Would you buy a Police Trade In Glock 22?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Quentin, May 6, 2011.

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  1. Quentin

    Quentin Member

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    Reaper, thanks for that info! I guess it's doing its job of keeping out dust and derbris.


    I've seen that video, W.E.G. At least he didn't shoot the students! :D And I bet he was ready to sell that thing when he got out of the hospital!
     
  2. NOLA-5.56

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    heck yea I'd be willing to buy a LE trade-in. I'm not splitting hairs on the price.. as with anything else, the price has to be right for the quality and condition of the product in question.

    a more appropriate question (for me personally) would be, would you carry/trust your life to a police trade-in G22. and to that, I say heck yea I would. I bought my G22 brand new, but mainly just because I get satisfaction knowing that I'm the one and only owner of it. (plus I wanted the RTF when it first came out, and since it was a new feature, LE trade-ins didn't really exist yet)

    EDIT: all Glock LE trade-ins have been getting more and more rare in my neck of the woods because my local PD switched to the Beretta PX4 Storm a while back. we were flooded with LE's Glocks for a few months, but most of them have been scooped up by now.
     
  3. JustinJ

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    I dont recall the details but Glock has some deal where civilians can buy one per year at LEO pricing so you could have gotten a brand new one for $400 which i think would have been a much better deal. I think its called the "blue labeling discount". Also, if you can find a LE authorized dealer you can get special LEO pricing by being a first responder(fire/emt), active military or a veteran.
     
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    Many folks don't realize the vast majority of LEOs simply are not gun people. The only time their guns get shot is the annual qualifications or required training. As a result most are carried a bunch but shot very little. My Glock 17 unlimited gun is a police trade in.

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    "As a result most are carried a bunch but shot very little."

    Yeah, but unfortunately its not always easy to know which yours is. I bought a LE trade in gun Ruger P85 for $200 to serve as a dedicated car gun as i wont be terribly depressed if it ever gets stolen. I also bought a LE SW .357 mag revolver for a similar role. Like any gun though, new or used, i ran it through its paces and verified reliable function before putting into service.

    I will say though that two of the best deals i ever got were LE trade ins. I live near a gun store that is primarily a supplier of LE and military but still open to the public so they have special LE pricing on glock, sig and springfield. Unfortunately they dont sell these new to public bc of a special pricing agreement with the manufacturer but they can sell floor models and used ones. They also get lots of LE confiscated weapons.

    A while back some state agency that i never even knew carried guns traded in about 30 SW M&P .40s with night sights, box and paper work in like new condition. No holster wear what so ever. They were all sold for $300 each which of course i jumped on.

    Another time a cop bought a Glock 21 SF and returned it the next day without ever firing it bc he realized it had an ambidextrous mag release and he worried he might accidently hit it with his seatbelt. I snagged that one for $400.

    Other great deals i got there were a new sig556 swat within a month of release for $1400, confiscated Ruger Mark III for $170, MSAR E4 with original and stanag stock plus rails, spare bolt, firing pin, trigger group and clamp on front rail for $1000, eotech 512 used for $250, new Ruger LC9 for $330, etc.
     
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    L.E trade ins are awesome. It's all about being in right place at the right time. Just picked up a LE trade in G23 third Gen. w/ 3 mags, Glock clamshell, rate it at 95%. Paid $390 OTD. Picked up used S&W 637 from Federal agent for $275 OTD. Gun was only fired 10rds. and never carried. Agent bought it as off-duty then dept. changed authorized off-duty list by removing whell guns. Picked up dead mint Colt pony DAO .380 for $200 OTD from retired cop. The list goes on. I may be picking up a Gen. 3 Glock 19 and S&W 640 soon from another LEO for a great deal.
     
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    Justin, I researched that policy thinking that I would be able to do that and found that as of May 1 they changed it so that you had to be a member for at least one year before you could purchase your first gun. There is a PDF on the website about that.

    I think they were having issues with dealers selling the gun and the membership at the same time and abusing the system to get customers the best deal.
     
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    Police trade in generally means the following... carried a lot, and shot very little.. plain and simple.. they are great deals... sometimes the outsides are a little rough, but the insides are generally pristine... from my experience anyhow...
     
  9. Quentin

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    JustinJ, if you stumble across a new Glock for $400 that's great but I'd probably be waiting a long time for one. Anyway, I'm glad I got this LE trade in. It's a full size .40S&W which I've wanted, it's a Glock which I've been interested in, and the price was decent at $360.

    Thanks everyone for all the information! Looks like a LE trade in is a good option when looking for a handgun.
     
  10. JustinJ

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    CDNN has the LE trade in glock 22s for $330 but of course you wouldnt be able to preview first.

    My recomendation for any gun purchse is try and find a gun shop that caters to LE and hope they let civilians in. I think most have or are learning that selling to both is far more profitable. They generally have great prices and often have great deals on confiscated weapons. Probably worth a little drive. Ammo prices are usually good too.
     
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    Yep, the place on Brockton has become a regular stop for me. I went there looking for a G36 and ended up with a G33 and a G21 trade-in. The .357 was never fired and was their display gun at a few stores before I took it off their hands.

    The LE trade-in G21 has quickly become one of my favorites, and I'm in there once a week (at least...) to scour the used gun offerings.

    Lots of g22s there in excellent shape for <400 all the time, too.
     
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    It seems like a better deal than all the clapped out used Glocks I see at the gun shows for over $500 apiece. :what:
     
  13. JustinJ

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    Beanie, i work less than two miles from there so stop in at least twice a week. Hell, we've probably run into each other before. I love their 10% off sales. Ecspecially when it's 20% for the first hour. Thats how i got my aimpoint. I also got my first can, 5.56 YH, using a 10% coupon recently. Most of the used 22s go for about $330 when they have alot in inventory. Sometimes i think i should just start signing my paychecks over to them directly. When i bring friends in with me they always laugh bc everyone knows me on a first name basis.
     
  14. Beanie-Bean

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    JustinJ,

    I used to work in the next building over for a few years before we built new buildings out on Parmer. However, I still plan routes to my favorite gear store for ammo pickup (the best prices on name-brand carry and target ammo) and used gun inventory checks.

    Yeah, I've asked them if they'd do a direct deposit from my paychecks, too!

    Waiting for the GSSF coupon so I can go get the Gen4 G31 I saw there. That place is definitely bad for my budget!
     
  15. rhodco

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    The great thing about a Glock is that they are easy to work on. All the parts can be swapped out and replaced quickly if needed. That's why I would not hesitate to buy a used one as long as there is no damage to the frame or slide. And, as long as I could get it at the right price!
     
  16. oblakmd

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    Yes I would.

    Rough exterior is it's duty badge. Wear marks on a LEO gun says to me that the gun is a veteran. Used but not abused.
     
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