What is the cheapest NEW handgun you can buy?


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BigBlock
September 5, 2007, 11:10 PM
Not really looking to buy one, but I'm just curious - what is the cheapest handgun being sold NEW today? (excluding .22s) I've looked at the Armscor 200 .38 for $149, are there any cheaper than that?

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Hoppy590
September 5, 2007, 11:16 PM
i think hi points are in that range. 380 up to 45 cal

AZAndy
September 5, 2007, 11:19 PM
My recent purchase of a new-in-box FEG PA-63 set me back $119. It's chambered for 9x18 Makarov.

Harry Paget Flashman
September 5, 2007, 11:56 PM
I kind of like .38 revolvers and added an Armscor model 200 to my inventory. IMO it's a nice piece for the price. Very comfortable grip and seems well built. You don't hear a lot about them. I choose to take that in good way because no one is griping about them. Sure, that's no ringing endorsement but I like mine.

GotGlock
September 6, 2007, 04:22 AM
hi points, 179 NIB

tinygnat219
September 6, 2007, 09:50 AM
Hi Points, Kel-Tec, Taurus in that order for price.

Don Lu
September 6, 2007, 10:17 AM
Taurus really arent that inexpensive in my area. they do cost less that smiths and some rugers, but they arent as inexpensive as armscor and hi-point..but hell, even high point arent 175.00 in my area, Ive seen them for 220-250 NIB.

ArchAngelCD
September 6, 2007, 05:31 PM
BigBlock,
I'm not talking down to you but.... If price is that important to you I'm guessing funds are tight. The price of the handgun is only the start and there is much more to follow.

1. You need funds to purchase ammo to practice because a handgun is no good if you can't hit what you shoot at.

2. You need funds to purchase cleaning supplies because a dirty gun can fail, and usually at the worse times.

3. If you intend upon carrying this handgun you will need to purchase a holster and a good holster isn't cheap.

Take those points into consideration before you purchase a handgun.

MatthewVanitas
September 6, 2007, 05:38 PM
I've seen the .380 caliber Hi-Points as low as $109 at gunshows in the last year.

However, I've also seen one or two used Rossi .38 revolvers for about the same price, and have bought a couple beater S&W Model 10 revolvers for $120-180 over the last two years.

You get a considerably better product for your buck by buying a used revolver or mil-surp semi-auto. You do lose out on the warranty and product support (which, despite the jokes, Hi-Point is excellent at), but you get a product that will last a lifetime with basic maintenance.

KI.W.
September 6, 2007, 05:48 PM
There is Czech brakeopen, no magazize 22LR PAV here in Finland about $ 100. Guns are expensive in my country.

CajunBass
September 6, 2007, 06:04 PM
Why does everyone assume when someone asks about a cheap gun they're scrimping of self-defense, or whatever. (Note the OP said "not really looking to buy one) I've got a dozen or so handguns, and I wouldn't mind finding a cheap one once in a while just for the fun of it.

By the way. I saw a Raven .25 not too long ago in a Pawn shop for $99.00 bucks. I don't know if it was new (do they even make them anymore?) or not, but it was "interesting." I didn't have $100.00 at the time though.

Seancass
September 6, 2007, 07:37 PM
i dont see why someone couldnt make a break action 45/410, 45, 9mm, .223, etc, for $50-100. something on the NEF, H&R sorta lines.

cheapest gun i've seen new was $250 for a walther .380 clone. maybe i saw new rossi's for less and didnt know it.

BigBlock
September 6, 2007, 11:35 PM
Yeah, like I said, I'm not looking to buy one, I'm just curious what's out there. I was thinking about an Armscor 200...then I thought I might as well spend $300 and get a .357 instead...then I decided I'd spend $400 on a .45ACP, but now I'm planning on spending $500 on a .44 Blackhawk. :D

ArchAngelCD
September 7, 2007, 02:44 AM
Yeah, like I said, I'm not looking to buy one, I'm just curious what's out there. I was thinking about an Armscor 200...then I thought I might as well spend $300 and get a .357 instead...then I decided I'd spend $400 on a .45ACP, but now I'm planning on spending $500 on a .44 Blackhawk.
OK, it's all over for him, there's no hope. He's got the sickness and as we all know, it's incurable. :p

CageDodger
September 9, 2007, 05:18 PM
By the way. I saw a Raven .25 not too long ago in a Pawn shop for $99.00 bucks. I don't know if it was new (do they even make them anymore?) or not, but it was "interesting." I didn't have $100.00 at the time though.

Probably a good thing that you didn't have the cash...

Spot77
September 9, 2007, 05:41 PM
I recently saw a Jimenez 9mm for $149 new.

CajunBass
September 9, 2007, 06:14 PM
Probably a good thing that you didn't have the cash...

Oh? And why is that? Since it would have been my money I was spending, why would it have been a bad thing?

Gator
September 9, 2007, 06:58 PM
The Ravens are actually pretty good little guns for the money. I have an old issue of Handgun Tests magazine where they recommended a Raven over a, then new, S&W 39, why?...because the Raven worked and the Smith didn't. People with low incomes have the right to keep and bear also!

But, back to the topic. I just got this yesterday, $230 + $15 shipping. Not the cheapest thing out there, but a cool little gun!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Galt38/p3at1a.jpg

MudPuppy
September 9, 2007, 09:18 PM
mdl 206 38 special for $140 (plus shipping, plus ffl xfer).

Centerfire blew out their PA-63s for $99.

351 WINCHESTER
September 10, 2007, 12:12 AM
I bought a Phoenix Arms .22 for $120. out the door. Read a review in Gun Tests and they liked it better than the walther and another pistol. I've shot several hundred founds of std. velocity ammo. NO JAMS WHATSOEVER. And it groups very well. They recommend using std. velocity ammo. Yea, I know it's cast zinc or something, but for $120. what the heck.

barnetmill
September 10, 2007, 12:22 PM
Best deals are used hipoints. Check that the firing pin is not borken before buying. A friend bought a 9 mm hipoint used like-new for $70 plus fees. It works.

HiPoints have life time garantees from the manufacturer.

Omaha-BeenGlockin
September 10, 2007, 12:28 PM
Cheapest for??? You mean for one that actually works??

Moonclip
September 11, 2007, 05:09 AM
How about the offerings from Cobra, I think they were formerly Davis.

AntiqueCollector
September 15, 2007, 09:08 AM
Well, Nagant revolvers are dirt cheap if you look for a deal but I guess the OP isn't interested in old/used/surplus guns.

My cheapest new gun ever was $55 for a blackpowder derringer (technically a kit but it was already assembled and ready to fire out of the box, just needed the finish work done). Surprisingly it works pretty good for a Palmetto Arms made gun. I've seen more modern guns at that price but nothing that'd likely work...plenty of Ravens, Jennings, etc. guns new in box even though they aren't "brand new" so to speak, and they're cheap, but I wouldn't trust my life to one...

bestseller92
September 16, 2007, 01:43 AM
The cheapest good pistol might be the Ruger P95 9mm, at just over three bills.

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