Would used not make you nervous at all?On the 19 new or used question:
The 4th gen G19 allows you to move the magazine release from one side to the other. I'm left handed and this was a nice touch. I would buy used I guess, but even the new are around $550-6 when I got mine. You can beat the shit of the them that's for sure. Our local gun range owner has a 19 he wears to work and he only cleans it once every 3 years from what he told me.
During specials you can get a great price on luger rounds at Gander MTN here. Got 250 Winchester NATO rounds for $60 over the holidays last year. Can never have enough ammo.
What's GSSF?Glock 19 all the way; not a fan of Sigs, but that's just my opinion. Love the Glock platform; it's simple, reliable and has no unnnecessary stuff, e.g. external safety. I did add an extended slide and mag releases to mine as well as a grip force adapter and love it. The latest is Gen 4, which as pointed out before come with some different features, safety reversal, backstraps, etc. There are some who prefer Gen 3 models due to Gen 4' redesign (operating rod/spring). Depending on the price, a used one may be worth it. Just check it specifically and you'll be good. Tons of additional information on glocks on glocktalk.com to include what to look for on a used gun.
As far as good deals go you can see if you qualify for their blue label program or know someone who does... The best deal there is to order directly through Glock, which costs quite a bit less. You could also join GSSF and get the same discount. As far as pricing goes, been seeing the best one lately (9mm) at LuckyGunner.com; about 23 cents a round, for decent ammo.
P.S. I have seen Glocks used and abused personally and they just kept on going. Take a look at a thread on glocktalk where someone put a Glock through some crazy stuff and it seemed to work fine. Not to toss in more options but if not a Glock, my next favorite would be an XD(M).
Glock Sport Shooting Foundation http://gssfonline.com look under discount program, tells you the specifics. Although it says you have to be a member for a bit before you get the discount, I have heard multiple people say they got theirs pretty much at the time they joined.What's GSSF?
I would not be nervous about a used one if it looked good and you could inside and see everything was functional (and the barrel looks ok). l I have a friend that bought a G30 used and has never had a problem with it. Even if you found that the was an issue, most parts are cheap and Glock has great customer service. If you are near the plant in GA they have some kind of deal where they will go through the gun and replace anything needed for a small fee.Would used not make you nervous at all?
I'm leaning towards Gen 3. I'm not left handed, and prefer the grip texture of the 3.
And.. Anyone got a good source for deals? (besides the bottom of the river under the bridge by the hood.)
In Fredericksburg, VAI would not be nervous about a used one if it looked good and you could inside and see everything was functional (and the barrel looks ok). l I have a friend that bought a G30 used and has never had a problem with it. Even if you found that the was an issue, most parts are cheap and Glock has great customer service. If you are near the plant in GA they have some kind of deal where they will go through the gun and replace anything needed for a small fee.
I also like the 3rd Gen stuff. Where are you located?