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Old 09-23-2011, 03:07 PM   #21
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I'm with axxe55. Taurus and Rossi are NOT just cheap junk trash disposable crap!! They are good decent guns for anyone except total gun snobs. A price tag doesn't always indicate quality.

I'll bet bountyhunter hates the living hell out of a Hi-Point too.

Here's an idea OP, while you can listen to everyone's opinions on here until your blue in the face you can also take some of the makes and models that have been discussed and google some customer reviews. All you have to do is put the make and model, (get on the manufacturers websites too, and make sure spelling is correct and such) and follow it by "review/s". You can usually tell the downright prejudiced reviews from the ones written by people taking an objective stance.

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Is the OP even following the thread anymore?

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I'm with axxe55. Taurus and Rossi are NOT just cheap junk trash disposable crap!! They are good decent guns for anyone except total gun snobs. A price tag doesn't always indicate quality.

I'll bet bountyhunter hates the living hell out of a Hi-Point too.
No opinion on HI-point, since I have never fired, owned, or serviced any.

The internet is where people give their opinions, and I gave mine. If you like Taurus, then buy it. Personally, I'd rather buy a better gun for $500 that will be worth $800 in a few years than a $400 gun that will be worth $250. I also find SW revos have the best triggers and are easiest to service and maintain.
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No opinion on HI-point, since I have never fired, owned, or serviced any.

The internet is where people give their opinions, and I gave mine. If you like Taurus, then buy it. Personally, I'd rather buy a better gun for $500 that will be worth $800 in a few years than a $400 gun that will be worth $250. I also find SW revos have the best triggers and are easiest to service and maintain.
I bought a Rossi, sold it for same price only because I needed the money. Had no problems with it, in fact I really liked it a LOT. Have shot my friends Hi-Point, and loved it. If I come across one for the right price and happen to have the cash in my pocket I'll snatch it up like a fat kid with a snickers. As for Smith and Wesson... that's what I have right now. Yeah I love my Smith, but really, the only thing I like about the smith better is it's bigger and has less recoil (and yes the trigger is second to none, stock). The Rossi had better stock grips by far. Here's my 65-2.
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Here;'s what I am talking about. Considering what the economy has done to my 401K, it's nice to buy something that actually goes up in value. The better trigger is a bonus.

USED smith wesson model 66 = $675

S & W 357 Model 66 Stainless Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Revolver for sale, gun classifieds or gun auction from Wolfes Guns & Supplies. Buy or bid on this S & W 357 Model 66 Stainless in the category Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Re



NEW Taurus 66 = $479

NIB TAURUS MODEL 66 .357 mag 4" SS 7rd REV A/S 2-660049 >> FREE SHIPPING >> END OF YEAR LAYAWAY AVAILABLE !!!! Taurus Pistols/Revolvers > Revolvers for sale, gun classifieds or gun auction from UNIONOUTFITT. Buy or bid on this NIB TAURUS MODEL 66 .35

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It is nice to have something that goes up in value. But if a bunch of TinTs moved in next door and started causing trouble in the neighborhood and you only have 250 instead of 6-7 hundred, there's no reason to avoid the aforementioned makers.

A 65-2 varies in value 250-500 depending on used condition. I paid 350 I think. So a Smith is still within reach, but only if a decent used one is available, or one of their cheaper models goes for around 4-450 for a j frame .38 right? Even then, 4-450 is quite a bit more than 250, and the 250 gun works too.

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Rossi .357 Magnum Snub model R461 Blue 2 inch NIB model R-461 2" Braztech Rossi Revolvers for sale, gun classifieds or gun auction from Robertson Trading Post. Buy or bid on this Rossi .357 Magnum Snub model R461 Blue 2 inch NIB model R-461 2" Brazte


$319 Sure it will decrease in value, but it says BANG when the trigger is pulled.
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No opinion on HI-point, since I have never fired, owned, or serviced any.

The internet is where people give their opinions, and I gave mine. If you like Taurus, then buy it. Personally, I'd rather buy a better gun for $500 that will be worth $800 in a few years than a $400 gun that will be worth $250. I also find SW revos have the best triggers and are easiest to service and maintain.
BH, how can you say that a $500 gun will worth $800 in a few years, and that a $400 gun will only be worth $250? i'm sorry, but that makes no sense. prices are subject to demand and availability. there is no way that anyone can gaurantee anything will go up or down in value. some guns will rise in value some will go down.
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