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Would you buy a police trade in?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by B_RAD, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. B_RAD

    B_RAD

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    LGS has some 17, 22, 19, 23, all Gen 3 for $399. Most have NS but dim. Wondering if anyone else has had good luck with PD trade ins? $399 seems a little high?
     
  2. CATATOMIC

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    I would buy one in a heartbeat. Most police issue weapons are only shot two or three times a year at qualification. They may be several years old but most have a low round count shot through them.
     

  3. LawDog2006

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    +1 on buying them. I have and will do again
     
  4. SWAMPRNR

    SWAMPRNR Lost

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    I have four that were tradeins. Never a problem so far. Just normal holster wear as would be expected.
     
  5. GoBigOrange

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    I would buy one, but not for $399.

    It would have to be closer to $325-350.
     
  6. glock_collector

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    I buy em all the time, mean green solvent will remove any donut residue and leave a fresh smell too.
     
  7. G30Mike

    G30Mike Say When!

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    My very first Glock was a PD trade in G22. Never had any problems out of it.
    Id definitely buy another one.
     
  8. up1911fan

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    Price is high but i've bought PD trade in's before.
     
  9. DRAGON1970

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    Sure, for the right price. They are generally well maintained and fired very little. Some are afraid of the holster wear but it is just cosmetic.
     
  10. janice6

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    Sure. It's an excellent source.
     
  11. Bruce M

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    I would buy one but it would have to be a bit below 399, in that it may have been 398 or less when new.
     
  12. tuf8seconds

    tuf8seconds TEXAS COWBOY

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    Would you buy a police trade in?

    "NO WAY"....IMHO, nobody takes care of anything that ain't theirs, the way they would take care of it if it was theirs....That's my story and I'm stickin' to it...
     
  13. vmann

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    i have a 23 police trade in from 1995, its still going strong...
     
  14. Todd00000

    Todd00000 Get some!

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    Yes, but not for $399.
     
  15. yellowhand

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    Just picked up two from J&G sales for 339.00, each, one looks new and the other has just a small amount of holster wear, internals on both, look new, even a little life left in night sites.:wow:
     
  16. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Yes,fact is I was looking at some PD trade in's yesterday. SJ 40
     
  17. Bodyarmorguy

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    I disgree, not all cops are gun people, but the ones that are, and some who are not necessarily, still take care of equipment that their life depends on. Likewsie I have seen non-cop private sellers selling their personal guns which were obivously not cared for.

    Examine the gun just as you would any other used gun. Just this weekend, I put a deposit on a Police trade in S&W M&P45..no thumb safety, with night sights, w ith 3 mags, all the backstraps, box and papers. Honestly, it looks as though it cold pass for NIB, $450 OTD with tax.
     
  18. michael e

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    I have, but not for that price. CDNN usually has them for low 300's.
     
  19. drdriller

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    I say yes, but not at that price. I have several, most were good, but I got a couple of beaters. I was never able to pick the one I got. If you get to pick yours and not get a "random" one, I would do it. I recently picked up a police trade in 870 shotgun. Of all of them, only one was very cosmetically defective. Guess which one I got? It shoots great though.
     
  20. snichols28

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    I would. I have. ...and I have always armorer stripped it and replaced all of the springs and anything else that looks worn. I would do this with any used gun I purchased if I didn't know the background on it. Yah it may have some holster wear and some dust or powder residue on the inside but that's an easy clean.