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Pawn shop Glock deal

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hboy35, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. hboy35

    hboy35 Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    College Station, Tx
    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.
  2. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Elder

    Jan 19, 2006
    Happy Valley, UT
    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.
  3. diyj98

    diyj98 New Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    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.
  4. Tirod

    Tirod Senior Member

    May 24, 2008
    SW MO
    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.
  5. NG VI

    NG VI Senior Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    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.
  6. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Senior Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    In a Los Angeles coffin.
    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".
  7. Tecolote

    Tecolote Active Member

    Feb 8, 2003
    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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