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Do you buy new guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bushmaster1313, Jun 26, 2010.


Do you buy used gins?

  1. Never

    13 vote(s)
  2. Sometimes

    131 vote(s)
  3. The still make new guns?

    10 vote(s)
  1. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

    I have not bought a new gun since I discovered Gunbroker and how easy it was.
  2. Sport45

    Sport45 Well-Known Member

    If I see a gun that tickles my fancy and have the budget to buy it, I do. Doesn't matter if it's new or used.
  3. joeq

    joeq Well-Known Member

    I agree with Sport45.
  4. Hatterasguy

    Hatterasguy Well-Known Member

    I have had mixed results buying used. I only buy used if they don't make it anymore, I prefer NIB.
  5. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

    If I was law enforcement I guess I would have two new guns
  6. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Well-Known Member

    I exclusively look for and buy only used guns. Most of them are still under warranty anymore for one thing and they are cheaper enough for me to justify buying them used over new.

    I think I have enough know how to not buy a piece o' junk.

    Really though nothing new strikes my fancy. If I wanted a Glock for instance (yeah friggin right) I would look for a used one for 400 bucks rather than even consider one for 529.

    But I am not going to buy a plastic fantastic. Pre lock Smith, 1911, BHP, HK P7 to name afew.
  7. postalnut25

    postalnut25 Well-Known Member

    I buy them all. It depends on what strikes my fancy at what time and how much cash I have in my wallet.
  8. scoper27

    scoper27 New Member

    I buy used mostly. Every once in awhile I will get a new one but just on occasion. I usually just know what i'm looking for and see if i can find it used. It is usually cheaper and then the goverment does not have a record of you owning that gun.
  9. 2ndAmFan

    2ndAmFan Well-Known Member

    I buy both. I prefer new but I can't always get what I want, whether due to availability or price.
  10. ArtP

    ArtP Well-Known Member

    With the exception of an accurate target rifle, I'd always try for used. Even if I have to go new, like the last gun (Marlin 1894) because there aren't any suitable use guns at an acceptable price, I'll almost always use gunbroker or gunsamerica.

    I find many gun shops full of arrogant clerks and owners. Not all, but too many.
  11. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Well-Known Member

    About half my guns I bought new, and the other half I bought used. I do try to stay away from buying used auto's.
  12. Nushif

    Nushif Well-Known Member

    I buy new ones if I like the concept of them.
    Used ones for character and collecting, though.
  13. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Well-Known Member

    The only two 'newer' Guns I own, were fourty-odd years old when I got them.
  14. Tim the student

    Tim the student Well-Known Member

    There are some guns that you really don't have a legitimate option to buy new. Those, I always buy used. :D

    Other guns, sometimes I buy new, sometimes used.
  15. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    Roughly half the guns I've purchased have been new. Ironically, of those, more new guns than used ones have been lemons.
  16. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    I suppose I mostly buy used, but I'll buy a new one from time to time.

    Either way, I've never gotten a bad one.
  17. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I still buy "new". It is kinda hard to buy a Remington Model 37 or Winchester M52 new. So it is a mix.
  18. Shytheed Dumas

    Shytheed Dumas Well-Known Member

    Mostly new for me, but I've bought a few used and will do it again if I like what I see with the right price.
  19. CZ223

    CZ223 Well-Known Member

    I prefer used

    Most guns never get used very much unless they are owned by avid shooters. Used guns are generally a good, somitimes great, buy. If I can pick one up used for the right price I can generally sell it for what I have into it, sometimes more.:D
  20. BADUNAME37

    BADUNAME37 Well-Known Member

    I typically buy new guns (sounds like I have lots of guns, but I don't).

    I have, on occasion, traded a used gun for another used gun.
    Each time, I knew the person who had owned the gun(s). Every gun I received was basically new, or had been shot just enough to be considered "broken-in."

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