

      • neckbone

        What rock have you been hiding under?

  • USMC03Vet

    awwww I didn’t get a limb blown off, so as a filthy casual veteran I don’t rate.

    Thanks, guys.

  • None

    People always have a problem with LE discounts. I wonder if those same people have a problem with Wal Mart employees and other workers who get a discount at their companies.

  • Joey JoJo Jr.

    My faith in humanity slips a little lower every time I read the comments section of TFB.

    I could pay an awesome drinking game by taking a belt every time I see:

    1. “TFB sucks and they don’t know what they are writing about”
    2. “This company sucks because they don’t give me free stuff”
    3. ” *blank occupation* sucks because they get a discount and I don’t.”
    4. ” *blank manufacturer* sucks because they don’t make a gun that fits my cranky little whims, and I’m going to take it as a personal insult”.

    Ah, Jeez, maybe that’s just the booze talking. 🙂

  • David

    The discount program a company chooses to promote is up to them, what rubs me the wrong way is all this “first responder” sh!t, not because fire and police don’t care, but because it’s not technically correct.

    First responders will be the victims themselves – whether they choose to help save themselves or not is a choice/response. If you care about “first responders,” then open it up to everyone. If you just want to give fire/police/paramedics a discount, or just fire, or just cops, that’s fine, but use the English language appropriately.

    As for putting on a uniform and not knowing where you will end up, ok, but what about miners, fishermen, farmers, people with statistically more risky professions?, what about the hapless soul schlepping to and from work? – we all face risks and the majority do it without backup, without weapons, without body armor, without a partner. That “I don’t know what is going to happen” argument is wearing thin with me.

    Lots of good people in & out of gov’t service, some who will even step into harm’s way for you. I commend them for that, but I’m not going to categorize one profession as superior over another based on image.

    • dave

      Lighten up, Francis

  • As much as I appreciate this offer, I’d be more happy to see suppressors removed from NFA so the market could reduce their prices even further for everyone!