Human Psycology...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by glocknut, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Picture this...

    You're looking for a certain kind of gun in your favorite gun store. You want new, but they don't have one new... but they have a used one that is sooo new that it doesn't have any scratches, dings, or anything wrong with it appearance wise. Even the factorys funny colored lube is still on the rails and such.
    Seems someone bought it and traded it back almost immediately. Less than 20 rounds is what the store owner is claiming. And judging by the lack of any wear and tear on the barrel, that has to be about true. A pristine new that cannot be faked !!!!!!

    Unfortunately, my mind is susceptable(sp)? to thinking there has to be something wrong here... NOBODY is stupid enough to buy a $750 pistol and immediately trade it off with less than 20 rounds on it ??????????
    Did it not function properly, thats what i keep thinking. Maybe something little, but still disfunctional... it haaaas to be ??!!!!

    Has anyone else ever felt this way. Maybe passed by a good price because it just seemed "too good" ??

    The gun in question was a Sig P220. I love Sigs, and the 220 is a darn good gun. It was $100 less than new price. It should have been a good deal, but my mind started playing tricks on me... I could'nt do it. Plus, i like new very much. I've only bought 2 firearms in my life that were used. Both were good deals and worked great. No bad experiences with used, i just didn't feel right about it. If only it had had a scratch or something...

    What do Y'all think ???


    LIKTOSHOOT Advanced Senior Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    It is not all that uncommon to find firearms traded back in, sometimes even unfired. First case, someone recommended it, person had no way to test it for hand fit or even if he would like it----he doesn`t--it doesn`t. AND number two, some people buy guns and lightly use them, then put them away forever.....then decide to unload them(sell) AND the third, the gunshop owner couldn`t keep his hands off a nice firearm and popped a few rounds off just to scratch the itch!


    ps. ask for 150.00 off

  3. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    i think the person bought it & didnt shoot it. my mom did that w/ a gun, heck ~ we gave my dad 1 for his bday in dec. & i'll bet that thing hasnt seen 20 rounds yet!

    the gun i'm referring to w/ my mother, she bought it about 8 or so yrs ago & it's been shot 4 times i think (4 actual rounds, not 4 times out w/ target practice).

    does that gun come w/ a warrenty of any kind?
  4. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    Buy it. I once brought a Smith&Wesson semi-auto 4006 along with another pistol with money my wife did not know i had saved up. The mini van we had at the time broke down and we did not have the money to fix it. To make things worse she found the receipt for the gun in my wallet. I had these gun for only one month. The Smith I had only shot 20 rounds through it,I had to take a $200 dollar loss for it for a quick sale [ouch]THe gun still looked 100% new, talk about bad luck. Now I am older and wiser.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2005
  5. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    YEAH, HIDE THE RECIEPT BETTER NEXT TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :mad:

    Oh, that hurts...

  6. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    oooh, now that does make sense. It has to make sense or it drives me nuts....

    It still could have been defective somehow. I've traded a few brand new guns that just would'nt cycle right. A Colt 1911 comes to mind.... :rolleyes:

    I'm getting to the point where I'm thinking about trying one again. I don't think I will buy anything less than a Kimber. I hate unreliability. If it don't work "out of the box" gets traded immediately !!!!!!!!

  7. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I once owned a glock for about 4 hours and 50 rounds worth. Traded it back for a 1911! Best trade I ever made! ;) :D :D
  8. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    If its a P220 then its most likely 45ACP (??). Some people who are recoil sensitive think they want one and find that the recoil bothers them. This is typical of newbies who read all the books and think they have to have a 45ACP gun only to find the recoil intimidating. But it can happen to an old hand too. A friend who is a pellet gun and 22 competitor got a 1911. Now this guy could win his local matches with regularity but you should have seen him shake when shooting his 1911, anticipating the recoil. He sold it almost immediately. He also had to sell his Browning Over/Under and revert to his old Winchester semi-auto shotgun due to his adversion to recoil. This guy is no meek little guy: he was at least 300 lbs at the time and has hands that make mine look like kids hands. It has to do with a mental thing.

    I say inspect it. Ask for the story (dealers lie so take it with a grain of salt). If it is OK, buy it. I have a Browning version of the Sig P220 and I love it.

  9. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    Now that was a smart move 1911's rule :eek: :D ;)
    I bet I just started the pot stirring
  10. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    Now that is just NOT RIGHT.
  11. Gunfyter

    Gunfyter New Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    Western Maryland
    I bought both of my Kimbers used and I'm not one bit sorry. Got good deals on both and they've got a home for a long time to come.
  12. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    LOL, Nope! Rick fired the pot up. you're just stirring beside him! :D

  13. berto64

    berto64 Active Member


    Try a Springfield or something besides Colt. Their Series 80 wasn't that reputable for liability or quality.

    I know, I bought one but try not to talk about it. Both of my Springfields work great and are real comfy in my mitts.
  14. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    IPT... if you ever get roids, make sure you use the Prep H sparingly !!!! We wouldn't want you to completely dissappear..... :eek: :D :rolleyes: ;)

  15. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    I've heard some folks have to tinker with their springfields a little bit to make them right...
    I have absolutely no tollerance for tinkering at all. If it ****'s up in the first 100 rounds...its gone !!!!
    Thats why i like Glocks so much. They don't mess up. Stovepipes due to limp wristing are almost nonexistant, in fact i only remember two in the 45acp Glock 21 that i owned. I think i had somewhere short of 20k rounds through that pistol.... ??

    Anyway, i dunno. I'm still thinking...

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