Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dodo bird, Jul 30, 2022.
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.
At least that’s what I heard in a movie…must be right!
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.)
From potentially fickle memory, it was $375 in '86. Used was $400 in 1992.
I am not that collector.
But if you think that’s lofty for a Glock, wait until you see what a Gen 1 G19 goes for.
Unfortunately, the well known Gen 2 1/2.
With only a very small handful of 19. 1's ever made, it's not quite a fair comparison.
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.
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!
there are different levels of Trophy husband… I’m more of a trailer trophy husband !
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
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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