is it possible to buy used glock for 200$ at gunshow???

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  1. coyote11

    coyote11 New Member

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    Looking for concealed carry pistols used, is it possible for me to find any at 200$ price range? Gunshow is in town
     
  2. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    Is it possible? Sure. Is it likely? Not in today's political climate.

    With it being a sellers market I would be very careful buying something in that price range. If you're not sure about judging a firearms condition you should take someone you trust with you.
     

  3. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    No, not likely.
     
  4. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    /\Atleast not one that will function 99.9% and be concealable and safe to operate./\
     
  5. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Perhaps from a private seller.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I would have a great distrust of a semi-auto firearm that cost only $200.

    Personally, I would want a firearm I could trust my life with for CCW. That means not only considering the cost of the firearm, but the ammo needed to prove (to me) that it is a reliable weapon, and the means to carry it.

    I've read the reports where some firearms can shoot thousands of rounds without failure, but that was not done with the firearm I purchased for CCW. And like cars, no two firearms are the same. Similar, but different.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    a used Glock for $200? not likely. and if so, i'd be highly suspicious of it being stolen.

    best suggestion if you have a a desire to buy a Glock, is to take the $200 and put it on layaway at a gun store or pawn shop.
     
  8. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Really? Exactly which planet are you actually on?
     
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  9. thdrduck

    thdrduck New Member

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    I don't think so... I sold my Glock 17 in Jan for $500 and he was happy to get it.
     
  10. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    These days I would think you would be lucky to find a High Point for $200. Everything is through the roof around here. If I did find a Glock for $200 I would probably not buy it. I would figure it is stolen or damaged.
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i agree. if you bought a defective or stolen gun at a gun show, you have no way of being able to check it out. buying one used at a gun store or pawn shop, at least you know it's not stolen and you can see if they have a return policy if it's defective.
     
  12. qwiksdraw

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    Not sure if you could get a Glock for $200, but if you look hard enough you might find a box of ammo for that price!!!!!!!
     
  13. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    $200 Glock? No. Even before the recent craziness the cheapest Glocks around here were
    2nd Gen police trade-in mdl. 22's and a few 19's and 17's, and they went for $350.

    If you only have $200 and need a SD gun, maybe a revolver? They don't seem to have suffered
    the price inflation of semi-autos. It's entirely possible that a good solid (but maybe not too
    pretty) S&W model 10 can be had for under 200. About the only semi's I can think of that
    might get in that price range are Hi-Point and MAYBE a used Makarov.
     
  14. PrimePorkchop

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    I've been talking with a good friend at work about this, and I just want to convey the same thing to you that I pleaded to him:

    A gun is a serious investment. I know that sounds cliche and cheeky, but it's true. A financial investment? Sure, it can be. Look at how much gun prices have soared in the last 6 months.

    But it's more of an investment in your life and a passion that'll bite you once and have you hooked forever.

    Don't sell yourself short now due to impatience. Take that $200.00, shove it in a coffee can, and add to it every single day. Every time you pick up a dime off the ground, throw it in the damn coffee can.

    Save up that $$ and buy yourself a quality firearm. Not only because you get what you pay for, and you life may one day depend on it, but because you don't want to look back on your purchase with regret.

    $200.00 on a glock? If someone parts w/ their Glock for that price, there's a reason for it, and the only reason can be that it's toast and not worth firing...potentially dangerous.

    And you don't want that.
     
  15. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    If you need a gun now...and saving up is not an option, I would look at High Point. In my opinion, that is the only semi-auto on the market in the $200 range that is not total crap. They are actually pretty good guns. They are not pretty. But they will get the job done. If a revolver would work you could look at the EAA Windicator. You could buy a new one for just a little over $200. I had one. I even carried the Windicator for a while. It was just heavy. But it was a very good gun.
     
  16. SSGN_Doc

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    Cheapest Glock I picked up was a police trade in with a lot of wear for $275 about 7 years ago. Only reason I got that price is because a couple friends agreed to buy one also, so we got a multiple-gun discount. Too mine to the Glock factory in Georgia, and they went through it and replaced all the moving parts for free and made sure it was in good working order.

    Wouldn't expect to find too many deals better than that.