I was at the Pasadena Texas gunshow yesterday. All the prices are crazy-stupid. Who's going to pay $1,300 for a model 19-3 with 70% bluing and the wrong grips? Heck, who'd pay that for one 99%? Not I.
I come across a table where a guy is trying to sell the smug table holder a pistol.
"I'm sorry, these civilian models just aren't bringing what they used to."
"I can't make any money at that price."
"It's got condition problems."
"When you come to your senses, come see me , my offer is good all day."
The guy walks off and I follow him. "Excuse me, what are you trying to get out of that?"
I can't remember why I went to the show.
It certainly wasn't to bring this beat up, ragged out, overpriced POS home with me. I know I paid too much. It only had one mag and no pouch. As you can plainly see, it's condition issues are insurmountable. Maybe I can recoup part of what I paid by breaking it down for parts.
Perhaps the $1,800 for that refinished Chinese import Inglis HP with the aftermarket grips and repro stock on the table would have been a better investment...