Finally broke down

Finally broke down

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    Finally broke down

    Well, it finally happened. I was walking through my local pawn shop not even looking for guns when it caught my eye: a like new Glock 17 for $350. Seemed cheap enough so I asked to look at it. Under inspection I found it has factory glock night sights and a lasermax guide rod laser (which, by the way, retails for about $300). Now when I noticed this I couldn't ask for the 4473 fast enough. Now I need to shoot it.

    Ok guys, open season, give this 1911 guy all you got for buying a glock.
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    im sorry for your loss
    id sell it and buy a new holster for your 1911 with the profits :)
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    Sounds like you were in the right place, at the right time

    Congrats.
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    great deal. good job

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    That don't happen often, enjoy!
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    Sweet deal! Congrats are in order.
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    Please stand by...assimilation in progress...

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    There is still hope, sell it quickly.

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    sometimes they look pretty, but ya know where your heart is... stick with that and leave the Glock alone. Sell it for a profit and buy you a good 1911... you'll be happier in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    sometimes they look pretty, but ya know where your heart is... stick with that and leave the Glock alone. Sell it for a profit and buy you a good 1911... you'll be happier in the long run.
    Well I'm not convinced as to what to do with this particular gun. I know I can sell the laser itself for about $125 at my local store ( already asked) and I know I can flip it today and make 50 - 100 bucks rather easily. Then again, if I sell it and down the road I want another one I'm looking at 400 bucks at least. So with the laser sold and replaced with stock parts ( not really a laser kind of guy) I'd be only into this pistol in the neighborhood of $250 Which is almost free by pistol standards. It probably will not get placed in the carry rotation but I can see it being a fun range toy. There are benefits of both options, but the laser is getting the heck out of my gun asap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangemaster View Post
    Well I'm not convinced as to what to do with this particular gun. I know I can sell the laser itself for about $125 at my local store ( already asked) and I know I can flip it today and make 50 - 100 bucks rather easily. Then again, if I sell it and down the road I want another one I'm looking at 400 bucks at least. So with the laser sold and replaced with stock parts ( not really a laser kind of guy) I'd be only into this pistol in the neighborhood of $250 Which is almost free by pistol standards. It probably will not get placed in the carry rotation but I can see it being a fun range toy. There are benefits of both options, but the laser is getting the heck out of my gun asap.
    You're not only $250 into a pistol, you're looking at it the wrong way. If you sell the laser and the pistol separately and make $500 between the two, you're $150 ahead on your next 1911.

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    Even if you're a dedicated 1911 shooter, I think you did the right thing by buying the Glock, especially at that price. Everyone needs at least one reliable pistol.

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    Don't take it too seriously. I have a Springfield 1911 that's proven very reliable. It's 45ACP, so for financial reasons, I don't shoot it as much as my Glocks which are 9mm. However, when I do shoot it, I inevitably shoot better with it than with my Glocks. It's really very frustrating.

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    Well...everyone should be able to say that they USED to own a glock!!! LOL

    Sounds like you got a great deal!! Congrats!!
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