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bw4064
10-24-2012, 09:28
At a gun store this morning and found a used G26 for $350.

The Bad
It shows a some holster wear on the slide.
The barrel looks like it has been shot quite a bit.
Stock sights.

The Good
Besides the wear on the slide and barrel everything else is cherry.
Lockup is tight.
Spring still seams tight.
No signs of wear on the frame.
Everything is super clean.
It comes with two magazines. One regular and one with a Pierce Extension.
Stock trigger.

I'm thinking the only thing this gun needs is new barrel. I'm really NOT in the market buy new so this could be a nice alternative. This seems to be a pretty good example of a used Glock.

Anything else I should look for????
Should I go back this evening and pick it up???
I'm really torn because I've wanted a 26 for a long time but I'm not sure if I should make the investment. I would use this as a CCW.

Help me out before someone else buys it!

1-2man
10-24-2012, 09:33
If you have to pay $350.00 and then another $100ish or whatever a new Glock barrel costs...if it indeed needs a new barrel...where is the deal? I just picked up a prestine "used" unfired Glock 26 for $400.00 private party. :dunno:

bw4064
10-24-2012, 09:38
It's not really "shot out." Looks about the same as my Gen 2 G19. I'm just thinking it would be upgrade I would have to do at some point in the next few years.

dakrat
10-24-2012, 09:40
it is normal to see finish wear on barrels but that doesn't mean its worn out. sounds like a decent deal

Agonizer
10-24-2012, 09:42
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SGT278ACR
10-24-2012, 09:44
If you have to pay $350.00 and then another $100ish or whatever a new Glock barrel costs...if it indeed needs a new barrel...where is the deal? I just picked up a prestine "used" unfired Glock 26 for $400.00 private party. :dunno:

I agree. Holster wear is to be expected and that is ok, but if it does need a new barrel, you might as well get a new NIB G26. Nothing wrong with used Glocks if they are in decent shape. My G22 was a used police trade-in and runs flawlessly. Bought my NIB G26 (3rd gen) earlier this year and have had no regrets at all. Like it better than the G22.

To the OP, I wouldn't necessarily pass this one up. Is the seller able to let you test fire? It might be that it shoots great and is accurate and may not need a new barrel.

bw4064
10-24-2012, 09:51
Let me put it this way. I have looked at police trade in Glocks with more barrel wear than this particular gun. I think it's just normal average wear. I'm just thinking because I like to shoot a lot of 9mm (due to price) that I would end up replacing the barrel in the distant future. Like I said it's not "shot out" by any means but it's not fantastic either. Unfortunately I would not be able to test fire this gun as it is at a chain store.

Bilbo Bagins
10-24-2012, 10:01
If you have to pay $350.00 and then another $100ish or whatever a new Glock barrel costs...if it indeed needs a new barrel...where is the deal? I just picked up a prestine "used" unfired Glock 26 for $400.00 private party. :dunno:

He has a point, with a basic G26 selling for between $500 to $575 Idon't see a deal with this heavily used G26.

If it had night sights and you can talk them down to $300...maybe. I would look elsewhere for another used G26

itstime
10-24-2012, 10:04
I've never seen 26's go that low. I would have jumped on it. Funny how different areas have different pricing.

itstime
10-24-2012, 10:05
Here is a question. How can you visibally see barrel wear?

bw4064
10-24-2012, 10:05
Because that extra $225 buys 1000 rounds of 9mm...

bw4064
10-24-2012, 10:09
Here is a question. How can you visibally see barrel wear?

Its just standard finish wear on the outside. Rifling looks acceptable.

It looks about like this barrel.

Sorry the lighting isn't good.

Also in my area $350 is very good.

curlysir
10-24-2012, 10:31
Its just standard finish wear on the outside. Rifling looks acceptable.

It looks about like this barrel.

Sorry the lighting isn't good.

Also in my area $350 is very good.

To me that barrel doesn't look bad at all. A barrel like that wouldn't keep me from buying the gun. If $350 in your area is a good price I would buy it if I was in the market for a G26. My $.02 worth.

bw4064
10-24-2012, 11:15
Yeah I was thinking that. Just wanted to get some reinforcement from GT.

t4terrific
10-24-2012, 11:29
It's already sold.

itstime
10-24-2012, 11:33
Its just standard finish wear on the outside. Rifling looks acceptable.

It looks about like this barrel.

Sorry the lighting isn't good.

Also in my area $350 is very good.

I wouldn't worry about that. It would be mine if it were in my area.

GaryC
10-24-2012, 11:54
That G26 is just trying to fool you into thinking it is a SIG :wavey:

OhioGlock90
10-24-2012, 11:58
if you want it for carry, then the existing holster wear should not be a problem! i say buy it!! I love my 26 and if i found another one for 350 i wouldn't hesitate to buy it.

bw4064
10-24-2012, 14:14
Went back for it and it's gone. :crying:

Dave.1
10-24-2012, 14:23
Sorry to hear it.

It's happened to me often enough that I don't hesitate if the price and condition are right.

Dave

t4terrific
10-24-2012, 14:26
Went back for it and it's gone. :crying:

I told you! No 9mm Glock will last more than a few hours when it's that cheap.

Bruce M
10-24-2012, 15:59
Sorry it was gone when you went back. I would have jumped on it at that price if I wanted (another) one. If the barrel of it looked like your photo it probably has alot of life left in it. And don't forget while Glock may not have any specific obligation to do so, more than once there has been a report here that Glock has replaced a wide variety of potentially worn parts for free. It appears that they want safe, functioning guns out there regardless of age. (Just wear your safety glasses and a hat...)

bw4064
10-24-2012, 16:22
I always take a long time trying decide if I should buy a gun. After years of doing this it finally came back to bite me. All well. I must live and learn.

NCHeel
10-24-2012, 19:03
There is a huge difference between a worn out barrel and one that shows wear on the finish. You can never tell by looking at the outside of the barrel, it is the inside that matters. Like saying a car is not reliable because it has chips in the paint.

bustedknee
10-24-2012, 19:24
I've never seen a worn-out Glock barrel.

I would think that a Glock with a worn out barrel would look pretty bad everywhere else as well.

Smokin45
10-25-2012, 01:43
Its just standard finish wear on the outside. Rifling looks acceptable.

It looks about like this barrel.

Sorry the lighting isn't good.

Also in my area $350 is very good.

Whats wrong with that??

frankmako
10-25-2012, 05:10
Went back for it and it's gone. :crying:

any glock priced at 350 is a good deal. at that price they don't last long, no matter the shape.

ZO6Vettever
10-25-2012, 12:27
I bought a NIB gen 3 G26 back in January or Feburary for $459 + tax.

SGT278ACR
10-25-2012, 12:45
I bought a NIB gen 3 G26 back in January or Feburary for $459 + tax.

You got a better deal than I did. I got the exact same NIB earlier this year too and mine was $539 + tax. Only really paid $60 out of pocket. Traded a used Taurus PT709 and an old used Ruger P85 towards it.

Tango 1Zero
10-25-2012, 13:02
Sounded like a deal to me. They dont last long around here under $400 for trade in cop guns.

Two Guns
10-25-2012, 16:29
I have yet to see a Glock barrel wear out.