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should i trade???

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by harleyman959798, Oct 3, 2012.



    May 12, 2012
    For God's sake man, don't do it !!!!! Keep the Colt. I like glocks alot but I wouldn't trade a DE for 3 of them. I say this because years ago I bought a Colt Anaconda 44 mag off a guy for $400 and to be honest, I never did like that gun. After a few years I sold it for $650. Now they stopped making them a long time ago and there worth twice that. I wish all the time I would have kept it. Keep the colts man, there money in the bank.
  2. SmithietheFox

    SmithietheFox M76Valmet

    Feb 28, 2011
    Richmond, VA
    As much of a Glock guy as I am...keep the Colt. Delta Elites aren't cheap and are somewhat hard to come by (if vintage- 1980s) as compatpred to Glocks. Don't get wrapped up in the 2 for 1 impulse trade as I think in the next few years you'd run across another nice Delta Elite and say what we've all said from time to time..."I wish I still had mine..."

  3. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

    May 19, 2008
    The Gunshine State
    I would NOT do that trade. If you want a block save for it and buy it. That Delta will keep going up in value, a Glock is a Glock, and it always will be.

    I love my glocks, but I would not trade a Delta Elite for (2) 9MM pistols worth about $900 between the two of them on a good day.

    Also you have no clue if these are problematic 9MM's, so you could be trading for a **** sammich!

    Just my $0.02
  4. zgar


    Aug 12, 2009
    Absolutely not!!!! The Delta Elite is an Awesome gun! Glocks are everywhere , Elite is not, you can buy a G19 for $500 or less. Man you will regret it !!! Do yourself a huge favor and keep the Colt Delta Elite and go shoot it!!!!! Oh Yeah one more thing You will regret it!!!!!
    Did I mention you will regret it? Cause you wil !!!!
  5. alwaysshootin


    Nov 14, 2005
    This, and by all means shoot the damn thing! You don't have to run nuclear rounds through it, always. Take care of it and you will have a firearm that will do nothing but go up in value!
  6. harleyman959798


    Apr 10, 2008
    yeah this one was built in early 1990 as verified by colt. got it from a guy who bought it new and shot it less than 50 rounds. been safe queen since. its still in factory box with factory papers. yeah i think the 2 for 1 had me goin but now im back to reality. ill keep it and set my sights to buy a colt gold cup national match. thanks for all the input and the reality check!!


    May 12, 2012
    Glad to hear that !!!! Smart move:cool:
  8. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

    I gotta say no. A pristine Delta Elite will continue to rise in value, those glocks wont.
  9. jbglock


    Aug 18, 2012
    I love my Colts. Wouldn't hesitate to make that deal though. It's not like the Delta is some incredibly rare gun that can't be replaced and I'd rather have guns that I feel like carrying and shooting over safe queens.
  10. AKRover

    AKRover 10MM Fanatic

    Jun 22, 2012
    Kenai, Alaska
    I had an employee in a gun shop tell me I should just put my Delta Elite in the safe and never fire it because the 10mm is too hard on the frame. I laughed at him and left.
  11. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Amsterdam Haze

    Nov 29, 2010
    If it;s not some over the top antique investment gun, GO SHOOT IT!!!!! After all, guns are made to shoot. Enjoy yourself:wavey:
  12. D.S.Brown

    D.S.Brown Millennium Member

    Dec 24, 1999
    North Texas
    I personally don't understand the "mystique" of owning guns, but not shooting them, but that's me. I get there are people that like to treat their guns like Barbie dolls, I'm just not one of them. Safequeens are more useless to me than a dedicated paper weight. At least a paper weight holding down paper is doing something useful.

    If it were me, I would do the trade, particularly if it was the ONLY 10mm I owned, and I wasn't shooting it much if at all.

    HOWEVER, you own multiple 10mm's, and appear to enjoy the caliber. If I were you I would keep the Delta, and SHOOT IT!

    A LOT!

    If you don't already invest in a reloading press, and crank out 10mm rounds, and keep all those 10mm guns of yours well fed.


  13. harleyman959798


    Apr 10, 2008
    i would shoot everyday but i live in a subdivision and dont own or know anyone with any land, so my only shooting choice is the indoor shooting range about 50 miles away. also being on call for work 24/7 doesnt help.
  14. D.S.Brown

    D.S.Brown Millennium Member

    Dec 24, 1999
    North Texas
    I guess those things would be prohibitive to shooting a lot. Still if you aren't reloading for 10mm, seriously consider doing so, since you seem to like the caliber so much. Best of luck with whatever you decide to do.


  15. pm666


    Feb 28, 2009
    Don't do it.
  16. fallenangelhim

    fallenangelhim come get some

    Apr 27, 2011
    Miami, FL
    If you like holding guns and the idea of guns. Keep the Delta. If you like shooting guns and think they are not art but tools, trade it.

    Sent from my Android