RG Industries .25 ACP insurance value?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by lukeisme, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. lukeisme

    lukeisme New Member

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    Ok so I got my first look at an RG .25 acp today when it was given to me. I have found all kinds of people saying they are a POS and why they are such. The one thing I have not been able to find out is what the value of it is. Any clues anyone. My guy at the pawnshop told me only dont shoot it the ammo is worth more then the gun. I insure everything and have no idea that value to place on this. :confused:
     
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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Just flipped thru some of the "closed in last 90 days" gun auctions on a couple of sites I lurk around. Going price seems to be $40-50 for the RG in .25ACP.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Personally, I would place it one rung BELOW a Raven MP-25 on the ladder of quality. If you can get $40 for it consider yourself lucky.

    Never forget that RG stands for Real Garbage.
     
  4. Catfish

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    Years ago I was rideing with a sheriff and he was tell me that the nite befor he went to the hospital to talk to a guy that picked up a hitch hiker. When the guy pulled a 25 auto on him and told him to get out of his car a and he didn`t the guy shot him 3 times. After that he through the guy out of his car and drove himself to the hospital. I would not rely on it for selfdefense.
     
  5. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    It should tell you something just from the fact that it was GIVEN to you. ;)

    I had to laugh a little because I actually had someone give me one of those as well a number of years ago. Took it to the range and tried shooting it. Afterward brought it home and took the cutting torch to it. They do melt nicely......
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If you are a member of the NRA (you are, aren't you?), check with them. I thought that they had something about firearm insurance with membership (or my "old timer's" is kicking in again).
    If so, then you should be able to find out what they would pay.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    If you are an NRA member, you automatically have $1000 in insurance coverage on your firearms. Does not mean lose a $50 pistol and get $1000.
     
  8. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    c3,

    Have you ever heard of anyone receiving anything through the NRA insurance? I have not. Seen lots of questions asking about it, but I've never seen any replies from anyone stating they were able to receive compensation. :confused:
     
  9. nwrednk

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    rg .25 ACP?

    Find yourself the nearest "sucker" to buy it or the nearest body of water to
    chuck that piece of junk into! I made the mistake of owning one & despite
    all of my gunsmithing experience as a machinist could not get the thing to
    fire more than 3 shots w/o a problem! I was lucky enough to sell it at a yard
    sale for $50. with a box of ammo! (It nearly ended-up being thrown into the
    deep part of Coeur d Alene lake)!:rolleyes:
     
  10. brandonb623

    brandonb623 New Member

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    rg 26 .25

    I recently bought a rg 26 .25 from a family member in need of some cash came with a triple k holster i payed him 150 for both. Took it to the local gun shop and was told the holster was worth more than the gun. Took it out shooting and it fired every shot just jammed up tossin in the first round a couple times. Hunting trip this weekend a couple family members decided to shoot it and on the 3rd shot the front half of the slide busted off and flew into the water. Self defense gun is what i considered it until this had happened, might give the bad guy one hell of a bruise is about all!!
     
  11. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I had an RG 25 some years ago. It was not t5he best by far but I did kill a raccoon from about 12 feet. THey are not worth much. I see them all the time for around 50 bucks. Most RG weapons are not the best made but will work. I ended up having a firing pin made after the one in it broke and it always fed and functioned as it should. But like most 25's they are not about accuracy. Unless you are about a foot away from your target. To me is way too pricey ammo for a weapon that makes you have to get up close and personal.

    They are not worth a lot but they will work if taken care of.
     
  12. pioneer461

    pioneer461 New Member

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    Virtually every Jennings or RG .25 acp I came across in shooting investigations, had been fired once, then jammed. Although there have been fatal shootings with .25's, they are extremely rare and involve a "lucky shot." The overwhelming majority resulted in non-incapacitating wounds.

    If you were to shoot someone with a .25, and IF they found out about it, they would be really pi$$ed.
     
  13. TnRebel

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    They make great throw downs ooops did I say that , kidding aside years ago when I was a deputy in another state one of the deputy's carried one rolled up in a handkerchief for that purpose . and he said that was all it was good for. :eek: