GUN Cheap 9mm handguns

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  1. sparq

    sparq New Member

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    Are there actually any "good" - cheap 9mm guns out there?

    Something that can be reasonably accurate within 30-50 feet?
     
  2. Ford4Life

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    Define cheap.
     
  3. KMD

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    You can get one or the other but not both in one gun.
     
  4. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Arcus 94 can be had for less than $300 new

    CZ75 can for ~$350 new with a little hunting

    Kel-tec P11 is a good compact choice for just a smidge over $200

    Wouldn't be uncommon to find a Glock or S&W used in the low to mid $300 range either.

    i personally wouldn't consider any less than these. Save up if you must, but unless you're getting a steal, anything costing less really wouldn't be worth the money.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Ruger 9mm - $340 new will last forever
     
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    Hi-Point has a standard and a compensated 9mm for under 170 bucks.
     
  7. shohan

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    :mamoru: I dont' know which is worse the Ruger or the Hi Point suggestion.

    For real though, the CZs are a very nice pistols. I suppose if you want to go for a Ruger or Hi Point it's your choice.
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    glock 17
     
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    Apparently you haven't fired or spent time with either the Ruger or Hi Points. Both are very good firearms and I would have no qualms carrying either on a daily basis. Both are big guns though and built very solidly. They are also rated for +P+ ammo.

    As for Hi Points, while they are very low priced, they not only come with lifetime warrenty, they have one of the lowest return for repair rates of all brands. You can laugh all you want, but check them out instead of just going off the pricetag as an indicator of quality :)
     
  10. SS109

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    If you are looking at less than $200, you may want to go the Makarov route.

    I am personally looking at a compact Springfield 9mm XD. I just read a glowing review about it in the Shotgun News.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Its already been said.. you dont know anything about guns.

    Rugers have been testing at 25-50k rounds with no signs of wear, they are built to last and are very good quality

    My Ruger 9mm 2500rds and counting with 0 problems
     
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    lvkyle I am a punk rocker!

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    Go Ruger.

    You can find used P89 at gun shops for 289 or less. I got mine used and it's accurate, never had a jam, feeds and shoots any ammo, and you will have no problem finding aftermarket and high cap mags.

    I picked up a Mecgar 17 round mag that fits flush with the ruger, so I got 17+1 capacity, plus ive found a few 25 and 30 round after market so called junk mags that work fine as long as you load them up properly. The gun goes bang every time, and its just as accurate as a glock IMO.

    Cons are it's a heavier, bulkier and not plastic. Also there is no rail for need attachments like glocks have. not ideal for CCW but I know a few who do it, and i can't tell he is packing a gun. A must is to add some houge screw on grips and maybe some night sights and you would be good to go.
     
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    I was merely making a joke and even said later that in the end the choice was his. Forgive me if I don't agree with you and like literal blocks of metal in my hand. Since I don't know any about firearms I guess I'll return my Sig P220 right away. Especially since it wieghs less loaded then either a Ruger P-Series or a Hi Point .45 does empty.

    Remember everyone! If you disagree with anyone on OT, then you: a) Are dumb. b) Don't know anything. c) Don't have an Av. d) All of the above.

    Sparq, take all these suggestions and make your decision. Try and handle some of the firearms. You might find something you like. When dealing with something like a firearm "cheap" isn't a word I like to use. I'm not saying that there aren't any good firearms for under $300 or even $200, but sometimes you get what you paid for.
     
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    Wow I didnt know that ownership of a Sig makes you a gun expert.. I stand corrected
     
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    :squint: I didn't say owning a Sig or any other firearm made me a gun expert. I was only using it as an example.
     
  16. user32

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    I would put anything under $500 in the Cheap category. Here are some suggestions:

    Ruger
    XD
    Glock
     
  17. sparq

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    Seen em, are they worth a damn? I mean, god forbid I actually have to use it, will I not be able to hit the broadside of a barn?
     
  18. Cheap guns....just what this world needs...
     
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    My life is worth more than $200.

    Is yours?
     
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    I hate when people try to lie to themselves and say that a cheap firearm is just as good as an expensive one. I got a good deal on a knight muzzleloader this year which was originally $550 in Cabela's. My cousin on the other hand has a $120 package from wal-mart (that includes a scope :ugh: ) and acts like all I did was pay for a name :hsugh:
     
  21. Ford4Life

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    Just buy a Glock 19 or a Glock 17 and be done with it. You can find police trade in's for reasonable prices, they require little to no upkeep, don't rust, and are as reliable as they come.
     
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    Hi point's are very reliable and accurate. There are people though that think cost always means quality. Most times it does, BUT there are those exceptions. Hi Point is one of thoe exceptions.

    Would I carry one on duty? yes and without hesitation. Matter of fact I am thinking of getting a .45 just to use for IPSC for the hell of it. They are bulky, they are ugly, but they go bang when the trigger is pulled and they put the bullet where you aim. I love using the Hi Point as an example because it quickly separates those that really know firearms from those that claim they do :)

    Just out of curiosity, how many naysayers have even tested one? Or are you just basing your opinion off the fact that you can buy the .380, 9mm, .40 AND the .45 models for the same cost as a new Glock? (toss in the .40 carbine to that for the price of an HK)
     
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    OMG... Hi-Points are total pieces of shit!!! :rofl:
     
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    Only because they aren't a status symbol. :)
     
  25. shohan

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    Exactly. No one who knows firearms would suggest something like that unless they were trying to sell one off to some unknowing fool. BTW, are you rep for Hi Point or something? :p

    I guess we'll see Rob Leatham and Ernest Langdon using Hi Points from now on.:rolleyes:
     

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