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Old 11-28-2013, 04:47 AM   #1
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Hello i am new here, as well to the shooting scene. I have been trying to purchase my first semi auto pistol. I am looking to spend less than $300. I have talkedto several gun shops andthey tell me the only thing in my price range is hi point or a little pheonix 22 is there another place to look or am i stuck with the hipoint? Any help would be greatly appreciated... thank you in advance

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Old 11-28-2013, 04:55 AM   #2
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Used or save up another $200-250 for a decent semi-auto. JMO.

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What caliber are you looking for? Will it be a range gun or defense.

A Ruger 22/45 .22 and a Kel Tek PF9 9mm are two that I have recently seen for about $300.

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Used or save up another $200-250 for a decent semi-auto. JMO.
This to^^^

Another $150 even will greatly expand your possibilities.
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You could get a pretty nice knife for that kind of money

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Agreed on saving a little bit longer. The market really opens up with just a bit more cash.

Or just keep your eyes peeled to the used gun market.

I'm not sure what purpose you're thinking for the handgun but if concealed carry is in your mind SCCY makes a 9mm for right at $300 I believe. I've heard some good things and some bad things.

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There is some truth there in what has been said.

Most new people look at the purchase of a firearm to be "Hey, I have a gun" without realizing what they need the firearm for.

That is like buying a car, just to have a car, and not looking at why it is needed in the first place.

Your budget limit of $300 will not buy a firearm that could be used as an heirloom later. There may be a couple of firearms available for that price, but most will break, have accelerated wear, not have aftermarket parts available (like magazines or holsters).

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Real good advice here. Decide what the gun is for, which could/should narrow the field.

I had a SCCY. They're a small (15 oz unloaded) 9mm staggered double stack that hold 10 rounds in the magazine. Holsters and such are easy enough to find and they are starting to get a bit of coverage - there are quite a few reviews out there on these little guns. I paid right about $295, including taxes and transfer fees when I bought mine. Lifetime warranty and great, really great customer service. The only problem that I had was that I needed to use the customer service twice in a two month period. The turnaround is great and the gun always came back repaired at no cost but...the fact that it needed repair just sapped my confidence in the gun. Loved shooting it but couldn't get myself to keep it so I sold it and bought a Kahr CM9. That is just a little out of your price range though so I won't go into any detail on the Kahr.

The SCCY does have a lot of satisfied owners so don't just go with my take. Just a few words for your consideration.

Stick around here and you'll learn a lot - this forum has some sharp folks with great advice.

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Hello i am new here, as well to the shooting scene. I have been trying to purchase my first semi auto pistol. I am looking to spend less than $300. I have talkedto several gun shops andthey tell me the only thing in my price range is hi point or a little pheonix 22 is there another place to look or am i stuck with the hipoint? Any help would be greatly appreciated... thank you in advance
HiPoint is actually okay in .380. A better buy would be a Beretta Neos or a S&W Model 22. You will shoot them more accurately and for less than any centerfire in this range. Ruger Mark III Standard is also fine, only if you have the patience to learn its disassembly.

My choice for $299 is the Bersa Firestorm. It is a Walther PPK design with improvements. It has a combat style grip (not super-angled), easier to carry if you wish, and very reliable for a 22 (first hand report)
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1st handgun ever? Get a 22. Yes--right now 22 ammo is darned hard to find, but that will
end eventually.

$300 new is pretty limiting. Beretta Neos and Ruger 22/45 would be my choices.

Centerfire? See if there is a dealer in your area that gets in police
trade in Glocks. Most around here are G22's, but I also see
G17 and G19. Carried a lot, shot very little. You might not hit
the $300 mark, but it should be close.

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