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b3a5tly 07-12-2009 03:25 AM

College Kid Looking for a cheap Trap Gun
Hi I have been looking on at semi auto and over under trap guns. Already have an ffl set up. I know this is going to make me sound cheap but I'm looking for the best quality at around $400. I don't have much money to spend on a gun but using a loner is no good. So anyone who knows about cheap guns and trap shooting please post on what I should do.

indy_kid 07-12-2009 06:13 PM

There are always auctions at that may have suitable shotguns, and you'll pay fair market value this way, if not less. I watched one yesterday that had Hi-Point 9mm pistols going for $60-90 (several for sale, and most looked to be in good condition). Yeah, they're butt-ugly pistols, but seem to hold up well for a low-end firearm. The turn-around is good, and you're dealing with licensed auctioneers. If they try anything funky, a report to their State Certification Board can produce some fast and positive results.

Shotgun Shooter 07-12-2009 07:43 PM

Remington 1100? Something to look at.
But you'll have to find ones that are comfortable for you.


easterner123 07-12-2009 09:37 PM

a remington 1100 is a good place to start. if you buy a used one you might be able to buy a new trap barrel, the ribs on top of the gun act as a conventional site so you can just aim at the target. I don't know how much they cost but something to think about if your frugality permits it...

ACES 6 07-12-2009 10:10 PM

Great suggestions all the way around. I, personally, shoot side by sides for bird hunting and trap shooting. I am especially fond of the sporting nature of this type of shotgun and the inherent safety of having a break-open chamber. Again, this is just my personal observation.

I looked and found this one brand new and pretty cheap at Bud's:

Spartan 89520 SPR210 SBS 12 28 3 SC4 BL for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $325.00

Take a look, then maybe surf some more through the site. I got this link from FT a few months ago, and have found that trading with Gurney is a very good experience.

skullcrusher 07-12-2009 10:26 PM

That is one great suggestion, Aces. Heck, I'd get one if I ever get into wing shooting, and I've been thinking about it. Kinda looks a little old school, too. :D

ACES 6 07-12-2009 10:37 PM

OK, OK - I'll admit that I feel I was born 125 years too late. My shotguns are side-by-side, my rifles are either doubles or lever-action, and my pistols are six-shooters. I just love the classic designs and simplicity. Or, to be completely honest, maybe it makes me feel a little like Doc Holliday... ;)

Next time you're in North Texas, gimme a shout. We'll go devastate the skies with birdshot and I'll even show ya some of the best recipes for the grill. That goes for you, too, College Boy.

b3a5tly 07-13-2009 03:58 AM

Ok guys thanks for the advice!
I have spent some time and I am pretty set on a used Remington 1100 or 1187.
Haven't found the right one but haven't really checked local gun shops.
Will keep in touch thanks again.

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