so while I was with my dad the other day helping him narrow his choice in a new firearm purchase (which was actually quite easy due to lack of inventory!)--I came across a Beretta 96D Inox (Double Action only) that was a police department trade in. it was carried by the Ohio Highway State Patrol, and had their logo engraved into the side of the frame, and a special "OSP" number stamped into the frame as well "OSP XXXX" kind of a unique piece and cool that it has their logo engraved into it (in my opinion anyway) now, the gun was abused. it's been dropped...hard. there was a minor scuff on the rear of the grip, the rear sight was busted, and the muzzle of the barrel had some marks. (almost like it was carried by a motorcycle cop who dropped it and it tumbled end over end) No other damage though, other than the normal holster wear. the rear sight doesn't bother me. I have one here from my carry weapon (96 Elite II--has front and rear removable sights, which I replaced with night sights) The barrel isn't too much of a concern, I can order a replacement easy enough. the thing is, I can't afford to go buy it outright. I'd have to do a trade. The only weapon I'm willing to trade is the first firearm I ever bought, a Beretta 92FS. it's well used, has holster wear, and the finish on the barrel is worn away from the weapon cycling. It's an older 92FS, it has the straight dust cover like the M9s, and it does not have the "idiot warning" on the side of the frame like the new ones do (where it says "read owners manual, bla bla bla") I imagine I'd have to offer up some cash too for the trade because my 92 is a lot older (made in 1992) and has more wear. Would you trade away the first firearm you ever bought? or is that kind of sacrilege and something that you should hold onto forever? Because it's the first I ever bought, it does hold some sentimental value to me, but not a ton (I'm obviously willing to trade it) I also just bought a brand new M9 a few weeks ago (part of the reason why I can't afford to buy the OSP gun outright) I've always wanted an M9 because of the markings vs a "92FS" ...so now I have 2 of the exact same gun, minus the markings. I dunno....what would you do? haha!