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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 25wssmisgood, Oct 22, 2009.

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  1. 25wssmisgood

    25wssmisgood Member

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    Recieved a Cabelas flyer in the mail yesturday Listing law enforcement trade in Glock 9mm & .40 Caliber models 17 & 22 with three mags for $349.99.

    Is this a good deal? In terms of price it seems to be. but does anyone here have the knowledge/experience as to if these trade ins are worth it or if thery are (or mostly are) worn out paper weights?????
     
  2. jard

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    You live in Boise? I got the same ad. Great deal, glocks don't really wear out.
     
  3. pak29

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    Wow. I'm no expert by any stretch, but that sounds like a great deal to me.

    CLICK HERE for an old thread with some helpful observations.
     
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  4. relocker

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    My dad was shopping some police trade in Glocks last year and encountered a unique opportunity. He was able to score two 22's with consecutive serial numbers.
     
  5. ByAnyMeans

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    That is a great price. Police trade ins are usually shot a little but carried a lot so their may be holster wear. They internally are in great shape and some times external as well. I got a police trade in G26 which was in great shape. I was told they were issued to the detectives and it was about four years old. Looked almost brand new. Wish it was for that price, I paid $25 more and only got two magazines.
     
  6. Erik M

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    I think i saw a similar deal on the Aim Surplus website for the same make/model.
     
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    If they are in great shape it's a good deal. If you like your guns perfect and they need to be refinished, not as good, but still ok, the worse you will have to do is maybe refinish the slide and may as well put on night sights if your going to do it. You can still get a sweet pistol for under $500.00
     
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    I think every LEO glock trade in I have ever seen has had night sights on it already, as part of the LEO thing. As for refinishing, thats the allure of having a LEO trade in, it has personality.
     
  9. Japle

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    As I understand it, LE trade-ins go through the Glock factory for a full inspection and repair if needed. QC is the same as for new guns.

    Note that this applies if the old Glocks were traded for new ones.

    I have 2 Glocks, a 17 and 19, that were LE trade-ins. Both show wear, but are accurate and work 100% of the time.
     
  10. Echo9

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    I work at a Cabela's. It's a good deal. They may not be pretty on the outside, but there's certainly nothing wrong with them. Of course, I can't really speak for your Cabela's, I just know that ours are in good shape. But as someone else said, we're talking about refurbs here. Glock inspects them before they're sold.

    Be careful that you're getting what you want, though. A lot of ours are first and second generation. Also, sometimes barrel lengths are mislabled by half an inch or so. You'd be surprised how many people try returning guns because it's not the barrel length they wanted.

    One of ours has "Kansas Highway Patrol" etched into the slide, which is hilarious.
     
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    Glock - meh. I post for two reasons:

    1) I have bought several police trade-ins from Summit. I recommend them.

    2) My experience with police trade-ins is that they are in dire need of a good cleaning, and once that is done, are good firearms.
     
  13. Dwrice

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    When my department traded in our Glocks we were able to buy ours back which I did. It was a great deal. I don't think the ones that were traded in went back to Glock. I would take a good look because some officers take care to their weapons and some don't. Some shot all the time and some only fire then they qual.
     
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