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  • Worth buying used Glock?

    Curious what your thoughts are on buying a used Glock. Obviously I am loking for something in good shape, but is it worth it? Most places I have looked have the used ones for only $50-75 less than a new one.

    I am hoping to get hired soon and carry this as a BUG and off duty, so I am not planning on putting a ton of rounds through it, but obviously want it to be reliable if needed. Just curious what people have done in the past, and if they have any regrets about the decision they made when buying one.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I don't shy away from buying used.
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    • #3
      I understand, but are you giving up too much to be saving maybe 10-15% off the new price? I haven't looked into warrenty issues, but whether it transfers and such could play a major part of whether or not it truly is a good deal.

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      • #4
        My Glock is used and good as new IMO. I don't have anything negative to chime in on getting a used firearm. I say go for it. Save some money.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by AlmostaLEO View Post
          My Glock is used and good as new IMO. I don't have anything negative to chime in on getting a used firearm. I say go for it. Save some money.
          Yep, you can spend what you saved on some practice ammo
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          • #6
            Glock has a reputation for being good about supporting its products even beyond its warranty obligations including for buyers who purchase them used.

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            • #7
              I've had my service glock for nearly 20 years now, never a hitch, or a glitch or a sputter. The guns flat out hold up well. A used one that has been properly maintained should be just fine.
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              • #8
                Glocks are very reliable. But i would never buy a used firearm for duty use.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jail Guard7160 View Post
                  Glocks are very reliable. But i would never buy a used firearm for duty use.
                  Some of us were issued used firearms in the first place - worked great.

                  I do have a new one now, though...'tis nice.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jail Guard7160 View Post
                    Glocks are very reliable. But i would never buy a used firearm for duty use.
                    Why?

                    Have you seen how some cops treat duty weapons? I would be more worried about getting one that was issued to another officer (especially one who rode a desk until retirement) than one from a citizen who maybe shot it once a month, cleaned it and put it in a box.

                    I have used my Glock about as hard as you can use them. I have some of the finish worn off the slide, abrasions on the frame from ground fighting, I had to replace the cruciform sear because I had worn the chrome plating off of it. It is still 100% reliable. There isn't a whole lot to go wrong with a Glock. The only think I would do is call Glock and make sure the weapon in question wasn't one of the recalls, and then after purchase do a full armorers inspection. Replace anything that looks worn and drive on.

                    Glocks are not fragile and they are not precision instruments. My G26 was a used gun, but it appeared to be shot rarely (as with many sub-compacts). Other than replacing the incorrect fiber optic sights with some tritium sights, I have not done anything with it other than feed it ammo and clean it. It too has been 100% reliable.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jail Guard7160 View Post
                      Glocks are very reliable. But i would never buy a used firearm for duty use.
                      I have to disagree here. If there's any firearm you should be buying used rather than new, it's GLOCK.
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                      • #12
                        I have never hesitated on buying a used Glock. If you do have a problem with it the warranty will cover it. Buy used and use the savings for a quality holster and/or ammo.
                        ROLL TIDE!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JLee View Post
                          Some of us were issued used firearms in the first place - worked great.

                          I do have a new one now, though...'tis nice.
                          If your Dept issues you weapons i hope they have a gunsmith to upkeep them. If they don't i would check out the firearm throughly before taking it on the street. It will only take one time for your gun to jam when you need. If you can 100% trust your life with a used gun or a issued gun from your Dept. Then go ahead and save the money and buy the used gun.

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                          • #14
                            I wouldn't hesitate in buying a used Glock. They are rugged pistols to say the least. I stopped counting the number of rounds Ive fired through my G27 after three thousand or so. Only problem I ever had were those "plus two" pearce buttplate u can put on a regular Glock mag to give you two more rounds. I actually did have malfunctions with them. Standard Glock mags, never a problem.
                            As for any Glock being a "Bug" gun, i'd call it more of a "turtle".
                            To me a Bug would be like a Kelteck or LCP or Beretta 21A or Tomcat.
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                            • #15
                              You might want to wait until you're a LEO. The LEO price for a new one is often cheaper than a lot of places sell their used ones.
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