GUN Decide between two Glocks

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  1. Emanon

    Emanon Active Member

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    Stopped in a local Pawn shop while out riding today and they had two Glock 26's for sale.

    Used Glock 26 in PERFECT condition. I had to ask if it was even fired. Already extended mag. $439

    Reconditioned Glock 26 w/ std mag $419. Can tell it has been carried. Would buy the extended mag so for $5 more I would have an "extra".

    Only other deals around here is $479 new.
     
  2. NeonImpact

    NeonImpact New Member

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    I don't think I'd buy any gun from a Pawn Shop.

    Sometimes the prices are nice, but you really don't know everything about who you're dealing with.
     
  3. Emanon

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    So you would buy new at $479?
     
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    I sure would. How does it make you feel? :dunno:
     
  5. Emanon

    Emanon Active Member

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    Warm and fuzzy........

    But that could the sun burn and hunger from not eating lunch yet.
     
  6. NeonImpact

    NeonImpact New Member

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    :bowdown:

    In all honesty, I know others will post their half but I say go buy that shit new from a Dealer and start fresh. :coold:
     
  7. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Not much of a price difference. Personally, I'd buy new. If you do get the used one, you can buy a box of WWB and a box of Gold Dot's with the money you save.
     
  8. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    It's only $40 more for the new one. I'd go that route.
     
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    I'd buy the 419 one as long as it looked fine, be sure if you buy any mags from them they're genuine glock mags and not 3rd party junk.
     
  10. Luciano

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    For the extra 40+taxes, theres no way id go preowned over new.
     
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    hsracer201 New Member

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    i say buy the used one. it'll save you some money for ammo, and besides, it is a glock. they are all but indestructable. as long as the thing doesn't look like it's been dragged behind a pickup truck, i'm sure it will still run fine.
     
  12. Emanon

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    LOL

    About half says go used and half says go new. :rofl:
     
  13. Keesh

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    I'd buy the nice used 26 and use the money I saved on more mags or ammo. I don't mind buying used stuff as long as I can inspect it and I trust the person selling it :dunno:
     
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    i'd buy the one for 439

    lol @ dont buy from a pawn shop
     
  15. Landfill

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    If you trust the pawn shop to selling you a legit gun and you can take it down and make sure its really mint and clean then go for the one at 439. However if it was me I do not trust the pawn shops around here and for 40 bucks more would just buy a brand new gun from a well known dealer.
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    Buying from a pawn shop isn't really much different than buying FTF from someone you made a deal with online, except you have to pay tax and fill out paperwork. :o
     
  17. yar1182

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    buy the one with the tighter slide to frame fit. Rack the slide to charge the gun. Then hold the grip in your right hand while reaching over and grabing the slide with your left hand (overhand like you were going to rack the slide again) Wiggle the slide side to side. The one that feels tighter is the one with the tighter slide to frame fit. A glock with a tight slide to frame fit will have the better trigger pull after a trigger job.

    Next check the barrel to slide fit. Again charge the gun. Push down on the barrel hood and see how much movement there is. The will probably be some movement being a stock barrel but youwant as little as possible. Put thumb on the crown of the barrel and try to wiggle it. It should not move much (this is called front end shake.)

    There are a lot of varience in polymer mass produced guns. A tight gun will shoot better than a loose gun.
     
  18. KNYTE

    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Field-strip the $439 one and check the condition of the Glock-factory copper grease. If it looks fairly clean then you likely have a keeper.
     
  19. sprite

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    $479 "in store" price for a NIB Glock 26 is an outstanding price.

    $400+ for a used 26 is a dime-a-dozen deal.
     
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    First thing I do when I get home. That factory grease is garbage.
     
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    439 one sounds good. pretty much new for $40 less, and you could probably get an extra mag cheap with it
     
  22. KNYTE

    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    The idea being that if you find a "used" Glock with the factory grease still there and fairly clean then you likely have found one with very few rounds actually put through it.

    I couldn't care less about the factory grease, in this case it's just beneficial to "date" the weapon.
     
  23. yar1182

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    While it may indicate that it has a very low round count it does not mean the gun is in good shape. For example the gun could of been dropped on the muzzle and the crown of the barrel chipped. When buying any gun your should completely inspect it as much as possible.

    Again knowing a little about glocks I look for the fit issues I mentioned. I have no problem buying a high round count glock if it is a tight glock. I seen brand new glocks that were too loose for my preferences.
     
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    buy it new. that's not that much of a savings for a used one
     
  25. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Buy them both.
     

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