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G23 LE trade ins

Discussion in 'Glock' started by K75RT, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. I picked up a G23 Gen3 from Kings Firearms in Columbia, TN online and it arrived at my FFL a couple of days ago. It came in the Glock lunch box with the magazine loader, no magazines because my state says I can only have 10 rounders.... and the fired case and instruction booklet in an envelope. The gun is in nice used condition, very little wear but the night sights are rather dim. The gun was completely disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled. It was very dirty in areas that should not be. I think the last owner thought that dry graphite lube would keep everything slicked up....It was not oil that he used but I think graphite dry lube like you use on a lock. The gun had it in the area of the connector, it was evident in the striker and the trigger assembly. I scrubbed the heck out of the parts using Dawn detergent and hot water and a stiff bristled brush. It took a bit of work but she cleaned up nicely. It should be mentioned that graphite is not a recommended lubricant and NOTHING should be used on the striker. If anyone buys these used LE trade-ins definitely have someone check them out. I'd have to state that the department this gun came from most likely did not have an armorer or the officer thought he knew more than the armorer... There are some great deals on LE trade-ins caveat emptor
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  2. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    It would take a lot more than a bit of graphite to keep a Glock from rockin' as it should!

    The G23 is an EXCELLENT choice for all around shooting and carrying.
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  3. 338RUM

    338RUM G&G Evangelist

    Except that it is 4 numbers higher than it should be ;)
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  4. Absolutely! The graphite was hard to remove but most likely its effects were minimal. My concern was the striker assembly, it was pretty dirty from the graphite but once removed and stripped it cleaned up nicely. I did notice that the trigger pull is cleaner once the gun was disassembled, cleaned and properly lubed...I am a fan of the .40SW it offers a lot and is readily I bought 3000 once shot cases back about 8 years ago....
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  5. Shaun

    Shaun G&G Evangelist

    How about a police trade-in recently it's still had the original factory grease in it
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  6. Coach

    Coach G&G Evangelist

    I like my 19 too, great pistol!! Like a Timex, takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin!!
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  7. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    TWO POSSIBILITIES: It was SELDOM fired. OR It was NEVER cleaned! LOL!!!
  8. Silver 83

    Silver 83 G&G Addict

    I picked up a complete top end G19 so I now can use it as a 9mm or 40mm.
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  9. Well, I replaced the dull sights with new Trijicon sights, I replaced the recoil spring assembly as well as replacing the magazine springs on my Gen 2 magazines....I really was amazed at the mag spring that was "set" in the old springs...probably 1-1/8" set over the new spring...she functions flawlessly!
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  10. jerry

    jerry Since 2002 Forum Contributor

    Nice. I have a 22 trade in but would like a 23 because I like the 19.
    Why do we sound like auctioneers when talking about Glocks?
  11. Because we know what we like! And They WORK!
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  12. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    For future reference, you can save a couple hundred bucks by purchasing a 9MM Lone Wolf Conversion Barrel that will just drop in to your 40S&W slide. Insert a 9MM Glock magazine, and you are good to go! Added plus is that the stainless steel conversion barrel will shoot lead bullets with no worries.;)

    I have conversion barrels for all three models of 40S&W Glocks (22, 23, 27), in both 9MM and SIG357. They work GREAT! We sold all our 9MM Glocks when we bought the 40S&W Glocks.