What would you get with $300?


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knicks118
December 28, 2007, 07:23 PM
I have an extra $300 from Christmas and looking to get a new toy.
I realize I can get a better gun if I saved more but I don't really care right now and just want a new toy.

What would you get with $300 and where would you get it?

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TAB
December 28, 2007, 07:27 PM
I would go to a gun show and look for a deal. A nice used 22 auto would not be hard to find for 300, nor would something like a dan wesson revoler.

jdorian
December 28, 2007, 07:27 PM
A nice but used S&W in either .40 or 9mm, as price with sales tax should still be under $300. I would get the Metal ones, but I hear the Sigma is nice for the money.

Try to get one that works with mags you already own of course. My main gun has mags that work with at least 7 other guns, maybe even more, I never really looked. And all of them are readily available for about $300-400 each.

bluetopper
December 28, 2007, 07:28 PM
A CZ-82 and about 6 boxes of ammo at aimsurplus.com

boalex207
December 28, 2007, 07:29 PM
Just today, I ordered a NIB Ruger P95 from CDNN. The gun, 3 magazines, tax, shipping, transfer fee,......all of it ran me....

$ 281


As I posted on the other thread, a Ruger ain't "sexy" but it will go bang every time you ask it to.

knicks118
December 28, 2007, 07:31 PM
I was thinking about the Sigma but I wouldn't able to deal with that trigger.
The CZ is not a bad choice but I would rather not.

I own only HP's but I don't want to get another one.

The S&W's were what I was leaning toward.

Just looking for ideas I haven't thought of.

NGIB
December 28, 2007, 07:34 PM
About a month ago I bought a lightly used EAA Witness, all steel, wonder finish in .40 S&W. I paid $289 out the door and it's a great shooter...

DENALI
December 28, 2007, 07:36 PM
I'll assume you already own a firearm or two and with that assumption in mind why not go out and spend that $300.00 on ammo and more ammo!

JaxNovice
December 28, 2007, 07:38 PM
A CZ-82 and about 6 boxes of ammo at aimsurplus.com
+1

knicks118
December 28, 2007, 07:41 PM
The Ruger is a good deal BUT it's too damn ugly/bulky and reminds of a Hi-Point.

kamagong
December 28, 2007, 07:43 PM
I'd get a Ruger Mark III with 5 1/2" bull barrel.

knicks118
December 28, 2007, 07:45 PM
How do you like the Witness?

I saw it once and was skeptical about the reliability/accuracy.

NGIB
December 28, 2007, 07:48 PM
I actually have 2 of them, an all steel and a poly both in .40. Very accurate, built very well, and fun to shoot. They're built just like the CZs with the slide in frame design and I wouldn't hesitate buying another. Had both at the range yesterday and no malfunctions with 4 boxes of CCI aluminum...

Juna
December 28, 2007, 07:54 PM
1) A lightly used CZ 75
2) A Ruger P95

bannockburn
December 28, 2007, 08:03 PM
knicks118

I was looking through the CDNN catalog and they have several different used Beretta Model 92's and 96's, all for around $300. Even a Beretta 8040D Mini Cougar .40 with night sights, for $289. Or how about a S&W990 in .40 with night sights, for $329? Seems like there's a lot of product out there for around $300.

Six O'clock Tactical
December 28, 2007, 08:13 PM
Ive seen a few used Ruger autoloaders and a large handful of Taurus's... (Taurii?) for under $300 at the local shop. Gun shows are a great place to look, but never forget the "under the table" stuff at the gun shop. Alot of people dont even get to see all the pistols at a gun shop because of a lack of counter space.

kd7nqb
December 28, 2007, 08:30 PM
USED LEO TRADE IN GLOCKS, can be in the 300 range

Also if you carry and dont have a Kel-Tec P3AT, its not a bad option.

tbreed725
December 28, 2007, 08:32 PM
i just got a used sigma for 290 today its the ve model the trigger isnt all that bad not as bad as ive read on here anyways, more like a glock with a ny-1 trigger i love the feel of the gun

rde
December 28, 2007, 10:36 PM
Makarov
Ruger P95
Bersa Thunder 380.

wally
December 28, 2007, 11:43 PM
How do you like the Witness?

I saw it once and was skeptical about the reliability/accuracy.

I actually have 2 of them, an all steel and a poly both in .40. Very accurate, built very well, and fun to shoot. They're built just like the CZs with the slide in frame design and I wouldn't hesitate buying another. Had both at the range yesterday and no malfunctions with 4 boxes of CCI aluminum...

Large frame or small frame Witness? The large frame mags will not fit in a CZ75 and are long enough to fit 10mm, .45ACP, or .38Super rounds. The small frame guns will not take .45ACP, 10mm, or .38Super conversion kits and CZ75 mags will fit the well but may not lock in.

I've had nothing but trouble with .40S&W and 9mm Large frame Witness pistols. Accuracy is very good, but the short rounds in the large mags lead to way too many feed failures as they slop around under recoil -- the strongest magazine springs I could get from Wolff reduced the frequency of the problem but didn't cure it. I find Wolf and CCI aluminum blazer works best because the steel and aluminum cases have more friction than brass which helps the rounds stay in proper feed position.

The S&W Sigma has a $50 rebate and two free magazines offer from S&W through Jan 31th 2008. IMHO for under $300 for a new gun its hard to do better and easy to do worse than the Sigma.

You might get lucky and find a good used gun.

--wally.

mrcpu
December 28, 2007, 11:49 PM
A CD at 4% until I had 300 more and could get something fun...

Lots of used stuff out there.

cookekdjr
December 28, 2007, 11:55 PM
Used S&W j-frame
Makarov
CZ82
Browning Buckmark
Ruger Single Six
Used S&W 65 or 686 trade-in

ArchAngelCD
December 29, 2007, 12:00 AM
I bought a really nice Ruger Mark II for under $300 a while back. It's a blast to shoot and you can plink away all day long for less than $10 in ammo. I also have a S&W M22A that's part of a special run that came with a 7" Fluted Bull Barrel and a Fiber Optic front sight. Both are a lot of fun to shoot.

Here is the S&W M22A:

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o26/ArchAngelCD/DSCN2058.jpg

biscuitninja
December 29, 2007, 12:25 AM
For me? I'm a Cruffler! So i'd get a Mosin Nagat 91/30, M44 and enough ammo to keep me happy for YEARS. OR i'd get a nice updated CZ52 put on some nice grips, fix the firing pin and get enough ammo to have my fingers hurt for weeks!

Anyways good luck
-bix

4v50 Gary
December 29, 2007, 12:26 AM
$300? Not much. :(

highorder
December 29, 2007, 12:31 AM
I'd look into a Douglas .358 barrel for that Turk action I have sitting on my desk...

Kymasabe
December 29, 2007, 01:25 AM
Easy answer...another Stoeger Cougar 9mm...AWESOME gun.

NGIB
December 29, 2007, 08:58 AM
Both of my Witness pistols are the small frame version (full-size, smaller magazine well). I've put about 2000 rounds through the pair and I think I've had 2 FTFs - both after shooting quite a bit and the pistols already a bit dirty. I shoot a lot of CCI aluminum (as it's cheap) and these are very accurate and reliable...

magnumcarry
December 29, 2007, 09:29 AM
Two Hi-Points with ammo.

Pilot
December 29, 2007, 09:47 AM
CZ-82
Police trade in Sig P-6 (P225)
Used or NIB old stock Ruger MK II (I don't like the MKIII's)
Police trade in Glock
Bulgarian Makarov

Right now the CZ-82 and the Sig P6 are the best deal going.

DAdams
December 29, 2007, 09:59 AM
A NIB S&W 642 or 442. A preowned for sure.

Under $300....

BERSA Thunder or BERSA CC. in .380.

cookekdjr
December 29, 2007, 10:38 AM
I did not mention rifles earlier since we're in the handgun section. But I'd definitely look into a CZ 452 or other high quality/low price 22lr long gun. I'd also consider a good 22lr in semi-auto.
-David

PakWaan
December 29, 2007, 11:47 AM
+1 on the Kel-tec P-3AT.

I carry my subcompact 1911 most of the time now, but that tiny little 380 disappears in even the smallest pockets, and it would be a great backup gun or primary for the times when there is no way to carry anything else.

Z71
December 29, 2007, 12:42 PM
Not too long back, a year or so, I bought a surplus Ballester Molina .45acp pistol. Cost me $260

You know, that gun is as good as any .45 auto I've ever owned. Shoots great, and accurate.

wally
December 29, 2007, 05:20 PM
Both of my Witness pistols are the small frame version (full-size, smaller magazine well). I've put about 2000 rounds through the pair and I think I've had 2 FTFs - both after shooting quite a bit and the pistols already a bit dirty. I shoot a lot of CCI aluminum (as it's cheap) and these are very accurate and reliable...

I'd have bet on that. Its the large frame witness in 9mm and .40S&W that are very iffy. The .45ACP, 10mm, & .38Super are generally as you describe, although I had to squeeze in the feed lips on my 10mm mags as they were too wide and couldn't hold the rounds in place with full power loads.

Got to be careful when recommending a Witness -- too many variations and mags that work for some are nearly impossible to find. In 9 or .40 stick with the CZ IMHO. I believe the small frame EAA guns have been discontinued recently.

--wally.

lee n. field
December 29, 2007, 05:53 PM
What would you get with $300 and where would you get it?

Three hundred bucks? I personally would be looking for a used Ruger SP101 in .357, or spend whatever extra it takes over the specified $300 to get the same thing new.

DMK
December 29, 2007, 06:34 PM
A CZ-82 and about 6 boxes of ammo at aimsurplus.com+3 or 4 (lost count)

The CZ-82 is one of the best deals going right now. I love how mine shoots and the polygon barrel cleans up very easily. It's a fine gun with great sights (same sights that are on the current production CZ75). Good sights are a rarity on C&R guns.

knicks118
December 29, 2007, 06:49 PM
You know, the CZ82 does seem like a great deal.
The Makarov ammo is a negative but not a big deal.

I think I will either go with the CZ or a Keltec P3AT.

Thanks.

knicks118
December 29, 2007, 06:53 PM
Does any have experience with a FEG PA-63?

jahwarrior
December 29, 2007, 07:57 PM
i know what i'd get: a mossberg 500 tactical cruser! so i'm picking mine up this friday. yay!

EMT40SW
December 29, 2007, 09:00 PM
I would either get a Glock 22 from here:
http://www.jgsales.com/product_info.php/p/glock-22-40s-w-pistol-very-good-condition-/products_id/1477
$330 + your FFL fee usually $30-50
orA Mossberg 930 (semi-auto) 12 gauge with the 18 1/2" and 28" barrel for $425 + your FFL fee
http://www.rrarms.com/catalog.php?prod=G85325

or a A Mossberg 500 (pump action) 12 gauge with the 18 1/2" and 28" barrel for $257 + your FFL fee
http://www.rrarms.com/catalog.php?prod=G54169
both can be had in wood or synthetic stocks

All 3 are great defensive guns, good luck!

boalex207
December 29, 2007, 10:42 PM
The Ruger is a good deal BUT it's too damn ugly/bulky

Ruger=Ugly and RELIABLE


"Poor sap, his gun malfunctioned and the BG got him. But boy, what a pretty gun it was." :rolleyes:

sharpetop
December 29, 2007, 11:51 PM
I found a like new CZ 75BD for $300 and a Sig 229 for $320 recently. The Sig came from my son-in-laws police department when they went to Glock. It only had 500-600 rounds fired through it.

gallo
December 30, 2007, 12:22 AM
Get as Remington 870 or Mossberg shotgun. Buds GunShop has loads of pistols and revolvers under $300.

This baby is $294 and I bet a lot of fun to shoot.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/imagecache/95549.jpg

DDM
December 30, 2007, 12:41 AM
Who is CDNN? Link please?

boalex207
December 30, 2007, 12:49 AM
CDNN is a gun wholesaler in Abilene, Texas. Never seen anything bad about them on this forum. I ordered a gun from them yesterday.



http://www.cdnninvestments.com/

DDM
December 30, 2007, 01:03 AM
Thanks!

Edward Nigma
December 30, 2007, 01:22 AM
My local shop has brand new Ruger P95's on sale for $289. If I had some spare cash, I would not hesitate to grab one.

Pine Cone
December 30, 2007, 03:22 AM
Buckmark Stainless Camper w/ TruGlo front sight. I got one of these recently for about $300 with tax. Shoots great, better grip angle than the Ruger Mark II or III for my hands. Lots of fun to shoot and even though all ammo is going up in price 22 is still cheap to shoot.

With luck you could find a used Smith & Wessons in 38 Special or 357 Magnum sometimes show up at that price. J or K frame, maybe an older gun in blue...

ranger58
December 30, 2007, 10:44 AM
more ammo.:)

mgh
December 31, 2007, 08:02 AM
Used S&W Model 10, if you want something reliable and useful.
Beretta Bobcat in .22 cal, if you want something fun.
Or, just wander around a gun show until you see something that catches your eye. Impulse gun buys are a rush.

jon_in_wv
January 1, 2008, 12:40 AM
Don't listen to gun snobs. There are plenty of FINE weapons that can be had for under 300 bucks. If you don't have any of these I would highly recommend them.
Makarov
Bersa .380
FEG PJK-9HP
Star BM
Other Star or Firestar Pistols
CZ-82

I have all the above, except the Bersa and CZ. I can normally outshoot anyone I meet with any of them. ESPECIALLY the FEG. It is a really fine weapon. I bought it for $225. Beatiful Bluing. I fit it with a browning hammer and sear (free from a fine fellow at the hi-power forum) and a SIG rear sight. It shoots about 2 1/2 inches at 50 yards and has not given me even on FTF/FTE since I bought it. I even won a local competition with it. (And an informal shoot out at 50 yards with a guy who said nothing can beat a "wheelgun" He was wrong. )

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