Trade Glock for Colt question


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lockmasteroz
October 11, 2011, 11:52 PM
I'm wanting to move to the dark side (ha ha:eek:) and trade my Glocks for revolvers but the problem is that i know a Glock in and out and I don't know squat about revolvers. I did read the sticky above and did the checks that is recomended but I have a guy wanting to trade me a Colt Cobra .38 special 2" nickle dated 1970. The gun looks great (not so sure about the unprotected ejection rod) and I believe it would do what I need it to. I just need some input, is the value of this Colt=to the value of a Glock (any caliber). btw the reason i'm dumping my Glocks is that it's not recomended that you shoot reloads in them and i'm also looking for a change. Please any advise would be appreciated.150672

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Dr.Rob
October 12, 2011, 12:02 AM
You could probably sell that Cobra here in Colorado for a LOT more than the cost of similarly used Glock.

Colt is more valued, in resale.

CajunBass
October 12, 2011, 12:19 AM
I wouldn't worry one bit about shooting reloads in a Glock (If we shoot my wifes Glock, it's with reloads). Almost every manufacturer tells you not to shoot reloads. It's a CYA for them.

But I'd swap a Glock for a Cobra in a heartbeat.

Don't worry about the exposed ejector rod, either. I used to. I don't anymore after using a few.

GCBurner
October 12, 2011, 12:27 AM
A decent Colt will continue to appreciate in value, as long as it's well maintained, and they aren't making any more of them. Glocks are commodities, and the factory is still cranking them out, so it will be a long, long time before anyone classes them as "collectors items".

788Ham
October 12, 2011, 12:49 AM
Give him your Glock and $200.00, that ought to be fair. Ha Seriously, that Colt will do you fine, any older Colt revolver will be around a long, long time. I've had Python since `85, still runs like a champ!

Jim Watson
October 12, 2011, 12:51 AM
Well, a one pound .38 Special is handy to carry but not so much fun to shoot.
What do you use either one FOR?

lockmasteroz
October 12, 2011, 01:09 AM
Well, a one pound .38 Special is handy to carry but not so much fun to shoot.
What do you use either one FOR?
I'm going to carry it, i've carried Glocks for ever and I feel (even though some say it's ok) that reloading rounds for a Glock (unsupported case) has proved disastrous in the past. Plus my wife wants her ccw and I would like to have just 1 or 2 loads that use the same projectile (ie 38 & 357). Btw my wife hates Glock, her hands dont like the grip.

ColtPythonElite
October 12, 2011, 03:48 AM
I'll gladly swap Glocks for nice nickel D frames any day of the week.

Radagast
October 12, 2011, 07:53 AM
What caliber Glock? I've had several friends blow up .40 cal glocks, none have damaged a 9mm. My 9mm has had at least 15000 rounds of reloads, and another 5000 or so factory with no issues.

On the gripping hand, they don't make D frame Colts anymore.

sixgunner455
October 12, 2011, 11:32 AM
On the swapping side. Mostly. If you have multiple Glocks of that caliber, then yeah, I'd be all over that. That's a sweet Colt. I'm a S&W fan, but I've had a Colt, and it was a very fine weapon.

But I wouldn't get completely out of a weapon system that you know inside and out, even if you don't want to shoot reloads in it. That familiarity is very valuable. I'm far from a Glock fanboy - they don't do much for me fit-wise, and there are many other good guns out there, so take that for what it's worth.

Besides the unsupported .40 cal chambers, you're not supposed to shoot lead loads in a factory Glock barrel due to the unconventional rifling. If I had one, and knew it inside and out, I'd likely get an aftermarket barrel that had a fully supported chamber and conventional rifling so I could shoot whatever I wanted through it.

OldCavSoldier
October 12, 2011, 12:12 PM
I just procured a Colt Detective Special 2d issue in as-new condition. Shoots like a dream. It will become one of my carry guns. Ain't nothin' wrong with a Colt, even though I am a Smith guy through and through.

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