Would you buy a used LE Glock?


January 1, 2008, 12:14 AM
A local dealer has several Glock 19s that were turned in from various police departments. They look to be in good shape with minimal wear. They come with two high capacity mags and night sights. The price is about $375.

This seems like a fair deal, but I'd appreciate opinions on buying something like this.


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January 1, 2008, 12:15 AM

January 1, 2008, 12:22 AM
Where is this "local dealer?" :D

January 1, 2008, 12:36 AM
I would almost bet they have been shot very little. Most of the cops I know only go to the range just before they have to qualify, then the gun is holstered for the next year.

January 1, 2008, 12:37 AM
A local dealer had them from $319 to $350. They with three mags but I do not remember if they had night sights or not.
Still, if they had not had alot of rounds maybe???

January 1, 2008, 12:42 AM
I would say go for it. I bought a police trade-in Glock 23 with ns at the local gun show for 350 and it shoots perfect. Only problem mine had a NY trigger spring but I already changed that.

January 1, 2008, 12:44 AM
For sure, and the price sounds great to boot..

January 1, 2008, 12:47 AM
With a local, at least you can see what you are getting. Back when I was a dealer (early 90's), I bought several former police Model 10's from S.O.G. and it was hit and miss. The worst were OK, the best were pretty good.

January 1, 2008, 12:47 AM
Heck yes! That's a great price. I pay $489.00 for the G26, G19, G17 sizes, and $529.00 for the G20 & G21 sizes. Those all have fixed "plastic" sights.


January 1, 2008, 12:56 AM
The local dealer used to have g17 trade-ins for $300. It's been a while since I've seen any under $350 though.

Ed Ames
January 1, 2008, 01:01 AM
If you want a glock......

January 1, 2008, 01:22 AM
You know if it was a LE issue gun, it sure didn't get shot much.


January 1, 2008, 01:50 AM
I did, over 10 years ago...

January 1, 2008, 09:50 AM
My first G19 (and my first Glock) was a second generation LE trade-in. Lots of holster wear on the slide. Frame was in great shape, a scratch or two but nothing serious. I've had it 10 years and it's still going strong. Advantages are price and the finish is already worn, so I tend to not be as worried about scratching it.

lee n. field
January 1, 2008, 09:53 AM
Would you buy a used LE Glock?

Absolutely, if I were looking to buy a Glock.

January 1, 2008, 12:53 PM
Carried a lot, shot a little.

January 1, 2008, 03:21 PM
I got my first one over ten years over. It was a LE trade in Glock 19.
Darn thing looked brand new save for one tiny holster mark. Today, it still looks and functions like new. BTW, ii it one of the E series LE Glocks?

Zach S
January 1, 2008, 06:36 PM
Carried often, shot little. Yes, I would buy one, as a matter of fact, I've owned two. I traded both though.

January 1, 2008, 06:46 PM
Yes...I'd buy a LE trade in Glock

January 1, 2008, 07:03 PM
I'd buy it and I'd pay that price with a smile on my face.

My next purchase is going to be a LE trade-in GLOCK 19.

As has been mentioned, most LE guns are worn a lot, shot a little.

January 1, 2008, 07:05 PM
I would have no problem with a LE trade in glock as others have said they will probably have more holster wear and very few rounds. I guess I would be worried about the fact that it would be more likely to have been banged around and bumped against things but as long as the finish is in decent shape it should not be an issue.

January 1, 2008, 07:09 PM
we`have 2 le trade ins and love them

Harley Quinn
January 1, 2008, 07:11 PM
I'd buy one, just look at all of them and pick the best one of the bunch. Or do like I did one time, picked the serial number I liked:neener:

Was a glock 22 still have it and shoot it with a 357 Sig barrel in it also.


January 1, 2008, 10:17 PM
Sure, I'd buy it! Most of the time, the LE guns are only used to qualify with and spend the rest of the time in a holster. Most are well maintained with very little wear. Two of my favorite guns are my CPO Sig 226 that was date-coded '89 and spent some time in federal hands before going back to Sig for refinishing and resale...and my latest gun is a LE trade-in S&W 6904 9mm that looks like it was hardly ever fired, great gun, minimal wear.

January 1, 2008, 10:19 PM
Unless they came from departments that require a lot of shooting they are probably in great shape internally. Most cops aren't gunnies and only shoot for qualification once or twice per year. Pick the one with the least holster wear, check the internals to make sure that they're ok, take it home.

January 2, 2008, 01:09 AM
The last gunshow I went to had a vendor selling Milwaukee PD marked G22's for around $350. They didn't have much wear on them.

January 2, 2008, 01:51 AM
As mentioned most Glocks are GREAT, They can take a buttload of abuse and still work. That being said most LE Glocks see very little use. I doubt some LE pistols see more than a 1000 rounds through them. AND on top of that... they are simple, easy to work ok and parts and hop-up parts are abundant. Aluminum frame anyone?

That being said, I'd get one instead of the Sig P225 I got... aww who am i kidding... I'd get both! :evil:

January 2, 2008, 04:08 PM
I would buy one in a heart beart. Glocks can take alot of rounds so even if the cop shot alot I would still buy it.

January 2, 2008, 04:09 PM
no new for 150 more

January 2, 2008, 04:16 PM
yeah, good price for a gun with night sights.

Harley Quinn
January 2, 2008, 06:44 PM
I was talking to my son about used vs new, he is for new only. Me I have bought them both ways and still feel it is a good deal. The Glock is a 100,000 round gun, with very little up keep. IMHO...


January 2, 2008, 07:18 PM
I bought a used police trade in Glock 17 from Dicks pawn shop in Myrtle Beach around 1996. It is 1st generation. I have shot more than 50k+ rounds through it without replacing a single spring or anything. God only knows how many round were through it before i bought it.
It still groups very well and i have never had a single malfunction. I shoot better with 115 grn fmj bullets.
I am sold on Glocks..... I have a glock 27 and Glock 19 and love all of them!

January 2, 2008, 07:55 PM
sounds like a deal to me, i would look it over and make sure that it was in good shape. altought with me being in the military i can get them nib w/ 3 hi cap mags for $398 plus tax.

January 2, 2008, 07:58 PM
every day, all day and twice on Sunday.

January 2, 2008, 08:38 PM
I would be fine with it as long as it does not have PD markings on it.

January 2, 2008, 08:57 PM
Sounds like a good deal! Pretty hard to shoot out a Glock in 9mm I'd think. I've never been able to. :)

January 2, 2008, 09:00 PM
I would be fine with it as long as it does not have PD markings on it.

Why is this ?

I like my Agency stamped guns. Gives them a little more character.:D

January 2, 2008, 09:04 PM
There are no used Glocks...they are just "broken-in" :).

It takes about 100,000 rounds for one to be considered used.

Just my .02,

January 2, 2008, 09:50 PM

January 2, 2008, 10:13 PM
i've bought plenty of them. one of them had PD markings.

friend bought one yesterday. i detail stripped and cleaned it. couldn't tell that it was even used except that the finish was worn on the slide release.

January 2, 2008, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by boalex207: Why is this ?

I like my Agency stamped guns. Gives them a little more character.

Just not for me. I also think it might give someone trouble if the wrong cop stops you and finds the PD marked gun but no badge suspicious. I have no basis in fact but a hypothetical for this.

Either way, most of it is aesthetics. I like Glocks as they come out of the box.

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