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Why would anybody buy new these days

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by HOME DEPOT GEORGE, Feb 22, 2013.

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New or used

Poll closed Mar 24, 2013.
  1. I always buy new

    48 vote(s)
    44.0%
  2. I buy used unless there's no other option

    61 vote(s)
    56.0%
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  1. justice06rr

    justice06rr Member

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    Out of all my guns I own, I can count only maybe 2 or 3 that I bought new. All the rest I've bought used.

    IMO there's no point of buying new if you can find the same product cheaper used in the same working condition and with the same warranty anyway. A few of the new firearms I've bought are a Ruger 10/22, Taurus 709, and M&P9.

    Some guns you also can't buy "new" like Mosins and some AK's.
     
  2. Robbins290

    Robbins290 Member

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    Most of my collection is ww2. Impossible to buy new.

    But as for modern guns. I always buy new. I've seen too many butcher jobs and horrible "mods" and redneck "customs" on cheap guns all the way up to high end guns. Some I didn't realize they were soo hacked up will I disassembled them for a deep cleaning. Welded handles on a galil, rails TIG welded on rifles, feed ramps filed on a pistol with a chainsaw file. So ya, I buy new now. Always. Unless the price is right. Less then half of a used price.
     
  3. Fremmer

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    Oh come on Robbins, just because I used my dremel on the feed ramp and to smooth out the sear you don't want to buy my special project, lol?!?
     
  4. Roadking Rider

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    I have quite a few used pistols and rifles. No complaints here with any of them. Lucky? Maybe but most of the ones I have bought looks like they are just past the broken in stage. The last one I bought was a very fine one year old CZ po-1. I paid $400 for it, and appears like it has maybe 500 to 600 rounds through it and it shoots 100%. I'd like to publically thank the person who owned it before me for doing such a great job of breaking that pistol in(not that it needed it) for me on there dime. The last pistol I ever expected to find used is a CZ po-1. So THANK YOU
    People trade guns in for all sorts of reasons,all the time. I've bought more than a few pistols that people just had to have,only to find out that it wasn't what they really wanted after putting a couple hundred rounds down range. They then became safe queens or traded for something else at a later date. God I love people who buy guns on a whim and not do there homework before they buy them :D
     
  5. huntsman

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    +1

    I've got a list of guns I'd like to own and most aren't being made anymore so I limit my impluse to these select few.
     
  6. wankerjake

    wankerjake Member

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    Used 95+% of the time. There are so many people who buy guns, shoot them once or twice, and sell them when they need money. Often times for great deals. I have bought a number of used firearms that have been in perfect shape for 5-6% of new retail pricing. I always look for used firearms before I consider buying a new one. Even if it's been used, I check them over well before I buy and only buy reliable brands that will fix the firearm anyway should something be wrong.
     
  7. TarDevil

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    I didn't answer the poll 'cause it didn't ask enough questions. I'll buy either, and when used prices are as high as they now are, new makes more sense.
     
  8. xfyrfiter

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    The only guns that I have ever bought new were a 10/22 for the wife, and a Thompson muzzleloader kit gun, all the rest, and there have been many, were used, most were barely used.
     
  9. wyohome

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    I have bought very few new weapons, and of the ones I have bought new, 3 were defective.A S&W J-Frame would sometimes not strike the primer hard enough, sent back, did the same thing, a friend cleaned it up, a Savage with a missing spring, and a Kimber with a chamber so tight that a ramrod was needed to extract the empty brass. Other new weapons that worked as designed were a Ruger Blackhawk, an SKS, 2 Model 94s, and an 870.
     
  10. RFMan

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    It depends. Always does :)

    If I want a new firearm, by definition there are no used ones. The question then is: how are the early reports? If good, then I'm buying new. (I NEVER buy FIRST :) )

    If I want one that's been in production for some time, again it depends. Sometimes quality gets BETTER over time. Sometimes it gets WORSE. Sometimes later revs are better; sometimes they are worse. Valuations vary too. Sometimes the older but nicer one is overpriced. Sometimes the newer buy nicer one is overpriced.

    I have new ones and old ones. Most of my pistols were bought new (not all). Half of my rifles were bought new and half used. It just...depends.
     
  11. powderx

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    Only a couple of used guns here. I prefer new because I know the history of the gun. Unless it is a stellar deal or a collectible that is no longer made (such as a Win 1894), I personally always go new.
     
  12. Old Fuff

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    I seldom buy new these days, largely because I prefer older production with fewer cost-cutting changes and lower prices. But to be fair, I have enough experience to spot trouble before I jump, and the knowledge to fix minor (and sometimes major) problems myself.

    I'm mostly interested in vintage revolvers, and because we live in an era of large-cap pistols a fair number are sometimes traded in that are in perfect condition (occasionally still in the original box) by someone who wants the latest-greatest or simply needs some money more then the handgun.

    But anyway, I tend to buy "previously owned" cars too. :D
     
  13. Sauer Grapes

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    I like buying used guns. I will NOT buy a used gun over the internet anymore. The last 2 had issues.
     
  14. Ignition Override

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    Even if there were a brand-new Enfield, it would be far too expensive, and probably have plastic parts in it.

    It would also have been the case with my almost-mint SKS in early '08.
     
  15. Roadking Rider

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    Like I mentioned I've bought my share of used pistols and rifles,with some great results, but I never bought one that I was not holding in my hands and inspecting it with my own eyes first. I also will not even consider buying a gun that has been mechanically modified.
     
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