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Would you buy a range gun?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by hotSAUCE, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. hotSAUCE

    hotSAUCE All over Active Member

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    I'm in the market and found 3 options. Used or a range gun. The range gun is also about $150 cheaper than the used one.

    1) range gun 600
    2) used for 750
    3) wait to find one less used and newer condition 750-850

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  2. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    what kind of guns are we talking about? A glock? A 1911? A Barrett .50? The model would play into my choice between the two. Glock? Go for the range gun. 1911? I'd probably pass on the range gun.
     
  3. hotSAUCE

    hotSAUCE All over Active Member

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    SW Model 686 .357mag

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  4. TwinStick

    TwinStick In the wind Active Member

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    If the used gun has a lot less use, for only $150 more, buy that one.
     
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  5. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    you would have to know how to check the revolver, barrel to cylinder gap, d/a & s/a timing, headspace. If you cannot perform these functions and find later it needs corrections the savings can be eaten up pretty fast.

    I have bought lots of used revolvers, with many many rounds through them. some have needed work. It's always a pleasure to put them back to correct specs and give them new life.

    The 686 is an incredible revolver, buy it.
     
  6. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    would you buy rental car? :bluelaugh:

    conditions may vary
     
  7. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "Would you buy rental car?" :bluelaugh:

    YUP I did. From Hawaii no less. Runs great, good rubber....I'm happy.:thumbup:

    Same way with a used gun. Depends on HOW it was used.:paranoid:

    Jack...:cool:
     
  8. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I personally would not buy a range 686 for $600. You can find them on here for that price and I am willing to bet in better condition with less rounds down the pipe.
     
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  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Personally, I would run a wanted ad on a bunch of different gun sites for that particular gun and see what shows up.
     
  10. hotSAUCE

    hotSAUCE All over Active Member

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    I ended up going with a virgin 686-6. WCA had a new one!:thumbup:

    sent with my thumbs
     
  11. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sure, I'd buy a range gun or any used gun depending upon condition and price.
     
  12. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Back in college I worked at a gas station in Central Oregon. We would regularly have folks with rental cars come in asking what it meant when the oil light was on.

    And that's why I will never buy a rental car :)
     
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    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Also depends upon the range and how they maintain they firearms. Have been to some where the rentals are in such bad condition I've had to exchange them to get one that I would be willing to fire let alone purchase.
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's why "mint in box" used guns sell for a higher price then "Kept under truck seat" guns.
     
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