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#5954569 - 09/30/15 01:23 PM glock 17 question???
okjhutch Offline
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Registered: 09/19/11
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I have an offer to purchase a glock model 17, stamped Austria not US, comes with 2 mags, it is a gen 3, and used to be a law enforcement. They have agreed to $325.00 and I was wondering if that sounds like a good deal, great deal or walk away from. I assume the law enforcement hand guns get allot of rounds thru them, the gun functions good and surprising very clean, no holster wear or any other wear, so I was wonder what you guys that have more experience in them let me know more about this.

#5954594 - 09/30/15 01:40 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
modelt3 Offline

Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 604
Loc: Krum, TX
Go for it.
I recently bought a gen 3 17(contract gun) off Gunbroker for that same price. Mine only came with 1 mag, but had night sights. Shoots fine.

#5954627 - 09/30/15 02:02 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
Brother in-law Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
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Go for it! Most people are mistaken on how many rounds a LEO actually fire

As a duty gun they are periodically checked by an armorer.

If you're in the hunt for a gun I would say yes for sure

#5954833 - 09/30/15 03:48 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
glb1955 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 329
Loc: Brazos County Texas
I would jump on that one? The normal officer will not shoot that much. If they just like to shoot or are in a specialty unit then they will shoot more, but for that price go for it. A Glock armorer can go through it, if you can find one. I can't count the number that I have checked and been through. Only had to replace a trigger bar one time and that was a fluke. My SWAT guys never had any problems with their Glock 22's and we went through some rounds.


#5955056 - 09/30/15 06:08 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 4487
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
I've got a Gen 2 I bought in 2006 that was a police turn in since the gun shop had the city contract and took in all the guns and supplied the newer Gen 3's to the dept.
When I had the chance to buy one the guy pulled two boxes out from behind the counter and told me to pick the one I wanted. I was like a kid at Christmas so I tried to find one that showed the least wear and I got a good one that I've shot many a round through and never had a problem.
Night sights are still bright, so yes I would say that it's a good deal!

#5955286 - 09/30/15 08:19 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
JCB Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Unless there are obvious issues with it you cant go wrong with a Glock at $325.

#5955488 - 09/30/15 10:16 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
wburke2010 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 4933
Loc: Nevada, TX
I wouldn't say it is a great deal on a trade in but if you want a glock then I would do it. Police trade in means squat, just that it is used. That gun will take more rounds and still function fine then you would want to shoot through it.


#5955569 - 09/30/15 11:19 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2088
Loc: West Virginia
If you want a Glock 17 buy it.

#5956034 - 10/01/15 11:02 AM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
VAFish Offline

Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 99
Loc: Fairfax, VA
A lot of cops are not gun people and don't shoot more than they have to. That means qualifications at a minimum of once a year. So a 10 year old LEO Glock could have as low as 2,000-3,000 rounds through it. Realistically they probably have 5,000-10,000 rounds through them at most.

There are Glock 17's with well over 100,000 rounds through them and still going strong. Buying a LEO trade in gun is not an issue, if the price is right.
"If your plan is for one year, plant rice.
If your plan is for ten years, plant trees.
If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children."
-- Confucius

#5956686 - 10/01/15 05:52 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
bull279 Offline

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 718
Loc: Central Texas
The worst case scenario on the pistol is that it belonged to a member of a SWAT team. They typically spent more time on the range and have more rounds through them. If, for some reason this is the case and the barrel is worn, you can always order a replacement barrel. Most police pistols are shot only once or twice a year for 50-100 rounds at a time.
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

U.S. Army Military Police (ABN) 1998-2003

#5956711 - 10/01/15 06:13 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
Gravytrain Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
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Loc: Rowlett, Tx
Go for it, but...

If you decide against it, PM me if the deal is local to DFW grin

Edited by Gravytrain (10/01/15 06:13 PM)

#5957072 - 10/01/15 10:11 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: Colt W. Knight]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3183
Loc: San Angelo
Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
If you want a Glock 17 buy it.
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available.

#5958510 - 10/02/15 11:00 PM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
okjhutch Offline
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Registered: 09/19/11
Posts: 1409
yep, I went a head and pulled the trigger (so to speak) got a little better deal, it was just hard to turn down. Now time to burn some ammo, who sells it cheap? I figure everyone is pretty close on price. how will that cheap alum case cycle thru it. I seen the other day they are making the snake shot in ammo for semi auto pistols now, any one use it? looks like that plastic tip would get mashed and jam?

#5958573 - 10/03/15 12:13 AM Re: glock 17 question??? [Re: okjhutch]
Brother in-law Offline
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Wildphil had cheap 9mm for a while. Pretty much anything works Ina glock


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