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How good are police trade in glocks?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by gunandammohunting, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. gunandammohunting

    gunandammohunting Willsonville Member

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    Im curious if anyone has experience with buying or using the trade in glock 40s&w. The price is hard to beat but are they worth it?
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  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    First off I don't have any experience with the trade in Glocks. What I do know is moat police weapons see a certified armorer at least once a year and if any part is questionable it's replaced. I would also wager most police sidearms see less use then an enthusiast's firearm, they qualify maybe twice a year at most and spend the rest of their service life in a holster. I wouldn't hesitate to buy a police trade in, it's probably been better taken care of and shot less then most of the firearms I already own.
  3. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    If you shop around you can find some jems. I have a pre-ban firearm from a local here with markings and is pretty cool and also not for sale been offered way more then it was worth if it was a new model . Shop around and do some research might find something cool.
  4. SectionChief

    SectionChief Member

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    Have a few Glock Police Trade-ins in 9mm. The finish on them shows holster wear, but all have been mechanically perfect.
  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing?

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    I'd buy one. You can replace virtually all parts with ease
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  6. IronMonster

    IronMonster Free Idaho! Opinionated Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I bought a Sig 229 in .40 that was a police trade in. I owned it for maybe 5 years and sold it for more than I paid for it. It had been shot, a lot. But it was also $350 when they where bringing $500 so.... It still shot well and I was a happy camper
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  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ditto with my Beretta. Looks like porkypines chewed on it but always functions! It was #10 on the Hartford PD!
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  8. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I bought a police trade in G17. The mags had a little wear on the bottom from being dropped, but other than that it was spotless. I had the armorer look at it at a GSSF match and he found no issues with it.
    I've since put a lot of rounds through it without problems.
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