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Old 03-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #11
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I have purchased a gun from Bersa, which came with one magazine. I did not like it because it was not visibly advertised. In a communication with their rep it was stated that they would not be able to make a profit otherwise. That prompted me to make a comparison. Comparing 24 ounce $450 handgun with 3300 lbs 30000 car, weightwise handgun is 30x more expensive. I do not disaprove free market pricing, but hearing sob story about lack of profits makes me wonder.
Holy Cow!! $450 for a Bersa? The most expensive Bersa out here in CA is $299 and that is at the most expensive shop I know about. If you got it on Gallery of Guns you could get it for closer to $225 +/-
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Gun in question was UC9 pro 13+1, not one of 380 variants. (I also bought Bersa 380cc for $290 at the same time.) I bought it last october under $400, when store prices faired $429-449. It is higher now, but I used $450 as a mean price for the sake of comparison. Feel free to take any other weight/price ratio into account, handgun industry beats car industry hands down.
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I got a Hi Point carbine just for fun, I would not pay a penny more than what it retails for. I think people that buy these on sites like Arm-list, don't have access to buy them locally. Or possibly new to guns and just like it for the looks. I've found that a lot of younger guys are buying these because they can't afford AR's, not that those two platforms are even comparable. But it might be an entry level rifle for them.
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People that buy them are looking for the cheap version of an AR that takes the same ammo as their handgun. I had one and that is what I liked about it. I did not know about the bullet button at the time and thought that it was strange to have to have a tool to release the magazine, so I sold it. Any of these resellers also that are not selling the guns for MSRP or below are ripping people off. A local store by me wanteed to sell new Glock 17s for over $800. I think they should be put out of buisness.
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I bought a Hi-Point 9mm C9. The day I bought it I took it to the range. A buddy of mine went with me. He brought a High Standard 45acp and a Springfield Armory. His two jammed about every mag at least once. My cheap C9 didnt jam at all. I have not had any jams, except when I had the mag not all the in. So I dont know what else to tell ya.
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