Saturday Night Specials

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by theferg2000, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. theferg2000

    theferg2000 New Member

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    I am planning on going to a gun show here in KY tomorrow, and was wondering if anyone had any good Saturday Night Specials to look for while I am there.

    One plan is to get a couple hand guns that i could start practicing some refinishing on. But i am also eventually wanting to look into any guns that you have liked in the past that are very inexpensive (For instance i picked up a couple of little .25 Titans a while back that i have LOVED!! - they were under $50 each, and shot incredibly accurate - nothing i would stake my life on, but they were fun to fix, and take out shooting). I would be especially interested in a small .22 hand gun.
     
  2. skullcrusher

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    The term Saturday Night Special refers to a something that might blow up in your face when shooting. How 'bout a gun made of sch40?
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    "Saturday Night Special" is a term embraced by the anti-gun left to villify inexpensive handguns. The connotation is innaccurate, unreliable, and as dangerous to the shooter as the target.

    It is about as sensical as calling all imported vehicles from Asia "jap-crap" all teenage girls "bimbos", all 40+year old women "hags" or all men "assho!es". Well the last one is pretty accurate.
     
  4. Benning Boy

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    Buy a beat to hell used quality gun, for roughly the same price, and practice refinishing that.

    Many cheapies are made of pot metal, and won't fare well with certain refinishing techniques.
     
  5. Alchemist

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    Phoenix makes the best cheap .22 auto IMHO. In cheap .22 revolvers, I don't have personal experience... but the Heritage Rough Rider is mentioned quite a bit on the net as "ok".
     
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  6. theferg2000

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    I have always heard the term used to describe guns that dont cost very much, and are not a very good quality. Anyway, looking for feedback like AlChemist and Benning Boy shot out. I am heading off. If you think of any please post, i will check the thread on my phone once i am down there.
     
  7. theferg2000

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    Well i was a little disappointed at the "junk" that was there. The did have plenty that was beat to hell, but the price did not reflect the condition, or worth of the guns. Even the little .25 FIE Titans were up at $100 and an extra mag $30. So I did not get a gun that i would risk refinishing.

    I did find what some may call a junk gun (but it was new). I picked up a Chiappa Firearms 1911-22. My brother in law and his fiance are going to start going to the range with us and learn to shoot, so i wanted a big 22, that would not intimidate her as she is nervous about shooting, but wants to learn. Got it for a good price, already took it to the range with them and I was pretty happy with it today. It would not chamber with the cheap stuff, but the high velocity rounds did great.

    Anybody know much about it? I will probably post another thread with some pics to get the inside scoop from the forum.
     
  8. WDB

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    Spend the money you think your life is worth, the good news for $300 you can find a quality firearm. If you want a gun you can use once and toss, no help here.
     
  9. theferg2000

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    None of these guns i am looking for (or bought) are going to serve the purpose of protection. Plus i cant find a gun for under $5 :D.

    Just looking for something to practice refinishing, and the one i bought will be for new shooters to get started, and plinking fun for me. Anybody know of a good place to find the kind of gun i am wanting to get started learning how to refinish?
     
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  10. theferg2000

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    Well, heading back down one last time to see if people are willing to drop prices. Wish me luck.
     
  11. Daoust_Nat

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    I don't think a gun show is a place you will find what you are looking for. At the Orlando gun show most of what you descrbe is available, but none of it is cheap. You can find a new firearm at a decent price at a show, but in my experience the used ones are overpriced, and the "junk" ones you are looking for are way overpriced. Good luck.
     
  12. theferg2000

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    You are right on the money, back from the last trip, and prices stayed firm. No luck. You have any suggestions on where to look now?
     
  13. formerCav

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    cheep gun

    R & G revolver in 357 or 44
    Bulldog 44 special
    Rossi
    Taurus
    Good luck
    Bob
     
  14. skullcrusher

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    Visit several stores that buy and sell used firearms and pawn shops. Look deep into their cases for something that looks like it has not been touched in a while. Start haggling. You should be able to find a used Makarov or CZ in 9mm that needs some tender care. Several other brands as well. Shop around a bit, imo.
     
  15. DrumJunkie

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    Kenny Woods is in Lexington today isn't it? I about forgot. I usually go to the one in Somerset anyway. If all you're looking at is a crash test dummy then any old tore up pistol or rifle will do. I can't remember if the guy from the Berea Pawn Shop goes to that one or not but he wiull usually have some beat up thing to sell cheap. As for a brand I don't guess it really matters as long as it's cheap enough to allow you to go crazy on it. Those Llama's are usually cheap used, same with Charter. And there's the so popular Bryco, Jennings, High Point. All those can be had around 100 bucks or less. The problem with the latter ones is the metal is usually pretty cheap and it does not react the same to some finish applications.

    You get to looking around you'll fins something cheap. Gun shows always have at least one crap pile of old poorly and/or maintained weapons.
     
  16. theferg2000

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    Yeah the show was Fri - Sun. It was a flop for buying, but a huge success for selling what i have been looking to get rid of. They had a couple of junk piles. One the lowest price was over $200, the second about the lowest was near the $100 mark. I did get there late Friday, so maybe i missed some. But everything just seemed REALLY over priced.

    You ever get up to Buds? I am planning on getting a membership to the range, if you ever do get up there PM me, and let me know and see if we can meet up sometime. I actually live in Lexington, but know the Mt Vernon area - we're not too far apart.
     
  17. theferg2000

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    Thanks skull, i appreciate it. I will hit the pawn shops KY is plagued with them. At the show I just mostly walked around with a sad look on my face cause you weren't there :( !!!