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Used Glock 26 Gen. 2.5 any good?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Glockedout17, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Glockedout17

    Glockedout17 Well-Known Member

    I saw a used Glock 26 the other day at a pawn shop and put some money down on it so that they can keep it for me. I went back today to put some more money on it and found out that its a Gen 2.5 (has finger grooves without the checkering). Taking a more thorough look at it, it seemed to be scuffed up up a bit and the barrel had slide marks on it. I took it apart and the internals looked pretty clean. The serial prefix starts with CMR, and from doing some research I found out that it was manufactured in 1998. After seeing how old it was, I was planning on buying it and selling it privately to avoid having to pay their restocking fee. I wanted to know is $400 a fair price for this gun? Are Gen 2.5 Glock 26's good to go? Should I just keep it and clean it up? Are older Glocks better than newer Glocks? I know it's alot of questions, so thanks for your patience and responses in advance.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
  2. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Well-Known Member

    These days, I'd say $400 is a fair price for a Glock.

    Don't worry about it. Used Glocks are the hidden gems in the gun world. Buy it. Shoot it. Enjoy it.
  3. joe_security

    joe_security Well-Known Member

    I think mine is a 2.5 It was purchased new in 2001 from a LGS. I love the pistol, have a zillion magazines in every size and configuration known to mankind, and would never part with it in this lifetime. If my used 3953 turns out half as good, I will be thrilled !
  4. fxstchewy

    fxstchewy Well-Known Member

    it's........perfection. :D
  5. JohnBiltz

    JohnBiltz Well-Known Member

    I would buy and carry it with confidence.
  6. Roadking Rider

    Roadking Rider Well-Known Member

    Gen 2.5 sounds like $350 to me. Glocks 26 gen 3's are a dime a dozen for $400
  7. hawkeye10

    hawkeye10 Well-Known Member

    I would love to have a G26 for $350 or maybe even $400. Only thing thing I see is 40 cal. Don
  8. fatcat4620

    fatcat4620 Well-Known Member

    Can you reference these cheap glock 26s. I would like one.
  9. hwmoore

    hwmoore Active Member

    leo turn in

    glock 22 gen 2 $300.00 gen 2 trade in @ a pawn shop. the officers have a tendency to buy their backup 26's rather than turn them in
  10. Roadking Rider

    Roadking Rider Well-Known Member

    Can you reference these cheap glock 26s. I would like one.
    I see them all over the locsal GS for 400. People trade them in for $300 to $325 and the GS ask $400. I bought my Gen 3 G26 from a friend but we were not sure of it's worth. So we decided that I would give him $50 more than they would in a trade. It would be a win/win for both of us. They offered him $300 and I gave him $350. It's not like G26's are these rare pistols. At least not here in SE pa. there not.
  11. camsdaddy

    camsdaddy Well-Known Member

    Wow I would jump all over a 26 under $450 right now. I have bought a couple for $400-$450 but haven't seen one in a few months and I've been looking
  12. camsdaddy

    camsdaddy Well-Known Member

    I had a gen 2.5 I liked the smooth grooves.
  13. Glockedout17

    Glockedout17 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies guys. I'll be picking up my Glock 26 on monday. I might get a local armorer to give it a once over. Everything on it is replaceable, so therefore, I have nothing to worry about.
  14. S. Kelly

    S. Kelly Member

    G26 gen 2.5s go for up to $700 in Massachusetts. Sell it there and pick up a brand new one, gen4 with NS.
  15. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    LEO trade-ins at nearly every gun shop in the US.

    Low round count with holster wear equals a cheap buy for a lightly used gun.

    My LGS has a 23, 27, 26, 29 all priced between $375 and $449.
  16. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Well-Known Member

    ya 350 sounds right but because of the gun craze right now you could probably put it on gun broker for twice that.
  17. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with a 2.5 gen Glock 26. Nothing wrong at all.

    Talk him down a bit if you can and get it. Couple of 10 round mags with Pearce finger extensions or maybe Glock +1 mags, a good IWB Kyndex holster, and a box of two of Winchester +P+ 127gr JHP and you are good to go.

    I've owned subcompact Glocks in 26/27/ and 33 (in fact have all three now) and they are all excellent and reliable. The 27 and 33 can be a handful with top loads but the 9mm, even with +P+, is shootable with right or left hand.

  18. GLOOB

    GLOOB Well-Known Member

    I'd say it's better than a new gen4. You get one of the guns which Glock built its reputation on. The new Gen4's give you the "upgrades" of a stipply grip, an oversize mag button, and a MIM extractor. I would pay more to not have any of these things.

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