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Most Underrated Handgun.

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

  1. punchie

    punchie Member

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    Most any of the old Spanish "Astra" guns have my vote.
  2. tonygrz

    tonygrz New Member

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    Any of the Star pistols except the 9mm largo.
  3. jack404

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    i'm a .22lr fan

    small, quiet ( sorta), deadly
  4. CJ_56

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    ruger p series guns built like tanks and cheep Randy
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    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

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    Oh Squishy...I almost forgot my FAV's!!

    Calico M-110 pistol...
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    Calico Liberty III in 9mm...which reminds me, I need to take some new pics of mine...
    here's one from Calico
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    Here's a new one!
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  11. robrossk

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    Absolutely nothing wrong with Bersa. I have the 380cc.
  12. mazdawes

    mazdawes New Member

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

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    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!
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    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
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  15. pault

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    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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