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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by BuckWallace, May 18, 2010.

  1. BuckWallace

    BuckWallace Gresham New Member

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    So I went to the gun show in Canby last weekend looking for a Springfield XD .40. I did a ton of research on it and was convinced that was what I was buying. However, when I got there I held the XD40 subcompact and loved the size and feel of it. On an impulse, I went ahead and bought the XD .40 SC. When I got home and read up on it, I learned the SC version of the .40 has a lot more "snap" to it. This being my first handgun, I think I would rather have the 9mm SC instead. Anyway, the .40 I bought is brand-new in box, never fired, never loaded, perfect condition. If I were to take it to a dealer for a trade, I'm assuming I couldn't just trade it straight-up for a 9mm in the exact same model. Would I get anywhere near the same value, or would it be better to just keep the .40? As you can probably tell from reading this I'm a complete newbie, so any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I guess it depends where you went. You'll still have to pay for another background check though.

    See what you can get, if not see if somebody wants to trade on here.
     
  3. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Dealers have to pay the rent. They have to make a profit to keep the doors open. Remember, they can buy your gun wholesale, so why would they give you more than that for it even on a trade?

    As Dyjital said, you can check with a few, but I'm betting that your best bet is to outright sell or trade the gun here. I wouldn't rule out a Glock 26 if that's what you get a chance to trade for. They are pretty popular too.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    The problem is that even if you never put a round thru it, a dealer could not legally sell it as brand new. They might get very close to what they would for a new gun, but not quite. As Gunner said, you are better off looking for an outright sale or trade here.
     
  5. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    I'd shoot it and see if I could learn to love it before I'd take a loss on it.REading others' opinions isn't really going to tell you anything.Stance,hold,and familiarity are what it takes to shoot it,not someone else's opinion of how 'snappy' it is.

    You guy a firearm like that for up close and personal defense,not bullseye shooting,I'd think.Shoot it that way and see how it goes.
     
  6. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    This being your first handgun, be sure to have someone show you how to hold it firmly and still accept the recoil. It might make all the difference in what you think of it. A lot of guys like that gun, and the Glock 27 which is somewhat similar.
     
  7. USMC1345

    USMC1345 Gresham, OR Member

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    I recently asked Keith at Keith's in Gresham the same question about the same gun, full-size though, and he said he would give $275 cash or the same for trade-in value. You're definitely better off going another route. I sold that same gun for $415 on here. Just my $.02
     
  8. orygunmike

    orygunmike Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    BuckWallace.

    Congrats on your first handgun.

    Here are my words of encouragement and advice.

    The XD is a fine pistol with a good reputation. Don't feel too bad if it turns out it isn't the right pistol for you. There will be other people glad to take it off your hands for you for a fair price. Whatever dollars you lose in the transaction, if any, you can chalk up to experience.

    If you decide not to keep the pistol, I strongly recommend selling it via a private transaction. If you sell it to a dealer they will likely give you 50-60% of what you can get for it in a private transaction. Private, INTRA-state transactions (meaning selling it to a resident of your state) is quite legal and done all the time. This very site has a Classifieds section where you can list and sell/trade your pistol. I've seen many people trade their pistol for the same type of pistol in a different caliber (e.g trade a 9mm Glock/XD for a 40 Glock/XD).

    Now, whether you keep it or trade/sell the pistol can only be determined by you. If you are a new shooter, my first recommendation is to get some training on the fundamentals of shooting so you know what to look for in a pistol and how to figure out whether it is the right gun for you. Invest a small amount of money now and save money and frustration in the long run. I know of a NRA Basic Pistol class held montly in Canby that does an excellent job of teaching the fundamentals. The fees are $100. Once you have that under your belt, and shoot your gun, as well as several other guns if you choose to during the class, you'll be more informed and able to make an objective assessment of whether the pistol is a good match for you or not. Currently you are not able to make that informed assessment at this time, and no one else can do it for you. If you want more info on the class, ask me and I'll provide the info.

    Good luck and let me know if I can help.
     
  9. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    i suggest you call the dealer you got it from and advise him of the sitch

    and ask if you can exchange it for a 9mm never know he might. taking it to another gun store will only get 50% of value.

    if he says no or i can only give you a % off for a trade then

    i suggest you shoot it and see what you think

    if you like it keep it if not put it up on the boards for trade for the one you want.

    or sell it you can probably get 90-100% of your money back selling it on the boards if its in new condition unless you over paid.
     
  10. BuckWallace

    BuckWallace Gresham New Member

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    Thanks for all the advice everyone. This is my first handgun, but I neglected to say I've been around guns for a while. I've never shot a .40, but have shot a 9mm (Glock 17), and plenty of shotguns. That's pretty much what I assumed about dealers not giving top dollar and I totally understand (I've watched plenty of Pawn Stars). The gun is going to be mainly a defensive gun, with a little range shooting, so I'm just gonna man up and learn to get comfortable with it. Anyway, this has been a good experience, so thanks again for all the input!
     
  11. Phonelesscord

    Phonelesscord Portland, Oregon Member

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    Try it before you buy it? Clackamas Sheriff's Public Safety Training Center and indoor range has most common service pistols for Rent, just have to bring a working handgun in with you (bring a friend if you dont have one). I know they have an XD or two.
     
  12. turq

    turq Molino,oregon Member

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    It's not that bad!!!

    Recoil never killed anyone!

    Learn the ZEN of pulling the trigger ON target (Bullseye) and letting the gun 'snap' ;DONE.
    40S&W is a great round; to avoid the 'Magnum' recoil stay in the 40's
    'wheelhouse' of 165gr or 155gr.
    You should be able to shoot 200 at one range session.
    Stay with it; and learn to "like" that power of your round. Good Luck
     
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  13. orygunmike

    orygunmike Beaverton, OR Active Member

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  14. BuckWallace

    BuckWallace Gresham New Member

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  15. toobigtofail

    toobigtofail PDX Member

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    I think you should go to the range at the clackamas county sheriff's station and shoot a bunch of guns (they have XDs, Glocks, Sigs, 1911s, etc.) and see what you like, then make a decision about what gun you want to settle for. Until then, it's just speculation.
     
  16. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    carry guns was a KelTec P-11, then I put the .40 cal conversion on it, then got the .357 SIG barrel for that. Once you learn to shot that combo there is almost nothing that doesn't feel tame!

    Take what you have and shoot it some or rent one of the same model to try. Don't like it still? Sell it here and buy what you like.
     
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    noyo55 California New Member

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    Before you send it down the road shoot it. I have a Beretta 9000s in 40 Cal, to me it has more of a bounce than snap. I also have a Makarov in 9x18, much smaller round, 21 pound spring and that one has "Snap". Try it out and you may be pleasantly surprised, recoil varies make to make with a lot of variables beside caliber.