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EricandSuebee
05-10-2012, 16:45
So my wife wants me to sell the Glock 30 as she doesn't like the fact it has no external safety. She comes from a long line of people who like 1911's. So no problem for me I love 1911's and it means I can have more guns in the house as long as they have external safety. My question is I want to get another 1911 in commander size. I have narrowed it down to either a Kimber or STI. Which would you go with and why? The Kimber will be the Pro carry II not sure if HD or not. The STI will be the Spartan IV. Do you think selling the glock 30 at $550 shipped is a reasonable offer with the test fire date of 4/21/12?

dakrat
05-10-2012, 17:25
a used Glock at more than $500 is hard to sell regardless of test fire date. I would go with the Spartan. good luck

faawrenchbndr
05-10-2012, 17:33
The "external safety" is between your ears!

Will be a hard sale.........

glockin-45
05-10-2012, 18:36
Is your wife afraid some one will pick it up and shoot it? Your in control of your gun, if she feels safer don't keep one chamberd. Even an 1911 with the safety on, you keep your finger off the trigger. Thats why my wife likes her S&W Ladysmith revolver, pick it up point and shoot.

jb1911
05-10-2012, 18:41
Trade in the wife. She tells you what pistol you can own? Wow.

EricandSuebee
05-10-2012, 18:50
No she doesn't tell me what to own, it was a suggestion and I don't mind I like the 1911's better so it wasn't a tough decision. The Glock has never been fired so its "new".

glockin-45
05-10-2012, 18:50
The "external safety" is between your ears!

Will be a hard sale.........
+1, Keep the g30 if you like it. Educate your wife on gun safety ( if theres going to be a firearm accident it's not going to be just because there was no safety) And save up for an 1911.

EricandSuebee
05-10-2012, 18:52
I think she really just wants me to get a 1911 instead of the glock :) I have a 1911 coming to me this weekend but I think she just hates the look of Glocks :)

faawrenchbndr
05-10-2012, 19:07
I understand your position........with a local sale,
you may be able to get $500-525

What 1911 are you getting?

EricandSuebee
05-10-2012, 19:08
I understand your position........with a local sale,
you may be able to get $500-525

What 1911 are you getting?

Cimarron's version.

steve581581
05-10-2012, 19:26
Put g30 in safe... buy new 1911...

alwaysshootin
05-10-2012, 19:45
The Glock has never been fired so its "new".

You seem to have a couple of problems going on here, but, this is real close to the top of the list. I was a 1911 fan way earlier than a Glock fan, but after shooting a Glock, for the most part, the 1911's are relegated to range use. All other aspects in life where a firearm is needed, it's a Glock. You won't get $550 for your G30, used going price is $500, in mint condition.

EricandSuebee
05-10-2012, 20:01
So I take it since it's never been shot its still considered "used"? Well that sucks if so.

alwaysshootin
05-10-2012, 20:17
So I take it since it's never been shot its still considered "used"? Well that sucks if so.

Even when you buy it new, it's used! It was fired, before leaving the manufacture. When someone owns it, besides the FFL, it used. Just the way it is. At least you didn't have hundreds of dollars tied up in extras. Magazines, night sights, guide rods, holster, etc, those moneys are seldom recovered!

Now that you know it's used, no matter what you say, it's used! Go shoot the damn thing, so at least you'll know you are making the right decision. I'm betting you like the way the 30 shoots. Most do! Not to mention has greater capacity, and, even with more rounds, is lighter, than a 1911.

Vanman2004b
05-10-2012, 20:26
You get a 1911, the wife is happy. Sounds like a win-win situation.

glock2740
05-10-2012, 20:27
Just keep the G30 if you don't want to "lose" any money on it. And yes, if it's unfired it's still used. Think of it like this, if you bought a new car and had it hauled to your house and never drove it or even started it, do you think you could sell it as a new car? Same thing with the G30. You're wanting $550 for it. If you get $500 for it, that's not a big loss.

EricandSuebee
05-10-2012, 20:34
Yeah I hear ya guys :) yes its a win-win with the wife cause my other gun is going to be a 1911. As far as $550 its not a solid price I can go lower to the $525 - $500 range easy enough.

bac1023
05-10-2012, 20:37
Cimarron's version.

That's a solid gun. They're built by Armscor in the Philippines.

bac1023
05-10-2012, 20:41
No she doesn't tell me what to own, it was a suggestion and I don't mind I like the 1911's better so it wasn't a tough decision. The Glock has never been fired so its "new".

Its not new. Its unfired.

FLIPPER 348
05-10-2012, 21:25
So I take it since it's never been shot its still considered "used"? Well that sucks if so.


It's been 'bought' and is no longer considered new on the market.

bac1023
05-11-2012, 04:36
So I take it since it's never been shot its still considered "used"? Well that sucks if so.

Absolutely.

Its only new before its owned.

amd65
05-11-2012, 04:45
You ought to shoot it once before you sell it.
I bought my my G30 used when I was in the market for a compact 1911. After all the glowing reviews, I figured I would give it a chance.
Handling it at first, I wasn't sure I would like it...felt a little clunky in my medium sized hands.
After a range trip, I loved it. That clunky grip felt great when shooting, and the accuracy was incredible. Feeds anything I load in it.

Maxx702
05-12-2012, 17:43
The G30 is an awesome gun.

As far as the external safety, it won't be a factor for anyone who knows how to safely handle a firearm. If the gun ends up in the wrong person's hands the lack of an external safety isn't going to change anything either.

MrMurphy
05-13-2012, 08:02
What others have said.

Wife needs training.

And I wouldn't carry a 1911 unless you have access to a LOT of range time.

I've been carrying for 12 years (with a G30 most of that time), and I've been shooting 1911s for over 20 years. 1911s do require more training and more dry fire time that I do not have.

Only two weapons reach the instinctual use level for me in regards to carrying. Any Glock (or M&P, as they operate the same way), and the M9. I own a 1911, but it's a range queen primarily.

Dogbite
05-13-2012, 19:25
Absolutely.

Its only new before its owned.

Yes. I tell people, it's used, in good condition, and let them see it. I never try to tell them its new, when it has been owned.

Jim S.
05-14-2012, 07:30
Wife needs training.

Educate the wife and bring her thinking into the 21st century.
Nothing wrong with Glocks or 1911's but because there is no extrnal safety is simply ignorance of the facts.
Glocks are just as safe as the 1911 with an external safety and perhaps even safer when dropped.

Veedubklown
05-14-2012, 15:35
Trade in the wife. She tells you what pistol you can own? Wow.

She's got a bravia. How's her teef?