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Sell my Glock for bov?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Studio BK, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    Hey guys, I'll keep it short. Been carrying a Gen 4 Glock 19 for almost a year now. Love it A LOT!!! But, I recently picked up a Kel-Tec PF9 and haven't carried the Glock for about a month now. The Kel-Tec is just so much more concealable. Saving up some cash right now for a BOV (bug out vehicle). Only looking to spend @ $2,000 for a cheap Jeep XJ, the cash I could get from my Glock sure would come in handy. Help me decide what to do!!! Thanks guys!
     
  2. safetyman

    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    Unless you are stocked up on emergency supplies, I would sell the Glock and put the money towards actual supplies (think food, water, shelter, toiletries, other stuff I can't think of at the moment). For me, the probability of using a BOV is much lower than having to use the supplies I have stocked up. This is just my opinion, take it for what it's worth.
     
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  3. branchbuster

    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    By the time people find out it is time to bug out, it will be too late to drive.
     
  4. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    I know what you're saying. I am stocked up some, could always use more. I should have clarified that I'm not just thinking a 4x4 vehicle for bugging out only. Also in case of snow storms (current DD is a Thunderbird), earthquakes (roads damaged, covered in debris), civil unrest (ability to hop a curb and get out of danger). These are things that I think are more plausible than actually having to bug out.
     
  5. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Remember two is one and one is none. Just a thought but I would say that having a back up gun can't hurt, especially since both are 9mm so they share ammunition. Then again, with times being what they are and cash being tight sometimes you have to part with something to get something else, so I suppose it comes down to what do you feel you need more? A backup weapon that you know is reliable or a 4x4 that may or may not be solid?
     
  6. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    Yeah that's my difficulty. I bought the Glock because it's solid and I will be able to rely on it. Plus I also have a Sub 2000 in Glock 9mm config. Tough decision for sure.
     
  7. Widerstand

    Widerstand Portland rebmeM roineS

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    I say hold onto you're guns and just slowly save for that XJ, I'm a jeep fan myself and I have a lifted 99XJ for my daily driver, they are nice. Just make sure you get one with the unstoppable 4.0L straight 6 and you will be happy.
     
  8. Cortes

    Cortes Tualatin Active Member

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    How much have you shot that PF9? I have one that I wouldn't sell to someone I didn't like. It is great to carry, but when you go to shoot it, it fails to fire. Almost every magazine I get a strike on the primer but no bang.

    Need to send it to Keltec, they will fix it, but what a pain. Bought a glock. It always goes bang.

    How about something like this for your BOV? You can run down curbs and medium sized treez with no problem.

    m925_2_of_8.jpg
     
  9. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    I've ran about 250 rounds through the PF9. Only malfunction I've had is one stovepipe.
     
  10. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    Oh yeah definitely be getting the 4.0L!
     
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    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Will a vehicle that only costs $2K be reliable enough to get you where you need to go when you want to go there?
     
  12. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    If you know what you're buying then yes. You can go spend 40K on a new car and have it dump the engine out it the next day if you don't know what your doing. Price =/= quality.
     
  13. Studio BK

    Studio BK Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    I agree completely DieselScout. I've been driving a '97 Thunderbird that I picked up for $600 for 2 1/2years now and I've only had to spend $80 for a new alternator in that time. The reason I want a Jeep XJ is because they are known for their reliability and versatility.
     
  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    From the prices I have seen on some jeeps,$2k doesn't buy very much.
    Don't know about down there but jeeps are freeking expensive up in pugetropolis. 80s for $5k and up?

    I'm with cortes on which gun to sell,but I would never buy a keltec.
    Plus I would guess there are way more mags out there for a glock 9mm than almost any other gun.Probably the first reason I have the glock 19 and 34.
     
  15. Cortes

    Cortes Tualatin Active Member

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    Well maybe I am a dummy here, but it seems unlikely you can get much of a Jeep for $2k.

    Besides, don't you want something that will drive over trees, fences, and rocks with impunity?
     
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  16. Boats

    Boats Flicking A Switch To Open My Third Eye Well-Known Member

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    Any day you can rid yourself of a Glock is a good one because it can always be replaced by a better pistol, but you won't get much Jeep for 2k. Take the advice on using the cash for supplies.
     
  17. aksu747

    aksu747 Beaverton Active Member

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    When SHTF the extra rounds and reliability of the glock will come in handy more than the kel-tec. If I were you I would just sell the kel-tec and keep the glock, cause in a SHTF situation you will probably regret selling the glock.
     
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  18. MissJ

    MissJ Clackamas County Active Member

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    maybe my opinion is a bit weird here....but I am in favor of keeping any firearms you already have due to avoiding future background check situations.

    the fewer registered firearms the better.....there will always be a need and a market for a serviceable Glock so if a true emergency ever arises you can probably get most of your cash value back out of the Glock.

    tell me, which do you suppose it will be harder to acquire post SHTF? A 4x4 vehicle, gasoline, or a Glock? I don't know what #1 would be But I'm pretty darn sure that of he 3 a 4x4 vehicle will be the easiest to come by. keep your Glock and invest in ammo, gasoline, food or saving up for a 4x4.
     
  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha, another guy with hands too small for a Glock. Probably never shot one before.
     
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  20. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Don't get that. I have ridiculously small hands and have no problem with Glocks.