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attending a local gunshow this weekend and will be looking for a new or used xd-40 tactical. Any advice on what to look for on used guns or cautions about buying new?
 

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Welcome to the forum.

As with any firearm, a quick, cautious inspection is
the order of the day. Ask if you can field strip a
model, if you find one you like, or if the dealer says
no, then ask them to do so. Look it over carefully,
making sure that it looks aok and that the ejector
is not bent. All wear marks will be noticible. It is
ok to dry fire the firearm with the owners permission.
Dry firing will not harm the firearm.

New firearms, what can I say? The biggest thing at
gun shows in my opinion is price. That is where the
fun part is and why I like to go.

Hope you get what you are looking for at your price.

Ed
 

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I have found that a pocket flashlight (AA type) is very helpful. Sometimes the lighting isn't so great at the show and you want to be able to inspect every part of the firearm. Also, a bore light is also a useful tool and are often sold at the show.

Good luck.
 

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Old thread but still a good one that new kids like me can still appreciate.

> Know your guns
> Know your prices
> Stick to your list
> Stick to your budget

> Penlight/ bore light - Yeah! Great Idea!
 

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In Central Texas this is the problem at many gun shows now.

1. Sometimes paid parking in Cedar Park, Texas
2. Paid Entrance Fee
3. No Concealed or LTC Carry in Cedar Park, Texas
4. High prices
5. Poor selection
6. Expensive food and drinks
7. No gun shows in public facilities in Travis County (Austin), Texas

As a result I have given up on them around Austin, Texas!
 

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We have decent (big) ones around here. There's a $5 admission, and I usually find some good deals on ammo but it's just fun.
 
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