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Old 11-24-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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I'm on a tight budget of 10 dollars a week and Christmas is coming up soon. How do I get a good but cheap revolver because there's other stuff I really need too... Help!

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Old 11-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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Wtf?..........

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Might I suggest a nerf gun since centerfire ammo is running around $40 plus for a 100 count box.

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Ten dollars a week and you want to save up for a revolver? By Christmas? AND you have other things you need to get?

Not happening. Best bet is layaway or finance. I never recommend financing ANYTHING that costs less than ten grand, take it from someone who's learned from their financial mistakes.

Some exceptions to this rule apply. But as was mentioned, with that kind of budget you'd also have to finance ammo.

Just sit on your funds until you're in a better situation.

Is this an allowance from your parents, or is that just how much disposable income you have? I only ask because we do have some young members here. If that's the case, just chill man. Everything in good time.

You don't have enough time to save up for even a worthless Saturday night special with that kind of budget, not by Christmas. You're looking at less than 50 bucks, even if you put It ALL towards a gun.

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Like Trip said, I recommend saving longer. Cause $50 isn't gonna get you anything that fires. I'd save up at least $250, and still, you'll really have to search for a deal.

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As said- your budget is not enough for a good pellet pistol right now. Chill, stash that $10 a week for a while.

Now, once you accumulate some working capital, bear in mind there are CHEAP revolvers, and INEXPENSIVE revolvers. Buy a cheap one, and regret it right up to the time you trade it off.

There are some CHEAP 22 single actions out there- with all the accuracy of a thrown folding chair, and the reliability of a campaign promise. Avoid anything that has RG or Clerke on it. If you cannot read the language on the revolver, or it LOOKS just like a S&W, but does not SAY Smith & Wesson anywhere on it- be very careful.

There are some inexpensive Nagant revolvers out there. Unless you are a collector of military arms- no. Not a good target piece- these were made as a military arm used to keep discipline among the troops. ammo hard to get and $$$.

HOWEVER- at one time, 98% of the police departments in the US carried the S&W model 10 revolver in .38 Special. These were carried a lot, shot little, and made for about 90 years. The .38 Special is not to sniff at, especially with the right cartridge. Ammo is reasonable in price (nothing is cheap anymore) and reasonably accurate. They are durable, reliable, and there are still police trade-ins floating out there. With any luck you can find one with a lot of life still in it- but expect to pay $250-$350.

You are going to get what you pay for.

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an odd post... there have been a few lately by new members to the forum asking for unreasonably low prices etc... to never show up again in another post

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Yup. Odd.

Ill sell you a cap gun revolver for 25 bucks. You'll even have money left over.

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Hi,
I'm on a tight budget of 10 dollars a week and Christmas is coming up soon. How do I get a good but cheap revolver because there's other stuff I really need too... Help!
good and cheap don't happen together when it comes to guns. if you can find a good and cheap revolver for $50, it's probably hotter than a three dollar bill! (as in stolen).

for a good revolver, used, expect to pay about five times that $50. at least 10-15 times that for a decent new one.
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