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Old 08-03-2009, 01:47 AM   #21
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I re-read your post.

Funny Story. The wife and I hiked into a remote camping spot here in a TEXAS park. We set up the tent away from the main flow so we could drink some wine later and have relations. A few hours later a dude shows up and pitches his tent eight feet from mine, we were the only two tents! I suffer from some things (LOCO) and get payed very well by the government for them. I wanted to burn his tent down and beat him to a pulp, and shoot him. The wife calmed me down and we moved. The moral of the story is...They arrested this cat in I believe Georgia less than a year later in a park for killing someone.

I understand the threat you feel is greater than wildlife. Get a Bersa 380 if thats all the $$ you have to spare, Our gunclub has a loaner model with over 9000 rounds never cleaned, never jammed.

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Old 08-03-2009, 01:53 AM   #22
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For under $200? Take your pick...I paid $49 for the Kentucky pistol kit and $29 for the Philadelphia Derringer kit...back in the late 70's...
I shot the Kentucky pistol today at 25 yds., it grouped a bit more than 4".

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But a HiPoint....(sorry, couldn't resist)

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You can buy a 7.62x25 TOKAREV for under 200.00, and the ammo is about .10 a round. These are serious shooters having almost the power of a .357 Magnum. You also don't need an FFL to get it shipped to you as it's classified as C&R.

You can buy a Tokarev from J&G Gun Sales.

Here it is: Romanian TTC Tokarev Pistol. Very good condition

I have owned a Tokarev for nearly 30 years, and it's never had a single problem!

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Smith and Wesson Model 10 (.38 special)

Smith and Wesson Model 64 (.38 special)

Tokarev Semi Automatic 7.62 x 25mm

Makarov 9x18mm

Hi-Point CF380 (.380 ACP)

Hi-Point C9 (9x19mm)

Hi-Point JCP .40 (.40 S&W)

Hi-Point JHP .45 (.45 ACP)

Armscorp .38 caliber revolver

Nagant 7.62 revolver

Cobra FS380 (.380 ACP) Note: these have very spotty quality

Jimenez JA9 (9x19mm) Note: these also have very spotty quality

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Here's another that's more suited to anti-intruder, and hiking at the same time it's still gonna cost more than you want to spend. But I've noticed that you usually get what you pay for.
Again this one is not for plinking, sighting it in will probably be enough.
It's so light, it feels like a toy, so light that you won't look forward to shooting it unless you have too. Although it is not nearly as bad as the .44 PD.

753X0,
I'm liking this S&W. Can you give me a model number?
Do you know if S&W makes a steel frame version?
Thanks.
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Any suggestions? What about a Nagant Revolver? I found this: Russian 1895 Nagant Revolver, in 7.62 Nagant caliber.

Think that would be suitable for my situation?
I was going to dismiss the Nagant out of hand. But, they do seem to have dispatched plenty of people in various combat situations. However, ammo would be expensive.

I think you'll probably want to buy something with more stopping power and better ergonomics. Nagants are fun from a historical and collector hobby perspective. But, you'll want a better fighting handgun with a better cartridge and faster reloading through speedloaders. You'll probably want a double action .38 or .357 magnum.
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753X0,
I'm liking this S&W. Can you give me a model number?
Do you know if S&W makes a steel frame version?
Thanks.
That's a 325 PD.
The steel version is the Mod. 25,
Stainless, 625. they are chambered
in 45 Colt as well, although that barrel length, 2.5"
is pretty hard to find.
If you want a steel version, I'd recommend the
Mountain Gun, they also are chambered in 44 Mag.
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for a good handgun under $200 I'd go with a CZ-82
That is what i thought when i saw the price range. I want one for cheaper plinking. They are used military/cop semi-autos in 9x18mm. That CDNN place in TX had handpick ones for like $189 + shipping & FFL fee. If i was camping, i'd rather have my XD or snubby revolver, though.
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.38 spl +P



15.9 oz loaded!

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