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Old 03-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #31
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oops didn't mean to post.

But I read somewhat good things about:

Cobra 380
Raven MP-25
Jennings J22

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My dad kept a phoenix arms 22 in his toolbox as a backup for years. He still has it. It's beat up but still works.

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Jennings J-22. Great for a light weight gun to have in your pocket. Not worth a crap if you have to shoot it though! Sometimes it goes bang, sometimes not.

Highpoint 45. Great gun! Goes bang every time. Butt ugly gun. Heavy gun. But as I said, it goes bang every single sime!!! Great gun for the money.

Had a Taurus M-85. Shaved lead right out of the box when it was new. The very first shot locked up the cylinder. Had a PT111 Millinium Pro. Weak primer strike brand new. After a few hundred round it stopped going bang completely. Returned both to the dealer. Would not buy another Taurus no matter what the price.

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I read that the Raven MP-25 is pretty reliable. You can find it for less than $100. Too bad 25 acp isn't cheap.
I have a lot of respect for J.B. Wood. In one of his older books, where he talked about the quality of the firearms he was showing, he spoke highly of the Raven. I had one for a while and never had a minutes problem out of it. If it weren't for Mosin fever, I would still have it.

To return to the OP question: To look for quality handguns for under
$200.00, dont overlook surplus guns like the Tokarev and Makarov and FEG guns (PA-63 and varients) These pistols can be very good quality for the buck.
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I read that the Raven MP-25 is pretty reliable. You can find it for less than $100. Too bad 25 acp isn't cheap.
J. B. Wood, who I have the most respect for, agreed with the Raven MP-25 as being a quality, reliable firearm. I bought one and found him to be spot-on in his judgement. I went through a phase where I collected "mouse guns" and found the Raven to be equal in reliability as my Beretta 418s and Jetfires. If you are happy with a .25 caliber round, the tiny, and cheap Raven is hard to beat.
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Raven's & Lorcin's had one major flaw...if you had enough finger strength,
you could pull the trigger & fire 'em with the safety on...
it took slightly more pressure to make the Raven go bang than a Lorcin.

One of the best Cheap pistol makers was Star...you can find 'em all over the place...very good quality & low low prices
Star BM
Star 30P
Star Firestar
heck, there's a buncha models...but those three pop to mind fast!

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Yeah. I really have a growing interest in these Saturday night specials. I mean, I firmly believe in a person's right to carry either openly or concealed. But on the other hand, even some of the worst pistols on the market are going to give you a handy advantage in even a 2 or 3v1 encounter. The purpose of a pistol is to scramble your way away from a bad situation. Be that to get to your rifle or to create enough breathing room between you and your assailant to get away cleanly. So in this sense, I'm not overly concerned about quality.

But these pocket pistols do present a real challenge to shoot well on the range and each one seems to have it's own distinctly unique character, which is something that exists only to a lesser extent in the "quality firearms" market.

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I recently purchased a Hi-Point C9. $140 bucks. Over 800 rounds and not one problem!

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