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Old June 20, 2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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Is this a good buy?

Just got off the phone with my LGS; he may be getting a used LCP w/CTC guard for $450.90! What do you guys think about that? Should I take the deal, or wait and see if something better comes along? I don't know what condition the gun (or the laser for that matter) are in. Gun Shop owner wasn't 100% sure that he'd even be able to get the gunto sell in the first place. I really want an LCP, as it'd make a great pocket carry piece! Given that it has rudimentary sights at best, the laser would be great asset and also a deterrent. I already have an Uncle Mike's pocket holster for it, mostly it'll be a car gun, something I can access quickly in an emergency. I may carry it as opposed to my Glock 26, (BTW, my favorite carry gun!), if I'm going to be somewhere that the Glock just won't work. I hope that it comes with a spare mag, finger extensions on both mags would be even better! I'll post a detailed review in a few weeks, as soon as I've shot it and carried it some.
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Old June 20, 2011, 12:42 PM   #2
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Here's a new one on GB:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=236649493

Your local gun shop might be a bit high for a used one...
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Old June 20, 2011, 12:47 PM   #3
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A quick search of gunbroker shows $400 buy it now options on new ones with Crimson trace grips + $20 shipping. Throw in $25 for an FFL transfer fee and you're talking $445 out the door on a new gun. Your purchase price on the used one of $450 is going to add another $35 or so in tax, making that a $485 gun.

$485 used vs. $445 new is a no brainer for me.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=236967523
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Old June 20, 2011, 01:09 PM   #4
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Thanks, guys! I think I'll go for it, by the end of the week, it will be mine!Muaaaahahhhaaa!
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Old June 20, 2011, 01:46 PM   #5
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let me get this straight....

you are going to buy a used one for more than you could buy a new one for?

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Old June 20, 2011, 01:57 PM   #6
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I don't know what condition the gun (or the laser for that matter) are in.
Rein in those horses! Unless you really like your LGS owner, I agree with the "no-brainer" comment above.
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Old June 20, 2011, 02:22 PM   #7
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Not my deal of choice.

At least have in your hands and check it out before paying anything. I would definitely go with something else though. That sounds kinda high for the LCP.

Just my $0.02.
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Old June 20, 2011, 02:31 PM   #8
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Thanks, guys! I think I'll go for it, by the end of the week, it will be mine!Muaaaahahhhaaa!
Did you actually read those posts?
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Old June 20, 2011, 02:38 PM   #9
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Maybe he means he's going to buy a new one off gunbroker or something?
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Old June 20, 2011, 02:46 PM   #10
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I guess his LGS knows his customers.

There's something to be said for paying extra to buy locally and get it NOW, but to pay more for a used gun THAT ISN'T EVEN IN STOCK...

He's got the fever.
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Old June 20, 2011, 03:32 PM   #11
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i wouldn't waste money on a laser. you'll not have time, or even remember you have a little red dot to look for on a bad guy when your adrenaline is pumping.


it does aid in practicing trigger control at the range if you need it, but that can be accomplished without the laser.
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Old June 20, 2011, 05:06 PM   #12
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not to mention its an lcp.... which is a belly gun at best.... I don't agree with only carrying a mouse gun... but I don't see where you would plan on aiming to the extent of using a laser...
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Old June 20, 2011, 05:19 PM   #13
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STAY AWAY! I had an LCP and quickly traded it for a Kel-Tec after firing it.
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Old June 20, 2011, 05:40 PM   #14
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Or just get a S&W bodyguard for 340!
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Old June 20, 2011, 07:36 PM   #15
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Just got off the phone with my LGS; he may be getting a used LCP w/CTC guard for $450.90! What do you guys think about that? Should I take the deal
I love my LCP, it's a great gun but I wouldn't take that deal. Knock $150 or so off the asking price and I might think about it.

I hope the OP actually reads these responses before he drops the cash on this thing.
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Old June 21, 2011, 08:03 PM   #16
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Who the heck REALLY uses lasers? I've got one that came as a deal with my Sigma, I never use the thing. They add wieght, uglyness, and they don't even burn through stuff.
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Old June 21, 2011, 11:24 PM   #17
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Who the heck REALLY uses lasers? I've got one that came as a deal with my Sigma, I never use the thing. They add wieght, uglyness, and they don't even burn through stuff.
people that think their "cool".

as a trigger control training tool at the range, they do help some people, but like i said before, you don't need a laser for this.

they're more useful to LE.
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Old June 22, 2011, 05:37 PM   #18
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I also think that price is a little steep. Personally, I would purchase just the firearm first, then determine if I really NEED the laser... That's just my 2 cents though.
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Old June 23, 2011, 12:13 AM   #19
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Well id he buy it at that price. I hope he at least gets a kiss to go along with the........
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