Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Why don’t you own a police trade-in pistol? Where else will you be able to buy a gently used Glock, M&P, or Sig for (usually) under $350 dollars? Hopefully you already own one, but if you don’t… now is the time!
This is the first blog in a series on 5 budget firearms everyone should own. If you are looking for a home defense weapon, a CCW weapon, a range gun, or building a firearms collection you do not have to spend 500-1000 of your hard earned dollars to get quality, dependability, and a firearm you can be proud of. This series will highlight 5 different budget priced firearm options that are available to you now. There is no better way to kick things off then with the Police Trade-in genre.
There are many who believe budget and firearms do not belong in the same sentence. This is the crowd who lives and dies by their Glocks, Smiths, and Sigs. And who can blame them? The reliability and plethora of aftermarket accessories for these pistols is unmatched. Some of this series will be on changing the mindset of “if it’s not a Glock (or enter your favorite pistol) it’s junk!”, but for now let’s tip our hats to the Glock, Smith, and Sig fanboys. If money were no object I would own one of every Glock model made. The only thing stopping me is lack of funds. If only there was a way to get all the benefits of owning a pistol from one of the big manufacturers without paying the hefty price tag that comes with it. As it turns out, there is. Enter the Police Trade-in. We have recently carried (and regularly have) Police Trade-in Glock 19, 23, 26, 27, 21, M&P 45s, & Sig Pros. We are currently selling Police Trade-in Glock 22s, Full Size M&P 9s, and Full Size M&P 40s. See the pictures below.
The guns are going to show some holster wear, but will be in excellent condition. Most of them do come with night sights (though they will be dim.) You might even get lucky enough to get one with department markings on it! These guns are by far the best bang for your buck. The benefits of buying a Police Trade-in are:
-Readily Available Spare Magazines
-Large Aftermarket Support (Holsters, Sights, Triggers Etc..)
-Quality Manufacturer Support
-Peace of Mind (You bought a quality piece!)
-Cool Factor (Owning a Police Gun is Cool)
I personally carry a Police Trade-in Glock 23. Because it was a trade-in I wasn’t scared to customize it exactly the way I wanted it. See the photo below, and yes it now takes Glock 27 magazines!
All things considered, if you are looking for a budget handgun your first choice should be a Police Trade-In. Below is a list of links to our current inventory of Police-Trade In pistols. We are working on new deals all the time. Keep an eye on the New Products and Handguns section of our website, and sign up for our AIM Newsletter to get emailed on any future Police Trade-Ins we may and will receive.
Part 2 will be coming soon. Until then be safe, have fun, & shoot more.
AIM Customer Service Manager
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Thinking about purchasing a firearm for home defense? Conceal carry? Want a firearm that is dependable yet budget friendly? Consider the Canik TP9SA from Century International Arms.
Quality was not sacrificed when CIA was designing and manufacturing this firearm. The TP9SA features a cold hammer forged barrel with an ambidextrous top-slide-mounted decocker for super-safe carry. The pistol has a three dot sight system made of steel with an adjustable rear sight. One of the Canik TP9SA’s best features is the trigger. Easily comparable to the triggers of the VP9, Sig 320, and Walther PPQ the Canik TP9SA is one of the best striker fired triggers on the market. With little resistance during take up as well as a crisp break at around four pounds this single action trigger is superb.
Friendly to the right and left handed shoot it offers a reversible magazine catch and interchangeable back straps. The pistol comes with a plethora of extras that include: hard case, poly holster, paddle attachment, belt attachment, cleaning rod, brush, 2 18rd magazines and a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. Did I happen to mention the price, $339.95?!
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