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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Friend Helping A Friend, Helping A Friend

In case the title wasn't clear, I need a little help from all of you.  Everyone's feisty and loveable Erin over at Lurking Rhythmically asked me if I knew of anyone who might be selling a 9mm Glock, either a 17, 19, or a 26.  She, like most of us is budget conscious and could use a deal. 

I didn't know of anyone off the top of my head, so I thought I would post here and see if we could help her out.  If not a specific person, maybe there is a reputable forum or firearms trading site that she could be pointed to.

I know she would be extremely grateful for any and all assistance!!  Thanks!!!!!


At February 14, 2012 at 5:36 AM , Blogger Tango Juliet said...

All I can do is recommend Gunbroker but I'm not sure if any real deals can be found there or not. The prices are as good as you'll find anywhere though. Maybe she can find a seller who gives "feisty" discounts. :)

Best of luck!

At February 14, 2012 at 5:38 AM , Blogger skimblzbvs said...

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At February 14, 2012 at 5:41 AM , Blogger 1911Jeeps said... is always a great place to look. Issue here is that you end up having to pay shipping and a local FFL to take delivery/transfer for you.

Another option is I haven't priced Glocks at all, but from what I've seen, their prices are competitive.

Here's one I just found:

Not sure if their price is good or not for a Gen4 Glock, but something I've found...

You also may want to check local gun shops. Oftentimes, they work with local police departments with gun trade-ins as the police get new firearms.

At February 14, 2012 at 7:19 AM , Blogger mmasse said...

I have done business with these guys and I can verify they are good people. Have your friend email them first and see what kind of breaks they can give her.

At February 14, 2012 at 7:23 AM , Blogger Pyrotek85 said...

I bought my Glock 19 from Bud's, I don't remember the exact price at the time (several years back) but it was the lowest I could find.

At February 14, 2012 at 9:05 AM , Blogger ZerCool said...

Buds is a good starting point, particularly for used models.

If she is involved in public safety (fire, EMS, police, etc), "blue label" Glocks are a fantastic deal.

At February 14, 2012 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Erin Palette said...

Thanks AGirl! I appreciate the assist.

For completeness' sake:

I am a freelance writer, and not involved in public safety, so no LE deals for me.

$500 is just too damn much for any kind of gun, thank you. I can maybe scrape together $300-350, but that's after months of saving. Every single website I have seen that sells these, be it Buds' or Gunbroker or whatever, want an arm and a leg for it.

I realize there are cheaper handguns out there, and maybe I'm being foolish in holding out for the much more expensive Glock, but I have my reasons in wanting one. Specifically:

1) They feel really, really comfortable in my hands;
2) They have an impressive record of safety and quality;
3) My family already owns a carbine that eats 9mm Glock mags, and so I think it's a good idea to have a pistol that can share magazines and ammo with it.

I've bought used guns before, so I'm not picky. Heck, I own a Mosin, for crying out loud, which is the "beater" of the long gun world. I just want an afforable Glock that works reliably.

At this point I think I'd be willing to buy a rusty, broken one and put in the elbow grease to repair & restore it.

At February 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Pyrotek85 said...

$300-350 is what I tend to see for used LEO trade-ins, but $400-500 for new or civilian used. They're not the most expensive pistol bought new, but they also don't ever seem to drop to rock bottom prices. They seem to hold their value, I don't often see them much less than that.

Being a Glock, I wouldn't worry about the condition of most used ones, the LEO ones in particular usually just have some holster wear and little actual firing done.

At February 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM , Blogger mmasse said...

Have you touched base with any of your local gunsmith's or gunshops? Sometimes people leave their weapons on consignment sale and you can find better deals at the brick and mortar stores. I mention gunsmiths because people also turn their weapons in for work and do not pay for them. After a few months the property reverts back to the gunsmith. You might want to consider your local cop shop too as a resource.

At February 14, 2012 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Erin Palette said...

When you say "local cop shop," what exactly do you mean?

Around these parts, all the gun shops (and pawn shops) don't want to go below $450 if I'm lucky, and I wouldn't trust any of the gunsmiths around here to touch my guns.

Example: One of them told me that I couldn't remove the bolt of my Savage 46 without releasing all the springs in the trigger housing. I thought he was full of shit, and 5 minutes with Google proved me right. So he was either lazy or incompetent.

And they're all like this in one way or another. I don't trust them.

At February 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM , Blogger mmasse said...

I could give the number to a gun shop that I trust. You will still need to do the transfer though.

Cop shop = Police Department they might have a for sale bulletin board in house.

At February 14, 2012 at 2:21 PM , Blogger The Lost Goat said...

I've seen LEO Glocks (full and mid-sized) at guns shows in Dallas for ~$350, but not in the last couple of years. My 19 is such a trade-in (stamped with city crest and all), and it has worked reliably for years. I think you may just have to luck into someone who has a bunch of LEO trade-ins to sell somewhere, or a motivated private seller.

Or maybe wait for the euro to fall some more and see if prices go down. When I bought my 26 five years ago, they were $600; now you can get them for $500. So the trend appears to be downward.

At February 14, 2012 at 2:44 PM , Blogger freddyboomboom said...

I'd say to keep an eye on Summit Gun Broker.

Also, check into CDNN Investments.

Summit gets trade-ins frequently, and has reasonable prices. For example they currently have a Gen 2 Glock 22 for $329.

CDNN has 2nd and 3rd Gen Glock 22's for $339 and $369, respectively, currently in their catalog.

Remember that you'll have to pay shipping, and transfer fees from any firearm ordered over the internet.

Here in Portland (Oregon), there's a gun shop in one of the suburbs that routinely has police trade in Glocks for sale, for similar prices that Summit and CDNN have.

Shopping around at stores within a 50 mile radius can be done over the phone; "hi do you currently have a used Shutzenblazter..."

And for used pistols, and at pawn shops, feel free to offer what you think the item is worth, especially if you can articulate why their pricing indicates they are on unlicensed pharmaceuticals.

Gun forums, especially local ones, that have "for sale" ads, can be helpful as well. Example:

At February 14, 2012 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Shepherd K said...

Most everyone has already given you the Internet sites to check out. Barring that, I have two suggestions. 1) a gun show is the best bet for finding a motivated seller. Carry a sign saying what you are looking for. 2) if you can bend on the make, Ruger makes the SR9 which is in the same category as the Glock and can be had new for under $400.

At February 14, 2012 at 8:39 PM , Blogger Erin Palette said...

I really, really want magazine compatibility between my home-defense carbine and a potential CCW pistol. Maybe I'm an idiot, but I feel in my gut that this is important.

At February 15, 2012 at 5:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of someone looking to sell a Glock 19.

At February 15, 2012 at 10:48 AM , Blogger Erin Palette said...

Contact me at Erin dot Palette at gmail dot com.


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