Pawn shop Glock deal


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hboy35
July 25, 2008, 02:02 PM
I was in my favorite pawn shop the other day looking at a Gen 1 Glock 17, if I remember right. He had $399 marked on it, but said after a bit that he would go $300.

The grips had some cuts and the slide was very worn looking. Looked to have been really used.

I haven't bought it--yet.

My questions are:
I know Glock does refurbs--I know CDNN sells them--but what is the process and how much does it cost? How would the gun look--not so concerned about the slide, I assume it would look new again, but what about all those nicks and cuts on the grip?

Basically, would I have more in the gun than if I had bought a gently used one?

thanks in advance.

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1KPerDay
July 25, 2008, 02:47 PM
Cuts on the grips? Very worn? Stay away, IMO. It takes quite a bit of work to make a glock slide look very worn.

You can get nearly new Glocks for ~$400 all day long where I live... I'd save my pennies if I were you.

diyj98
July 25, 2008, 03:05 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about finish wear to the slide. I see a lot of the police trade-in Glocks with holster wear to the black finish. It can have a lot of holster wear, but still be in excellent mechanical shape.

Tirod
July 25, 2008, 03:10 PM
Conversely -

Is the appearance of a Glock a serious aesthetic consideration? I didn't buy mine for it's looks, pretty isn't one of it's most notable attributes.

Condition of the rifling, wear on the rails, feed ramp smoothness, trigger pull, lots of things to check out before condemning it because the PO's German shepherd was teething. :D

Take someone experienced in gun condition and appraisal with you to help determine if this is a bargain, or a junker. You could make it a long term rebuilder, get the slide coated and have Robar do the grip. It may only need a new set of springs.

The biggest problem with buying used guns is that it's hard to test drive one, unlike cars.

$300 is cheaper than a new LCP most places. Don't set yourself up for :banghead:, check out the internals.

NG VI
July 25, 2008, 03:41 PM
Condition of the rifling, wear on the rails, feed ramp smoothness, trigger pull, lots of things to check out before condemning it because the PO's German shepherd was teething.

Ha, my beagle puppy was trying to chew on my Glock last night while I was laying down with him, "Bad Chester! thats a daddy thng!"

I think he just wants to learn to hit the x ring, for some reason he is attracted to my gun stuff.

CountGlockula
July 25, 2008, 03:50 PM
A Classic Glock is always good to have. And you'll also have Glock's full Warranty.

Contact Glock to see how much they charge for a "Tune Up".

Tecolote
July 25, 2008, 04:58 PM
I wouldn't worry about the slide but the cuts on the frame are a non-starter for me. For a little extra cash you can get a much better condition Glock from www.summitgunbroker.com

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