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Used G26. HELP!

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by bw4064, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. bw4064

    bw4064

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    At a gun store this morning and found a used G26 for $350.

    The Bad
    It shows a some holster wear on the slide.
    The barrel looks like it has been shot quite a bit.
    Stock sights.

    The Good
    Besides the wear on the slide and barrel everything else is cherry.
    Lockup is tight.
    Spring still seams tight.
    No signs of wear on the frame.
    Everything is super clean.
    It comes with two magazines. One regular and one with a Pierce Extension.
    Stock trigger.

    I'm thinking the only thing this gun needs is new barrel. I'm really NOT in the market buy new so this could be a nice alternative. This seems to be a pretty good example of a used Glock.

    Anything else I should look for????
    Should I go back this evening and pick it up???
    I'm really torn because I've wanted a 26 for a long time but I'm not sure if I should make the investment. I would use this as a CCW.

    Help me out before someone else buys it!
     
  2. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

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    If you have to pay $350.00 and then another $100ish or whatever a new Glock barrel costs...if it indeed needs a new barrel...where is the deal? I just picked up a prestine "used" unfired Glock 26 for $400.00 private party. :dunno:
     


  3. bw4064

    bw4064

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    It's not really "shot out." Looks about the same as my Gen 2 G19. I'm just thinking it would be upgrade I would have to do at some point in the next few years.
     
  4. it is normal to see finish wear on barrels but that doesn't mean its worn out. sounds like a decent deal
     
  5. SGT278ACR

    SGT278ACR Retired Veteran

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    I agree. Holster wear is to be expected and that is ok, but if it does need a new barrel, you might as well get a new NIB G26. Nothing wrong with used Glocks if they are in decent shape. My G22 was a used police trade-in and runs flawlessly. Bought my NIB G26 (3rd gen) earlier this year and have had no regrets at all. Like it better than the G22.

    To the OP, I wouldn't necessarily pass this one up. Is the seller able to let you test fire? It might be that it shoots great and is accurate and may not need a new barrel.
     
  6. bw4064

    bw4064

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    Let me put it this way. I have looked at police trade in Glocks with more barrel wear than this particular gun. I think it's just normal average wear. I'm just thinking because I like to shoot a lot of 9mm (due to price) that I would end up replacing the barrel in the distant future. Like I said it's not "shot out" by any means but it's not fantastic either. Unfortunately I would not be able to test fire this gun as it is at a chain store.
     
  7. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    He has a point, with a basic G26 selling for between $500 to $575 Idon't see a deal with this heavily used G26.

    If it had night sights and you can talk them down to $300...maybe. I would look elsewhere for another used G26
     
  8. itstime

    itstime

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    I've never seen 26's go that low. I would have jumped on it. Funny how different areas have different pricing.
     
  9. itstime

    itstime

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    Here is a question. How can you visibally see barrel wear?
     
  10. bw4064

    bw4064

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    Because that extra $225 buys 1000 rounds of 9mm...
     
  11. bw4064

    bw4064

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    Its just standard finish wear on the outside. Rifling looks acceptable.

    It looks about like this barrel.

    Sorry the lighting isn't good.

    Also in my area $350 is very good.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
  12. curlysir

    curlysir

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    To me that barrel doesn't look bad at all. A barrel like that wouldn't keep me from buying the gun. If $350 in your area is a good price I would buy it if I was in the market for a G26. My $.02 worth.
     
  13. bw4064

    bw4064

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    Yeah I was thinking that. Just wanted to get some reinforcement from GT.
     
  14. itstime

    itstime

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    I wouldn't worry about that. It would be mine if it were in my area.
     
  15. GaryC

    GaryC

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    That G26 is just trying to fool you into thinking it is a SIG :wavey:
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
  16. OhioGlock90

    OhioGlock90

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    if you want it for carry, then the existing holster wear should not be a problem! i say buy it!! I love my 26 and if i found another one for 350 i wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
     
  17. Dave.1

    Dave.1

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    Sorry to hear it.

    It's happened to me often enough that I don't hesitate if the price and condition are right.

    Dave