I have an older pistol I want to exchange for a newer model. I have never really gave much thought to the trade in process because typically when I have sold anything its because I needed the cash, not because I wanted something else. How does this compare to a private sale in terms of value? Are you still much better off going with a private sale or is the value close to what a trade in would be? Or is a trade in value typically no different than a straight resell to the gun shop? I am sure its been discussed before but my searching is not hitting the correct hot words..