The pricey Glock

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  1. dodo bird

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    dodo bird

    Suggested retail price for a Glock G17, in early '87, was $443.65. I paid way less than that for my gun back in '86. Nowadays I think a Gen.1, in excellent to mint condition, with all the "goodies"(like the manual, all the other paperwork, cleaning rod and brush, fixed rear sight, and the original plastic case) start at around $1K and go up from there.
     
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    Well, it is made of ceramic and will pass through a metal detector unnoticed, so there is that….

    At least that’s what I heard in a movie…must be right!
     
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    I have one of the first Gen Glock 17’s as well. Its been fired quite a bit so there is no super-duper collector value like an unfired specimen may have.

    I still have the box at home but the gun is with my Dad (He wanted it for a fishing sidearm up in the Sierras.)

    Stay safe.
     
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    Inflation 1986-2022 puffs up the dollar to about $2.70, according to an online calculator. The '87 MSRP of 443.65 runs to 1,157. At 2,750 the implied "collector premium" in this case is what, roughly 1500? I don't know the collector view of these pistols, but personally I don't see it. I suppose comparing Gaston Glock to JM Browning might be a consideration, but I can't make that leap unless he was already in the ground and this was his personal carry gun ;)
     
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    Yup- Just like the jam-o-matic piece of junk with the auto-discharge storage box that my brother was happy to send down river in the early 90's.
     
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    From potentially fickle memory, it was $375 in '86. Used was $400 in 1992.
     
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    In my eyes but maybe not others, it is no different than 80s era Colt ARs going for the prices they go for.
     
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    Some collector will buy it.

    I am not that collector.
     
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    I'd be willing to sell my rare model 26 for half of that. Carried much, shot little.
     
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    Seems quite a bit over the going rate.

    But if you think that’s lofty for a Glock, wait until you see what a Gen 1 G19 goes for.
     
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    If it is the hitherto unknown First Generation 26, sure.
     
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    Better hurry, less than 5 remaining.
     
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    Should look at 17Ls on Gunbroker. Well past $4k for unfired 1st gens
     
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    if I had the money, I would pay over $1,000 for a gen 1 Glock
     
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    Unfortunately, the well known Gen 2 1/2.
     
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    With only a very small handful of 19. 1's ever made, it's not quite a fair comparison.
     
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    I’m not really comparing them so much as simply noting that far more expensive Glocks exist. A lot of people express bafflement that there’s such a thing as a collectible Glock at all, even in the $1,500 to $2,500 range. Imagine their surprise upon learning there are Glocks that easily command five figures these days. Not at all disputing that there’s a good reason for the price difference.
     
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    I’m a pretty dedicated Glock shooter but I would have a hard time paying that much for a Glock…

    On a side note, I thought you were a “trophy husband”? You should be rolling in the dough….

    Are you a major league trophy or a “little league participation trophy” husband? LOL!
     
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    Something something fools and money are easily parted.
     
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    there are different levels of Trophy husband… I’m more of a trailer trophy husband !
     
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    really? 1 have a 17L but I don’t think I can part with it, lucked out and found a new one 4/5 years ago
     
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    here’s my Mall Ninja Glock 17L with all the Auto Zone ricer parts

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    Ok, so, the ones for $2749.99 in the Original post aren't new either. They are used as used can be. You may want to rethink the value of your G17.
    If your like me you still have the plastic case and giblets.
     
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