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    What do your departments do with duty weapons they have traded in or otherwise surplused?
    A good part of my business has come from one distributor who in the past has supplied a good assortment of good condition PD handgun trades. My customers appreciated the good value these guns afforded and I liked selling them.
    But over the last month or two this same distributor has come up dry, offering very little in the used gun dept. This will hurt my business in the intermeidate term.
    So I am searching for additional sources of trades, confiscations, etc etc. Any ideas would be very helpful. Heck, might even be materially appreciated

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    When my agency decides to change issue weapons, they work out a trade in with the local supplier of the new weapon, or a sell-back type of deal with the old weapon's supplier.

    Either way, you'd need to contact the manufacturer's representative. You have to remember; These guns are traded in for a reason. They're expensive to maintain, or just plain worn out.

    As far as other weapons; it depends on the agency. At least one of the local P.D.s here require that all guns siezed from criminals get destroyed when they're no longer needed. Other agencies will auction them at surplus property sales.
    I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.

    Douglas MacArthur

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    • #3
      About what I figured.
      True, some of them are probably worn out. Most of what I've seen though has holster wear and that's it. I got one SIG P239 (must have belonged to someone high up) that looked like it was shot maybe once. Absolutely mint condition.

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      • #4
        I a guy could lay his hands on one that was carried by, say, a bailff, he'd be in good shape. A patrolman's is anyones guess. A SWAT team guys, NO.

        HK USP40s are extensive to maintain. That's why they traded in the HK P-7 M-13s 10 years ago.
        I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.

        Douglas MacArthur

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        • #5
          I've had some Smith 4043s that came from Metro Boston Transit Authority police. THey were immaculate, except a little holster wear. I doubt they had been fired more than 2 rounds total.

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          • #6
            my department is currently considering a pistol transition. we currently carry sig 226 and 229, some d/a only and some d/s. we either want to go with the same model sigs in dak or glock. sig offered to take our current guns in exchange for the dak models for $150 per gun. glock offered to take our current guns in exchange $100 per gun. i think both are great deals but i already bought a 229r dak prior to this and i am currently carrying it for duty.
            i dont really care at this point what the department decides to go with because you cant go wrong with a glock or a sig.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The Rabbi
              What do your departments do with duty weapons they have traded in or otherwise surplused?
              A good part of my business has come from one distributor who in the past has supplied a good assortment of good condition PD handgun trades. My customers appreciated the good value these guns afforded and I liked selling them.
              But over the last month or two this same distributor has come up dry, offering very little in the used gun dept. This will hurt my business in the intermeidate term.
              So I am searching for additional sources of trades, confiscations, etc etc. Any ideas would be very helpful. Heck, might even be materially appreciated
              Try Summit gun broker www.summitgunbrokers.com I believe they are out of Missouri I purchased a Beretta 92D from them for a excellent price and the pistol was in new condition. Last I heard he was doing great buisness with Glocks, Sigs and Smith auto's

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              • #8
                Sorry to kind of hijack the thread, but do you get issued a new gun every x amount of years like you do other equipment, or do you only get issued a new one if the department goes to a different model?

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                • #9
                  I won't take an issue weapon unless the Sheriff makes it mandatory. We have an awesome alternate weapon policy.

                  The decision to change the issue weapon is one made in concert by the:

                  1) Firearms committee
                  2) Armorers
                  3) Sheriff, and
                  4) His two chief deputies

                  They consider new technology, safety, ease and cost of maintenance, quality, cost of upgrade, and more. All issued weapons will be traded out; not just supplied to newly hired deputies.

                  The fun part is everyone has to qualify with the new gun; not only the ones carrying it. That's two more days of range time! I'll fire every round of ammo the county gives me!
                  I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.

                  Douglas MacArthur

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