Gen 5 impact on used Glocks

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Out West, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Out West

    Out West Just lack finishing up

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    With the Gen 5 iteration of Glock pistols will we see a decline in prices for Gen 3 & 4 guns? Seems like it must as more and more shooters add Gen 5's to the collection and many times get rid of older pistols to make room for the new.
     
  2. Reichpapers

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    I bought a G19 Gen 5, but it doesn't mark the transition to 5's for me. I'm still going to purchase previous Gens.
     

  3. 'Ol Grandad

    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    Not me. My gen. 4 19 and 17 both work just fine. No need for replacement yet.
     
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  4. nevernuffglock

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    I’ve already seen some Glocks going for around 450 new. Also saw on gundeals the other day new Gen 4s for 499 and 5 magazines total. So yeah, they are taking a hit. Heck I’ve thought about selling my Gen 4 19 for the new 19 MOS.
     
  5. mmcbeat

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    I saw G17.3 new online for $429. I don’t *need* one but I am tempted.
     
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    I would never consider buying a 3 after the 4 came out. But the 5 really doesn't have any must have features over the 4 unless you need a lefty slide release. And of course, if you want another caliber you're stuck...
     
  7. Spartan24

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    Ditched all my Gen4’s. Started with 19X and 43. Seriously consider a 45. Internal changes and better trigger did it for me. Gen5 all the way!
     
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    I traded three Glocks, a 22.4, 22.3 and 27.3 for a 26.5 and 34.5 MOS. My motivation was to change caliber from 40 S&W to 9mm and cut back on my gun inventory (gasp). The Gen5 improvements are an extra bonus and much appreciated. I am a "lefty" and those changes are also welcomed. I have no complaints on the earlier generations.
     
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    Its tempting, but my G-22/23/27 combo just seem to work very well for me. if it ain't broke don't fix it!
     
  10. Valmet

    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

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    I can’t see an influx of used Gen4 19s in the future as many 19 owners like myself are prone to have and keep duplicates.
     
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    Old school here love my G1 & G 2 never liked the 3 any, have 2 but don't care for them, carry a G2 don't plan to change
     
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    I like my Gen 3s, no desire for the 5s.
     
  13. Rocky7

    Rocky7 Proud NRA Life Patron Member, Life GSSF member

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    The short throats in the barrels do not entice me. If I buy new it will be a gen 3.

    I doubt a need for another Glock will arise, since I’m not a collector and now retired competitive shooting I’ve got (3) of each of my needs.

    I can appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm though and enjoy the read.
     
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  14. Paul53

    Paul53 You local friendly Skynet dealer

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    I see the different Gens as adding variety, not obsolescence. Pick and choose the features you want or don't want. My emotional support gun is a gen 4. Will it do anything a gen 1 or gen 5 will or wont do?
    Not that I can see.
     
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    I think some softening in the used market is likely. While many will add another gun, others will trade away their existing Gen 2-4 to help pay/make room for the "latest and greatest". I'm holding what I have and really don't want another right now. I'd buy another Gen 4 if I did.
     
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  16. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    I think the largest impact will be when some larger LE agencies begin rotating their older models out for the 5's...then the real bargains will begin to show up
     
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    I’d never get rid of old for new. It’s not worth the loss of money. Plus, most were acquired in trades so they weren’t even in my name.

    If anything, I would get more.

    I only acquired a 19x so far. I love it and I shoot it better than my other Glocks.


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    Take older i-phones as a good example, or even previous gens 1-4.

    Prices will stabilize to what the market will bear. Older gen 1-2pricing will fall, but still based on age and use, as that supply has dried, but the gen3 will displace the gen2 as the Best discontinued Glock EVER. Gen4 will start hitting the market as used LE trade ins for gen5, but unlikely to be less than $370 unless really beat up.

    $450 is a good price for a new Glock without night sights- Thanksgiving and Holiday sales are coming.
     
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    I can never get rid of any of my old Glocks, or guns for that matter. Realistically, the gen 5s are not really greater than previous gen 4.. One of carry guns is a 19 gen 2 and I can’t tell much difference between that and 19.4.


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    Glocktober Days at many gun stores this week to-boot with holiday sales.




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