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Old Yesterday, 08:29   #1
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Help deciding on a trade of my Glock 26

I have a Gen 3 Glock 26 up for trade and I've been offered an Italian made Beretta 92FS with 3 mags in straight up trade. I want a Beretta M9/92 FS so that part is ok but the concer I have is the Beretta was made in 1990 so im looking at a 25 year old pistol. Looks to be in good shape and has wood grips. Round count is unknown.

My 26 has night sights, new RSA, case, papers etc. Im only trading it as I prefer carrying my Glock 19 and I really want a full size pistol and miss my M9.

Do you think its a bad trade based on the age of the 92?
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Old Yesterday, 08:47   #2
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I wouldn't be at all dissuaded by the chronological age of the 92. Berettas from the 1990s are terrific; so are the current ones, but the older ones come with the full steel trigger and other small parts that are now polymer-coated steel.

I'd only be concerned with its functional age. I know the round count is unknown, but you can take a look at the wear on the frame rails and the part of the frame that retains the locking block for some idea of how much use it has seen. How much finish remains on the contact areas toward the front of the barrel? Does it look like the mag well has seen a few dozen mag insertions, or a few hundred, or a few thousand?

If the gun looks like it hasn't been run to hell and back over the last quarter-century, I'd do that trade in a second.

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Thanks for some great info. I'll have ask for some pics of the rails and frame as you suggested.
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Old Yesterday, 10:02   #4
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If the Beretta is in good shape id do that FAST as I could get the Glock out of my hands and the Beretta into mine

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I have a Gen 3 Glock 26 up for trade and I've been offered an Italian made Beretta 92FS with 3 mags in straight up trade.
I'd jump on that trade.
But I like Beretta 92's and I'm not a big fan of my G26.
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Old Yesterday, 13:23   #6
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In my area, the Beretta would have to have $100 kicker to get a Gen3 G26 with night sights. Your Glock would fetch $500-550 cash, while the Beretta 92 would only fetch about $450. YMMV
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Let's see, you have a small, reliable 9x19mm that can take all the 9x19mm Glock mags including the 33 round G18 mag and you want to trade it for a large, hard to use for CCW handgun that takes a standard 15 round mag that was made in the '90's.
Having owned a Beretta 92c(the "compact" version of the 92f) and having also owned 2 G26's(my current one included) I personally wouldn't do it since I want something that I can use for EDC/CCW and the Beretta, however nice just doesn't fit the bill IMHO.

If you can just save up and shop around. I've seen 92fs selling all day long in the $450 range and with what you've got into the G26 you'd be taking quite a loss.
Keep the G26, save up for a 92fs if you just have to have one.
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In my area, the Beretta would have to have $100 kicker to get a Gen3 G26 with night sights. Your Glock would fetch $500-550 cash, while the Beretta 92 would only fetch about $450. YMMV
A clean Gen3 with NS will bring about $450 max here. A clean Gen4 with 3 mags will do some better.
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A clean Gen3 with NS will bring about $450 max here. A clean Gen4 with 3 mags will do some better.
A nice Gen3, G26 will get an asking price of $475 to $525 although you can get them for $450 cash if you ask nicely,LOL. Add night sights and you can bump up the price by around $50 bucks.
92fs is anywhere from $400 to $550 depending on condition, extras and where it's at. Brentwood(i.e. the nicer part of Nashville) normally ask more for their guns then say someone in Cookeville or Baxter where there not as rich.
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There are other reasons to own pistols besides CC. My EDC is a G26, but my 92FS isn't going anywhere, either; it is an elegant and well made pistol that is a pleasure to own and shoot.

The values are roughly equal in this neck of the woods, so since the OP has carry covered and is familiar with the M9/92FS and wants one, I say go for it.
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I'm just so use to only having one handgun that I have to make it do as many jobs as possible.
Sure, if you've got EDC/CCW covered with something else and want a 92fs then by all means get it. Beretta's are uber smooth as far as the feel of the slide to frame fit and finish. Feels like greased glass and there is the "cool" factor of it being our Military Sidearm so there's that.
The 92fs would probably make my Top 5 list of handguns with Glocks being at the top and Sigs being on the list as well. Also, it's not like they've stopped making G26's, you can always get another one at a later date if you want one.
Sure then, go ahead and do the deal if it's what you really want.
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Sounds like a good trade to me. Go for it.
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After seeing pics, it has a little wear on it but it doesnt look to be too excessive. The individual wanting to make the trade is also throwing in a used but still functioning Crimson Trace laser grip if I will teach him the Texas CHL class for free. Not sure what the used CT grips go for but it certainly ups the value of the pistol. And if I decide I dont like it, i can probably move it on for what i have in the 26. Having the CT grip will be nice for its use as a home defense gun, especially if my wife ever had to use it.
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Old Today, 06:43   #14
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FWIW, my Glock 26 is on my "never sell/trade" list.. I've had it now for 5 years, which is the longest I've ever owned a gun..
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I have a Gen 3 Glock 26 up for trade and I've been offered an Italian made Beretta 92FS with 3 mags in straight up trade. I want a Beretta M9/92 FS so that part is ok but the concer I have is the Beretta was made in 1990 so im looking at a 25 year old pistol. Looks to be in good shape and has wood grips. Round count is unknown.

My 26 has night sights, new RSA, case, papers etc. Im only trading it as I prefer carrying my Glock 19 and I really want a full size pistol and miss my M9.

Do you think its a bad trade based on the age of the 92?
It might be past the expiration date. Sniff it to see if it's fresh.

It's a gun, not a ham - in many cases older is better than what you buy today.
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I'd def trade a G-26 for a Beretta 92. I say go for it.
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Sounds like a fair trade to me for you...
Go for it....
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Impact guns is selling brand new G26s for $499. Just sayin'
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