What do you think? Should I buy this from a friend?

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    What do you think? Should I buy this from a friend?

    Here's the deal! I have a friend that has a Browning Pro-9 that he is willing to sell me. (The civilian version of FNP-9)He got it from one of his college campus police friends for $300.

    Sorry its blurry, Phone Pic...

    I was thinking of offering him 150-200 for it because it is obviously used. What do ya'll think? is it worth it? I know NOTHING about this gun other than the reviews that I have read on this and other forums. Which, are mostly positive.

    Thanks for the input!

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    I like it......I'd consider it.
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    I would offer him $150.00 and then settle for $175.00 after negotiations. If so, you would make a very good deal. I don't know much about the Browning Pro-9, but buying a Browning pistol for less than $200.00 is a steal and unheard of. Go for it!
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    I have an FNP9, which is essentially the same. It is a very good gun, reliable, light weight, and many other desirable attributes. The gun would be worth purchasing even @ the $300 he paid for it. New, that gun goes for $549. I'd be curious though why he wants to sell it. Offering a "friend" only $150 may be a bit insulting.
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    Cosmo... I find your response completely useless. For all I know your reasons behind saying no may be because you don't like the color of the gun.

    Thanks you guys for the input. He is selling it because he doesn't want it in the house. He admitted that he has not shot it so I told him that I am going to take him out to the range. (My objective is to make him keep it!) But in the event that he is insistent I wanted to know what you guys thought...
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    Buy it. One gun is good. More guns are better...

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    Go for it! It's a Browning.
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    Yes, it is a more than fair price.
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    I think it would be a very good $300 investment, likely to increase in value over the coming years. And, quite frankly, a private purchase with no 4473 and no sales taxes to pay, make it even more attractive to me.
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    Buy it

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    I'd say go for it,. Even if you don't carry it, it would make for a great range gun.
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    id buy it for the 300 he paid for it
    definatley worth it for a browning
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    I'd probably buy it for that and be happy or really happy if I got $50 or more knocked off the price!
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