Cheapest place to buy

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by matthew1201, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. matthew1201

    matthew1201 New Member

    Looking into buying my first handgun and I'm thinking i can't go wrong with a glock, but where can you find the lowest price for a gen4 G19 on the web (new or used)? It seems everyone sells a gen4 G19 for $550 after tax and shipping, is that the lowest price for a new one on the net? The used gen4 G19's I find on the net aren't that much cheaper.

    Would a gun show or a local gun shop have better prices then buying online?

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012
  2. Grabber GT

    Grabber GT New Member

    If you ever need service you may wish you bought it from your local gun shop. Besides, by the time you pay transfer fee and taxes it won't be any cheaper. Compare...

  3. dutchs

    dutchs Well-Known Member

    Welcome matthew1201, Enjoy the forum!
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the Glock Forum !!
  5. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

    Welcome to the Forum matthew1201.

    I always go to my local gun store & just tell them what I'm up to. Most of the time he'll come down some on guns he has in stock, and by the time I pay the Shipping & Handling, Insurance, credit card fee, etc... His price is usually cheaper. Then, if I ever find a smokin' deal on something he doesn't stock, and I have it shipped to him, he kinda forgets to charge the tax thing. He also does minor gunsmithing for free, like sights, mag releases, etc. Of course it's up to me to cultivate that kind of relationship.
  6. GAgal

    GAgal Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum! I also vote for the local gun stores. You usually get much better prices and service from them. I hope you enjoy yourself here.
  7. sgtcowboyusmc

    sgtcowboyusmc New Member

    If you go on this site you can find out from the comfort of your home or office just how much it will cost and it is Buying from your LGS!

    I have bought 2 or 3 guns this way. I mostly buy used at distressed prices! But lately it has been harder to find deals!
  8. matthew1201

    matthew1201 New Member

    I've looked there and maybe it's just in my area but they don't have any gen4 G19's in stock. Do you happen to know how often they update there stock?

  9. iRockGlock

    iRockGlock Well-Known Member

    If you're in Phoenix, Az.
    Check out Arizona firearms collectibles and Pawn.
    They have used LE trade in Glocks for $380.
    And they are in REAL good condition.
  10. Ranger45

    Ranger45 Senior Member

    Welcome from NC! Gen4 G19 is a great choice.
  11. noob

    noob Noob the forum boob

    Welcome to the forum

    In my experience gun shows are mostly private sellers and prices are usually higher then if dealing with your LGS
  12. sgtcowboyusmc

    sgtcowboyusmc New Member

    Just checked and they have several models of the G19 including a TALO Special edition with SIGHTS: FT: Tritium/Luminescent Dot RR: Luminescent Bar Talo Exclusive, AmeriGlo Sights! THese are the sights designed by Dave Spaulding! These are the same sights I want to put on ALL my Glocks!
  13. Danzig

    Danzig Glockin’ since 1993 Supporter

    Not in the DFW area of Texas. Most of the large dealers( Bachman Pawn, Schramms and SOG Armory) usually sell at there wholesale prices at Gun Shows.
  14. noob

    noob Noob the forum boob

    Lucky you, like I said that was my experiences at gun shows

    Your mileage may vary
  15. matthew1201

    matthew1201 New Member

    I looked at the link and that G19 is a gen3, I believe, I'm looking for a gen4 because I'm left handed and would like to change the mag release so I can use my thumb instead of my trigger finger. Is it possible to easily switch the mag release on a gen3 glock to the other side?
  16. sgtcowboyusmc

    sgtcowboyusmc New Member

    OOPS Didn't catch that you wanted a Gen 4. Yeah you have to check weekly because they do update more than weekly but they have had a hard time keeping Glock Gen 4's in stock! Especially the really popular models like the 19 and the 23.
  17. rmm911

    rmm911 New Member

    Over the past year, I have bought three guns. Each time, I tried Gallery of Guns and they never have anything in stock. I no longer bother.
  18. reagan

    reagan New Member

    I always end up paying retail for something I really want.....unless you're willing to stalk a gun for months online.
  19. Please...NEVER use gallery of guns! Just dislike them and their site.
    Local gun store best place to get anything! They always have wiggle room. And you are supporting local stores! Not a millionaire in California. There are times that nessesitate going to the online sites though...I have multipul times. Ammo for instance alot. Local stores blown out immediately so online there are some great resources.
    Welcome to site Matt. Not gonna get much cheaper if at all than $550
    Is a gun that will last a lifetime. Goto local gun store or show and haggle. You may get tem down a little.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013
  20. nickndfl

    nickndfl Well-Known Member

    There are some gun stores that monitor prices and offer some great individual specials. I saw a Glock 26 in FDE for $499 recently.

    Also check out Do an advanced search so you can find sellers near you so you can save on FFL and S&H.

    Buds Guns also has some decent deals.