We’ve had several people ask us about whether it’s good idea to purchase a new gun or a used gun. We decided to speak a little on the subject of new vs. used, as far as a gun goes.
New is not always better. Of course purchasing a brand new piece is always exciting, but not necessary. As far as cost goes, finding a quality, well taken care of used gun is more cost effective. Not all guns are created equal…so keep that in mind.
“An older, used, well kept, quality firearm is better than a brand new plastic, cheap firearm.”
Couple of true facts to consider when opting for used.
- Some firearm manufacturers offer lengthy, if not lifetime warranties.
- Most used guns have not been shot very often. (they are different than buying a used car, not as many miles.)
- Depends on gun type and style that you want to buy used. Auto…revolver, what are you looking at.
- It’s really a personal preference.
I know guys that swear the only way to go is used. They believe you find a good one with a little worn in, even better. They then spend the money they save on another used firearm or more ammo.
Then I know guys that say they will never buy used. They are the ones that will shoot the first round and break their babies in.
I say buy uses, buy new and see for yourself. I personally think the market for used guys is much larger and if you find a well kept, quality firearm priced right, get it.