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Value is relative to the individual buyer.

You always get better money for your gun selling it yourself.

I am a retailer. I do this for profit. If I cannot clear 10% it is not worth the time as overhead costs. Hence I as a retailer have to keep that in mind when obtaining product.

Remember a gun to a retailer is product. A gun to an owner is a possession. That means your gun is a means to pay the rent.

You also incurr the costs of selling the gun when you do it yourself. You also incurr the risks. Be thankful you are not in the states trying to prevent private transfers. AKA the Barbara Striesand (B.S.) Gun Show loop hole

Do your research but you get what you pay for front end or back end.

A Springfield is a better value upfront that than an equivelant priced Colt but a Colt with the same features up front would cost more.

On the back end. Springfields have less resale value where Colts have a better resale value.

It is a Pure Bottom Line point of view.

I just bought a Springfield loaded 1911 9 mm that was sitting next to a Colt 1991 9mm.

The Springfield was a better value with more features but the Colt has better resale.

I would buy the Springfield again in a moment. It is a blast to shoot. It is a possession not a piece of merchandise. That is the perspective I obtained it from.

I hope this helps.
Be safe and keep the brass flying

Terry Peters


Do your research but you get what you pay for front end or back end.

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