Mark Kitterman—Summit Gun Broker, Grain Valley, Mo.
Summit Gun Broker specializes in buying up used law enforcement firearms and reselling them to individuals and gun shops.
The current top seller here, says owner Mark Kitterman, is the .40-caliber Glock 22, a Gen III, semi-automatic handgun. A recent sale on the Summit website had the Glock 22’s going for $309.
“I think a lot of agencies are looking at 9mm’s once again, and when they make the shift, we see a lot of these .40-cal Glock 22’s getting sold,” says Kitterman. “Actually, there’s so many used agency Glocks and similar polymer pistols out there, prices have gone down. I’ve seen Glocks drop about $50 over the last year.”
These Glocks tend to be in very good condition, he adds, as most agencies with a good inventory of the pistols have an employee who is also a certified Glock armorer. “They fix anything that goes wrong as it happens, and they are pretty good about doing regular maintenance on the pistols.”
The other used agency handguns Kitterman is seeing in good numbers are the SIG P226 and P229’s.
Recently, Summit bought up 1,000 shotguns—all Remingtons—from a very large agency making the switch from scatterguns to duty rifles. They sold out surprisingly fast, Kitterman notes, with the Wingmasters going for $165 each, the Police Magnums at $300.
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Police trade-ins are a great way to go. A few years ago I bought two Beretta 92s from J&G at under $300 each. They are both great guns; smooth, accurate, and reliable with only holster wear. My wife will not carry anything else, she just loves it and she is very good with it.
I also just bought a Jericho 941 that was an Israeli police trade-in for only $369 vs the new price of over $500. The Jericho had a bit more use since the Israelis train a lot more than American police, but all of them were well worth the price. Just buy from a reputable dealer and you have nothing to worry about. It’s a great way to get some very nice guns at well below the new gun price.