Police guns begin circulating in the buyer’s market after extensive wear and tear of approximately five to ten years. However, they are undoubtedly much cheaper than a standard gun and could still serve you the next couple of years in excellent condition.

A police trade-in gun is the best way for most people to get the best handgun in the market without exchanging back a lot of their money. There a couple of things to understand about this collection, so you can go through the diligence of making sure you get the best one.

What to expect from a police trade-in gun

Buying a police trade-in gun is much like buying any other type of used gun. It would help if you inspected the cracks, frame, and firing mechanism, among other factors, to find the best one.

Physical condition

We take on the responsibility of inspecting all these technical details, so you do not have to question the authenticity of the online police trade-in rifles. We can assure you all of them have some cosmetic damage, but we do our due diligence to find a collection with minimal scrapes, nicks, and scratches. It is entirely possible to get a gun that spent years in a holster without any heavy or hard firing because police do not engage in active shootings every day. Another possibility is the used gun will be at the end of its official use because of frequent use at the gun range.

Additionally, the responsible agency will clean and lubricate rifle ammo so they are as ready as possible for the eventual buyer.


The greatest thing about police trade-in guns is that they are more dependable than civilian-used guns because the police do not stock or use guns with any defect. They have an admirable collection of models and makes with the best reputation. This reason is why you will see the same types of guns in the market.

Common trade in guns

There are only a couple of common service pistols, including:

  • Glock 22
  • Glock 17
  • Beretta 92
  • Sig Sauer P226
  • M&P40
  • Wesson M&P9

The most popular trade-ins

Traditionally, the most common gun was the .40 S&W. The landscape is changing as more LE communities buy the 9MM ammo. The latter firearm has a significantly better tech and can be trusted to run at all times due to the vigilant maintenance routine.

The cost of a police trade-in gun

The price of the gun varies greatly depending on their condition. It is possible to see the exact gun cost $300 or $600 depending on their specific conditions. Make sure it fits the desired application to find the most suitable one at your price range.

Are the new guns from Shark Coast Tactical a better option? Most certainly. However, thousands of people will carry around a faded or scratched gun at almost less than half the cost of a new one. Visit our fantastic showroom Mon-Sat, 10:00 am to 6:30 pm for more information on our trade-in collection, and let us help you narrow down the best pick.

Police trade in


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