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Lorcin L9mm?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by country boy, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. country boy

    country boy portland area Member

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    I was just offered a NIB Lorcin L9mm by a friend, but I know nothing about them and couldn't find anything on google. Any information about the quality/reliability/price would be much appreciated.
     
  2. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    "offered"? Was it free? I probably wouldn't take one if it was given to me for the simple fact that, then I would owe the giver something. Even if I shot 500 rounds through one without failure, I'd be looking at the cheap build thinking "this thing is gonna break soon".
     
  3. country boy

    country boy portland area Member

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    It was offered for $300
     
  4. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    a quick look via google images shows several auctions with them, ranging in price from $100 to $200. I am sure that there are reviews out there somewhere.
     
  5. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    300 and he's your friend..Dang
     
  6. country boy

    country boy portland area Member

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    Hmm, google fu must not have been working earlier. I'll try again.
     
  7. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    $300? I'd punch him in the NARDS and spit in his eye.
     
  8. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In my opinion, that's a pretty bad deal. Lorcin is anything but a well-regarded manufacturer. Even if NIB, I'd not pay even half the asking price. If you've got $300, you have tons of choices for far superior guns.
     
  9. country boy

    country boy portland area Member

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    From what he told me it sounded like he didn't know much about it, so he may have gotten suckered himslef.
     
  10. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    I googled "lorcin 9mm" and got some info. Doesn't sound like a $300 gun to me, unless it's got some sort of collectors value i didn't read about. Now I'm not saying this is true, but on a few sites it was talked about how some went "missing" from the factory due to poor security, but that seems like a rumor to me.
     
  11. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    just..that was a true story I remember it.. please don't pay over a 100 for any lorcin
    never ever trust your life to one.. infact don't even buy one..unless your a sturgeon fisherman..
    my .02
     
  12. country boy

    country boy portland area Member

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    If I were to buy it it would just be for plinking, but from the replies I've gotten and a little bit of research, it looks like I won't be getting it unless he drops the price significantly. Oh yeah, and actually I am a sturgeon fisherman:D
     
  13. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a good plan, lots of fellas know good and bad firearms here
    you are a fisherman..cool.
     
  14. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    I've never owned one, never met anyone that has. What I heard about the brand is not goood. Spending $300 I bet you can find a far better 9mm, look for a Ruger p89 it is well in the price range and will be a far better pistol.

    I expect others here can suggest what you can get for $300 that will serve you well.