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Old 05-28-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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I was wondering what is the cheapest (price not quality) semi-automatic handgun that you would consider for SD? I am planning on purchasing a HiPoint this week to learn about guns on and basically a range, truck and tackle-box gun. Their warranty is amazing and it made in the USA (always a plus). I can't afford the Glocks or higher brands and was wondering what you guys thought. Thanks in advance

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There are good defense pistols to be had (new) for $300 or so. That's probably about as "on the cheap" as I'd want to go for a defense pistol. Others will tell you Hi-Point is plenty good. They may very well have a point, but for various reasons I'll probably never know.

You can get into some very dependable pump shotguns for about $200. Dollar for dollar, it's tough to beat a basic 12ga for home defense.

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There are good defense pistols to be had (new) for $300 or so. That's probably about as "on the cheap" as I'd want to go for a defense pistol. Others will tell you Hi-Point is plenty good. They may very well have a point, but for various reasons I'll probably never know.

You can get into some very dependable pump shotguns for about $200. Dollar for dollar, it's tough to beat a basic 12ga for home defense.
Thanks for the response. I think with HiPoint (from what I gather) you have to make sure you give it a few hundred rounds to break it in, adjust the magazine, and polish the ramp on it. These are all very fair requests to me based on their price and great warranty. If my HiPoint performed flawlessly after several hundred rounds, i would be inclined to say it is reliable. If not, HiPoint has that great warranty. At HiPoints prices, it is very difficult not to consider them. And as we all know, the more you spend time improving something, the more you become attached to it I wonder which other brands you meant that could be had at $300?
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A good Smith revolver can be found for 300ish. I paid that for my old 65-2.

But, hi points are one that I wouldn't be afraid to own.

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A good Smith revolver can be found for 300ish. I paid that for my old 65-2.

But, hi points are one that I wouldn't be afraid to own.
I can't wait till tomorrow when I get mine!
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If price is your issue then I would stick with a 22LR. Ammo is cheap. Handguns are cheaper as well.

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If price is your issue then I would stick with a 22LR. Ammo is cheap. Handguns are cheaper as well.
Good for SD?
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There are good defense pistols to be had (new) for $300 or so. That's probably about as "on the cheap" as I'd want to go for a defense pistol. Others will tell you Hi-Point is plenty good. They may very well have a point, but for various reasons I'll probably never know.

You can get into some very dependable pump shotguns for about $200. Dollar for dollar, it's tough to beat a basic 12ga for home defense.
I have to agree with Sweeper 22 its hard to beat a shotgun and you can use any left over cash for ammo to practice. Asxyou said yourself with the Hi Point you need to put several hundred rounds down the pipe to get to the point You trust it, then more practice this means even a Hi Point will tax your budget and still my not be as good for sd as a shotgun.
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I wonder which other brands you meant that could be had at $300?
In the $300-350 range, the first gun I'd look at is a Ruger P95.
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In the $300-350 range, the first gun I'd look at is a Ruger P95.
Thank you for the response
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