Why would you think they are used and abused? Simply put the pds that turn the guns in are in fact most likely never used. They are stored until they are issued to a officer and the ones that are in fact in service would be returned to factory condition by the manufacturer before being sold to anyone. And I believe they also change the serial number on it could be wrong tho
You can't change the serial number without restamping the metal.
Most police pistols are lightly used due to having to qualify at certain intervals.
Most police pistols will simply have a lot of holster wear and be in very good mechanical condition.
You'd be surprised how little a "typical" police officer actually shoots his sidearm. Used cop cars are driven daily... used sidearms, while worn daily, are infrequently if even rarely shot.
yep, and never oiled, never kept good care of, always thrown around like some piece of trash. hell sometimes even have french fries in them!
where is ody for that story.. LOL
i'm not saying that its worn from being fired a lot, i'm saying its worn from being on someones hip 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, then prolly never being oiled or taken care of, just seen as some "thing" that they just throw in a duffel bag and strap on when they get to work.
unless your picking them up for pennies on the dollar, why not just buy new or a used one from a gun shop that someone traded in or whatever?
why go "looking" for an old service pistol?