Getting The best value for your money- wanna play? - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion > Getting The best value for your money- wanna play?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2011, 06:28 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Alaska
Posts: 2,325
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Ruger Security Six. 4"

__________________

Last edited by freefall; 03-28-2011 at 06:30 PM. Reason: addendum
freefall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 06:59 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bucks County,PA
Posts: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spittinfire View Post
Hands down a 357. If you shopped long enough you could probably find an SP101 for that price.
You're not going to find a Ruger SP101 NIB for anywhere near $399. I wish you could buy them for that price new. Great gun.
__________________
9mmgun is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 07:00 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bucks County,PA
Posts: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by freefall View Post
Ruger Security Six. 4"
One of my favorites, but long discontinued. Remember has to be currently available NIB.
__________________
9mmgun is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 07:12 PM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 7,152
Liked 23 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Now that you've decided, why was NIB an absolute mandate? The vast majority of my guns were acquired used - I let someone else pay sticker price...

__________________
NGIB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 07:35 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Bighead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oklahoma City,Oklahoma
Posts: 643
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Ruger LC9 $359 or Smith & Wesson 642 $373 are good high value choices whose regular list price is well under $400.



__________________

I don't make jokes, I just watch the government and report the facts. -Will Rogers

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill

Bighead is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 07:39 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bucks County,PA
Posts: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NGIB View Post
Now that you've decided, why was NIB an absolute mandate? The vast majority of my guns were acquired used - I let someone else pay sticker price...
There's a lot of 1st time gun buyers out there that prefer to buy new. They don't have a ton of disposable cash & they want their 1st handgun to be new, with a warranty. Call it peace of mind or whatever.

When I was in the market for my 1st handgun I didn't know how to tear down or check to see if a used gun was a good deal or not. Since I only had $400 MAX to spend I wanted a good reliable well built NEW with warranty handgun.

Now that I have a few years of gun ownership under my belt, I feel much more comfortable buying a used gun. I've learned by maintaining by NIB handgun what to look for.
__________________

Last edited by 9mmgun; 03-28-2011 at 07:44 PM.
9mmgun is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 02:51 AM   #17
WDB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nonya,WA
Posts: 3,991
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bighead View Post
Ruger LC9 $359 or Smith & Wesson 642 $373 are good high value choices whose regular list price is well under $400.



$373 for a NIB S&W 642 Where do you find such a deal? I recently bought one at what I thought was a great deal and it's not near that price.
__________________

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
If you're really bored, I'm your huckleberry. If you really want a challenge, I'm the one.

If you're really smart, you'll just peddle your paint.
WDB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 03:01 AM   #18
WDB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WDB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nonya,WA
Posts: 3,991
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 9mmgun View Post
There's a lot of 1st time gun buyers out there that prefer to buy new. They don't have a ton of disposable cash & they want their 1st handgun to be new, with a warranty. Call it peace of mind or whatever.

When I was in the market for my 1st handgun I didn't know how to tear down or check to see if a used gun was a good deal or not. Since I only had $400 MAX to spend I wanted a good reliable well built NEW with warranty handgun.

Now that I have a few years of gun ownership under my belt, I feel much more comfortable buying a used gun. I've learned by maintaining by NIB handgun what to look for.
I think you expressed well why people need to do there homework and get hands on with many pistols before they buy. Focus on only new truly limits the buyer from many quality pistols. Most quality gun manufactures warranty there pistols for life if there is a manufacture defect.

I'm with NIB and even more when it comes to a new gun owner. Take the time to learn about firearms before you buy, shoot a lot of pistols and you will find a high quality used pistol that exceeds your expectations on an limited budget.
__________________

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
If you're really bored, I'm your huckleberry. If you really want a challenge, I'm the one.

If you're really smart, you'll just peddle your paint.
WDB is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 03:25 AM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Greensboro,NC
Posts: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WDB View Post
$373 for a NIB S&W 642 Where do you find such a deal? I recently bought one at what I thought was a great deal and it's not near that price.
Smith & Wesson 642 .38 Spl+P $361.00 SHIPS FREE

Phillip
__________________
NCSU08MS3 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2011, 04:27 AM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 644
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts

Default reason for my choice

I went with my choice for reliability ,ease of use by people in my inner circle ,And if need be, if in a survival food scenario The .357 could take deer or hogs even with the 2.5-3 inch barrel ,If used at what i call my ''bow'' range ....20-30yrds. If going auto, a 10mm would be better choice than a 9mm for hunting /food survival scenario . But if it came down to it ,cannibalism ,would also be an option .I hear ''liberals'' taste like chicken,if one could stand the smell. lol Great thread ....

__________________
powg is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Wanna' Buy a Sweet '67 GTO? CA357 The Club House 14 10-08-2010 02:45 AM
Wanna see how fast I am? Gatekeeper The Club House 9 12-10-2009 04:11 AM