help me choose a gun

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Everclr, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Everclr

    Everclr New Member

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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Cheap guns

    Friends don't let friends own hi-points.

    Life is too short to own cheap guns. I own some inexpensive guns, but no cheap guns.
     

  3. Everclr

    Everclr New Member

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    cobras?

    are cobras just as bad?
     
  4. Everclr

    Everclr New Member

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    life also too short to be making payments on a gun
     
  5. FALPhil

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    For a few dollars more, you can get a Vz 52 (aka CZ-52), which is one of the finest Cold War pistols ever made. They generally run under $150 from suppliers like AIM Surplus and if you have an acquaintance with a C&R license, he can sell you one of his for about that amount. Mine cost me $139 +S&H.

    It shoots the 7.62x25 cartridge, which is easy to find and is available in the form of very cheap surplus. Roughly the equivalent of the 30 Mauser, the 7.62x25 is a very powerful handgun round, but it shoots like a 38 Spl +p.

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  6. DonnyKC

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    people either hate or love hipoints. personaly i like my hipoint as a cheap gun. but i also own a glock. love them both
     
  7. ScottG

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    I considered buying one, but I had a chance to handle one at a gun show and boy was it heavy. The ammo isn't quite that available in all areas yet either. Perhaps Everclr might want to try a Makarov.
     
  8. Etho

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    Not saying a Hi Point sucks but there are better options for not much more. A number of the Iron Curtain pistols are easily found under $200. I personally would save money a little longer and get used or PD(police department) trade in Glock, S&W auto or even a new Ruger P series.

    The good thing about a PD trade in is most likely it doesn't have many rounds through it. Most departments only require qualification once a quarter and usually only a 50 round course of fire. So depending on how long it was in service it could very well have a low round count for it's age. It'll have holster wear like crazy but will most likley function absolutely fine.
     
  9. pioneer461

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    If you are going to purchase a pistol for self defense, and are serious about that choice, spend the extra money and get a proven gun from a major manufacturer. Why trust your life to a gun that may, or may not work when you need it?

    Some money can be saved by getting a used gun from pawn shops, or gun shows. Remember the old saying, "You get what you pay for."