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Where to buy used guns?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by outlaw612, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. outlaw612

    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    Im thinking of purchasing a couple of guns. Id like to find a pistol and a .22 LR. I want the 22 to teach my son to shoot, Id like a pistol for myself. Ive been around guns most my life but havent had any of my own. Any reccomendations on what to buy & a good place to find them?
     
  2. Resurrection_Joe

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    www.gunbroker.com

    I've bought one pistol and sold four guns on there

    For .22's, you can find a Ruger MKII, MKIII, or 22/45 for around $200

    What kind of pistol are you looking for?

    Also for .22 you may want to look into brownign buckmarks
     
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    there was a large veriaty when i was at cabelas.

    if you have one near you.
     
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    you cant go wrong with a ruger 10/22... or a step up to a kimber..

    the 10/22 has a number of variants... is cheap and easy to shoot... and fun to plink with

    I have shot .22 competition for yeats and I build custom one off 22 target rifles.... but they cost upwards of 3k plus... and you can buy many types of near custom guns for that

    a fully outfitted 10/22 with a decent 22 scope can be had for around 300.00


    ruger also makes a target bolt action 22.... it is very nice for a production rifle
    about 500-700 with high quality optics...

    beyond that you get into custom stuff or biathlon/target rifles

    I shoot my 22s now more than any of my big bores... quiet cheap fun... and the techniques are the same....

    I forgot to add... dont count out some of the better 22 caliber airguns... you can shoot them in your backyard... the good ones arent any cheaper than their powder counterparts but the fun is instant

    www.gunbroker.com
    www.auctionarms.com

    I sell on both of those
     
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    Can you buy directly through those sites or do you have to be a dealer?
     
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    you can bid directly just like ebay....

    you might check prices there and then see what you local stores are selling them for ... sometimes local sales are as cheap... there isnt alot of markup on them like custom guns..
    the smith 22 and ruger 22 pistols are both awesome
     
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    You buy them there, and they ship to your dealer. He'll transfer them to you.

    I bought my HK USP Compact .45 (new) and my Sig Sauer P226 9mm (used) both from Gunbroker.

    Almost bought a 22/45 but got out-bid for about $5.

    I bought one of my Glocks from a guy on a forum, that worked out real well, price was right. I low balled him and he bit. :grin:
     
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    I don't know anyone who is a dealer anymore and the last time I checked they all wanted $35-50 to transfer a gun. That's why I was asking. It all starts to add up and gets almost as high as just going to a local dealer.
     
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    It's $20 with my local guy. Even if it was $50 I'd still have saved over $100 off the cost of my USP.

    Local dealers here want over $500 for a Glock. That is absolute robbery.
     
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    ya when i got my springfield, i saved over 250 dollars from what the best local price i found, including transfer fees
     
  11. gjk5

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    I personally will do anything I can do not have to buy through a dealer, even on transfer. I am a paranoid freak, I don't think it's anyone's business but mine what and how many guns I have. I generally buy from private sellers and mostly through a local "Bargain Shopper" or "Thrifty Nickel" type publication, although you can sometimes find some for sale on the bulletin board at the range or some local guns shops and estate sales.


    Out of the 13 guns I currently own, two were bought through a dealer and had the corresponding paperwork completed. If I were buying something new I may go to a dealer however.
     

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