Most Underrated Handgun.

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by tcon67, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. punchie

    punchie Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    Chesterfield, VA
    Most any of the old Spanish "Astra" guns have my vote.
  2. tonygrz

    tonygrz New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    Cross Plains, Tx
    Any of the Star pistols except the 9mm largo.

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    i'm a .22lr fan

    small, quiet ( sorta), deadly
  4. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    SE Ohio
    Certain Taurus models like the PT-145. Rock solid dependable, accurate, holds more rounds in less space than any other .45, lifetime warranty, decent trigger - what more can anyone ask for? Mine has yet to malfunction once in 6000 rounds. I can shoot empty casings from 20 yards with it too. And it holds 10 + 1 in the space it takes most mags to hold 6 + 1. And it was inexpensive too. That's a heckuva gun IMO. I bought it taking the word of a LGS owner that it would be great. He offered me a 30 return policy, money back, no questions asked. I had another pistol to count on should that one fail. But he was right. It was a great pistoll.
  5. Shep

    Shep Member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Two that come to mind are EAA Witness pistols and Taurus revolvers.
    I would pick a Witness pistol over a S&W 3rd generation auto any day.
    And while I would NOT pick a Taurus reolver over a Smith revolver (especially older Smiths) they are a better value. At least 80% as good as S&W at about 50% of the price.
  6. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    I'll second that...those old Stars are freekin phenominal!!

    And still inexpensive unless you get a dealer than knows how good they can be...
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    I would say the 22lr is a fav of mine also. Many don't shoot it because it's not a magnum nor a killing machine and it's illegal for using on big game naturally. However, I could make it work in a pinch.

    As far as underrated gun, I would say Taurus is one of them. I have never owned one but might one day.
  8. vaskeet

    vaskeet Member

    Feb 27, 2012
    ruger p series guns built like tanks and cheep Randy
  9. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    Star.......I owned a Star m-40 (Firestar) loved it!!! I held on that thing 1994 till 2009. That is when I found a gun shop that would actually give me a decent price for it, I then traded it for a Kahr.

    I love the Kahr, but I do miss that small very solid tank.
  10. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    Oh Squishy...I almost forgot my FAV's!!

    Calico M-110 pistol...

    Calico Liberty III in 9mm...which reminds me, I need to take some new pics of mine...
    here's one from Calico

    Here's a new one!
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  11. robrossk

    robrossk New Member

    Mar 4, 2012
    Northern KY
    Absolutely nothing wrong with Bersa. I have the 380cc.
  12. mazdawes

    mazdawes New Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    twin bersa owner here. both 380 and both accurate enough to drive tacks at short range.
  13. cluznar

    cluznar Former Guest

    Apr 13, 2012
    I agree Bersa is underrated, I have the Thunder .380 and carry it IWB loaded with Corbon Powrball. It is dependable and accurate. Don't know why more people don't buy Bersa?

    I also own a Stoeger Cougar 9mm with 600 rounds thru it not one failure.Excellent gun!
  14. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    I really want to try a Bersa, always hear them mentioned but never had the pleasure.
    If someone is local in MA/NH message me maybe we can make a range date.

    I always thought Hi-Points were bad until I got my 995ts (on the cheap) and I have been very happy with it. So my vote from my minimal experience will go to Hi-Point. ooh dam thats a carbine well I guess I will just stick with that lol
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2012
  15. pault

    pault New Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    Birmingham, AL
    I vote for Hi-Point. If you buy a gun for function and not looks the Hi-Point fills the bill. To add to that the price is great and the warrenty may be the best in the industry.
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