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Are Used Glocks as RELIABLE ??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Glockedout17, Dec 1, 2012.

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  1. hentown

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    I figured out a long time ago that buying new Glocks was pretty damned stupid. I've never been able to differentiate my Glocks that I bought used from my Glocks that I bought new. Glock will fix your Glock free, forever, whether you're the first or fiftieth owner.

    "Why would anybody trade in a reliable Glock (or any other reliable firearm)?" That question doesn't deserve an adult answer! :evil:
     
  2. Glockedout17

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    I know that Glocks are reliable. I like my Glock 19 and always wanted one, so when I saw this one I thought to myself , "WTH would someone trade this in especially in such great condition and with the factory copper grease still on it". I guess I was just curious to see what some reasons might be.
     
  3. hentown

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    I know guys who trade firearms just because that's what they like to do. Has nothing to do with the reliability or desirability of any particular firearm. I wouldn't hesitate to buy any used Glock, if the price is right.
     
  4. LeonCarr

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    There are no used Glocks, they are just broken in. All of my current Glocks (4) were bought as used police trade ins, and they all run like a top.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  5. psyopspec

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    When I sold Glocks in the past, it was for financial hardship. Times have gotten better for me in recent years, so it would be easy to make funny remarks about how silly it is to sell a gun. But for those who find themselves in a position where they need the money, I empathize. It sucks.

    I've only had one problem with a used Glock, a Gen 3 19 that needed a new recoil spring after about 500 of my rounds went down the pipe. You know how there are guns that end up in the used case that are carried a lot, shot a little? This one was the opposite. It was externally pristine, and it appeared the previous owner went to great lengths to keep it clean. However, it had some miles on it. Bought it for $350, and since the new spring it's been 100%.
     
  6. Glockedout17

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    The used Gen 3 G19 that I picked up the other day has that old 336 ejector installed. I wonder if it had ejection issues, and that being the reason for the trade in. Only one way for me to find out.
     
  7. hentown

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    Most of you guys are probably not old enough to be familiar with the movie, "Deliverance". Guy who looked a lot like the guy who made Ned squeal used to shoot at our local WMA range a lot. He was a minimum-wage kind of guy, but somehow managed to buy nice firearms occasionally. He'd invariably get in a financial bind and his "magic price" was $300.

    I'll just name a few deals I got from the guy: (1) Like-new 3rd Gen G21 with factory night sights; (2) like-new Remmy 700 VLS .223; (3) pristine stainless Colt Anaconda. Also bought a Burris Sig 8-32x44mm target scope from him at around $200-$250.

    I let a friend of mine have the Remmy and the Anaconda for the same price that I paid.
     
  8. M1key

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    All but two of mine were purchased used...

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  9. orionengnr

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    Really?

    Are you still riding the first bicycle you ever bought?
    Are you still driving the first car/truck you ever owned?
    Do you still live in the same house where you were born?
    Are you married to the first gal you ever kissed?

    My G23 was brandy new, my G19 was well-used. No problem with either one, but tastes change. I am quite sure both are performing quite well for their current owners.

    If I were looking to buy a used handgun, reliability in a used Glock would be about my last concern.
     
  10. ku4hx

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    Are my guns are used and I shoot the fire out of them to make that happen. An unused gun is a paperweight. Or maybe a boat anchor is some cases.
     
  11. TheReiver

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    I've owned and carried used a 19 and 17, both second generation. I fired hundreds upon hundreds of rounds through both of them and never had a single problem apart from the 19 failing to fire a Tulammo round that I later discovered had no powder. (Apparently even the Glock needs gunpowder in the casing XD)

    They both had major holster wear but were mechanically 100%. I say just check to make sure the barrel isn't bulged and the frame isn't damaged. Maybe replace the springs for some inexpensive peace of mind. Glocks seem to age well, so don't worry too much.
     
  12. Roadking Rider

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    And right now (Pre holidays) is a great time to look for good used guns. People who have fallen on hard times trade there safe queens in because they need the money for holidays.
    I'm going to the GS Monday to see what came in over the weekend..
     
  13. Glockedout17

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    Great idea!!
     
  14. the count

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    Please define used: Just sitting in a drawer, unfired, for 3 years? 20 rounds through it? 200? 2000? If you know how to check a used semi auto and the price is right, may the force be with you.
     
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    My Glocks jam like any other gun. It's not that it happens; the important part is how you remediate the jam.

    I replace several parts in any used Glock I buy unless I know the round count or the gun is obviously new. I replace all the springs. I inspect the small parts and replace any part that shows more than nominal wear. I always rebuild the magazines with a new follower, spring and base plate if the feed lips appear to be in good condition. This system has worked well for me.
     
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