I've gotten a lot of feedback about this topic, much more than expecting. I want to thank everyone for their imput on helping me with my next gun, it seems about 85% of you think buying used is a much better idea. As far as buying used, what else should I look for other then the obvious dings and dents, and dirty internals? Are there any special places I should look to find that the gun was poorly maintained or just not taken care of? I also see a lot of post where people trade guns on the fourms, but they seem few and far between when a deal goes threw.