GUN $300 to buy a handgun

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  1. DC

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    What would any of you recommend in that range?

    When I went to a couple of stores I saw a LOT of guns in that range, but had no idea what quality to look for

    I'm looking at getting a 9x19 or a .38 because of the cost of ammo.

    Maintenance isn't a big thing, I'd like to learn how to do it, I just want to get something that doesn't jam like crazy. Can someone lead me in the right direction.
     
  2. taco

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    In that price range I would probably look to get a taurus or a ruger autopistol or a taurus revolver.

    Both brands have guns in the just a little bit over 300 range and both are decent guns.

    www.taurususa.com the taurus website

    www.ruger-firearms.com ruger website

    www.gunfinder.net sells new guns and should give you an idea of the approximate going price for the guns.
     
  3. itchiban

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    Are you willing to buy used? That can make a difference, you can get some nice prices on quality used handguns.
     
  4. DC

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    Yeah, that's what I've been checking out...

    and to Taco...I have a revolver..it's a lil old school but still fun to shoot :-D
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    I'm looking for a pistol.

    P.S. I do know a lil bit about rifles though, as my dad has an AK47 and an M1 Carbine
     
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    i'd save just a bit more and look for a used XD or glock.
     
  6. DC

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    Would you recommend the XD tactial model? I want something with a full grip. I hate guns that don't fill your hand.
     
  7. Jefferson Darcy

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    To be honest with you, nothing.

    save up another $200 or $300, and get something good... a Glock, Sig, S&W, HK etc 9mm, or if its for carry a Kahr K9 is a great gun too.
     
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    spend an extra $75 and get a CZ-75B. Never shot one, (thank you very much Mr. Massachusetts asshole gun control law maker!) but I hear they are pretty good.
     
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    I just looked that weapon up, and damn I think I have a winner.
     
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    CZ's are motherfucking comfortable. i know nothing of their prices or models, but i hear they're fairly reliable.
     
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    Just to play with or to carry?

    If it's just a range gun, get whatever you like. Find something you like the looks of and go play with it. If it stops going bang, worst case, you've lost $300. Most likely, you'll just have to ship it somewhere and get it repaired.

    If you plan on carrying the gun, then it's a whole different matter. If your carry gun doesn't go bang when you want it to, you're pretty much fucked. If I were planning to carry something, about the cheapest I would go is KelTec P11, and then hesitantly, and probably only as a backup. The P11 is a decent gun as far as reliability, probably too small for your taste though, although that's what makes it a good carry gun. I'd probably save my money and get a used glock, HK, sig, or similar. You can pick up a used glock around $400.
     
  12. Chi_Town_GoD

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    there are plenty of guns in the price range if you look at discounters and stuff.

    go to cdnninvestments.com and get their catalog, there are some great deals there on new and used handguns in your price range.
     
  13. DC

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    Play with...the places that I go, I see no reason to carry, and by the time I'm at a point in my life that I do want to carry, a pistol probably won't be a major economic decision ;)

    But I've been checking around local shops and I can get a Poly Coated CZ75B or SA for high $300s, which is probably what I'll do after researching this gun extensively.
     
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    the regular xd (4" barrel) has a full sized grip, same as the tactical
     
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    sweet
     

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