Greetings Gents: Ran across a perfect 2004 production G17 - friend of a friend, that kind of thing. Pristine condition, fresh night sights, clamshell box, etc. I had previously owned a 4th gen G17 which had issues, and was sold after being 'fixed' by Glock (for some reason, my confidence in that weapon was never the same, even though Glock pronounced it 100 percent 'fixed'), so I have been looking for an older Gen 3, and up pops a pristine 2004 w/fresh NS, looks brand new. So I guess the question is not so much 'what's it worth', rather: What value would you put on a pre-BTF, pre-FTE, classic, pristine, G17 w/NS? I know that I am willing to pay a bit of a premium for these features... but I want to make sure I'm not falling prey to an impulse buy and overspending. Seller is asking 500 ( I thought to myself 'Hell, I could buy a new one for that!'... then my thoughts went back to my recent Gen4 fiasco, and I am aware that some new Gen3s have those issues as well). Plus, I much prefer the old finish over the newer variants of the Glock finish, but I can also trade one of my stock G23s (also pristine - made in 2006) and 50 bucks to offset the cost of the night sights. There was once a time where I would have said there was no way in Hell I was paying 500 for a G17 w/NS, but NOS G17s like this have been becoming few and far between... and the trade option closes the gap even more. What say you, GT? Worth it to get one of the G17s from the days when perfection was spelled with a capital 'P'? Something also tells me that prices won't be going down any time soon, either... but that's another rant for another time. Thanks, G7 Wanna kill these ads? We can help!