close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Now's the time!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by deadite, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    ...to pick up used 1911s.

    Guns are like the seasons. They come around again and again. I've noticed a ton of 1911s for sale locally, mostly from guys that had 100 year fever. The best deals are on Semi-Custom models. A model retailing at $3500 can be had for a little over 2K if you don't mind buying used.

    I noticed this with AK47s and AR15s a few years back. I noticed it with classic revolvers and with Glocks at certain times. The used market is where I got 90% of my guns.

    This has lead me to believe that if you buy a custom or a semi-custom, you're doing yourself a favor by holding onto them and that the guns that hold their value best are stock models in great condition with all of the accessories that they came with. I realize that guns shouldn't be thought of as investments, but selling them is definitely a bad one in most cases. The best deals I've gotten are in trades.

    Just an observation.

    deadite
     
  2. bac1023

    bac1023

    102,314
    2,689
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    I noticed the same thing. You see quite a few for sale online and in shops.
     


  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    18,888
    13
    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I know where there's a badass hardchromed, flush crowned Guncrafter Model 1 .50GI for sale...:whistling:

    :cool:
     
  4. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    The same applies to almost anything. Movies, for instance. If you don't care about being the first one to see a movie, you can get it on demand a lot cheaper. ;)

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
  5. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    Man, if I had the cash...

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
  6. machinegun74

    machinegun74

    28
    0
    Aug 3, 2009
    PA
    I dont think its all the semi customs. Ive been offered 2600 for my Pro by 2 different people, Im holding out because you still see very few of them for sale. Same with Wilsons.
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    50,519
    3,279
    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    I wish it were that easy. I'm still trying to find a Gold Cup in .38 Super.
     
  8. Ruggles

    Ruggles

    10,272
    18
    Jun 13, 2005
    Tejas
    That would be a heck of a nice find :supergrin:
     
  9. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan

    1,595
    67
    Jul 15, 2010
    KY
    There have been some nice ones coming up lately.
     
  10. machinegun74

    machinegun74

    28
    0
    Aug 3, 2009
    PA
    All I come across that might be a deal are all Bobtailed stuff. Not my thing thats why I guess.
     
  11. Vanman2004b

    Vanman2004b

    162
    0
    Mar 7, 2009
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    50,519
    3,279
    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US