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Old 11-28-2013, 02:06 PM   #11
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First of all your local gun shop reps suck dude. For $300 and under your choices are limited but good guns can still be had in this price range. If you shop around you can find s&w sd9/sd40, ruger kp95/lcp/lc9, Taurus pt111/709, a few keltec guns(not really familiar with the models), bersa thunder. That's a few that I would consider better than hi point or Phoenix. If you save up another $100 that opens the door for even more quality guns like kahr and used more expensive makes. With Black Friday adds today you might be in luck for an even better firearm if you look around. To me though $300 with get you one hell of a 22. Those gun shop guys were just trying to sell you a more expensive gun to make more commission or lacked handgun knowledge. People have to realize everyone can't afford guns that cost over $400 and $500. If you can your blessed if not you can still get a good gun.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:18 PM   #12
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Close to that price range is the Smith & Wesson SD9VE. I have well over 1000 rounds through mine with zero problems. But I do recommend the Apex spring kit to lighten the trigger pull. Makes the gun even better.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:30 PM   #13
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You could find a CZ-52, CZ-70 or a tokarev. And i guess 7.62 x 25 is still easy to find and almost as cheap as .22. CZ-70 is a .32 ACP. Which is kind of expensive and harder to find.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #14
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In my Humbled opinion. You will be unhappy with any gun at that price in the long run! I do realize that, the purchase of a "first handgun" can be exciting and difficult, not to leap at the first one that we can afford! I made the mistake of putting money as the one and only deciding factor in my first purchase! And after several guns sold,traded and purchased, I finally realized that money could not be the only deciding factor! For me, I had to blend affordability and personal satisfaction in my gun purchases.
Do yourself a favor, save up another 200 and buy something in the 400 to 425 range(many options) depending on your primary needs! Use the rest of the money for ammo , and maybe a decent holster! But knowing what I know now, I wouldn't even look without 500 to spend, particularly if it was my first gun! Good luck, and stay safe!
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:11 PM   #15
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A surplus gun in that price range can be a good choice depending on what you want to use it for. I have a CZ52 and it is a well made reliable gun but not a good choice for self defense because of its size and all the ammo is FMJ. New old stock barrels are available as are other parts and they are amazingly accurate. Another option would be a Polish Radom or any other Russian block pistol in 9x18 Makarov. Lots of them around, parts can be found and the prices are pretty good for what you get. You should be able to find a Radom for around $200 in good working order. They were made from the 50's to the 90's so there are a zillion of them around.
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Thank you for the advice. I am looking for something for the range mostly and to carry on occasion for protection.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:16 PM   #17
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What about a used pistol?

I bought a lightly used cz75b for $400 that I have been really happy with. Alternatively, a Bersa thunder .380 would be in that price range for a compact carry pistol. You could probably find one of the rock island armory 1911's for not too much more $; it would be a little large for comfy carry but fine for range fun.

Thing is, the pistols that are fun to shoot a ton at the range are usually larger and heavier than the pistols that would be comfortable for all day carry. Same thing with capacity; many carry-oriented pistols use lower capacity single stack magazines.


What about this http://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/115177/c/firearms good for carry


http://www.kygunco.com/eaa-windicator-38spl-4in-fs-blued-synthetic-grips-70203. Not semiauto, bot could be fun at the range and could be concealed.


Go by slickguns.com and browse around a bit.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:22 AM   #18
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Where is a good place to find a used pistol online or in ohio? The makarov and sccy are cool looking as is the Sd40 / sd9.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:26 AM   #19
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Do you have academy sporting goods in Ohio? They are selling several nice pistols usually on Black Friday in that price range by me in Texas
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:28 AM   #20
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Ruger lc9 is in that range......great carry gun
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