Cheap and reliable handgun???

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  1. blackdb1

    blackdb1 New Member

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    Hey guys this is my first post on here, so hello to all!!!

    I am looking for a semi auto in the price range of $200... I'm thinking about a Hi Point 9mm? Maybe a Bersa thunder .380?
    This is the most informative and knowlegable forum I have come across so hope to get some great replies!
    Thanks...
  2. TranterUK

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    Cheap and reliable? I would go revolver.
  3. Tom

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    Cheap and reliable tend not to go together. A .380 is a little anemic. How about a 9mm or a .38/357? There may still be some police turn-in 9mm and .38/357s you might find. In brands, go for Ruger or S&W. Not Taurus. Don't trust Taurus QA to make a consistently descent product.
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    I would get a revolver but don't know of any decently priced ones? A buddy of mine used to have a hammerless Taurus .44 revolver that he picked up for $200!!! I however have not found any such deal so far!?
    I would love to have a Smith and Wesson 636 .38 snub nose, however it is waaay out of my price range! Any suggestions???
  5. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

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    There are a few under $300 handguns at my local gunshop, like a S&W Mod 15 for $199 and a colt snubby around $299. This was a few weeks ago, though, so I'm not sure if they are still their.
  6. blackdb1

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    Those are reasonable prices. Guess I'ma just have to go looking for one!!!???
    I already have a Mossberg 12 ga., pistol grip, and a 9 round barrel... I'm just looking for something for CCW now and don't have alot of cash!
    I have a Rohm Gmbh model 66 .22lr revolver but have no cylinder for it and CANNOT find one so I am on the hunt for another pistol!
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    I was in the same boat, and after considering a Hi Point C9, I then reconsidered, after viewing the different pistols at the local shop. I thought I might like the Bersa Thunder 9mm, then I found the Ruger P95. They can be had Brand new for about $393 list price, or so, and only took a little while more to save for it. It is a much better pistol then my original choice, of a Hi Point. Lots of people own Hi Point, and swear by them, they have a lifetime warrantee, but for me, I have decided on the Ruger.

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    Semi's are nice, but because of the slide, my aim is always off, even if I gave it my all to keep it steady. Revolvers will always be my first choice, both reliable and durable.
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    For that price...go with a snubby .38special. A gunshop should have a few off brands that will work fine.

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    That ruger P95 is NICE!!! Thanks guys, you've been a REAL help!
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    I strongly second the Ruger P95 recommendation. Spend a little more than your stated two bills (they are about $325 new) and have a good, reliable, powerful gun that'll last you forever and that can be counted on in the clutch.

    I've had one since '98 and it's a great gun, and a great value for the money.
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    +1 Sometimes you can get good deals on police trade ins. I snagged my S&W Model 65 for well under 3 bills from Buds few years back. Pawnshops, gunshows etc are good places to hunt for a deal.

    Good luck.
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    I'm really liking that Ruger P95!!! I also would LOVE a snub nose .38 though!

    I really am leaning towards that Ruger though!!! What is the clip capacity on the Ruger???

    Thanks again!
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    What is so bad on the Taurus I have the 38sp wheel gun and a 45acp. they work as good as my Rugers.
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    I have always heard that Taurus makes a quality gun? My buddies was really nice!!!??? Hmmmm?
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