Re: Is this a good deal? - Shotgun
Perfect condition is relative to some people but I use the following: Its been kept clean and properly lubed, few rounds fired (especially reloads by unskilled reloaders, since a 9mm is a difficult round to keep pressures in check), an unpitted or /corrosion contaminated bore and bbl, excellent finish and no evidence of blue wear thru....definitely no rust...maybe minor holster and trigger wear. Bout $400. Police service use grade, bout $300. Somewhere in between those two values for average. These used to command a higher resale value, but with the Glock and high cap craze, they seemed to lose a bit on resale, then of course Clinton pushed for 10 round clips, and everyone got into the compact craze, which seemed to further diminish resale of full size pistols a bit. Kinda coming back into equilibrium, though. The HP is a great weapon and has an excellent reputation for feeding a variety of rounds. I use Glock autos and Rugers, but used to have a Browning 9....still have the little Buckmark 22 and like the slim profile of both.