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Semi auto checkout?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Puncha, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Puncha

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    On THR, there is a revolver checklist to examine a revo before buying it to decrease the chance of it being a lemon.

    Is there also a semi auto checkout? What should I look out for when examining a Glock 21 for purchase?

    The aforesaid piece is going for US$395 and has a total of 4 mags with it. The dealer claims that it is in NRA excellent condition and has had a maximum of 3000 rds through it. I'm going to see it tomorrow and would like to know what to look for.

    I'm asking because getting a gun license in my country is very troublesome and costly. I really don't want to shell out the big $$$ as license fees for this piece only to have it croak on me because of parts breakage some 1-3000 rounds later.
     
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  2. Puncha

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    Any response would be appreciated.

    Any help would be sincerely appreciated. What are the things to look out for in a good second hand semi auto handgun?

    Also, for all you guys who own glock 21s, how many rounds have you fired so far without parts breakage?
     
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    That sounds like a great price if it really is in excellent condition! Or even close to exellent!

    I just rack the slide a couple times, make sure it's nice and smooth. Examine the bore with a penlight, make sure the feedramp is nice and smooth (no factory burrs or defections).

    If he'll let you dry-fire it, then by all means, go ahead. Get a feel for the trigger.
     
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