Originally Posted by jordan7831
Why do people say something is BNIB and then they say the tappet plate and safety broke? Thats clearly not BNIB. Thats not even like new in box. Thats a broken gun!
On that note; people who sell you something, and don't mention that something is broken (like a safety), and then Pretend it's no big deal because that is common for "that" gun.
Years back, a guy sold me a Tanaka USP P8 with a broken safety. When I questioned him about it, he said "Don't worry about it, the safetys on USPs always break". I can tell you, that the only way to break the safety on a USP is to actuate it, and then squeeze the trigger as hard as you can. But that's not really the point.
Another good one is the sellers who say their gun has only been "plinked with". It may not be scratched up from field use, but you could've put hundreds of thousands of rounds through it in your basement or backyard. Your drunk friends could've been smacking it around shooting each other last time you had a party. I had some friends who shot each other up everyday after work. Their apartment walls had the texture of a golf ball. I'd rather have the gun look like it's had some usage, then the internals been to hell and back. You know what else "plinkers" don't do? "regular maintenance" (in most cases, so sorry to those that are the exception").