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Law1911
02-15-2012, 20:55
I rarely shoot it anymore, as other guns have my attention. It's just a basic 226 in great condition, with no rail, 2 10 rd mags, a 15 rd, and a 20 rd mag.

My question is, what's a fair trade value to place upon the gun? I see a good bit of non rail 226's out there, and the prices seem to vary pretty big.

Mr.Reignman
02-15-2012, 21:02
I rarely shoot it anymore, as other guns have my attention. It's just a basic 226 in great condition, with no rail, 2 10 rd mags, a 15 rd, and a 20 rd mag.

My question is, what's a fair trade value to place upon the gun? I see a good bit of non rail 226's out there, and the prices seem to vary pretty big.

B/c of the W/Germany stuff, the condition being pretty good with night sights I've seen plenty going for as little as
$450-600.... not much more. Great guns, just plenty out there.

WarEagle32
02-15-2012, 21:27
Where was the gun made? Also depends if you are trading it in at a gun store on another gun or to an individual, which I'm sure you know you will come out better on. I wouldn't disagree with the above assessment. 450 would be a little lower than absolute bottom dollar for me. If it were West German(or even U.S. Made) in great shape, and you put some effort working around a trade, you might get a good swap out of it. Post it in the Glocktalk classifieds. I have had great luck there!

oldnoob
02-16-2012, 07:47
$550 should go in few days in my neck of wood. If you have the time, I would list the gun with two 10rd mag for $550. And sale the 15rd, 20rd mag separate. Should bring you in another $30 or so.

ctrcs
02-16-2012, 07:57
I traded one in early January towards a Gen4 Glock and got $475.

bac1023
02-16-2012, 08:55
I traded one in early January towards a Gen4 Glock and got $475.

:faint:

BailRecoveryAgent
02-16-2012, 09:00
I traded one in early January towards a Gen4 Glock and got $475.

Ouch, that's gotta hurt.

12131
02-16-2012, 09:07
^^^ Maybe he meant he got the Glock plus the $475. You never know.:supergrin:

bac1023
02-16-2012, 09:12
Ouch, that's gotta hurt.

^^^ Maybe he meant he got the Glock plus the $475. You never know.:supergrin:

Yeah, the dealer got the best end of that trade.

I never understood trading in a higher end gun towards a lower end model. :headscratch:

BailRecoveryAgent
02-16-2012, 11:57
Yeah, the dealer got the best end of that trade.

I never understood trading in a higher end gun towards a lower end model. :headscratch:

Well, the dealer usually comes out ahead, just not that far ahead!:wow:

bac1023
02-16-2012, 12:37
Well, the dealer usually comes out ahead, just not that far ahead!:wow:

Of course. That's why they're in business. We just need to ensure we don't get hosed like that. :shocked:

BailRecoveryAgent
02-16-2012, 13:31
Of course. That's why they're in business. We just need to ensure we don't get hosed like that. :shocked:

That's why I don't trade in vehicles or guns, I can always sell either for way more money than I could trade them in for. The worst I've ever done on a gun was to break even for what I paid for it. I sold my G19 for the same price I paid for it 10 years earlier. I actually made $50 on the G23 I sold a month or so ago that I carried for 2 years.

I think most people are too quick to trade a gun in because of wanting something on impulse and take way too low a price on it.

bac1023
02-16-2012, 13:54
Yeah, I haven't sold a gun in a long while.

I used to put them on consignment rather than trade them though.

Bruce M
02-16-2012, 17:56
My guess is that you would do better selling it yourself than trading it at a dealer. My other guess is that you probably will end up missing it more than you would think.

Rinspeed
02-16-2012, 18:06
Quick, pull your head out of your ***. The 226 is at the top of the heap as far as accuracy and reliability for DA autos. Put it back in the safe for awhile until you come to your senses. :wavey:

Sammael
02-16-2012, 18:37
I traded one in early January towards a Gen4 Glock and got $475.

:shocked:

cowboy1964
02-16-2012, 19:28
I traded a 229 E2 (yeah, that American made "crap") awhile back and got $600 in trade. Had 3 mags and night sights. I only paid $680 for it new so I was satisfied with that.

86brick
02-16-2012, 19:38
Quick, pull your head out of your ***. The 226 is at the top of the heap as far as accuracy and reliability for DA autos. Put it back in the safe for awhile until you come to your senses. :wavey:

Agreed.

12131
02-16-2012, 22:38
I traded a 229 E2 (yeah, that American made "crap") awhile back and got $600 in trade. Had 3 mags and night sights. I only paid $680 for it new so I was satisfied with that.
I'm thinking about doing the same thing to my 229R E2.

bac1023
02-17-2012, 02:29
I'm thinking about doing the same thing to my 229R E2.

Yeah, the new Sigs don't do a thing for me.

I'll never buy one.

Sammael
02-17-2012, 03:30
Bac: No interest in these (http://www.sigsauerguns.com/the-shop/pistols/sig-sauer-p226-germany-model/)?

I just picked one up, and they are very sweet indeed. Nothing like the Exeter stuff of late.

bac1023
02-17-2012, 03:41
Bac: No interest in these (http://www.sigsauerguns.com/the-shop/pistols/sig-sauer-p226-germany-model/)?

I just picked one up, and they are very sweet indeed. Nothing like the Exeter stuff of late.

They do look nice.

I just don't do the rail thing though. My polymer pistols have rails and that's where it ends for me.

Sammael
02-17-2012, 03:48
The rails notwithstanding, they are indeed built the old way - and since it was a limited run, I just had to have one - love it so far.

Best 'new' thing Sig has done in years, hands down.

bac1023
02-17-2012, 03:49
The rails notwithstanding, they are indeed built the old way - and since it was a limited run, I just had to have one - love it so far.

Best 'new' thing Sig has done in years, hands down.

No doubt. I'm sure its a great pistol. :cool:

Sammael
02-17-2012, 03:57
Yep - What's 'old' is truly 'new' again.

I'll freely admit though, I just have a soft spot for German Sigs in general. Doesn't matter if they were made in the 1980s, or just last year - I'll take one!

Or two. :2gun:

user
02-17-2012, 07:12
1) What could you possibly trade it for that would be better?

2) The Sig 226 is the perfect home defense weapon, when equipped with higher-capacity flush magazines, TFO nightsights, and CT Lasergrips.

3) You can't sell it for as much money as it would be worth to you if you keep it.

Conclusion: find a use for it. Learn to love it. Give it a special place for special use. Or send it to me.

Wyoming
02-17-2012, 08:11
At least there is a SIG 226 out there that someone can buy that may appreciate it. There is no reason not to own both a SIG 226 and a Glock unless money is tight. I would have explain to you that Glock are not that expensive and to to wait till you save up to buy one.

I realize that not everyone likes double action trigger pull in traditional D/A pistols like SIG and may see where you may not want to keep it. If that was the case I wished there was some old guy like me there to show you that is not a disadvantage or problem.