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Old 10-29-2008, 06:16 PM   #21
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Most of the guns shown are brand new guns. Keep in mind that very reasonable prices can be found for used guns, especially the non-collectible (If any) Colt and S&W revolvers. These can be found in pawn shops, yard sales, or newspaper ads at prices around $100~$200 dollar range. Even badly worn Colt or S&W guns can be made servicable with parts replacements. Parts are usually available from Gun Parts Corp. And the older revolvers so simple to repair, a cave man can do it.

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ok i get it , i Quit but i get it.

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Default Just bought Hi point C-9

Just bought a C-9 what should i expect? I know it's a lower end pistol but read alot of good about it. Article in mag said that it was a good piece...I intend to do alot of target shooting.....

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Just bought a C-9 what should i expect? I know it's a lower end pistol but read alot of good about it. Article in mag said that it was a good piece...I intend to do alot of target shooting.....
I doubt you'll have any problem with a Hi Point.
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It is odd timing that I noticed this thread today. I ordered a Hi-point 9mm 2 weeks ago and due to it being back ordered I finally received it today.

I am really excited about getting it out and running some rounds through it. I bought some Winchester white box 115 gr FMJ, Remington UMC jacketed hollow point, and some Magtech 115 gr FMC. I wanted to get a bit of an assortment to see what the gun liked to eat the best. I am hoping it's the Winchester to be honest as it is the cheapest to purchase.

I am not sure when I will finally get out with it but as soon as I do I will come back and let you all know what I think of it.

Thanks for reading and GREAT thread topic.....especially these days.

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I've had very good luck with Astras over the years. I have 3 of them right now, a 9mm A-100, and two A-75's, a .40S&W and a 9mm. I had an A-80 about 20 years ago, and put several thousand rounds through it, with no problems. I haven't shot the 9mm A-75 yet, but the .40 one eats everything I put in it, without a hitch, so does the A-100.

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Old 11-28-2008, 03:26 AM   #28
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Sorry, but there is absolutely no way in hades I would recommend someone buying a Bryco, Jennings, Jimenez, or Cobra. I've owned one and fired a couple of the others and they are more of a liability to the shooter than they are to the assailant.

The Jennings I had jammed every shot. I send it off to a smith for a fix... When it came back I pulled the trigger and it fired full auto. Thank God I was in the desert... Try explaining that to a range officer. The others are same design, same cheap materials, same flaws. In the end, my conscience wouldn't let me sell it to some unsuspecting noob... I hacksawed the gun in half and pitched it in the garbage.

The only one on that list I WOULD recommend would be the Hi-Point. Ugly as sin, but the thing goes bang every time you pull the trigger, and, at a VERY affordable price. That, or cough up an extra hundred bucks and get a used gun on Gunbroker. You can EASILY get an excellent used Glock or Smith for under $400.

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After researching a little more on the little auto pistols from the "ring of fire" folks, I agree with that last post. Stick with something from manufacturers like Hi-Point and whatnot.

I will say that getting a nice derringer is a good option. They only hold 2 rounds, and are nothing compared to having a revolver or auto for defense, BUT they will do the job and the simplistic design is good for the novice firearm owners out there.

(I am only saying this because I just got a little .22LR derringer for only 55 dollars at a local pawn shop. Add the additional 9 dollars for a box of over 300 Winchester .22LR rounds, and you've got a pistol, and plenty of ammunition for practice and defense for only 64 dollars. With cheap finds like that, there is almost no excuse for not being armed.)

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Tokarev TT30/33 in 7.62 mm (Type P), flat and very consealable, reliable, kick arse round and cheap to boot...............

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