Buying a hand gun

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by willieb1989, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. willieb1989

    willieb1989 New Member

    Jan 26, 2010
    North West Pa
    Hello im looking to buy a pistol semi auto like a .45 or 9mm, does anyone know any that are cheaper but still reliable? please let me know. thanks.
  2. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    Citadel or Rock Island 1911 for the .45 and used Glock 17/19/26 or Taurus PT 111 for the 9mm.

    All are between $350 and $500.

  3. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Taurus, Ruger, and Bersa all make good, reliable pistols at a value price. Hi-Point makes solid, reliable guns at a barebones price, but they are big, ugly, and not my particular preference.

    You will also likely have good luck on the used market. Glocks, SIGs, and others that have been used by police forces are usually a good value for your dollars.
  4. willieb1989

    willieb1989 New Member

    Jan 26, 2010
    North West Pa
    yeah i really like the glock and sigs, thanks. does anyone know any good place online for used hand guns>?
  5. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    there are a couple 1911s that are great guns for around $500 or a little less. i really like the glocks next to the 1911. glocks aren't very expensive either.
  6. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
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  7. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Baby desert eagle. Consider a .40? It is the best feel of any gun I have ever put in my hand. Extended slide release, hammer drop safety. Look at the full size mdls.
  8. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Star in Spain has made some good single-action 9mm pistols over the years. Used ones sell for $300 or less. Quite reliable guns.
  9. runswithscissors

    runswithscissors New Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    I think Ruger still makes the .45 in model p90 & p345, and they have some decent 9mm models too.... p89, p93, p91, and the polymer one. Or maybe a good used sig or beretta or CZ 75-that's a nice pistol too. Lots of stuff out there.
  10. Sandman

    Sandman Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    Ruger autos are affordable, shoot well and are very rugged and reliable. If cost is the primary consideration, I would definitely choose Ruger. They are not as pretty or as smooth, but will never let you down.
  11. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    I'll second the Ruger P series with the exception of the P345. I have heard both good and bad about the P345 so buyer beware.
  12. Double Deuce

    Double Deuce New Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    I got my XD Compact .45 for $499.
  13. dbltap

    dbltap New Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    check out an edition of SHOTGUN NEWS for ads.

    You will need a permit to purchase as all guns need to be sent to a FFL lic holder and then that holder will usually charge 20 to 25 bucks handling fee.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2010
  14. cluznar

    cluznar Former Guest

    Apr 13, 2012
    Hi Point is cheap
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